What do Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Scott
Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Evan Lysacek, Michelle Kwan, and others have in
(1) They all competed—and won—the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. Next (or this) week, Boston proudly hosts the 2014 Championships; the winners go on to compete at next month’s Olympic Games in Russia!
(2) They all started as Learn-to-Skate beginners—something you and your family can also do—with the Bay State Skating School, a non-profit organization, one of the best Learn-to-Skate programs in the country.
Learning To Skate Is Easy and Fun
Learn-to-Skate is an excellent way for you and your child to acquire ice skating skills. Skating develops balance, coordination, and physical fitness.
Instructors offer encouragement and patience to each student so everyone can safely progress at their own level and enjoy the sport. Parent Yue Zhang, Quincy Shea rink, says, “My daughter likes learning new skills and says, ‘It’s so much fun I don’t want to stop!’”
Bay State Skating School Can Teach You How
Bay State Skating School offers structured Learn-to-Skate classes by professional instructors. From first-time-on-the-ice beginners to the more experienced, they welcome and encourage everyone to enjoy themselves while learning recreational, figure, or hockey skating skills. Classes are available for children 4 ½ years and up as well as adults.
Students are grouped by ability and a step-by-step progression of skills makes learning fun and easy. Once students master the beginning steps they can quickly move up to more advanced skills. Naomi Weitzman, age 7, Waltham rink, says, “Skating is fun, I can learn to go fast! I like skating with my friends—they also take lessons with Bay State.” Ice skating is a lifetime sport; once learned, you have it forever!
Classes are 25 minutes of instruction, with 25 minutes of supervised practice overseen by instructors. Bay State Skating School offers lessons at numerous Boston-area rinks: Brookline, Cambridge, Cleveland Circle, Medford, Newton/Brighton, Quincy, Somerville, South Boston, Waltham, West Roxbury, and Weymouth.
Bay State Skating School has been in operation for 45 years, and has taught more than 75,000 students the joy of skating. Co-Founder and Director Rosemary Cloran says, “Skate and feel great!”
Registration Is Now Open
Registration is now open for the winter session—all levels, all rinks.
What a great way to start the new year! Contact the Bay State Skating School today to sign up for lessons and lots of fun! Log onto their website at www.baystateskatingschool.org or call 781.890.8480.