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LITTLE STARS - TOTS PROGRAM
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Discover, Learn and Play with Snowplow Sam!  The Snowplow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into four progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. These classes are designed to help children five and younger develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed. The ABCs are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all.

Includes a weekly 30-minute instructional class and public skating session. No skating experience is necessary. Tots must be comfortable leave parent/caregiver during class time.

2016-17 Skating School Brochure (pdf)

Little Stars (Classes: Tuesday - 1:30 - 2:00 PM, Wednesday - 6:30 p.m., Thursday - 1:30 p.m., Saturday - 12:30 p.m.)
Tots: 3- 5 years of age
Learn to Skate USA Skill levels: Snowplow Sam 1, 2, 3, 4 & Tot Basic 1
(Previously Tot 1, 2, 3, 4 & Tot Pre-Alpha)

Class Structure
  • 30 minute instructional class
  • Skate rental included
  • Public Skating Session at class time included for practicing skating skills and FUN
Little Stars & Big Pals (Class: Tuesday 1:30 p.m.) 
Tots: 3 - 5 years of age + an adult pal! 
Learn to Skate USA Skill levels: Snowplow Sam 1, 2, 3, 4 & Tot Basic 1

Offered to tots and a parent or guardian who want to learn the basics of skating together in a fun atmosphere. Includes a weekly 30-minute instructional class and public skating session. No skating experience is necessary for tots; adults should have basic skating ability.

Please Note: Classes have a limited number of spaces and tend to fill-up prior to the first day of classes. Please register early to ensure a spot for your skater(s).

To register for classes please call 412.397.4454 to be connected to the customer service desk to register over the phone with a credit card. Registration in person is available at the front desk at ISC.

2016-17 Little Stars Schedule & Fees

Back to School
Tuesday

Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 11, 18
7 weeks - $124 Little Stars              $134 Little Stars & Big Pals (includes 1 adult skater & 1 child)

Wednesday
Sept 7, 14, 12, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
8 weeks - $140

Thursday
Sept 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct 6, 13, 20
7 weeks - $124

Saturday
Sept 10, 17*, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
* Change of Time: 9/17: Level 1: 11:40 PM & Level 2: 11:00 AM; No Class Sept 24
7 weeks - $124   

Fall
Tuesday
* No Class Nov. 22
Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15*, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20
8 weeks - $140 Little Stars           
$150 - Little Stars & Big Pals (includes 1 adult skater & 1 child) 

Wednesday – 8 weeks
Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21
8 weeks - $140   

Thursday * No Class Nov. 24
Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22
8 weeks - $140

Saturday – 5 weeks * No Class Nov. 26 or Dec. 3
Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 10, 17
5 weeks - $90

Winter
Tuesday

Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
8 weeks - $140 Little Stars           $150 - Little Stars & Big Pals (includes 1 adult skater & 1 child) 

Wednesday
Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 24
8 weeks - $140

Thursday
Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
8 weeks - $140

Saturday* No Class Jan. 14
Jan 7*, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25. Mar 4
8 weeks - $140

Spring
Wednesday

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 17
8 weeks - $140

Tuesday* No Class April 4
Feb 28, Mar 6, 14, 21, 28*, Apr 11
6 weeks - $108 Little Stars   $118 - Little Stars & Big Pals (includes 1 adult skater & 1 child) 

Thursday* No Class April 6
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30*, Apr 13
8 weeks - $140

Saturday
Spring I: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1*
4 weeks - $70
* No Class Saturday, April 8, 15, 22
Spring II:
Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20
4 weeks - $70

Late Spring
Tuesday

Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6
7 weeks - $124 Little Stars              $134 - Little Stars & Big Pals (includes 1 adult skater & 1 child) 

Wednesday – 8 weeks
April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14
8 weeks - $140

Thursday
Apr 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 7
7 weeks - $124

Saturday – 4 weeks  *No Class May 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
4 weeks - $70

Summer
Wednesday

June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26
6 weeks - $108

Registration
To register for any of the Skating School programs including: Learn to Skate Level 1 & 2 and Little Stars programs you may go to our web site: www.rmuislandsports.org   
Click on "Register/Log-In"  Once you have created or logged into your account - search on activities to find the Skating School Schedule of Classes.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR CLASSES 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SESSION. 

Or you may contact the customer service desk by calling: 412.397.4454. If they are not with another customer, they will be able to take your call and register the skater(s) over the phone with a credit card. Full payment is due at time of registration. You may also register in person by going to the main desk at the Island Sports Center. 

*Learn to Skate USA Membership

Upon completion of a skater's first skill test (Snowplow Sam 1 or Basic 1) skaters must become become members of  the 2016-17 Learn to Skate USA Membership season in order to advance to the next skill test level in the Little Stars or Level 1 or Level 2 programs. 

Skaters my register at: https://www.learntoskateusa.com/signuphomepage/  and click on 'become a member'. Once you have completed the registration process you will be e-mailed a confirmation page with a confirmation number. We will need this number to enroll you in the Skating School programs.

Member Benefits
The Annual fee is $12 + $1.25 processing & handling fee ($13.25)
  • Be a member of the best skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating.
  • Gain great information to make sure your first glides on ice are successful ones.
  • Access full listings of where to sign up for skating classes.**
  • Receive a Welcome Packet in the mail
  • Receive secondary sport accident insurance
  • Participate in lessons, performances, competitions, and all activities associated with Learn to Skate USA.
This membership fee is valid through June 30, 2017.

Additional questions may be directed to Skating Director, Beth Sutton: 412.397.4469 or sutton@rmu.edu