First time skaters will be learning basic balance, proper falling and getting up, beginning forward skating and two-foot glides. The Learn to Skate USA curriculum provides beginner skaters with a strong skating foundation.
Learn to Skate USA curriculum is based on a progressive system of skating skills. Students in levels 2 and 3 work on forward skating with momentum, beginning backward skating and stops. Level 4 introduces forward crossovers, edge glides basic turns and much more!
Boys learn skills together in a peer team building, dynamic structure. Jumping Jacks is designed to accelerate completion of the learn to skate USA curriculum through a consistent and progressive method of learning the fundamental skating skills all while fostering friendships and forming a club for boys who love to skate.
Pre-Hockey is intended for children who have not ice skated before and are enthusiastic about hockey. Kids will learn balance, basic forward and backward skating, glides, stops, turns and beginning crossovers. Classes meet for 25 minutes.
In a dynamic station training format, skaters develop the skills necessary to play ice hockey. Stick handling, passing, shooting, power skating and team play are introduced through exciting drills. Our coaches emphasize the importance of team skills and strong individual skating in the development of youth hockey players.
While encouraging skaters to accelerate their completion of the Learn to Skate USA curriculum, academy coaches motivate skaters to enhance the quality of their basic skating, giving them a strong foundation in fundamental pre-figure skating techniques.
The Excel Academy is a unique advanced group instructional figure skating program for skaters who are learning an axel or working on double jumps. Curriculum includes moves in the field, jump & spin technique, power skating, difficult entries, spin features and variations, advanced edge and steps.
Skaters who are already comfortable on their blades will improve technique, agility, and edge usage while learning combination foot work sequences integrating forward and backward crossovers and basic turns.
Whether your goal is to learn the Tango Romantica, land an axel, or glide across the ice with grace, you will find the inspiring setting of Central Park coupled with our committed coaches and the camaraderie of your fellow skating enthusiasts the ideal recipe to reaching your skating dreams.
Bring your practice outdoors in Central Park! Breathe, glide, meditate in the fresh air. Wollman Rink NYC brings a unique interpretation to ‘flow’ yoga. Class is modified for a wide variety of both skating and yoga practice levels. This gliding meditation is the perfect addition to your cross-training regimen.
Take in the spectacular skyline of Central Park South. Start your evening with a breath of fresh air at the end of the workday. Enjoy an off-ice warmup and open freestyle followed by a master edge class set to acoustic tunes.
Parents are invited to inquire about setting up an after-school skating lesson program exclusively for their child and school friends. POD classes can focus on basic skating skills, figure skating fundamentals, hockey skills or power skating (based on space availability).