You may still register for Session IV which began on Sunday February 16. To receive a pro-rated registration fee, please visit the arena skate rental desk or call 603-535-2SK8.
Plymouth State Skating Academy
PSSA proudly participates in the United States Figure Skating (USFS) Learn-to-Skate Basic Skills Program offering group lessons in figure skating and beginner hockey skills for participants ages 3 years old through adult.
February 16, 2014 is the start of Session IV and will run for 6 weeks. Skaters will primarily be preparing for the annual spring recital but will also work on skill development.
February 23 there is no lessons due to NH vacation week.
March 2 groups will begin working on their show routines.
March 30 is our Annual Spring Recital free to family, friends, and the general public. This is a great time for a new skater to visit and see what our program is all about.
The arena will close on May 4 reopening for skating the first week of July. PSSA group lessons will resume at that time.
$80.00/6 week session*
$10.00 discount for multiple skaters registering from one household. **
*Cost includes USFS membership, a Basic Skills Record Book, achievement badges, and FREE rental skates for the registered skater.
** You must register in person to receive the family discount.
The ice surface is divided with the youngest beginners at the entrance end, more advanced skaters in the center section, and hockey skills at the Zamboni end beyond the safety barrier. Figure skaters will have a 30 minute group lesson and 30 minutes to practice; maximum group size of 10 skaters per coach. Additional staff assistance is available for the tot levels. Parent/s of Snowplow Sam skaters may join their skater on the ice during practice time; skate rentals not included for parent/s.
Hockey 1-4: The basic skills hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. Skaters will learn how to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. Skaters will need to have a certified hockey helmet with face shield to participate.
Snowplow Sam 1-3, Ages 3-6: The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool age skater develop the primary coordination and strength needed for skating. Elements included in the level are falling correctly, standing up, stopping, skating forward and the ever favorite swizzles. Helmets are highly encouraged for all Snowplow Sam skaters (hockey, bike or ski helmets are sufficient).
Basic Skills 1-8, Ages 7 & up: Basics 1-8 begin to teach the fundamentals of the sport, such as forward and backwards skating, three turns, mohawks, edges, and crossovers. Levels 4-8 begin to incorporate beginner jumps and spins. Helmets are highly encouraged.
Freestyle 1-6: Freestyle levels 1-8 are divided into four sections: moves in the field, spins, dance/footwork sequence and jumps. The Free Skate levels are designed to give skaters a strong foundation on which to build their skills. This is the point where the skater can choose whether to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to the sport of figure skating.
Adult 1-6: The Adult curriculum is designed for the beginner adult skater. It will promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques. Divided into six levels, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated. This is an exciting new program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle. Helmets are encouraged.
All PSSA registered members are eligible to participate in any USFS Basic Skills competition across the nation. Several competitions are available locally each year and more throughout New England. If you skater is interested in learning more about this option, please contact the PSSA skating director, Nicole Cochrane, for more details.