Sessions at the Onalaska Omni Center are now open!
The Tri-State Toe Picks FSC runs a year-round Learn to Skate Program, Coulee Learn to Skate (CLTS). Class sessions are typically 6-8 weeks in length on Monday Nights at the Onalaska Omni Center, with the exception of April and May, which may move to Thursdays in La Crosse. We offer group classes according to the Learn to Skate USA Program which is a progressive method to teach the FUNdamentals of skating in an enjoyable and dynamic way. Our Learn to Skate Instructors are all members, accredited, background checked, and experienced instructors of the Learn to Skate USA Program. Our group classes are for all skaters that simply want to learn how to skate or improve their skating skills! Hockey, speed, and figure skaters welcomed!
Class Structure: The first 30 minutes of this class will be a skill and technique focused group lesson. The last 20 minutes of the class will be LTS Practice Ice time for skaters at the Basic 4 and above levels. For skaters in Basic 3 and below, the last 20 minutes of class will be interactive instructor lead games. This time can also be used for private lessons for all Learn to Skate levels. If you are interested in private lessons, please contact our Program Director for additional information. Private lessons are not required to enroll in our LTS Classes.
Cost: Classes are grouped into sessions, averaging about $15 per night for 6-8 weeks. Currently, a 6-week session would be $90.00. A Learn to Skate active membership is required to participate in group classes. Membership is $30 per year, July 1 - June 30. After the first night of classes, you will be sent an invoice via email that can be paid online by checking account or credit card.
Skates: Hockey or figure skates are acceptable. Skate rentals are available ONLY on the first night of the session for $3.00 – Cash only, please. After the first night of class, rentals need to be arranged with the LTS Director.
What to Wear: Comfortable, warm clothing – long pants, gloves or mittens, jackets; a helmet or other protective headgear if you wish; thin socks – high enough to cover the top of skating boots.
Evaluations: Evaluations will be assessed during the last two weeks of each session with recommendations for re-registration levels.
Private Lessons: Private Lessons can supplement the group classes and are given on LTS Practice Ice or Junior Club ice time. For information on coaches available for private lessons please contact our Program Director or your skaters class instructor.