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Coulee Learn to Skate

Be courageous and tenacious both on and off the ice.

Learn to Skate is Back!

Learn to Skate Classes will resume on July 11, 2021. Registration is now open via the Parent Portal.

We are excited to see all of our skaters back at the rink!

Future 2021 Session Dates

Sep 12, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021

Nov 7, 2021 - Dec 23, 2021

 

How to Register

Coulee Learn to Skate has a new Parent Portal! Through your parent portal, you will be able to register for membership, sign up for classes, manage your skater’s information, and see a log of all of your past and pending financial transactions.  

 

All skaters will need to first register and pay for a Learn to Skate Coulee Membership before registering for classes.

 

Questions can be emailed to info@couleelearntoskate.org.

Join The Program

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 Sunday and Thursday Nights at the Onalaska Omni Center, with the exception of April and May, which is at Green Island Ice Arena 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

We will now have two classes each week, which will be offered based on skating level (for questions on the correct session for your skater, email info@couleelearntoskate.org):

 

  • Sundays (3:45 - 5:00 pm) - Beginner through Basic 6

  • Thursday (7:00 - 8:00 pm) - Basic 5 through Preliminary Moves

Sunday Learn to Skate Class Structure:

**Sunday Learn to Skate Classes will have staggered start times. Skaters will receive an email a week before the first class date with their specific start times**

Lower Levels: Skaters will receive a group lesson for the first 30 minutes focusing on skill and technique. The last 15 minutes of the class will be interactive instructor lead games.

Higher Levels: Skaters will receive a group lesson for the last 30 minutes focusing on skill and technique. The first 15 minutes of their scheduled time will be spent as practice time, which can also be used for private lessons for all Learn to Skate levels.


Private Lessons: Private Lessons can supplement the group classes and are given on LTS Practice Ice or on select Contract Ice time. If you are interested in private lessons, please contact our LTS Director for additional information. Private lessons are not required to enroll in our LTS Classes.

Evaluations: Evaluations will be assessed during the last two weeks of each session with recommendations for re-registration levels.


Thursday Aspire Class Structure:

20 minutes - Instructor-led off-ice warm up
10 minutes - Time to get skates on.
15 minutes - On Ice Group Lesson Instruction
15 minutes - On-Ice Instructor-Led Practice Time

 

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. Skaters can register for membership in the Parent Portal under the Learn to Skate tab in Class Registration. 


SKATES

Hockey or figure skates are acceptable.

 

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.

Learn to Skate Membership Application

 

This is required for all skaters participating in our programs. Don't forget to register for the session you wish to participate in. 

Coulee Learn to Skate Program Membership is a NON-Full Club Membership

  • Skater must be enrolled in at least one Learn to Skate class during the membership year

  • $30 for first member

BENEFITS OF LEARN TO SKATE MEMBERSHIP

  • Eligibility to buy Club Ice and participate in group lessons from The Tri-State Toe Picks FSC

  • Opportunity to participate in US Figure Skating Learn to Skate approved competitions and performances

  • US Figure Skating’s Sports Accident Insurance Policy coverage

  • Official Learn to Skate USA Member Card

  • A membership year patch and LTS Record Book to track progress through lessons

  • Learn to Skate Edition of SKATING magazine

  • Eligibility to participate in The Tri-State Toe Picks FSC shows and exhibitions

Ineligible to test at US Figure Skating sponsored test sessions or non-Learn to Skate sanctioned events

1. Info Paragraph

2. Registration Link

3. Calendar

4. Membership Application Form

5. Link to Coaches page

6. Parent Resources: (L2S A-Z; Moving Beyond Group Lessons; USFS Links; L2S Blog Link)

7. L2S Director & Coordinator contact

LEARN TO SKATE MANAGER

Nicole Dooley

CER A Compliant Instructor Development​

info@couleelearntoskate.org

(608) 386-3602

INSTRUCTORS

All Tri-State Toe Picks Instructors are trained and registered with Learn to Skate USA.

Kristen Adams

Tia Bechard

Katie Bergman

Cami Buchmann

Katie Wales

Andrea Pieper

Nicole Rausch-Dooley

Cathy Richardson

Raynee Schuster

​Sabine Westermeyer

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