Spring 2021 Learn to Skate Semester

Spring 2021 Learn to Skate Semester

Our Spring 2021 Learn to Skate semester is now open for registration! Social distancing, face coverings, and capacity guidelines are in place, along with additional protocols outlined below. Reference our COVID-19 Health and Safety page, as well as our Session Protocols page for more info.

Make sure you review the contents of this page carefully before registering! 

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Click the button below to register through the Greensboro Ice Hub!

Dates and Schedule

Our Spring 2021 semester will last 8 weeks, and will be offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Skaters will register for the entire semester, and attend one class per week on their registered day.

Makeup Class Policy: Students can utilize two makeup class opportunities. In the event that a student is unable to attend class, they may attend the alternate class day to make up their lesson.

Tuesday (5:45-6:45)
First Class Day: March 16th
Last Class Day: May 5th

Saturday (10:45 – 11:45am)
First Class Day: March 20th
Last Class Day: May 8th

PLEASE NOTEParents, guardians and caregivers, will not be permitted to enter the building for the duration of the semester.
For graduation week only (Week 8), skaters will be allowed to bring up to two (2) parents/spectators to observe their final class and graduation ceremony. More information about graduation week will be provided after the start of the semester.

Semester Tuition

Full tuition: $135

Sibling Discounts: Parents enrolling more than one child receive a $10 Sibling discount on every child after their first.

**Please note: Enrollment for this semester does not include a Public Skate pass. Class times include a 30 minute lesson, followed by 30 minutes of optional independent practice time.

Credit/Refund Policy: In the event that classes are postponed or cancelled for any reason, skaters will be credited for the number of classes remaining in the semester. These credits can be applied towards future Learn to Skate semesters.
 If you need to apply credits from a previous semester, please email the admin team at gsoicehouse@gmail.com.

Class Structure

30 minute lessons will be conducted in small groups, comprised of skaters in the same class level. Coaches will float among students in their level to provide instruction. Coaches will maintain social distancing protocols between participants, and between participants and themselves.

Participants may utilize the remaining 30 minutes following lesson time as independent practice, provided they are able to skate independently and without assistance. They are not required to stay for this time. If a coach or staff member determines that a participant is unable to skate without assistance during the practice time, this benefit will be revoked.

Snowplow (Ages 4 – 5)

This class teaches basic skating skills to help young skaters become comfortable on the ice.
Snowplow 1 is not being offered this semester.

Note: This class level is neither figure nor hockey skating, and focuses on general skills. All skaters will be given figure skates for the duration of the semester.

Hockey (Ages 6 – 14)

This class teaches basic hockey skating skills, beginning at entry-level skaters.

Note: Skaters are not required to provide or wear any ice hockey gear. They will not be given any gear.
We are not offering any Adult Hockey classes this semester.

Basic (Ages 6 – 14)

This class teaches basic figure skating skills, beginning at entry-level skaters.

Adult (Ages 15+)

This class teaches basic skating skills, beginning at entry-level skaters. This class is offered to anyone 15 and up- there is no limit!

Freeskate (Ages 6+)

After completing the Basic or Adult skills track, skaters will move to Pre-Freeskate, and then to Freeskate 1-6. This teaches more advanced figure skating skills.

Check-in / Rink Protocol

All participants will enter the facility through the main/front door entrance, wearing a face covering over the mouth and nose. Skaters may enter the building up to 25 minutes prior to the start of classes, wearing their face masks.  

Participants must pass a health screening and temperature check (wearing their face mask/covering) in order  to be admitted into the building. We encourage you to arrive early to allow time for your health screening and temperature check prior to the start of classes.

Masks must remain on at all times, both on and off the ice.

Staff and coaches will help choose the correct pair of rental skates for students, as well as tie/untie skates for those needing assistance. Skaters may sit on the benches around the rink and party booths, but the Eatery is currently closed.

Skaters must exit the building 5-10 minutes following their ice time. 

All participants will exit through the Emergency doors located near the hockey Pro-Shop.
Parents, guardians, siblings and caregivers must be ready to pick up participants immediately following classes. If a skater is ready to leave early, staff will contact them using the provided phone number, and a parent must pick them up.

Please be on time for pick-up! 
The Greensboro Ice House is unable to provide supervision once classes and/or practice ice time concludes and the main building is closed to guests. Don’t leave skaters waiting!

Parents and Guardians

Due to capacity restrictions, and cleaning and disinfecting parameters, parents, guardians, siblings, and caregivers are NOT permitted inside the building for the duration of the semester.

Parents, guardians, siblings and caregivers may watch classes via LiveBarn, the live streaming video system. Use promo code 4da5-ed17 to receive 10% off your subscription. Note: LiveBarn camera coverage is limited to the ice surface and does not cover off-ice areas of the facility.

Graduation Week:  
Our final week of classes is graduation week! New this semester, parents will be welcomed to enter the building and observe the skaters’ final class and graduation ceremony. Skaters are permitted two spectators each. Enrolled students will receive more information about graduation week after the start of the semester.

Click the button below to register for your semester through the Ice Hub.
If you have trouble registering, please visit our Ice Hub User Guide
Class space is limited. DON’T WAIT TO REGISTER!

Frequently Asked Questions

Please email our skating director at niceskate18@gmail.com or our admin team at gsoicehouse@gmail.com with additional questions or concerns.

Returning Skaters who are unsure of their placement should enroll in the same level as the semester they last attended.

New Skaters must all enroll in Snowplow 1, Basic 1, or Hockey 1, or Adult 1 (according to their age).

Coaches will briefly evaluate all skaters early in the semester to determine if their class placement is correct. Many returning skaters will need this re-evaluation after spending so long away from the ice.

Due to capacity restrictions and cleaning and disinfecting parameters, parents, guardians, siblings and caregivers are not permitted inside the building. 

Staff and coaches will be on hand to help any skaters needing assistance tying and/or removing skates. 

Parents, guardians, siblings and caregivers may watch classes via LiveBarn, our live streaming video system. Use promo code 4da5-ed17 to receive 10% off your subscription.

Parents, guardians, siblings and caregivers may enter the ice to use the restroom, following a health screen and temperature check, while wearing a face covering over nose and mouth. Guests must immediately exit the building following restroom use; no loitering – you will be asked to leave.

Participants interested in purchasing skates should email Skate Director Nicole at niceskate18@gmail.com to set up a skate fitting appointment.

Skates range from $105 to $260 and typically arrive within approximately 7 days. Learn to Skate students receive a 10% discount, the rink pays shipping, and the first skate sharpen and heat mold are free.

Our Figure Pro Shop sells skate guards! Please email gsoicehouse@gmail.com for assistance purchasing skate guards, or inquire at the check-in desk.

Your credit status depends on your make-up attendance, class level, and other factors. Please email our admin team at gsoicehouse@gmail.com for further details.

Skaters will have their temperature taken using an infrared thermometer at their forehead or wrist. 

  • Temperatures between 99.4 and 100.3 will require a second check. If the second check is between this range or higher, they are ineligible for class that day. 
  • Any reading over 100.4 is an automatic no-go for class that day. Anyone showing signs of illness are asked to stay home.

Students will then be asked three mandatory screening questions:

  1. Have you recently traveled to an area (outside of the USA) with a known spread of COVID-19?
  2. Have you come in close contact (within 6ft) with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days?
  3. Do you have symptoms of lower respiratory illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?

If the answer to any of these is yes, students will be asked to exit the building, and wait 14 days before attending class. This screening happens before every Learn to Skate class, and the questions must be answered honestly each time.

Skaters may not enter the building if they have been in contact with an individual with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days. Test results do not exempt students from this policy. Skaters entering the building confirm that they have not had contact during their check-in screening.

Students will be able to make up this missed class without consequence. If you have questions, please email our Skate Director Nicole.

Skaters are all asked at check in if they have experienced any symptoms  of a upper respiratory illness, if they’ve been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, or if they’ve traveled outside the country.

If they answer any of these with yes, the skater will not be permitted to participate in classes for 14 days. 

There will be no penalty for missing these classes, and skaters will be able to make them up in future weeks. Please consider the safety of your or your skater, as well as the safety of all Learn to Skate students, coaches, and staff.