Pre-bridge is for skaters who have not yet passed learn to skate level 5. It is a 30 minute class fully supervised by the Coach from entering to leaving the ice. Pre-bridge class is to teach basic skills to skaters in a group setting at a pace comfortable for the group. In addition to skating skills, other items such as safety and ice etiquette will be taught. Participants must be either be a basic skills member or club member.
The Bridge program is for skaters who have passed their basic skills 5 or 6 and wish to transition through the USFS Freeskate badges and into the Club. The role of the bridge program is to teach skating skills at a faster pace in a group lesson and to introduce the skaters and parents to the benefits of club membership. Participants will be a club member or a current basic skills member (basic skills members must provide a current USFS card confirming their membership). The skaters get a 30 minute lesson and 30 minutes to practice
In addition to skating skills other items of necessity will be broached such as: proper stretching techniques, warm up and cool downs, stroking, ice etiquette and most importantly ice safety.