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For questions relating to Learn to Skate contact our Learn to Skate Coordinator: Tanya Blanco
Welcome to the Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex which is the only full-service, NHL Size Ice rink on the Northwest side of Houston, Texas. The Aerodrome hosts two Learn to Skate Programs which are both under the umbrella of Learn to Skate USA. This page is dedicated to skaters who have an interest in learning the fundamentals of ice-skating and may wish to pursue figure skating or just learn moves for the enjoyment of skating. If you are interested in beginner hockey then we a have dedicated Learn to Skate Hockey Page HERE
About our Learn to Skate Program
The mission of Learn to Skate USA is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. The foundation of the program is based in fun, safe and solid skill progression that provides all skaters the necessary tools to reach their goal be it recreational or competitive. Learn to Skate USA is the only skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speed-Skating.
The progression of skill development allows skaters to more efficiently build and master fundamental skating skills so they will be successful with any ice skating sport they choose. All of the Instructors teaching classes for the Aerodrome have studied the course curriculum and have become certified Learn to Skate USA Instructors.
The Aerodrome does not have specific semesters so skaters can join the beginner classes at anytime. We understand that parents sometimes have a difficult time juggling the schedules of kids and work. Aerodrome use a online booking system called Mindbody Online. We ask you to make an account, buy group of credits, and then schedule your classes online. You may wish to participate in two classes per week. You may need to miss a week. Our programs allow for flexibility in scheduling. All you have to do is schedule or cancel your booked class up to three hours prior to your class time for your credit to automatically go back to your account ready to be used at another time.
10:45am - All Levels.
5:35pm -Snowplow Sam 1 -4, Basic Skills 1-3.
6:10pm-Basic Skills 4-6, Pre-Freeskate, Adults.
10:50am-Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic Skills 1-3.
12:30pm-Basic Skills 4-6, Pre-Freeskate, Adult.
WHAT LEVEL Should I REGISTER MY BEGINNER SKATER?
Beginners (ages 3-5) - Snowplow 1
Beginners (ages 6-8) - Basic 1 (6-8)
Beginners (ages 9-17) - Basic 1 (9-17)
Adult Beginners (18+) - Adults
2 PASS INTRODUCTORY OFFER $29.00
(First Time Customers Only)
(Expires 21 days after first session used)
As of August 10th 2017 our Learn to Skate package fees have increased. The new fees include Skate US Memberships.
1 Learn to Skate Pass $25.00
(Expires 6 months from Date of Purchase)
5 Session Learn to Skate Pass $125.00
(Package expires 2 months after first session used)
12 Session Learn to Skate Pass $270.00
(Package expires 4 months after first session used)
Thursday Morning Home-School Classes (45% Discount)
1 Learn to Skate Pass (Thursday AM) - NOT AVAILABLE
5 Learn to Skate Pass (Thursday AM) ONLY $68.75*
12 Learn to Skate Pass (Thursday AM) ONLY $121.50*
(*Package expiration dates are the same as the regular priced packages above)
AERODROME Learn To Skate BENEFITS
All Aerodrome Ice Rink Learn to Skate participants receive the following benefits:
Membership to LEARN TO SKATE USA.
Be a member of the best skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speed-skating.
(valued at $17.00 pa)
Gain great information to make sure your first glides on ice are successful ones.
Receive a Welcome Packet in the mail, which includes a subscription to Learn To Skate USA The Magazine.
Access to Aerodrome Learn to Skate Practice Ice.
$50 Discount on each Ice Show Registration.
(Spring Show & Nutcracker On Ice)
10% Discount on Aerodrome Pro-Shop Sales.
10% Discount on Aerodrome Birthday Party Bookings.
Reduced Price Public Session Fee of $6.00 ( Inc. Skate Rental).
Up to 35% Family Discount available on Learn to Skate (figure) registrations.
The Aerodrome is pleased to offer all Learn to Skate participants the opportunity to skate on one of our dedicated one hour Learn to Skate practice sessions. These sessions are usually scheduled either directly before, or after each Learn to Skate Class. They are ideal for skaters wanting to spend more time on the ice practicing their new skills! Unlike Public Sessions there is no loud music, or dimmed lighting. Many students use this time to take private lessons or just have fun with new friends.
All our skaters who are registered in our current Learn to Skate classes are invited to use our Learn to Skate practice ice. The fee is only $6.00 per person and includes skate rental.
Mom and Dad you can skate too - Bring along your family or friends and they can also skate this session with you.
Current Learn to Skate Practice Ice Times:
Thursday Evenings @ 4:30pm-5:30pm
Saturday Mornings @ 11:30 to 12:30pm
SKATE USA Curriculum
You must sign up for the class you wish to attend via the Mindbody online sign-up page at least 3 hours prior to the start time. You may also self cancel a class up to 3 hours prior to the class time. Cancellation within the 3 hour prior deadline will not be possible online and the pass credit will be forfeited.
In extenuating circumstances The Aerodrome will consider refunds due to the injury or illness if a copy of a doctors note is provided.
Requests with documentation should emailed to: Skating Director
Nutcracker - Ice Show
SHOW PERFORMANCES FOR ALL LEVELS
Our annual Nutcracker ice show is a Big Deal! Each year we close the rink, bring in lighting, on-ice seating, curtains, and some fantastic skating where memories are made! Each Learn to Skate participant is guaranteed to have a part the show no matter of age or ability. The crowd favorite is always the (snowplow group) beginners!
Show Date: December 16th 2017.
Rehearsals Begin: September 23rd.
Pricing and Registration info Soon
Aerodrome recommends that all beginner skaters try one of our Learn to Skate courses which are held during most weeks of the year. Group lessons offer excellent value for money and give the skater the opportunity to see if they like the sport before committing to private lessons!
The Aerodrome also offers private lessons to skaters either to supplement their Learn to Skate classes, or booked on an individual basis. All Aerodrome coaches are certified Learn to Skate USA instructors and skilled in teaching the foundations of ice skating. Many of our coaches are ex-competitive, national & international champions. Our most experienced coaches are accredited and are Rated/Ranked through the Professionals Skaters Association.
All of our coaches (18yrs +) have passed a background screening test, hold liability insurance and have received US SafeSport Coaching.
Coaches who give private lesson work as self employed contractors therefore set their professional rates. Private lesson fees do not include the cost of admission to The Aerodrome, Skate Rental or any of the benefits of being part of The Aerodrome Learn To Skate Program.
In general Learn to Skate US certified coached charge $32-$36.00 per 30 minute lesson, whereas an experienced PSA Rated coach may charge from $36.00- $48.00 per 30 minute lesson.
(depending on experience)
Contact your Private Lesson coach Directly or Email the Skating Director
If you are an experienced skater or are relocated from out of town, then please email Mark Poole (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an appointment to discuss your best options.
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Houston, TX 77070
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