RIVER BLADES SKATING SCHOOLOctober 6-December 15 (No Class 11/24 Happy Thanksgiving) Enrollment in a skating class ensures your skater a 30-minute lesson with an instructor and a 30-minute practice time in the designated practice area. Skaters should practice warming up and or reviewing what was taught in class. For every half hour lesson your skater should practice 30-60 minutes per week. Please keep in mind your practice may be before or after your lesson. Check your name tag for your exact practice and lesson time the first day of class.
In the event a student is unable to attend their regularly scheduled lesson time a make-up class is allowed if that particular class is offered. There will be no credit or refunds for absences. In any event, all make-up lessons must be made prior to the last day of the term enrollment.
CANCELLATION POLICY - River Blades Skating School requires a written notice of cancellation by the skater’s parent. Refunds will not be given after the 2nd week of classes. A 10 % surcharge will be charged for cancellations. The student named below and their parents or guardian agree that RIVER BLADES SKATING SCHOOL is not responsible for the loss or damage to any personal property or any injury or illness sustained during the activity or caused by any pre-existing condition.
I understand that it is beneficial and a safety precaution for my child to wear a helmet while taking the ice for a lesson or while practicing in the designated practice area. Helmets are strongly suggested and are required for Hockey & Learn to Skate Classes.I, the undersigned parent or legal guardians of the my child named below, authorize the instructors, coaches or employees of the River Blades Skating School & Hastings Civic Arena to consent to medical dental or surgical examination and/or treatment of the above named participant and, in the case of emergency authorize treatment or care at any hospital.I understand that my child skates in this class at my own risk and hereby release River Blades Skating School, ISI, the host facility and their officers, directors, instructors, and personnel from all liability. I declare the information above to be true and correct.CLASS REMINDERS Need Skates? Skates are available for rental for a minimal cost at the Hastings Civic Arena and is first-come first-serve. Hockey skates are not recommended for beginner skaters because a skate with a flatter blade and a toe pick are much easier to balance on when learning basic skating skills.
Where can I purchase skates? Westwood Sports in Apple Valley, Stillwater Ice Arena has a skate shop that sells figure skates and recreational skates. Call for a fitting appointment at 651-430-2601.
Professional Skate Sharpening for figure skaters is available by a local blades sharpening professional. Fred Bartick in Bloomington - must make an appointment (952) 884-5345.
Please arrive at the arena 15-30 minutes before your scheduled class and pick up your name tag on arrival at the skate school desk. Your name tag will have a lesson time and a practice time written on it. Keep in mind your practice time may be before or after your lesson. All name tags are color coded and your teacher will have a corresponding colored name tag and color board hanging on the boards in the class area so you’re able to find your class. Please return the name tags to the front table if the teacher was unable to collect name tags after class.
Use designated locker rooms to put your skates on-we are not allowed to put skates on in the lobby.
CLOTHING - Helmets are highly recommended for everyone who steps on the ice for Learn to Skate Classes & Hockey Classes-No Sticks or pucks are used for Mini-Mites classes. Bulky equipment is not recommended for Mini-Mite Class. Your skater must be able to move freely sweatpants or Lycra is recommended. Gloves or Mittens required no jeans please.NEW POLICY - No Parents or siblings allowed to skate in class or the practice area due toliability reasons. No shoes are allowed on the ice at any time. Skaters your practice time should be spent on what you were taught in class.SKATER EVALUATION - All skaters will be evaluated the last day of class. Please attend your last class to receive your evaluation form. Attendance at every class is important for your skaters progression.UPCOMING EVENTS AT RIVER BLADES GLO-SKATE Friday Oct 26 from 7:00-9:00 pm.
Skate with Santa at the Hastings Arena 12/15 from 7:00-8:00 pm.
River Blades Skaters perform 6-7 pm