Learn to Skate USA

March Skating Madness- Free Skating Clinic Event

THANK YOU to the Middletown Sports Complex and Learn-to-Skate coaches as well as my skating friends who came out to help me lead an Open House Free Skating Clinic event on March 31. I'm especially thankful to the rink for donating the one-hour free ice time and skate rentals and to my colleagues and peers who sacrificed their time to teach and perform at my event during the Easter holiday weekend. It is through your generosity and support that we helped bring our community together and brightened a child's day by teaching something new and positive and fun.  It truly is rewarding to see skating bring so many smiles and much laughter to everyone and all enjoyed a safe and fun-filled day at the rink.  I was pleasantly surprised to see many families come out and participate in the free skating festivities because it was not only Easter holiday but also the weather was a balmy 55 degrees after we just got battered with four nor'easters in three weeks, and another winter storm forecasted to hit us tomorrow!


Remember to spread the word and let everyone know "IT'S GREAT TO SKATE!"
and it's never too late!!!
 

I couldn't have pulled off such a successful open house skating event without the help and support of Middletown Skating Academy Director, Christy Callas (center) & Ass't Skating Director, Sage Chermin (left).

I couldn't have pulled off such a successful open house skating event without the help and support of Middletown Skating Academy Director, Christy Callas (center) & Ass't Skating Director, Sage Chermin (left).

Is My Child In the Right Program and Class?

Wow, time sure flies by quickly as I can't believe 7 weeks have already passed and it's the start of another new Learn-To-Skate session.  I'm excited to meet my new students and of course, have my old students back. This time around will be especially challenging because I have to teach three different classes at the same time!  However, it will all work out because my advanced students can demonstrate skills to the younger kids which helps them better learn from their peers. My older students also get to show off and have more practice refining their skills.  As we start our new session in a couple of days, I already anticipate questions from parents and students about whether they signed up for the right class and whether they should stay back or jump ahead.  So let's review the Learn-To-Skate USA curriculum and the different programs and classes offered for all ages and skill levels.  

National Skating Month Celebration

Setting up registration table and putting together goodie bags filled with U.S. Figure Skating promotional items for all the skaters

Setting up registration table and putting together goodie bags filled with U.S. Figure Skating promotional items for all the skaters

THANK YOU to Garden State Skating Club (GSSC) and Howell Ice Arena for all your help and support in making my National Skating Month open house event so successful.  I want to especially thank the GSSC coaches and my amazing club member friends who took time out of their busy weekend schedule to come out and teach the free group lessons, perform their programs in the skating exhibition and help me when and wherever I needed them. We had a great turn out with more than 55 kids and adults participating.  There were many happy faces and much laughter and all enjoyed and had a great time on the ice. My event brought the community closer together as it was a great family bonding activity and many children made new friends.  People connected with each other because they all shared a common interest which was building confidence in learning to skate and developing fundamental skating skills.  I hope my event will encourage many to be physically active and adopt a more healthy lifestyle and active living. The event successfully increased local awareness and participation in the sport as families inquired about the rink's Learn-to-Skate program and also interested in joining our skating club.
Thank you all again!
http://usfigureskating.org/content/NSM.article.pdf
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For more information about my event, please go to My Events page.

We had such a great turn out and everyone enjoyed a fun-filled skating day!

We had such a great turn out and everyone enjoyed a fun-filled skating day!