Skating Academy

Our Philosophy

The Skating Academy develops the complete skater by training Technique, Artistry and Athleticism.  We offer group-format On Ice classes in Jumps, Spins and Skating Skills, as well as Off-Ice Classes in Dance, Strength & Conditioning (S&C) and Off Ice Jump Training.

No matter your level, our classes provide a competitive and fun environment for skaters to learn and grow.

Note: All Academy skaters are required to pass Pre-Academy 1 & 2 (or comparable courses) to participate in on-ice Academy classes.

Session 5 begins September 3rd- 7th and ends October 21st-26th. 

Students may register anytime between Weeks 1-6 for the remainder of the 8 week session (breaks down to $18.75 per class).  Drop-ins are $25 per class if there is space available in the class.   Weeks 7 & 8 are drop-in only if skater is not pre-registered. 

Cost per class if registered for session - $18.75 class
Drop in rate - $25 per class

Online enrollment will automatically pro-rate.   Last two weeks are drop in only if not already pre-enrolled.

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Make-up Policy: Academy skaters are allowed TWO make up classes per session by contacting our Program Office at greatparkiceinfo@therinks.com.  Make ups must be scheduled in advance. Any class at the same level can be done for a makeup.  (For example, a makeup for Bridge Jumps can be Bridge Spins.)

Class Schedule & Instructor Assignments

Classes begins Tues, Sept 3rd

Mondays 6:30-7:00am
Skating Skills 1-3 - Deividas Stangunias

Mondays 4:00-4:30pm
Jump 1/2 - Jessica Calalang
Jump 3 - Brian Johnson
Jump 4-8 - Robin Szolkowy

Mondays 4:30-5:00pm
Spin 1 - Brian Johnson
Spin 2 - Jessica Calalang
Spin 3-5 - Robin Szolkowy

Wednesday 3:10-3:40pm
Skating Skills 1-3 - Christine Fowler Binder - start 9/25

Wednesdays 5:10-5:40pm
Jump 1 - Brian Johnson
Jump 2/3 - Jacqie Shaffer

Wednesdays 5:40-6:10pm
Spin 1 - Jacqie Shaffer
Spin 2/3 - Brian Johnson

Fridays 3:00-3:30pm
Skating Skills 2&3 - Kelly & Junichi Takemura

Fridays 3:30-4:00pm
Artistry 1-3 - varies
9/13 - Tara Baldoz

Fridays 4:10-4:30pm
(20 min class – $120)
Skating Skills 1 - Jessica Calalang

Saturdays 9:00-9:30am
Skating Skills 1-3 - Christine Fowler Binder & Deividas Stangunias

Saturdays 9:35-10:05am
Jump 1 - Ellie Kawamura
Jump 2 - Jacqie Shaffer
Jump 3 - Garnet Fioralisi
Jump 4 - Todd Eldredge
Jump 5 - Junichi Takemura

Saturdays 10:10-10:40am
Spin 1 - Junichi Takemura
Spin 2 - Jacqie Shaffer
Spin 3 - Todd Eldredge & Garnet Fiordalisi
Spin 4/5 - Ellie Kawamura

 

Academy Class Levels

Jumps 1

  • Waltz Jump
  • Salchow
  • Toe Loop

Jumps 2

  • Loop
  • Flip
  • Lutz

Jumps 3

  • Axel Intro
  • Single Combinations

Spin 1

  • Upright forward & backward spin
  • Sit spin

Spin 2

  • Camel
  • Layback
  • Combination
  • Change foot spins

Spin 3

  • Change foot combination
  • Flying entry
  • Difficult variations

Skating Skills 1 & AOI 1

  • Foundations of power & edge

Jumps 4

  • Axel mastery
  • Double salchow
  • Double toe loop

Jumps 5

  • Double loop
  • Double flip
  • Double lutz

Jumps 6

  • Double axel
  • Double combinations

Spin 4

  • Difficult flying entry
  • Mastery of difficult variations

Skating Skills 2 & AOI 2

  • Edge & turn technique

Jumps 7

  • Double axel mastery
  • Triple salchow
  • Triple toe loop

Jumps 8

  • Triple loop
  • Triple flip
  • Triple lutz

Spins 5

  • IJS Spins
  • Maximizing levels & GOEs

Skating Skills 3 & AOI 3

  • Edge mastery & power
  • Intermediate, novice, junior & senior Moves in the Field

Jumps 9

  • Instructor's discretion

Spins 6

  • Instructor's discretion

Skating Skills 4 & AOI 4

  • Instructor's discretion

Jumps 10

  • Instructor's discretion

Spins 7

  • Instructor's discretion

Skating Skills 5 & AOI 5

  • Instructor's discretion

 

 

More Information

For more information, contact:

Great Park Ice Program Registration Desk
greatparkiceinfo@therinks.com
949-774-1615

Great Park Ice Skating School Lead – Jacqie Shaffer
jshaffer@therinks.com

Great Park Ice Skating Manager – Michelle Lauerman
mlauerman@therinks.com

The Rinks Figure Skating Director – Alex Chang
achang@therinks.com