Skylands Skating Academy

From beginners of all ages to advanced levels of singles, pairs, dance and synchronized skating, Skylands Skating Academy has something for the skater in all of us

What You Need to Know

Skates: You can invest in a pair of skates anytime.  Skylands own pro shop also has skates and skating accessories such as blade covers, skate guards, and clothing available for purchase.  They also provide skate sharpening service.  Skylands Ice World has skates available for rent.  Regardless of whether you rent or purchase your skates, there are important  tips to keep in mind.  Rental skates should be the same size as your shoes or one size smaller.  When tying skates be sure to start with the toes and work up through the bottom hooks and/or eyes.  Lace skates looser as you progress  to the top hooks to allow enough circulation and appropriate ankle flexibility.  As skaters progess into more advanced levels, custom boots and blades can be ordered through skating manufacturers.  Some reputable names of skate manufacturers include Jackson, Harlick, Riedell, SP-Teri Co, etc.

Helmets are Mandatory: Hats and safety-approved helmets are necessary. Hockey helmet recommended (bike or ski helmet will also do).

Dress in comfortable & warm layers: In general, skaters should wear clothing suitable for activity and that allows for a full range of movement. Suitable skating clothing for girls include tights, leggings, exercise/yoga pants, long sleeved tops, turtlenecks or fitted sweaters, fitted fleece or warm-up jackets. Figure skating dresses and skirts are not necessary at this stage but are of course considered suitable clothing. Suitable skating clothing for boys include track pants, gym pants (provided they are not baggy or loose), sweatshirts, sweaters, fleece jackets or warm-up jackets. Gloves or mittens are strongly recommended. Clothing not suitable for class include jeans, any clothing with loose or baggy pieces, large pieces of jewelery. Clothing with offensive slogans or pictures will not be permitted.

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Other Information

Skate & Helmet Rentals: Skylands Ice World has a wide selection of skates and helmets available for rental purchase. Single-use rentals are available and cost $4.00 per rental. We also offer both skate and helmet rental discount cards. Please visit our customer service desk to purchase rentals and/or discount cards.

Family Discounts: We offer a discount to families with multiple participants. Pay the full price of program registration for the first participant and we’ll give you 10% off each additional family member who registers along with you. Our customer service team at the front desk will be happy to assist you with our family discount plan.

US Figure Skating Membership: In addition to the program fee, there is a $15 fee charge for the mandatory USFSA Basic Skills membership and program materials (books, badges, etc).

– No refunds or makeup classes unless classes are canceled by Skylands Ice World or for unique and special circumstances up to the discretion of the Skylands Ice World Skating Department. Contact the Skating Director.

-Classes will be combined or schedules will be changed based on enrollment. Participants will be moved to another class with a different start time or skating level based upon enrollment and ability.

-Full payment is due at registration.

-Basic Skills Learn to Skate participants will receive a participant card which includes free admission for three public skating sessions at the time of your registration

Past Champions
2015 North Atlantic Regional Championships

Congratulations to Jaclyn Bozzetti for placing 5th in Intermediate Ladies Final Round!!!!

Juvenile Ladies QR – 18th : Sophia Giralt

Intermediate Ladies QR – 2nd : Jaclyn Bozzetti

Intermediate Ladies QR – 9th : Madison Roberts

Sr Ladies – 10th : Shannon Tarelton

Preliminary Ladies GR A – 2nd : Maliah Utley

Preliminary Ladies GR B – 2nd : Lana Utley

No – Test Ladies GR A – 4th : Natalia Rusin

2015 Reflections Synchro Invitational – Hershey, PA

New Jersey Black Diamonds Beginner 2 Team 1st Place!

New Jersey Black Diamonds Beginner 1 Team purple 2nd Place!

New Jersey Black Diamonds Beginner 1 Team 3rd Place!

 

2014 Eastern Figure Skating Championships

Congratulations to Jaclyn Bozzetti and Steven Rossi for placing 3rd at the 2014 Eastern Figure Skating Championships in JAshburn, VA, and qualifying for the 2014 National Championships in Boston, MA!