minimites

Spring Semester:  4/23/17 – 6/25/17

**All Mini-Mites are eligible for a bonus of 30% off of a Hockey 1, 2 or 3 Skating Academy class during the Current Semester!**

Next Semester:  Coming Soon

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Download the Mini Mite Spring Form (April-June)

 

Mini-Mite FAQ

  • Q. My child has never skated before, what should we do?
    A: If the child is in between the ages of 3 & 5, they should start with Tot 1, which is all skating.
    If the child is 6 or over and wants to hockey skate, they should start with Hockey 1, which is all skating.
  • Q. Are skates provided?
    A:No, Mini-mites requires full gear. Rental skates are provided in lessons leading up to mini-mites.
  • Q. How do I register?
    A: Online registration will be available on a respective page on NYTEXSports.com or you can visit in person and sign up at the front desk.
  • Q. What should my child wear to class?
    A: Children are encouraged to wear a bike or hockey helmet if they are under 7. We also recommend warm clothes and gloves or mittens and socks.
  • Q. When can they join Mini-Mites?
    A: In order to join Mini-Mites, the skater should be able to perform the following skills at an above average level:
    TWO FOOT GLIDE: Must be performed for a distance at least equal to the skater’s height on two feet after taking only three steps.
    ONE FOOT GLIDE: Must be performed for a distance at least equal to the skater’s height after taking only three steps (must be performed on both the right and left foot).
    FWD SWIZZLES: Forward swizzles must be performed for a distance at least equal to the skater’s height in three in-and-out movements.
    BWD WIGGLES: Must be performed for a distance at least equal to the skater’s height in four zigzag movements.
    BWD SWIZZLES: A backward swizzle must be performed for a distance at least equal to the skater’s height with three in-and-out movements.
    If you take Skating Academy classes, your instructor will let you know when you should move on to Mini-Mites.
  • Do Mini-Mites wear full gear?
    A: Yes, Mini-Mites will wear full gear and use a stick. The first 30 minutes of each class is devoted to skating skills, and the second half is devoted to stick and puck skills.
  • Q. When are Mini-Mite semesters?
    A: Mini-Mites run every 8 weeks and follow the same semesters as Skating Academy.

Click here to download a PDF of the FAQ for easy access!

 

Additional questions?

Contact our Skating Director, Jennifer Anderson, at jenknute@sbcglobal.net or call 817-520-3352.