Next Semester: Summer
DATES: June 30 – September 1
Skating Academy FAQ
- Q: My child is interested in skating, but has never skated before. What class should I enroll them in?A: If the child is between 3 and 5, they should start with Tot 1. If the child is 6 or over and wants to figure skate, they should start with Pre-Alpha. If the child is 6 or over and wants to hockey skate, they should start with Hockey 1.
- Q. How long are the classes?A: The classes are 30 minutes long.
- Q. Are skates provided?A: Yes, rental skates are provided with the class.
- Q. How do I register?A: Online registration will always be located to the right of any article regarding the skating academy or you can visit in person and sign up at the front desk. Please register early, as classes are limited in numbers.
- Q. What should my child wear for 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. What happens if we miss a class?A: Make-ups can be made during that semester, on any other day that the class is offered. Emails requesting a specific make-up date should be sent at least 48 hours before to the Skating Director at email@example.com.
- Q. Is full gear required for the hockey classes?A: No, full gear is not required. No sticks will be used in Skating Academy Classes.
- Pre-Alpha (Skaters 6yrs and up)Beginners with no previous instruction learn proper falling and getting up, two-‐foot glides, one-‐foot glides, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, and proper pushes. May begin more advanced elements as class progresses.
- AlphaStudents who have passed Pre-‐Alpha will learn forward stroking, forward pumps, forward crossovers, backward swizzles, and snowplow stop. May begin more advanced elements as class progresses.
- BetaStudents who have passed Alpha will learn backward pumps, backward stroking, backward crossovers, t-‐ stops and two foot turns. May begin more advanced elements as class progresses.
- GammaStudents who have passed Beta will learn outside three turns, 7 step Mohawk combinations, and a hockey stop. May begin more advanced elements as class progresses.
- Delta/FS 1Students who have passed Gamma will learn inside three turns, advanced forward outside and inside edges, lunge, shoot the duck, and backward two-‐foot turns. May begin more advanced elements as class progresses. This is our package that includes programs for competitions.
- Competitor's Club (Skates Required)Your days of looking for a private lesson instructor are over! Competitor’s Club Members get access to group training sessions with a multitude of qualified trainers. Our instructors will cut and choreograph your child’s program for free once you join the NYTEX Competitor’s Club whether you decide to compete or not. This is our package that includes programs for competition.
- Tot 1Beginners with no previous instruction. Learn proper falling and getting up, march in place, march walking, march then glide and dip while moving. May also begin more advanced elements as class progresses.
- Tot 2Students who have passed Tot 1 will learn forward swizzles, hop in place, curves, backward wiggles, and toe pushes. May also begin more advanced elements as class progresses.
- Tot 3Students who have passed Tot 1 and 2 will learn blade pushes, 1 foot glides, snowplow stops, and backward swizzles. May also begin more advanced elements as class progresses.
- Mini Mite Hockey
Mini Mites is the first time your child can learn hockey concepts in the American Development Model of half ice training. For players 7 and under that are proficient in hockey 1 skills. Hockey 2 and 3 can be taken in conjunction with Mini-Mites.
Learn To Skate
- Hockey 1Beginners with no previous instruction. Learn I foot glides, 2 foot glides, forward swizzles, backward swizzles, backward wiggles, and 1 foot snowplow stops. May begin more advanced skills as class progresses.
- Hockey 2Students who have passed hockey 1 learn pivots (hockey turns) and forward crossovers. Will also begin to learn backward C-‐cuts, hockey stops and backward crossovers.
- hockey 3Students who have passed hockey 2 learn Mohawks, backward crossovers, hockey stops, hockey starts, backward stops, backward C-‐cuts, forward edges and backward edges.
- House Leagues (8 yrs and up) More details must be viewed on the NYTEX Youth Hockey homepage, Click the link on the right to view more information.
- Jr. Brahmas Travel HockeyCompete in the premiere youth hockey association in North Texas. Visit www.jrbrahmas.com for more information and registration information.
Private Lesson Coaches
- Beth ZeoliNot currently accepting new clients
Years Coaching: 16
Current Rate: $30/ half hour
Additional Info: Specializes in freestyle, hockey power skating, and basic skills. Beth, a former Regional and National competitor, with 16 years coaching experience. She coaches all ages and levels.
- Cathy NyborgPhone: 817-939-3600
Highest ISI Judge’s Level: Gold
Years Coaching: 20+
Current Rate: $30/half hour
Days Available: Any Day
Additional Info: ISI Gold Certified, Trained under Hans Gershwiler (1948 Olympic Silver Medalist), 20+ years experience in figure and freestyle, Coached many ISI World and National Medalists, Coached first girl in Texas to pass Freestyle 9, Coached numerous USFSA regional and sectional medalists.
- Jennifer DeCiccoPhone: 951-570-3280
ISI #: 1128329
Years coaching: 15+
Current Rate: $35/half hour
Additional Info: Specializes in freestyle, Moves in the field, Figures, Figure and Hockey power skating, Basic skating skills for both Figure and Hockey. Jennifer trained under former US Junior men’s and pairs champion, Richard Ewell. Jennifer is a former USFSA sectional medalist and ISI world medalist.
- Alex ReidPhone: 682-305-8061
Specializing in hockey skating and stick and puckRates: $25 per 30 minutes or $50 per hourPrevious coach for Northern Edge Elite Hockey SchoolServed in the Navy from 2010-2016I am now transitioning out of the Navy and want to do what I love—pass on my knowledge of hockey to the next generation, and help them achieve their dreams and goals.
- Christine PoynerPhone: 630-881-9937
Coaching Specialties: Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Power Skating, Hockey skating and edge work
Rates: $37.50 per 30 minutes or $75 per hourChicago native and former Midwest regional figure skating competitor (freestyle and ice dancing). Christine is ISI Gold Certified and has 28 years of coaching experience.PSA rated in group classes, freestyle, moves in the field, and program director. Certified RYT 200 yoga instructor and full time elementary special education teacher.I have always believed that the lessons we learn through sport can give us the skills to handle the daily challenges of life!
- Christine Poyner