Current Semester: Winter
DATES: January 8 – March 7, 2021
(UPDATED December 1, 2020)
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 SkateNYTEX@gmail.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.
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Beginner 1 (Skaters 6yrs & 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.
Beginner 2 Students 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.
Beginner 3/4 Students 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.
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.
Learn To Skate
Tyke 1 Beginners 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.
Tyke 2 Students 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.
Tyke 3 Students 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.
Hockey 1 Beginners 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 2 Students 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 3 Students 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, more information available.
Jr. Brahmas Travel Hockey Compete in the premiere youth hockey association in North Texas. Visit www.jrbrahmas.com for more information and registration information.
Private Lesson Coaches
PSA Certification: Category A
Memberships: ISI, PSA, USFS
Current Rate: Figure Skating: $45 half-hour, $90 an hour
Current Rate: Hockey: 1 player: $90, 2 players: $60, 3 players: $50
Specialty: Freestyle, pairs, moves in the field, choreography
Additional Info: Sherri is a PSA Master Rated Coach in pairs and holds a level IV PSA ranking. She has been coaching regional, sectional, national and international level skters and medalists since 1988. She is a USFS Gold medalist and a former natinoal pair skater. Sherri was formally the National Team coach for the Philippines (2009-10). She is an ISI Gold level judge. Sherri enjoys coaching skaters of all ages and abilities while sharing her love of ice skating.
Current Rate: $40/half-hour
- 2014-2020 Principal Performer for Disney on Ice
- 2013 US Figure Skating Championship competitor
- 2013 Midwestern Sectional pewter medalist
- 2012 US Figure Skating Championship competitor
- 2011 US Figure Skating Championship competitor
- 2012 Midwestern Sectional silver medalist
Specialties: Freestyle, Moves in the Field, & Choreography
Additional Info: Morgan has had extensive training in the competitive and professional fields. She is a USFSA double gold medalist in both free skate and moves in the field, and has spent the last 6 years skating with Disney on Ice as a principal performer. Morgan enjoys coaching skaters of all ages in jumps, spins, moves in the field and choreography.
Maleesa Johnson Not currently accepting new clients
Current Rate: $30/half-hour
Additional Info: USFS and Learn to Skate certified. Previously coached in Austin before moving to the DFW area. Extensive background in working with children and adults with special needs.
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.
ISI #: 1128329
Years coaching: 15+
Current Rate: $40/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.