What to Expect at My First Class
Be on Time
You should arrive 30 minutes before your class on the first day. This will give you ample time to check in, make sure your loaner skates fit (be sure to sign up in advance for loaner skates), and lace your skates.
It is important that you have well-fitting skates; warm, comfortable clothing; a hat or safety helmet; and a pair of gloves or mittens.
Warm clothing that allows freedom of movement works best -- stretch pants, turtlenecks and fleece pullovers. Remember that we recommend that all skaters aged six and under wear a helmet -- a bicycle hemlmet works fine.
Try the skill your instructor has asked you to do, try it again, and ALWAYS ask questions if you do not understand. Your instructor should break the skill down into a few easy steps, demonstrate it, and offer suggestions for quick mastery. People learn either by seeing, hearing, or doing. By knowing your learning syle you can get what you need out of every group lesson.
Watch where you are going and always skate in control. Be aware of other students in your class as well as surrounding classes. Remember group classes are about learning and developing basic skills and building a solid foundation for achieving your skating dreams.
Last, but definitely not least, relax, smile, and have fun!