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Wichita Ice Center

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Wichita Ice Center
505 W. Maple
Wichita, KS 67213
316.337.9199
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Figure Skating

Figure Skating Academy

Our figure skating academy offers dedicated ice time and classes designed for figure skaters from beginners through elite competitors to improve their skills. Sessions are available throughout the day from early mornings before work or school through late afternoons, and weekends. Specific schedules will vary, however a current month's schedule is available below.

Drop-in sessions are paid by the hour for freestyle sessions and by the class for classes. Punch-cards can be purchased at a significant discount off of our drop-in rates, and can be used in 15-minute increments.

Rates:

Freestyle drop-in rate: $12/hour

5 Hour Freestyle punch-cards: $45

10 Hour Freestyle punch-card: $85

30-Minute class drop-in rate: $11

15-Minute class drop-in rate: $7.50

150-Minute class punch-card: $40

300-Minute class punch card: $75

Monthly Unlimited freestyle and class pass: $325/month

Here is a schedule of our upcoming sessions and academy classes:

For the freestyle schedule please click here

Academy Sessions

General Freestyle (Gen FS): Open session to work on full array of figure skating. (Open to figure skaters of all levels.)

Freestyle: Session open to work only spins, jumps, footwork and programs. No Dance or Moves in the Field allowed. (Open to skaters at the Free Skate 4 and above level only.)

Moves in the Field (MITF)/Dance: Session open to work only Moves in the Field or compulsory dance. No spins, jumps, lifts or freeskate programs allowed. (Open to figure skaters of all levels. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Figure Skating Director.)

Adult FS: Open session for skaters 18 years of age and older to work full array of figure skating. (Open to all skaters 18+ years old only. No exceptions will be made.)

On-Ice Class Descriptions:

Edge Class: Skaters will work on the development of property body alignment and blade usage along the 8 basic edges, leading to more secure edges and stronger, more efficient generation of power on different types of steps, turns, and strokes, resulting in greater potential speed and stability across the ice. (Open to skaters at the Beginner/High Beginner levels and Above)

Jumps/Spins: With jumps, skaters will learn to master jump takeoffs and landings, air positions, and difficult entries and exits, etc.  With spins, skaters will practice mastery of basic spin positions, as well as being able to build their repitoire of difficult variations of positions in order to build their technical base score for the International Judges System. (Open to skaters at the Beginner/High Beginner levels and Above)

Power: During this class, skaters will train to push their limits of endurance with aerobic and anaerobic drills, as well as strength exercises built in to several exercises.  (Open to skaters at the Beginner/High Beginner levels and Above)

Moves in the Field: Skaters will learn to master the US Figure Skating patterns of field moves and prepare for official test sessions. (Open to skaters at the Beginner/High Beginner levels and Above)

Off-Ice Class Descriptions:

Ballet: Study the art of ballet directly related to figure skating by creating graceful body lines while building more strength, flexibility, and better body alignment. (For skaters Freeskate 1 and up or instructor permission)

Strength/Conditioning: Increase your strength, stamina, and flexibility through a variety of exercises and drills to improve your skating skills and overall body strength and health. (For skaters Freeskate 1 and above and ages 10 and above, or instructor permission)

Off-Ice Jumps: Master the ability to perform off-ice jumps and jump rotations while working on balance, leg strength, rotational speed, and jump landing form; watch as it quickly transfers to jumps on ice. (For skaters Freeskate 1 and above)

Private Lessons

Figure Skaters who are serious about their sport or are just recreational come to Wichita Ice Center to be taught by some of the best instructors around! Private lessons are provided for those who want to learn to skate for fun or through all levels of competition. Rates vary by instructor, however discounted introductory pricing is available for anyone taking private lessons for the first time!  Please contact the Wichita Ice Center at 316-337-9199, for more information!

Note: All private lessons booked are subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy. Please click here for details.

Off-Ice Conditioning

We offer programs geared towards both the recreational and the serious figure skater. Focus is on power, strength, agility, jumping techniques, and creative movement. Conditioning classes are offered weekly for all ages.

Please refer to the Figure Skating Academy schedule for times and dates of classes as well as pricing information.

For any other questions, please feel free to contact the Figure Skating Director, Mirielle Chambers, at mchambers@genesishealthclubs.com or call the rink at 316-337-9199.

 

Events at the Wichita Ice Center

Figure Skating events at Wichita Ice Center:

October 27th, 2018**: Our annual Spooktacular Basic Skills Competition is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 27th.  Learn to skate participants of all levels are encouraged to sign up for this fun, Halloween themed competition.  There will even be a costume contest! 

December 14th and 15th, 2018**: Our annual Christmas Recital is tentatively scheduled for Friday, December 14th at 7pm and Saturday, December 15th at 2pm.  This is a fun event for skaters and families alike to come together and celebrate the happiness and joy of the Christmas season.  This year's theme is Christmas at the Movies!  Come see skaters of all levels perform to music from Christmas film classics such as Elf, Polar Express, Home Alone 2, and so many more!

(**Ice logistics will dictate whether we will hold this event or not.  Stay tuned for updates.)