Peabody Skating Club

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Welcome! The Peabody Skating Club offers skating lessons for boys and girls ages 4 and up. We are celebrating our 41st year!

Come try our classes, and learn why many parents think we are the best program in the area! The first class is FREE for all new students.

The Peabody Skating Club has been teaching figure skating and basic skating skills to young children and teens for many years. Founded in 1974 by Sally Larkin-Bettencourt, we are a member in good standing with the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Children of all skill level, even those who have never worn skates are encouraged to participate! Our instructors have years of experience helping beginning and advanced skaters, and many skated competitively. We are a U.S. Figure Skating Badge program, so your children will be able to work towards badges and become U.S. Figure Skating members!

Unlike most programs in the area, we offer a full 50 minutes of instruction! Other schools offer 50 minute classes, but only provide instruction for 20-25 minutes, and then use the rest of the time as a "free skate" period, with no instruction provided. This means that with the Peabody Skating Club, your children will receive the most instruction for your money and will learn more with each class! Additionally, instead of teaching students to push milk crates around the ice, all our students learn how to skate on their own, without support. This teaches them the correct fundamentals of skating from the very beginning.

Classes are at the McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody, MA on Monday nights from 5:15-6:05pm and 6:15-7:05pm. Remember that's 50 minutes of instruction!

Your child will learn skills such as backwards skating, turns, stops, and jumps. We keep our classes small in order to give your child the attention they need. The Peabody Skating Club has always and will always maintain a policy of nondiscrimination. Our program culminates in a free spectacular skating show featuring each class as well as local competitive figure skaters.

Hockey Skating Skills Classes:
We also have a hockey fundamentals class for children who want to learn the basics of skating in order to play hockey, and this year we are offering a more advanced hockey skating skills class, aimed for children who already know the basics, but what to improve their skating skills to take their hockey playing to the next level. Note these classes are dependent on enrollment. This curriculum is designed to teach the basics of recreational and hockey skating and how to successfully maneuver on the ice. In the fundamentals class, all elements will be taught without a stick or puck, as the focus of the class is on proper skating techniques, not on the game of hockey itself. In the the advanced class, sticks may be used at the discretion of the instructor. For these classes, hockey skates are required. The fundamentals class will run in the 5:15-6:05 hour, and is open to skaters age 4-7 with little or no experience. The advanced class will run in the 6:15-7:05 hour and is for skaters age 7 and up.

We look forward to teaching your child!

Recent News:

2015-2016 Season starts October 19, 2015. Now taking registrations!

We are now offering Adult Classes - 6:15 hour ONLY.

This year we are offering a NEW advanced hockey skating skills class for kids age 7 and up who have mastered basic skating skills and/or who are currently playing on a hockey team. Come learn all the tricks of skating that will make you unstoppable in your games!

See our Policies page for more details about this new class and all our class offerings. As always, feel free to contact us for more details.

All NEW Students get First Lesson Free!! Come on out and try us out.

Posted by Peabody Skating Club on Friday, November 20, 2015

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