From Our Editors
Since 2002, the instructors at Hazel Park Learn to Skate have honed hockey-skating abilities and figure-skating techniques throughout the year, regardless of outdoor temperatures. They hold court inside the Hazel Park Municipal Viking Arena, allowing students of all ages to get acquainted with a full-size, well-maintained surface. Figure-skating sessions follow the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills curriculum, whereas the hockey curriculum focuses on speed and agility, allowing athletes to win the referee's favor without learning how to care for his orchid patch. Basic-skills courses provide beginners with fundamentals required for progressing into specialized skating areas. For preschool-aged skaters, Snowplow Sam sessions help develop the basic coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice.