If woolly mammoths had mastered the triple Lutz, they would've made it out of the Ice Age and into the Bronze Age, if not the Silver or Gold Age. Ensure your long-term survival with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a eight weeks of Learn to Skate group lessons, including the U. S. Figure Skating Association registration fee, at Polar Ice Chandler (up to a $141 value). The next semester of classes runs March 1–April 28. Registering students choose one day of the week to participate and a time slot based on their skill level; Wednesday classes run for eight weeks, whereas classes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday run for nine weeks. View the schedule and more information on available time slots here.
With years of rink-gliding and tutoring prowess bolstering their blades, the instructors at Polar Ice Chandler tutor new skaters in the fundamentals of figure skating, hockey playing, or recreational figure-eighting during 30-minute Learn to Skate sessions. Kids 3–6 years old can enroll in Snowplow Sam Level 1–3 classes to learn basic ice skills alongside same-size tots or enroll in Parent and Me classes to pair with a trusted adult who can bolster confidence and simplify legal lingo spouted by curmudgeonly zambonis. Basic Skills sessions for skaters aged 7 and older place students in one of eight levels to learn crossovers, turns, and other techniques culled from the U.S. Figure Skating Association’s basic-skills program. Free Skate sessions hone in on the needs of more experienced spinners, and Adult/Teen sessions divide varying ages of beginner students into different levels to build coordination and promote individual progress. Hockey classes for tots and youth alike teach athletic bladers the competitive footwork traditional to the sport, such as stops, swizzles, strides, and quadruple back handsprings.
Polar Ice Chandler’s instructors recommend students arrive clad in a fashionable ensemble that includes loose-fitted clothes, a light jacket, gloves or mittens, and thin socks. Free rental skates keep students from resorting to duct-taping frozen bananas to their feet, and four personal and two public-session passes, including skate rental, allow attendees to continue practicing solo or with friends.