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Learn to Skate at SkateFest

Prepare for the Winter Village season with free lessons from Learn to Skate USA coaches.

Jane Kratochvil

Next Tuesday, November 7, Bank of America Winter Village and Learn to Skate USA are teaming to present SkateFest, free ice skating lessons conducted by certified Learn to Skate USA coaches. Whether you’ve never been on the ice, or need to polish a particular skill, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn from the best for no charge. 

There will be two sessions and all ages and skill levels are welcome, but the number of participants is limited. Registration is onsite and begins 45 minutes before each session. Session 1 begins at 1pm and Session 2 begins at 2pm. A special skate rental counter will be set up for SkateFest participants on the Deck.

Upon registering, participants will be categorized by skill level and given tags identifying one of four levels: beginners, forward and backward skating, crossovers and turns, and jumping and spinning. Group 1 orientation begins off-ice at 12:50pm. After a performance by local skaters, Group 1 takes to the ice at 1:15pm for 30 minutes of free instruction. The session concludes with 15 minutes of open skating. Orientation for Group 2 begins at 2:05pm, followed by 30 minutes of instruction, and 15 minutes of open skating.

There will also be group photos for each session, along with fun prize giveaways. This is a great opportunity to learn from experts for no charge, so we invite one and all to come and participate.  

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