ICE MICE is designed to help preschool-age children develop the preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on skates. By the end of this program, skaters should feel comfortable being on skates, and be prepared to move on to Learn to Skate, Learn to Skate for Hockey Players or Hockey Development.
ICE MICEfollows the US Figure Skating Association & USA Hockey guidelines. We incorporate lots of fun and games. Classes are divided by ability, and each child progresses at his or her own rate. It is recommended that your child be at least three years old by the start of class to enroll. (Due to the young age of the children, parent or guardian must remain at the rink for entire class time.)
There are no make-ups due to Ridgefield school snow day cancelations. Knee pads, elbow pads, hockey helmet with face mask & mittens/gloves required! Winter Garden has skates & hockey helmets for participants to use each class. We reommend that you purchase your own elbows & knee pads. The Pro Shop has all the equipment your need to get started and answer any questions about the equipment you may have.
Fall Term - 10 WEEK SESSION! Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs or Fri Sept 9 - Nov 15, 2019
Winter Term 1- 10 WEEK SESSION! Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, or Fri. Nov 18, 2019 - Feb 14, 2020 (Except Nov 25-29 & Dec 23- Jan 3)
Winter Term 2- 8 WEEK SESSION! Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, or Fri, Feb 17 - April 10, 2020
Morning Session: 10:00-10:40 AM
Afternoon Session: 1:30-2:10 PM; Fridays 1:00-1:40 PM Winter Garden Ice Arena reserves the right to cancel or combine class time due to lack of registrations.
Fees per Session per Day Fall, Winter 1 $299; Fee for Session Winter 2 $239
ICE MICE - SATURDAY SESSION FOR FULL DAY SCHOOL STUDENTS (Ages 4 - 6 years) If your child is between the ages of 4 and 6, and attends school full day, we now offer an Ice Mice class on Saturday mornings in conjunction with our Learn to Skate program!! All Ice Mice equipment is required. Children MUST be at least 4 years old before the start of the session. No exceptions
Terms & Times:
Fall Term: Sept. 7 - Oct 26, 2019 Saturday 9:20-10:00 am 8 weeks
Winter 1 Term: Nov 2 - Dec 21, 2019 Saturday 9:20-10:00 am 8 weeks
Winter 2 Term: Jan 4 - Feb 22, 2020 Saturday 9:20-10:00 am 8 weeks
Spring Term: Feb 29 -Apr 4, 2020 Saturdays 9:20-10:00 am 6 weeks