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Frank Southern Ice Arena opens for the 2016-17 season on Friday, October 14!The Skating School logo

Ice Information Hotline: (812) 349-3741

Ice Arena Phone: (812) 349-3740

Frank Southern Ice Arena is located at 2100 S. Henderson St. next to Bloomington High School South.
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Register for Session I by October 20.

The Skating School at Frank Southern Ice Arena

The Skating School curriculum is a combination of the best attributes of the Ice Skating Institute's Learn-to-Skate Program and the U.S. Figure Skating's Basic Skills Program. The program helps skaters progress with confidence from level to level at a quicker, more confident pace. Skaters will feel a sense of accomplishment as they master the skills necessary to become confident skaters in any ice sport.

All classes are 30 minutes in length and each session is eight weeks in length. In addition to group lesson time, each skater is allotted 30 minutes of practice time before or after their class time each week. Skate rental for students included in the registration fee. Classes begin promptly at the listed times. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class for check-in and to put on skates. Non-registered participants are not permitted on the ice at any time. All Tot skaters must wear a safety (bicycle or skating) helmet.

To meet the needs of our Skating School participants, and to continuously improve our program, we have added Level 8 and shifted some skills to other levels. These changes affect Levels 4-8. We encourage skaters to attend our free assessment days for assistance with class placement.

Assessment Days
Our skate instructors are available to evaluate skating skills and assist with class placement. Admission is free. Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10:30 a.m.-noon

Ice skating lessons are inclusive for people with disabilities. For more information on how to request reasonable accommodations, visit the inclusive recreation Web page or contact the inclusive recreation coordinator, a certified therapeutic recreation specialist, at (812) 349-3747.

Ice Skating Lesson Coordinator: Hsiung Marler, 812-349-3742 or marlerh@bloomington.in.gov

The Skating School flow chart

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Parent & Tot

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For ages 2-5 yrs. For beginning skaters who need the security of having their parent on the ice with them. The parent must be on the ice during the class. Skaters build confidence through games and basic instruction. Safety helmet required.

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/20-12/15 6:05-6:35 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62503-A
Sa
10/22-12/17 12:15-12:45 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62503-B

Tot 1

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 3-6 yrs. No previous skating experience required. Participants must be able to separate from parents. Fall and recover, march in place and forward, beginning two-foot glide, and dip in place. Safety helmet required.

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Registration Code
Th 10/20-12/15
5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
FULL
F 10/21-12/16 4:25-4:55 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
FULL
Sa 10/22-12/17
10:30-11 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
FULL
Sa 10/22-12/17
11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62504-D
Sa 10/22-12/17
12:15-12:45 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62504-E

Tot 2

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 3-6 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 1. Forward two-foot glide, dip and swizzles, backward wiggles, and hop. Safety helmet required.

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th 10/20-12/15 6:05-6:35 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62505-A
F 10/21-12/16 5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62505-B
Sa 10/22-12/17
11:05-11:35 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
FULL
Sa 10/22-12/17
12:45-1:15 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62505-D

Tot 3

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 3-6 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 2. Improve forward skating and backward wiggles. Rocking horse, stop in place, glide turns. Upon passing Tot 3, skaters proceed to Level 2. Safety helmet required.

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/20-12/15 6:05-6:35 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62506-A
F
10/21-12/16 5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62506-B
Sa 10/22-12/17
11:05-11:35 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62506-C
Sa 10/22-12/17
12:45-1:15 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62506-D

Level 1

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 6-14 yrs. For the beginning skater. Marching, forward two-foot glide, dip and swizzles, glide turns, backward wiggles, rocking horse, stop in place.

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/20-12/15
5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62507-A
Th
10/20-12/15
6:05-6:35 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62507-B
F 10/21-12/16
4:25-4:55 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62507-C
F 10/21-12/16
5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62507-D
Sa 10/22-12/17
10:30-11 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62507-E
Sa 10/22-12/17
11:05-11:35 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62507-F
Sa 10/22-12/17
11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62507-G
Sa 10/22-12/17
12:15-12:45 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62507-H

Level 2

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Tot 3 or Level 1. Improve forward skating and swizzles and rocking horse. One-foot glides, backward swizzles, alternating pumps, moving stop, and hop.

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/20-12/15 5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62508-A
F
10/21-12/16 4:25-4:55 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62508-B
F
10/21-12/16
5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62508-C
Sa
10/22-12/17 10:30-11 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62508-D
Sa
10/22-12/17
11:05-11:35 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62508-E
Sa
10/22-12/17
11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62508-F
Sa
10/22-12/17
12:45-1:15 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62508-G

Level 3

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Level 2. Improve backward swizzles, backward two-foot glide, T-position pushes, slaloms, forward pumping and edges, beginning spin

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/20-12/15
5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62509-A
F
10/21-12/16 4:25-4:55 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62509-B
Sa
10/22-12/17
10:30-11 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62509-C
Sa
10/22-12/17
11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62509-D
Sa
10/22-12/17
12:15-12:45 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62509-E

Level 4

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Level 3. Learn backward two-foot glide, forward edges, two-foot turns, lateral marching, and two-foot spin entry.

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/20-12/15
5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62510-A
F
10/21-12/16 5-5:30 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62510-B
Sa
10/22-12/17 11:05-11:35 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62510-C
Sa
10/22-12/17 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62510-D

Level 5

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Level 4. Learn forward beginning crossovers; moving two-foot turns; backward stroking, one-foot glides, and stops; and side-toe hops. Continue two-foot spins.

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/20-12/15 6:05-6:35 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62511-A
F
10/21-12/16 4:25-4:55 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62511-B
Sa
10/22-12/17 10:30-11 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62511-C
Sa
10/22-12/17
12:15-12:45 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62511-D

Level 6

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Level 5. Learn advanced forward crossovers, backward pumpking and edges, two-foot turn sequence, and beginning T-stop. Continue two-foot spins.

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/20-12/15 6:05-6:35 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62512-A
F
10/21-12/16 4:25-4:55 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62512-B
Sa
10/22-12/17 10:30-11 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62512-C
Sa
10/22-12/17 12:15-12:45 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62512-D

Level 7

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Level 6. Learn beginning backward crossovers, two-foot turns from backward to forward, forward outside three-turns, lunge or shoot-the-duck, bunny hop, T-stops, and beginning spiral. Continue two-foot spins.

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
F
10/21-12/16 5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62513-A
Sa
10/22-12/17 11:05-11:35 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62513-B

Level 8

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Level 7. Learn advanced backward crossovers and landing position, forwad inside three-turns, mohawks, hockey stops, spirals, and connecting sequences. Continue two-foot spins.

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
F
10/21-12/16 5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62514-A
Sa
10/22-12/17 11:05-11:35 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62514-B

Adult 1

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater with little or no on-ice experience. Learn basic forward and backward skating, swizzles, glides, stops

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/20-12/15 6:05-6:35 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
62515-A
Sa
10/22-12/17 12:45-1:15 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62515-B

Adult 2

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater who has passed Adult 1. Learn advanced forward skating, backward glides and stops, forward pumps, edges and crossovers, two-foot turns

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 20. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Sa
10/22-12/17 12:45-1:15 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62516-A

Adult 3

One, 30-minute lesson + one, 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater who has passed Adult 2. Backward pumps, edges and crossovers, three-turns, mohawks, advanced edges, spin, and sequence

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 22. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Sa
10/22-12/17
12:45-1:15 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
62517-A

Figure Skating

New Eight, 45-minute figure skating lessons and eight, scheduled 15-minute power skating classes

For skaters who have passed Level 8 OR optional addition for skaters currently enrolled in Level 7 or Level 8 who are interested in advanced skills. Emphasis on glides, spins, and jumps. Class time is devided into power skating and free style lessons.

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 22. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/20-12/15 6:40-7:45 p.m. $95/in-city
$105/non-city
62518-A