LEARN TO SKATE AT THE COMPETE CENTER | ATLANTA, GA
THE MADHATTERS SKATING ACADEMY EXTENDS LEARN TO SKATE USA
The Madhatters Skating Academy structures its programs around Learn to Skate USA. The foundation and feeder system to skating programs throughout the nation. It’s an excellent starter program for recreational skaters and the first step to training Olympic athletes for the future.
Learn tomSkate USA is the only ice skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating and the Special Olympics. Offering every participant a rewarding experience rooted in the lifelong benefits of ice skating.
Through our world-class curriculum and nationally certified instructors, you will be enthusiastic about learning to skate from your first steps on the ice until the time you reach your goals. Whether you wish to enjoy the recreational benefits of skating or dream of Olympic fame, this is the place to start.
Learn to Skate USA Mission: To provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does Learn to Skate work?
Skaters will learn a curriculum according to their level during the first three weeks. During week 4, skaters will be given a mid-term evaluation report to check in with their progress. Week seven is final evaluations and passing skaters will receive awards and certificates. Skaters must master the curriculum (scoring 8/10 or better on final evaluation report) to move onto the next level.
What classes/levels do we offer?
- Snowplow Sam 1-4 (ages 3-5)
- Basic 1-6 (ages 6-15)
- Hockey 1-4 (ages 4-15)
- Pre-Freeskate & Freeskate 1-6 [Basic 1-6 pre-requisite]
- Adult 1-6 (ages 16 & Up)
- Adult Hockey 1-4 [Adult 1 pre-requisite]
- Adult Pre-Freeskate & Freeskate 1-6 [Adult 1-6 pre-requisite
See Class Registration below
How and when can I register?
*Skaters are encouraged to register before the upcoming series begins to avoid the late fee.
How do I know which level to register for?
Please refer to the curriculum. In order to be in a level, the skater needs to be able to perform every element from the previous level’s curriculum.
*Age doesn’t determine level; skills and ability to perform elements do.
Can I move up levels prior to class evaluation?
How do I make-up classes?
Skaters can make-up classes by coming in on any of the other days their level is offered. Tell your instructor when you arrive which class you’re making up.
How long is a series and what to do once the series is over?
Series go over a 7-week period with a week break in between.
Skaters are encouraged to register for the following series and continue their skating journey.
See Learn to Skate Year at a Glance schedule below
How do I redeem my public skate sessions included with my Learn to Skate package?
Skaters will need to check in with the front desk. This is the only way skaters will be able to use the included public sessions as part of Learn to Skate.
*Reminder Standard Packages get 7 public sessions, and any Olympic Packages get 14 public sessions throughout the series. Public sessions are only valid for the duration of its series.
If a skater is not on the roster according to the front desk, they will have to pay for admission.
How do Olympic Private lessons work?
When a skater purchases a Silver or Gold Package, they will get assigned a coach. The coach will contact the skater and schedule the lessons with you. If you have a preference, please inform the Learn to Skate Director, Raymond Kalra.
*Reminder Silver Packages get 4 (15 min) private lessons, and Gold Packages get 8 (15 min) private lessons throughout the series.
When should I arrive for class?
Skaters are expected to arrive 30 min before class starts on the first week, to check-in, become familiar with their instructor and meeting location, and receive any skater resources.
After the first week, skaters are encouraged to arrive 15 min before class.
*Remember, if you need rental skates, please arrive at early enough to get your skates and get dressed in time to get on the ice by your scheduled start-time.
How do I check-in?
There will be a Learn to Skate table set up with class information, including your instructor and meeting location. Your instructor will take roll at the beginning of class to check you in.
YEAR AT A GLANCE
Meet & Greet Day: Friday, January 6th, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
**(No Classes on 01/16, No Classes on 2/20-2/24) MLK Day and Cobb County Schools Winter Break
Series A Snowplow Sam Graduation: 3/8 from 5:30-6:00pm
Meet & Greet Day: Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
** (No Classes on 4/3-4/7) Cobb County Schools Spring Break
Series B Snowplow Sam Graduation: 5/10/2023 5:30pm-6:00pm
*REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR SERIES 2023C
Meet & Greet Day: Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
**(No Classes 5/29) Memorial Day
Series C Snowplow Sam Graduation: 7/19/2023 5:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Figure Skating Camp: July 10th- July 14th
LTS Camp: July 17th-July 21st
Meet & Greet Day: Wednesday, July 26th, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
**(No class 9/4) Labor Day
Meet & Greet Day: Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
**(No Classes 9/25-9/29) Cobb County Schools Fall Break
Meet & Greet Day: Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
**(No Classes 11/20-11/24) Cobb County Schools Fall Break
Holiday Show Date: Sunday, December 17th, 2022 5:00pm-8:30 pm
NOTE: Some classes may only offer one package*
GET IN TOUCH
Need help choosing the perfect class for yourself or child? Have other questions? Feel free to reach out!