Intensive Ice Skating Lessons
Ice Skating Intensive Lessons Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much is the intensive lesson?
A: £40 per day with a lifeCARD
Q: How long is the intensive lesson?
A: Each group has a 6 hour day. Timings depend on which group you are in.
Q: How old does my child have to be to attend an intensive?
A: Any age, however if they are 7 and under an adult must stay at iceSheffield for the duration of the course.
Q: How many levels will I pass?
A: The aims of the days are to improve the skating ability, not focus on specific elements that need to be passed to progress- although that does happen. Passing of levels is not guaranteed, the day is intended to complement your skating ability.
Q: Are skaters put in specific levels or grouped together?
A: The skater are grouped together eg, levels 1-3. Even though you may not be focusing on your specific level at all times your overall skating ability will benefit from the coaching sessions.
Q: How many hours of on ice coaching will my child get?
A: 3 x 1 hour sessions on ice with our British Ice Skating registered coaches
Q: What is the ratio of coaches to skaters?
A: We aim for a ratio of 1:8
Q: Is food & drink included?
A: Yes, for all people who are booked onto the workshop but not for parents accompanying their child. A mid-morning snack of toast with butter/jam is served after their first hour on ice followed by jacket potato or pasta bake for lunch where you can add your own cheese, tuna and beans toppings. Hot drinks (tea & coffee) are served for breakfast and lunch as well as cold water, orange and blackcurrant squash.
Q: I’m an adult, can I go on the workshop?
A: Adults are welcome to book on to our workshops. From time to time we do hold specific adult only workshops. Please check at reception for future dates.
Q: There is an off ice class on the timetable. What does this entail?
A: Our resident off ice specialist Kelly Buddery will deliver an off ice class. This usually focuses on flexibility and fitness related to ice skating. Please bring trainers for this session.
Q: There is a public skate on the timetable. What does this entail? Is it supervised?
A: The public skating is a chance for the workshop participants to have a relaxed skate and practice their skills at their own pace. It is supervised by the iceSheffield stewards however there will be no specific coaching.