JUNIOR SKATING at PSCHS
As Club Members, Junior skaters (skaters under the age of 18) and their families can develop a love and proficiency in the sport of figure skating, and make new friends while participating in various Club activities throughout the season. PSCHS is a volunteer based organization, please get involved in order to make our events successful. For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, all parents and skaters are asked to be familiar with the Ice Rules. Skating Levels are as follows: Junior A, Junior B, and Junior C. Ice time is appropriately designated per level.
Junior A: (High) is for skaters who have passed the Intermediate Moves-in-the-Field (MIF) or Gold Dance. Junior A skaters are NOT permitted to skate down a level on the B sessions.
Junior B: (Low) skaters must have passed Preliminary MIF, but not have passed Intermediate MIF.
Level A and B skaters are permitted to skate the Mixed sessions with adults.
Junior C: Skaters in Basic Skills level 1-8 through passing pre-preliminary MIF. The Basic Skills Program is designed by US Figure Skating to teach children of pre-school age and up to skate. Skill booklets for tracking progress are available from the Office. Skaters receive ribbons for each level they pass.
The Club offers group lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during our Winter Season for all Basic Skills skaters Levels 1 – Pre-preliminary, plus a Boys Group (Level 4 and higher) from 4:45 – 5:00 pm.
These lessons are included with your PSCHS membership. Skaters are grouped on the ice according their skating levels and given a group lesson by one of our qualified professionals.
Skaters are encouraged to practice on the other days. Parents are reminded that children may NOT be dropped-off unless they have a designated adult friend in attendance. In addition, families must fill out an Emergency Form to be kept in the Office. Parents are encouraged to volunteer for “Ice Duty” to assist in monitoring these sessions for safety.
Our Club offers our Junior skating members the opportunity to participate in two exciting skating programs:
Theatre On Ice & Synchronized Skating:
Theatre On Ice (TOI) is a form of competitive figure skating that is popular in Europe. It combines the grace of figure skating with the excitement of theater and dance. Teams consist of between eight and 30 skaters. Skaters, both competitive and noncompetitive, can learn and grow on a theatre team. Our team has competed in TOI competitions nationally and internationally and showcased their programs at area rinks. Team skaters build self confidence, make friends, and develop new skating skills as well as theatrical skills. Best of all, a team can draw club skaters together and increase club spirit.