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Friday, 07 March 2014 14:45

IBP Ice Center Hosts Learn To Speed Skate

The City of Sioux City will sponsor a Learn to Speed Skate program in March at the IBP Ice Center, located at 3808 Stadium Drive. The program is available for kids as young as six years of age, through adult.

Learn To Speed Skate will teach participants short track speed skating. The class is not a beginner’s skating class; skaters should already have basic skating skills (including skating, crossovers, and stopping). The class features a 10:1 student/coach ratio, with a one hour group lesson, and 30 minute practice session. Participants are divided into small groups according to skating ability and age. Each group is limited to 25 skaters, and features free skate rental. Skaters must provide their own helmet, gloves, elbow pads, and knee and shin protection. Speed skating skates are not required.

The dates and times for the program are:

March 16, March 23, March 30 / 5:15pm – 6:45pm

Week 1: Learning techniques, including fast starts, crossovers and conditioning

Week 2: Continued learning techniques, fast starts, crossovers and conditioning

Week 3: Half-hour warm-up and review. One hour of 10,000 meter competition groups determined by ability, age and experience.

The 3-week session is $45, and pre-registration is required. Register by calling 712-279-4800, or e-mail IBPIceCenter@sioux-city.org.