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Learn to Skate

Snowplow Sam

Snowplow Sam (SPS) is designed for beginners, 3 to 5 years old. Upon completion of Snowplow Sam 3, skaters usually advance to the Basic 2 class.


Skaters will learn to:
  • Sit and stand up, on and off ice.
  • March in place.
  • March forward.
  • Glide on two feet.
  • Dip in place.

Register online.


Skaters will:
  • March forward across the ice.
  • Perform two-foot glides and dips while moving.
  • Hop in place.
  • Learn forward swizzles.
  • Perform a rocking horse.
  • Do backward wiggles.

Register online.


Skaters will:
  • March forward across the ice.
  • Glide forward on one foot.
  • Skate in a slalom pattern.
  • Perform forward swizzles and a snowplow stop with a skid.
  • Learn backward swizzles.

Register online.


$115*/8-week series

*Coors Fitness Center members, DU faculty/staff, DU students and DU alumni are eligible for a 10 percent discount. Please call 303-871-7728 to request the appropriate coupon code.