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Lafayette Y

Swap your sneakers for skates and cool down your workout on the ice. Our ice fitness classes offer athletes a strength and cardio workout that also improves skating skill.

Skate Conditioning

Skate Conditioning at the Carlston Ice Arena at the Lafayette Y focuses on building skating skills, endurance, speed, and power for both hockey players and figure skaters. The class focuses on edges, quick turns, power pulls, lunges, squats, crossovers, and forward and backwards drills. It’s a great workout and a perfect way to improve your skating whether you are new to the sport or a veteran. Please note skaters must be capable of stopping and is recommended that skaters can skate backwards. Ages 13+.

Check the ice category on the schedule for Skate Conditioning classes.


Figures Class

The Y’s Figures Class at the Carlston Ice Arena at the Lafayette Y helps skaters develop precise control of their edges and become more well-rounded skaters. Our coaches help skaters advance through various stages of circular patterns, which help skaters fine-tune forward and backward edges as well as a variety of turns and loops. During the class, each skater is given a patch of ice, and each week, the group lesson will focus on one aspect of a figure for the skater to practice on his/her patch. The coach may also give private attention if time allows.

This class is for skaters who already have the basics of skating, preferably above Basic Skills Freeskate 2, Adult 4, or Pre-Preliminary; it can also help high-level skaters. This class can cover three turns, brackets, counters, rockers, forward and backward loops, clean and precise centers, and how to lay out a figure on clean ice. Moves-In-The-Field was derived from Figures; hence this class can also help skaters in their MIF. With a focus on precision, Figures Class can be rather meditative — like yoga on ice.

Check the ice category on the schedule for Figures classes.


Ice: Learn to Skate & Figure Skating

303-443-4474 ext. 6203
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