Boston University Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
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This program provides basic instruction for all participants and focuses on building skills, creating confidence, and having fun. The skaters become self-assured recreational skaters as well as learning skills that can be a step towards competitive skating or playing hockey. Skaters will be placed in groups according to their skill level and will advance through proficiency tests.
Basic forward and backward skating, balance and control, all stops, turning forward to backward, and crossovers. Must have your own skates.
Prereq: PDP SK 101, PDP SK 102, or good skating skills. Includes stroking, edges, footwork, and turns.
Develop turns and edge sequences and learn half rotation jumps, one and two foot spins, and pivots. Gain control, balance, and power.
Prereq: PDP SK 103 or figure skating experience. Coaching and practice on single and double rotation jumps, spins (including combination and change of foot).
Prereq: PDP SK 203 or advanced figure skating skills. This class is structured toward competitive skaters and those currently on the Boston University figure skating team. Skaters will work on both short and long programs for collegiate competition, footwork for synchronized team skating, and dance. Skaters will have an opportunity to run through their programs during this time and work on their jumps and spins.
Prereq: PDP SK 101, PDP SK 102, or the equivalent. For beginning players. Improve stick handling and passing skills through drills and scrimmages. Must have own helmet with cage, gloves, and stick.
Prereq: hockey experience. Supervised scrimmage: no check, no slap shot. Must have own gloves, stick, caged helmet and shin pads.