Learn-To-Skate: Snowplow Sam

Ages 3-5. The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool-age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice. Time in Snowplow Sam classes will allow preschool children to become comfortable on the ice. 

Participant must have received a passing certification from our instructors to move to the next class level. 

  • Classes with less than 4 students may be cancelled 5 days prior to the start date.
  • There will be a $15 late registration fee for any one that enrolls the day of a class.


  1. Snowplow Sam 1
  2. Snowplow Sam 2
  3. Snowplow Sam 3
  4. Snowplow Sam 4

Class Times-FALL Schedule 2023

Monday Saturday
5:30p-6:00p  10:30a-11a
6:00p-6:30p  
7 - Copy
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  1. Winter/Spring Sessions
  2. Summer Sessions
  3. Fall Sessions

Winter/Spring Sessions Schedule --Registration Open November 11

Winter 2024 Session 1 Session 2 Program Length
Monday Jan. 8 - Feb. 19
*New Monday DATES
Feb. 26 - APRIL 1
*New Monday DATES
6 weeks
Saturday Jan. 6 - Feb 10 Feb. 17 - March 23 6 weeks
       
       

Skills learned in Snowplow Sam 1-4

The following skills must be mastered to advance.
  • Snowplow Sam 1: Sit and stand up with skates off-ice, Sit and stand up – on-ice, March in place, March forward (8-10 steps), March, then glide on two feet, Dip in place.
  • Snowplow Sam 2: March followed by long glide, dip while moving, backward wiggles, 6 in a row, rocking horse, one forward and one backward swizzle action, two foot hop in place. (Optional)
  • Snowplow Sam 3: Forward skating (8-10 strides), Forward one-foot glide, two times skater’s height (R and L), Forward swizzles (4-6 in a row), Backward swizzles (2-3 in a row), Moving forward snowplow stop (two-foot), Curves.
  • Snowplow Sam 4: Forward skating, Backward two-foot glide, length of skater’s height, Backward swizzles (4-6 in a row), Rocking horse – one forward, one backward swizzle, repeat twice, Two-foot turns from forward to backward, in place (both directions).