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-Winter/Spring Schedule 2022

Monday Saturday
5:30p-6:00p  10:30a-11:00a
6:00p-6:30p 11:30a-12:00p
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  1. Fall Sessions
  2. Winter/Spring Sessions
  3. Summer Sessions

Fall Sessions Schedule

Fall  2022 Session 1  Session 2 Program Length
Saturday September 10 - October 15 October 29 - December 10 6 weeks
Monday September 12 - October 17 October 24 - December 5 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).

Snowplow Sam Course Information