​Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

Slice Ice: Recreational Ice Skating  Spring 2024

  • All students must complete a project for this class.
  • Location: The Howard Ice Arena
  • Contact person: Jon Whidden 
  • Contact Jon at jon@ruskets.com for questions.
  • ​Format: In-person
  • Grades: K-12
  • ​Start Date: must begin in January
  • Class days/times: Contact instructor to set up group lesson time.

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Students of all ages and experience levels will sharpen their ice skating abilities, learn new skills, and build strength through regular, extended skating sessions at our local community ice rink.  Hockey, figure, freestyle and speed skaters are all welcome, but this class is especially for anyone who just want to have fun and be more comfortable out on the ice.

Skaters will learn the fundamental differences between figure and hockey skating styles, try on their preferred type of skates, and use a rental pair for the rest of the semester.   There will be multiple opportunities for practice, during our regular group instruction times and optional open skate sessions outside of class.

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Recreational Ice Skating Syllabus

*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class. 

Teacher of Record: Sara Smothers