Kiwi-Skate Learn to Skate Class
Term 1 2013 classes
1 Hour lesson per week for 10 weeks (Cost $80)
Monday 4pm to 5pm or 5pm to 6pm February 11th to April
4pm to 5pm February 14th to April 18th
10am to 11am February 16th to April 20th
Includes Skate Hire and Coaching
Helmets (for children under the age of 5, it is mandatory that they wear
Kiwi skate is a nationally recognized skating program for children from the age of 3 to 18
Course Outline: Class time runs for
duration of 1 hour, included in this time is a group warm up and game time. Skaters will be placed into groups
that the coaches feel best suits their ability. The final quarter of the session is dedicated to a
progression unit, whereby the young skater are taught skills which aim to enhance their competence on the ice.
The games are created especially for the Kiwi skate program, and are aimed at expanding confidence and
There are test days which occur throughout the term, this gives skaters the chance to move up
through the grades as they are eligible. This achievement is marked with a certificate, and the opportunity
to purchase “Pass Books”.
Clothing: We recommend: Winter jackets / Long trousers
(preferably not jeans)/Thick socks/ Gloves
Fitting: Skaters should be able to wiggle their toes; however the foot should not slip inside of the
boot. Skates should be tied firmly, right from the base of the laces to the hooks. Please do not hesitate to
ask one of the coaches for help in regards to fastening skates, as they are happy to help.
Our aim is to teach children in a happy and safe environment and enable them to develop a love for
ice sports. Please do not hesitate to talk to any of the coaches if you have questions or concerns about the
program. The Dunedin Ice Stadium and coaches of Kiwi skate strive to deliver a high standard of learning and
professionalism. However, cannot be held accountable for any injuries which may occur on the ice surface.
Therefore, please be advised that all patrons enter the program at their own risk.
KIWI SKATE ATTAINMENT
LESSONSFOR BEGINNERS AT THE DUNEDIN ICE STADIUM
The Kiwi Skate programme has developed lessons endorsed by the
NZISA to introduce people of all ages into ice skating activities, and to develop basic skills on ice. It is mainly
for school children, although all ages from 4 year olds to pensioners are encouraged to
The national KIWI SKATE programme is run by the ice rinks, or
the local ice skating clubs. The KIWI SKATE programme in Dunedin is undertaken in cooperation with the Dunedin
Ice Skating Club and the DUNEDIN ICE STADIUM.
The main objectives of the Kiwi Skate school programme are to
improve a skater’s confidence and skills on the ice. A series of ice skating skills tests have been developed
by the NZISA. Skaters are issued with awards as they pass each level of
Another important element of Kiwi Skate lessons is the social
interaction and fun aspects of skating. Classes usually include a section dedicated to fun games and
Kiwi skate classes are held during school holidays and the
school term at the Dunedin Ice Stadium.
SEE LEVELS OF
Please phone (03)