TILTON — Bring your skates and join Magic Blades Figure Skating Club and Plymouth State Skating Academy staff on the ice at the Tilton School Ice Arena, Saturday, Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m.-noon for a free skating party to celebrate U.S. Figure Skating's National Skating Month.
Both Magic Blades and Plymouth State Academy are U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills programs offering membership through USFS, as well as the USFS badge program, teaching skills through a specific progression of skills. Both programs offer 30 minute lessons with 30 minutes of practice ice for skaters ages three through adult. Plymouth academy has free skate rentals for the lesson time. Both programs welcome beginner hockey skaters wanting to learn basic skating skills before joining advanced hockey teams. The academy offers stick and puck practice as well.
Lessons for the winter skating season at the Plymouth State Academy begin Sunday, Jan. 5, at 5 p.m. at the Plymouth State University Ice Arena. Magic Blades winter lesson session includes preparation for their annual skating show "Magic on Ice" A tribute to the winter Olympics in Sochi. Magic Blades lessons begin on Monday, Jan. 6, at the Tilton School Arena at 6 p.m. New skaters are welcome at both programs.
Local students Maggie DeVoy, Erica Markson and Olivia Maclean are senior members of the Magic Blades Figure Skating Club. (Courtesy photo)