Original Recreational Skating Program
ISI's standardized weSKATE program,
introduced in 1964, is a structured program designed to increase interest and
participation in ice skating. The program provides a nurturing environment
where skills are broken down into progressive, achievable levels that encourage
The weSKATE program is
offered in group lessons at ISI member rinks. Classes include:
The ISI Tot testing program offers specialized instruction for three to five
year-olds with the emphasis on fun.
Skaters: The ISI pre-Alpha test program introduces skaters to the wonderful
world of ice skating. Emphasizing fun and safety, lessons quickly generate
confidence as new skaters develop skills and make new friends.
Skills: The ISI basic skills skating program guides new skaters through
carefully graduated maneuvers, ensuring rapid progress over short time periods.
Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta tests provide direction and build competency in
all important foundation moves. Forward and backward skating, stopping, turning
and edges are taught in exciting, low cost group lessons.
Pre-Alpha through Delta classes are
offered to all ages, tots to adults. Skaters at these levels may not compete in
Freestyle, Figures, Couples or Dance levels 1-10. Skaters wishing to compete in
these levels and advance their skills can move on to ISI's Recreational Figure
Skating Program and/or ISI's Recreational Hockey Program.