HTA’s skate school is suitable for preschool and school children from the age of three. They have the opportunity to learn how to skate through play in small groups, under the guidance of experienced instructors. Ice skating is a basic skill and a nice hobby that develops children in many ways!
Our skate school’s instructors are former skaters, young adults trained by ESLU, STLL and HTA, who have experience in both doing sports and physical activities with children.
Contact person: Hanna Ovaskainen, firstname.lastname@example.org (general administrative matters, registration, etc.)
Head coach: Laura Kiuru, email@example.com (coaching, lesson plans, child’s progress, etc.)
Current offer for 2020-2021 season
Registration for the skate school includes a skate pass. In addition to the basic fee, a club membership fee of 30 eur will be charged for the 2020-2021 season.
|Skate school (16 lessons)
||Tue, (1.9.)||18:15 -19:00||Malmi
|171 €||Laura K., Sandra B.,
|Special needs group (16 lessons)
||Tue, (1.9.)||18:15 -19:00||Malmi
|191 €||Heidi Lindroos|
|Luistelukoulu (16 lessons)
||Wed, (2.9.)||18:00 -18:45||Myllypuro
|171 €||Heidi L., Anna K.|
|Luistelukoulu (11 lessons)
||Sun, (20.9.)||14:45 -15:30||Helsinki
|121 €||Sonia H., Lila K.|
You can register here: https://go.hoika.net/public/Login.aspx?sid=444
If you are registering for the first time, first register as a user in our system.
General rules of the skate school
- The field used by the club and the numbers of locker rooms are displayed on the notice board at the lobby of the ice rink, near the janitor’s office.
- The club and the ice rink are not held responsible for items left in the locker room. The last person to leave the locker room is supposed to lock the door and return the key to the coach.
- Do not go to the ice without an instructor and leave immediately after the end of the practice.
- Parents should bring their children to the ice and meet them beside it at the end of the lesson.
- It is recommended that parents wait for their children in the proximity of the ice rink so that their children can quickly find them if he or she needs to leave a lesson for some reason.
Skate school insurance
The club insures all skaters under the age of 15 who have paid the skate school fee and provided the necessary contact information. The insurance complies with the general accident conditions of youth sports insurance (U9507).
Further information: Finnish Figure Skating Association (STLL)
How to proceed after skate school?
The more times a week they skate, the faster they develop and the more experience they gain. Instructors and coaches recommend moving to development teams when there is enough enthusiasm for skating several times a week!
Feel free to inquire about joining our development groups by sending us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to ask about your child’s progress, equipment, or other technical issues, instructors and club managers will be happy to talk to you before or after class. You can also email us your questions.
Special needs groups
Special needs skating groups are intended for children who require special attention due to a disability. HTA’s special needs skating group is suitable for kids who have already tried and are enthusiastic about skating.
More information: https://www.stll.fi/tule-mukaan/soveltava-luistelu/
At HTA, skaters and their parents are committed to the Young Finland Association’s Operation Game Rules. This game rules together with the UN Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC) in Sport serve as guidelines for the club:
- The right to participate regardless of talents.
- The right to participate at a level appropriate to one’s own stage of mental and physical development.
- The right to have an adult instructor / coach.
- The right to participate in a safe environment.
- The right to participate in the planning of activities and to decide about one’s own participation.
- The right to participate as a child, not as a young adult.
- The right to equal opportunities to strive for success.
- The right to have access to appropriate equipment.
- The right to be treated with respect by everyone.
- The right to have fun in sports.