Hess Skating School 2021 - 2022
Welcome to the Hess Skating School, our new Learn to Skate program at Hess Ice Rink. We now offer superior instruction using the Learn to Skate USA program. Our highly qualified and competent staff will teach in the most rewarding and FUN way, guaranteeing the most enjoyable experience for everyone. The school is offered for all ages and levels. So if you’re dreaming of Olympic gold, NHL fame or just recreational skating, this is the place to be!
Our mission is to create and provide a positive and FUN environment for all skaters to learn, experience and enjoy the art of skating. The foundation of the program is based on a safe and solid skill progression that provides all skaters the necessary tools to reach their goal, be it recreational or competitive.
LEARN TO SKATE USA COVID-19 STATEMENT
With a focus on health and well-being of our athletes, members, and all participatns, Learn to Skate USA continues to follow U.S. Figeure Skating's protocols regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Updates from U.S. Figure Skating will be posted on www.usfigureskating.org
SKATE USA REGISTRATION
All participants are encouraged to register with Learn to Skate USA. The membership fee for participants is $16 per year and includes a welcome email, a welcome packet with their member card and number, skater record book, parent handbook, Learn to Skate USA magazine, sports accident insurance and information about ice skating. Learn to Skate USA offers an easy way to register at www.LearnToSkateUSA.com.
LEARN TO SKATE
This program is open to everyone, from the beginning skater to the seasoned player, who wants to improve their skills on the ice.
The Academy is our new extension program to Learn to Skate. Group instruction will provide figure skaters the opportunity to spin, jump and dance through skating; while hockey players will have the chance to “learn to play” the game.
Private instruction is available during any of our Academy Freestyle Sessions. Lessons will be offered by our skilled nstructors, Melissa, Alyssa, and Teresa. Please contact them directly for more information.
Melissa Maggio: (724) 714-5920
Alyssa George: (330) 881-1650
Teresa Santilli: (330) 550-2701
PLEASE DRESS WARM! GLOVES ARE A MUST. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR THOSE 7 & UNDER. LOOSE LAYERS! THIN SOCKS WORK BEST FOR PROPER SKATE FIT.
SKATERS WILL ALSO RECEIVE 2 PUBLIC SESSION PASSES FOR HESS ICE RINK UPON COMPLETION OF SESSION
Melissa Maggio: Has been skating for 33 years and teaching for 18 years. She has skated on tour professionally and has trained in the United States and Canada. Melissa is a quadruple gold skater.
She teaches all levels including USFSA, ISI and power skating.
Alyssa George: Has been teaching figure skating for 15 years. Alyssa has competed various places in the U.S. including Chicago, Columbus, and Boston, as well as many local competitions across Ohio and Pennsylvania. She has been trained on and off ice with specialized instruction focus for Choreography, Basic USFS levels, ISI Freestyle Levels, as well as Adults, and Synchronized Skating. She has traveled with many of her students to competitions across the North East. Alyssa has had much success directing and choreographing for multiple productions and shows at her rink, as well as performances for period breaks at hockey games.