The Skating Club at Dartmouth (SCAD) offers figure skating for the Upper Valley Community.
SCAD is a volunteer-run, cooperative skating club. The organization began in the 1940’s and has been the home club both for a great many enthusiastic and exceptionally talented skaters.
There are programs for all ages, from preschool to adult:
- Snow Plow Sam: Designed to help the preschool age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice.
- Basic Skills 1-8: The “BASIC (skating) SKILLS” are fundamental to the sport. The eight levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, three turns, Mohawks. THESE SKILLS ARE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO BECOMING A STRONG FIGURE SKATER or HOCKEY PLAYER.
- Freestyle: This is for those skaters who have gone through the Basic Skills 1-8 and would like to pursue figure skating. In addition, skaters who have passed Basic Skills 3 are eligible to participate in some Freestyle sessions as well.
- Adults: This program promotes physical fitness and improves balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. This program is open to beginner through advanced skaters.