SKATE for Girls enhances current classroom activity by connecting learning with movement. This provides a new and engaging educational outlet for students.
Kinesthetic activity replaces lectures and notetaking with learning via full-body involvement. This generates student interest and creativity while improving understanding and retention. SKATE for Girls enhances the traditional classroom experience through kinesthetic learning activities.
U.S. Figure Skating Certified coaches will teach basic skills in figure skating classes. Students have the opportunity to learn beginning elements on ice and collaborate with their peers. Within a safe and fun environment, students will increase their discipline and teamwork. There will also be an optional final performance at the end of the session to showcase the student's success.
Trained tutors will lead problem-solving sessions that allow students to collaborate as they tackle difficult math questions. In small groups (a maximum student-to-instructor ratio of 3:1 ) kinesthetic learning is encouraged. Integration of math topics from the 6-8th grade curriculum allows the SKATE for Girls curriculum to adapt to many levels of ability.
SKATE for Girls offers a program that is open to 6th-8th grade girls, who are interested in improving their math skills and learning figure skating within a female community.
Each session of SKATE for Girls serves 10-25 girls and has a maximum of 4:1 student-to-mentor ratio.