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Fall Freestyle Sessions:

Starting on Saturday, September 5th, 2020, any sessions with availability will appear on our registration portal. You have 3 payment options:

  1. You may register for as many sessions as you would like on a weekly basis through our registration portal. You no longer need to request registration codes or permission to register for sessions. This is the ONLY way to guarantee a spot on a freestyle session other than via a subscription (see Fall 2020 Freestyle Subscription Options below for available subscriptions). ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds. Credits will only be given for missed freestyle sessions if notification is provided VIA EMAIL to Gabrielle Valiquette AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SESSION. No exceptions.

     REGISTER HERE.

  2. You may arrive prior to the start of a session and pay a walk-on fee IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE on a session. Subscriptions and online registrations get priority over walk-ons.
  3. You may arrive prior to the start of a session a use either an Early Bird Punch Card (valid on sessions between 6:00 am and 8:55 am, Monday through Friday)  or Day Time Punch Card (valid on sessions between 9:05am and 2:15pm, Monday through Friday) IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE on a session. Punch Cards may not be used on weekends or any weekday sessions starting at or after 2:15 pm. A Punch Card is a pre-paid walk-on. Subscriptions and online registrations get priority over walk-ons.

 

In order to skate on a freestyle session:

  • skaters must have passed Learn to Skate USA Basic 4 to skate without a coach on a freestyle session.
  • skaters who are currently working on Basic 4 and below may only skate on a freestyle session while in a lesson. This is for the safety of all skaters on the ice.

A maximum of 25 people will be allowed on a freestyle session (this includes skaters and coaches) – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Spots must be reserved for skaters AND coaches on each session. A coach may not teach on a session without first confirming that  a spot is available on a session and paying a coaching commission. If you would like to have your coach come to Twin Rinks as a guest coach, or if you are a coach interested in being a guest coach at Twin rinks, please contact Gabrielle Valiquette, Skating Director, via email (g_valiquette@stamfordtwinrinks.com

 REGISTER HERE.

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Fall 2020 Freestyle Subscription Options:

Session specific subscriptions are available for a limited number of sessions. Wednesday 4:00, Wednesday 4:50, and Saturday 9:40 are SOLD OUT and no longer available.

(1) Early Bird/A.M. Punch Card

  • 10 admissions to the 6:00AM, 6:55AM, or 7:55AM weekday freestyle sessions
  • You pick the days and times
  • An Early Bird/A.M. Punch Card may only be used for admission to one the 3 sessions specified above
  • This is a pre-paid/discounted “walk-on” and may only be used if space is available on a session (currently capped at 25 people (skaters and coaches) per session)
  • A Punch Card is not a guaranteed spot on a session
  • You may not call ahead to put your name on the list for a freestyle session
  • You must present your card to be punched every time that it is used. If you do not present your card before the start of a session, you may only skate on the session if you pay the walk-on fee.
  • The card may only be used by 1 person and is non-transferable
  • Cards that are lost or stolen will not be replaced

 

(2) Day Time Punch Card

  • 10 admissions to any weekday freestyle sessions between 9:05AM and 2:15PM
  • You pick the days and times
  • A Day Time Punch Card may only be used for admission to weekday sessions between 9:05AM and 2:15PM
  • This is a pre-paid/discounted “walk-on” and may only be used if space is available on a session (currently capped at 25 people (skaters and coaches) per session)
  • A Punch Card is not a guaranteed spot on a session
  • You may not call ahead to put your name on the list for a freestyle session
  • You must present your card to be punched every time that it is used. If you do not present your card before the start of a session, you may only skate on the session if you pay the walk-on fee.
  • The card may only be used by 1 person and is non-transferable
  • Cards that are lost or stolen will not be replaced

 

(3) Early Bird 17 Week Subscription

  • Select one day and time from the following options for all 17 weeks:
    • Monday 6:00AM, 6:55AM, or 7:55AM
    • Tuesday 6:00AM, 6:55AM, or 7:55AM
    • Wednesday 6:00AM, 6:55AM, or 7:55AM
    • Thursday 6:00AM, 6:55AM, or 7:55AM
    • Friday 6:00AM, 6:55AM, or 7:55AM
  • Skaters may not change the day/time they skate from week to week
  • This option secures a spot on one session for all 17 weeks. For example, SKATER X will skate every Wednesday at 6:55AM for 17 weeks.
  • You may subscribe to multiple sessions. For example, SKATER X will skate every Wednesday at 6:55AM and 7:55AM and every Friday at 6:00AM – these are 3 separate subscriptions.

 

(4) Day/Time Specific Weekday Afternoon & Weekend Subscriptions

  • Skaters select a specific session for the entire subscription period
  • This is a guaranteed spot on a specific session during the entire subscription period
  • Skaters may not change the day/time they skate from week to week
  • Subscription durations vary based upon session availability (some sessions only go through mid-November). See session dates on the chart above.

CLICK HERE FOR FALL 2020 SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS

You may purchase subscriptions online or in person. Subscriptions will not be pro-rated regardless of when the subscription is purchased. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gabrielle Valiquette at (203) 968-9000 x16 or g_valiquette@stamfordtwinrinks.com.

 

Private Lessons:

Skaters of all skill levels who are committed to improving their skills more rapidly will benefit from the additional practice time available during freestyle sessions and from one-on-one or small group private lessons from the Twin Rinks’ professional coaches. Twin Rinks offers more convenient freestyle times year-round than any other ice rink in the Metro-New York area, and more than all other Fairfield County rinks combined.

Private lessons offer the opportunity for the motivated skater to train with experienced, proven coaches in order to master the skills need to participate in competitive events and to earn higher ratings. Instruction is available for freestyle, moves in the field, ice dance, power skating, and test and competition preparation.

All Twin Rinks coaches are private contractors. They set their own fees and schedules directly with students. If you would like to inquire about private lessons and obtain a recommendation for a coach for your child(ren), please contact Gabrielle Valiquette at (203) 968-9000 x16 or via email at g_valiquette@stamfordtwinrinks.com.

Guest Coaching at Twin Rinks:

Outside coaches who are fully licensed and in good standing with US Figure Skating (USFS CER-A or CER-B) and insured are welcome to teach at Twin Rinks provided that they follow all Twin Rinks rules and policies and adhere to the Professional Skaters Association Code of Ethics. The following must be on file at all times: (1) fully executed guest coaching agreement; (2) proof of liability insurance for the current season; (3) contact information sheet; and, (4) current photograph. Daily coaching passes, 10 session punch cards, and walk-on commission rates available.

Please contact Gabrielle Valiquette at (203) 968-9000 ×16 for more information on freestyle session availability, as well as guest coaching policies, procedures, and commissions. 


Twin Rinks Skating School Welcomes All Compliant Guest Coaches!

  • Guest coaches are welcome to coach students on all freestyle sessions at Twin Rinks, space permitting. All guest coaches must sign a Facility Use Agreement, provide proof of U.S. Figure Skating membership, and provide proof of insurance for the 2020-2021 season. Coaches must complete a contact information form and provide a current photo that will be kept on file. Photos may be in hard copy/printed format or in digital format – emailed to Gabrielle Valiquette, Skating Director, at g_valiquette@stamfordtwinrinks.com
  • Coaches must make reservations for all sessions to confirm availability of a coaching spot while CT and CDC headcount restrictions continue to be in place. Contact Gabrielle Valiquette to make a reservation.
  • Coach Commissions for the 2020-2021 season are as follows:
    $5.00/session
    for any sessions between
    6:00am and 2:15pm
    on weekdays
    OR
    $4.00/session
    if using an
    Early Bird/Day Time Punch Card
    ($40.00/10 sessions)
    $10/session
    for any sessions starting
    after 2:15pm on weekdays
    and any weekend sessions
    OR
    $7.50/session
    if using a
    Prime Time Punch Card
    ($75.00/10 sessions)
    $25 Coaching
    Day Pass
    (unlimited sessions
    for one day)
  • Coaches must check-in at the Admissions Desk PRIOR to teaching any lessons and sign the freestyle log
  • If using a Punch Card, the card must be presented at check-in. If the Punch Card is not presented at check-in, the walk-on rate must be paid.
  • Lost or stolen Punch Cards will not be replaced
    Early Bird/Daytime Punch Cards may not be used for Prime Time sessions and vice versa
  • All guest coaches must be in good standing with U.S. Figure Skating, follow all Twin Rinks policies and guidelines, and adhere to the Professional Skaters Association Code of Ethics at all times.
  • For any questions or concerns, please contact Gabrielle Valiquette

Freestyle Schedule:

All schedules are subject to change. Please check daily for the most up-to-date session times. Twin Rinks reserves the right to share ice with Twin Rinks Skating School group lessons, clinics, & camps.

Figure Skating Session Policies & Procedures
All skaters will check in at the Admissions Desk upon arrival and sign in on the participation sheet. Subscribers names will be pre-printed on participation sheet. Subscribers must initial after their name
Walk-on Guests must print their name and initial after it in the space provided
Payment in full for ice time is then made
All skaters enter their coaches name in the box(s) for lesson times
All skaters will be issued a receipt and a colored sticker to be worn in a visible location while on the ice
Skaters are not allowed on the ice without sticker.
One sticker color during session whether just practicing or for a private lesson
If skater has a lesson, admissions will mark sticker with No. of lessons and circle it (with a sharpie).
If skater is just practicing, then there will be no mark on the sticker
Subscribers will have a sticker with their name and the time of the session
Students will pay their instructors directly: cash, check, instructor credit card/thru smart phone