Snow Plow Sam

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The Snowplow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into four progressive levels allowing children 6 and younger with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. These classes are designed to help children six and younger develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed. The ABCs are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all.

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Sit and stand up with skates on – off-ice
Sit and stand up – on-ice
March in place
March forward (8-10 steps)
March, then glide on two feet
Dip in place


March followed by a long glide
Dip while moving
Backward walking, toes turned inward, shifting weight (4-6 steps)
Backward wiggles (6 in a row)
Forward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
Beginning snowplow stop motion – in place or holding onto barrier
Two-foot hop, in place (optional)


Forward skating (8-10 strides)
Forward one-foot glide, two times skater’s height (R and L)
Forward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
Backward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
Moving forward snowplow stop (two-foot)

Based on the age and ability of the child after completion of Snowplow Sam 3, they can successfully advance to Basic 2, or progress to Snowplow Sam 4.


Forward skating
Backward two-foot glide, length of skater’s height
Backward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
Rocking horse – one forward, one backward swizzle, repeat twice
Two-foot turns from forward to backward, in place (both directions)
Two-foot hop, in place