recognized by the Royal Dutch Skating Association (KNSB)
OUR MOTTO - Dream big, work hard , have fun!
We think competitive skating is good for everyone involved. For kids, it's a way to learn about winning and losing, succeeding and failing, all while getting better at skating. These lessons they learn from sports, like feeling confident and disciplined, will help them be successful and happy in the future!
Discover the 'Learn to Skate' Experience for Beginners
What exactly is 'Learn to Skate'? It's a unique American training program designed for beginners, backed by US Skating and numerous other esteemed organizations. This dynamic program places a strong emphasis on enjoyment, active participation, and the cultivation of fundamental skills. Aligned with global athlete development strategies, often referred to as 'long-term athlete development' (LTAD) and in accordance with KNSB guidelines, 'Learn to Skate' prioritizes the acquisition of physical literacy and essential skills that serve as the foundation for various forms of skating sports and recreational activities.
Who is it intended for?
See explanation about groups here.
What are you going to learn?
A complete range of balance, control and agility skills taught in eight learning stages. The HIJH uses internationally proven and proven competency and learning methods that ensure stronger basic skills and develop them faster.
What can you expect?
Action, movement and fun! Skaters progress at their own pace and training tools are used to teach and promote learning. Classes include ice workouts, special dry workouts and ballet. Diplomas and other incentives are used to measure skaters' progress and reward effort and participation.
What do you need to participate?
For the ice: Skates, long pants, mittens/gloves, warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers - it will be hot!
On dry land: Sports shoes, mat, skipping rope and ballet shoes.
How do you sign up?
Our trial lessons provide a glimpse of the quality guarantee we offer. If you're interested in competitions or if the coaching team has approached you for the competition groups, you can count on an innovative training system and a wealth of experience.
Our competitive training program at the club is based on the Russian figure skating training system and includes on-ice training, specialized off-ice training, and ballet, all adapted for a specific regimen. These lessons are conducted by some of the best skaters in the Netherlands, who are masters in figure skating and KNSB/ISU-certified coaches. We collaborate with international and national coaches who have a background in top-level figure skating. In fact, one of our head coaches has led his pupils to the top-10 of the European Championships an impressive 4 times. He also boasts extensive experience in elite competitions such as the ISU (Junior) World Figure Skating Championships.