Snowplow Sam

Snowplow Sam classes are designed to help preschoolers aged 2-5 develop preliminary strength and coordination to maneuver on the ice. Toys and games are used to help children feel safe and become comfortable on the ice.

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The Snowplow Sam Program
spans the following 4 levels:

Snowplow Sam 1

1. Sit and stand up with skates on - off Ice
2. Sit and stand up - on Ice
3. March in place
4. March forward - 8-10 steps
5. March, then glide on two feet
6. Dip in place

Snowplow Sam 2

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

Snowplow Sam 3

1. Forward skating 8-10 strides
2. Forward one-foot glide - two times the skaters height. (R and L)
3. Forward swizzles - (4-6 in a row)
4. Backward swizzles - (2-3 in a row)
5. Moving forward snowplow stop (two foot)
6. Curves

Snowplow Sam 4

1. Forward Skating
2. Backwards 2 foot glide length of skaters height.
3. Backward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
4. Rocking Horse, one forward and one backward swizzle (repeat twice)
5.Two foot turns from forward to backward in place (both directions)
6. Two foot hop (in place)
- We suggest wearing layers such as, a long sleeve shirt and a t-shirt, sweatshirts, and a light jacket.
- Athletic pants, sweats, leggings, and yoga pants, nothing that restricts movement. Avoid jeans.
- One pair of thin socks that go up past the ankle.
- Helmets are not required, but are suggested for children aged 6 and younger.

- Refund Policy: NO REFUNDS will be granted after the semester begins. Refund requests made at least 5 days prior to the start of the semester will be granted, minus a $10 administration fee. To avoid the $10 fee, you may apply credit toward another RSA class.
- Class Attendance and Make-up Classes: All classes must be attended during the enrolled Semester. 2 make-up classes will be allowed each semester, and must be made up within the skaters current enrolled semester.
- Discount Promo-Codes: Promo-Codes and discounts will not be granted after registration. Only one promo code is allowed per family, per semester. Promo-Codes may not be combined.
- Military Discount: RSA is happy to offer a special discount to those who are currently serving in, or retired from, a qualifying branch of the Armed Services, or are the immediate family member of someone who is and have a valid military ID Card. Or: Be a veteran who receives VA benefits and have a valid Veteran Identification Card (VIC). Please contact the RSA office for details.
- Photo Release: Registration grants RSA rights to utilize skaters likeness for use on our website and various social media outlets.
-Class Times: Class times are subject to change. Due to Ralston Arena events, RSA will occasionally have to schedule semesters which skip a week. Prior to registration, please check the RSA Calendar, flyers, or the individual RSA class registration page for confirmed semester dates.