What we offer to Local Schools and Youth Groups
EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIPS
A field trip with us is unlike any ice skating trip you’ve ever experienced; it’s an interactive educational opportunity that gives students the chance to tour our facility while learning all about ice rinks, refrigeration, and important components of ice skating and hockey. After the tour, students have the opportunity to take an ice skating lesson taught our qualified learn to skate staff.
Students learn about the dimensions of the skating rink surface and how rinks are constructed.
This will include:
- Instruction on the types of glass that are allowed for the upper part of the barrier
- Instruction on the types of plastic used for the lower boards
- How the paint is applied for distinguishing marks underneath the ice
- Other logistical components.
Many people in our area wonder how we make and develop the ice for our rinks. Students learn how the ice is formed with thousands of gallons of water and maintained. Temperature and humidity conditions are crucial for creating and maintaining an ice rink. The skating surface is ideally between 24 and 26 F while the indoor temperature is about 63 F and indoor humidity about 30%. Even small changes can make a huge difference. High humidity can create fog over the ice. Hot weather outside may soften the ice inside as arena doors open.
Everyone loves watching this machine resurface the ice. In this section of the tour, students are instructed on how the Zamboni functions to maintain the ice. The Sno-King staff demonstrates how the ice surface is maintained by checking the temperature of the ice, the depth of the ice in various areas, and resurfacing the ice.
Students are invited to lace up a pair of our rental skates and join us on the ice as we demonstrate hockey and figure skating techniques. During this section, our skating professionals will teach a brief skating lesson.
This educational field trip ends with some fun!
Students are invited to lace up a pair of our rental skates and join us on the ice as we demonstrate hockey and figure skating techniques. During this section, our skating professionals will teach a brief skating lesson relating to hockey and figure skating.
This field trip ends with some fun! We provide students with free skating time to enjoy skating and practicing their new-learned skills.
Students will leave with information packets and one free general admission and skate rental coupon to come back to any of our locations during a public skate session.