Volunteer

Winter Club Learn to Skate operates with a staff of paid professional coaches and many volunteers on and off the ice. Talk to LTS Director Patty Hagen if you are interested in participating: 

Ambassadors

Ambassadors are a unique feature of Winter Club Learn to Skate. Ambassadors help the WCLTS staff to welcome families to the classes and lace skates; help beginners to take their first steps on the ice; assist instructors in Snowplow Sam and Basic 1 classes; play with beginners in the practice area. Ambassadors understand that by volunteering in WCLTS, they are helping Winter Club; profits from WCLTS subsidize the cost of the WC sessions on which the Ambassadors train. In return, Ambassadors can explore their interest in becoming a figure skating coach; they will learn fun, safe ways to teach basic skating skills. Many Ambassadors also accumulate community services hours required by school and church organizations.

  Requirements:

  • At least 12 years old; adults are welcome, too!
  • Skating at the Free Skate 1 or Adult 3 level or higher.
  • An interest in helping beginner skaters.
  • An interest in learning to be an instructor or helping Winter Club.
  • Member of Winter Club and/or Learn to Skate USA.
  • Attend periodic training sessions with WCLTS director or other senior coach.
  • Willing to attend most class dates in a WCLTS session. Ambassadors are NOT required to attend every class.

Some experienced Ambassadors are invited to serve as assistant instructors in basic skills classes. These volunteer assistants help to teach individual skaters or small groups of skaters at the request of the professional instructor. Assistants will learn techniques for teaching basic skills and will learn fun, safe methods for managing classes.

WINTER CLUB NEEDS ADULT VOLUNTEERS!

Winter Club Learn to Skate operates with a staff of paid professional coaches and many volunteers on and off the ice. Talk to LTS Director Patty Hagen if you are interested in participating: 

Adult volunteers are needed to set up and manage the welcome desk at Thursday and Sunday Learn to Skate sessions. This is an excellent way for parents of LTS participants to help the club. Requirements: a friendly smile, patience, and a warm coat.

  • THURSDAYS 5-6:30pm – A desk manager and an assistant are needed to welcome skaters and families, assist in filling out registration forms, take payment, answer questions, direct skaters and families to skate rental, bleachers, restrooms, etc.
  • SUNDAYS 2:45-5pm – A desk manager and assistants are needed to manage the desk. Several additional adults are needed on the first few weeks of each session when many new skaters and families join the program.

Ice Monitors

Two adults are needed to monitor each WC session (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays):

  • One monitor must be a board member who will take attendance and payments (cash, check or credit/debit) from each skater for ice time.
  • Another parent or other adult is needed to assist the board member in taking attendance and supervising the music: helping coaches and skaters to take turns playing programs using smart phones or other devices.

Recital Volunteers

Volunteers for annual holiday recital

  • RECITAL PREP COMMITTEE ā€“ 5 teens or adults are needed to help the directors and coaches plan and organize the recital, including music, costumes, script, program, etc.
  • RECITAL DAY COMMITTEE ā€“ 8 additional adults are needed to help on the day of the recital, as ticket sellers, announcers, stage managers, dressers, etc.