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Welcome to Nacka Teamåkningsklubb!


Nacka Teamåkningsklubb was founded in 2005 with the goal to offer skaters lessons (at beginner and advanced levels) and the opportunity to participate in synchronized skating. The main priority was and remains for all who skate to have fun whilst gaining experience and improving their skills on the ice.

Since its creation, the club has grown exponentially -- from a handful of enthusiastic skaters and coaches, to a club today with over a hundred skaters, participating in not just synchronised skating, but ice dance and competitive singles skating as well.

Our club is organized into beginner groups, technique (freestyle) groups, synchro teams, ice dance (and solo dance), as well as singles skaters, all taught weekly by around a dozen coaches. While our primary focus is on children, we also have a handful of adult skaters who are welcome during both normal training times and our occasional camps (ice dance, synchro, and more).

Learn to Skate with our Skating School
(Orange, Green, Blue, Yellow and Red Groups, plus our Adult Beginner Group)
Our skating school is made up of beginners and more advanced skaters -- a total of around 100 kids skate each season with our skating school. Each child in our skating school has the option to skate twice a week for 45 minutes each. We even have a group of beginner adults which practice on Sundays (learn more here).

Our skate school is held on Thursdays (16:00-16:45) and Sundays (09:00-09:45 or 09:45-10:30), starting in late September. The first term concludes with our annual Christmas show. The second term starts in early January and ends in late March or early April with our annual spring show.

Our skate school costs 750kr for one day per week or 900kr to skate two days per week, per skater. Plus, all members in the club pay a yearly membership fee of 200kr. Click here to view all of our season's fees and payment information.

The coaches for our groups evaluate each skater's progress and provide individual help and instruction for each skater. Our club uses the Skate Sweden's badge system to mark the progress of the basics of figure skating.

Click here to sign up for our Skate School via our online form.

Clothing and equipment: We suggest skaters wear soft, flexible, warm clothes which don't restrict movement in any way (avoid bulky snowpants and jeans). A helmet is required for all skaters in the skate school. And don't forget gloves!

Even a lower level, the right type of skates can make a big difference for skaters. Ankle support and a blade in good shape are key. Recreational (pond) skates are often too soft to support the ankle and have blades of very low quality.

It is best to start skating with the "real" skates from the start. We suggest the following brands: Graf, Risport, Wifa, Jackson, Riedell. Some of these brands also have beginner models (Graf-Bristol, Wifa-Prima, Risport-Laser). While skates of a higher quality are more expensive, the overall skating experience is greatly improved by better skates. We suggest parents look for used skates at the same price as cheaper ones would cost brand new. Given that most skaters' feet are still growing, it may be tempting to buy the skates a size bigger than needed, but this is not recommended (1.5 cm is the maximum amount we suggest going over in size).
(More information about equipment and where to buy it can be found here.)

Technique (Freestyle) Training Groups
(Purple Groups)
After leaving the skate school, the next step in our club is to train with one of the purple (lila) groups. These groups continue to build upon the existing skills, expanding to learn more freestyle elements, including jumps and spins. Skaters at this level are also given the opportunity to try synchronized skating, ice dance, solo dance and/or singles skating. Along with all of that, they also work towards taking both "Fri" (freestyle) and "Basic" (moves in the field) tests with the Swedish Figure Skating Federation (a requirement for competing, among other things).

Skaters in the purple groups are also invited to take part in floor practice, strength/conditioning classes, and more off the ice. It is always up to the children and their family to choose how often they wish to train.

Club Shows (twice per year)
In coordination with the skating school's Christmas break and season-end in the spring, the club arranges shows for friends and family to attend and enjoy. The aim is for the children to be able to demonstrate and show their loved ones what they've learned and worked hard on all season.

All are welcome to take part in the shows! All skating school groups are involved, as well as our freestyle groups, synchro teams, ice dancers and single skaters. Each show generally has a theme, such as The Lion King or "Around the World."

Training Camps and Post-Season Training
The club organizes annual camps for both synchronized skating and ice dance, inviting both skaters from the purple groups as well as skaters (both children and adults) from around Sweden to participate.

Skaters in our freestyle (purple-level) groups or on our synchro teams are invited to continue training with us in our post-season practices, twice a week in April and May and once a week during the first half of June.

The Annual Nacka Trophy
Since 2010, we have hosted our own yearly competitions, during the winter skating season. Our competitions are open to synchronised skating teams, ice dance and solo dance competitors of all levels. The competitions have been great fun in the past and is something we all look forward to each season.

Long-term Goals for Nacka Teamåkningsklubb
In the long-term, the club plans to continue to operate in the same positive spirit, with focus on synchronized skating and ice dance, providing the opportunity for each skater to develop at his/her rate, to the degree to which they prefer, ranging from beginner to high-level competitive skaters. With our focus on synchronised skating, we hope to be able to encourage the development of the discipline within figure skating, allowing skaters of older ages to continue participating in the sport they love.

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Uppdaterad: 21 FEB 2018 22:08
Skribent: Jamie Hull
Epost: Adressen Gömd

Postadress:
Nacka Teamåkningsklubb - Konståkning
Skarstedt, Vallvägen 38
13235 Saltsjö-boo

Kontakt:
Tel: 070-660 25 40
E-post: This is a mailto link

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