The 2015-2016 season begins the 37th year of the Nashoba Valley Olympia program. ISI programs let skaters of all ages and abilities skate for enjoyment and physical fitness, learn proper methods of ice skating, achieve their own goals at their own pace, participate in group activity and participate in nationally recognized recreational team competitions.
The philosophy of the Ice Skating Institute (ISI) is that people of any age can participate in the sport of ice skating and can enjoy testing and competing at different levels of achievement as a continuous part of a recreational sport, or enjoy the sport strictly as a form of physical exercise as part of a daily or weekly schedule without any other commitment. Each skating level has its own rewards and since it is a recreational program, the time involved is up to you! There are many possibilities: from one hour a week in classes to many extra hours of private instruction, practice and fun!
The most important concept of ISI is the TEAM approach. We attend classes and competitions as a team, always working toward winning as a team while we are also trying to do well as an individual skater. We offer group instruction as our primary method of instruction and also offer private lessons which serve only as a supplement to that group instruction. Our group classes consist of classes which use several instructors at different levels. Every time a skater does well, in competition, he or she may earn a medal for himself or herself while at the same time earning points for their team. Even when team members compete against one another in the same flight at a competition, they cheer each other on and wish each other luck. That is the TEAM CONCEPT … That is what ISI is all about … These concepts develop not only the ice skater, but also the person as a whole, developing certain ideals and standards for daily life.