Ah Haa School for the Arts

Skate & Art P.E.

Skate & Art P.E. for Grades K-6 and Art & Yoga P.E. for Grades 7-12

Local artists & yoga instructors, Telluride Figure Skating & Ah Haa School for the Arts have teamed up to offer alternatives to Ski P.E.


Instead of spending the day on the slopes, kids spend mornings learning the fundamentals of figure skating and hockey in Town Park, and the remainder of the day creating a variety of fun art projects at the Ah Haa School. The program is offered to students in grades K-6 and runs January-February.

Ah Haa provides a safe, positive and inspiring environment for children to stretch their imaginations and push their creative boundaries. Using a variety of materials and talented instructors, we aim to provide new experiences that go beyond what might be explored at home or in school. The goal is to foster creativity, confidence and fun!

Telluride Figure Skating Club offers two programs for K-6 Skate and Art PE participants. Their programs are geared toward teaching students the fundamentals of figure skating and hockey skating, while enjoying fun times at Telluride’s Hanley Rink. All ability levels are welcome!

Student Art Opportunities

Students will explore a variety of media, ranging from mixed-media sculpture and ceramics to painting and printmaking. Each class will build upon the one prior, helping kids gain new skills and meaningful experiences.
TO BRING: Please make sure your child comes with comfortable clothing that won’t be harmed by paint or other art media. Also, pack a healthy lunch, snack and beverage each day. Named water bottles are recommended. Those unable to provide lunch for their child may sign up to have Ah Haa provide one for them each week for an additional $45 fee. (Provided lunches are typically peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, apples and chips. Parents must provide additional snacks.)
For more information on Ah Haa’s youth art programming, call 970-728-3886.

Student Skate Opportunities

This learn-to-skate program helps students build coordination, strength and balance while learning the fundamentals of forward and backward skating, stops crossovers, tricks and turns. This curriculum follows the USFSA Basic Skills, Snowplow Sam and Basic 8 Skills development progressions. Either figure skates or hockey skates are appropriate. All skaters will learn to move faster and be more agile on the ice.
EQUIPMENT NEEDS: Sharpened skates (can be supplied by school), helmet, winter coat and snow pants, ski gloves, ski socks (not too thick), snacks, lunch, and water bottle.
• To help defray the cost of maintaining school-owned skates, a $20 rental fee now applies. (This fee is waived for scholarship recipients.)
• Students must bring a separate bag to transport their skates. Skates cannot be transported by their laces.
• For those with their own skates, they should be full figure or hockey skates for learning proper skating techniques; no hybrids.
Please contact Alysha Patterson if you have any questions regarding skating at 970-237-0332.

Sample Day in Skate & Art P.E.

8:30am – Teacher/volunteer drops kids off at Hanley Rink

9:00am – Morning skate

11:15am – Skate instructor drops kids off at Ah Haa

11:30am – Students gather for lunch and art project

2:45pm – School staff returns children to school


Required forms to be printed, completed, signed and returned to Ah Haa before the first day of SKART:

Ah Haa Waiver | Skate Release Form (these forms are also attached to your confirmation email once you complete online registration).

Hard copies of these forms are available in school district offices.