Field Trip Information (click for details)

Field Trip: The Palouse Ice Rink Association would like to inform you about this field trip opportunity for 5th and 6th graders in the Palouse area. The Science on Ice curriculum was developed in 2008 by Paul Allan and Pete Robichaud. We have now taught over 900 students from 12 area schools about the properties of water (gas, liquid and solid), Newton’s law of motion (sliding different weight pucks on the ice) and rotational momentum (spins).

The curriculum is targeted to meet the Idaho/ Washington Standards for 5th grade in both science and physical education. The second half of the field trip is an opportunity for students to learn the basics of ice skating. Each student is fitted with ice skates and a helmet, and a figure skating coach teaches the basics of skating, forward swizzles, and snowplow stops.

Due to overwhelming interest in the Science on Ice Program, Each year we now have sessions on Wednesdays, November through early March (excluding school holiday weeks).

Session schedule:
Leave your school in time to arrive at the Palouse Ice Rink at 9:15 AM
• Science lessons 9:30 to 10:30 AM
• Get skates on students starting at 10:30 AM
• Skate Lesson and free skate time 10:40 to 11:10 AM
• Depart the Palouse Ice Rink at 11:20 AM There is no fee for the field trip because the sponsors have provided an educational grant to cover the cost of the field trip.

SPONSORS: Decagon Devices, Inc.
Terragraphics International Foundation