Learn to Skate

About Learn To Skate

Develop basic skating skills with the Learn to Skate program

Ice skating is a great way to stay physically fit and have FUN! The Learn to Skate program offers a range of classes that suits everyone’s needs from age 3 through adult.   The program is a stepping stone to learning the skills necessary for recreational skating, more advanced figure skating, and hockey.

The Traverse City Figure Skating Club’s Learn to Skate program follows the curriculum of United States Figure Skating (USFS) – the national governing body for figure skating in the U.S. This Basic Skills Program is designed by U.S. Figure Skating to be the best beginning ice skating program that serves the needs of both the recreational and competitive skater.   The curriculum is designed to keep skaters enthusiastic about learning from the time they begin lessons until the time they reach their goals.

The schedule includes classes for all skill levels beginning with the skater who has never been on the ice before through those who may know the basics of skating forward and backward but who want to learn some beginning jumps and spins.   A schedule of current classes offered is available in the club office.   You will also find the Learn to Skate class schedule, class descriptions, and registration here!


Spring Session of Learn to Skate is NOW OPEN!

Registration for our Spring Learn to Skate session is now OPEN!!!! The session is 5 weeks long and is offered on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays! Classes will fill up fast so be sure to secure yours soon!
Monday Evenings – at Centre Ice Arena – 6:00-6:50pm
Dates include: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/13 (no class 5/6)
Thursday Evenings – at Centre Ice Arena – 5:40-6:30pm
Dates include: 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/3, 5/16 (no class 5/9)
Saturday Mornings – at Centre Ice Arena – 8:30-9:20am
Dates include: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/18 (no class 5/11)
30 minute group lesson
20 minutes of free time
Limited additional private lessons are available for $40 for the full 5 weeks during free time. First come first serve basis depending on coach availability.
****Rental skates are available free of charge during classes. Helmets (bike or hockey) are required for Snowplow Sam and Basic 1 classes. Please dress warm and bring gloves! ****
Let us know if you have any questions at tclearntoskate@gmail.com!
*classes will be cancelled if TCAPS closes schools due to weather that day, other area schools close, or at the discretion of TCFSC*

Aspire Program

We are so excited to be offering the ASPIRE program at TCFSC on Saturday mornings in the fall!
This is a bridge program from Learn to Skate into the club. Not ready to jump into private lessons and the club yet? This is the perfect way to explore new areas of skating using the US Figure Skating Aspire Curriculum to introduce skaters to jumps, spins, Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, Theatre on Ice, edges and power. It is a 30 minute on ice group class followed by 30 minutes of off ice stretch, warm up, and jumps. Even better yet, there is parent education piece!
Open to skaters who have passed Basic 3 and up! This is a great way to skate more in addition to our Learn to Skate classes! We also encourage new club members who are taking private lessons to join! ASPIRE Program is available in the FALL.

School Closing

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