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!

tclearntoskate@gmail.com

Summer Camps at TCFSC are NOW OPEN!

Learn to Skate Camp

August 20, 21, 22 from 4:00-6:00pm at Centre Ice Arena

Register at: https://form.jotform.com/222406320331136

*rental skates are included, please supply your own snacks and water*

Camp Schedule:

 

August 20

4:00-4:45pm – Off Ice (Activities, warm up, stretch)

5:00-5:30pm – On Ice Skating Class

5:30-5:50pm – Practice Exhibition on ice for the final day!

 

August 21

4:00-4:45pm – Off Ice (warm up, stretch, exhibition practice off ice)

5:00-5:30pm – On Ice Skating Class

5:30-5:50pm – Practice Exhibition on ice for the final day!

 

August 22

4:00-4:45pm – Off Ice (warm up, stretch, exhibition practice off ice, treat provided!)

5:00-5:30pm – On Ice Skating Class

5:30-5:50pm – Exhibition for the families! Come see what your skater has been working for in a short routine. Please have skaters wear bright, fun outfits, or costumes!

*All skaters MUST be able to stand/move on the ice on their own without assistance OR be in the Basic 1 or 2 class. Skaters must dress warm for the on ice portion and bring sneakers for the off ice portion. Ages 5 and up. If you have a skater that is younger but able to skate unassisted, please email tclearntoskate@gmail.com for an exception*

Aspire Summer Camp

Welcome to the TCFSC ASPIRE Summer Camp! We are excited to offer this opportunity for our skaters to explore new areas of figure skating and take their skills to the next level! We encourage all Basic 3 and up skaters to participate and further their skating journey in this fun summer camp atmosphere! Skating can have a lot of moving pieces. The Aspire program comes with a parent education piece to better support your skaters journey in the sport! A parent welcome talk will be held on the first day and a wrap up meeting on the final day for all your questions to be answered!

Register at: https://form.jotform.com/231214935281149

 

August 13, 14, 15 from 4:00-6:00pm at Centre Ice Arena

*rental skates are included, please supply your own snacks and water. Each skater will receive one private lesson included in their registration fee during camp.*

 

Camp Schedule:

 

August 13

4:00-4:45pm – Off Ice (Warm up, stretch, jumps)

4:00-4:15pm – Parent Welcome Talk with Director Ellie

5:00-5:30pm – On Ice Skating Class – Creative Movement & Edges

5:30-5:40pm -Small group instruction

5:40-5:50pm – Private lessons and free skate

 

August 14

4:00-4:45pm – Off Ice (Warm up, stretch, jumps)

5:00-5:30pm – On Ice Skating Class – Jumps and Spins

5:30-5:40pm – Small group instruction

5:40-5:50pm – Private lessons and free skate

 

August 15

4:00-4:45pm – Off Ice (warm up, stretch, activity, treat provided!)

5:00-5:30pm – On Ice Skating Class – Tricks and Intro to Synchro

5:30-5:40pm – Small group instruction

5:40-5:50pm – Private Lessons and free skate

5:50-6:10pm – Parent meeting with TCFSC Director Ellie. We will go over what potential next steps for skaters are who are interested in joining the club, doing more lessons, ice show, etc. Come see what we offer at TCFSC and have all of your questions answered!

*All skaters MUST be in the Basic 3, 4, 5, 6 classes. Skaters must dress warm for the on ice portion and bring sneakers for the off ice portion.*

 

*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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