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.
Go to the Learn To Skate USA Website to find out all about Learn to Skate classes.

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!


SAVE THE DATE – Learn to Skate camp will be held August 15-17th from 4:00-6:00pm at Centre Ice. It is open for levels Basic 1 and up. Must be able to skate on your own. Ages 5 and up.

Registration is now OPEN at https://form.jotform.com/211105599504150

August 15th, 16th, 17th from 4:00-6:00pm

Centre Ice Arena

Camp will have off ice class including warm up, stretch, activities as well on ice classes, routine prep, and free skate. The final day, camp skaters will perform their routine for the parents and will include performances from a few other TCFSC club skaters along with treats to close out the camp. Please see schedule below.

Please bring:

-Yoga Mat

-Tennis Shoes

-Warm clothes and gloves for skating

-Water Bottle

-Snack (if needed)

– You can bring your own skates or use our free rental skates from Centre Ice


Day 1:

Off Ice:  
4:00pm -Learn how to warm up our bodies properly and stretch class, activities  
On Ice:  
5:00-5:30 –Classes 
5:30-5:50 –Practice Performance Routine & Free Time 


Day 2:

Off Ice:  
4:00pm -Warm up, off ice jumps, stretch, practice routine
On Ice:  
5:00-5:30 –Classes 
5:30-5:50 –Practice Performance Routine 


Day 3:

Off Ice:  
4:00pm -Walk through performance on the ground and games
On Ice: 
5:00-5:30 –Classes 
5:30-6:00 –Performance and treats! 


*Treats on the final day will be provided. Please let us know if there are any known allergies. Thank you!*



Learn to Skate Fall Session – Dates TBD – Registration will open in August

Mondays 6:00-6:50pm 

Saturdays 9:00-9:50am

 $80 Includes:

30 minute group lesson

20 minute free time

Limited additional private lessons are available for additional cost.

Sessions include a 30 minute group lesson followed by 20 minutes of free skate time. You may add a 10 minute private lesson for an additional cost. If you elect to do the private lesson, that will happen during the free skate time

*Learn to Skate will be cancelled if TCAPS closes due to weather*

Make up Sessions/School Closing

For up-to-date schedule information because of weather, click HERE go to our Facebook page.