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!


Monday Evenings at Centre Ice Arena

January 9th-February 20th (No class 1/23) 6 Weeks



Open to all levels! Includes 30 minutes of group class and 20 minutes of free time. Option to add a 10 minute one on one private lesson for $42 for all 6 weeks!
Saturday Mornings at Centre Ice Arena
January 14th – February 25th (No Class 1/28)


-1/14 Class is from 8:30am-9:20am
-2/18 Class is at HOWE ARENA

30 minute group class followed by 20 minutes of free time. Option to add a 10 minute private lesson during free time for $42 for all 6 weeks!


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

*Helmets are required for Snowplow Sam and Basic 1 skaters. All skaters should dress warm and bring mittens/gloves. Rental skates are available for class at the rink for free*



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!
5 week class runs from November 12th – December 17th.
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 and SPRING only.
Questions? Please email tcfigureskating@gmail.com
Class Times:
November 12th – 9:20-10:20am
All other dates are 9:50-10:50am

Make up Sessions/School Closing

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