2022-2023 Season Information is posted below!
Please scroll down to see our new class and other general info about our program.
Registration for Sessions 3-4 is now open!
***All registrations (including Parent Skate) must be completed and paid for online prior to class.***
***Classes are held at the SUNY Broome Ice Center located at 907 Front Street in Binghamton.***
Please scroll down this page for Fees, General Information, Registration FAQ's, Preparing for Class and Rules.
Classes offered for 2022-2023:
Skate with Me - Ages 4 and younger and a parent/guardian take class together. Parents will be on the ice with their child as you learn skating skills together. Our coach will be teaching you how to work with your child on the ice. Class will be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes of independent practice time. This class is offered on Sundays.
Learn to Skate - Ages 5 and up, including adults will have a 30 minute lesson with 30 minutes of practice time. September - December, classes are on Saturdays. January - March we offer classes on Tuesdays as well as Saturdays.
Parent Skate - For parents who have a child in the Learn to Skate classes. You will skate for 30 minutes during your child's practice time. Parents may not be on the ice during lesson time. Your Parent Skate may be during the 1st or 2nd half hour depending on your child's schedule.
Saturdays - 10 - 11 am
- Session 1 -- Sept 24th - Oct 29th (Registration Closed)
- Session 2 -- Nov 5th - Dec 17th (Registration Closed)
(No classes November 26th)
- Session 3 -- January 7th - February 11th (Registration open)
- Session 4 -- February 18th - March 25th (Registration open)
Tuesdays - 5:15 - 6:15 pm
- Session 1 -- No Tuesday Sessions
- Session 2 -- No Tuesday Sessions
- Session 3 -- January 3rd - February 7th (Registration open)
- Session 4 -- February 14th - March 21st (Registration open)
Sundays (Skate With Me Class Only) - 3:15 - 3:45 pm
Skate with Me class requires one adult and one child to register for this class. Each participant pays $49 per session for a total of $98 for the pair. Lesson is 20 minutes with 10 minutes of practice time each week. The child must have an adult registered with them. They cannot take class alone.
- Session 1 -- Cancelled
- Session 2 -- 6 Classes - November 6th-December 18th (Registration closed)
- Session 3 -- 5 Classes - January 8th - February 12th (Registration open)
- No Class on February 5th
- Class Fee will be prorated so you only pay for 5 weeks
- Session 4 -- 5 Classes - February 19th - March 19th (Registration open)
- No Class on March 26th
- Class Fee will be prorated so you only pay for 5 weeks
Fees cover the cost of ice time, instruction, materials, and skate rentals (as available).
The cost of one session (one lesson per week for 6 weeks) is as follows:
- Skate with Me - $49 per skater for a total of $98 for the parent/tot duo.
- Learn to Skate - $98 per skater
- Parent Skate - $45 per skater
Payments are made online only, no cash or checks will be accepted. Registrations must be done before the Session starts. This includes Parent Skate.
A Membership Fee of $18.50 will be charged the first time you register for the season. It will only be charged once per season (per skater). This fee covers the insurance from USFS that you must have in order to skate in our programs. This fee is non-refundable as you will be registered as a member upon registration.
Scholarship: A memorial scholarship program is available for up to five children, who, for financial reasons, may not be able to otherwise participate in the Learn to Skate USA program. Contact us for more information.
Refund Policy: Parent Skate is non-refundable, please see chart for Lesson Refund Policy
|Remaining Lesson Fee|
|Less Processing Fee|
|Before 1st Lesson||$98||$0||-$10||$88|
|After 1st Lesson||$82||$0||-$10||$72|
|After 2nd Lesson||NO REFUND except with medical excuse from doctor,|
amount to be determined by BFSC Board.
The Learn to Skate USA program offers group classes for students age 5 and older, including adults of all ages. Classes include a half an hour of instruction and a half an hour of ice time to practice skills learned in class. Classes typically have 10 students.
The Learn to Skate USA program offers:
- One lesson per week in groups of 6-week sessions. (See schedule above)
- LTS Levels and Skills
- Students will advance to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency of all skills in a level.
- Classes organized by age and ability
- Free rental of rink skates (as available)
- Do I need to keep track of my Leevo Login? Yes! Logging in will ensure you have one account for your family and that everyone's skating levels will be tracked. This ensures proper class placement when you sign up. If your skater is in Level 3 or 4 and you don't log in, they could end up back in Level 1. Also, you will get updates on your skater(s) progress through their skills via email!
- Can I register everyone in my family in one transaction? Yes you can! There is no need to register everyone separately. If you have any questions about the registration process as you are doing it, please use the chat bubble in the lower left corner and Leevo's team will help you out.
- How do I sign up for Parent Skate? Register yourself as a skater, just as you signed up your child. As an adult, it will give you the option to sign up for Parent Skate or one of our Adult skating classes. Choose Parent Skate. Parent Skate gives you 30 minutes of ice time to skate with your child(ren) during their practice time. This could be the first or second half of the hour.
- What if Parent Skate is Full? Can you fit me in? Parent Skate is available on a first come first served basis. Once the slots are full you have the option to take one of the adult classes. Due to the nature of our classes and instructor availability, we cannot guarantee that you will have lesson time and practice time at the same time as your child(ren).
- Do I have to pay the registration fee as a Parent Skate participant? Yes, all skaters on Learn to Skate ice must be registered with USFS in order to skate on Learn to Skate ice time. Because of this, Parent Skate is NOT transferrable to another person.
- If we miss class, can we do a make-up lesson? Just as in any other sport, if you miss a class/practice, it is just a missed day. There are no make-up lessons or practice schedules. Just come back when you can.
Preparing for Class
- Arrive a half an hour early to your first lesson. This will give you time to get checked in, to find your class and instructor assignment, and to try on different skates. For all following lessons, be sure to arrive with enough time to get ready to hit the ice your class starts.
- Your lesson may be at 10:00 or 10:30. Please check the badge table for your lesson time. You will have 30 minutes of lesson time and 30 minutes of practice time. Times are based on number of classes, levels and instructor availability and cannot be changed. We cannot guarantee that family members and/or best friends will be in the same class or be able to have practice ice at the same time.
- LTS includes free skate rental, or you may choose to purchase your own. Figure and hockey skates are available at the rink for rental as long as supplies last. Skaters are encouraged to provide their own skates - make sure they provide ample ankle support. (New skates will need to be sharpened before the first lesson.) If you have questions on purchasing new or used skates, please contact the club. Although the club does not sell skates, we can help you find the skates that will work best for you. We recommend a professional skate shop for students progressing through higher levels, see our Merchant Page, rather than a general sports store. General sports store skates are fine for the beginner skaters.
- Dress appropriately. Clothing should allow for freedom of movement. It is recommended to dress in layers, as skaters may warm up as they begin to exercise. Helmets and padding are strongly encouraged, especially for child skaters. Gloves/mittens must be worn for hand protection. Wear thin socks for best fit in your skates - heavy socks can cause rubbing and a loose skate fit around the ankles. No long dresses/skirts that may get caught in your skates.
- The practice half hour is for practicing techniques learned in lessons and for Parent Skate. Horseplay will not be tolerated, as we value the safety of our skaters above all else. Offenders will receive one warning. Failure to comply can result in removal from the program without refund.
- No food, beverages, or chewing gum on the ice. Also, no phones on the ice. (Instructors may have phones as they use them to track student attendance and skill advancement)
- Listen to your instructor and have fun!
- Only Registered Skaters and BFSC Coaches/Instructors may be on the ice.
- All Registered Skaters must wear ice skates onto the ice.
- Spectators - You may sit in the spectator areas, keep rink doors and walkways clear and use the provided seating areas to watch from. Spectators may not step onto the ice.
- An adult must be in the rink at all times when minor children are skating.