Learn to Skate USA

with the Binghamton Figure Skating Club!

Learn to Skate USA Lessons Registration is OPEN

for the 2021-22 Season!

Please click here to register. 

Schedule 2021-2022 - Starts September 18th

  • Saturdays - 10 - 11 am 

    • Pre-registration Learn to Skate Event is September 18th - No cost to attend this session
    • Session 1  --  September 25th - October 30th
    • Session 2  --  November 6th - December 18th
      • (No classes November 27th)
    • Session 3  --  January 8th - February 12th
    • Session 4  --  February 19th - March 26th

 

  • Tuesdays - 5:15 - 6:15 pm

    • Session 1  --  No Tuesday Sessions
    • Session 2  --  No Tuesday Sessions
    • Session 3  --  January 4th - February 8th
    • Session 4  --  February 15th - March 22nd

General Information

Learn to SkateThe Learn to Skate USA program offers group classes for students age 4 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 range from 5 to 8 students.

The Learn to Skate USA program offers:

  • One lesson per week in groups of 6-week sessions. Throughout the season we plan to have four Saturday sessions and four Sunday sessions. From January - March there will also be two Tuesday evening sessions  (see schedule below).
  • 8 levels with approximately 5 skills per level
  • Classes organized by age and ability
  • Instruction of beginning levels/basic techniques, including backward skating, crossovers, edges, turns, and beginning spins and jumps
  • Free rental of rink skates (as available)
  • Students will advance to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency of all skills in a level.

Fees

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 $90/skater. If you cannot attend all six weeks of a session, we allow for one make-up lesson per skater per session for no additional charge.

A parent may skate during the student's practice half hour at a rate of $30/session per parent. Rink skates are included in that fee, as supplies last.

A 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.

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.

Cancellation policy: No refunds will be granted after the second week of each session. $25 portion is not refundable.

Things to keep in mind...

  • 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.
  • 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, see our Merchant Page, rather than a general sports store.
  • 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. Gloves may be purchased at the registration table. 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.

Rules:

  • 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.
  • Listen to your instructor and have fun!