Session 4 Skaters - Please check your email for the link to Sign up for the Spring Exhibition

All registrations for the 2021-2022 season are finished.  Come back in September and we will see you next season!

***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.

  • Saturdays - 10 - 11 am 

    • Session 1  --  Sept 25th - Oct 30th (Registration closed)
    • Session 2  --  Nov 6th - Dec 18th (Registration closed)
      • (No classes November 27th)
    • Session 3  --  January 8th - February 12th (Registration closed)
    • Session 4  --  February 19th - March 26th (Registration closed)
  • Tuesdays - 5:15 - 6:15 pm

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

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.  Payments are made online only, no cash or checks will be accepted.

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. Parent Skate Fees are non-refundable.  Parents must register for parent skate when they register their child.

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
($15/lesson)
USFSA Fee ($18.50)
Not refundable
Less Processing Fee
($10)
Total
Refund
Before 1st Lesson                $90                $0                      -$10   $80
After 1st Lesson                $75                $0                       -$10   $65
After 2nd Lesson    NO REFUND except with medical excuse from doctor,
        amount to be determined by BFSC Board. 

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.

Registration FAQ's

  • 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.

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.
  • 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.  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!
  • For spectators - No street shoes on the ice, keep rink doors and walkways clear and use the provided seating areas to watch from.
  • An adult must be in the rink at all times when minor children are skating.