(This guide is for new skaters. If you are a previous USFSA member and are looking to return to the sport, email us directly at email@example.com)
If you are brand new to figure skating, there are various ways you can join in on the fun. For those completely new to the sport, we highly recommend joining an organized group lesson for a couple of reasons:
- It's a great way to begin your basic skills and get comfortable on the ice
- You will learn the flow of a figure skating ice session
- It can be more cost effective if you are looking to just try the sport
We work closely with partner programs in the area that offer group lessons for skaters of all ages:
- Burlington Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront runs basic group lessons all year long. Many are taught by coaches who are a part of our roster, so you can also get to know the local coaches as you learn to skate.
- Vermont Skating Academy, located at Essex Ice Arena, is an official Learn-To-Skate USA program for all ages. You will find many of our coaches and members teaching and skating in their sessions. These groups fill up fast, with programs running from September to mid-March, so check their site for more information on upcoming registration dates
- Cairns Arena in South Burlington, VT and The ice Center in Waterbury, VT have programs from time to time so please check their sites as well
We recommend getting the basic skills down with one of these group lessons first, however, you can join our club as well. If you prefer that route, there are a few steps we recommend:
- Contact our list of coaches to see who is available for Learn-to-Skate lessons. A coach is required for you to join us as a basic skills member and to access our ice sessions
- Once you and a coach have made your arrangements, join our club at the Learn-To-Skate membership level
- Once you receive your membership details, you can purchase ice packages for the Learn-to-Skate level. An active membership is required to access our ice sessions.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org