Our next “Learn to Skate” session begins August 30th. Stay tuned for more information to come soon!
**Please Note: Once per season, all Learn to Skate students must FIRST register or renew their membership with the National Learn to Skate USA Program (Step #1 below). The current Learn to Skate USA Season is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
To register for a Learn to Skate class, please follow this easy 2-step process:
Step #1: Register or renew with Learn to Skate USA by clicking on this link and following the instructions: www.LearnToSkateUSA.com PLEASE NOTE: If you are a new LTS skater, select “SIGN UP” in the upper right corner. You will be assigned a member # and asked to create a password. This is a lifetime # so please keep it in a safe place. If you are a returning LTS skater, select “LOG IN” and enter your member # and password to renew each year. DO NOT RE-ENROLL or SIGN UP again as this results in multiple membership numbers per skater.
Step #2. After you have successfully registered/renewed with Learn to Skate USA, sign up for the session(s) you want with your local program, us! Download the MFSC registration form here: 2018-19 Learn to Skate USA Registration Form. Be sure to write your LTS USA Membership number on the form. You may mail the completed form with a check to MFSC, P.O. Box 9195, Missoula, MT 59807. Or you can scan and email the completed form to email@example.com and pay with a credit card using the PayPal link below – please make a notation on the paper form that you paid via PayPal.
We offer many levels of group classes from beginning to more advanced. Our next session is 8 weeks long with a low student to instructor ratio. Students will receive ½ hour of instruction and 15 – 20 minutes of practice time. We will place each students in the class which is the most safe, comfortable and appropriate for their age and skating level. Here is a broad description of the classes we offer:
Snowplow Sam 1-4
The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help children 6 and younger build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. These classes help students develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed.. Class ratio is generally 1 instructor to 6 students with assistance provided by MFSC members.
Basic Skills 1-6
The “Basic Skills” are the fundamentals of the sport. The Basic Skills are designed for skaters aged 7 – 13. These six levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves – forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. Upon completion of the Basic 1 – 6 levels, skaters will have a basic knowledge of the sport enabling them to advance to the more specialized areas of skating such as ice dancing, figure skating, synchronized team skating and hockey.
Adult Skating Classes
Missoula Figure Skating Club offers Adult Skating Classes. (These classes are also called Basic Skills 1-6, Learn to Skate USA.)
Basic Skills Exhibition/Competition Preparation Package
New to competition? The Basic Skills Exhibition/Competition Preparation Package is perfect for you! This package is composed of four 30-minute sessions for Basic Skills skaters to practice programs with an MFSC approved coach. Skaters will be prepared for our annual Glacier Challenge and Spring Skating Spectacular Exhibition. Your skater will most likely need more time to practice their skills/programs on Public Skate, Club Ice, and/or Off-ice. Coaches’ private lesson rates apply on all other skating and/or off-ice sessions. Please ask your coach for more information. You must be a current Learn to Skate or MFSC member to participate.