Learn to Skate Classes

lts-logoThe next Learn to Skate session begins May 11, 2017!  Classes take place Thursday evenings from 5:15 – 6 PM May 11 through June 8 (5 classes).

**Please note that Learn to Skate USA has implemented a new registration system for our classes.  Before registering for a class using the MFSC Learn to Skate Registration form (Step #2 below), you’ll need to go online and register with the National Learn to Skate USA Program (Step #1 below).  You will only need to do this  1st step once per year.  The current “year” runs through June 30, 2017, so if you took a fall or winter class, there’s no need to repeat step 1 until next year.

To register for a Learn to Skate class, please follow this easy 2-step process:

Step #1:  Register with Learn to Skate USA by clicking on this link and following the instructions:   https://www.learntoskateusa.com/LTSRegistration  (Note that, when you do this, you will need to pay $17.25. (That includes a $16.00 registration fee plus a $1.25 processing fee.) This $17.25 fee is separate from the fee you will pay to MFSC using the Learn to Skate Registration form in #2 below.

Step #2.  After you have successfully registered with Learn to Skate USA, you will receive a LTS USA Membership number.  Make a note of that number, then download the MFSC registration form here: Learn to Skate Registration FormBe 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 missoulafsc@gmail.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.

Learn-to-Skate Spring Session 2

>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.