What is the Learn to Skate Program?
The Learn to Skate USA Program is a beginning ice-skating program created by the United States Figure Skating Association to serve the needs of both recreational and competitive skaters.
The Helena Figure Skating Club offers several Learn to Skate sessions per season. Each session includes 6 classes. We welcome new sign-ups at the start of each session.
When are Learn to Skate Classes Held?
Learn to Skate classes are held on Sunday afternoon throughout the skating season. Visit our class schedule page for Learn to Skate dates and times.
How Much do Learn to Skate Classes Cost?
Lessons are $60/ 6 week session for Helena Figure Skating Club Members and $80/6 week session for Non-Club Members. We offer a bulk $10 discount* per family if registering more than one family member for the same session. We accepted cash, card, or checks payable to HFSC.
For skaters wanting more practice time, a club membership would be a great option. Please contact us for more information.
What Ages and Levels Can Participate in Learn to Skate?
The Learn to Skate program is designed to engage skaters ages 4 through adult, at any level. Skates are placed in the appropriate level based on their age and skill level assessments from our Learn to Skate Director and experienced staff. Whether you have never stepped on the ice, or are looking to advance your skating skills, we have a class for you.
How So I Sign Up for Learn to Skate Classes?
You can sign up for any Learn to Skate Classes on the first day of any of the 6-week sessions. We will have registration forms available at the door, or you can download the registration form to fill out ahead of time. Registration forms and payments can only be accepted at the HFSC Learn to Skate registration table and processed by registered Learn to Skate staff.
What Should We Expect at Our First Learn to Skate Class?
Please arrive early to allow enough time to register and put on skates. Visit our equipment page for more information on what to wear and how to make sure your skates fit properly. Your skater will be placed in a class based on age and ability. Their initial placement may change after instructors assess their abilities on ice. Skaters will participate in a 20-minute group lesson, and will have 40 minutes of supervised on-ice practice time. Our 20/40 lesson verus practice ratio is part of our 2:1 development plan. Skaters show great success and skill improvement when they practice twice as long as they are in lesson on a weekly basis.