Learn To Skate

COVID 19 UPDATE

The Eau Claire Figure Skating Club believes the Learn to Skate program can be safely re-launched for our July & August 2021 summer sessions. We are excited to be back on the ice ! Please scroll below on how to register.

We thank everyone for their patience over the last 10 months!!


SKATING IS FOR EVERYONE!

Group skating classes are the place for beginners to start learning to skate.

We offer classes for children ages 3 through adult.

Whether you want to play Hockey or Figure Skate, this is the place for you to start!

To Register, click the link below...


WHAT WE DO:

Learn to Skate USA is the only ice skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and U.S. Speedskating. Learn to Skate USA offers every participant a rewarding experience rooted in the lifelong benefits of ice skating.

The Learn to Skate USA program was created to be the best beginning ice-skating program in the world. It is designed to serve the needs of both recreational and competitive skaters. The curriculum keeps skaters enthusiastic about learning from the time they begin lessons until the time they reach their goals. Whether they want Olympic fame or to simply enjoy the recreational benefits of skating, the Basic Skills Program is the place to start!

Our lessons are suitable for anyone interested in learning fundamentals of ice skating. Learn to Skate students go on to enjoy recreational skating, figure skating, and hockey. Our program uses the Learn to Skate USA Basic Skills curriculum. This is a progressive curriculum in which skaters work their way through various levels containing distinct skill sets.


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2021-2022 SESSION INFORMATION

July: 2 week session held Monday-Thursday 1st week, then Monday-Wednesday 2nd week: July 12-15 and July 19-21 from 5:00-5:45pm (deadline July 1st)

August: 2 week session held Monday-Thursday 1st week, then Monday-Wednesday 2nd week: August 9-12 and August 16-18 from 5:00-5:45pm (deadline August 1st)

September/October: (deadline September 1st)

7 week session held on Sundays: All sessions 4:15-5:00 pm

September: 12th, 19th & 26th

October: 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th

November/December: (deadline October 20th)

7 week session held on Sundays: All sessions 4:15-5:00 pm

November: 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

December: 5th, 12th & 19th

January/February: (deadline December 15th)

7 week session held on Sundays: All but first session 5:00-6:15 pm

January: 2nd (5:15-6:30 pm), 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th

February: 6th, 13th & 20th

REGISTRATION:

Group lessons are offered for virtually every age and every level in 7 week sessions on Sundays throughout the year (exception – summer 7 days in each month of July, and August).

Each session is $95 (plus annual LTS Registration Fee of $18.50 charged once/year) and includes:

  • 30 minute group lesson and 15 minutes of free practice time per week

  • Membership to Learn to Skate USA

  • Learn to Skate USA record book

  • Learn to Skate USA badges upon mastering each level

  • Evaluation with recommendation for next session by our professional skating instructors registered with the U.S. Figure Skating Association


HOW TO REGISTER:

1. Registrations are available online only

2. Click the "Click Here to Register" link below.

Click Here to Register

Please note we are switching to a new registration system for Learn to Skate called Leevo. If you have any questions during registration, you can use the chat bubble on the site at that

link for immediate help.


CLASS DETAILS:

  • Skaters should arrive at least 15 minutes early to check-in, lace up, and warm up.

  • Parents must remain at the rink while their child(ren) are participating in the Learn to Skate lesson.

  • During the 15-minute practice time, one parent or other responsible adult may skate with each Learn to Skate participant. We cannot allow non-adult siblings on the ice unless they are registered in Learn to Skate. Everyone on the ice must wear skates.

  • Parents are not required to skate during practice times. ECFSC skaters are available to skate with any participants who need extra help or supervision. Please let the coordinator or head instructor know that you would like an assistant for your skater.

  • Parents may not enter the ice during the regular lesson time, unless they are also Learn to Skate students. This is a U.S. Figure Skating (Learn to Skate USA) policy and we cannot make exceptions.

  • No refunds are given for misses lessons. And, we do not offer make up lessons. If you must drop the class after the first session, we will not provide a refund but will credit you to a future session.


HELPFUL INFORMATION:

Skates run between ½ to 1 sizes smaller than a street shoe. Skates should be laced firmly to provide support and feel snug WITHOUT a thick sock. Skates should be professionally sharpened. Skate rental is not available during Learn to Skate. Skaters must bring their own skates. Please do not use adjustable “grow with you” skates.

Clothing: Skaters should dress in loose layers to provide warmth yet maintain flexibility. Mittens or gloves may be necessary. We do not require helmets but many skaters do wear one, especially in the beginning levels. Bicycle helmets work fine.


SCHOLARSHIPS:

The Eau Claire Figure Skating Club is pleased to offer Mike Brancho Memorial Learn to Skate Scholarships. The scholarships are available on a case by case basis with a limit of two per session unless the inclusion of the scholarship skaters will necessitate additional instructors or sessions. In the case there are more applicants than available scholarships priority will be given to lower level skaters and/or first time applicants. The availability of scholarships and application requirements/process will be posed on the club we-site. To qualify, a request must be made to the LTS coordinator with completed DPI form as the only supporting document needed. The LTS director and LTS coordinator will approve applications.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please contact Kimberly Nass, LTS Coordinator, at knass16@gmail.com