Learn to Skate USA is designed for the beginning skater to attain and advance basic skating skills. The program utilizes small group lessons to teach correct technique in the basic fundamentals of skating so the skater may progress to more individualized areas of figure skating, ice dancing, or hockey. Participating skaters are registered as a basic skills member with US Figure Skating Association. The membership includes:
USFSA Official Membership Card
USFSA Basic Skills Record Book
General Sports Accident Insurance
Official USFSA Basic Skills logo, year end patches, and certificates earned for levels passed
EAFSC Learn to Skate USA members have the opportunity to participate in basic skills competitions and are eligible to skate in exhibitions and the annual Ice Show, and all other Learn to Skate functions.
EAFSC typically offers 8-10 week Learn to Skate USA sessions in the fall and winter. Sessions are generally on Sunday evenings. Skaters ages 3 to adult are eligible to participate. Pre-registration is necessary.
Beginner lessons, using the Snow Plow Sam curriculum, is geared toward children ages 2-6. There is also a Parent-Tot option, where an adult skater can learn alongside a young skater. Both lesson options are led by our qualified coaching staff and are 30 minutes. Helmets are required for all skaters age five and younger, and recommended for any beginner.
Basic skills sessions for levels 1-3 are 30 minutes and consist of small group lessons taught by a highly qualified coaching staff.
Skaters who have achieved Basic level 4 and above are eligible for increased lesson time through our Advanced Learn to Skate program. Advanced Learn to Skate sessions are 40 minutes on Sunday evenings, and are also taught in small groups. Progress evaluations are conducted on a continual basis and skater levels advanced accordingly.
Please direct inquiries to the Learn to Skate leadership staff:
Nicole Jones LTS Director
Alicia Trudel Assistant LTS Director
Gwen Howlett Memorial Scholarship
This fund is established in memory of Gwen Howlett to provide financial assistance to students attending Gladstone Area Schools who wish to participate in Learn-to-Skate (LTS) programs through the Escanaba Area Figure Skating Club, and who demonstrate a financial need.