Dearborn Figure Skating Club is affiliated withe USFSA and complies with the Basic Skills program. 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!
Learn to Skate Program
The Dearborn Learn to Skate program offers quality instruction on many comprehensive skills using the United States Figure Skating Association guidelines and standards. Proffessional instructors will conduct classes in a positive atmosphere, making learning to skate a fun experience for recreational hockey and figure skaters of all ages.
Forty -minute classes meet once a week for six weeks and include 30 minutes of instruction and 10 minutes of supervised practice and/or supervised skating games.
First Day Procedure
Skaters should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their schedules start time, allowing sufficient time for preparation. The assignment of students to specific classes and/or instructors will be made on the ice after an initional evaluation.
Single balde hockey or figure skates are required. Laces are prefered over velcro or buckles. Helmets are strongly recommended.
Comfortable, flexible and warm clothing, including gloves/mittens are recommended for all skaters. Beginning skaters should wear loose fitting pants for learning to safely fall and stand back up.
Most instructors on staff offer private instruction. Please consult the instructor of your choice.