The mission of the Basic Skills Program is to provide a goal-oriented program that encourages ice skating at all levels and to enhance the quality of skating skills at these levels.
Upon completion of each level, the skater should be equipped with the necessary knowledge and technique to advance to the next level.
The objectives of the program are:
To provide a fun and safe skating experience for the beginner as well as the more advanced skater
To teach correct technique of the simple basic elements
To promote health and physical fitness
To enable all participants to achieve the skills necessary to either skate for fun the rest of their lives or to move competently into the U.S. Figure Skating advanced test and/or competitive structure.
BASIC SKILLS AT THE AFSC
1:30 - 3:00 most Sundays from Sept to March, and Thursdays 5 - 5:30pm
(please watch the AFSC Schedule for dates, and know there are changes sometimes.
All figure skating sessions can be found on the Riley Arena Schedule here)
Basic Skills Skaters have full ice for part of their session and 1/2 ice for the other part.
Each skater receives a 20 minute group lesson, and may be able to opt for 15 minute private lessons with Coach Kyla ($15 for 15 minutes)
All Basic Skills skaters can participate in the Winter Ice Show and
USFSA BASIC SKILLS PROGRAM