The Learning Process
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
a non-profit educational organization
Structured Basic Skating Courses
The Basic Skating Course consists of a series of structured courses from Beginner through Advanced
The classes are designed to be taken progressively from the beginning through the advanced classes.
For more information please refer to the following files:
Select a Class for which the child has the necessary qualifications and experience
Skaters can be enrolled in group classes that range from no experience to advanced. These classes are offered by the local ice rink and sanctioned by the Ice Skating Institute and/or the United States Figure Skating Association. Advancement depends on the skater having a pair of skates that properly support their ankles and have several extra sessions to practice between lessons.
Many parents may may decide to engage a staff coach for private lessons as they perceive their child to progress faster with more individual attention. Sometimes this is true but don't ignore the fact that children often try hardier when they feel they need to be as good or better than their classmates.
beginning group skating classes
either taught by Professional Skating Association ranked coaches or by
USFS skaters who are sixteen years of age and have passed their Novice
Associated On-Line self paced
educational modules designed to allow parents to print
materials and establish a dialog with coaches,
judges, and other skating parents that frequently is difficult to
establish without an opportunity associate with other parents before or
The weekly series of classes meet once a week for eight weeks. The schedule, topics and fees will be posted on the club web site.
a limited period prior to the start of the 8-weeks of classes. A skater
may makeup a class if there is another scheduled class and there is
Walkons are allowed, also limited to space available.
to all home club members. USFS Basic Skills and ISI members of other
clubs may enroll if space is available.
is required for all ISI and USFS skaters who wish to
is $100* for 8 classes.
Discounts will be offered for skaters
taking multiple workshops. These discounts will be available to
home club and Basic Skill
members as well as ISI members at the sponsoring rink. *Note: Skating fees are subject to
negations with rink management for ice rental.
available to home club skaters. Service credits will be provided to
club volunteers in appreciation for their efforts in making
the club open competition a success.
Class ScheduleDepending on enrollment, classes are planned for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings during the summer vacation. A schedule will be posted by May 1.
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The Fun of Figure Skating - Introduction
Tips for Skaters
Prevention of Injuries to Athletes
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
All materials are copy protected.
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.