Ice Skating Training Facilities

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Intermediate, Novice, and Advanced Skating Classes

     Beginning group classes cover the basic skating skills. The ISI and USFS "Learn to Skate" group class program is an affordable way to acquire the basic skating skills.

     After the skater has mastered the basic skills, they should participate in a transition program designed to introduce them to various disciplines prior to concentrating their efforts exclusively in one of the following ice sports:

Topics Covered

  • The scoring strategies of the game
  • Role of the Skip
  • Role of the Lead
  • Role of the Sweepers
  • Sportsmanship
  • The curling School Manual


Speed Skating -
Short Track

Figure Skating

Pipeline of developing a skater for USFS tests and competitions.

The USFS Basic Skills Bridge Program curriculum (PDF) is designed to keep skaters enthusiastic about learning from the time they begin lessons until the time they reach their goals. Whether your goal is to achieve Olympic fame or simply enjoy the recreational benefits of skating, the Basic Skills Program has special classes for many facets of skating including free skate, pairs, ice dancing, synchronized skating, choreography (Artistry in Motion), Theater on Ice, speed skating and hockey, plus Special Olympic skaters.

    The structure of advanced classes is designed to provide skaters with an opportunity to enhance their core transferable skills while assessing if their natural abilities are especially suited to one of the specialized forms of skating.

    Winning is great, but developing the quality of Sportsmanship is a life long personal characteristic that judges and officials of USA Sports Associations feel is more important than the philosophy of winning at any cost. Such a personality trait is considered a character flaw that will reflect negatively on the USA teams through the public behavior and comments of athletes who are representing the USA in international competitions.

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A web site for figure skaters of all ages involved in
Basic Skating Skills and USFS Figure Skating programs

The information on this site is provided to support skater's efforts to
achieve their full potential in the pursuit of his/her skating goals, and to transfer
those skills to their future education, career, and other life activities.

    Information is an important tool that provides a basis for the articles being developed. The goal is to help facilitate communications between judges and coaches that provides the technical descriptions coaches use in their teaching and for judges the basis they use to arrive at the minimum standard for passing each level of tests.

  Comments and suggestions are welcomed so a balance of different perspectives can be achieved. Input from coaches and judges will help to achieve a consensus. We hope our efforts will result in skaters who are well prepared to test and receive a uniform evaluation by judges from rink to rink.

San Diego Figure Skating Communications (SDFSC) goal is to provide information
that encourages participation and achievement in the sport of figure skating.
Articles are continuously under development to serve as reading/reference
materials for seminars with an audience of skaters, parents, coaches, and judges.

Suggestions and comments from rink management, coaches,
     choreographers, judges, skaters, and parents are welcomed. 

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