Figure Skating

  • Back to School: 9/14 – 11/8

  • Fall: 11/9 – 1/3

  • Winter: 1/4 – 2/28

  • Spring: 3/1 – 4/25

Children learning to Ice skate

Step 1: Learn to Skate introduces participants to ice skating in a fun, group setting and focuses on skating basics. Our award-winning programs teach skills logically and progressively in a fun and enjoyable way to help all skaters enjoy ice sports.

  • For participants in Kindergarten and higher and/or those who are potty trained and capable of independently wearing a mask, social distancing and following directions
  • No formal skating experience or instruction is required
  • Participants will need to demonstrate falling down and getting up and taking 8 steps off ice; view our instructional video here
  • A helmet, such as a bike helmet or HECC helmet, is required and must be provided by the participant; Please label the helmet with First Name, Last Initial on the front with painter’s tape before arriving
  • Wear warm, comfortable layers that allow for movement, long sleeves and pants, gloves or mittens; Young skaters should wear waterproof clothing and gloves
  • Rental skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are included in the class fee; Participants are welcome to bring their own skates although double blade skates are not permitted

Looking for something more advanced?
Try Step 2. Learn to Skate

See also, Teen/Adult Learn to Skate for ages 16+.

Children learning to ice skate

Step 2: Learn to Skate – Tot transitions skaters to more skill-based instruction and self-directed class format. Classes are 25 minutes long and instructors continue to use games, songs and toys to keep learning fun.

Step 2: Learn to Skate – Youth focuses on skill building, coordination and balance. Classes are 40 minutes long. Instructors incorporate games and fun in a more challenging and structured way. Skill linking, props and free time are used to aid skill development.

  • For participants in Kindergarten and higher and/or those who are potty trained and capable of independently wearing a mask, social distancing and following directions
  • Completion of Step 2: Learn to Skate - Tot; Instructor recommendation required
  • Participants will need to demonstrate falling down and getting up and taking 8 steps off ice; view our instructional video here
  • A helmet, such as a bike helmet or HECC helmet, is required and must be provided by the participant; Please label the helmet with First Name, Last Initial on the front with painter’s tape before arriving
  • Wear warm, comfortable layers that allow for movement, long sleeves and pants, gloves or mittens; Young skaters should wear waterproof clothing and gloves
  • Rental skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are included in the class fee; Participants are welcome to bring their own skates although double blade skates are not permitted

See also, Step 1: Learn to Skate. After completing Step 2, you can move on to Step 3: Learn to Skate. Interested in hockey? Bruins FUNdamentals might be right for you.

Children learning to ice skate

Step 3: Learn to Skate Classes are 40 minutes. Instructors continue the techniques used in Step 2 to develop a solid skating foundation such as gliding, proper pushing technique, beginning edge use and more. Tools such as skill linking (chaining learned skills together), props and free time aid skill development.

  • For participants in Kindergarten and higher and/or those who are potty trained and capable of independently wearing a mask, social distancing and following directions
  • Completion of Step 2: Learn to Skate - Youth; Instructor recommendation required
  • Participants will need to demonstrate falling down and getting up and taking 8 steps off ice; view our instructional video here
  • A helmet, such as a bike helmet or HECC helmet, is required and must be provided by the participant; Please label the helmet with First Name, Last Initial on the front with painter’s tape before arriving
  • Wear warm, comfortable layers that allow for movement, long sleeves and pants, gloves or mittens; Young skaters should wear waterproof clothing and gloves
  • Rental skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are included in the class fee; Participants are welcome to bring their own skates although double blade skates are not permitted

Need more of the basics? Check out Step 2: Learn to Skate. Ready for more? Try our Skating Club Group Class.

Children practicing ice skating

The basics are learned and it’s time to develop edges, transitions, gliding moves, jumps, spins and more! Skills in the Club class are continually progressed and advanced. We invite all skaters beyond learn to skate, to join in this class to meet new friends, receive additional instruction and ice time and to progress their skating skills. Classes are 40 minutes and include instruction, linking learned skills together and free time.

  • For participants in Kindergarten and higher and/or those who are potty trained and capable of independently wearing a mask, social distancing and following directions
  • Completion of Step 3: Learn to Skate; Instructor recommendation required
  • Participants will need to demonstrate falling down and getting up and taking 8 steps off ice; view our instructional video here
  • A helmet, such as a bike helmet or HECC helmet, is required and must be provided by the participant; Please label the helmet with First Name, Last Initial on the front with painter’s tape before arriving
  • Wear warm, comfortable layers that allow for movement, long sleeves and pants, gloves or mittens; Young skaters should wear waterproof clothing and gloves
  • Rental skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are included in the class fee; Participants are welcome to bring their own skates although double blade skates are not permitted

Improve your skills before taking Group Class by trying Step 3: Learn to Skate, or to gain more practice time after Group, become a Skating Club member. See also, Advanced Figure Skating.

FMC skating club group picture

FMC Club Ice sessions are ice times set aside for skaters to work on their skating elements and techniques. Some skaters receive private instruction on these sessions and others use it practice on their own.

ALL SKATERS AND COACHES MUST REGISTER ONLINE & IN ADVANCE

We apologize but we cannot admit a skater or coach if they are not on our list. Coaches only have access to A La Carte registration. To ensure that participants will show on our list, A La Carte registration and session manageability will now cut off 4 hours before a session’s start time. If you have difficulty managing sessions, with your account, etc. please contact customercare@fmcicesports.com.

PREREGISTRATION

Allows you to sign up for all sessions offered for a day/time/location during a specific date span for a discount. Preregistration is currently available for 9/14 through 10/11. Sessions purchased through preregistration are not eligible for individual session management. Make ups will not be permitted. Sessions cannot be refunded without a doctor’s medical note. For preregistration portals scroll to the bottom of the page or see individual rink pages.

A LA CARTE REGISTRATION

Allows you to pick and choose your dates. Sessions purchased through a la carte registration can be purchased and managed up to 4 hours before a session start. Withdrawn sessions cannot be refunded without a doctor’s medical note but will create an account credit that can be used for prior purchases.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT DELAYED

As of 10/12/2020, FMC Skating Club membership will be required to utilize Club Ice sessions. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through the best way to facilitate the memberships. We apologize the membership requirement could not be facilitated as quickly as expected.

Skaters must:

  • Be registered in advance and online. If space is available, registration will remain open up to 1 hour prior to a program’s start. We apologize in advance, but we cannot admit skaters who are not on our list.
  • Have a current ISI membership. If you are not a current ISI member, the option to pay a $15 fee for us to register the membership on your behalf will be available during checkout.
  • Adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. As of 8/17/20 updated guidelines require all participants to wear face coverings on the ice unless they are engaged in aerobic activity. Examples would be skating a program, MIF patterns or power drills.
  • Abide by and sign off on the FMC Club Ice Rules and Etiquette

Coaches must:

  • Be registered in advance and online. If space is available, registration will remain open up to 1 hour prior to a program’s start. We apologize in advance, but we cannot admit skaters who are not on our list.
  • Have current Liability Insurance. Coaches must provide a copy of their current Liability Insurance certificate to aswiderski@fmcicesports.com prior to teaching.
  • Adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and new Coaching Responsibilities.
  • Abide by and sign off on the FMC Club Ice Rules and Etiquette

Full Memberships vary depending on the benefits that can be offered. Full Membership is for skaters who wish to represent that FMC Skating Club in ISI competition or hockey players or USFS skaters who wish to benefit from the Club’s offerings. To receive the full benefits of the Club, a membership fee as well as participation and volunteering in support of the Club may be required. Skaters who take the FMC Club Group Class receive a free membership as long as they are enrolled. Membership requirements do not need to be fulfilled unless the skater is utilizing benefits such as Club Ice Practice sessions.

Associate Memberships may be available and are for skaters who already represent another ISI organization, or hockey players or USFS skaters who wish to utilize Club Practice ice. The benefit to the Associate Membership is use of Club Practice Ice sessions. A membership fee is required and the skater must have an ISI membership upon joining. If you’re not sure if you have an ISI membership through your current organization, please ask them before applying for one directly through ISI. Be sure to provide your ISI number on your application.

Professional Membership may be required for coaches to teach private lessons on our ice. Membership is required regardless of any other affiliations. Professional membership requirements are robust on purpose to ensure a professional and comfortable atmosphere. If your coach has any concerns, have them reach out to the Regional Program Director overseeing the Club.


For more formal instruction, see our Group Class. To advance your skills further, please check out our Advanced Figure Skating Programs.

Develop all of the skills needed for figure skating with Skating Specialty Classes

You’re invited! Competitions, shows, skating celebrations and more! Spectator or star, skating events help all reach goals and explore the fun of performance!

To participate in FMC Ice Sports instructional programs, participants will be required to wear masks on the ice.

All participants will need to comply with COVID Guidelines and submit the appropriate waiver.

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Review & Sign Waiver

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I know before showing up for class?

  • You are welcome to bring your own skates although double blade skates are not permitted.
  • Arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the program start time.
  • Adhere to all prerequisites and equipment requirements.
  • Warm, comfortable layers that allow for movement, long sleeves & pants, gloves or mittens are recommended; little ones should wear waterproof items.

What's an ISI Membership?

An Ice Sports Industry Membership offers many benefits. Learn more on skateisi.org.

Anything else I should know before registering?

Please review our "General Program Information" Page if you have not registered for any of our programs before.