FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SKATING LESSONS:

Sunday October 16th. Board members will be available from 4pm to assist you with registration and payment. Beginner lessons start at 5pm. Lesson times are posted on our home page.

Yes. We will accept children of any age as long as they are potty trained and capable of being on the ice independently. If you are not sure if your child is ready for skating then you have the option of registering for our trial session (October 16th to November 13th) for $50. Hopefully they will love skating and want to continue. The $50 you have already paid can then be put towards the payment for the complete season.

Our coaches are ready to help kids of all ages (and adults too) learn and enjoy their time on the ice.

No. We welcome boys and girls, and adults too!

Thanks to generous donations from local businesses we are able to offer reduced rates this year for all our skaters.

Skating lessons will be $150 for the whole season.

Special discounts are available for additional siblings; 2nd child $105, 3rd child $75 and 4th child; FREE

Additional ice time from 8pm to 9pm is available for $100 for the whole season.

NEW this year…Precision Line Team for skaters in level 5 and above, practice every Sunday from 6.30pm to 7pm for $50 for the entire season.

If you are new to the Learn to Skate program sign up for beginner “Snowplow Sam” lessons. Our coaches will evaluate all new skaters on the first night and make sure they are in the correct level.

We are sorry but no refunds are given. If you are not sure if your child is ready for skating then we recommend trying the trial option.

Snowplow Sam and Basic Skills Levels 1-8 lessons are 45 minutes in length with an experienced coach. Our season starts October 16th and ends with our annual ice show on February 26th.

The arena can be cold so we recommend wearing warm clothes and gloves that are easy to move about in. Your child will need their own skates. Skate guards are recommended, and are mandatory if your child chooses to be in the ice show.

Registration fees include ice time and lessons with exceptional coaching staff.

NEW FOR 2016:

All learn to skate skaters must register or renew their membership with www.learntoskateusa.com before starting skating lessons.

We encourage online registration to help the club plan for the season. The link for online registration is available on our home page. Register online before the end of September and get a $5 discount.

Too late to register online? Don’t worry we will help you register your child on the first night of lessons.. Board members will be available at the Kent Freeman Arena from 4pm to assist you with filling out paper forms.

How do I pay? Please bring cash or check on the first night of lessons.

We have 2 options for payment – pay in full the first night of lessons, or, pay in 2 installments. See the registration form for details.
Registration fees include lesson fees, ice time and USFSA fees.

NEW THIS YEAR:

We are offering 3 options for fundraising this year.

1) There will be a variety of vendors (pizza coupons, schwans, Watkins etc) for you to chose from. Each skater is asked to make at least $25 in profit from sales. Any additional money raised will be put towards the price of your skaters costume for the ice show (costumes are typically $35 to $45)

2) Bring a donation from a local business of at least $100. This will cover all your fundraising costs and the price of your skating costume.

3) Opt out of fundraising and pay $25 on the night of registration. You will be responsible for the cost of your costume for the ice show.

The Lakes Figure Skating Club follows USFSA and Learn to Skate testing standards and requirements. Testing dates are posted on our calendar for the year. If you know that your child will not be present on testing dates we ask that you contact their coach ahead of time to make alternate arrangements for testing.

We encourage you to talk to your child’s coach if you have questions or concerns about how your child is progressing in skating lessons.

You bet! We are a non profit organization and rely on help and donations from volunteers. We would welcome additional board members and always appreciate your feedback about the club. The annual ice show has many volunteer opportunities and we will be asking for parent help in January and February including help decorating, help getting skaters ready on the day of the show, lights/sound, concessions, ticket sales, hanging posters around town and lots more.