Figure Skating

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Figure skating programming is offered beginning at Basic 3/Adult 3 skill levels up through Senior/Gold levels of U.S. Figure Skating testing for youth and adults.

For new skaters, the best place to start is the Learn to Skate (LTS) program to build a foundation of skills first. Next steps include Figure Skating Programming and joining the Bowling Green Skate Club (BGSC) as a great way to get involved and stay up to date with the latest activities and events offered to figure skaters. There is also a Bowling Green State University Figure Skating Club for college students wishing to continue skating either recreational or competitively.

Figure Skating Information

Drop-in Figure Skating sessions to practice and schedule private lessons are offered on a weekly basis.  It is recommended for skaters to be at the Basic 4 skill level or above.  Private lessons are coordinated directly with the coaches, however, not required to skate/practice on a drop-in session.

Figure Skating classes are on-ice and off-ice instructional classes for Basic 3 - Senior/Gold test levels focused on developing well rounded figure skaters through Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Ice Dance disciplines. Skaters will also spend time putting their skills together preparing a group program for inclusion in exhibitions held throughout the season during some sessions.

Arts on Ice (AOI) is a series of figure skating classes comprising of general artistic classes, preparation for Competitions, and Exhibitions.  Focused on the performance, Arts on Ice is designed to bring the artistic aspect of figure skating out within the skater and for the public.  The common theme between all AOI programs is the focus on performing regardless of skill level.  Programs within Arts on Ice emphasize the creative process and development of expression through body movement on the ice.   

Figure Skating Classes

Curriculum designed to cover Pre-Free Skate/Free Skate levels through advanced figure skating test levels, including USFS ASPIRE programming. Encompasses the fundamentals of learning to jump and spin through doubles and beyond while also focusing on skating skills and elements from Moves in the Field. Skaters practice their skills and develop artistic choreography while preparing group programs performed at seasonal exhibitions.

Details:
  • 50-min class held on the Main ice
  • Skill Level: Pre-Free Skate through advanced figure skating test levels. (Must have passed Basic 6.)
    • Must have passed Basic 6
    • Pre-Free Skate
    • Free Skate 1 - 6
    • Pre-Preliminary - Senior
  • Skill levels broken into groups.
  • All skaters must obtain LTS USA Membership or BGSC USFS for the current season.
Sessions:
  • Fall I - 6 weeks, $108.00
  • Fall II - 6 weeks, $108.00
  • Winter I - 6 weeks, $108.00
  • Winter II - 8 weeks, $144.00

On-ice curriculum includes USFS ASPIRE programming and follows a rotating schedule each week incorporating the following disciplines and elements: Jumps, Moves in the Field, Spins, and Dance.  An on-ice conditioning class is also included.  Skaters practice their skills and develop artistic choreography while preparing group programs performed at seasonal exhibitions.

Saturday: Times based on skill groups below

       8:00 – 8:40am      Pre Free Skate and above
       8:40 – 9:10am      All levels
       9:10 – 9:50am      B3 – B6

Details:
  • 70-min on-ice lesson including skills & conditioning
    • 40-mintues of class time within their skills group and an additional 30-mintues of combined skill levels.
  • Off-ice class time included
  • All skaters must obtain LTS USA Membership or BGSC USFS for the current season.
Sessions:
  • Fall I - 6 weeks, $150.00
  • Fall II - 6 weeks, $150.00
  • Winter I - 6 weeks, $150.00
  • Winter II - 8 weeks, $200.00

Skaters ages 14 and older beginning at Basic/Adult 3 up through advanced figure skating test levels.  TEENS AND COLLEGIATE SKATERS WELCOME! A range of disciplines will covered including skills from Moves in the Field, Free Skate, and Ice Dance; as artistic choreographic exercises.  All skills will be put into action while preparing group programs performed at seasonal exhibitions (for those who wish).

Details:
  • 50-min class held on the Main ice
  • Skill Level: Basic/Adult 3 through advanced figure skating test levels
    • Skaters must have passed Adult 2 or Basic 2
    • Adult 3 - 6
    • Pre-Preliminary - Senior
    • Introduction to additional disciplines
  • Class for Advanced Teens*, Collegiate, & Adult ages 14+
  • Off-ice class time included
  • All skaters must obtain LTS USA Membership or BGSC USFS for the current season.
Sessions:
  • Fall I - 6 weeks, $108.00
  • Fall II - 6 weeks, $108.00
  • Winter I - 6 weeks, $108.00

BGSU Courses

PEG 2600 Basic Ice Skating classes are offered at BGSU through the School of Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies (HMSLS). For more information visit the HMSLS web site or Schedule of Classes.

Updated: 12/22/2022 03:51PM