Aspire Program

What is Aspire?

Aspire is a more comprehensive freestyle curriculum for skaters who have progressed through the basic Learn-to-Skate levels and wish to continue improving skating skills, spins, and jumps.

When is it?

  • Aspire will be held on Sundays March 10 through June 23
  • NO class on 3/31, 5/12, 5/26 or 6/2
  • 11:30-12:00pm Off-Ice (upstairs) sneakers required
  • 12:15-12:45 PM On-Ice Rink 1
  • Parent education sessions will be held the first day of the session and periodically during the off-ice component

What does it cost?

  • $375 for the 12 weeks of on ice and off ice instruction

What does it include?

  • Aspire will include one 30-minute off-ice class followed by one 30-minute on-ice class per week
  • Sessions will be approximately 12 weeks (2 regular learn-to-skate sessions) in length so there is more focus on skill development and less pressure to test/evaluate the skaters as frequently
  • US Figure Skating Aspire Membership

Who is eligible?

  • All skaters in current freestyle levels (Pre-Freeskate through Freeskate 4) will move to Aspire
  • Skaters in Basic 6 will have the choice to continue regular group lessons, or move to Aspire classes for a more accelerated path
  • Skaters MUST have their own instructional-level (supportive) figure skates to participate in the Aspire program.

What are the benefits?

  • Aspire is guided by a new curriculum that will ensure skaters are developing the appropriate skating skills necessary at each level to more successfully progress through the sport
  • On-ice sessions will begin with 10 minutes of full-group stroking and edgework, which will also promote creativity and artistry
  • On-ice sessions will then break into groups by ability for work on jumps, spins, and steps
  • ONLY Aspire will be on the ice, which will increase development of speed, power, and flow that is difficult when sharing the ice with lower-level classes
  • Off-ice classes will introduce general youth fitness, increase body awareness and positioning, develop flexibility and strength, and teach technique that is transferrable to the ice
  • Pro-rated options for additional ice time through introductory or junior figure skating club are available and encouraged for skaters who want more practice time
  • Testing and competitive opportunities are available for those interested in taking their skating to the next level