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 September 7-December 14 (no class 10/13, 12/1, 12/8)
  • 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
  • Registration for the new session will open on 8/4/24

What does it cost and include?

  • $400 for the 12 weeks of on ice instruction, off ice instruction and parent education

Who is eligible?

  • Skaters in Basic 6 can choose to continue regular group lessons until they pass Basic 6 or move the Aspire program for a more accelerated path.  After skaters pass Basic 6 they will be required to move to the Aspire Program.
  • 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