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Aspire Program


The U.S. Figure Skating Aspire Program provides a solid foundation in figure skating through the development of athleticism and artistry, empowering skaters to be successful on and off the ice.

Border Blades Aspire Program (previously named Bridge Program) provides skaters with a transition from Border Blades Skating Academy into private lessons through the use of small group lessons and the option to practice and/or take a private lesson on Border Blades ice. Skaters will learn to train like a figure skater, from edge class to spins and jumps!

Skaters should be able to skate comfortably forward and backward. Turn from forwards to backwards. Glide on one foot and easily come to a complete stop. 

This class is not open to skaters who have already passed their pre-preliminary moves in the field test.

2021 Aspire Program

Class Day and Time
  • Sunday 12:45-1:30pm
  • October 3rd, 2021 to February 27th, 2022

Check Border Blades Calendar for class times and arena location

Practice or Private Lessons

Skaters may practice or schedule a private lesson, with a Border Blades Aspire coach during the below ice times. Private lessons are an additional charge and billed through the coach, at their private lesson rate. Information about each coach can be viewed on our coaches page. 

Practice Days and Times
  • Monday - Thursday 7:30-8:00 am (begins September 7th)
  • First half hour of ice on Friday evenings (begins in November)
  • First half hour of ice on Saturday afternoons (begins in October)
  • Skaters can practice or take private lessons September 7th, 2021 to March 10th, 2022

Check Border Blades Calendar for private ice times and arena location

  • $175 if registered on or before September 26th
  • $200 after September 26th

Registration and Membership Requirement

  1. Register for Membership with the club with one of the following membership options:
    • Learn to Skate - For beginner skaters who will not be competing or testing.
    • Introductory Home - For skaters who will compete or test at USFS levels, or skate on a competitive synchronized skating team.
    • Note: Summer Aspire is available to non-members, but they must be registered with a different figure skating club or Learn to Skate program.
  2. Register for the current Aspire program.

Your Coaches

Lizzy Carlson
Pene DeMaster
Tina Greenwaldt
Hailey Kauls
Grace Knudson
Brooke Ramlo

Please read the membership information on this page before registering.


BBFSC Coordinator