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Border Blades Skating Academy

BBSA is our Learn to Skate program. Following the same criteria set forth through a joint program of United States Figure Skating and USA Hockey.  You beginning skater will learn the basic skills needed to enjoy figure skating and hockey well into the future. 

Lesson info

First Day
Skaters will be divided into groups based on their level. They will focus mostly on learning the skills at their level and work towards passing the levels listed in the curriculum above. Skaters may be moved groups at any time during lessons. 

*Parents are not allowed on the ice, during lessons. 
Equipment Needed
Skaters will need skates, warm clothes and mittens/gloves. We highly recommend a helmet

BBSA Sessions

BBSA runs 3 sessions throughout the year.   Days and Times will vary with the availability of ice and holidays.  Sessions generally are:

  • Fall   [September - October]
  • Spring   [April - May]
  • Summer   [June - July]

Additional Info

Skaters may begin any time during the year. Typical cost is $100-150 per session and there are 1-2 lessons per week.   Each lesson is 30 minutes. 

Skaters must be at least 3 years old before beginning joining our Learn to Skate class. 

Skating Academy members are exempt from club volunteer and fundraising requirements. 

What's next?

Skaters who have passed basic 3 and would like to continue Figure Skating with Border Blades can join Border Blades Aspire. The Aspire program works with skaters in small groups and begins to incorporate figure skating elements with continued use and development of basic skills. The Aspire program is a "bridge" between Learn to Skate classes and moving to private lessons and club membership. 

Summer Academy

Registration is open now!
*Class size is limited. Registration will close when classes are full.

Summer classes run June 4th - July 25th
Tuesday's and Thursday's,  11-11:45am 

Head over to our Summer Programs page to get registered.

Spring 2024 Session

Fall Skating Academy runs April 2nd - May 23rd, 2024 

Days and Times

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings:

Tue. 4/2 - 6:30-7pm @ Eagles
Thu. 4/4 - 6:30-7pm @ Eagles
Tue. 4/9 - 6:30-7pm @ Eagles
Thu. 4/11 - 6:30-7pm @ Eagles
Tue. 4/16 - 6:30-7pm @ Eagles
Thu. 4/18 - 6:30-7pm @ Eagles
Tue. 4/23 - 6:30-7pm @ Rydell
Thu. 4/25 - 6:30-7pm @ Rydell
Tue. 4/30 - 6-6:30pm @ Rydell
Thu. 5/2 - 6-6:30pm @ Rydell
Tue. 5/7 - 6-6:30pm @ Rydell
Thu. 5/9 - 6-6:30pm @ Rydell
Tue. 5/14 - 6-6:30pm @ Rydell
Thu. 5/16 - NO LESSONS
Tue. 5/21 - 6-6:30pm @ Rydell
Thu. 5/23 - 6-6:30pm @ Rydell

Registration for Spring Academy is Closed. 

Border Blades Learn to Skate membership is included in the cost, so you DO NOT need to register separately for a membership.

All dates, times, and locations will be added to the Border Blades calendar

BBFSC Skating Director