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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. 

BBSA Sessions

BBSA runs 4 sessions throughout the year.   Days and Times will vary with the availability of ice and holidays.  Sessions generally are:

  • Fall   [September/October - December]
  • Winter   [January - March]
  • Spring   [March/April - May]
  • Summer   [June - July]

Skaters may begin any time during the year. Typical cost is $90-125 per session and there are 1-2 lessons per week.   Each lesson is 30 minutes. 

Skaters may participate in area Learn to Skate competitions. Talk with the programs coordinator for upcoming opportunities. 

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

What's next?

When the time is right for your skater, the program coordinator will approach you and discuss the Aspire program and the next steps to keep moving your skater forward. The Aspire program is similar to Skating Academy in that skaters are still in small group lessons, but they will be transitioned to various ice times and parents are transitioned to paying for lesson time with USFS coaches. 

Summer 2021 Session

Summer Academy runs June 1 - July 29 2021

Days and Times
  • Classes are Tuesday and Thursday at 11:45 am - 12:15 pm at the ICON Arena Rydell Rink
  • See the Border Blades calendar for all dates, times, and locations
  • $135

Spring 2021 Session

Spring Academy runs April 6 - May 27 2021

Days and Times
  • Most classes are Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00pm
  • See the Border Blades calendar for all dates, times, and locations
  • $125

Important Information

Hands on coaching will be very limited for Skating Academy in 2021.  It is recommended that skaters are able to stand on their own.

Membership Requirement

All Border Blades Skating Academy skaters must also be registered members of Border Blades FSC. This is an annual membership fee of $25. To complete this registration, visit the Membership page or use the link below to complete the registration, choosing Learn to Skate as the membership option. 

This membership allows your skater to enroll in Border Blades programs, but does not register them for Skating Academy or other classes.   If Skating Academy classes or registration is not currently available, you do not need purchase a membership at this time.

Summer Skating Academy is available to non-members, but they must be a member of a different skating club.

NOTE: Skaters in the Aspire Program cannot be enrolled in Skating Academy. 

Please see the membership requirement before registering.

BBSA Coordinator