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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 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]

Please Note: Skaters who have passed basic 2 and are interested in moving to Border Blades Figure Skating, may choose to do our Aspire class. Please visit the Aspire page to see if it is a good fit for you! 

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 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 begin to combine their basic skating skills with figure skating elements. 

Spring 2023 Session

Spring Skating Academy runs April 4th - May 25th, 2023 

Days and Times

Registration Closes April 2nd

Tuesday Class   

  • 4/4, 6-6:30 PM @ Eagles Arena
  • 4/11, 6-6:30 PM @ Eagles Arena
  • 4/18, 6-6:30 PM @ Rydell Rink
  • 4/25, 6-6:30 PM @ Rydell Rink
  • 5/2, 6-6:30 PM @ Rydell Rink
  • 5/9, 6-6:30 PM @ Rydell Rink
  • 5/16, 6-6:30 PM @ Rydell Rink
  • 5/23, 6-6:30 PM @ Rydell Rink

$100 (Includes LTS membership)

Thursday Class

  • 4/6, 6-6:30 PM @ Eagles Arena
  • 4/13, 6-6:30 @ Eagles Arena
  • 4/20, 6-6:30 @ Rydell Rink
  • 4/27, 6-6:30 @ Rydell Rink
  • 5/4, 6-6:30 @ Rydell Rink
  • 5/11, 6-6:30 @ Rydell Rink
  • 5/18 - NO CLASS
  • 5/25, 6-6:30 @ Rydell Rink

$90 (Includes LTS membership)

Register for both classes for $175        
Registration LIMITED

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 can be found on the Border Blades calendar

BBSA Coordinator