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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. They 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 $100 per session and there are 2-3 sessions per week. 

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 Bridge program and the next steps to keep moving your skater forward. The bridge 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. 


Effective August 2020, all Border Blades Skating Academy skaters must be registered members of Border Blades FSC. This is an annual membership fee of $25. To complete this registration, please click the membership tab and complete the registration choosing Learn to Skate as the membership option.

Spring 2020 Session

April - May 2020   [$75]

Classes are: 

Tuesday evenings

Check the calendar for specific times. 

NOTE: Bridge skaters can not be enrolled in Skating Academy. 

Summer Registration

Summer registration is now available under the Events tab, Summer Programs.

Pene DeMaster

Programs Coordinator