A small group lesson designed for the beginning skater. The objective is to teach correct technique in the basic fundamentals of skating so the skater may progress to more individualized areas of skating. Participating skaters are registered with LEARN TO SKATE USA as a member and receive an official Membership Card, Record Book, General Sports Accident Insurance, badges earned, MFSC Newsletter (via email), competition participation opportunity, eligibility for ice show, eligibility to purchase one club session per/week, recognition at the annual awards banquet and membership in the MFSC as a Learn to Skate member.
MFSC generally offers four 5 week terms on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00-6:50pm for new skaters through basic 6 level. Jr. Club classes are offered from 6:25-7:20pm for Pre-Freeskate level and above. Term 1 & 2 classes run September to mid December and term 3 & 4 classes run January to March. Skaters ages 4 to adult are eligible to participate. Pre-registration is necessary. For Learn to Skate, each 50 minutes class period consists of 25 minutes of lesson time and 25 minutes of practice time. For Jr. Club classes, 25 minutes of practice ice and 30 minutes of lesson time is offered. A skater may have a choice of 1 or 2 nights of lessons. Class ratio is small skaters per/class, per/instructor. Proficiency evaluations are conducted on a continual basis throughout each term. Fall and Winter classes are held at Lakeview Arena (Marquette), and a spring or summer session may be available at the Berry Events Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Classes are taught by a highly qualified coaching staff which has been recognized by the Professional Skater Association as an Excellence on Ice through Quality Coaching Facility.
See the Learn to Skate section of this website for more information.