Frequently Asked Questions for Kettle Moraine Figure Skating Club's Learn to Skate USA Program
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What is the Kettle Moraine Figure Skating Club?
The KMFSC is a Figure Skating club devoted to the instruction and development of the sport of Figure Skating in the Washington County Community. KMFSC is a 100% parent volunteer non-profit 501c(3) sports club. We currently have a membership of more than 35 skaters and parents. New club members are always welcome. Visit ourMembership section on the website to learn more about our different membership opportunities and the many benefits the members receive. We have club activities and meetings. If you are interested in becoming a member, email us. We welcome all interested and hope you can join us.
Kettle Moraine Figure Skating Club also runs the Learn to Skate USA program at the Kettle Moraine Ice Center. The United States Speedskating, Hockey Association, and Figure Skating Association all recommend a skater get their start in a Learn to Skate USA program.
What class do I sign up for?
If you or your child have never skated before, or have never had any formal training, we recommend starting in the following classes: Snowplow Sam 1 (SPS1) for ages 3-5; Basic 1 (BS1) for ages 6 and older; Hockey 1 – 4 is recommended for children who would like to pursue Hockey, and have little or no skating experience, ages 3 – 7.
What is the class progression?
After Snowplow Sam 1, ages 3-5 advance to Snowplow Sam 2, 3, 4 and then to Basic 2. After Basic 1, ages 6+ advance to Basic 2-6 levels, then on to Pre-Freeskate, then to Freeskate 1-6 levels. After Hockey 1-4, we recommend the child enter into the Introduction to Hockey program offered through Washington County Hockey Association.
No Experience Required! In any of our beginner classes, skaters will learn basic skating fundamentals, such as standing up, falling down, forward & backward skating, gliding, & stopping.
Snowplow Sam 1-4 (ages 3-5)
Basic 1 (age 6+)
Basic 5 & 6 & Prefreeskate
Free Skate 1-6
Free Skate 7-9
What are the prices of the classes?
All on ice LTS classes are 45 minutes for 6 weeks, the cost is $94
Why do I have to pay a LTS fee?
United States Figure Skating Association requires all participants of a Learn to Skate USA program to pay a annual fee of $16.00. This is only for skaters not a member of a figure skating club. If you are a member of KMFSC, you are not required to pay this fee.
Are there classes for more advanced figure skaters?
Yes, we are now offering a Free Skates 7, 8, & 9 class and speciality classes, see what is included within these classes below:
Free Skate 7
Lutz, 1/2 loop, Flip Combo
Camel, Sit, Back Sit Combo
Forward and Backward Brackets
Free Skate 8
Difficult entrance into axel
Camel, Back Camel Combo
1 difficult cluster
Free Skate 9
Double Toe Loop
Axel, 1/2 Loop, Double Salchow Combo
Level 4 combo spin
2 difficult clusters
Recommended for Basic 5 +
$84.00 per session
On Ice Specialty Class
What do I need to wear?
Please wear warm, comfortable, layered clothing including gloves and thin, warm socks. You may choose to have your child wear a bike or hockey helmet. Once the skater advances into further classes, they may choose to wear more athletic appearing leggins and tops.
How and where do I sign up?
You can sign up by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and letting us know your skater's experience with skating, age, and anything else we might need to know. You can pay on the first day by cash, check, or Apple square (credit card)
What do I need to do the first day?
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time of your first class. Volunteers will guide you where to go. Be ready to have fun!!
Can I make up a missed class?
Due to the scheduling of ice time, missed classes cannot be made up.
Can I get a refund if my skater decides that they do not like the class or cannot make it to classes?
KMFSC has a no-refund policy on classes after the first week of each session.
How do I get to be part of the annual Ice Show?
The Ice Show is our end of season showcase of all of our skaters. It is a very exciting experience to be a part of. Any skater that is registered in a Learn to Skate class within our program, or is a KMFSC member is welcome to be a part of the Ice Show. Visit the Ice Show section of our website for more details with the date and times of the show. We welcome all skaters to join the Ice Show.
How do I practice my skating?
To progress through the skating classes and get the most out of your lessons, it is recommended for each ½ hour lesson that a skater practices for 1 hour on their own time. The club has many open ice times to practice. Visit the Practice Ice section of our website to learn about the times, dates, and prices for practice ice. You may also choose to work one on one with a certified coach.
How do I choose a coach?
Many skaters choose to work with a coach one-on-one to develop their skills, and progress faster. Working with a coach can offer the opportunities to participate in competitions and test sessions. Visit the Coach section on our website to learn about the coaches. You may email them directly to determine availability and ask questions. You may also ask the Learn the skate coach to see if they are available for private coaching.
What is the best place to buy skates or skating apparel?
Many times throughout the season, we offer a used skate/apparel sale at the rink during Learn to Skate sessions. This is a great way to buy used skates/equipment or to sell your skating equipment.
How do I learn more about the Kettle Moraine Figure Skating Club or upcoming events?
Our website is continually updated to provide the most up to date information. We also have bulletin boards located at the rink with current information. Like us on Facebook or ask a club member or board member. We are always available to answer your questions.