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LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

Mondays 6:00pm - 6:50pm | Saturdays 10:00am - 11:50pm
Whether you are looking to skate recreationally or competitively, play hockey, or figure skate, we have a program for you!

The Flint Iceland Arenas Competitive Edge Learn to Skate Program features the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills (USFSA) curriculum. The USFS skate program is designed for skaters of all ages and abilities and is progressively structured for skaters from Beginner to Advanced.

Taught under the guidance of Figure Skating Director, Brandon Forsyth and our professional staff, we offer multiple weekly classes year round and participants can join at anytime.

All Skaters must become members of FIA CELTS Club which provides USFS badge testing and Certificates of Achievement along with mid-session progress reports. Throughout the year we offer special activity days and free bring a buddy offers to our FIA CELTS members. Participants will be given an USFS log book to keep track of their level and progress along with a T-shirt to wear during class.

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7 WEEK SESSION | $98 for one day a week or $147 for two days weekly Join Anytime... If you miss a class it may be made up on another day. Minimum age requirement is 3 years old for LTS. 

Sign up early and receive a discount! Early registration deadline is the last day of previous sessionSave $14 for one day a week and $21 for two days a week.

LEARN TO SKATE FOR HOCKEY

This class is play oriented, covering introductory skating and basic hockey skills for ages 3 - 6. Skaters are to have passed “Snow Plow Sam I” or “Basic I” prior to enrolling in this class.

The student will be working on hockey badges 1-4, which consist of proper stance, marching across the ice, swizzles, snowplow stops, backward skating, crossovers, and Mohawks. Hockey instruction will emphasize carrying, shooting, and passing the puck.

You must be an Flint Iceland Arenas Competitive Edge Learn to Skate (FIA CELTS) member to participate. Equipment recommended for beginner hockey class: Hockey helmet with mask, Hockey stick, Elbow & knee pads

FIACELTS | Flint Iceland Arenas Competitive Edge Learn to Skate Club

You must be a member to participate in our Learn to Skate classes. Yearly membership runs July 1st - June 30th and is due at LTS registration. Cost is $25. Membership Includes:


• An official U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills membership card
• A record book with stickers to track your progress through the lessons
• A membership year patch
• Sport Accident Insurance
• General information about ice skating
• Basic Skills Edition of SKATING (Cover of inaugural issue)
• FIA CELTS Tee Shirt

Online Registration is currently under construction. Please call or come in to register.

Upcoming 2014-2015 Sessions

FALL 1 SESSION
Saturdays: September 6th - October 18th
Mondays: September 8th - October 20th

Canceled Class: NONE
Test Days: October 18th & 20th
Early Registration Deadline: August 30th


FALL 2 SESSION
Saturdays: October 25th - December 13th
Mondays: October 27th - December 8th

Canceled Class: November 29th (Thanksgiving)
Test Days: December 8th & 13th
Early Registration Deadline: October 20th


WINTER 1 SESSION

Saturdays: January 10th - February 21st
Mondays: January 12th - February 23rd

Canceled Class: NONE
Test Days: February 21st & 23rd
Early Registration Deadline: December 15th


WINTER 2 SESSION

Saturdays: February 28th - April 25th
Mondays: March 2nd - April 30th

Canceled Class: April 4th, 6th (Easter) & April 11th & 13th (Oldtimers Tournament)
Test Days: April 25th & 30th
Early Registration Deadline: February 23rd


SPRING SESSION

Saturdays: May 2nd - June 20th
Mondays: May 4th - June 22nd

Canceled Class: May 23rd & 25th (Memorial Day)
Test Days: June 20th & 22nd
Early Registration Deadline: May 27th


SUMMER SESSION

Saturdays: July 11th - August 22nd
Mondays: July 6th - August 24th

Canceled Class: NONE
Test Days: August 22nd & 24th
Early Registration Deadline: June 22nd

Brandon Forsyth

Brandon Forsyth

Skating Director

Phone: 810-635-8487

Brandon is the author of the PSA New Moves In The Field Study Guide & Oral Exam as well as the producer of the PSA New Moves In The Field Educational Video. He is PSA Master rated in both Moves In The Field and Ice Dance. Currently he is the PSA Rankings Committee Chairman and board member of the PSA ( Professional Skaters Association) and STAR and a past member of USFS (US Figure Skating). A former international competitive ice dancer, Brandon is a five time Gold Medalist, 2000 World Junior Silver Medalist, 2001 US Bronze Medalist and a 2002 US Olympic Team alternate. Currently Brandon coaches Basic Skills skaters all the way through national and international competitors.