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Learn to Skate - Come Join the Fun!

The Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club Learn to Skate program is the largest basic skills program in the Ann Arbor Area.  Skaters from age 3 through adult will learn the fundamentals of ice skating from experienced instructors using the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Curriculum.  Learn to Skate classes are offered throughout the year.  Register today to join the fun and learn how to skate.


AAFSC has recently expanded its Learn-to-Skate program to provide growth opportunities for the Basic Skills skater within the framework of the United States Figure Skating's Basic Skills Program. View the programs below. Skaters in any of these programs must have current AAFSC Basic Skills Membership AND be currently enrolled in Learn to Skate classes.

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Competition Club

Learn Competition and Performance Skills

Competition Club is designed to train and prepare skaters currently enrolled in AAFSC's Learn to Skate program for participation in the Michigan Basic Skills Series. Through this class, skaters will learn and practice the individual elements required for their competition level and learn a choreographed program to music. Skaters will learn the process of competing and attend a local Basic Skills competition that will be attended by the coaching staff. The class is intended to introduce skaters to the excitement of competing and performing, improve individual skating skills, and foster feelings of accomplishment and good sportsmanship. There will be a parent information meeting prior to each competition to provide all of the necessary information to make the experience successful. When local competitions are not available, skaters will learn and practice performance skills that will be utilized during future competitions, exhibitions, and ice shows that will include learning fun choreography and musical interpretation.

Basic Skills Synchronized Skating

Introductory Team Skating

Basic Skills Synchronized Skating (formerly known as Introductory Hockettes) is a non-competitive exhibition team that performs only in Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club events at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. This team is designed for skaters to have the opportunity to try skating with their friends and to learn the values of teamwork, discipline and confidence without asking for the commitment level needed for competitive teams. The Basic Skills Synchronized Skating team begins in September and practices on Saturdays from 11:15am to 12:05pm. Skaters must have passed Basic Skills 2 and be enrolled in Basic 3 and above to skate on the team.

Adaptive Skating

Skating for Children with Disabilities

The adaptive skating class is for young people with special needs. This program developed by the US Figure Skating Association has been proven to improve fitness, strength, balance, flexibility, socialization, and self-esteem.