Spring 2023 Session of Aspire

The Aspire program is for skaters in Basic 4 and up and marks the transition from skater to figure skater teaching athletes the skills they need to make the most out of their figure skating journey.

Aspire offers a safe and supportive group training environment in which skaters will learn proper skill development and training techniques while sampling different skating opportunities and fine-tuning their fundamental skating skills. The Aspire program will help you become the best skater you can be!

This bridge program is designed for aspiring figure skaters. It’s not just another skating class, it’s an entire on and off-ice curriculum designed by U.S. Figure Skating to prepare aspiring skaters and parents for their next steps beyond learn to skate.
Aspire combines 50 minutes of small-group on-ice instruction with 20 minutes of off-ice lessons. Skaters will explore new areas of skating including jumps, spins, Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, Theater on ice, edges, power, off ice stretching, warm ups and more. To complete the package there is also a parent education piece.
Mt Pleasant Figure Skating Club’s Aspire program gives skaters an affordable next step to help transition from Learn to Skate to club ice and private lessons. Skaters can participate in the Aspire Program while continuing with their Learn to Skate classes. We also highly encourage skaters who are all ready taking private lessons consider joining in on the fun.

Spring 2023 Session Information:

Tuesdays from March 14 – May 2, 2023 (8 weeks)

Each class consists of 50 minutes of on-ice instruction and 15 – 20 minutes of off ice. This session also includes participation in a special number in MPFSC’s annual ice show.

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:50 pm

  • 5:30 pm – 6:20 pm: On-Ice —   Participants are divided into groups based on skill level, covering spins, edges, jumps and a rotation of specialty classes.
  • 6:20 pm – 6:50 pm: Off-Ice — Consists of off ice exercises, along with stretching and off-ice spins and jumps.

Levels: Basic 4 and up

Cost: $160.00* per 8 week session

Signup Deadline for the Spring session of Aspire is Sunday, March 12, 2023 @ 6 pm or until all slots are filled.  Only 10 slots are available each session, so sign up today to confirm your spot!

BONUS: Skaters enrolled in our Spring Learn to Skate Session can receive $50.00 off their registration for the Spring Aspire Session.

*Please note all skaters enrolled in the Aspire program must be currently at or upgrade to MPFSC’s Junior Club Membership or Senior (Full) club Membership.   For skaters currently enrolled in our Learn to Skate Program, the cost to upgrade to Junior Club Membership for the 2022-23 skating year is $25.00.  For skaters not yet enrolled in Learn to Skate for this season, the cost of Junior Club Membership is $45.00.

Why should you join ASPIRE?

Aspire teaches the whole skater and features a character development aspect.  Skaters learn and grow as they develop the core values of Aspire: Attitude, Sportsmanship, Perseverance, Integrity, Respect, Effort.

The Aspire Program offers instruction tailored to a skater’s learning level in a small group environment. Allowing them to learn and make connections with other skaters.

Aspire introduces skaters to multiple aspects of figure skating both on and off the ice, helping them to grow and develop as a skater. Topics may include: intro to theatre on ice, intro to ice dance, power skating, moves in the field, jumps, spins, edges, competition and testing, ice etiquette, navigating club ice sessions, off ice jumps and spins, warm ups,  musical interpretation and more.

Aspire has something for parents too:  As the parent or guardian of an aspiring figure skater, you play a major role in shaping a skater’s career. During the session, there will be periodic 15-20 minute informational sessions covering a variety of skating topics. These will be held while the skater’s are in off-ice class.  Potential topics include:  U.S. Figure Skating membership, testing and competitions, introduction to judging systems, purchasing skates, and more.

• Aspire to make new friends
• Aspire to discover a new passion
• Aspire to become your best
• Aspire to personal excellence
• Aspire to join the team
• Aspire to be creative
• Aspire to jump higher and spin faster
• Aspire to be a healthier you

Sign up for Aspire today!

Aspire Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What are the dates for the 2022-23 Sessions of Aspire?
A: There are 3 sessions scheduled for Aspire during the 2022-23 skating year, with the potential for a summer camp.

  • Fall: October 11, – December 6, 2022 (no class November 22nd)
  • Winter:  January 10 – February 28, 2023
  • Spring: March 14 – May 2, 2023 – Ice Show Session!

Q: What is the goal of the Aspire Program?
A: To allow skaters to “dip” their toes in all aspects of figure skating and help them learn about different opportunities they can be involved in within the sport.  Develops a more complete skater.

Q: Should Skaters enrolled in Aspire continue in Learn to Skate and/or Private Lessons?
A: Yes, Skaters enrolled in Aspire should continue lessons either in Learn to Skate or with their private coach or both! Aspire is an enrichment/development class designed to add on to what the students are learning and is not considered a stand alone class.  Skaters need to continue with their skill based learning in Learn to Skate or private lessons to help keep them moving up in levels.

Q: I attended a previous session of Aspire.  Will I benefit from enrolling again?
A: Yes! The curriculum for the Aspire program evolves with the skaters.  Some topics may be similar, but the skater’s experience will grow with each session.

More Q & A coming soon!

Questions about our new Aspire program? Please contact us at mtpleasantfsc@gmail.com.


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