Once your skater has progressed into Basic 4 or higher of the Learn to Skate Program, consider joining the Mt Pleasant Figure Skating Club as a Junior Club member. Junior Club is the next step for your child to learn and develop their skating skills, beyond Learn to Skate lessons.

Skaters enrolled in MPFSC’s Junior Club will have the opportunity to take part in private lessons with a certified coach and receive more personalized instruction.  Junior Club Members also have opportunities for extra practice and the ability to use the entire sheet of ice when receiving their lessons. They will also have a blast participating in our annual Ice Show and other fun events.

Joining the MPFSC as a Junior Club member is a great way for aspiring figure skaters to learn more about the club and the sport, allowing them time to determine their own individualized skating goals.  No matter what they decide, your child will have fun meeting others who enjoy the sport of figure skating!

Advantages of Junior Club Membership

  • Reduced club membership fee.
  • Options for private lessons from experienced professional instructors.
  • More individualized attention and introduction to additional skating techniques.
  • Ability to purchase a club ice punch card that offers flexibility for private lessons and opportunities for extra practice time.
  • Special opportunities for MPFSC Ice Show Numbers featuring Junior Club Skaters.
  • Eligible to compete at U.S. Figure Skating competitions.
  • Invitation to MPFSC’s annual end of year banquet.
  • Opportunity for aspiring figure skaters and their parents to join our skating community while continuing to learn more about the sport and MPFSC before considering making the transition to full club membership.

Membership Costs:

Junior Club Membership is open at anytime to skaters in Basic 4 – Pre Free Skate. The annual Membership goes from July 1 to June 30. This membership level allows you to join MPFSC at a reduced fee of $45/year and includes a Learn to Skate USA membership as well.

Private Lesson Opportunities Available For Junior Club Members

  • Junior Club skaters may arrange for private lessons on MPFSC club ice on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays with one of MPFSC’s certified coaches.  Private lessons allow for more individualized instruction and skill development.  On lesson days skaters usually have a 15-20 minute lesson with a coach and 35-40 minutes of individual practice time.
    • Costs for private lessons include:
      • Coaching Fees: $8.00 per 15- 20 minute lesson paid directly to the skater’s coach, either daily or by monthly bill.
      • Ice Fees: Skaters utilizing club ice for private lessons or practice, must have a club ice punch card purchased from MPFSC. Cost is $200.00 per 10 hours of ice time and are marked off in 1 hour increments.  Families can purchase one or multiple cards. Discounts are available for multiple card purchases. Skaters will be notified when there is only one hour remaining on their active card so that a new one can be purchased.  Please see punch card terms and conditions for full details.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q:   What is Junior Club Membership?
A:   MPFSC’s Junior Club Membership is tailored to skaters in Basic 4 – Pre Free Skate who would like to further pursue skating beyond Learn to Skate classes.


Q:   Why join MPFSC’s Junior Club Program?
MPFSC’s Junior Club Program is a natural progression in a skater’s training. It serves as a bridge to introduce the skater and family to Club Membership and allows for more ice time, individualized coaching, and opportunities to have fun and grow within the sport.


Q:   Who should join MPFSC’s Junior Club Program?
A:   Skaters at the Basic 4 – Pre Free Skate level who have enthusiasm, dedication and the desire to learn more about the sport of Figure Skating.
Q:   When can I join?
A:   Membership is open at any time to skaters at the Basic 4 – Pre Free Skate levels.  The annual Membership year goes from July 1st – June 30th.


Q:   How do I join?
A:   We would love to guide you in the process of joining the Junior Club and help answer any questions you might have. Please contact our Learn to Skate Director, Theresa Morgan by emailing her at mtpleasantfsc@gmail.com  or talk with her during Learn to Skate lessons.


Q:  Should I continue with Learn to Skate Lessons?
A:   That is up to you, but we recommend it!  Junior Club programs do not need to take the place of Learn To Skate classes.  Both the Aspire program and private lessons should be seen as an opportunity to have additional ice time that will allow skaters to progress faster with more individualized attention.


Q: Can a Junior Club Member skate on MPFSC Club ice?
A: Yes!  With a Club ice punch card a Junior Club Member can utilize all Mt Pleasant Figure Skating Club ice sessions:
  • Mondays: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesdays: 5:30 – 6:20 pm
  • Thursdays: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Skaters participating in private lessons will usually choose one of the nights listed and schedule a  lesson with their coach on that night.  During their ice time the skater may have a 15-20 minute lesson with a coach and 35-40 minutes of individual practice.  As skater’s progress, some skaters will choose to add in a second night of lessons with their coach or choose to come for additional practice on their own.  The choice is up to you and your skating goals.

Please note, on most Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 10:20 am the Martin Ice Arena hosts a Figure Skating Drop in session.  This is a great opportunity for additional practice time!  Cost is $15 for 60 minutes or $20 for 90 minutes.  Payment for Saturday morning sessions must be paid to the rink office before getting on the ice.

Q: How does a club ice punch card work?
A: Junior Club Members may skate on Mt Pleasant Figure Skating Club sessions by purchasing a club ice punch card. For each club ice session that is skated one hour is subtracted from the skater’s punch card. When a skater has one hour remaining they will be notified of the need to purchase a new card. You can skate as much or as little as you wish! Click here for full details.


Q: I would like to enroll in private lessons, how do I select a coach?
A:   Junior Club members may request a specific coach for private lessons or we can work to find one for you. To learn more about our MPFSC private coaches, please go to our COACHES PAGE to look over available bios and credentials. Observing the coaches during class time or on a Club Ice Session is another way to help choose the coach that would be a fit for your skater. Our Learn to Skate Director, Theresa Morgan (mtpleasantfsc@gmail.com) is also available to help facilitate this transition.  Please remember that coaching availability may vary, so it can be helpful to have a backup choice just in case.


Q:  Are there volunteer requirements for Junior Club Membership?
A: Our programs could not exist without help from our amazing skating families.  As such, families who are part of the Junior Club are required to complete 10 club support hours before the end of each skating year.  Families who do not meet this requirement will be billed $20 per hour not completed.  Don’t stress though, there are lots of opportunities to help out! More details on this requirement and a listing of volunteer opportunities can be found here.
Q: Is participation in the Rising Stars program a prerequisite to joining the Junior Club?
A: No.  Some skaters will pass through the Rising Stars program before becoming a Junior Club Member, but it is not a requirement. Skaters in Basic 4 – Pre Free Skate can join the Junior Club at any point.


Want more information or ready to sign up?

Please e-mail us at MtpleasantFSC@gmail.com for more details on Junior Club Membership, the Aspire program or private lessons. You can also message us on Facebook or chat with us during Learn to Skate lessons.