What’s the next step for beginning Learn to Skate students who want a little more individualized lesson and practice time? Rising Stars is part of our private lesson program and is for beginning skaters in Snowplow Sam – Basic 3 and Adult 1 – 3.

Skaters enrolled in this program have the opportunity to work with one of our certified coaches in a private or semi-private lesson. This allows the skater to utilize the whole ice surface while receiving more individualized instruction to learn and improve their skating skills.


Program Details:

Each session of Rising Stars includes 60-minutes of ice time from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Monday and/or Thursday nights. During this time, skaters will receive a 20 minute private or semi-private lesson with a certified coach and will also have an additional 40 minutes of individual practice time.


The Rising Stars Program offers participating skaters:

  • Private/Semi Private Learn to Skate lessons
  • The ability to learn at their own pace.
  • The possibility to advance more rapidly.
  • More individualized attention and time for independent practice.
  • The option to learn how to compete and perform programs to music.

Who Can Participate:

The Rising Stars Program is open to any Learn to Skate students who are in Snowplow Sam 1 – Basic 3 and Adult 1 – 3.


Available Days & Times:

  • Mondays: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Thursdays: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

*Lesson time during the hour may vary. Please speak to your skater’s coach for details. MPFSC is not responsible for arranging specific lesson times within that hour.

Costs of the program:

  • Ice Cost:
    • $200.00 for each 10 hour club ice punch card.
    • Rising Stars skaters must have a current punch card in order to skate on club ice. Once a skater’s punch card is depleted notice will be sent that a new one is needed.
  • Annual Learn to Skate USA Membership Fee: $20.00
    • Payable once per year; membership year runs July 1 – June 30
  • Coaching Fees: Coaching fees will be billed separately by your skater’s coach, please check with them for their current rates.
  • Skate Rental (if needed)Rental skates are available from the Martin Ice Arena for $2.00 per day and can be paid for at the skate rental window.


Rising Stars FAQ:

Should a skater continue in group lessons?

Though not required, the more time skaters have on the ice, the faster they progress, so skaters in the Rising Stars program are encouraged to continue to take part in Learn to Skate group lessons if at all possible.

How do I select a coach for private lessons?

Rising Stars skaters may request a specific coach 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.

Questions or wish to inquire about signing up your skater? Email us at MtPleasantFSC@gmail.com or message us on Facebook.