Yale Figure

Skating Club

Learn to Skate Program
Snowplow Sam Classes
This program is based on the special needs of preschoolers. Stories and games are used to teach basic coordination and skills. All Snowplow Sam skaters must wear helmets. See our equipment guide. Download our Snowplow Sam Levels PDF.

Qualifications: Skater must be willing and able to stay with the teacher and to follow instructions given orally and by example. Must be at least four years old.

Safety note: All Snowplow Sam skaters must wear helmets.

Time: Saturday: 9:45-10:45pm, Sunday 4:00-5:00pm

Learn To Skate USA Classes

Our Learn To Skate classes provide 40 minutes of professional instruction followed by 20 minutes of structured practice. Skaters may arrange for private lessons during the practice time.

Children and youth work through Badges 1-6 of the Learn to Skate FUNdamentals curriculum. Our goal for your skater is to have fun learning experience, and to enjoy the challenge of the sport and the company of other club members.

Download our Learn To Skate USA Basic 1-6 Levels PDF.

Qualifications: Skater must be able to stand on two skates, unaided. Must be at least five years old or have passed Snowplow Sam level 2.

Safety note: All Basic 1 and Basic 2 skaters must wear helmets.

Time: Saturday: 9:45-10:45pm, Sunday 4:00-5:00pm

Adult Learn To Skate Classes
This program is for teenagers and adults who want to begin figure skating. This is an exciting new program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle. 
Download our Adult Learn To Skate Levels PDF.

Qualifications: Skater must be able to stand on two skates, unaided.

Safety note: All Adult 1 skaters must wear helmets.

Time: Saturday: 9:45-10:45pm, Sunday 4:00-5:00pm


If you are signing up to become a part of our Learn to Skate Program, download our Emergency Information Form. All skaters are required to fill out this form.

LTS Equipment Guide
Good equipment supports good skating and good fun.
Here's your guide to the equipment you'll need for this skating season at Yale FSC
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Skates and Blades

Good skates that fit. A skate that is too large or one that is floppy will not support the foot properly.
Blades that have been well cared for and are sharpened at the beginning of each season.

Soft and Hard Guards

Soft blade guards. Terry cloth guards keep the blades protected and dry when they are not being used.
Hard rubber guards are needed for the year-end show and for walking on anything except ice and rubber mats.

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Blade Cloth

A clean cotton blade cloth or or chamois. Blades must be wiped dry after each use. Do not store them with hard guards on.


Gloves and spare gloves: simple synthetic knit gloves. Not mittens, no plastic, no fur.


A helmet. Hockey, skateboarding, inline skating, or ski helmets work better than bicycle helmets. The helmet should stay firmly in place and cover the back and sides of the head.

Skating Bag

A skating bag to contain (and protect) all of these things. Yale FSC sells the perfect bag, nearly indestructible, airy, and with a Yale FSC logo, for only $10 

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Sweater or Jacket

A warm sweater or light jacket and warm pants. We want you to stay warm, but also be able to move. Also, thin to medium-weight socks or tights.

Knee Pads

Knee pads are optional. If your skater wants such protection, buy soft pads, not hard plastic shells. Slippery gloves or knee protectors make it difficult for a skater to get up off the ice properly.

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First time lacing up a pair of skates? Visit our skate lacing guide!

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