Class Descriptions

Learn to Skate skaters can start at any age — young, old, and in between! Skaters are evaluated by trained coaches and pass levels as they accomplish the class curriculum skills. For clarity in registering for a class, “contract ice” and “contract period” refer to a multi-week or multi-month registration period, and “session” refers to one class time. If you aren’t sure at which level to start your child, contact ​Emily Zahn, Learn to Skate & Advanced Program Director, at or 701-220-5757.

Brief descriptions of the new Learn to Skate USA classes are below. See full class descriptions at

Snowplow Sam 1-4:  For children 6 and under; helmets are recommended.

Basic Skills 1-6:  For Kindergartners and up to learn the fundamentals of figure skating. Helmets are recommended for first-time skaters.

Aspire Freeskate:  This program prepares skaters to move on to the Advanced Program.

Adults:  For adults ages 18 and up who want to learn the fundamentals of skating and boost their confidence on the ice. Lessons are with the younger beginners, but don’t let that scare you away!

Hockey Power Skating:  Teaches the fundamentals of hockey. All elements are taught without a puck. Hockey skates and certified, ice-approved hockey helmet are needed. Levels taught by BFSC are:

Termites (ages 6 & under; skaters must be able to skate forward and backward relatively well. If they can’t, please register for Snowplow 1.)

Mites (ages 7-8)

Private Lesson Ice: Private lessons are for Learn to Skate figure skaters who want to accelerate their learning. Skaters pay for ice time as well as a private lesson coach. Contact Emily Zahn for information on coaches.