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Bridging the gap between Learn to Skate and private lessons

Bridging the gap between Learn to Skate and private lessons, the Academy program focuses on building a strong skating foundation in a small group setting. Learning is customized based on the individual skater’s abilities and allows skaters to develop at their own rate. These classes will be taught by St. Paul FSC coaches in a small group setting with a low skater-to-coach ratio. All Academy classes are held at Pleasant Arena in St. Paul, MN. 

Are you an adult or teen? Check out "Adult and Teen Academy"

Class Schedule

School Year Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (12-week sessions)

6:00-6:30 pm

  • FALL SESSION: September 12th - November 30th, 2023 (no class 11/23)

  • WINTER SESSION: December 5th, 2023 - February 29th, 2024 (no class week of 12/26)

  • SPRING SESSION: March 5th - May 23rd, 2024

Saturday (8-week sessions)

11:45 am-12:15 pm

  • FALL SESSION: October 14th - December 9th, 2023 (no class 11/25)

  • WINTER SESSION: January 6th - February 24th, 2024

  • SPRING SESSION: March 9th - May 11th, 2024 (no class 4/6 or 5/4)

Class Fees

$216 for 12 weeks (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday)

$144 for 8 weeks (Saturday only)

Cost includes one day per week. Skaters are invited to register for more than one day. 


Class Description

Each class will be 30 minutes of instruction. Our small group lesson sizes will be extremely limited with a maximum of five skaters per coach. Because we are offering and maintaining a small group class environment, it will not be possible to make up missed classes on a different day unless the class is canceled by St. Paul FSC or Ramsey County due to unforeseen circumstances.


These lessons are intended for skaters who already know how to skate. Any skater who participated in our Learn to Skate classes at Basic 4 or above is now eligible to participate in Academy classes.


Membership Requirement

All Academy participants must have a valid U.S. Figure Skating membership to participate. A Learn to Skate level membership will suffice and can be obtained as part of our new registration process. This membership is renewed annually, and must be renewed prior to the session you are enrolling in begins.


As an alternative, we highly recommend joining the St. Paul Figure Skating Club as a member. Club membership includes membership with U.S. Figure Skating and allows the option for your skater to start taking private lessons. Check out our membership page for more information about the various St. Paul FSC club membership options. 


Ready to Register?​

Visit the “Register Now” page under the “Programs” tab to review registration instructions. 



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