Developing Tomorrow’s Champions
St. Paul FSC’s Academy Program offers accelerated small group classes that teach basic and competitive skating skills to skaters of all ages and abilities. This high-energy program is designed as a “step up” from the Learn to Skate program and is a good precursor to private lessons.
The Academy offers classes year-round and helps skaters advance as quickly as possible towards their skating goals. Coaches teach skaters new skills as soon as they are ready, so the more often a skater skates, the more that skater will learn.
Classes are 30 minutes in length. Class packages are available by session (summer, fall, winter, spring) and provide flexibility for busy schedules. Both ice time and coaching instruction is included in the session cost.
School Year Academy Sessions
Fall: September 3, 2019 to November 29, 2019
Winter: December 2, 2019 to February 28, 2020
Spring: March 2, 2020 to June 5, 2020
Fall Academy Session (12 weeks)*:
September 3 to November 29, 2019
Please Note: Participants no longer need to select which day of the week they will attend. Skaters may purchase packages to attend class once or twice per week and attend the class that works best with their schedule. Packages will expire on the last day of each session and can either be purchased online (see below) or at the Rink Monitor table by the board door to the ice entrance. Once at the arena, simply sign in at the rink at the Rink Monitor table in the Academy book with your skater's name and time they get on and off the ice. Please see a Rink Monitor or Coach with questions.
1x per week: $165
2x per week: $330
Drop-in Rate: $14.75 per class
Monday: 6-6:30pm (Pleasant Arena)**
Tuesday: 6-6:30pm (Pleasant Arena)
Wednesday: 6-6:30pm (Pleasant Arena)
Thursday: 6-6:30pm (Pleasant Arena)
Friday: 6-6:30pm (Pleasant Arena)
Saturday: 12-12:30pm (Pleasant Arena)
**Please Note: From September 3rd to October 14th, the Monday Academy class will be at Pleasant Arena. From October 28th, 2019 to April 20th, 2020, the Monday Academy class will move to the Charles M. Schultz-Highland Arena in Highland Park.
*Please Note: There will be no fall academy classes during the week of October 21st. The SPFSC is hosting the Upper Great Lakes Regional Competition and the ice at Pleasant arena will be used for the competition.
848 Pleasant Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102
Charles M. Schultz-Highland Arena
800 Snelling Ave S., St. Paul, MN 55116
How to Register
This program does require the skater to register for Learn to Skate which is a collaboration between U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey. Registration is just once per year and is required prior to registering for classes at St. Paul FSC to meet insurance mandates. If you’ve registered with Learn to Skate USA in the past, then this year you “renew” your membership. Registration for Learn to Skate USA has an annual fee of $17.25.
Step 1: Learn to Skate USA Registration
Navigate to the Learn to Skate USA website
Click on “Sign Up” in the upper right-hand corner
Click on “Become A Member”
Click on “Skater/Parent of a Skater”
Complete the steps to become a Learn to Skate USA member and then exit and return to this page to sign up for classes below
Step 2: Register for classes with St. Paul FSC
- To purchase an Academy Ice Package, click on “Buy Ice Credits”, then click on "School Yr Peak Ice Credits" at the top of the page and then select "Fall Academy" from the drop down menu. Choose your package and check out.