Frequently Asked Questions
When is a good time to join a skating club?
We encourage skaters that have completed/nearly completed the Basic Skills courses taught in a "Learn to Skate" program to apply for club membership.
Do I have to participate in competitions or shows as a member of the Club?
No, you do not. Two of the benefits of Club membership are that you MAY participate in competitions and/or shows!
Do I have to have a coach and take private lessons?
No, you do not. However many of our members do take private lessons at this rink and at other rinks. Most coaches teach at several rinks.
How do I pick a coach?
USFSA has recommendations on how to find the right coach for your skater. You can also refer to the Coaches page on this site.
Do I have to purchase MSBFSC logo "gear" to skate with the Club?
No, you do not.
Do I have to have my own skates?
You do not. However, as you progress, you will find that it is better to have your own skates. Used skates can be found in second-hand sport shops, on-line, and at skate swaps held throughout the Valley. New skates can be found at many of the ice rink pro-shops, sport shops, skate competitions,and at skate swaps. You should talk to a coach (even if you don't have one) who can advise you, and many times can order skates at a discounted rate.
Do I have to pay the County facility front desk when I come to Club Ice?
No. You pay only the Ice Monitors at the ice sheet gate.
How do I register for membership using EntryEeze?
Click HERE for Membership/Renewal Instructions.
Testing Sessions and Competitions: What to sign up for....
USFS has an over view of the skating "pipeline". Your coach will help you select the appropriate tests and competition levels.