Beyond Group Lessons

Beyond Group Lessons: Junior Club Membership

Once your skater has progressed through the group “Learn to skate” classes offered by the City of Edina at Braemar Arena, consider joining the Braemar City of Lakes Figure Skating Club as a Junior Club member.  Junior Club is the next step for your child to learn and develop his or her skating skills.  Rather than large group classes, Junior Club members are able to learn from a Braemar skating professional in small groups of 2 or 3 (semi-private lessons), or have private lessons to receive more personalized skating instruction. As a Junior Club member, you are able to use the entire sheet of ice when you are receiving your lessons.

Unique Advantages of Junior Club Membership

Membership Details

Joining the BCLFSC as a Junior Club member is a great way to see if your child would like to pursue individual or synchronized competitive skating or simply enjoy the benefits of recreational skating.  No matter what you decide, your child will have fun meeting other kids who enjoy the sport of figure skating!

Membership is open to anyone at any time.  The regular annual Club Membership goes from July 1 to June 30.  This membership level allows you to join the club at a reduced fee of $80/year (limit of 2 years) and enjoy individualized private lessons with a coaching professional of your choice.  Junior Club members are required to contract for at least one session a week.

Junior Club Sessions

Summer (June 12- August 25, 2017)

During the summer, Junior Club members can typically skate during these sessions:

Monday 12:00 – 12:50 PM
Tuesday 7:00 – 7:50 AM
Wednesday 12:00 – 12:50 PM
Thursday 7:00 – 7:50 AM
Friday 7:00-7:50 AM

School Year (September to Mid-October and Mid-March to June)

During the school year, Junior Club members can typically skate on the following sessions

Tuesday 6:00 – 6:50 PM
Thursday 6:00 – 6:50 PM
Friday 6:15-7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 – 7:45 AM and 7:45-8:30 AM
Sunday 10:40 AM – 11:40 AM

Mid-October to Mid-March:

Tuesday 5:25 – 6:10 PM
Thursday 6:00 – 6:50 PM
Saturday 7:00 – 7:45 AM and 7:45-8:30 AM

Please note that the Junior Club session schedule is subject to change so be sure to check our web site for the most current ice schedule.

Additionally, Junior Club members can participate in the Friday on-ice power class during the school year for the buy-on rate of $20.  On-ice power classes are group workouts designed to develop speed, technique and artistry.

During the summer, Junior Club members can typically skate on certain open skate sessions and participate in the low power on-ice workout.

Estimate of Skating Costs

Figure skating involves a number of costs that you should be aware of when considering the sport for your child.  Typical costs include club membership, contracting for ice sessions, and coaching fees.  A cost comparison is provided below so you can understand the benefits of Junior Club membership.

TYPICAL COSTS FOR JUNIOR CLUB MEMBERS

Junior Club Membership: $85/year (July 1st – June 30th) – Limit of two years.  Junior club members are required to contract for at least one session a week.

Ice Cost:  $12 per contracted Junior Club ice sessions or $14 per ice session for buy-ons (non-contracted sessions).

Coaching Fees: Small group coaching fees vary depending on the number of skaters, but may range from $5 to $7 per twenty minute session per skater.  Individual coaching fees range from $20 to $25 per twenty minute session; freestyle sessions are 45-50 minutes long.  See the FAQ page on the web site under “How do I pick a coach?” for more information about this important decision.

TYPICAL COSTS FOR HOME CLUB MEMBERS

Club Membership: $145 / year (July 1st – June 30th). Club members are required to contract for two sessions a week.

Ice Cost: Members may contract for ice time throughout the year.  The contract rate is $10-12 per session depending on the number of contracted sessions per week.  Ice buy-on (non-contracted sessions) rates are an additional $2 depending on the number of contracted sessions.

Individual coaching fees are the same range as above (no group lessons are available).

Selecting a Coach

We have many experienced professional coaches with a wide variety of experience and background from whom private lessons are available. See the FAQ section under “How do I pick a coach?” for more information about this important decision.  Also see a full listing of our Club’s skating professionals on “Coaches” page under the “About Us” section of our web site.  It is also recommended that you observe a club session and interview coaches to help with the selection process.

Want even more information?

Browse through our Club website to learn more about membership and other information about BCLFSC.  If you would like to speak to a club parent representative for more insights, please feel free to contact our organization at info@braemarfsc.org.  If your young skater has enthusiasm, dedication and the desire to succeed in the sport of figure skating, we would love to hear from you.