Classes & Teams
Register for all classes via your ActiveNet account. First time to the Pelham Skate School and Aspire Academy? First set up a head of household account on ActiveNet, then add your family members who will take classes or camps, and then search for the appropriate activity and register them.
Visit the Birmingham Figure Skating Club website.
- 15 minutes of off-ice warm-up
- 30 minutes of instruction
- 30 minutes of practice time each week for our regular Learn to Skate Classes (Snowplow Sam - Freestyle 6).
- 8 public sessions included
- Cost: $136
- Family and multiple-class discounts are available
- Adult classes are eight-week sessions and cost $119
- Homeschool classes are eight week sessions and cost $136
- Mondays: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm or Saturdays: 10 am to 11 am (Regular classes)
- Wednesdays from 10 am to 11 am (Homeschool class)
- Mondays: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Adult class)
- Snowplow Sam 1 to 4, Basic 1 to 3 instruction is held the first 30 minutes with practice the last 30 minutes.
- Basic 4-Free Skate 6 instruction is held during the last 30 minutes of class; practice is during the first 30 minutes.
The adult curriculum is designed for beginner and experienced adult skaters who wish to improve their skating skills. Participation helps promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper technique. Our program is designed for those looking to skate as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle. Classes are held on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Adult 1 to 3
If it's your first time with us, register for Adult 1 - Instructors will assess and move you to the appropriate level. Skaters focus on learning introductory skating skills progressing to forward stroking, pumps, and beginning glides.
Adult 4 to 6
Skaters focus on forward edges on a circle, forward crossovers, backward one-foot glides, backward pumps on a circle, hockey stops, progressing to backward crossovers, three-turn, forward and backward stroking, beginning power pulls, t-stop, and lunges.
Adult-only Freestyle is also held during this session - a time for our Adult skaters who have passed all levels of LTS to practice. No instruction will be held for those doing freestyle and skaters must abide by all Freestyle rules. Participants and the coaches in LTS classes have the right-of-way.
Classes teach the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provide the best foundation for figure skating and hockey. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. All classes will be well-structured with a focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, FUN, and social environment. After the completion of Basic 4 skaters are encouraged to purchase their own figure skates and also enroll in our Aspire class if they wish to pursue training as a figure skater and transfer to Learn to Play if they wish to pursue hockey.
Beginners with no previous instruction or experience are introduced to basic skills including falling, standing, marching, dips, basic gliding, rocking horse swizzle, and backward wiggles. On-ice and off-ice instruction is used to build confidence.
Skaters learn moving dips, basic gliding, backward wiggles, forward swizzles, beginning snow plow stop motion, and two-foot hops in place.
Skaters learn beginning forward stroking, forward pumps on a circle, forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle, backward one-foot glides, backward snowplow stop, and forward slalom.
Skaters learn forward outside and inside edges on a circle, forward crossovers, backward pumps on a circle, backward one-foot glides, T-stop and T-push, and forward lunges. After the completion of Basic 4 skaters are encouraged to purchase their own figure skates and also enroll in our Aspire class if they wish to pursue training as a figure skater and transfer to Learn to Play if they wish to pursue hockey.
Skaters learn backward stroking, backward outside and inside edges on a circle, backward crossovers, forward outside three-turn, and hockey stop. Skaters are encouraged to enroll in our Aspire class along with Basic 5.
Skaters learn forward inside mohawk, forward inside three-turn, backward to forward two-foot turns, two-foot spin, and bunny hop. Skaters are encouraged to enroll in our Aspire class along with Basic 6.
Do you dream of jumping high into the air or spinning in a graceful layback? Learn to Skate USA®'s Free Skate curriculum introduces skaters to the beginning elements of higher-level figure skating, including progressive skating skills, transitions, spins, jumps, and more.
At this point in a skater's journey, he or she can choose to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to figure skating. At this level, skaters should join our Aspire Program and become introductory members of the Birmingham Figure Skating Club to begin their transition into the sport.
Skaters learn backward outside mohawk, forward inside mohawk, forward and backward combinations, forward and backward pivots, 1-foot spins, waltz jump, and mazurkas.
Free Skate 1
Skaters learn forward power stroking, forward outside and inside edges, backward outside three-turns, forward pivot, forward spiral, one-foot spin from crossovers, half flip, and ballet jump.
Free Skate 2
Skaters learn alternating forward outside and inside spirals, backward outside and inside edges, waltz jump-ballet jump sequence, forward and backward crossovers figure eight sequence, beginner, back spin, and half lutz.
Free Skate 3
Skaters learn backward crossovers to back outside edges, alternating Mohawk/crossover sequence, backward inside three turns, Waltz three-turns, advanced back scratch spin, toe loop, and salchow. Waltz jump toe loop combination (bonus).
Free Skate 4
Skaters learn forward power three-turns, back spirals, Waltz 8 pattern, forward upright spin to backward upright spin, sit spin, 1/2 loop jump, loop jump, and flip jump.
Free Skate 5
Skaters learn backward outside three-turn mohawk, five-step Mohawk sequence, twizzle, Choctaw, camel spin, waltz jump-loop jump combination, and Lutz jump. (bonus loop loop jump combination).
Free Skate 6
Skaters learn forward power pulls, choreographed step sequence, brackets, camel-sit spin combination, layback or attitude spin or cross-foot spin, Waltz jump-half loop-Salchow jump sequence, split jump, and Axel.