Why should I join Black Hills Figure Skating Club?
BHFSC offers a fun environment for your skater to grow personally, while building great appreciation for the sport watching and learning with like-minded peers. Skating can be a very personal/ private sport, but the common goal of ‘personal achievement’ can be very contagious through Club spirit and involvement!
The decision to join BHFSC and/or start one-on-one lessons can depend on many variables, including the skater’s attitude, desire, concentration and frequency of skating. If your skater answers yes to the majority of following statements, it’s probably time to join BHFSC:
What is Junior Club (aka ClubX)?
BHFSC offers Junior Club (aka ClubX) as an introductory option for skaters who want more time to practice and to share ice with advanced skaters, but are not ready for full membership. Skaters must have an active USFS Membership (included if skater is enrolled in Learn to Skate USA) and must be at Basic 6 level. Junior Club membership benefits include: Option to skate on Club Ice once a week (Thursday 5-6pm) with 30 minute coach instruction or option to add an additional Club hour (in the fall and spring), and the opportunity to participate in BHFSC activities and parties.
Full Membership Benefits
While Membership fees include access to Club Ice times, they DO NOT include the ice fees. The fees BHFSC collects for ice time do not fully cover the cost charged by the rinks. Those additional costs are covered by fundraising and donations. Individual "Ice Contracts" are purchased by period (Sept - Dec, Jan - May, & Summer Ice June - Aug).
Coaches fees are separate expenses and must be arranged directly with the Coach of your choosing. Average rates in our area range $20-81/hour. Private lessons typically run in 15 - 30 minute increments per ice session and can be conducted during Club Ice times (open practice usually makes up the remaining time during contracted ice sessions). Selecting a coach is an important step for your skater and there are many points to consider. USFSA provides a good resource for you to review prior to making this decision: Hiring a private coach
Other Full Membership Requirements/Commitments
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