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ASPIRE


ASPIRE
Summer Session

REGISTER NOW: Aspire Summer Session Registration Form

ASPIRE PROGRAM
Summer Session: Jun 1 - Aug 29

Welcome to Aspire!

Aspire is a program for skaters in Basic 4 - Freeskate 3 who are ready to take the next step in their figure skating journey. 

All summer Aspire skaters are required to participate in at least one traditional Aspire class each week.  Aspire skaters are encouraged to take additional classes or utilize practice ice but this is not required to participate in the summer session of Aspire.  This registration will include only the registration for Aspire classes.   

Each class includes 20 minutes of off-ice group instruction, 15 minutes of practice ice, and 15 minutes of on-ice group instruction.

Monday Aspire:

Class Dates:

  • June 6, 13, 20, 27
  • July 11, 18, 25
  • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Class Times:

  • Off-ice: 6:30-6:50 PM
  • Practice: 7:00-7:15 PM
  • On-Ice: 7:15-7:30 PM

Cost & Payment Options:

  • Cost: $300  
  • Payment Options:
    1. Pay in Full (pay $300 at check out)
    2. Payment Plan (pay in 3 payments: (1) $100 at check out, (2) $100 on 7/5/22, (3) $100 on 8/5/22)

Wednesday Aspire:

Class Dates:

  • June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • July 13, 20, 27
  • August 3, 10, 17, 24

Class Times:

  • Off-ice: 6:30-6:50 PM
  • Practice: 7:00-7:15 PM
  • On-Ice: 7:15-7:30 PM

Cost & Payment Options:

  • Cost: $300  
  • Payment Options:
    1. Pay in Full (pay $300 at check out)
    2. Payment Plan (pay in 3 payments: (1) $100 at check out, (2) $100 on 7/5/22, (3) $100 on 8/5/22)

Aspire skaters are highly encouraged to participate in SFFSC advanced classes and practice sessions during the summer.  Their skating skill level will dictate which classes/additional skating opportunities they should participate in.  Email coach Lillian for recommendations at info@sffsc.com.

Additional Practice Ice Options are located in the Freestyle Registration Form in the Learn to Skate/Aspire Practice Ice section. Note: These sessions are by invite only, please arrange this with your coach before registering. Skater must be a LTS/Aspire program member. You must have a SFFSC coach's prior permission and the coach must be on the ice with the skater. Click here to go to the Freestyle Ice Registration Form

Additional Class Options are located in the Advanced Class Registration Form.  Click here to go to the Advanced Class Registration Form

Aspire Make-up policy: 

Aspire participants will have the opportunity to make up as many classes as needed throughout the course of a session by requesting to attend ASPIRE classes on days they do not register for or skating on freestyle ice.  Please email info@sffsc.com to schedule a make-up class.  No walk-in make-ups are allowed.

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Aspire skaters are considered full members of the Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club, which requires them to be registered as a SFFSC Aspire member. Your membership must be current before we are able to welcome your skater onto the ice. If you do not have the required current membership the links to purchase or renew these memberships are included in this registration.

Summer SFFSC Aspire membership note: The summer session occurs during both the 2021-22 season and the 2022-23 season. All skaters participating in the summer season will need both season memberships. (2021-22 season ends on 6/30/22 and the 2022-23 season begins on 7/1/22. All 2022-23 memberships are effective through 6/30/23). 

  • Skaters with a current 2021-22 SFFSC Aspire Membership: If you have a current 2021-22 SFFSC Aspire membership, that will expire on 6/30/22, for your convenience the link to renew this membership for the 2022-23 season is located in this registration. 
  • New Skaters: If you are new to our program and participating in the summer session please purchase the Prorated SFFSC Aspire Membership that will cover the summer session (the remainder of the 2021-22 season) as well as your membership for the upcoming session (2022-23 season with effective dates of 7/1/22-6/30/23). 

Please contact info@sffsc.com if you have any questions regarding memberships.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Class Sizes: Our class sizes are limited to 15 per class, with a minimum of 5. We reserve the right to cancel or combine a class due to low enrollment.

Location: Classes are held at the SCHEELS IcePlex, 4300 N. Bobhalla Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57107 (Sanford Sports Complex)

Refunds: All registration and processing fees are non-refundable except in cases where Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club cancels classes. 

REGISTER NOW: Aspire Summer Session Registration Form

SHOOTING STARS
Summer Skate Camp

Register Now: Shooting Stars Summer Skate Camp Registration Form

Dates and Schedule:

  • July 18th-21st (Mon-Thurs)
  • Drop off: 8:15-8:30 AM
  • Pick up: 12:15-12:30 PM

On the final day of camp, we invite families to enjoy lunch from 12:30-1:00 and watch each group perform a short program from 1:00-1:30!               

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:30-8:45 AM: Drop off
  • 8:45-9:00 AM: Group time
  • 9:00-10:20 AM: Off-Ice Rotations
  • 10:20-10:30 AM: Snack
  • 10:30-10:45 AM: Skates on
  • 10:45-11:45 AM: On-Ice Rotations
  • 11:45 AM-12:00 PM: Skates off
  • 12:00-12:15 PM: Group Game
  • 12:15-12:30 PM: Pick up

Overview:

The Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club’s Summer Skate Camp is for skaters ages 5-12 and beginner skaters to FreeSkate 3 level skaters.  Off-ice rotations will focus on building skills that could be applicable to skaters of any level while on-ice rotations will be geared towards developing the skills that are in your skater's “level”.  Skaters will be challenged.

Group Placement:

Group placement will take into consideration both age and skating level.  Skaters are able to request to be in the same group as a friend or sibling!  Groups will have between 8-12 skaters with one senior and one junior coach. 

Cost:

$165 for the week

Includes:

  • On and off ice training
  • Participation in the end of the week exhibition
  • Craft materials
  • Daily snack

Off-Ice Rotations:

Jumps & Spins: In this rotation, skaters will build strength, flexibility, and control while also learning and practicing jumps and spins off-ice.  Coaches will utilize the off-ice jump harness to teach proper air position. 

Team Building & Choreography: Skaters will grow closer to their group mates through participation in a variety of team-building activities.  Working as a team to solve problems is an important part of being successful in skating.  Skaters will also spend some time choreographing and practicing their exhibition routine off-ice. 

Dance & Yoga: This rotation will give skaters the opportunity to relax while also building skills that are important for their skating journeys.  Many skaters use dance and yoga as ways to improve their strength and flexibility. 

Crafts: Skaters will get to create unique crafts while also having the chance to rest during their busy mornings.  Crafts for the week include decorating a skating notebook, tie-dying a skate-drying towel, coloring skating pages, and creating decorations for the exhibition. 

On-Ice Rotations:

Jumps & Spins: Skaters will learn and practice jumps and spins that are appropriate for their age and level.  For some skaters this may be their first introduction to jumping and spinning on the ice while others may be polishing their jumps and spins. 

MITF/Footwork: Turns, edges, and other fundamental skills must be developed before skaters are able to advance to higher levels.  Skaters will focus on the turns, edges, or other skills that are in their LTS USA level. 

Choreography/Artistry in Motion: In this rotation, skaters will be introduced to the Artistry in Motion curriculum and then work to choreograph a group program with the other members of their group to perform in the exhibition. 

Practice & Games: Skaters will have 15 minutes of free-skate each day.  Coaches will also lead skaters in fun group games at this time!

What will my skater get out of camp?

Our Shooting Stars camp will not only focus on building skating skills in a fun and exciting environment but also encourage each child to step out of their comfort zone, make new friends, and create lifelong memories.

Skaters will begin the week by setting goals for themselves with the guidance of their head coaches.  This process of goal setting and then working to achieve those goals (perhaps overcoming some obstacles along the way) will carry over to their life outside of skating. 

Skating is a sport that pushes children to gain self-confidence, responsibility, and creativity.  Even in a short week, we hope that our skaters leave camp feeling proud of their accomplishments and driven to continue achieving their goals. 

Our Staff:

Our coaches include high school and college students as well as other adults who have extensive experience working in our club’s Learn to Skate program.  We will also have junior coaches working alongside our senior coaches throughout the week.  Our coaches are all caring and compassionate individuals who are motivated to share their love for skating with others!  All junior and senior coaches hold a coaching certification through LTS USA and many have additional certifications through either ISI or USFS.  SFFSC coaches attend monthly training sessions and our camp coaches will attend additional training before the week begins. 

Packing List:

We recommend sending your skater to camp in leggings (or other long pants) with a short-sleeved T-Shirt and tennis shoes.  This way they will stay comfortable, even for outdoor activities, but do not have to completely change before getting onto the ice.

Please send your skater with the following each day:

  • Warm sweatshirt or jacket (layers are always good!)
  • Gloves
  • Hat or headband
  • Long, thin, socks
  • Skates (we provide rental skates for those who don’t have any)
  • Water Bottle (optional-drinking fountains are available) 
  • Hair tie

Registration deadlines:

Registration is due on July 1st, 2022.  After this date, a late registration fee of $25 will be applied.  If the camp is canceled due to low enrollment we will inform families by July 2nd, 2022 at the very latest. 

Register Now: Shooting Stars Summer Skate Camp Registration Form


 Aspire

The Next Step in Your Figure Skating Journey

 

What is Aspire?

Aspire is a two day a week group lesson program for skaters who are ready to take the next step in their figure skating journey. The goal of Aspire is to promote figure skating advancement while helping skaters and their parents learn more about the world of figure skating.

Aspire combines the following components to develop well-rounded athletes:

  • On-ice and off-ice group lessons
  • Introduction to different skating pathways, including ice dance, synchro, Theater on Ice and more
  • Parent education
  • Character development, with the chance to earn badges for the following values:
    • Attitude
    • Sportsmanship
    • Perseverance 
    • Integrity
    • Respect
    • Effort

Who is eligible for Aspire?

Aspire is designed for skaters in Basic 4 – FreeSkate 6. 

Membership

Aspire skaters are full members of the Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club (SFFSC) and United States Figure Skating (USFS), with the following benefits:

  • Recognition on the SFFSC bulletin board and other recognition opportunities
  • Mentoring with older skaters
  • Parent education and resources
  • Special invitations to member-only social events
  • Access to SFFSC freestyle ice for additional practice or private lessons*
  • Access to SFFSC club house
  • Eligible for solo or small group in Holiday Show*
  • Ability to participate in club programming
  • Ability to participate in USFS test sessions, with a reduced rate at SFFSC hosted sessions*

Questions?

Contact info@sffsc.com 

*additional costs apply