Become a Competitor

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Becoming a competitive figure skater takes dedication, hard work, time and a financial investment. We expect our competitive skaters to commit to training and performing throughout the skating season. In return, they will receive the experience and skills they need to succeed on and off the ice, including:

  • Staying calm under pressure
  • Rebounding quickly under pressure
  • Being disciplined and focused
  • Gaining confidence

What Your Commitment Looks Like as a Figure Skate Chicago Competitor

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TRAINING

Four hours of weekly group on-ice training session at Johnny’s IceHouseEast

  • Thursdays
    • off-ice warm-up: 3:55 to 4:25 pm
    • off-ice cool-down: 6:35 to 7:05 pm
    • on-ice training: 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Saturdays
    • off-ice warm-up: 8:30 to 9:30 am
    • on-ice training: 10 am to 12 noon

Two private or semi-private lessons a week at McFetridge Sports Center

Extra private or semi-private lessons during competition week as determined by the coaches

Specialty training, including ballet, off-ice training and pole harness

Competitions

Compete in a minimum of four competitions per season

What You Can Expect to Pay

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Training Costs

Group On-Ice Training $1240 per 10-week sessions – view schedule
Group off-Ice training Price varies based on number of participants
Private/Semi-Private Lessons $76 to $150 per week

Competition Costs

USFSA Basic Skills Membership $15 per year
Competition Coach Fee $35 per competition

Team & Competition Apparel Costs

Team Jacket $100
Head Band $20
CD for Competition $35
Dress Rental $15

How To Start With Figure Skate Chicago Skating School

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To get started with competing with Figure Skate Chicago, complete five simple steps:

1. Sign-up for an Evaluation
New skaters are required to schedule an evaluation lesson at McFetridge Sports Center (see skating times). Because our space is limited, we evaluate students skating potential and commitment to training.

  • Schedule your skating evaluation at McFetridge Sports Center by emailing Irma at skate@figureskatechicago.com
  • Irma will talk with you in detail about figure skating competition training and events
  • A coach will be assigned based on skills, levels and needs

2. Sign-up with the USFSA Basic Skills
All competitors must become a member of USFSA Basic Skills to compete.

3. Plan Your Training

4. Choose Your Competitions

5. Buy a Team Jacket