Commonly Asked Figure Skating Questions  -
Are group lessons a good choice to acquire entry-level skating skills?

Assuming the quality of the group class instructors represent the skating background and expertise of the rink’s staff coaches, the group class instruction should be an excellent and affordable way to obtain basic figure skating skills.

Based on the ISI and USFSA learn to skate curriculums, small groups 8 to 12 students of relatively equal skills, receive the same excellent instruction provided as private lessons.

The actual benefit received from group class instruction depends on the interest (motivation) of the learner, his/her ability to focus during class, fit of the skates, and the frequency of practice sessions between class lessons.

Submitted by Claude Sweet
USFS Gold MITF, Free Skating, Pair, and International Dance test judge; Intermediate Figure judge.

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