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FAQ: FAQ
  • Where are the classes held?
    We currently are at Planet Ice Rink in Lafayette, LA. 4317 Johnston St Lafayette, LA 70503
  • What is the difference between LTS USA membership and Full Club Membership?
    LTS USA Membership is required for our Learn to Skate and Elite Classes. This will get you access to the LTS USA app to help with practice, log accomplishments, complete challenges, and more. ​ A USFS FSCLA club membership is different from a LTS USA membership. This membership allows you to use Freestyle ice time at the cheaper rate, Do testing beyond the LTS USA program, participate in competitions, attend club functions, and more. For more information, please click here. ​ Reminder that these memberships are not the same.
  • What do I need to do to qualify to be in one of FSCLA's shows?
    In order to qualify to be in our of the shows that is hosted by FSCLA, you must have one or more of the following: Currently enrolled in Learn to Skate or Elite Program Taking Private Lessons by a club approved coach You must also be a member of one of the following as well: LTS USA membership FSCLA Membership ​ If you are not in any of the above at the time of registration or during practices, you may be ineligible to participate in that show. If at anytime you stop taking lessons or are no longer a club member or LTS USA member, you will be removed from the show with a partial refund. ​
  • How do I sign up for class?
    You can sign up for Learn To Skate by going to our Freestyle and classes page, click on Classes to see what sessions are open. ​ For Learn to Skate and Elite a LTS USA membership is required and needs to be renewed yearly in order to keep signing up for class. For beginners please choose the 6:30pm class on Mondays. For SPS 1 - Basic 3. If you book the class after the start date, you will get refunded the amount that you have missed. You can not book the class if there is only 3 weeks left of class.
  • How do I join the club?
    To join the club you can fill out our membership application located on our Forms page. Then you can email over the paperwork to contact@fscoflouisiana.com. From there, we will send you an invoice to pay for the membership. We are currently trying to work on getting this system stream line, where you can do all of this online. Hopefully, we will have this ready soon
  • What are the benefits of joining the club?
    Certificates of accomplishment for passing proficiency tests and placing at U.S. Figure Skating qualifying events (athletes) Subscription to SKATING magazine (only first family and collegiate members) Individually numbered membership card Coverage under U.S. Figure Skating's sports accident insurance policy Special offers and discounts from U.S. Figure Skating corporate partners Test at U.S. Figure Skating-sponsored test sessions Compete at U.S. Figure Skating-sanctioned events Participate in U.S. Figure Skating qualifying events Represent your club at regional, sectional and national events Participate in all FSCLA club events (Christmas party, summer event, end of the year party) Participation in all FSCLA shows, exhibitions, and in house competitions Participate in member meetings Opportunity to participate on the FSCLA board Able to get a club Jacket Test beyond the Learn to Skate Program in USFS
  • What are the fee and categories of membership for FSCLA
    Fee Structure: Active Skater $140.00 Membership with USFS (competitions, testing, skating on freestyle, in skating programs) Collegiate Skater $140.00 – Good for 4 years Membership with USFS (competitions, testing, skating on freestyle, in skating programs) Coach Membership $80.00 Active coaches that are teaching private ice or group classes for FSCLA General Membership $60 Membership just into the club (parent, board member) Affiliate Member $200 Membership just into the club. Applies if coached outside of approved FSCLA coaches. 20 volunteer hours are not required. Eligible to only participate in group portions of the club shows. Not required to participate. ​ Volunteer Hours: Required! All Skaters/parents are required to volunteer in at least 2 shows/in house competitions a year. If you can not volunteer, you will pay the club $5 per hour to cover your outstanding volunteer hours. If you do not want to do the volunteer hours, you can pay $100 at the beginning of the skating season.
  • What is a Freestyle Session and why it is important?
    reestyle Sessions do not include instruction like a Learn to Skate class. If there is instruction is has been previously arranged with a coach. This is ice time is not utilized to just come skate like a public session or where you first come to skate if you have never skated before. ​ Freestyle sessions are different than public skating sessions as they are for practicing skating skills. Usually, these sessions cost more than a public session and skaters must be in a figure/hockey skating program. Freestyle sessions are designed for skaters of all ages and abilities to work on individual skills, advanced skating skills, choreography, and jump and spin technique. Skaters can also get private lessons from a coach of their choice on these sessions. This is a great opportunity to practice what you have learned during learn to skate and grow as a skater. This ice time is also used to practice your individual or small group routines for shows or exhibitions held by the figure skating program. Individuals with a private hockey lesson must be accompanied by a hockey coach during freestyle sessions. It is important to utilize Freestyle Sessions because you are not fighting against public for your program, moves, or practice. It is also very important to get used to this type of practice session especially if you are wanting to start competing.
  • How to Get a Private Coach or how to switch Coaches?
    To start private lessons, contact a coach please visit our instructor page and fill out a PRIVATE LESSON REQUEST form. ​ A coach will allow you to do the following: Move faster through the skating levels, Participate in skating shows/exhibitions with solo or small group routines, Complete tests for Freestyle 1 (ISI) or Pre-Preliminary (USFS) and higher, Attend competitions held ISI or USFS (recognized figure skating associations). All lessons should only take place on our Freestyle sessions. However, exceptions can be made due to availability but we encourage everyone to try to utilize Freestyle sessions as much as possible. How to Change Coaches? Sometimes you do not click with a coach, their style of teaching is just not working for you or you have outgrown the current coach's knowledge. Don't worry, it is a common thing. If this happens, be upfront with your current coach as to why you want to switch. They should be understanding and may even suggest which coach to switch to. However, if you already have a coach in mind wait to approach that coach until after you have spoken with your current coach. It is good to make sure that everyone is aware of the potential change and feelings are not hurt in the process. If a coach approaches you regarding lessons, please acknowledge the request but also do your own research on who you want to work with. You do not have to go with the first coach you know. Every coach brings different things, and you just need to find the one that fits you.
  • Can I coach on Freestyle if I am not a FSCLA Club Member?
    If you are not a FSCLA Member, but would like to coach during our club Freestyle sessions, the following items need to be submitted to the Board for approval. ​ LTS USA Instructor Membership or USFS Coach Membership Safe Sport Compliant Insurance Background Check Signed Coach's Code of Conduct ​ ​ Guest Coaches' Code of Conduct Once you have all of the documents, and the Code of Conduct signed, you will email it over to contact@fscoflouisiana.com, with the subject line stating Your Name | Guest Coaching Request. ​ ​ Once received, give 24-72 hours for the FSCLA Board to review your request. An email will be sent to you with either the approval or a denial. If there is a denial, there will be a reason as to why your request was denied. ​ If you are approved, you will just need to register for ice time as a non-member.
  • Is there coaching/instruction provided if I sign up for a Freestyle Session?
    No. Freestyle sessions do not come with instruction. You have to schedule and pay a coach separately in order to get instruction. Freestyle Sessions are for practice time for skaters or for instruction with a private lesson coach that has previously arranged. Please click below for more information regarding what a Freestyle Session i
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