Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the classes held?
We currently are at Planet Ice Rink in Lafayette, LA.
4317 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA 70503
How do I sign up for class?
You can sign up for Learn To Skate by clicking on the link at the bottom of the Learn To Skate page of our website. If that does not work you can sign up the day of, just like all of our other classes. If you are signing up for a class in person just come 15-20 minutes early to fill out paperwork and get put into a 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 . 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 is a Freestyle Session and why it is important?
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 session 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. If you do not know the available coaches, please refer to our instructor's page on our website (www.fscoflouisiana.com) and bulletin board in the locker room. The coach will provide their availability and how much they charge for lessons. Each coach’s rates depend on their level of certifications along with years of experience.
Some coaches are better with younger/lower level skaters, while other coaches only teach skaters up to a certain level.
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.