Once skaters have made progress through Learn To Skate classes, there are additional opportunities to receive skating instruction and determine if the skater would like to continue pursuing the sport.
Junior Club is an additional step for your child to learn and develop their skating skills. Rather than large group classes, Junior Club members are able to learn from a great staff of coaches and have private lessons to work on skills. As a Junior Club member, skaters are able to use the full sheet of ice when practicing and receiving lessons.
Structure of A Junior Club Session
- Taught by BMVFSC Professionals
- 30 minute Power Skills. Skaters will be divided into levels based on skating skills. Power Skills teaches skating skills, speed, and edges.
- 20 minute group lesson.
Advantages of Junior Club Membership
- Reduced Membership Fee
- Smaller group lessons
- Exposure to all BMVFSC Professional instructors
- More ice times to skate that suit your skater
- More individualized attention
- Opportunity for Private Lessons
- Become a member of the BMVFSC Skating community
- Introduction to additional skating techniques
Typical Costs for Junior Club Members
Club Membership: $60 per year
Ice Cost: Junior Club sessions are $15 per session and are contracted quarterly. A skater joining after the start of a contract will have ice costs prorated for the number of weeks left in the contract. Additionally, with coach approval, Junior Club members may contract for ice during Senior Club/Junior Club Skills sessions throughout the year at $14 per session. Ice buy-ons are $15 per 60 minute session.
Lessons: Private lessons during the Junior Club session are $8.00 and is payable directly to the Home Club Professional on the day your skater receives their lesson! Coaches will accept check or cash.
Fundraising: As a Junior Club member, there is a $40 annual fundraising commitment to fulfill. The fundraising year runs from June 1-May 31. We offer a
fundraiser in the fall and spring and we offer a scrip program year round. To receive more information about scrip, contact Susan Quarandillo.
Volunteering: As a Junior Club member, there is a 6-hour Volunteer commitment. These hours can be fulfilled at Autumn Skate Fest (fall) and/or Impressions on Ice show (spring).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a Junior Club Program?
A: BMVFSC's Junior Club Program is tailored to younger skaters who would like to further pursue skating beyond the Basic Skills level (often called “Learn to Skate Classes”). Junior Club does not have to take the place of Learn To Skate classes, but is an opportunity to have additional ice time and make progress faster.
Q: Why join BMVFSC's Junior Club Program?
A: BMVFSC's Junior Club Program is a natural progression in a skater’s training. It serves as a bridge to introduce the skater and family to Club Membership.
Q: Who can join BMVFSC's Junior Club Program?
A: Anyone with enthusiasm, dedication and the desire to succeed in the sport of Figure Skating.
Q: How do I join?
A: We would love to guide you in the process of joining Burnsville-MN Valley Figure Skating Club and help answer any questions you might have about the sport of figure skating and “how it all works” at our Club!
Contact Shalesha Olson and she would be more than happy to guide you through the process and help get your skater signed up.
Q: When can I join?
A: Membership is open to anyone at anytime. The regular Club Membership year goes from July 1-June 30 each year.