Take the LTS USA Fit-25 Bingo Challenge!

How can you challenge yourself this week to achieve your goals? Learn to Skate USA is committed to helping you along your skating and wellness journey.

The Fit-25 challenge, a wellness-themed bingo activity, combines balance, strength, cardio, stretching and overall wellness initiatives in a fun 25-segment challenge. Complete five in a row and earn a bingo. Complete all 25 for a bingo blackout!

The Fit-25 challenge is available in three formats:

  • Online via the Learn to Skate USA mobile app (a free benefit of membership)
  • On your phone/tablet as a shareable Instagram story-sized graphic
  • As a printable full-page PDF

Completing the challenge in the Learn to Skate USA mobile app is the ultimate test, as the only way to earn the Fit-25 badge is by completing all 25 initiatives! Be sure to document your efforts and share them with #LearnToSkateUSA!

Download the PDF here.
Download the Instagram Story version here.
Learn more about the Learn to Skate USA app and download it here.

Registration for Spring Swizzle 2020 is NOW OPEN!

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Registration for Spring Swizzle 2020 is now open!

All skaters who are enrolled in the Brooklyn Blades on Ice Learn-To-Skate program or the Brooklyn Figure Skating Club are invited to participate!

The cost to register is:

  • $20 per Learn-To-Skate Member (or $25 for LTS families)
  • $25 per Brooklyn FSC member (or $35 per family)

Forms must be turned in, with payment, to the front cashier’s office no later than Saturday February 29!

You can find a registration form HERE or at the rink’s cashier’s office.

This year’s theme is ‘Back to the 90’s’ – Skaters are encouraged to choose their favorite song from the 90’s to skate to!

All Brooklyn FSC skaters are eligible to skate a solo OR duo. Please keep program lengths no longer than your program length for your highest FREE SKATE test passed!

The show will be held on Saturday April 25, 2020 at 7:00pm.

We hope to see you all there!

Please feel free to email us at brooklynskating@gmail.com with any questions.

National Skating Month!

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate National Skating Month with us!

We had a great turnout for our event, and were also featured on WKYC’s morning newscast with reporter Austin Love, who did liveshots to preview our event!

#NationalSkatingMonth

#LearnToSkateUSA

You can check out the coverage on WKYC HERE

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It’s Turkey Training Time!

Get into the Thanksgiving spirit with this month’s Learn To Skate USA skating challenge: Turkey Training! Your turkey wants to grow his feathers for the holiday, but he needs your help.

You can help your turkey by practicing one of your most challenging skills. This can be anything from a one-foot glide to a mohawk to a spiral. When you’ve chosen a skill, write it down on the turkey’s stomach as a reminder.

Download your Turkey Training worksheet here: Turkey Training

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How many feathers will your turkey have?

Every time you practice your skill, draw a feather. Try to practice as many times as you can so that your turkey will have many feathers to show off.

When you’ve finished, color in your turkey’s feathers. You can keep him festive with red, orange, yellow, and brown or use your imagination to make your turkey stand out from the rest.

Do this activity with your friends to see whose turkey grows the most feathers!

Bonus: Rate your skill

If you want to work more on your skill, color in your turkey according to how well you’ve practiced your skill each time.

The color of each feather depends on how well you performed the skill. If you think you could use improvement, color the feather red. If the skill was average, color it yellow. If you performed the skill perfectly with no error, color it orange. How many orange feathers will your turkey have?

You can choose to use different colors as well. Just make sure to keep a color key!

Post your turkey online

Once you’ve practiced your skill and drawn and colored your turkey’s feathers, show him off to the world! Have your coach or a friend take a picture of you and your turkey, and post it on social media with the hashtag #LearntoSkateUSA.

Do this activity with your friends and post a group picture, too!

Fall is a great time to practice, practice, practice!

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As the leaves are changing colors and the weather is cooling, the autumn season is a great time to practice your skills. Use Learn to Skate USA’s Tree of Mastery activity to track your progress

Here’s how to participate:

  1. Download and print the Tree of Mastery activity here.
  2. Pick a skill that needs improvement and write it on the line below the tree.
  3. For every five times you practice that skill, draw a leaf on the tree.
  4. Even though leaves are falling outside, watch your tree bloom as your skating improves!
  5. Share your accomplishments with the skating world with #LearnToSkateUSA and #TreeOfMastery, and you might be featured on Learn to Skate USA social media!

Registration for Brooklyn Autumn Skills is OPEN!

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Are you looking to try your skills in a competition?

All Brooklyn Blades on Ice Learn-To-Skate members who have passed at least Snowplow 2 level are eligible to participate in a variety of Basic Skills competitions throughout the season!

In November, we host a Basic Skills competition right here at our home rink – the Brooklyn Autumn Skills competition.  This is a good place to start if this is your first-ever event!

You don’t have to be a member of the figure skating club to participate, but we highly recommend scheduling some private lessons with one of our staff coaches to help you prepare!

If you are interested in trying a competition this year, please send us an email at brooklynskating@gmail.com

Brooklyn Autumn Skills 2019  – November 16-17, 2019

Register HERE  **Deadline to register is Friday October 18!

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Hosted by Brooklyn Figure Skating Club