The U.S. Figure Skating Aspire program is the bridge between learn to skate group classes and U.S. Figure Skating membership. Through the development of athleticism and artistry, skaters build a solid skill foundation that drives success on and off the ice.

Why Aspire?

Aspire offers skaters an affordable, comprehensive package program in a safe and supportive group training environment. Skaters will learn proper skill development and training techniques while sampling different skating opportunities and fine-tuning their fundamental skating skills.

Programming differs depending on your location, but all programs are designed to help skaters learn to train like a figure skater. From edge classes to spin pyramids, you’ll learn how to warm up like a champion, navigate freestyle sessions and practice on your own.

Check with your local rink, Learn to Skate USA program or figure skating club to find out if they offer the Aspire program.

Read the program overview

Resources for Skaters

The Aspire program marks the transition from skater to figure skater and teaches athletes of all ages the skills they need to make the most out of their figure skating journey. From tips for practicing on your own to a repeatable off-ice warm-up, resources from the Aspire program will help you become the best skater you can be.

Not a member of an Aspire program?

No problem! Below are a selection of resources available for aspiring figure skaters ready to take the next step in their skating journey.

Goal setting for practice

Practice planner

Confidence for skaters


Resources for Parents

As the parent or guardian of an aspiring figure skater, you play a major role in shaping a skater’s career. Below are some resources to help you support your skater in their skating journey.

Parents Guide - Volume 1

Parents Guide - Volume 2

Preparing a Skater for Competition


Start an Aspire Program

Ice rinks, figure skating clubs and Learn to Skate USA programs may choose to start their own Aspire program. Complete the interest form linked below, and we’ll get you outfitted with the tools and resources you need to offer an Aspire program to your skaters.

Click here to access the interest form

Rinks, clubs and programs running the Aspire Program have access to a suite of on- and off-ice materials and parent education resources. All resources are available on Members Only. 

Click here to access the Aspire resource portal