Miami Skating Academy

“We believe in the power of figure skating to stir the imagination, lift the spirit, and realize human potential.” —World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame

The mission of the Miami University Skating Academy is to promote participation in figure skating to all ages and abilities in a positive and safe environment. The Skating Academy is committed to providing quality programs, instruction, and leadership in an atmosphere of mutual respect. As role models we will strive to inspire our skaters with an emphasis on effort, goal setting, and good sportsmanship, celebrating the achievements of our skaters on and off the ice. We hope to instill a passion and connection to skating that will last a life time!

 

Freestyle Sessions

Freestyle sessions are special ice times reserved for figure skaters to practice individually and have private lessons with an instructor. Freestyle sessions are for skaters at USFS Basic 6 and/or ISI Gamma levels and above, unless otherwise arranged with the Skating Director. Goggin offers College Freestyle Sessions (CFS), and General Freestyles (FS) to accommodate all skaters.

Freestyle Calendar

Private Lessons

The Goggin Ice Center offers private lessons for skaters of all levels. Our professional staff provides instruction in a variety of disciplines including: Basic Skills, Freestyle, Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Choreography, and Synchronized Skating Skills. Lessons are offered during freestyle sessions. Our coaching staff includes elite and professional coaches with varying rates. To find a coach best suited for your skater's needs contact Cassandra MacDonald.

Memberships

Registration opens April 15 – June 30

  • Full Membership: Level – PRE-PRE MIF and above + (includes MSA Holiday Exhibition) - $225.00
  • Jr Membership: Level – NO TEST (includes MSA Holiday Exhibition) - $195.00
  • Associate (Basic) Membership: LEVEL – OPEN (does NOT include MSA Holiday Exhibition) - $75.00

Register Here

FULL Membership includes

  • First Family Member membership to USFS ($75)
  • In-house test fees during five test sessions
  • Eligibility to compete in USFS sanctioned competitions
  • Enrollment in MSA Holiday Exhibition for group and individual performance ($50)
  • Eligibility to participate in MSA Programming
  • MU Parking Pass

JR Membership includes

  • First Family Member membership to USFS ($75)
  • Eligibility to compete in USFS sanctioned competitions
  • Enrollment in MSA Holiday Exhibition for group and individual performance ($50)
  • Eligibility to participate in MSA Programming
  • MU Parking Pass

ASSOCIATE (BASIC) Membership

  • Eligibility to compete in Miami Open Competition
  • Eligibility to participate in MSA Programming

Registration

Registration opens April 15 – June 30

  • Full Membership: Level – PRE-PRE MIF and above + (includes MSA Holiday Exhibition) - $225.00
  • Jr Membership: Level – NO TEST (includes MSA Holiday Exhibition) - $195.00
  • Associate (Basic) Membership: LEVEL – OPEN (does NOT include MSA Holiday Exhibition) - $75.00

Register Here

FULL Membership

FULL Membership includes

  • First Family Member membership to USFS ($75)
  • In-house test fees during five test sessions
  • Eligibility to compete in USFS sanctioned competitions
  • Enrollment in MSA Holiday Exhibition for group and individual performance ($50)
  • Eligibility to participate in MSA Programming
  • MU Parking Pass

JR Membership

JR Membership includes

  • First Family Member membership to USFS ($75)
  • Eligibility to compete in USFS sanctioned competitions
  • Enrollment in MSA Holiday Exhibition for group and individual performance ($50)
  • Eligibility to participate in MSA Programming
  • MU Parking Pass

ASSOCIATE (BASIC) Membership

ASSOCIATE (BASIC) Membership

  • Eligibility to compete in Miami Open Competition
  • Eligibility to participate in MSA Programming

MSA Synchro Teams

We have expanded our existing synchro program to include four teams in the 19-20 schedule. Skaters are allowed to participate on the teams if they also enroll in MSA programming and at least one additional practice day with private instruction each week.  Kelsey Listerman is serving as the Head Coach for all MSA Synchro teams and will also be a part of team tryouts in March. Detailed packets are available with team details.

MSA Synchro tryouts (Pre-Pre and above) are March 19 from 6:30 – 7:30pm and March 21 from 7 – 7:45pm. Skaters with no Moves in the Field tests will be March 21 from 6:15 – 7pm.

Skaters will be divided into teams based on test levels, skills, and the team level. Placements and team levels will be announced in April and a follow up email will be sent out to all participants.  The levels listed below are the expected levels, but are subject to change based on participants.

Miami Skating Academy offers group instruction for all levels of skating within our Academy. Classes are divided into JR and High Programs.

High programming is designed for skaters that have passed Pre-Pre MIF and above. Groups will be broken down into smaller groups of like skills during these classes in order to provide the best exercises for skill levels. 

JR programming is designed for skaters at the basic 5 level and above and is designed for skaters working on Basic 5 and above to develop posture, edge control, and power. This class prepares skaters for the Pre-Preliminary moves in the field test.

All classes divide skaters into smaller groups of similar skill level skaters with multiple instructors on the ice for each level.

Register Here

Registration opens June 1 – August 15

Payment plans available and must be paid in full by December 5 (payment dates are July 5, August 5, September 5, October 5, November 5, and December 5) for the full year package. If you register by June 1, you will have 7 equal payments. If you register after June 1, the remaining balance will be divided among the remaining payment dates. All plans must be completed by December 5.

 

Spring package registration opens October 1 – December 15

Payment plans available and must be paid in full by January 5 (dates are November 5, December 5, and January 5).

Depending on your skater’s level, you will select either the High Program Package or the Jr Program Package. 

  • 2019-20 Full Year (HIGH or JR) Package (Powers, Skating Skills, Ice Show) – $907.50
    • Includes 10 FS sessions

    - OR -

  • 2020 Spring JR Package (Session 2 JR Power, JR Skating Skills, Ice Show) – $480.50
    • Includes 5 FS sessions

All High Programs, Skating Skills and Power Skating is designed for the skater working on the Preliminary Moves in the field Test and above, and those actively competing throughout the season. Curriculum includes jump technique and axel/double foundations, spin basics and variations, and footwork step sequences. Our team of instructors will challenge our skaters with drills and patterns that focus on creating an effortless generation of power. Highly recommended for any skater working towards completion of their moves in the field tests. Power skating is focused on building endurance through interval training.

MSA High Skating Skills Class Session 1 (14 classes)

Day/Time:       Tuesdays; 5:45 – 6:30pm

Start/End:       September 10 – December 10

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $231.00 ($16.50/class); $18/walk-up

 

MSA High Skating Skills Class Session 2 (11 classes)

Day/Time:       Tuesdays; 5:45 – 6:30pm

Start/End:       September 10 – March 17

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $181.50 ($16.50/class); $18/walk-up

 

MSA High Power Session 1 (14 classes)

Day/Time:       Tuesdays; 6:30 –7pm

Start/End:       September 10 – December 10

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                $196.00 ($14/class); $16 per walk-up

 

MSA High Power Session 2 (11 classes)

Day/Time:       Tuesdays; 6:30 –7pm

Start/End:       January 7 – March 17

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $154.00 ($14/class); $16 per walk-up

All Jr Programs, Skating Skills and Power Skating, are designed for the skater who has completed the Learn to skate curriculum and is bridging into the Miami Skating Academy. Our instructors will challenge your skater to advance individual skills while also incorporating combination skills, new freestyle elements, and beginning program layouts. We will cover jumps and spins, edges and footwork, flexibility and body control and some partner work. Power classes will focus on building skating endurance and stamina while in motion. Your skater will have fun while learning new and challenging skills that might be outside of their normal practice or weekly lessons.

 

MSA JR Skating Skills Class Session 1 (14 classes)

Day/Time:       Mondays; 6:15 – 7pm

Start/End:       September 9 – December 9

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $231.00 ($16.50/class); $18 per walk-up

 

 

MSA JR Skating Skills Class Session 2 (11 classes)

Day/Time:       Mondays; 6:15 – 7pm

Start/End:       January 6 – March 16

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $181.50 ($16.50/class); $18 per walk-up

 

MSA JR Power Session 1 (14 classes)

Day/Time:       Mondays; 7 – 7:30pm

Start/End:       September 9 – December 9

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $196.00 ($14/class); $16 per walk-up

 

MSA JR Power Session 2 (11 classes)

Day/Time:       Mondays; 7 – 7:30pm

Start/End:       January 6 – March 16

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $154.00 ($14/class); $16 per walk-up

MSA Programs

Miami Skating Academy offers group instruction for all levels of skating within our Academy. Classes are divided into JR and High Programs.

High programming is designed for skaters that have passed Pre-Pre MIF and above. Groups will be broken down into smaller groups of like skills during these classes in order to provide the best exercises for skill levels. 

JR programming is designed for skaters at the basic 5 level and above and is designed for skaters working on Basic 5 and above to develop posture, edge control, and power. This class prepares skaters for the Pre-Preliminary moves in the field test.

All classes divide skaters into smaller groups of similar skill level skaters with multiple instructors on the ice for each level.

Register Here

Program Packages

Registration opens June 1 – August 15

Payment plans available and must be paid in full by December 5 (payment dates are July 5, August 5, September 5, October 5, November 5, and December 5) for the full year package. If you register by June 1, you will have 7 equal payments. If you register after June 1, the remaining balance will be divided among the remaining payment dates. All plans must be completed by December 5.

 

Spring package registration opens October 1 – December 15

Payment plans available and must be paid in full by January 5 (dates are November 5, December 5, and January 5).

Depending on your skater’s level, you will select either the High Program Package or the Jr Program Package. 

  • 2019-20 Full Year (HIGH or JR) Package (Powers, Skating Skills, Ice Show) – $907.50
    • Includes 10 FS sessions

    - OR -

  • 2020 Spring JR Package (Session 2 JR Power, JR Skating Skills, Ice Show) – $480.50
    • Includes 5 FS sessions

High Programs

All High Programs, Skating Skills and Power Skating is designed for the skater working on the Preliminary Moves in the field Test and above, and those actively competing throughout the season. Curriculum includes jump technique and axel/double foundations, spin basics and variations, and footwork step sequences. Our team of instructors will challenge our skaters with drills and patterns that focus on creating an effortless generation of power. Highly recommended for any skater working towards completion of their moves in the field tests. Power skating is focused on building endurance through interval training.

MSA High Skating Skills Class Session 1 (14 classes)

Day/Time:       Tuesdays; 5:45 – 6:30pm

Start/End:       September 10 – December 10

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $231.00 ($16.50/class); $18/walk-up

 

MSA High Skating Skills Class Session 2 (11 classes)

Day/Time:       Tuesdays; 5:45 – 6:30pm

Start/End:       September 10 – March 17

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $181.50 ($16.50/class); $18/walk-up

 

MSA High Power Session 1 (14 classes)

Day/Time:       Tuesdays; 6:30 –7pm

Start/End:       September 10 – December 10

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                $196.00 ($14/class); $16 per walk-up

 

MSA High Power Session 2 (11 classes)

Day/Time:       Tuesdays; 6:30 –7pm

Start/End:       January 7 – March 17

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $154.00 ($14/class); $16 per walk-up

JR Programs

All Jr Programs, Skating Skills and Power Skating, are designed for the skater who has completed the Learn to skate curriculum and is bridging into the Miami Skating Academy. Our instructors will challenge your skater to advance individual skills while also incorporating combination skills, new freestyle elements, and beginning program layouts. We will cover jumps and spins, edges and footwork, flexibility and body control and some partner work. Power classes will focus on building skating endurance and stamina while in motion. Your skater will have fun while learning new and challenging skills that might be outside of their normal practice or weekly lessons.

 

MSA JR Skating Skills Class Session 1 (14 classes)

Day/Time:       Mondays; 6:15 – 7pm

Start/End:       September 9 – December 9

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $231.00 ($16.50/class); $18 per walk-up

 

 

MSA JR Skating Skills Class Session 2 (11 classes)

Day/Time:       Mondays; 6:15 – 7pm

Start/End:       January 6 – March 16

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $181.50 ($16.50/class); $18 per walk-up

 

MSA JR Power Session 1 (14 classes)

Day/Time:       Mondays; 7 – 7:30pm

Start/End:       September 9 – December 9

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $196.00 ($14/class); $16 per walk-up

 

MSA JR Power Session 2 (11 classes)

Day/Time:       Mondays; 7 – 7:30pm

Start/End:       January 6 – March 16

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                 $154.00 ($14/class); $16 per walk-up

Program Packages Widget

Day/Time:       Saturdays; 7 – 8:15am

Start/End:       August - March

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                $1050

 

Skaters will be eligible for this team if they have completed the Pre-Juvenile Moves Test and above prior to the start date of the season.  

Skaters participating on the Open Juvenile team will challenge themselves to learn artistry in motion and connection to fellow skaters while performing elements in unison. Program components will focus on advanced skill progression including brackets, rockers, counters, twizzles, and more to combine with intricate synchro elements such as circles, wheels, lines, and intersections. An emphasis will be placed on speed, correct timing, rhythm and unison at this level. Skaters should look to this advanced program as an extra practice that combines their hard work in ice dance and moves in the field to their overall skating development.

The team will compete at three competitions in November (Kalamazoo), December (Dr Porter) and January (Synchro Illinois), perform at two hockey intermissions (Miami University and Cyclones), as well as the MSA Holiday Exhibition and the Annual Spring Ice Show, and exhibit at the Miami Open Competition on March 28-29, 2020.  

Skaters will participate in MSA Synchro Tryouts on March 19; 6:30 – 7:30pm and March 21; 7 – 7:45pm. The cost to participate in tryouts is $20 and includes both practices. Skaters will be notified of team placements by April 15 and required to commit by May 1.

Day/Time:       Saturdays; 10:15 – 11am

Start/End:       August – March

Off:                  N/A

Cost:               $800

 

Skaters will be eligible for this team if they have completed the Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field Test and/or above prior to the start date of the season. 

Skaters participating on the Preliminary team will challenge themselves to learn artistry in motion and connection to fellow skaters while performing elements in unison. Program components will focus on advanced skill progression including three turns, cross rolls, power skating, and more and will combine with intricate synchro elements such as circles, wheels, lines, and intersections. An emphasis will be placed on speed, correct timing, rhythm and unison at this level. Skaters should look to this advanced program as an extra practice that combines their hard work in ice dance and moves in the field to their overall skating development.

The team will compete at two competitions in December (Dr Porter) and January (Synchro Illinois); perform at two hockey intermissions (Miami University and Cyclones); as well as the MSA Holiday Exhibition and the Annual Spring Ice Show; and exhibit at the Miami Open Competition on March 28-29, 2020.  

Skaters will participate in MSA Synchro Tryouts on March 19; 6:30 – 7:30pm and March 21; 6:15 – 7pm. The cost to participate in tryouts is $20 and includes both practices. Skaters will be notified of team placements by April 15 and required to commit by May 1.

Day/Time:       Mondays; 7:30 – 8:15PM

Start/End:       August – March

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                $525

 

Skaters will be eligible for this team if they have completed the Basic 5 and above skating curriculum.

Skaters participating on the Beginner team will challenge themselves to learn artistry in motion and connection to fellow skaters while performing elements in unison. Program components will focus on advanced skill progression including three turns, cross rolls, power skating, and more and will combine with intricate synchro elements such as circles, wheels, lines, and intersections. An emphasis will be placed on speed, correct timing, rhythm and unison at this level. Skaters should look to this advanced program as an extra practice that combines their hard work in ice dance and moves in the field to their overall skating development.

The team will compete at one competition in November (Kalamazoo Kick-Off); perform at one hockey intermissions (Miami University on October 11; Cyclones on November 16); as well as the MSA Holiday Exhibition and the Annual Spring Ice Show; and exhibit at the Miami Open Competition on March 28 - 29, 2020.

Skaters will participate in MSA Synchro Tryouts on March 21; 6:15 – 7pm. The cost to participate in tryouts is $10 and covers ice time and coaching expenses. Skaters will be notified of team placements by April 15 and asked to accept by May 1.

Day/Time:       Wednesdays; 7 – 7:30pm

Start/End:       October – March

Off:                  N/A

Cost:               $325

 

The Intro to Synchro team is designed to introduce skaters to the synchronized skating experience. All skaters must be at the Basic 3 level or above to participate. Skaters will receive a costume to keep and three performances for their registration. They will performance at the MSA Holiday Exhibition on December 14, Miami Open Competition on March 28-29, 2020 and the Annual Ice Show on May 1 & 2, 2020.

Open houses will be conducted in September and registration will close October 2. Monthly payment plans are available.

Open Juvenile

Day/Time:       Saturdays; 7 – 8:15am

Start/End:       August - March

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                $1050

 

Skaters will be eligible for this team if they have completed the Pre-Juvenile Moves Test and above prior to the start date of the season.  

Skaters participating on the Open Juvenile team will challenge themselves to learn artistry in motion and connection to fellow skaters while performing elements in unison. Program components will focus on advanced skill progression including brackets, rockers, counters, twizzles, and more to combine with intricate synchro elements such as circles, wheels, lines, and intersections. An emphasis will be placed on speed, correct timing, rhythm and unison at this level. Skaters should look to this advanced program as an extra practice that combines their hard work in ice dance and moves in the field to their overall skating development.

The team will compete at three competitions in November (Kalamazoo), December (Dr Porter) and January (Synchro Illinois), perform at two hockey intermissions (Miami University and Cyclones), as well as the MSA Holiday Exhibition and the Annual Spring Ice Show, and exhibit at the Miami Open Competition on March 28-29, 2020.  

Skaters will participate in MSA Synchro Tryouts on March 19; 6:30 – 7:30pm and March 21; 7 – 7:45pm. The cost to participate in tryouts is $20 and includes both practices. Skaters will be notified of team placements by April 15 and required to commit by May 1.

Preliminary

Day/Time:       Saturdays; 10:15 – 11am

Start/End:       August – March

Off:                  N/A

Cost:               $800

 

Skaters will be eligible for this team if they have completed the Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field Test and/or above prior to the start date of the season. 

Skaters participating on the Preliminary team will challenge themselves to learn artistry in motion and connection to fellow skaters while performing elements in unison. Program components will focus on advanced skill progression including three turns, cross rolls, power skating, and more and will combine with intricate synchro elements such as circles, wheels, lines, and intersections. An emphasis will be placed on speed, correct timing, rhythm and unison at this level. Skaters should look to this advanced program as an extra practice that combines their hard work in ice dance and moves in the field to their overall skating development.

The team will compete at two competitions in December (Dr Porter) and January (Synchro Illinois); perform at two hockey intermissions (Miami University and Cyclones); as well as the MSA Holiday Exhibition and the Annual Spring Ice Show; and exhibit at the Miami Open Competition on March 28-29, 2020.  

Skaters will participate in MSA Synchro Tryouts on March 19; 6:30 – 7:30pm and March 21; 6:15 – 7pm. The cost to participate in tryouts is $20 and includes both practices. Skaters will be notified of team placements by April 15 and required to commit by May 1.

Beginner

Day/Time:       Mondays; 7:30 – 8:15PM

Start/End:       August – March

Off:                  N/A

Cost:                $525

 

Skaters will be eligible for this team if they have completed the Basic 5 and above skating curriculum.

Skaters participating on the Beginner team will challenge themselves to learn artistry in motion and connection to fellow skaters while performing elements in unison. Program components will focus on advanced skill progression including three turns, cross rolls, power skating, and more and will combine with intricate synchro elements such as circles, wheels, lines, and intersections. An emphasis will be placed on speed, correct timing, rhythm and unison at this level. Skaters should look to this advanced program as an extra practice that combines their hard work in ice dance and moves in the field to their overall skating development.

The team will compete at one competition in November (Kalamazoo Kick-Off); perform at one hockey intermissions (Miami University on October 11; Cyclones on November 16); as well as the MSA Holiday Exhibition and the Annual Spring Ice Show; and exhibit at the Miami Open Competition on March 28 - 29, 2020.

Skaters will participate in MSA Synchro Tryouts on March 21; 6:15 – 7pm. The cost to participate in tryouts is $10 and covers ice time and coaching expenses. Skaters will be notified of team placements by April 15 and asked to accept by May 1.

Intro to Synchro

Day/Time:       Wednesdays; 7 – 7:30pm

Start/End:       October – March

Off:                  N/A

Cost:               $325

 

The Intro to Synchro team is designed to introduce skaters to the synchronized skating experience. All skaters must be at the Basic 3 level or above to participate. Skaters will receive a costume to keep and three performances for their registration. They will performance at the MSA Holiday Exhibition on December 14, Miami Open Competition on March 28-29, 2020 and the Annual Ice Show on May 1 & 2, 2020.

Open houses will be conducted in September and registration will close October 2. Monthly payment plans are available.

SPECIAL SKATING EVENTS 19-20

Miami Skating Academy Holiday Exhibition

NO ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED IF MSA FULL OR JR MEMBERS

Saturday, December 14; 4:15 – 7pm

  • Skaters will participate in a group performance and their own individual program (no longer than 1.5 min)

Miami Open Competition (USFS)

Friday – Sunday, March 28-29, 2020

Entry Deadline: February 28, 2020 (EMS)

To Competition Page

USFS Test Sessions (tentative)

Saturday, September 21; 7 – 12pm (B pad)

Friday, November 22; 12am-3pm (B pad)

Friday, February 21; 12am – 3pm (B pad)

Saturday, April 25; 7 – 12pm (B pad)

  • All test forms must be received ten days prior to the test session and will be submitted to MSA Test Chair (Cassandra MacDonald)

NO ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED IF PART OF PROGRAM PACKAGES

Friday, May 1; 7pm & Saturday, May 2; 3pm

  • Practice Dates MSA Programs: Mondays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27; 5:40 – 9:10pm
  • Featured Skaters: Wednesdays, April 8, 15, & 22; 7:30 – 8:30pm
  • Tryouts: Wednesday, April 1; 7 – 8:30pm
  • Dress Rehearsal Schedule:
    • Wednesday, April 29: 5:30 – 10pm & Thursday, April 30: 5 – 9pm

To Ice Show

Holiday Exhibition

Miami Skating Academy Holiday Exhibition

NO ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED IF MSA FULL OR JR MEMBERS

Saturday, December 14; 4:15 – 7pm

  • Skaters will participate in a group performance and their own individual program (no longer than 1.5 min)

Miami Open Competition

Miami Open Competition (USFS)

Friday – Sunday, March 28-29, 2020

Entry Deadline: February 28, 2020 (EMS)

To Competition Page

USFS Test Sessions

USFS Test Sessions (tentative)

Saturday, September 21; 7 – 12pm (B pad)

Friday, November 22; 12am-3pm (B pad)

Friday, February 21; 12am – 3pm (B pad)

Saturday, April 25; 7 – 12pm (B pad)

  • All test forms must be received ten days prior to the test session and will be submitted to MSA Test Chair (Cassandra MacDonald)

Ice Show 2020

NO ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED IF PART OF PROGRAM PACKAGES

Friday, May 1; 7pm & Saturday, May 2; 3pm

  • Practice Dates MSA Programs: Mondays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27; 5:40 – 9:10pm
  • Featured Skaters: Wednesdays, April 8, 15, & 22; 7:30 – 8:30pm
  • Tryouts: Wednesday, April 1; 7 – 8:30pm
  • Dress Rehearsal Schedule:
    • Wednesday, April 29: 5:30 – 10pm & Thursday, April 30: 5 – 9pm

To Ice Show