Advanced Level Classes & Teams

  1. Aspire Academy
  2. Syncronized Skating
  3. Off Ice for Figure Skaters
  4. Rules & Reminders

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. The Aspire Program is designed to help skaters learn how to train. From edge classes to endurance challenges, you’ll learn how to warm up like a champion, navigate freestyle sessions, and practice on your own.

For our graduates of the Aspire Class and all LTS Levels who are training for their first USFS tests at the pre-preliminary level. Students in this class must have a current membership at BFSC / Pelham Skate School & Aspire Academy Aspire Level. We will work on elements to help you pass your first Skating Skills and Singles tests.

What to Expect

  • 20 minutes of off-ice warm-up before class
  • One hour of instruction
  • 20 minutes of off-ice training (jumps, flexibility, etc.) along with concurrent parent education sessions. 
  • Aspire Classes are taught by Coaches Phillip Bagnall and Brooklyn Bachman.

Session Times


  • 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Warm-up rinkside with skates on
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - On-ice class
  • 6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. - Skates off
  • 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. - Off-ice training 

A new session of Aspire opens on October 3rd.

Registration Information

Per US Figure Skating, Aspire requires an annual Birmingham Figure Skating Club (BFSC)/Pelham Skate School & Aspire Academy membership. The membership fee is $40 and includes:

  • Eligibility to participate in Aspire programming
  • One Aspire Parent Membership
  • Eligibility to compete. Permitted competition levels with this membership are: 
    • Preliminary and lower
    • Adult bronze and lower
  • Eligibility to take the following introductory tests: 
    •   Pre-preliminary skating skills and singles
    •   Adult pre-bronze skating skills and singles
    •   The 12 preliminary dances

Note: The names of the tests have changed. Moves in the field tests are now skating skills, and free skate tests are now singles.

Family and multiple-class discounts are available.