Questions and Answers
How do I get started?
1. Choose between Jr Club or Club Skate.
2. Pay your annual dues
3. If you are in Club Skate, choose your skate days and pay your ice contract. We recommend skating at least 2 days per week. Club skaters can skate Tuesday evenings, Saturday mornings, and Sunday evenings. You can see our current schedule here.
4. If you are in Club Skate, connect with a coach. Some coaches do not have their contact information on the website, you can Contact Us for assistance.
How do I contact a coach?
You can go to our coaches page to see each coaches contact information.
What do I do if there is no coach availability?
Please call the President of the Buffalo Figure Skating Club so that the club can pursue adding more coaches to the call list.
How do I know when “club” ice time is available?
After becoming a member, you will be given an ice contract. Contracts are paid in advance each month. We recommend (but not required) that members skate two times a week. Skaters will see more progress in their skating with additional skate time.
How do I become involved in the Buffalo Figure Skating Club?
We ask that parents take turns being ice monitors (take attendance and help play music). This is a great way to get to know the awesome kids in our skating program. As parents of the skaters, we try to plan fun activities throughout the year. If you want to be on the Board, please contact us to see how you can help.
How much fundraising is the club involved in?
We try to find a couple fundraising activities through the year to help skaters fund their ice fees. Some activities we've done in the past include Cub Foods bagging, Culver's, Thirty one Bags, selling Poinsettia's, and Heggie's Pizzas. We are always open to new ideas so please let us know if you have an idea!
How do I find out more about competitions and skating exhibitions?
If you are a skater, please connect with your child's coach. They will have the most current information and know what competitions may be a good fit for your skater.
If you are a member of the public and want to come watch, we do not have any Buffalo competitions but we do host a holiday show each December and Spring show in April/May.
Why should my child join the Buffalo Figure Skating Club?
The benefits are numerous! Figure Skating is a fun way to get exercise. Figure Skating is a confidence builder! Let’s face it! Not everyone can say they can perform to music on ice skates! We have a great group of girls of varying ages that are very supportive of each other. It is nice for younger students to have such positive role models! Private lessons and added practice time will allow a child to progress in their skating skills at a faster rate.
What age and skill level must I be to become a member?
We welcome members of all ages and skill levels from beginner to advanced.
What If I have more questions?
You can go to our contacts page and email your questions to us.