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The MIT FSC offers group lessons in freestyle and ice dance and can help people find a private coach. MIT FSC classes cannot count for PE credit. However, DAPER offers some PE classes.

Group Lessons

The level of the course indicates that elements on these tests and similar elements will be covered in these classes.

Total Beginner

Beginner Class:
Saturday 10:00am - 10:45am; Trish

* If you have never skated before - plan for at least 15 minutes to rent your skates and learn how to lace them so you can skate safely and without pain. Wear thin socks. Athletic socks are too heavy.

Basic Skills

Basic Skills Adult 1-2:
Saturday 9:30am - 10:00am; Alex
Basic Skills Adult 3-4:
Saturday 9:30am - 10:00am; Susan


Basic Skills Freestyle and USFS PrePreliminary:
Saturday 9:30am - 10:00am; Esther
USFS Preliminary - PreJuvenile:
Saturday 9:30am - 10:00am; Kristin
Advanced Freestyle:
Sunday 12:15pm - 12:45pm; Liz

Ice Dance

Beginning Dance:
Saturday 10:15am - 10:45am; Alex
Basic Skills Dance 1-6:
Saturday 10:15am - 10:45am; Susan
USFS PreBronze-Bronze Dance:
Saturday 10:15am - 10:45am; Esther
USFS Silver-Gold Dance:
Sunday 10:30am - 11:00am;

Moves in the Field

Moves in the Field:
Sunday 12:15pm - 12:45pm; Bonny

Group Performance

Theater on Ice:
Sunday 11:15am - 12:00pm; Aubrey, Victoria, Aviva
Opening number practice:
Saturday 11:00am - 11:30 am; Diane, Trish

* Opening number practices start in spring after IAP

Private Lessons

These coaches currently offer private lessons.

We offer subsidized private lessons to students. If you are interested, please review the rules and procedures and register here.

If you are a private coach interested in giving lessons, please email us at skating-officers@mit.edu.

PE Lessons

While skating with the MIT FSC unfortunately does not count for PE credit, there are basic PE skating classes taught by the Athletics Department in the 2nd quarter, IAP, and 3rd quarter. There is also a figure skating class (prerequisite is the basic skating PE class) offered during IAP. Check the MIT Department of Athletics website for more details.

Lesson Schedule

Check the Calendar


Ice Flow w/ Elin Schran:
  • Sunday Oct 25th; 11:15am-12:15pm
  • Sunday Nov 1st; 11:15am-12:15pm
  • Sunday Nov 15th; 11:15am-12:15pm
  • Sunday Nov 22nd; 11:15am-12:15pm
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