For skaters working on Pre-Freeskate and beyond (Free Skate 1-6).
The U.S. Figure Skating Aspire program is the bridge between Learn To Skate USA group lessons and full 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.
These are character development value words that best represent the Aspire athlete and words that represent what skating teaches all of us: Attitude, Sportsmanship, Perseverance, Integrity, Respect and Effort.
Aspire skaters will have the opportunity to collect these badges throughout the year with the goal of eventually achieving each of these ASPIRE words.
One half hour of class concentrates on skating skills, turns, edge work, footwork and Moves in the Field. The other half hour focuses on level appropriate spins, jumps and choreography.
Skaters in this program have the option of purchasing an additional half hour of ice prior to the class to have a private lesson. See "Private lessons" page for details and additional ice fee.
FALL: 9/13, 9/20, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29
WINTER: 12/6, 12/13, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
SPRING: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/23, 5/30
FALL: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2
WINTER: 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3
SPRING: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2
$380 Fall 2022 Aspire Tuesdays
$380 Fall 2022 Aspire Fridays
$675 for Fall 2022 Aspire Tuesdays and Fridays
Annual Registration Fee (7/1/2022-6/30/2023)
$30—1 child, $45 –family of 2 or more
Registrations will be accepted in order of full payments received. Please email your skater's name, age and preferred lesson day to BayonneBlades@gmail.com After receiving response that a spot in class is available, download the registration form below & send with a check payable to: Bayonne Blades, 827 Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne, NJ 07002 (our mailing address, this is not the rink address). You will be contacted when your payment has been received. Your child's place in class is not secure until you receive an email confirming receipt of your skater's registration form and payment.
-The Aspire program is by invitation only.
-Aspire skaters must own proper figure skates. Higher quality boot and blades are needed for the jumps and spins covered in this program.
-As of Tuesday, March 8th, 2022, masks are recommended, but not required, to be worn indoors by all people who are in attendance of Bayonne Blades Skate School Learn to Skate program. This includes all skaters, coaches, parents, siblings and spectators both on and off the ice.
-Bayonne Blades maintains a no refund policy.
-Make-up classes are not permitted.
-Skaters must attend class on the day chosen when they register.
-Skaters must be registered prior to the first day of class. Registration will not be taken at the rink.
-A parent or guardian must be present during class time.
-Only registered skaters are allowed on the ice.
-All students are evaluated throughout the session and are placed in class according to their abilities. Class assignments are subject to change.
-If your class is cancelled, you will be issued a pro-rated credit.
-If your class is cancelled due to lack of registrants for your particular level, you will receive a full refund.
-Skaters will be notified through email if class is cancelled. Also, our website homepage will be updated with cancellation details.
-Bayonne Blades reserves the right to obtain and use photos taken for use in advertisement and promotion.
Proper figure skates, sized by a professional, at a true skate shop are required. Quality boots and blades are necessary for the higher level elements covered in this program.
We recommend purchasing skates at Skate Pro Inc., located inside the Staten Island Skating Pavilion, at 3080 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY. To make a fitting appointment, please call 540-520-8160.
As of Tuesday, March 8th, 2022, masks are recommended, but not required, to be worn indoors by all people who are in attendance of Bayonne Blades Skate School Learn to Skate program. This includes all skaters, coaches, parents, siblings and spectators both on and off the ice.
Please label all items of clothing and water bottles.