So you are close to finishing the Learn to Skate curriculum and you’re ready to get your own coach? There are many things to consider. Among them are your goals, your personality, how much time you’re ready to put into skating, and what you can afford. Here are a couple of articles we recommend for thinking about your coaching relationship.
Your Relationship With Your Pro
from Don Korte’s Figure Skater’s Web Site
Wisconsin Figure Skating Club has adopted criteria to ensure quality for skating professionals who are coaching on club ice time. Skaters can have higher confidence in the coaches they work with on club ice, knowing that these coaches have demonstrated minimum levels of competency and have current certifications or registrations.
Please note that it is ultimately the parent or adult skater’s responsibility to choose a coach to meet the skater’s specific needs. The best way to learn about what levels a coach is qualified to teach and whether a specific coach is right for you is to look at their qualifications and experience, watch how they engage with their students on the ice, and ask other parents for their opinions.
Ready to select a coach? Visit our Approved Coaches page.