Commonwealth Figure Skating Club

Click HERE for the Learn to Skate registration form.

Welcome to the 2018-2019 season of Commonwealth Figure Skating Club! This season we will be offering our US Figure Skating Association Learn to Skate USA Programs at the Canton Ice House in Canton and at the Ulin Ice Rink in Milton.

The mission of Learn to Skate USA is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. Learn to Skate USA is endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating.

The Learn to Skate USA Program is appropriate for beginning skaters or those skaters who wish to improve and advance basic skating skills already learned. Our classes are for ages four to adult. Classes are scheduled as follows:

  • Saturday, 10 to 10:50 a.m. at the Canton Ice House in Canton or
  • Saturday, 3 to 3:50 p.m. at Ulin Ice Rink in Milton

Each Learn to Skate USA class includes group coaching instruction for the first half of the class. Our instructor to skater ratio is kept low and is under the direction of US Figure Skating Association certified Professional Coaches.

During the second half of the Learn to Skate class, students have the choice of using the ice for free skate/self-guided practice time or students may elect to sign on with a Commonwealth Figure Skating Club professional coach for private or semi-private lessons.

Each Learn to Skate USA participant will receive

  • an official Learn to Skate USA Basic Skills membership card
  • a record book with stickers to track your progress through the lessons
  • Secondary sport accident insurance
  • Basic Skills Edition of Learn to Skate USA skating magazine

The Commonwealth LTS program also offers a hockey skating curriculum. Kids who have never skated before will start out learning the very basics of being on skates, how to get up after a fall and how to move on the ice. After these basics are learned, kids in the hockey curriculum will learn skills specific for hockey from certified staff. Please join us in Canton on Saturday mornings at 10 or in Milton on Saturday afternoons at 3 pm and ask us about this program. Click here for more information on the curriculum.

CFSC 2018-2019 Learn to Skate Ice Sessions

The Fall sessions for both Canton and Milton start on September 15, 2018.

Canton Ice House, Canton MA
NOTE: Please arrive 30 minutes early on the first day of the session to register.

Fall Session (5 weeks) – starts Saturday, September 15 and ends on Saturday, October 27. We will not have Learn-to-Skate on September 22 or October 6.

Winter Session I (8 weeks) - starts Saturday, November 3 and ends Saturday, December 22.

Winter Session II (6 weeks) - starts Saturday, January 5, 2019 and ends on Saturday, February 16. We will not have Learn-to-Skate on February 9.

Spring Session (8 weeks) - starts Saturday, March 2 and ends on Saturday, April 27. We will not have Learn-to-Skate on April 20.

Ulin Rink, Milton MA
NOTE: Please arrive 30 minutes early on the first day of the session to register.

Fall Session (8 weeks) – starts Saturday, September 15 and ends on Saturday, November 3.

Winter Session I (8 weeks) - starts Saturday, Novembe 10 and ends Saturday January 12, 2018. We will not have Learn-to-Skate sessions on December 22 or December 29.

Spring Session (8 weeks) - starts Saturday, January 26 and ends on Saturday, March 30. We will not have Learn-to-Skate sessions on January 19, February 9, or March 2. Also, please note that the March 23 class will start at 2 pm.

Registration and Cost

Registration opens on the first class date of the session. Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes early in order to complete registration and get skates on.

The cost for each 8 week sessions of Learn To Skate USA is $168.00. The cost for the 5 week session is $105. In addition, there is a one-time $16.00 Learn to Skate USA Program Registration Fee that covers the entire 2018-2019 skating season.

There will be a $15 Family Discount for the second and each additional skater(s) in a family for each session. Payment may be by check (preferred) or cash.

Just because a session may have already started, you don't have to wait for the next session. Registration will be ongoing throughout the sessions and the cost will be prorated based on the number of classes left in the session. There will be no refunds after the first lession. We reserve the right to defer registration for young skaters who may not be mature enough to participate in our Group Lessons.


Helpful Information for Our Skating Families

  • For your child’s safety, a parent or responsible adult must remain in the rink with the skater during Learn to Skate lessons at all times.
  • Parents are not allowed on the ice for safety and liability reasons. If you have a concern about your child while on the ice, please bring this concern to the attention of the Learn to Skate Director, Assistants, and/or coaches/instructors and we will bring your child to you.
  • All skaters must wear helmets while on the ice. Bicycle helmets are okay to use. Please make sure that your skater’s helmet fits properly before he or she takes the ice. Warm clothing and gloves or mittens are strongly suggested. No double runner skates are allowed.
  • Skaters may use figure skates, recreational skates, or hockey skates. Suggestions for local shops to check out for purchasing skates are Dick’s Sporting Goods, LL Bean, or Play It Again Sports in Dedham, .
  • Please get your skates sharpened before using them for the first time. Even brand new skates right out of the box need a professional sharpening before use. The Canton Ice House has skate sharpening services on most Saturday mornings (please check with rink staff for other available times) or some stores may provide these services.
  • Private Lessons. We make every effort to provide your skater with some individual attention during our Group Lessons. However, if you would like your skater to receive some 1-to-1 instruction, private lessons with Commonwealth Figure Skating Club Professional Coaches will be offered on a “first come, first served” basis as available during the Free Skate portion of Learn to Skate. Fee and Payment for these lessons is arranged directly w ith each Coach. Please speak with the Learn to Skate Director to determine coach availability.
  • Loop League Membership. We encourage skaters who have passed Basic 3 and above who wish to take their love of skating to a higher level to consider a membership in Commonwealth Figure Skating Club’s Loop League. This is an introductory, junior membership for one season in the Commonwealth Figure Skating Club. Loop League members contract for one skating session per week at designated times on Club ice with the full club members. Loop League members must arrange for a minimum of a 15-minute private lesson with a Commonwealth Figure Skating Club Professional Coach during their contracted ice session each week. Options to pick-up additional designated ice sessions are available as long as the Loop League member has made arrangements with a coach for a lesson during the ice time. Loop League members are eligible to participate in the Loop League number in our annual Ice Capers Show.

Contact Us

Commonwealth Figure Skating Club is a section 501(c )(3) Massachusetts non-profit corporation run entirely by volunteers. We do not work for the Towns of Canton or Milton or for the Canton Ice House or Ulin ice rinks. As such, we are not at the ice rinks 24/7. If you have any questions about the Club or its offerings, please contact any Board member with your specific questions or information request and we will do our best to respond to you quickly.

The best source for getting information about our Learn to Skate Sessions and registration, ice schedules, and other general Club news is our website

We look forward to seeing you at our Learn to Skate Programs!

Commonwealth Figure Skating Club
C/O Canton Ice House
65 North Street, Canton, MA 02021

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Please contact Alan Lader for questions or concerns related to our skating rinks.