Miami Skating Academy

Mission Statement

“We believe in the power of figure skating to stir the imagination, lift the spirit, and realize human potential.” —World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame

The mission of the Miami University Skating Academy is to promote participation in figure skating to all ages and abilities in a positive and safe environment. The Skating Academy is committed to providing quality programs, instruction, and leadership in an atmosphere of mutual respect. As role models we will strive to inspire our skaters with an emphasis on effort, goal setting, and good sportsmanship, celebrating the achievements of our skaters on and off the ice. We hope to instill a passion and connection to skating that will last a life time!

Memberships

All Skaters must have an annual membership to participate in MSA programs

Basic Membership | $55

This is a first-time, introductory discounted membership offered by US Figure SKating, available for a skater's first year within MSA.

Jr. Membership | $140

This is a JR membership offered by US Figure Skating for skaters at the No Test and below level for competitions as well as MSA hosted test sessions.

Full Membership | $190

This membership provides skaters the opportunity to test and compete in USFS events

Test Sessions

Test Sessions will be offered December 7, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., March 15, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., April 17, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Contact Cassandra MacDonald for test registrations

Private Lessons

The Goggin Ice Center offers private lessons for skaters of all levels. Our professional staff provides instruction in a variety of disciplines including: Basic Skills, Freestyle, Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Choreography, and Synchronized Skating Skills. Lessons are offered during freestyle sessions. Our coaching staff includes elite and professional coaches with varying rates. To find a coach best suited for your skater's needs contact Cassandra MacDonald.

Freestyle Sessions

Freestyle sessions are special ice times reserved for figure skaters to practice individually and have private lessons with an instructor. Freestyle sessions are for skaters at USFS Basic 6 and/or ISI Gamma levels and above, unless otherwise arranged with the Skating Director. Goggin offers College Freestyle Sessions (CFS), and General Freestyles (FS) to accommodate all skaters.

Freestyle Calendar

Program Packages

Jr. Program Package

Low Power

Offered on Mondays from 6:15–6:45 p.m., this class is designed for skaters working on Basic 5 and above to develop posture, edge control, and power. This class prepares skaters for the Pre-Preliminary moves in the field test.

Jr. Skating Skills

This class is designed for the skater who has completed the Learn to skate curriculum and is bridging into the Miami Skating Academy. We willchallenge your skater to advance individual skills while also incorporating power features. We will cover jumps and spins, edges and footwork, flexibility and body control and some partner work. Your Skater will have fun while learning new and challenging skills that might be outside of their normal practice or weekly lessons. Classes held Mondays 6:45–7:30 p.m

High Power Package

High Power

Offered on Wednesdays from 5:30–6:00 p.m., this class is designed for skaters working on Preliminary moves and above to develop strength, speed, and agility on the ice. This is accomplished through challenging drills and patterns that focus on creating an effortless generation of power. Highly recommended for any skater working towards completion of their moves in the field tests.

High Skating Skills

This class is designed for the skater working on the Preliminary Moves in the field Test and above, and those actively competing throughout the season. Curriculum includes jump technique and axel/double foundations, spin basics and variations, and footwork step sequences. Classes held Tuesday 6:25–7:10 p.m

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Competition Season

Competitive Season

Members of the Skating Academy have the opportunity to compete in 4-5 USFS and ISI competitions each season. David Goodman attends all competitions as the head coach for the Skating Academy competitors, and will assist with the submission of all competition entry forms. All Skating Academy members are encouraged to compete at Goggin's annual competition in February, as well as away competitions throughout the year.

Competition Schedule

Below you will find the competitions selected for the MSA skaters in the 2018–2019 season. The events marked with a (*) indicate the event is only open for higher levels. All other events are open to Basic Skills, Excel, and Well-Balanced skaters. Skaters do not have to go to all competitions, rather, they will work with their coach to select a circuit that will help the skater focus on creating challenging goals throughout the year.

Dates Entry Due Date City Competition Name
August 24–25, 2018 July 25, 2018 Fort Wayne, IN 2018 Battle of the Blades
September 7–9, 2018 August 5, 2018 Cleveland, OH Skate Cleveland 2018
October 17–21, 2018 September 1, 2018 Ann Arbor, MI Eastern Great Lake Regionals*
November 10, 2018 October 10, 2018 Louisville, KY Louisville Fall Competition
December 15, 2018 TBA Columbus, OH Holiday Season Competition
January 12, 2019 TBA Columbus IN 2019 Columbus Invitational
March 2019 TBA Lousiville, KY Louisville Spring Invitational
March 22–24, 2019 February 1, 2019 Oxford, OH Miami Open Competition
March 2019 TBA Evansville, IN SEGL Competition 
April 2019 February 2019 (TBA) Knoxville, TN Knoxville Invitational

Competitive Freestyle Team

Members of the Skating Academy have the opportunity to compete in 4-5 USFS and ISI competitions each season. David Goodman attends all competitions as the head coach for the Skating Academy competitors, and will assist with the submission of all competition entry forms. All Skating Academy members are encouraged to compete at Goggin's annual competition in February, as well as away competitions throughout the year.

USFS Competitions

Skaters compete within the Eastern Great Lakes Region in Basic Skills, Excel Track, and Competitive Freestyle levels. Other events such as Showcase, Compulsories, and Dance are available, and participation in these events is encouraged.

ISI Competitions

Skaters compete within ISI District 7, which encompasses Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Skaters travel and compete as a team, earning an overall team placement at the conclusion of competitions. Events include Freestyle, Spotlight, Compulsories, Footwork, and Couples.

Competition Schedule

A parent meeting is held in the fall to discuss programming for the year. At this meeting, a schedule of all upcoming competitions will be distributed.

Synchronized Skating Team

Synchronized Skating is a rapidly growing discipline within Figure Skating. With 8-16 girls skating on the ice at one time, teams compete against each other at both ISI and USFS competitions. Synchronized Skating is not just about developing technique. It is also about building character and developing skills in communication, goal setting, mental toughness, leadership, and teamwork. It is the goal of the Skating Academy Synchronized Skating Teams to not just create good skaters, but well-rounded individuals.

About the Team

The Skating Academy Synchronized Skating Teams are designed to introduce skaters to the discipline of synchronized skating and to add to the knowledge and growth of experienced synchronized skaters. The teams practice weekly on the development of a competitive program by learning fundamental synchro elements - blocks, intersections, wheels, lines, and circles - as well as key skills such as tracking, and various arm and hand holds. The teams compete at both home and away competitions each season. In addition to skating together, the team also participates in team bonding and community service activities outside of the arena.

Competitive Freestyle Team

Competitive Freestyle Team

Members of the Skating Academy have the opportunity to compete in 4-5 USFS and ISI competitions each season. David Goodman attends all competitions as the head coach for the Skating Academy competitors, and will assist with the submission of all competition entry forms. All Skating Academy members are encouraged to compete at Goggin's annual competition in February, as well as away competitions throughout the year.

USFS Competitions

Skaters compete within the Eastern Great Lakes Region in Basic Skills, Excel Track, and Competitive Freestyle levels. Other events such as Showcase, Compulsories, and Dance are available, and participation in these events is encouraged.

ISI Competitions

Skaters compete within ISI District 7, which encompasses Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Skaters travel and compete as a team, earning an overall team placement at the conclusion of competitions. Events include Freestyle, Spotlight, Compulsories, Footwork, and Couples.

Competition Schedule

A parent meeting is held in the fall to discuss programming for the year. At this meeting, a schedule of all upcoming competitions will be distributed.

Synchronized Skating Team

Synchronized Skating Team

Synchronized Skating is a rapidly growing discipline within Figure Skating. With 8-16 girls skating on the ice at one time, teams compete against each other at both ISI and USFS competitions. Synchronized Skating is not just about developing technique. It is also about building character and developing skills in communication, goal setting, mental toughness, leadership, and teamwork. It is the goal of the Skating Academy Synchronized Skating Teams to not just create good skaters, but well-rounded individuals.

About the Team

The Skating Academy Synchronized Skating Teams are designed to introduce skaters to the discipline of synchronized skating and to add to the knowledge and growth of experienced synchronized skaters. The teams practice weekly on the development of a competitive program by learning fundamental synchro elements - blocks, intersections, wheels, lines, and circles - as well as key skills such as tracking, and various arm and hand holds. The teams compete at both home and away competitions each season. In addition to skating together, the team also participates in team bonding and community service activities outside of the arena.