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!

Membership Types

Full Membership | $190

  1. The skater that enrolls in a full membership has completed at least the first level of US Figure Skating testing. Once the skater has passed Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field, they are now a full member with US Figure Skating.
  2. Full Membership includes a membership for a parent and skater within their immediate family to US Figure Skating, subscription to the monthly Skating magazine, club communication, priority registration for test sessions and in-club test fees for Miami University Skating Club, ISI Membership, and a complimentary 6-week on-ice clinic in September/October. The 6-week clinic will be held on September 10, 24, October 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 10:15–11:45 a.m. (time varies depending on level).

Jr. Membership | $140

  1. The skater that enrolls in a Jr Membership has not yet tested any US Figure Skating level, but is allowed to test throughout the year.
  2. Jr. Membership includes membership to US Figure Skating, subscription to the monthly Skating magazine, club communication, priority registration for test sessions, ISI Membership, and a complimentary 6-week on-ice clinic in September/October. The 6-week clinic will be held on September 10, 24, October 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 10:15–11:45 a.m. (time varies depending on level).

Basic Membership | $55

The BASIC Membership is for all Basic Skills members interested in competing at our annual ISI Competition held in February. Membership includes ISI membership, Holiday Exhibition participation, MU Parking Pass, and involvement in all Skating Academy social and skating events. This membership additionally allows our skaters to become an Associate member of the US Figure Skating organization

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

Specialty Classes

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.

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.

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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.