Figure Skating in College
Miami University offers many different opportunities for students to continue skating while attending college. The path a skater chooses is based upon their experience, their goals and time they are willing to commit. Varsity Synchronized Skating, Freestyle Skating Club, Synchronized Skating Club and Recreational memberships are all opportunities at Miami University.
Miami University Skating Club (MUSC)
Skaters that compete for Miami University, both Club and Varsity teams must have a membership to the Miami University Skating Club. Many former student/skaters maintain their U.S. Figure Skating affiliation through membership in the Miami University Skating Club. Prospective members may make MUSC their home USFS club, or choose an associate membership. Skaters representing Miami University in competition are required to have a MUSC membership. Students who are enrolled full time are eligible for an USFS discounted collegiate membership which is valid with U.S. Figure Skating for four years. Members also have access to U.S. Figure Skating Test Sessions held throughout the year. For more information, contact Jeannie Clay or Lee Ann Shoker.
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 Jeannie Clay.
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.
Miami Varsity Synchronized Skating
Miami’s Varsity Synchronized Skating program is comprised of three teams (Senior, Collegiate & Junior USFS Divisions), which compete at the National, International and World Championship levels. The program conducts a tryout every year for all three teams and is open to full-time Miami University (Oxford campus) students. You must be a member of US Figure Skating in good standing, have completed the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse and have been medically cleared through the pre-tryout physical.
Contact Assistant Coach, Katie Bowling at bowlinks@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-9800 if you are interested in trying out or would like more information on the program.
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