GKSA Aspire Program

Ready to advance in the sport of figure skating?

The Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association offers the Aspire Program for Learn to Skate skaters’ levels Basic 3 and up. This program will provide an accelerated training program that will prepare skaters and their parents for club membership along with the various opportunities that follow (such as private lessons, competitions, synchronized skating, testing, Holiday Ice Revue, and more).

Through on-ice instruction and off ice training, participants will progress through a curriculum designed to improve the fundamental skills needed in figure skating. All within a positive and encouraging environment to enhance skaters learning experience.

For parents: informative information will be included to enhance your knowledge of the opportunities within the world of skating.  If at anytime during the course of the Aspire sessions you have questions about your skaters next steps, our club, or any relative skating questions feel free to reach out and ask or request a meeting.

Aspire Competition Class

The Aspire Competition Class will allow your skater to participate in their first competition! The ‘Skate the Zoo’ competition is hosted by GKSA at our home rink on Saturday July 27th. 
Skaters will receive a program to music about a minute long containing elements from their basic skills level as well as a personal coach to teach them their program choreography and help them prepare for the competition!

Competition Class Includes:

  • 15 minute private instruction/15 minutes practice time
  • Program choreography
  • Music cut for the program
  • 8 preparation sessions
  • Event Coaching (warm up, direction, one-on-one support throughout competition)


June 4: Aspire Ice (5:40-6:10pm)

June 11: Aspire Ice (5:40-6:10pm)

June 18: Aspire Ice (5:40-6:10pm)

June 25: Aspire Ice (5:40-6:10pm)

July 2: Aspire Ice (5:30-6pm)

July 9: Aspire Ice (5:30-6pm)

July 16: Aspire Ice (5:30-6pm)

July 23: Aspire Ice (5:30-6:00pm)

July 27: Skate the Zoo Competition


$144 Aspire Competition Class 

$50 Registration Fee (paid at the time of registration)

Please go to the ‘Registration Information’ tab and select the ‘Register for Aspire Competition Class’ button to register!

Program Information

  • Classes are offered for skaters level Basic 3 and higher
  • Fees Include
    • On-ice curriculum – specific to ability of skaters divided into small groups
    • Off-ice – warm-ups/stretching and conditioning
    • Introduction to figure skating opportunities
    • Class structure
      • 1/2 hour on-ice instruction following weekly lesson plan
      • At least one 15 minute off-ice training session after on-ice
      • Informative parent information and optional one on one parent meetings


Tuesdays Summer I: $60

All registrations will be through EntryEeze – Online Membership and Ice Registration System

Step 1 – Go to EntryEeze

1. Go to our club’s “EntryEeze” membership system: EntryEeze by clicking the above ‘Register for Aspire’ button.

2. Click on “Apply for Membership” and then “Create a new family account” (or log into your account if you already have a previous family account) and follow all the instructions to set up your child’s account. (New Learn to Skate members, leave the “USFS #” blank.) Fill in all required information and fields. You will have ONE family account for all the skaters in your family. Select the LTS/Aspire membership.

3. Check your email for a request from EntryEeze for you to validate your email address and set up your password. Follow those instructions.

4. Purchase the membership (cost for LTS/Aspire membership will be $0); be sure to complete the payment process. EntryEeze needs to recognize the membership as current (“paid up”) before you can register for Aspire sessions.

Step 2 – You can then sign up for the Aspire session

1. In EntryEeze, after you’ve processed payment for your GKSA membership, click on “Return to home page.”

2. Click on “Contract Ice > Browse and Purchase” button at the top.

3. If you have more than one skater, choose the skater you’re signing up.

4. Find Aspire session you are signing up for, click on “Continue” after the description, and follow the instructions.

5. Continue through payment. Your registration for the Aspire session is not complete until paid.


June 18th: 5:30-6:00pm
June 25th: 5:30-6:00pm
July 2nd: 5:30-6:00pm
July 9th: 5:30-6:00pm

July 23rd: 5:30-6:00pm

July 30th: 5:30-6:00pm