The Pittsfield FSC

basic skills

Intro to Skating –

Basic skills, Hockey or Snowplow Sam lessons for 5 weeks.  This is a good way to try skating out. Ability to continue for the full season but may not be able to participate in the show.

Students in Intro to Skating will receive a punch card with their start and end dates indicated. 

16 Melville Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Basic Skills – Lessons focus on the basic elements of figure skating using correct technique. Beginner skaters will learn balance, strength, coordination, gliding and stopping.  Groups continue in 6 levels and progress to stroking forward and backward, turns, crossovers, edges, spins, low level jumps and more.  Lesson time 25 minutes with free skate time 20 minutes.  Season is the beginning of October through the beginning of March with end of year show.

Basic Skills Short season – Lessons are the same as Basic Skills regular season, but for those not interested in the annual show.  Season ends the beginning of February.

Basic Skills Sessions

A 10 minute free skate starts each session. The skater will then be in a 25 minute group lesson. After the lesson, the skater will have 10 min free skate. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the sessions starts. 

PFSC recommends all parents stay & enjoy watching your child skate, however, children 10 years old & youngerMUST have an adult present at all times!


The minimum age of a skater to be enrolled in the PFSC is 4 years old.


Helmets are STRONGLY recommended for beginning skaters.  All Learn to Skate Skaters are encouraged to wear them. Helmets are to be provided by the skater.


Skate Rentals are available to members of the PFSC for a maximum of 3 lessons at no cost. Children learning how to skate need their own skates.

If you need any additional information you can email:
Tracy Fancher at

Learn to Skate with Pittsfield Figure Skating Club!
PFSC is a proud member of US Figure Skating's Learn to Skate program.