Bismarck Figure Skating Club
Learn to Skate, Advanced Competitive Program and Synchronized Skating Program. These three programs, offered by the Bismarck Figure Skating Club (BFSC), are designed to work harmoniously together and offer a variety of options to surpass the average skating skills.
The Learn to Skate program provides group instruction for the beginning skater from preschool age through adult. This is the grassroots program of the club and is partnered with the Parks and Recreation to provide a great learning experience for the community.
The Advanced Competitive Program is the next step for skaters after the completion of the Learn to Skate program. This program provides one-on-one private skating instruction and involves participation in United States Figure Skating (USFS) test sessions and area competitions. This program offers complete instruction, with several skaters obtaining the highest levels of achievement in Gold Free Skate, Moves in the Field and Dance. The Advanced Program has participated in the Parks and Recreation Matching Grant program to purchase equipment which assist the skaters within the program.
The Synchronized Skating Program is a nationally competitive program consisting of six teams of varying ages and levels. The teams practice one to three times weekly along with the skaters participating in either our Learn to Skate or Advanced Program. The teams compete throughout the upper midwest – four teams skated in the 2015 Midwestern Sectional Championships and each earned a spot on the medal stand. Our highest level team, the Capital Ice Chips, qualified for the US Synchronized Skating Championships for the fifth year in a row and earned a pewter medal.
There is even an opportunity to skate after high school. Our club has synchronized skaters that have gone on and competed with Team North Dakota, Miami University, the Haydenettes the Skyliners, and Team USA.
The Annual Ice Show is held the third weekend in March at the VFW arena. We have over 150 skaters participating in the show. It features our beginning skaters, advanced competitive skaters, and synchro teams. Tickets are always available at the door.