Our junior assistant program is an opportunity for skaters with a desire to become figure skating coaches to train with HFSC coaches and learn the skills necessary to become a Learn to Skate USA coach.  

Requirements for participation in this program include:

  • At least 14 years of age (by July 1, 2022) and
  • Completion of Learn to Skate USA basic skills level 6 or above 

Coaching staff will assist you in obtaining these additional requirements:

  • Competition of Learn to Skate USA instructor certification exam,
  • 2022-23 Learn to Skate USA instructor membership, and
  • Background check & SafeSport certification for those 18 years of age and older


During this training, you will learn how to teach Learn to Skate USA Basic Skills, Snowplow Sam, Freestyle, and Hockey levels; how to handle various on-ice and off-ice situations; how to provide positive feedback to skaters and their families as well as constructive criticism; how to encourage skaters to do their best while having fun; and how to teach in many different styles of coaching to accommodate the many different types of learning techniques and abilities.

Upon competition of the program, you will receive a certificate and a HFSC Junior Assistant jacket awarded at our annual banquet !