Figure Skating Freestyle Sessions

We hope you enjoy our abundance of freestyle sessions offered daily, designed for skaters of all ages and abilities working on individual skills, choreography, Scott Hamilton Skating Academy advanced spin & jump technique classes and our SHARP 4 Sports classes! We are growing fast, making great strides in providing opportunities for all! No matter what your skating goals are, from beginners through elite athletes, the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy and SHARP 4 Sports have plenty of ice for you!

Additional Info

  • Freestyle registration is limited to online only.
  • Monthly freestyle sessions are posted online the 25th of each month prior
  • Pre-registration is required to reserve your spot on this ice. Sessions fill up fast.
  • Skaters must check-in at the front desk before each session.
  • Freestyle sessions are NOT Public Skates. These sessions are reserved for figure skaters and private skating lessons.

Registration Steps & Session Policies

Step One: Plans & Pricing

The freestyle ice fee is in addition to your class fee, you may purchase from Ford Ice Center Antioch or Bellevue in advance online or at our front desk.

  • $7 for Freestyle 30-minute Sessions: Pre-register and pay for your freestyle selections on the 25th of each month for the following month to ensure your spot.
  • $7 for Freestyle 30-minute Walk-On: Does not guarantee you a spot during busy sessions. Not recommended if you have a private lesson scheduled, early online registration strongly encouraged.
  • $475 for Unlimited Monthly Freestyle Ice: This membership is good for an entire calendar month. It allows the most flexibility and includes SHARP class additional ice fees. Skaters selecting this option must first pay for unlimited ice, then register for sessions attending online or in-house. The software will recognize your unlimited status allowing you to get your name on sessions attending to ensure your spot.
Step Two: Check-In
  • If you are a walk-on: The friendly front desk staff will collect payment and provide a receipt that corresponds with the session(s) purchased to give to ice monitor.
  • Check in - All athletes must check in with our friendly front desk staff upon arrival to check-in for each session purchased that day.

  • Athletes must wear wrist band while on the ice to ensure all athletes are properly registered.

  • Unlimited FS Membership athletes must also reserve sessions skating and check in with front desk each day, check in for all sessions skating and wear wrist band.

  • Enter & Exit - Remember your athlete must only enter and exit the ice on time for each 30-minute purchased session

  • Not Checked in? - Athletes on the ice without following our check-in procedures will be asked to leave the ice until they are confirmed as paid, checked in, wearing a wrist band.

Step Three: Important Reminders & Freestyle Session Policies

These details are helpful to both new and long-time members of our community. Please read all procedures and policies:

HOCKEY SKATING SKILLS - Hockey skating skills are allowed on Freestyle sessions, athletes MUST be in a lesson. Additional policies include:

  • No hockey sticks allowed on Freestyle sessions
  • Helmets recommended and encouraged, but no hockey face masks allowed on Freestyle sessions

PARENTS - Please register athlete for sessions by using dropdown menu in DaySmart. Avoid registering yourself.

Private lessons DO NOT include $7 ice fee rental for Freestyle sessions.

SHARP classes | Golden Edge classes DO NOT include $7 ice fee rental (exception - Adult Golden Edge class does include FS fee)


  • Athletes must use the party rooms designated for homework during their time at Ford Ice Centers. The Lobby areas and upstairs atrium areas are reserved for additional guest needs and special events.

  • Please do not set up school in lobby or restaurant areas in either facility


  • Ford Ice Centers have a "no outside food" policy. We have a full concession stand at Antioch and our signature restaurant Draft Picks at Bellevue. Looking for something new? Let us know!

  • If you wish to bring your own snack/lunch, please step outside of Ford Ice Centers to consume. Exception in Bellevue before 3pm, athletes training may bring their own lunch prior to Draft Picks opening at 3pm.

  • Please use party room designated for athletes to eat lunch during training hours.


  • ACCOUNTABILITY | Our athletes take pride in their roles as ambassadors of the rink(s). Athletes feel part of a community and a sense of accountability to, thereby encouraging them to value the process, the rules, and our check-in process.

  • SPORTSMANSHIP | All skaters, regardless of whether they hold home club, associate, non-member or guest status are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship and be courteous toward their fellow skaters, coaches, parents/guardians of skaters, Ford Ice Center staff, U.S. Figure Skating officials and guests.

  • GOLDEN RULE | Treat other people like you want to be treated - with respect. Both on and off the ice!

  • CONSCIENTIOUS | While in lesson or practice, it is the athletes responsibility to always be conscientious, mindful, and respectful with awareness of other athletes around them. Athletes must skate with the flow of other athletes and familiarize themselves with the most commonly used areas for jumps and spins.

  • RIGHT OF WAY | The only time an athlete has the SOLE right of way is when they are skating their program to music. When you hear another athlete's music, extend that athlete the courtesy and move out of their path momentarily. This only takes a moment and you will enjoy the same courtesy while you are performing your program. Please wear the colored belt when running your program so others know you have the right of way. (Limit to one time per session per athlete)

  • PATIENCE AND RESPECT | Advanced athletes are expected to exhibit patience toward all and/or beginner athletes. Remember, you were an inexperienced skater once, and it takes time for our future generation to advance to the point where they are completely comfortable skating with all levels of athletes.

  • ZERO TOLERANCE | Unsafe and/or discourteous behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.

  • SKATE SAFE - No cell phones allowed in locker rooms per U.S. Figure Skating SkateSafe manual for members.

NOT FEELING WELL? | If you do not feel well, please stay home! Your fellow training team mates are counting on you to keep them healthy!

We appreciate your attention and help in keeping our freestyle ice properly supported by following the above procedures. Hockey and curling are waiting in the wings for more ice time. Let's continue to create an amazing culture of excellence, integrity, respect and community allowing our Scott Hamilton Skating Academy and partner SHARP programs to grow to their full potential.

Etiquette & Safety Guidelines

Basic Rules

Ford Ice Center and the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy are committed to the safety of all skaters and ensuring all have a fun environment both on and off the ice. Please review the information below regarding participation in a Freestyle Session. 

These basic rules are crucial to maintaining a safe and fun freestyle session environment:

  1. Please respect the rights of others
  2. Please respect the center's property and the property of others
Additional Rules
  • The maximum of 24 skaters will be allowed on each session, all skaters must be checked in by Front Desk before entering ice.
  • All skaters must check in at the Ford Ice Center front desk and pay for each session before stepping on to the ice. Skate bagsand all personal belongings should be kept in Locker Rooms 5 & 6 at both Antioch & Bellevue.
  • No breakable containers are allowed rink side. Drinks are allowed on or below the railing. Food is not permitted near the rail or on the ice.
  • Please pick up all belongings (including dirty tissues, water cups, bottles, etc.) at the end of the session.
  • Parents and skaters not on the session and/or other spectators should not loiter at the rail or benches. This is unsafe and it interferes with a constructive training session.
  • Coaching by parents from the bleachers, benches or railing is not allowed at any time. The benches by the ice are to be used by the skaters and coaches only.
  • If skaters must talk to someone off the ice, even if for a brief time, please exit the ice to do so.It is important for everyone's safety that all skaters stay aware of other skaters on the ice. Try to anticipate their patterns as you decide your own pattern.
  • If you are a less experienced skater, please be extra careful to stay aware of other skaters and to look ahead of where you are skating to see what others are doing or are about to do.
  • If you are an experienced skater, please be patient with the less experienced skaters. Be mindful- you were new to freestyles at one time.
  • Please be understanding if someone gets in your way.
  • Remember to look both ways before entering the ice, leaving the ice and/or leaving the railing or skating across the ice.
  • Keep moving while on the ice, as it is dangerous for both you and other skaters to stand still during a session. It is especially important not to stop in the middle of the ice or any of the jumping corners.
Right of Way
  • The skater doing a program to music has the right of way. Colorful belts are provided to help identify the skater whose music is being played.
  • Please stay aware of which skater is doing his or her program and do your best to stay clear of his or her pattern.
  • Please wear the belt when you play your music to help other skaters know you are skating your program.
  • Skaters taking a lesson have the right of way over general skaters in the session.
  • Skaters on the harness also have the right of way. Please be careful of the harness area.
  • Program music will be played on a rotational basis. This will be done on the honor system, with the responsibility left to the skaters and coaches.
  • After a skater's music has been played, their music or another program may be put at end of the line to re-enter the rotation. Ice dance music can take the place of program music.
  • Not everyone will be able to play their music on full sessions due to lengths of programs.
  • Coaches may put the music of the student they are teaching ahead of other skaters. Everyone should abide by this policy when they are in a lesson, enjoy this privilege and graciously accept this policy when they are the ones being asked to wait in line.
  • Please do not stop and restart your music if others are waiting in line.
  • Please handle the music equipment with extreme care.
  • If you are the last coach/skater on a session, please put CD player and/or long black cord back in the black box found under the scorekeeper's table.
Prohibited Behavior
  • Kicking, digging holes, scraping or stomping the ice with your blades and kicking the railings are prohibited. Any skater engaging in this behavior will be asked to leave the session immediately.
  • Being verbally abusive to other skaters or coaches is prohibited. Any skater engaging in this behavior will be asked to leave the session immediately.
  • Deliberately challenging, scaring or intentionally blocking another skater is prohibited. Any skater engaging in this behavior will be asked to leave the ice immediately for an indefinite period of time.
  • Videotaping anyone other than your own skater is strictly prohibited. Anyone engaging in this behavior will be asked to leave the facility.
Clearing the Ice
  • When the Zamboni horn sounds and/or the session has ended, all skaters and coaches must leave the ice immediately. If you are skating to your music, please stop skating immediately, turn off music and clear the ice - no exceptions.