Frequently Asked Questions
There’s a rink in Greenville?!
Yes, there sure is! It’s at the Pavilion in Taylors. The address is 400 Scottswood Rd. Taylors, SC 29687.
What is a membership and why do I need one?
There are two different memberships a skater would need at any point in their skating journey. The first would be a Learn to Skate membership and as progress is made, you’ll then need a US Figure Skating Membership. Please visit our Membership Page for more information.
Where can I start lessons if I am a beginner?
Where can I find an introduction to the sport of figure skating and the United States Figure Skating Association?
Figure skating is a great way to stay fit while having fun and can be the gateway to other activities such as competitive figure skating, synchronized skating, and acquisition of basic skating skills important to being a successful hockey player.
The United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the U.S. For more information, visit the USFSA About Us page and/or review their Fact Sheet.
Where can I start taking lessons if I am a beginner?
The Pavilion offers Learn to Skate classes throughout the year on Monday evenings. These classes are taught by experienced skating professionals and will get you off to a great start with basic skills while having fun and staying fit.
Private and semi-private lessons are another option with one of our coaches.
What does the parent of a skater need to know?
Parents play an important role in supporting and encouraging their figure skater.
The USFSA has a useful page designed for parents that includes information on the responsibilities of a skating parent, the basic skills program and more: Click Here.
How do I pick a coach?
Selecting a coach is an important step for your skater and there are many points to consider. The USFSA has a number of good resources for you to review prior to making this decision including guidelines to consider if you are thinking of switching to a different coach: Hiring a Private Coach.
Where can I buy figure skates?
Figure skates can be purchased at a wide variety of locations but the best place to start is to consult your skater’s coach or instructor for their recommendations. They will be able to advise you on the type of boot and blade that is best suited to your skater’s level and abilities.
What is involved in competitive skating?
Many skaters enjoy participating in competitions to test their skating skills. Let your coach know that you are interested so they can help you to develop your competitive levels and goals. For more information on competitive skating, read these documents on what to expect in competitions and types of competition.
What are the ice etiquette rules I should know about when skating on ice?
Essential knowledge for being safe and courteous on the ice is to know about and comply with ice etiquette while skating on sessions. Please ask the front desk of the Pavilion for these rules.