Skating - Figure Skating

James River Figure Skating Club’s skating season begins in September and ends with the annual Ice Show in March.  The season is broken into three 7- week sessions.  Registration for the first session is held at the end of August.
Classes are available for all levels of skaters, and are taught by the club professional, Mark Vasarhelyi, who is in his 21st year with the club.  Basic Levels 1-Pre-Free Skate are the beginning class levels, which teach the fundamentals of skating.  Free Skate 1-6 teach more advanced skating techniques.  Competitive training programs are also available for those skaters wishing to further advance their skills for competition, with private lessons given by Coach Mark.  In addition to figure skating, the club offers Hockey Skate classes to teach hockey skating fundamentals to young hockey players.  We also offer an Adult learn-to-skate class.  This class is offered for those "older" students that never got the chance to learn to skate when they were young, but always wanted to.  The James River Figure Skating Club is a member of the United States Figure Skating Association, and follows the Learn to Skate USA curriculum.  For more information on skating, call Kent Sortland at 320-1497 or email  Additional information can also be found on our website