How to Become a Figure Skater

Boy Figure Skaters
Boy Figure Skaters. David Handley / Dorling Kindersley / Getty Images

Do you want to get an idea of what's involved in becoming a figure skater? Before you begin to skate, there are things you should know.


  • Those interested in figure skating should be aware that not all ice arenas are the same.
    • Buy Skates
      Rental skates are okay to use if you just want to try out ice skating, but if you are serious about learning to figure skate, it is essential that you buy good boots and blades.

    • When you first begin to figure skate, you do not have to join a figure skating club, but as a skater advances, there is a time when joining a figure skating club becomes necessary.

      • There are two different ice skating associations in the United States and there are competitive and test programs that are available to figure skaters of all ages and levels.