The Bowdoin College Skating School offers the Basic Skills Program designed by the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) for participants ages 3 to adult. The entire Basic Skills program is designed to be the best beginners ice skating program. The program has up to nine separate sets of curriculum, including programs that focus on choreography, synchronized skating, and hockey. If you're looking to learn how to skate, the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program is your first step!