Become a Sponsor
Keep Ice Skating Alive and Thriving in Louisville
As a sponsor of Louisville Skating Academy you will help to:
- Support ice skating in the greater Louisville area
- Support training needs of individual athletes and teams
- Support and expand ice skating outreach programs for the community
- Support and expand exhibitions and ice shows for the community
Louisville Skating Academy, Inc. (LSA) is seeking sponsorships in order to defray costs associated with training programs and special events that benefit figure skaters and their families as well as members of the Louisville area community.
LSA is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing the sport of figure skating. LSA is a member club of U.S. Figure Skating, the national governing body for the sport of figure skating, and offers a wide range of programs to meet the needs of skaters and skating fans in the greater Louisville and Southern Indiana communities. LSA underwrites 100% of its training programs for all skaters. LSA offers all programs at Iceland Sports Complex (1701 UPS Dr., Louisville, KY 40207), Louisville's only year-round facility.
Member of U.S. Figure Skating Association
LSA is a member of the Eastern Great Lakes Region and Midwest Section of U.S. Figure Skating (USFS). LSA membership ranks among the top 10% of figure skating clubs in the country. Furthermore, LSA membership has increased by more than five times its original membership of 16 years ago. LSA also has 2 local USFS gold level official judges and 1 silver level official judge in its membership and is very active in hosting USFS competitions, test sessions and exhibitions.
LSA was host to the 2008 Eastern Great Lakes Regional Championships (the first qualifying event to be held in KY), and, more recently, the 2014 Eastern Great Lakes Regional Championships (the first step in the qualifying process for the 2014 Olympic team).
Approximately 100 athletes from Kentucky and Indiana train with LSA annually. LSA offers year round on and off ice programming and events. Members have represented LSA in the Eastern Great Lakes Regional Championships, Midwest Sectional Championships, and U.S. Figure Skating Championships. In addition, LSA has been represented at the U.S. Junior Championships, Adult National Championships, National Solo Dance Finals, National Showcase Competition and Special Olympic Events.
Synchronized skating is an extremely popular discipline both within the U.S. and around the world. LSA fields competitive teams each year. Teams in the past have won numerous titles including Midwest Champions (Masters Division 2010), Midwest Silver Medalists (Masters Division 2011), U.S. National Pewter Medalists (Masters Division 2010 and 2011), Midwest Pewter Medalists (Pre-juvenile Division 2010), and Midwest Silver Medalists (Open Juvenile Division 2014).
LSA has approximately 15 professional partners. All coaches at LSA have achieved the highest levels in the USFS testing structure, some have competed nationally and internationally, many have master ratings from the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and several have industry rankings. LSA was named an
Excellence on Ice training center by the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and has been a host club for PSA Nationwide Seminars and State Workshops. LSA also hosts clinics with professionals from across the country with expertise in specialty areas.
LSA is a partner with ProRehab Louisville for conditioning, U of L Dance Academy for ballet training, and Yoga East for yoga and breathing work.
Learn to Skate Program
LSA has a thriving Learn to Skate (LTS) program that offers classes for beginner skaters (ages 3 through adult) interested in hockey, figure skating and recreation. More than 400 skaters participated in the 2017-2018 program. The LTS program has been recognized by USFS in past years as one of the largest programs in the country. Year round classes and camps are offered.
In addition, adaptive classes are offered for special needs skaters. LSA also offers specialty events such as the Princess, Pirates and Superheroes Skate and the National Skating Month Clinic to provide fun opportunities for members of the community to come out and learn to skate.
Artistic and Cultural Offerings to the Community
While passionate about the athletic pursuits of the club, LSA also is proud of its significant contribution to furthering the artistic and cultural offerings in the larger community.
Most notably, LSA annually produces the
LSA also has hosted Fire & Ice shows featuring skaters of different ages and levels and presenting to the community the different aspects of skating from showcase to competitive programs. This unique event is held in the summer before skaters start on the qualifying competition circuit heading up to Nationals.