The Skating Club of Boston is world-renowned for the countless shows, celebrations and competitions it has hosted over the past one-hundred years. Competitive skaters and skating fans alike have benefited from the Club’s hosting of these many events. The Club’s new facility is being designed with a focus on maximum flexibility and an increased capacity to attract a wide variety of special events.
New England has long been an area of the country well-educated about the sport of skating, and its fans appreciate the breadth and quality of the many different types of skating events. The following are events that the Club’s membership and the area’s skating fans can anticipate the Club bringing to the Boston area and its new, three-rink facility.
• The longest running theatrical ice show in the world will find a permanent home in the Club’s new facility.
• Each year the show brings together the Club’s diverse membership as a single community to celebrate skating and the many achievements of the Club’s skaters during the past season.
• Ice Chips raises money each year for the Boston Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Division. Since 2007, the show has raised more than $120 thousand dollars for the hospital.
• The Skating Club of Boston has hosted the U.S. Figure Skating Championships six times over the course of its history, most recently in January 2014, with the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
• Revenue for the City of Boston from the visiting fans and participants was an estimated $25 Million.
• For future U.S Championships, the Club’s new facility can serve as practice facility and training camp.
• The Skating Club of Boston hosted the 2016 ISU World Championships in 2016. This was Boston’s first time hosting Worlds.
• Numerous events were sold out during the competition, and athletes, ISU officials and fans called it one of the best World Figure Skating Championships ever.
• The event generated an estimated $40 million in visitor spending for the City of Boston.
• The Skating Club of Boston hosted its first U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in January of 2012, at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.
• The Club partnered with U.S. Figure Skating in 2012 to serve as the local operations committee for the 2013 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.
• Annually, Team Excel hosts the Boston Synchronized Skating Classic, sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating and Skate Canada.
With its new facility, the Club anticipates hosting competition and practice for the U.S. Eastern Synchronized Sectional Skating Championships on a regular basis.
• Founded over thirty years ago, the Boston Open is an annual, non-qualifying competition hosted by The Skating Club of Boston each September. With the increased capacity of its new venue, the Boston Open will become larger, and attract more officials and skaters from New England and across the country to compete in added disciplines.
• The Club’s new facility will be able to host competition and practice for the Theatre On Ice National Championships, and intends to bid for the event on a rotating basis.
• The Club has hosted the New England Regional Championships 22 times, including the very first New England Championships in 1915.
• The Club has hosted the Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships 7 times in its history.
• The Club’s new venue will be able to accommodate all competition and practices for both of these important, annual qualifying competitions.
• With its three ice surfaces, seating capacity, ample parking and nearby hotels and amenities, the Club plans to work with U.S. Figure Skating in attracting to Boston some of the smaller competitive events hosted by the International Skating Union (ISU).
• One rink in the new facility will be fitted with glass, nets, scoreboard and other requirements to host games and practices of the Norwood High School Mustangs Hockey Team and the Norwood Nuggets Youth Hockey Team.
• With café dining, skate shop and 400 seats to watch the action, the new Club will serve as home for the Norwood hockey Community.
Club Functions and Special Events
• Members will feel right at home at send-offs and dinners in the elegant Club Lounge or in the Performance Center, as the front rows retract to allow for rink-side dining. Members can also be entertained in new areas such as the Club library or deck that have a unique feeling and entertainment value all their own. Delicious, gourmet meals will be the standard as dinner is prepared steps away in the professional kitchen, adjacent to the Club lounge, by a staff chef.
• The Performance Center at the Club’s new facility will be pre-wired and set for theatrical lighting and television productions, as well as feature a custom designed, Bose sound system. These features make the new Club facility an attractive option as a setting for competitive and theatrical skating events of all kinds.
• With the convenience of a large kitchen in the facility, seating for up to 200 guests in the Club Lounge, a versatile Club library and an outdoor sun deck, the new home of The Skating Club of Boston will be an exciting destination for hosting galas, fundraisers and other elegant events incorporating ice shows or other original entertainment.
• The world-class facilities of The Skating Club of Boston will also be available for private rental by individuals or corporations. The Club’s numerous function areas offer a myriad of entertainment possibilities to groups looking to spend a night on the ice or enjoy an intimate time together.