Dreams, Champions, Legends … they’ve been made at The Skating Club of Boston, dating back to our humble origins skating on Hammond’s Pond in Chestnut Hill. Those early days were largely driven by the dreams of our members, who longed for a regular sheet of ice on which to glide and perfect their technique, regardless of weather. But even after the Club secured a permanent space in 1938, in its own building at 1240 Soldiers Field Road in Brighton, dreams still fueled The Skating Club of Boston. Members traveled from across the city and even from outside the state to skate on Club ice. They dreamt of perfecting a turn, or a jump, or, as long-time member Tenley Albright once said, of “trying to fly.”
Today, dreams continue to fuel the vision for The Skating Club of Boston. The Next 100 Years Campaign will help fulfill the Club’s dream of a new facility. But it will do so much more.
It will allow incredible expansion to three sheets of ice, including an Olympic-sized performance center and a training rink dedicated to just figure skating, as well as a multipurpose rink to support both figure skating and community hockey. The off-ice dance center and The Marilyn P. Kasputys Branch of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention will provide the kind of dance training, strength training and injury prevention and recovery space that few facilities in the country have under one roof. The Club library will provide a quiet, dedicated space where skaters can study during the day and parents can work in the evening, while skaters and parents alike can enjoy the Club lounge, and views to both figure skating rinks.
The Club’s new home will become a destination for the world’s greatest skaters and coaches. And with our new home opening in September 2020, it is time to make way for The Next 100 Dreams, The Next 100 Champions, and The Next 100 Legends.
But we need every member to help by supporting fuel the Next 100 Dreams, the Next 100 Champions and the Next 100 Legends.