Three State-of-the-Art Ice Rinks
The Club will open its new facility with one Olympic-size and two NHL-size skating rinks. While the Club is focused on serving its members’ figure skating needs first, the surrounding community will have every opportunity to use the ice to its fullest potential, with discounts and specialty classes available to Norwood residents. Discounted Club memberships will also be available for Norwood residents who want to pursue the sport of figure skating with greater intent.
Public Skating will be available to everyone who wants to spend some time on the ice. While not in use for training, rinks are available for birthday parties and other private rentals.
Skating Academy: A Best in Class Learn-To-Skate Program For Figure and Hockey Skaters
The Skating Club of Boston boasts an outstanding Learn to Skate program through its Skating Academy. Whether you or your child want to skate for hockey, figure skating or simply for recreation, the Skating Academy has plenty of expert teachers to get you on the ice. Learn more about the Skating Academy.
A New Rink for Norwood Hockey
Rink Three in the new facility will be designated for hockey at certain times throughout the week. The rink features 400 seats and café dining options for all the fans of both Norwood High School and Norwood Nuggets Youth Hockey league, as well as visiting teams. Team locker rooms will also be available.
On-Ice Entertainment and Competition
In both the cold and warm weather, skating fans travel to The Skating Club of Boston to watch competitions and to compete at all levels. Many enjoy the Club’s expertly presented, annual show, Ice Chips Show of Champions, also the longest-running club-produced skating show in the world. The Club has also hosted national and international figure skating championships, as well as the annual Boston Open, a non-qualifying event held every September for more than thirty years. Find out more about current and prospective events here.
When the Club hosted the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 2014 at the TD Garden, the bi-product was an estimated $25 million in tourist revenue for the surrounding area. In 2016, the Club hosted the ISU World Figure Skating Championships, again at the TD Garden, for an estimated $40 million in tourism revenue. Given the number of planned and prospective events that can be held at the Club’s new facility in Norwood, there is substantial opportunity for revenue growth in the surrounding area.
Over 100 Years of History
The Club was founded in 1912 by Boston’s great figure skating patrons. Since that time, the Club has worked tirelessly to promote excellence in the sport of figure skating throughout the U.S. and beyond. The Club’s original carnival show (now known as Ice Chips) inspired traveling shows such as Ice Capades and Stars on Ice. Skating Club members had a hand in founding the U.S. Figure Skating organization and in the 1930’s, built one of the first club-owned indoor skating facilities.
Importantly, Club members have graced the ice over the decades as top-level athletes, including 2 Olympic Champions, 5 World Champions, 2 Junior World Champions, 145 National Champions, 6 World Hall of Fame Members, and 15 U.S. Hall of Fame Members. The Club brings this history and level of expertise and excellence with it to its new home in Norwood.