The Skating Club of Boston Today
A founding member of U.S. Figure Skating and the third oldest figure skating club in the country, The Skating Club of Boston is a national institution dedicated to the advancement and pursuit of excellence in all of the U.S. Figure Skating disciplines. Through its more than 100-year history, the Club has trained a multitude of champions, and promoted young adults of character, both on and off the ice.
Today, the Club has close to 700 active members representing a broad base of outstanding skaters, supportive families and dedicated coaches. Club members and coaches occupy leadership roles within U.S. Figure Skating and the Professional Skaters Association (PSA), including officers and other positions on various national committees. Athletes who represent The Skating Club of Boston stand out for their achievement in the sport at every level of competition.
The Club’s Boston Footprint
The Club is committed to supporting the interests, passions and growth of its athletes in all of the U.S. Figure Skating disciplines: Singles, pairs, dance, synchronized skating, Theatre On Ice, and the national Learn to Skate USA program, run locally through the Club’s Skating Academy. After the Norwood facility opens, the Club will retain its presence in the city of Boston through these key programs:
Currently offered at 10 locations throughout the greater Boston area, the Academy is dedicated to providing the best possible Learn to Skate opportunities for youth and adults of all abilities.
In addition to delivering the widely endorsed Learn to Skate USA curriculum, we also offer clinics, a popular summer camp, therapeutic skating, and opportunities for skaters to participate in both the Frog Pond Spectacular and Ice Chips events.
The Skating Club of Boston manages this Boston landmark year-round for the City of Boston. In the winter months, the Club provides skating lessons through the Skating Academy, a Skating After School program for local city students, public skating opportunities, skate rentals and sharpening, rink rentals, and special promotions such as college nights.
During the other seasons at Frog Pond, the Club offers myriad activities for Boston residents, including movie nights, highly-popular outdoor yoga classes, and a summer Spray Pool.
Many programs fulfill the Club’s goal of providing greater access to skating for all, including the Club’s Skating After School program at Frog Pond, supported by Friends of the Public Garden and many professional coaches. Winter Camp at Frog Pond is sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, as one of many free Winter Camp offerings for Boston families during February vacation week.
The Club’s Therapeutic Skating program offers children and adults with a wide range of disabilities the oppurtunity to learn to skate. Professional coaches teach private and group classes, which are supported by many competitive Club skaters who volunteer to help. Program participants can also participate in Overture of Boston, the Club’s therapeutic Theatre On Ice team.
Club members have also come together to support The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, which raises funds for innovative cancer research through Sk8 to Elimin8 Events around the country. The Club’s Sk8 to Elimin8 event in late 2017 was the Foundation’s most successful event to date, raising $165,000 in a club-wide effort to support its mission.