At the core of The Skating Club of Boston are its members. Club members are both fans and participants of figure skating, and enjoy the very best the Club’s facility and team of professionals have to offer. With a new facility that is designed around the joint training requirements of skaters and coaches, the Club will provide everything its membership and coaches need to take skater development to the next level. The Club is always focused on improving the membership experience and the value in being a member. With the introduction of the new facility, the Club’s members will find value in calling the newest and preeminent figure-skating training facility in America their home ice. That, combined with the prestige of the Club’s more than a hundred years of experience of being a leader in the sport, creates a community of which its members can be proud.
Members of the new, Skating Club of Boston facility at 750 University Ave. in Norwood, MA will enjoy:
First priority to train on one of three rinks, including the Olympic-size Performance Center
With the increase from one to three ice surfaces implemented in the new facility, The Skating Club of Boston will be able provide its figure skaters with more ice sessions while decreasing the maximum capacity of skaters on the ice per session to give individuals a more optimized training experience. As demand grows, the Club also plans on separate dance and pairs designated sessions to further develop the Club’s nascent dance and pairs programs. The schedule is also planned to further separate sessions by level so that the Club’s higher-level competitive skaters can train separately from lower-level skaters, and vice-versa so everyone feels comfortable pushing their limits. All rinks will be wired with a custom, Bose sound system so skaters can hear their program music played in perfect quality during practice.
The largest of the rinks, the Performance Center, will offer more comfortable seating than the current, hard-plastic, bench seating found in many rinks, with the same plan for natural light that folks enjoy today. An ice-level viewing gallery is located just off the front lobby for day-to-day Performance Center viewing.
Full access to The Marilyn E. Kasputys Branch of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention
The current competitive skating environment is emphasizing athleticism more than ever. The Skating Club of Boston is proud to offer its membership access to the 4,500-square-foot Marilyn E. Kasputys Branch of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention. The training center is designed by sports and wellness professional for figure skaters, and features the most cutting edge elements to take your fitness and athleticism to the next level. Free weights, cardio equipment and more, will be open to members throughout the day, enable skaters to feel strong and reach their peak athleticism. Office space is also being dedicated for injury prevention and treatment, physical therapy, nutrition and sports psychology counseling and a dedicated emergency medicine office.
A dedicated dance studio is also planned at approximately 1,600 square feet that will allow for multiple group classes to run concurrently, private dance classes and space to work on choreography and other moves.
Invitation to exclusive Skating Club of Boston events and dinners held in the Performance Center, Library, Deck and the elegant Club Lounge
Members will enjoy gourmet dining, fresh from the in-house kitchen as they take in exclusive, overhead views of two rinks from the spacious Club Lounge. Alternatively, members can sit ice side as the Performance Center seating is retracted for up close viewing of special on-ice events. More diverse entertainment areas means more optionality for unique social events.
A comfortable, home-like atmosphere during time spent at the Club
Members of The Skating Club of Boston will be able to freely come and go through the secure front office with an improved design for easy flow when coming or going.
There will be no searching for outlets to charge your phones, laptops or other devices as charging stations will be situated throughout the facility, including one in the members-only Freiling Club Lounge. For the convenience of members, twenty-five wireless access points will be located throughout the facility to ensure a strong Wi-Fi signal in all corners of the facility.
To make sure the Club’s member’s skating life doesn’t conflict with school or professional life, off-ice rooms for skaters to study and complete homework will be found in the facility, including the space to complete a separate, dedicated home-school study center for skaters who choose that option. There will also be separate space for an adult work area, as well as additional common area rooms for volunteer committee meetings and other special events.