Delay of New Membership Management System

February 6, 2018
Due to an abrupt and unexpected change in staffing, the Club’s two account representatives at the Active Network are no longer with the company. They left the organization with some of the Club’s final questions regarding the launch of the system unanswered, and without completing the final pre-launch testing of the Club’s system. While ActiveNet addresses their staffing gap so they can complete their responsibilities, the Club’s launch of its new website and ActiveNet software will be postponed from tomorrow’s planned date.
We apologize for the delay, but know that it is better to have the system final-tested and all our questions answered before introducing the new service to the membership. We will notify you of the rescheduled release date once it has been established.
Thank you for understanding.
Sincerely,
Doug Zeghibe
Executive Director

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Helen M. McLoraine Scholarship is Now Accepting Applications

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The Pioneer Fund established a college scholarship program in 2010 to assist eligible current and former amateur and professional ice skaters who dedicated their lives to skating and now wish to pursue a college education. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time undergraduate study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Eligible individuals are skaters that have competed at least once in a U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competition at the novice or higher level in either a Men’s, Ladies, Dance or Pairs event.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin. A total of $240,000 in scholarship will be awarded ranging from $4,000 to $8,000 per scholarship recipient and scholarship awards will be announced in June, 2018.

Applications are currently open and the deadline to apply is February 16, 2018.

Click here to apply.

New Membership Management System

On February 7, 2018, the Club will be rolling out a new membership management system to help streamline office operations and better serve the membership’s needs. The system is operated by ActiveNet, one of the largest and most reliable membership management system providers available. For most of you, the new features will not only be a welcome change, but as intuitive and easy to use as most other websites where you currently conduct business. The Club is not inventing anything new with this system, only catching up to offer members the benefits of existing technology.

Importantly:

  • Members will have the option to view their Club accounts online and in real time, and to pay their monthly bills online as well. This will be able to be done by direct debit to a bank account or by credit card.
  • Members will have the option to automatically schedule their payments. The option to pay accounts by check will still be available.
  • Members will continue to be able to sign up for summer and fall ice online, although it will now be through a different screen interface.
  • Members will continue to be able to sign up for dinners online, and now will have the option to purchase the dinners at the time they sign up.

While some processes will appear the same to members, the new system will streamline internal operations in the Club office and business office. This should reduce wait times, billing errors and the need to contact a Club representative in person. Ultimately, this should improve overall customer service for the membership. The system will also allow for the introduction of additional features and conveniences as we move forward, such as the purchase of tickets for Ice Chips.

We hope you’ll also appreciate the Club’s new website design, also planned to debut on February 7th. Site navigation has been made simpler, with streamlined menus, more information and resources for Club programs and schedules, and a more responsive lay-out for all devices. There will also be more photos, and easier access to Club social media from the site.

More information about the new system will be available in the next few weeks as we get closer to the February 7th release date. This will include instructions on how to set up your new Club account for online access, and options to attend in-person training sessions for those members less comfortable with managing their accounts on-line. And for those members who do not use the internet, have no concern. The Club will still be able to serve you with paper billing, phone service and in-person help at the Club office.

2019 New England Regional Championships Announcement

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January 8, 2018

We are pleased to announce that U.S. Figure Skating has chosen The Skating Club of Boston to be host of next season’s 2019 New England Regional Championships. This will be the Club’s 10th time hosting this important qualifying event, not including the 11 times it hosted New Englands as a non-qualifying event between 1943 – 1959. Significantly, Club Chairman and Historian, Benjamin T. Wright, was the event’s first chief referee in 1943.

The dates of the 2019 event are tentatively scheduled for October 10-14, 2018, with the primary venue at 1240 Soldiers Field Road. A secondary venue will be announced at a future date.

Ronellen and Eric Gagnon have volunteered to be the event’s chairpersons, and are actively looking for volunteers to lead the various committees. If you are interested in getting involved and helping to make this competition the best it can be, please contact them at 2019RegionalsLOC@scboston.org. These events are traditionally a lot of fun to work on, and an opportunity to meet skaters and coaches from all over New England. We encourage everyone to get involved!

More information about the event will be forthcoming as further details are arranged.

Snow Storm Notice January 3, 2018

Snow day at The Skating Club of Boston

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Notice! Winter Storm Closure!
Please be advised that due to worsening winter storm conditions, the Boston and Foxboro locations will be closing on Thursday, January 4, 2018 as follows:

Boston sessions canceled: 1:20pm and all following
Foxboro canceled all sessions

We plan to open with normal hours and regular sessions in Boston on Friday, January 5th and in Foxboro on Saturday, January 6th.

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Notice! The Foxboro location has canceled all sessions for Thursday, January 4th due to inclement weather. The Boston location remains open. #scboston

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January 3, 2018, 1:00pm

The Skating Club of Boston management team is monitoring the snowstorm forecasted for Thursday, January 4, 2018. At this time we expect to be open for regularly scheduled sessions at the Boston and Foxboro locations. We will continue to watch the weather forecasts throughout the day. If a decision is made to close, a notification will be emailed to Club members and posted to the Club web site and social media accounts.

As a friendly reminder, please use caution when parking next to the Boston facility as snow may fall from the roof.

If you do not currently receive Club emails, please email club.info@scboston.org with a request to be added to the Club email list.

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