The Skating Club of Boston is renowned for bringing countless world-class events, shows, celebrations and competitions to Boston including the U.S. Championships and the ISU World Championships over the past one-hundred years. Competitive skaters and skating fans alike have benefited from the Club’s hosting of these many events.
New England has long been an area of the country well-educated about the sport of skating, and its fans appreciate the breadth and quality of the many different types of skating events. The following are events that the Club’s membership and the area’s skating fans can anticipate the Club bringing to the Boston area in the near future.
Dinners & Send-Offs
The Club offers opportunities for members to prepare for competition, celebrate holidays, organize benefit events, and share their love of skating throughout the year. Beginning in September, members enjoy various Friday night dinners, skating exhibitions, and start a season of “send-offs” celebrating the Club’s skaters participating in qualifying regional, sectional, national and international competitions. Learn More
Seminars & Special Events
The Club also offers events throughout the year that are available to the general public. Seminars and other public events have included guest appearances from past champions and other high-profile individuals from the skating community. Learn More
The longest running theatrical ice show in the world will find a permanent home in the Club’s new facility. Each year the show brings together the Club’s diverse membership as a single community to celebrate skating and the many achievements of the Club’s skaters during the past season. Ice Chips raises money each year for the Boston Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Division. Since 2007, the show has raised more than $120 thousand dollars for the hospital. Learn More
The Boston Common Frog Pond Skating Spectacular
Each year, the Club partners with The City of Boston to produce the Frog Pond Skating Spectacular for the Boston Common Tree Lighting and First Night Boston New Year’s Eve Celebration. These events are always crowd favorites for the local Boston community who convene on the common to see world-class skating and holiday celebrations. Learn More
Grand Opening Gala Celebration of New Facility
The Skating Club of Boston celebrates the opening if its new home in Norwood, MA.
Nations’ Cup and Adult Gold Cup
The Skating Club of Boston’s new facility will host its first international competition. This international, Theatre On Ice (TOI) competition will return to the United States for the third time in the event’s history. The Skating Club of Boston is no stranger to Nations Cup after TOI of Boston teams collectively won four medals at 2019 Nations Cup in Epinal, France. The Club’s new facility will be able to host competition and practice for the Theatre On Ice National Championships, and intends to bid for the event on a rotating basis.
Founded over thirty years ago, the Boston Open is an annual, non-qualifying competition hosted by The Skating Club of Boston each September. With the increased capacity of its new venue, the Boston Open will become larger, and attract more officials and skaters from New England and across the country to compete in added disciplines.
The Skating Club of Boston has hosted the U.S. Figure Skating Championships six times over the course of its history, most recently in January 2014, with the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which served as the Olympic qualifying event for Sochi 2014.
The Skating Club of Boston hosted the 2016 ISU World Championships in 2016. This was Boston’s first time hosting Worlds. Numerous events were sold out during the competition, and athletes, ISU officials and fans called it one of the best World Figure Skating Championships ever. The event generated an estimated $40 million in visitor spending for the City of Boston.
The Skating Club of Boston hosted its first U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in January of 2012, at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.
ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
The Club partnered with U.S. Figure Skating in 2012 to serve as the local operations committee for the 2013 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships and plans to bid for future World Synchronized Skating Championships.
New England Regional and Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships
The Club has hosted the New England Regional Championships 22 times, including the very first New England Championships in 1915. The Club has hosted the Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships 7 times in its history. The Club’s new venue will be able to accommodate all competition and practices for both of these important, annual qualifying competitions.