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 Skating Club of Boston is unique among the many U.S. Figure Skating clubs for its long tradition of hosting and producing regional, sectional, national and international competitions. These include: one World Championships, seven U.S. Championships, and multiple regional and sectional qualifying competitions. Most recently, the Club hosted the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships and the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. These large-scale, premier events are not only important to the sport and its many competitive athletes but they also make a tremendous economic impact on the City of Boston and bring some of the biggest names in competitive figure skating to thousands of skating fans within the region. The events are also an outstanding opportunity for many Club members, who are passionate about skating, to volunteer and lead many of these events.
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.
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.
The Skating Club of Boston offers many opportunities for members to celebrate their love of skating at various shows throughout the year. Each year, Club skaters participate in the Frog Pond Skating Spectacular at the Boston Common Frog Pond. This show is a great way to welcome and celebrate the holiday season as it is held first at the Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony, and again at First Night Boston as the city celebrates the welcoming of a new calendar year. In addition, the longest continuously-running ice carnival in the world, Ice Chips, highlights over 200 Club members, as well as special guest star performers from around the world. Ice Chips typically is held early in the spring and the festive weekend is highlighted by three separate shows. These shows are an incredible celebration of skating and are another example of the exciting events that are planned throughout the entire Club calendar year.