Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at The Skating Club of Boston

In keeping with the Club’s mission and core values of inclusion, the Club is committed to equitable policies and protocols, education initiatives, honest dialogue around differences, increased access for underrepresented populations, and other initiatives that will make the Club community more inclusive and more representative of the ever-changing and diverse community of which it is part.

Town of Norwood

The Skating Club of Boston is proud to join the welcoming community of Norwood, Massachusetts, and to share its love of the sport of figure skating with fans, both true and new.

The Boston Common Frog Pond

The Skating Club of Boston operates the Boston Common Frog Pond in a year-round partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. The Frog Pond offers four seasons of family-friendly activities that include the summer spray pool, historic carousel, winter ice skating, professional figure-skating shows, and special events for kids, families, and visitors.

Legacy Profiles

All gifts of $1,000 or more to The Skating Club of Boston are eligible to upload a Legacy Profile to the Club’s online donor acknowledgment database. Text and an accompanying photo can be submitted, and after review by the Club, uploaded to the database.

Skating After Schools

Skating After Schools is a multi-week program providing students in the Boston Public School System with ice skating lessons at the Boston Common Frog Pond. A full-service program, the students receive quality skating instruction by top coaches from The Skating Club of Boston, in addition to complimentary skate rentals, a healthy snack, and transportation between their school and the Boston Common Frog Pond. All participating students also get a season pass to the Boston Common Frog Pond and a one-year membership with U.S. Figure Skating.

Adaptive Skating

The Club’s Learn to Skate USA program, The Skating Academy, offers an Adaptive Skating Program that provides children and adults with disabilities access to ice skating lessons within a specialized skating experience. Skating instructors guide skaters in a supportive environment that allows individuals to progress and explore the sport of figure skating at their own rate, while building confidence in the pursuit of a new lifelong activity.

Special Events

The Skating Club of Boston has a long tradition of hosting and producing regional, sectional, national and international competitions. These include: seven U.S. Championships, an ISU World Championships, and multiple regional and sectional qualifying competitions. Most recently, the Club hosted the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. The 2016 World Championships was the first time the international championship event had ever been held in Boston. With numerous sold-out events sold out during the competition, athletes, ISU officials, and fans called it one of the best World Figure Skating Championships ever. The event also generated an estimated $40 million in visitor-spending for the City of Boston.

Community Donations

Ice Chips, the Club’s annual theatrical production, each year gives back to the local community by donating the show’s proceeds to the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. The Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital is a world-renowned sports medicine research facility, and a leader in the treatment and rehabilitation of pediatric, adolescent and adult sports and dance medicine injuries. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is the 10th largest Girl Scout council in the United States, with the goal of instilling girls with courage, confidence, and character, so that they can work to make the world a better place.

U.S. Figure Skating

The Skating Club of Boston is the third oldest skating club in the country, and a founding member of U.S. Figure Skating, the national governing body for the sport. The Club has been a longstanding leader in American figure skating, with numerous Club members serving in various national positions within U.S. Figure Skating.

Home Ice Boston

Located at 750 University Avenue within The Skating Club of Boston facility, Home Ice Boston is a full-service supply, apparel and maintenance store serving the eastern Massachusetts figure skating community.

Yumi Couture

Yumi Couture (formerly Y’s Designs) was founded in 2005 in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Its founder and costume designer, Yumi Barnett-Nakamura, serves the growing market for more creative and personalized athletic costumes.

New England InterClub Council (NEICC)

The Skating Club of Boston is a member of the New England InterClub Council (NEICC).

Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation

In 2017, The Skating Club of Boston welcomed the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation to Boston in a remarkable celebration of fundraising, skating and community.

Youth in Sport

The Skating Club of Boston’s Youth in Sport initiative provides support for city youth and local skaters learning, appreciating and excelling in the sport of figure skating.