The Town of Norwood will soon be hosting the Club and its new facility with an anticipated opening sometime in the summer of 2020. The Club will bring many benefits to Norwood, and likewise, members will have the chance to immerse itself in an already tight-knit community, making for a mutually beneficial relationship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.