Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our Mission Statement
The Skating Club of Boston® is a leader in advancing participation, education and excellence in skating for people of all ages, abilities and means.
Our Equity Statement
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.
Diversity is the presence of differences within a community that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective. At The Skating Club of Boston, diversity would also include existing members and new members to the Club.
Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources.
Inclusion is an outcome to ensure that everyone in the Club community feels, and is, welcomed.
Meet Our Management Advisory Group
Joy Skate Productions
Joy Skate Productions, founded by long-time Club Member Elin Schran, strives to make the joy of skating accessible to all. The organization hosts camps and clinics throughout the New England area designed to accommodate skaters of every age and ability. Learn More
Skating in the Schools
Skating in the Schools makes it a goal to reduce absenteeism and misconduct among its participants and to improve academic performance, especially in the area of science. By also teaching students to skate, the program exposes students to the pleasure and discipline of learning a new sport and the value of exercise and good nutrition.
Skating After School
The Skating Club of Boston runs Skating After School as part of its public/private partnership with the Boston Parks Department to expose Boston Public School students to the pleasure and discipline of learning a new sport, the value of exercise and good nutrition, and the experience of being outdoors in America’s oldest and most treasured public park. Learn More
Adaptive Skating provides children and adults with disabilities access to the sport of figure skating by offering an opportunity to participate in a uniquely tailored skating experience. Each individual is paired with a buddy who works with the individual and their family to provide instruction best suited for their needs. Learn More
Figure Skating in Harlem
Figure Skating in Harlem helps girls transform their lives and grow in confidence, leadership, and academic achievement. They are the only organization in the world for girls of color that combines the power of education with access to the artistic discipline of figure skating to build champions in life. Learn More
Skate Night Out to Benefit Figure Skating in Harlem
On April 10, 2021, the JAC is hosted a Skate Night Out to benefit Figure Skating in Harlem. Figure Skating in Harlem is the only organization of its kind to combine the power of education with access to the artistic discipline of figure skating to help low-income girls of color thrive and become strong leaders. Their mission is to help girls transform their lives and grow in confidence, leadership, and academic achievement. Their vision is for every student to develop the foundational academic, social and leadership skills to achieve their dreams.
Joy Skate Productions: Be Here! Be YOU!
On July 17, 2021, Joy Skate Productions held Be Here! Be YOU! – a celebratory skating and dancing “fun-raiser” supporting the LGBTQ+ community. This charity event brought together the fun of skating, gender illusion, exciting performances, great music and joy altogether in one event. Be Here! Be YOU! was hosted by World and national figure-skating champion, Randy Gardner, and the guest of honor was writer/director/composer/performer Faith Soloway. In addition, the event included live performances from Boston’s premier gender illusionist Mizery McRae and drag performer/fashion model Milk. All proceeds for the show went to benefitting Rehearsal for Life. Rehearsal for Life, through the programming of Urban Improv and the Freelance Players, uses theater as a vehicle for social change, empowering young people through creativity, dialogue and performance. They have proudly served over 80,000 young people in Boston and beyond with their dynamic, interactive social and emotional learning programs.
U.S. Figure Skating
U.S. Figure Skating has taken an important first step in addressing the need to become a more welcoming and inclusive organization, specifically for Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC). Learn More
Professional Skaters Association
The Professional Skaters Association is dedicated to providing continuing education and accreditation to ice skating professionals in a safe and ethical environment, and training quality coaches around the world. Learn More
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent 501c(3) non-profit organization focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport. They endeavor to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of the nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability. Learn More