Gain The Advantage

Designed by Hockey Players. Taught by Figure Skaters.

The best hockey players learn how to skate from the best figure skaters. That’s no secret. And it’s no secret either that The Skating Club of Boston has some of the best figure skaters in the world.

New to Boston!

Designed by Club Director and experienced hockey coach and enthusiast, Jon Jepson, The Skating Club of Boston now offers customized group skating lessons for hockey players of every level interested in being the best skaters.

Under Jon’s direction, U.S. Figure Skating Olympians and Team USA members on the Club’s coaching staff will teach you the edge work, power skating, cross overs and agility work you need to skate like the greats. They’ll also show you their tricks and tips to outskate your opponent every time. These coaches know how to use their edges to get the speed they need for the difficult triple and quadruple jumps. They know that smooth is fast!

Get to the puck faster. Leave a chasing defender in the dust. Dominate every shift. Defensemen, never let a forward outskate you again. The best skaters have the best chances for success in hockey because great play demands great skating. And great skating doesn’t just happen. You have to put in the work. And what could be better than learning from some of the best skaters in the world?

Great skating doesn’t just happen. Skaters make it happen. These classes require a little bit of time and dedication now. But take the classes, and you will reap the benefits your entire lifetime on the ice.

Limited Availability!

Due to capacity restrictions and increasing demand for these classes, availability is limited. While walk-on attendees are permitted, online registration is highly recommended.

Beginners!

While these classes are intended for higher-level hockey players, beginners are also invited to take Hockey Skills classes with The Skating Academy, the Club’s Learn to Skate USA program. To learn more about The Skating Academy, please click here.

Private Lessons

Private Hockey Lessons are now also available in the Club’s East Rink during select hours. To view the available times for each day, please refer to the schedule below. To learn more and book your private lesson, please contact hockeyskills@scboston.org.

2021 Fall Schedule

September 5, 2021 – June 18, 2022

Monday
6:00 AM – 6:50 AM

Tuesday
6:00 AM – 6:50 AM

Wednesday
6:00 AM – 6:50 AM

Thursday
6:00 AM – 6:50 AM

Friday
6:00 AM – 6:50 AM

Saturday
6:00 AM – 6:50 AM

Sunday
6:00 AM – 6:50 AM

Group Classes

Group classes have concluded for the season.
We look forward to offering group classes again in Spring 2022!

Program Director

Jon Jepson

Jon Jepson is the Club Director for The Skating Club of Boston and is also responsible for designing the Hockey Skills program in the Club’s East Rink on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. With over 30 years of experience playing and coaching competitive hockey, Jon is well-equipped to help bridge the gap between the different styles of skating that hockey and figure skating represent.

Jon’s previous competitive playing career includes over 200 games as a defenseman in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) for the Grand Rapid Bearcats and the Chicago Freeze; the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) for the Louisiana IceGators, and in the NCAA’s infamous Hockey East conference starting for the University of Connecticut. In addition, his competitive coaching experience includes time in the NAHL with the Michigan Warriors and the Flint Jr. Generals as well as time working in professional player development for the New York Rangers organization.

By utilizing his diverse and extensive on-ice experience, Jon’s goal is to make sure that your NHL-hopeful gets the most for their lesson and gains a distinct competitive advantage on the ice.

Coaches

Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir

2014 Olympic Team Bronze Medalists and Two-Time U.S. Pairs Champions

Club coaches Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir have experienced some of the highest levels of competitive excellence in the sport of figure skating and as coaches both for figure skating and hockey. Together as a pairs team, they are the 2014 Winter Olympic team bronze medalists and two-time U.S. pairs champions amongst their many accomplishments in international and national competitions.

Marissa and Simon became a team in 2006 and trained at The Skating Club of Boston. Known for their larger-than-life lifts, daring twists and huge throw triple Axel, Simon’s height combined with Marissa’s daredevil wit, the team was always a crowd-pleaser. Marissa and Simon together toured the world both as competitive skaters gracing the ice stage at numerous international competitions including Four Continents, NHK Trophy, Ice Challenge, Skate America, and more. Marissa and Simon also toured with Stars On Ice and performed in the Smucker’s Skating Spectacular.

Today, Marissa and Simon stay close to the ice while coaching aspiring Olympic figure skaters as well as extensively working with hockey players on their skating quality. Together, they offer a type of quality skating lesson that no other hockey program can match!

Emily Chan

Spencer Howe

Jimmy Ma

Maxim Naumov

Bring your full gear, skates, an open mind and a great attitude!