FAQ


For answers to frequently asked questions about The Skating Club of Boston® please click on the questions in the drop-down menu below.

For all other questions please contact the club office at 617-782-5900.

The Club office is open at the following times:

Sunday: 6:00am – 12:00pm
Monday: 5:00am – 6:30pm
Tuesday: 5:00am – 10:30pm
Wednesday: 5:00am – 7:30pm
Thursday: 5:00am – 8:30pm
Friday: 5:00am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 6:00am – 2:00pm

For available ice times, please refer to the Ice Schedule.

To join the Club, please complete the online Membership Application found on the Club’s website (under the “Membership” tab, click on “Join the Club”). Hard copies of these forms can also be found in the Club office. Once completed, applications may be emailed, mailed, or dropped off in the Club office for consideration. All membership applications are reviewed and accepted by the Board of Directors on a monthly basis.

Payments can be made on your Club account online by logging into your ActiveNet account via the Club’s Website. Additionally, payments can be made through the mail by check, or over the phone with a credit card by calling the Club office at 617-782-5900. For questions regarding monthly statements from the Club, please email billing@scboston.org.

No. While the Club is based around the support of its members, non-members can also skate on select free skate sessions for an additional fee. The only requirement is a U.S. Figure Skating membership.

There are also many other ways to get on the ice including public skate, birthday parties, and ice rentals.

That depends on your membership status and the number of skaters on the ice. Only Club members are allowed to call ahead to sign up for a session.

Yes, unless you are attending public skate or have rented the rink for a private event. Other than that, all skaters practicing on free skate sessions and Club Ice sessions need to be registered with U.S. Figure Skating. Club members can register for their USFSA membership through the Club by completing the “US Figure Skating Membership Registration Form” found under the “Member Info” section of the “Membership” tab on the website.

The Club hosts public skating on:

  • Tuesdays from 9:40 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for adults 18+
  • Saturdays from 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. open to all ages

Visit the Public Skating page for more info.

For those interested in group lessons, The Skating Academy provides options for all ages and levels in both figure skating and hockey. For more information on their schedule, sessions, locations or programming, please visit their website, www.skatingacademy.org. Tge Skating Academy has rolling, online admissions for sessions throughout the year. If you are interested in private lessons, please review the information provided through the “Coaches” tab on the Club’s website before reaching out to one of our staff professionals.

If there is bad weather the Club may close for the safety of our skaters and staff. Closures will be given with adequate notice when possible. For more information please visit the Closings and Delays page.

With the Club’s planned move to Norwood, several changes have been made to the available membership packages with some categories being removed completely. 

  • For Remit, Supporting and Non-Skating memberships, we suggest switching to the Friends of the Club membership. 
  • For Junior members, we recommend the Single membership. 
  • For Non-Resident and Satellite member packages, consider either the Family or Single memberships (depending on the age of the active skater). 

By switching to the suggested category, a member can enjoy access to the facility and benefits similar to their previous category. Please review the Membership Benefits and Obligations form for specific details. For more information on membership packages, please contact the Club’s Assistant Manager, Brian Podgurski, via email at brian.podgurski@scboston.org.

We ask that all members who will be switching their membership package submit a completed Change of Membership Category Form by June 17th, 2020 to experience no interruptions in their access to the Club. Change of Membership forms received after this date will be entered as soon as possible and in the order they are received. The forms can be submitted electronically through the Club’s website, as well as downloaded and submitted via email. Hard copies of these forms may also be picked up and submitted in the Club office. For any questions regarding changing membership packages, please contact the Club’s Assistant Manager, Brian Podgurski, via email at brian.podgurski@scboston.org.

No. For help finding the right coach for you, visit the How to Choose a Coach page. For information and contacts for our staff coaches please visit the Club Coaches page.

Yes. Guest coaches can coach on sessions that are not member-only sessions. In order to guest coach you must supply the office with the following documentation:

  • Proof of liability insurance
  • U.S. Figure Skating Coaching Compliance Card
  • Proof of U.S. Figure Skating Membership (membership card)
  • Proof of Professional Skaters Association membership (PSA card)
  • Copy of CER certifications
  • SafeSport Certification

To sign up for an upcoming test date, please submit your completed test application with payment to the Club office. Test application forms can be found on the Club’s website as well as in the Club office. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. For a list of available test dates and application deadlines, please visit the ‘Schedules’ tab and select ‘Test Sessions.’

If you are not a member, the only way to attend a dinner is by being the guest of a member.

Unfortunately, this is not possible. Because of space capacities in the Club’s current facility, we do not allow members to attend events if they do not have a confirmed reservation. If you don’t register for a dinner or event before the deadline your name will be put on a waitlist. There is no guarantee you will be able to attend the event if you miss the deadline. If you are very interested in a particular event, please make every effort to register before the deadline.

All information about buying tickets can be found on The Skating Club of Boston website under the “Events” drop-down and then by selecting the event you are interested in. You can also call the Club office if you do not see your event listed.

Yes! To request a birthday party at the Club’s facility, please email club.info@scboston.org with your intended date and information about the expected party size. Birthday parties can only be held during Public Skating hours and are subject to the availability of the Club’s events calendar. For more information on the different package options for birthday parties, please visit the ‘Birthday Parties” page under the ‘Rentals’ tab.

When not in use by the Club, several of the Club’s facilities may be rented out by coaches, members, local businesses, and private parties. Due to scheduled events, some facilities may not be available during certain periods of the skating season. While the training of its skaters and use by its members remains the paramount objective for the Club’s facility, inquiries for discrete rentals may be directed to the Club’s Management Team by contacting the Club office or emailing club.info@scboston.org.

While the Club office has information on many of the Club’s programs and activities, we suggest reaching out directly to the affiliated program’s management with more specific questions. Each program has their own website and contact information:

The Next 100 Years is a campaign designed to help fulfill the Club’s dream of a new facility in Norwood, Massachusetts. The campaign will allow for the incredible expansion to three sheets of ice, an off-ice dance center, The Marilyn P. Kasputys Branch of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, and more! 

To learn more about The Next 100 Years, please visit www.thenext100years.org.

There are many ways to make a gift to The Skating Club of Boston in support of the Next 100 Years Campaign. To learn how you can support the Club and the Campaign, click here.  The Skating Club of Boston is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible. If you have any questions, please contact the Club office. 

The Membership Guide is an excellent resource for many questions. An electronic copy of the guide can be downloaded via the Club’s website with hard copies available upon request through the Club office.