What the Club Offers Norwood
Three State-of-the-Art Ice Rinks
The Club will open its new facility with one Olympic-size and two NHL-size skating rinks. While the Club is focused on serving its members’ figure skating needs first, the surrounding community will have every opportunity to use the ice to its fullest potential, with discounts and specialty classes available to Norwood residents. Discounted Club memberships will also be available for Norwood residents who want to pursue the sport of figure skating with greater intent.
Public Skating will be available to everyone who wants to spend some time on the ice. While not in use for training, rinks are available for birthday parties and other private rentals.
The Skating Academy: New England’s Premier Ice Skating School
The Skating Club of Boston boasts an outstanding Learn to Skate program through its Skating Academy. Whether you or your child want to skate for hockey, figure skating or simply for recreation, the Skating Academy has plenty of expert teachers to get you on the ice.
A New Rink for Norwood Hockey
Rink Three in the new facility will be designated for hockey at certain times throughout the week. The rink features 400 seats and café dining options for all the fans of both Norwood High School and Norwood Nuggets Youth Hockey league, as well as visiting teams. Team locker rooms will also be available.
On-Ice Entertainment and Competition
In both the cold and warm weather, skating fans travel to The Skating Club of Boston to watch competitions and to compete at all levels. Many enjoy the Club’s expertly presented, annual show, Ice Chips Show of Champions, also the longest-running club-produced skating show in the world. The Club has also hosted national and international figure skating championships, as well as the annual Boston Open, a non-qualifying event held every September for more than thirty years. Find out more about current and prospective events here.
When the Club hosted the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 2014 at the TD Garden, the bi-product was an estimated $25 million in tourist revenue for the surrounding area. In 2016, the Club hosted the ISU World Figure Skating Championships, again at the TD Garden, for an estimated $40 million in tourism revenue. Given the number of planned and prospective events that can be held at the Club’s new facility in Norwood, there is substantial opportunity for revenue growth in the surrounding area.
What Norwood Offers the Club
Transportation Options and Ample Parking
Located at the convergence of Rt. 128 and I-95, and a short distance away from Rt. 1, the Club’s new Norwood home is easily reached from all directions in eastern Massachusetts. The new facility is also located about two miles away from both the Islington and Norwood Depot stations on the MBTA Franklin Line, and Rt.128/University Park Station on the MBTA Providence/Stoughton Line and Amtrak railway.
Visitors arriving by plane can access the new facility via public transportation from the Green Airport in Warwick, RI and the Boston Logan International Airport.
The new facility also features 400 parking spaces, to ensure members and guests can come and go, as needed.
Nearby Restaurants and Shopping
In addition to The Skating Club of Boston’s café, patrons of the Club will find plenty of dining experiences and grocery shopping options to choose from, only a short distance away. Whether heading to the Club early in the morning or leaving late at night, skaters and their families will have no problem finding a place to eat or shop for groceries and other household needs.
Beautiful, Expansive Landscapes
The Club’s new home is located on a former golf course and bordered by conservation land. With future plans for a walking path across the property, members with some free time will be able to walk out of the Club’s doors and go for a scenic walk or heart-pumping run in the warmer months.
Blue Hills Reservation is also a 10-minute drive from the new Norwood location, with a large variety of outdoor activities to choose from, including hiking and leashed dog-walking.