A new, state-of-the-art, three-rink training facility and performance center that will redefine figure skating in New England. Opening in September 2020.
The Main Lobby
The new facility features an upscale and open design with
TV displays highlighting upcoming events and schedules to keep members informed and a large daily check-in area. The main lobby also includes an event Ticket Office located at the main center entrance, with service windows on exterior of building and entrance vestibule which will be opened during large events at which tickets are sold.
The Performance Center
The Performance Center is the centerpiece of The Skating Club of Boston’s new facility. An Olympic-sized arena, spectators will enjoy upholstered seating for 2,500 with a clear view of the ice surface and excellent acoustics, no matter where they are seated. The first five rows of seating retract to allow for ice-side dining during special events. They can also be reconfigured to flexibly meet the needs of various competitions.
West Figure Skating
One of two NHL surfaces with seating for 1,500 spectators. This surface will be suitable for a variety of competitive events and used exclusively for figure skating. There will be spectator viewing from the stands or the Club Lounge, opposite the Performance Center.
Daily programming at this rink includes training sessions for all U.S. Figure Skating disciplines and learn-to-skate classes. Along with Rink One, Rink Two will allow for more training sessions with fewer skaters on the ice at any given time, during the same hours of operation.
East Multi-Purpose Rink
One of two NHL surfaces (200’ x 85’)
Dual use for figure skating and hockey
Painted with lines, face-off dots and circles
Equipped with safety glass, protective netting, benches, penalty boxes, scoreboard, and hockey goals
Accessible through a side entrance along the east parking lot, as well as the facility’s main center entrance
Local hockey teams will skate on Rink Three during their specific seasons, and use the Team Locker Rooms. When not in use for hockey, this rink will be used for practice sessions for all the U.S. Figure Skating disciplines. Skaters and their families can also take advantage of the Lobby Café, Skate Sharpening Repair and Rentals, and a comfortable seating area with a television, charging stations and views into the rink.
The Marilyn P. Kasputys Branch of The Micheli Center
for Sports Injury Prevention
Founded by world-renowned sports orthopedic specialist and the Director of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Lyle Micheli, the Center will provide over 4,000 square feet of space to train Club skaters with all of their off-ice strength and conditioning requirements. In addition, the Center’s space will include examination and treatment rooms, offices for sports psychology and nutrition, on-site physical therapy, and an x-ray imaging room for any immediate examination requirements.
The Off-IceDance Center
1,600 square feet to meet a growing need for off-ice dance training and choreography, the off-ice dance center features mirrored walls, and both natural and theatrical lighting as well as retractable curtain dividers for separate group classes and activities.
The center also includes sound-dampened walls for privacy and focus. The off-ice dance programming will focus on increasing the artistic performance and movement of skaters, as well as exposing them to a wide variety of dance disciplines. Classes of varying levels and styles will be open to the Club membership for improving performance, technical prowess and just for fun.
The Club Lounge
Removed from the Club’s ordinary bustle, the Club Lounge will be a sophisticated, private space limited to Club members and their guests boasting a bird’s-eye view of both the Performance Center and Rink Two. The lounge will include dinner seating for 200 served by the adjacent professional kitchen which is managed by an executive chef on staff. The space will feature a dining room, reception area and lounge, fireplace, variable lighting, high-end finishes, and walls of glass. During the day, members can use the Lounge to relax, watch TV, connect with friends, and watch some great skating. The Lounge will also host social gatherings and private events
The Club Library
and Academic Center
The Club’s library has been established as a dedicated student study center during the weekdays, and as an all-purpose study and work center for students and adults alike during the evenings and weekends. It will be an established quiet zone during all regular hours of operation and cell phones will not be allowed for conversations.
The Trophy Room
Home to a large, invaluable collection of Club trophies, medals, and memorabilia, the trophy room will showcase the Club’s storied history and achievements over the past century. It will highlight the Club's founders, officials, coaches, and competitors who have advanced the Club and the sport of figure skating.
Adjacent to the Club Library and Study Center, this room is designed for Board and committee meetings to facilitate business at the Club. It will include a large upscale meeting table, conference and projection capabilities, wall boards, and other meeting essentials.