Join the Club as an Introductory Member
Experience all the benefits of having a full membership with the Club for a reduced price!
The Skating Club of Boston is New England’s premier figure skating club and its most comprehensive skating destination. Home to a community of families, athletes and professionals united by their love of skating and a commitment to excellence in every aspect of the sport, the Club has just moved into its new state-of-the-art training facility in Norwood, MA, and is encouraging everyone interested in skating to come experience what a best-in-class experience really means. We invite you to explore our website and consider all the benefits of the Club, including our special, one-year Introductory membership.
The Club’s Introductory category of membership is a one-year trial membership available to anyone interested in joining the Club at more than 50% off a typical family membership rate. Introductory members get to experience the same benefits and privileges of a full member for one simple price. All that is required is a one-time payment of $175 for the entire year. (Please note that ice fees are not included.)
There’s never been a better time to come skate at The Skating Club of Boston!
- $150/year for the whole family with no monthly assessments!
- Access to the Club’s all-new, best-in-class facility with locker room privileges
- Ability to contract ice time at a lower cost
- Access to member-only sessions
- Access to Club Ice and Public Skating sessions free of charge
- Access to The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention ($20/month)
- Free U.S. Figure Skating Membership for family’s primary skater (skater must represent the Club)
- Eligible to participate in the Club’s annual ice show, Ice Chips (subject to the purchase of at least two (2) show tickets)
- Eligible to participate in the following Club events: Halloween Party, Holiday Pageant, and the Club Competition
Are you interested in additional information about the Introductory membership or another type of membership? Click on the link below to learn about the Club’s membership options!
- Three-rink training facility located just 5 miles outside of Boston
- 2,500 seat performance center with Olympic-size surface
- Custom Bose arena sounds systems in all three rinks
- High-performance, training program with group classes
- Dedicated training ice for singles, pairs and dance
- 4,800 sq. ft. off-ice strength center
- High-altitude training room
- On-site radiology room
- 1,600 sq. ft. dance studio with sprung floor
- Homeschool and Academic Center with on-site support
- On-site physical therapy, sports nutrition and sports psychology
- Executive chef creating athlete-friendly meal on-site and to-go
- 2016 World Championships Fund to support competitive training
- New England’s most decorated and comprehensive coaching staff.
Take a virtual tour of the Performance Center and Mezzanine Level with the Club’s Executive Director, Doug Zeghibe!
Learn to Skate
The Skating Academy, the Club’s Learn to Skate USA program, is New England’s premier ice skating school, offering top-quality instruction and small group ice skating lessons for children and adults using the Learn to Skate USA curriculum endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey. The Skating Academy employs the most accomplished skating coaches anywhere, and each coach is dedicated to ensuring that you or your child is learning in a fun and supportive environment.
Designed and directed by World-champions, Vadim Naumov and Evgenia Shishkova, Tomorrow’s Champions is a premier skating school managed by The Skating Club of Boston and based on the Russian training methods and techniques taught to Vadim and Genia in St. Petersburg, Russia. As coaches of multiple U.S. Championship gold medalists, Vadim and Genia have a proven method of success for creating champion skaters from their very first moments on the ice.
The Skating Club of Boston has a rich history of supporting its athletes in their pursuit of personal dreams and greatness. The Club’s state-of-the-art training facility is open to every member with skating privileges, and is designed to enhance an athlete’s training in every discipline. The Club’s competitive training program is run by its High Performance Directors, the 2016 U.S. Developmental Coaches of the Year, Team USA’s Olga Ganicheva and Aleksey Letov.
The Studio at The Skating Club of Boston
The Studio at The Skating Club of Boston, the Club’s off-ice dance studio, offers movement classes for all kinds of movers! Whether you are an elite athlete, a recreational skater, or are simply interested in engaging in some healthy exercise, The Studio has a class for you.
Our instructors are highly-trained professionals whose core values are rooted in body positivity and providing a safe, healthy environment for expression. Each instructor brings a unique skill set to the Club and encourages cross-training for athletes. They also stress the importance of fundamentals to each student.
Amongst our team of highly-skilled and experienced coaching professionals, each has a unique competitive background that allows them to focus and specialize in different areas of athlete development. Within each discipline of figure skating, several coaching categories have been created, ranging from Recreational to International, to help the Club’s members best identify their coach based on their goals within the sport.
The Marilyn P. Kasputys Branch of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention is a new location for The Micheli Center’s ground-breaking approach to injury prevention in athletes of every age. Founded by world-renowned sports orthopedic specialist and the Director of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Lyle Micheli, the center applies decades of research, data and experience across a wide variety of sports to help today’s athletes avoid injuries in the first place. In addition to providing prescriptive evaluations and practical strength-and-conditioning plans to help prevent injuries, the center’s trainers also offer group and private instruction in 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 includes 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 center also includes a 1,600-square foot dedicated dance space with a sprung floor, ballet bars and mirrors for a variety of off-ice dance, choreography and jump classes. Also within the center, the Club operates a high-altitude training room – the only such training room in the area – and the Club’s jump spinner.
The Club Library and Academic Center serves as a 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. A space free from distractions, our members participating in a remote-learning program can use the space to participate in their study program of choice, and our other skaters can use the space for academic study before, between or after skating sessions. The Club provides on-site supervision during established weekdays, with both a morning and early afternoon 3-hour time block.
Open 7 days a week and serving all three rinks in the facility, the 1240 Cafe is owned and operated by the Club, giving it greater freedom and flexibility in designing the menus and catering to the tastes of competitive athletes and recreational skaters alike. Designed by the Club’s Executive Chef, Mark Flemming, the 1240 Cafe menus have been planned with the input of Club members and loyal patrons who depend on the cafe for everything from the perfect coffee to quick, healthy and fulfilling meal options throughout the day.
Dinners & Send-Offs
The Club offers opportunities for members to prepare for competition, celebrate holidays, organize benefit events, and share their love of skating throughout the year. Beginning in September, members enjoy various Friday night dinners, skating exhibitions, and start a season of “send-offs” celebrating the Club’s skaters participating in qualifying regional, sectional, national and international competitions.
Seminars & Special Events
The Club also offers events throughout the year that are available to the general public. Seminars and other public events have included guest appearances from past champions and other high-profile individuals from the skating community.
Ice Chips is the Club’s annual figure skating show and the longest-running, club-produced ice show in the world. This event has showcased the world’s most outstanding figure skaters, including national, international and Olympic champions. The show encompasses a cast of over 480 skaters, including singles, pairs, ice dance, synchronized skating teams and Theatre On Ice teams. Since its inception, it has served as a showcase for the best figure skating talent in the world.
Frog Pond Skating Spectacular
The Frog Pond Skating Spectacular is a free, annual figure skating show produced by the Club at the Boston Common Frog Pond. The Club produces two shows each year, at the Boston Common Tree Lighting ceremony and also during First Night Boston. The outdoor shows offer the public a chance to see national and international competitive figure skaters, soloists, groups, wee skaters, and Team Excel Synchronized Skating and Theatre On Ice of Boston teams all in the middle of the historic and iconic Boston Common.
National and International Events
The Skating Club of Boston is renowned for bringing countless world-class events, shows and competitions to Boston including the U.S. Championships and the ISU World Championships over the past 100 years. Most recently, the Club hosted the 2016 ISU World Championships for the first time in Boston. Numerous events were sold out during the competition, and athletes, ISU officials and fans called it one of the best World Figure Skating Championships ever. The event generated an estimated $40 million in visitor spending for the City of Boston.
The Skating Club of Boston is proud to join the welcoming community of Norwood, Massachusetts, and to share its love of the sport of figure skating with fans, both true and new. As a result, the Club invites Norwood residents to join at a further 50% discounted rate of the Introductory membership, allowing Norwood residents to join the Club for $75 for a whole entire year!
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