The Skating Club of Boston is New England’s most comprehensive skating destination offering a variety of diverse programs including a high-performance training program for competitive athletes, synchronized skating and Theatre On Ice teams, as well as a junior leadership group for teenagers. The Club’s Skating Academy operates Learn to Skate USA classes at 10 campus locations, and its annual professional production, Ice Chips, is the longest-running ice show in the world. The Club’s regular schedule includes sessions for learn-to-skate classes, public skating, low-level free skate, high-performance free skate, synchronized skating, Theatre on Ice and Adaptive Skating lessons. Some sessions have level restrictions or require Club membership, and all skaters who take the ice are required to have a current U.S. Figure Skating Membership. The Club’s off-ice classes in strength training and dance are also open to non-members and may be scheduled directly through the providers.
If you’re looking for a coach, the Club has a professional staff featuring a select group of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, including World champions, members of Team USA and Olympic team members. Club coaches utilize a variety of approaches to coaching, communication, and the development of artistry and performance. You can learn more about how to select a coach, see the list of coaches and read the bios of the Club’s team of staff professionals. Learn More
The Marilyn E. Kasputys Branch of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention
The Marilyn E. 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 will 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 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. Learn More
Club Library and Study 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. Learn More
2016 World Championships Scholarship Fund
The 2016 World Championships Fund was endowed in 2018 with $1 million in proceeds from The Skating Club of Boston hosting the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden. The Fund was begun with the intention of supporting skaters who actively compete in U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competitions, and who represent the Club. Learn More
The 1240 Café
The 1240 Café 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. Learn More
The Skating Academy
The Club operates a skating school, The Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy, for skaters of every age and ability. The Skating Academy operates programs in multiple locations throughout the Boston area, including a specialized therapeutic skating program at the Club’s Brighton facility. More information about The Skating Academy can be found at skatingacademy.org
Our Junior Activities Committee orchestrates the annual Halloween and Winter Holiday shows, as well as an annual exhibition to honor the legacy of Club champion skater and long-time World judge, Mary Louise Wright. This exhibition benefits future generations of skaters by funding the MLW Memorial Exhibition Award and the U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund. Learn More
The Skating Club of Boston 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. In the spring, the annual Club Competition features free skate events, interpretive events and the ever-popular, similar pairs event. The longest continuously-running ice carnival in the world, Ice Chips, highlights over 200 Club members, as well as special guest star performers from around the world. The Club year concludes with the spring Awards Banquet, where members celebrate their friendships and the year in skating, while recognizing the accomplishments of various Club skaters.
The Skating Club of Boston is unique among the many U.S. Figure Skating clubs for its long tradition of hosting and producing regional, sectional, national and international competitions. These include: one World Championships, seven U.S. Championships, and multiple regional and sectional qualifying competitions. Most recently, the Club hosted the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships and the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. These large-scale, premier events are not only important to the sport and its many competitive athletes but they also make a tremendous economic impact on the City of Boston and bring some of the biggest names in competitive figure skating to thousands of skating fans within the region. The events are also an outstanding opportunity for many Club members, who are passionate about skating, to volunteer and lead many of these events.