Skating Club of Boston

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The Skating Club of Boston
Scob.jpg
The Skating Club of Boston's rink in Brighton, Massachusetts
Formation1912 (1912)
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
PresidentJoseph Blount
Websitewww.scboston.org
RemarksSynchro: Team Excel
 
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The Skating Club of Boston
Scob.jpg
The Skating Club of Boston's rink in Brighton, Massachusetts
Formation1912 (1912)
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
PresidentJoseph Blount
Websitewww.scboston.org
RemarksSynchro: Team Excel

The Skating Club of Boston is a figure skating club based in Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 1912, it is one of the oldest skating clubs in the United States, predating the formation of U.S. Figure Skating. The club owns its own rink in Brighton, Massachusetts, built in 1938.

Club activities[edit]

An annual competition, the Boston Open, is held each fall. In the spring, the club puts on an ice show known as Ice Chips,[1] which is said to have had the longest continuous run of any club skating carnival in the world. The club is affiliated with Team Excel[2] which is a synchronized skating team and the ice theatre teams ACT I of Boston,[3] Team Encore,[4] Center Stage,[5] and Imagica[6] Theatre On Ice, which both won international competitions in that discipline in 2005 and 2006.

The Club has been the host of the United States Figure Skating Championships seven times, most recently in 2001 and will host the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January 2014.[7]

Like many other skating clubs in North America, The Skating Club of Boston includes many social and volunteer activities along with skater development and athlete training. These include special dinners acknowledging volunteers, awards banquets celebrating skater achievements and competitions, and special exhibitions supporting community programs and athlete development. Membership is open to everyone interested in joining and there are a wide range of membership types to accommodate different budgets and interests.

Notable members[edit]

A partial list of notable skaters who have trained at or represented The Skating Club of Boston include:[8]

Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir stand atop the podium after becoming the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Pairs Champions

Current coaches at the club include Mark Mitchell and Peter Johansson, recipients of the 2006 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year award.

Theatre On Ice of Boston[edit]

The Skating Club of Boston's Theatre On Ice program consists of multiple competitive teams that have competed around the world. Their adult ice theatre team, Imagica, swept the gold medals (in the National Freeskate, International Choreographic Exercise, and International Freeskate events) at the 2008[9] and 2009[10] International/National Theatre on Ice competitions. Choreographed by Coach Tasney Mazzarino and Amy Vecchio, Imagica's 2009 Old-West-themed Free program featured a tumbling tumbleweed, a bugle-playing horse, cactuses doing Axels, cowgirls twirling lassos, a saloon complete with dancing saloon girls and beer-swilling cowboys, a love scene, and a shootout.

ACT I of Boston, is The Skating Club of Boston's Senior Theatre On Ice team. They are the 2012 U.S. National Theatre On Ice silver medalists, and have been selected by U.S. Figure Skating to represent Team USA at the 2012 Nations Cup International Championships in Logrono, Spain.[11] ACT I of Boston is also the 2005, 2006, & 2007 International ice theatre Champions, 2008 & 2009 International silver medalists, and 2008 & 2009 U.S. National silver medalists. The team has had a very successful run since being founded in 2001, with mission to foster a creative outlet for skaters to collaborate across disciplines. Consisting of a cast of 30 skaters including national and international, singles, pairs, ice dance, and synchronized skaters, ACT I of Boston is made up of a strong variety of skaters many of which have toured with Disney On Ice.

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Coordinates: 42°21′49″N 71°08′13″W / 42.363618°N 71.136947°W / 42.363618; -71.136947