The Skating Club of San Francisco, Inc. is dedicated to the promotion of the sport of figure skating. It was originally incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in California in the 1930s as the Skate & Ski Club of San Francisco and its name was changed in the early 1950s to The Skating Club of San Francisco, Inc. It is one of the oldest member clubs of the United States Figure Skating Association (aka US Figure Skating), which is the recognized National Governing Body for the sport of Figure Skating by the International Skating Union (ISU) and the US and International Olympic Committees.
The Club is composed of skaters, coaches, family members and anyone passionate about the sport of figure skating. Through the enthusiasm of our members, the support of facility staff, and the quality of our programs and events, we strive to help each member realize his or her potential through the hard work, discipline and reward of the sport of figure skating. The Club continually supports the sport of figure skating and U.S. Figure Skating through its community of skaters.
Our members reflect the rich, diverse cultural backgrounds found in the San Francisco Bay Area and are united through the passion of the sport. Whether you are a recreational skater or a contender for the Olympics, SCSF fosters an environment for each individual to excel.
The Club has always been and continues to be run entirely by volunteers, a majority of whom are official judges for the US Figure Skating. The Club currently purchases ice time for skaters to practice and receive instruction at its designated home facility, the Yerba Buena Ice Center in San Francisco, and at its secondary facility at Belmont Iceland in Belmont California. Additionally, the Club purchases ice time to hold US Figure skating test sessions where skaters are evaluated on their proficiency in various skating skills that determine the skater’s qualification for a respective level of competition (e.g. juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, and senior).
The Club has and continues to support individual skaters who compete in singles, pairs, and dance events and also supports synchronized skating teams, the Tremors, and a new Theater on Ice team, all of whom compete in regional, sectional, and national competitions sanctioned by US Figure Skating. These skaters may eventually qualify for international competitions and the Club is proud to have had numerous competitors who have achieved championships and medal placements at regional, sectional, and national US Figure Skating competitions.