From it’s founding in 1971, the Yarmouth Ice Club has enjoyed a place in New England skating history. Accepted as a permanent Club member of US Figure Skating in 1973, the club immediately took an active role in the promotion and growth of skating by hosting the 1979, 2004, and 2009 New England Championships. The Club is also very proud to have been the host of the 1982 US figure Skating Governing Council national meeting, the 1983 Eastern US Championships, the 2011 International/National Theatre on Ice Competitions and will host the 2012 National Collegiate Championships and the 2013 Eastern US Championships.
For over 30 years the Club has hosted The Annual Cranberry Open Competition. This premiere summer competition has become one of the nation’s most popular competitions. Our unique competition format offers several developing aspects of skating which includes: “ACTTS” the Atlantic Coast Test Track Skate to recognizes the test track competition skaters, “PEP” a Performance Enhancement Program” for regional skaters to receive one on one IJS critiques, and a separate IJS competition for juvenile through senior singles and pairs competitors.
Under the directions and guidance of Head Coach, Johanna Kelly Coggeshall, the Club quickly developed a very strong competitive skating program and in 1979, Club member Wendy Lee Weston became the New England Intermediate Ladies Silver Medalist and Eastern Intermediate Ladies Champion, which was the first of her three Eastern United States Champion titles. She then went on to become the Yarmouth Ice Club’s first National and International competitor. Since that time many skaters including Todd Eldredge, Laura Edmunds, Pepi Pierce, Jason Sylvia, Morgan Rowe, Jacki Crugnola, Melissa Crugnola, Madeline Wunder, Kelsey Schacter, Janet Tavares, Colin Pennington, Ian Macadam, Chelsea Chiappa, Zoe Orenstein and many others have represented the Yarmouth Ice Club at the regional, sectional national, and international level. In 2003, former World and Olympian, Konstantin Kostin joined our coaching staff and continued the growth and development of our skaters bringing them to new levels of excellence in the competitive skating world. To hear more about our coach staff and their history of excellence, please visit our coaches site.
In 2005 with the passing of long time devoted member and skater’s volunteer, Phoebe Weston, the Club established the Yarmouth Ice Club Skater’s Fund to help skaters with the spiraling cost of skating and the Annual Phoebe Weston Volunteer Award to recognize a USFS non-official member who untiringly gives of their time and energy to help skaters, parents and coaches understand the positive aspects of our sport. To read more about the Fund and Award visit the Phoebe Weston Award site.
In our continued commitment to be active in the growth and development of figure skating, the Yarmouth Ice Club is a founding member of the Massachusetts Inter Club Council and a the New England Inter Club Council and is proud to have had many YIC members hold offices in both of these organizations. We are also the home club for many members of several USFS National committees and numerous skating judges.
The Yarmouth Ice Club is now located at The Bog in Kingston, Massachusetts. Minutes from Cape Cod and Boston and has become the skating club of distinction in the Boston, South Shore corridor.