At the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, America’s first skating club, our mission is to preserve and promote the sport, art and history of figure skating for recreation and competition.
People come to the PSCHS because they or their children want to skate. They stay because of our excellent coaches and staff, fantastic and plentiful ice, friendly atmosphere, and convenient location in a club-owned, year round facility in Philadelphia’s Main Line suburb of Ardmore.Our welcoming environment, comprehensive on- and off-ice skating programs and fun social events promote camaraderie, sportsmanship, health and fitness for children and adults at all skill levels.
Our rink is unique because it is truly geared for figure skating with high quality ice, abundant natural light, a wall of mirrors, no boards and no hockey teams.
Come and skate with us, watch your favorite skaters from our warm lounges, or check out our fully stocked skate shop and skate sharpening services.
Explore this Website to learn more about membership and public skating at PSCHS.
PSCHS has something for everyone, old or young, experienced or beginner.
Unlike a regular club, our rink is owned by our members and many of our activities are solely dedicated to their enjoyment and advancement.
In these days of constant scheduling and stress, there is no better place for family fun and fitness …. family-centered activities, recreation and fun, exercise, camaraderie, competitions, exhibitions, tests, camps, Special Olympics, and much more.
Click on the links below to find out more.
We offer approximately 16 hours of skating daily. Though the ice schedule varies seasonally, there is plenty of skating time for:
Basic Skills Development
The Basic Skills program is the beginning ice-skating program designed to serve the needs of both recreational and emerging competitive skaters. Click for more information. Click here for our skating schedule for ice times or click here for information about our Learn to Skate group lessons.
We offer beginner adult member skating lessons during the winter season on Monday nights. These lessons are coached by our professional staff. Click here for more information.
Ice Dancing is a form of figure skating where skaters dance as a couple such as a waltz, tango, blues, etc. Click here for more information.
Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Patch and Figures
There are many sessions each week where individual skaters can focus on improving their technique. Click here for our skating schedule for ice times.
Team Synchronized Skating
Synchronized skating is a popular discipline both within U.S. Figure Skating and around the world. Synchronized skating is a team sport in which 8-20 skaters perform a program together and is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step sequences. We have both adult and junior teams. Choose from the links below for more information.
We have no boards but we have 2 hockey skills sessions each week in the winter. Click for more information.
We offer Off-Ice Training opportunities designed for figure skaters including Pilates and Exercise Training Classes. Click for more information.
Throughout the year, there are numerous family activities from the opening Great Skate, the Annual Holiday Show in December, to our season closing Annual Meeting and Dinner. Click for more information.
Non-Members and Member Programs
Learn to Skate
We offer 4 Learn to Skate programs to the public each year, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.
Friday Evening Public Skating
Fridays during the Winter we are open to the public for a per-session fee and is popular among the middle school crowd. Click for more information.
Fall, Spring and Summer Skating
Our winter season is predominantly for our members, but the Fall, Spring and Summer seasons offer skill appropriate skating sessions at a per-session fee. Summer is a special refreshing break from the heat and offers camps, seminars and group activities for adults and children alike. Click here for our skating schedule for ice times.
Test Sessions held at PSC&HS are usually held monthly on Sundays. Children, teens and adults may test their level of competence in freestyle, moves in the field, and ice dancing. Click here for the test schedule.
On the second Saturday of each month during our Winter season, we showcase our skaters in a free exhibition. No reservations needed, just come and watch and enjoy. Click here for more information.
PSCHS is honored to have Special Olympics Montgomery County conduct one hour training and competition on Sunday afternoons for during the months of September through February. Click here for more information.
Every year we hold competitions for skaters from clubs all over where they compete for honor and trophies. Click here for information.
Fully Stocked Skate Shop
We have the finest in new skating equipment and clothing for all. Click here for more information.
National Skating Day
To celebrate National Skating Month PSCHS opens its doors to families of the surrounding communities and invites them to skate at one of our Sunday family sessions in January.
To promote membership at our club, we hold member guest days during the winter season where guests can skate with members for free.