When did we start?
The San Diego Figure Skating Club was incorporated in the State of California on July 27, 1940 as a non-profit corporation, and was formed “To foster, promote, encourage, advance and improve the art of and interest in ice skating; and to encourage and to cultivate a spirit of harmony and friendship among ice skaters by such means as may be proposed from time to time by our membership;” (Articles of Incorporation). We are also tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which means any donations made to the club are tax deductible.
The Club currently has over 350 members, and due to our strong synchronized team skating program, there is a relatively even division of skating interest between singles, pairs, dance, synchronized team, and Special Olympics. We currently have 10 U.S. Figure Skating Judges as members, two of whom are National Judges, who have appointments to judge Singles & Pairs, Dance, and Synchronized Team. We also have a National Referee, two Sectional Accountants, and a Regional Music Coordinator. In addition, we have club members serving on three of the U.S. Figure Skating’s permanent committees
The Club has hosted many qualifying competitions over the years. Competitions that we’ve recently hosted include:
2008 Pacific Coast Sectional Figure Skating Championships
2004 United States Synchronized Team Skating Championships
2003 Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Championships
1998 United States Precision Team Skating Championships
1997 Southwest Pacific Regional Championships
1995 United States Precision Figure Skating Championships
1992 Pacific Coast Precision Championships
1990 Pacific Coast Sectional Figure Skating Championships
1987 Pacific Coast Precision Championships
1981 United States Figure Skating Championships
In addition to U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competitions, each spring we host our open competition Skate La Grandé San Diego, which draws over 300 competitors from throughout the Western United States, Canada and Mexico.
In 2004, we were delighted to host U.S. Figure Skating’s annual Governing Council at the Sheraton Harbor Island located on beautiful San Diego Bay.