Our Mission

Northern Ice Skating Club's mission is to encourage the instruction, practice, and advancement of its members in any or all of the disciplines of figure skating, to encourage and cultivate a spirit of camaraderie among ice skaters, and to carry out the general policies and objectives of U.S. Figure Skating.

Board of Directors


Helen Biggers

Vice President

Peg Hislop


Gail Purpura

Corresponding Secretary

Lynn Harker

Recording Secretary

Martha Moeller

Membership Secretary


Sandi Phelan

Members at Large

Deanna Myers

Victoria Ivanova

Tabatha Seasock

Club History

Northern Ice Skating Club is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 1976 to promote figure skating in the suburbs of Chicago. It is a parent run organization focused on all skaters, from the youngest beginner to the senior competitor.

Our skating members range in age from 5 to 70+. We currently have about 600 regular members including over 30 professionals. Each family must have an adult member, thus assuring an equal voice in voting matters. Our club goal is to make every member feel included and equal, no matter where they are in their skating career. All Board of Directors and chairs serve on a volunteer basis.

Originally founded as the Evanston Skating Club and later known as the Inwood Skating Club, Northern Ice Skating Club officially received its new name in 1997. Some of events hosted by Northern Ice include:

  • Test sessions (monthly)
  • Northern Blast Competition (May)
  • Pre-Regionals Party and Exhibition (September)
  • Great Pumpkin Blast Basic Skills Competition (October)
  • Post Regional Scholarships to those competitors going beyond the Regional level
  • Gold Medal Awards
  • MIF Critiques
  • 2014 Synchro Illinois Co-Host
  • 2014 Illinois Grand Prix of Figure Skating Co-Host
  • 2015 Midwest Sectionals to be hosted with the Skating Council of Illinois

Northern Ice Skating Club is a proud member of U.S. Figure Skating and a member of the Skating Council of Illinois. We co-hosted the 2010 UGL Regional Championships, the 2007 Midwestern and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Championships in and US Adult Championships (Adult Nationals) in April 2007. All events were the largest in USFS history and were well run and financially successful! We look for all of our members to volunteer at these events to share in the rewarding experience that comes from volunteering.

We are proud to award scholarships the past several years to skaters that have achieved success at the regional and sectional levels. Along with these achievements we award several Gold Medal Awards each year. Our mission is to give back to our skaters and to encourage skating.

Graduating Seniors Program

Several years ago, U.S. Figure Skating launched its Graduating Seniors Program to recognize the achievements of those individuals graduating from high school who continued their training in figure skating while pursuing their academic studies.

The purpose of this program is to honor and credit those qualified graduates for their achievements during high school through the presentation of a certificate to the skater during a school function or recognition opportunity. Recognition is proudly awarded on behalf of the U.S. Figure Skating Program Development Committee to those high school graduates who meet the necessary application criteria.

Or contact
Brenda Glidewell
Director, Skating Programs 719.635.5200

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