HUNTSVILLE SKATING SCHOOL AND TRAINING ACADEMY
Home of The Skating Club of Huntsville
Learn to Skate membership, and registration
can be found on the Learn To Skate page.
Monthly Class Commitment Forms October Freestyle Contract
November Freestyle Contract
Holiday Camp On Ice, December 26, 27 & 28, 2013, cost $75
Fall Registration Form begins August 1.
The Huntsville Skating School and Training Academy (HSSTA) has been in existence since 1959. It began at the Ice Palace on Govenors Drive, owned by Benton H. Wilcoxon. In 1991, the Skating School moved to its present location.
The Huntsville Skating School is one of the charter schools for the Ice Skating Institute since 1959, celebrating 50 years of membership. Our instructors have taken skating school members to thousand of ISI competitions, winning tens0of-thousands of medals over the years. Our program allows skaters to participate in both recreational (ISI) and competitive (USFS) events. In addition, the Huntsville Skating School skaters have been the recipients of many Team Trophies.
In 2010 the Skating Club of Huntsville celebrated 50 years of membership with the US Figure Skating Association.
The Mission of the Skating School is to safely serve the community in all areas of skating with excellence.
The Huntsville Skating School offers a variety of services which include: Basic Skills, Tots Classes, Adult Classes, Special Olympic Classes, Freestyle, Dance, Pairs, Ballet, and Specialty Classes. In addition, the Huntsville Skating School is the only school in the state to offer a Special Olympics program. Our Special Olympic skaters have been selected to represent the US in the Special Olympics World Games. Please refer to our Monthly Contract for specific time and information.
We offer four camps a year, fall, Holiday, spring, and summer. The school has two annual shows per year, one in the spring, and "Nutcracker on Ice" at Christmas time. In July, we host a Showcase Team event for our skaters focusing on performance and participation as a team member. The Huntsville Skating School, and the Skating Club of Huntsville, co-host two competitions per year. Rocket City Junior, a Basic Skills event in February, and the Rocket City Classic Invitational in August. Skaters and Officials from Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama attend. Everything listed above is available to all Skating School Members. Please refer to the HSSTA Calendar of Events for all the services the School has to offer its members.
Normal hours of service are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00 - 6:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 -6:00 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Summer hours of services are Monday and Thursday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00 - 6:00 PM, Friday 12:00 - 4:00 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Editha Dotson-Bowser, Director of Skating, Anne Brown, Jim Bowser, Ginger Gober, Kasi Patterson, and Melinda Atkinson-Mowdy are HSSTA instructors. Candice Duncan is the School office administrator. Abigail Ritch is a Junior HSSTA instructor. In addition, the school has seven Teacher Assistants.
Our Professional Staff are all members and certified by the PSA (Professional Skaters Association). Two are Master rated with the PSA. All HSSTA instructors are all members of US Figure Skating. Several are members and certified Judges Ice Skating Institute at the Gold and Silver level. The Skating School Director was recognized by the US Figure Skating (USFS), as one of four finalists for Developmental Coach of the Year, and has been inducted into the Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame. All our instructors attend annual workshops, seminars, and national conferences to pursue continuing education and ratings.
Our Coaches have had more than 40 skaters qualify for USFS National Championships and International Competitions. More than 25 medals were won at the national and international level. In addition, skaters represented the Huntsville Regional, Sectional, and National competition since 1971.
For additional information or questions please call 256-883-3773 during office hours.