History and Legends
  • Adam is the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating national champion, 2010 Four Continents champion, the 2015 and 2012 U.S. silver medalist, the 2008 and 2009 World Junior champion, the 2008 U.S. junior national champion, the 2007-2008 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, a Skate America and Golden Spin of Zagreb silver medalist (2013 and 2015), two-time Finlandia Trophy silver medalist (2014-15), and a bronze medalist at Skate Canada (2010) and Trophee Bompard (2009).
  • 4-time world champion Isaac Irving Brokaw represented the US in figure skating during the 1908 SUMMER Olympic games. He was America's first winter sports Olympian and is credited with bringing international figure skating to the US.
  • The face of NYC figure skating during the early 20th century, Irving Brokaw and Gertrude Porter Cheever won gold for their 10-Step at the 1920 Nationals.
  • Carol Heiss receives gold for her performance during the 1960 Olympics. Heiss took silver in 1956, won Nationals five straight times, and was world champion from 1957 to 1960.
  • Carol Heiss won Oylmpic gold in 1960, silver in 1956 and enjoyed eight straight visits to the podium at Worlds.
  • 1976 Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill was world champion in 1976 and US champion from 1974-76.
  • Dorothy Hamill, Carol Heiss Jenkins and Sarah Hughes were guests of honor at SCNY's 150th anniversary celebration.
  • 1976 Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill also won Nationals for three straight years, 1974-76.
  • 1942 US junior pairs champions, Eddie LeMaire and Dorothy Goos. Goos also won the junior ladies championship that year, but her Olympic dreams were shelved when the 1944 and 1948 Olympics were cancelled. She turned pro and became a star of Holiday on Ice.
  • 1943 US junior men's champion Eddie LeMaire was an accomplished singles and pairs skater, and one of the sport's most distinguished judges. He died aboard Sabena Flight 548 to Belgium.
  • 1982 World champion Elaine Zayak was 1981 US Champion and 1981 World silver medalist. She placed 6th at the 1984 Olympics.
  • First annual figure skating championship at Wollman Memorial Rink in Central Park
  • Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov won 4 silver medals at Nationals in dance and represented the United States at the 2006 Olympics.
  • Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov won 4 silver medals at Nationals in dance and represented the United States at the 2006 Olympics.
  • 5-time US gold medalist in ice dancing, Harold Hartshorne (5th from right) skated to gold or silver in dance for 8 straight years (with SCNY members Nettie Prantell, Sandy MacDonald and Kathe Mehl). He died aboard Sabena Flight 548 to the 1961 World Championships.
  • Ice Pond - home ice of the original New York Skating Club
  • Ice skating at 72nd St. lake - Yes, it used to freeze during the winter!
  • The Ice Pond is known today as the Lagoon; it is the birthplace of the SCNY
  • Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman  won bronze at Worlds in 2002. Before teaming with Zimmerman, Ina skated with Jason Dungjen, winning US Nationals in 1997 and 1998.
  • Lucy Brennen and USFS Hall of Famer Ann Gerli: Olympic caliber skating; Olympic caliber judging.
  • 2-time Olympic medalist Beatrix Loughran is on the right. She also won US and World medals in pairs.
  • Majorie Parker Smith competed in ice dancing, pairs and singles, and was a member of the first official US Ice Dancing Championship team. Parker Smith won nationals in dance in 1936 with her partner, SCNY member Joseph Savage.
  • 3-time US ice dancing champions, Melissa and Mark Militano. Melissa won twice more in 1974 and 75 with Johnny Johns. She was junior ladies' champ in 1971.
  • 2006 Olympians Melissa Gregory, Denis Petukhov and Johnny Weir. Weir returned to the Olympics in 2010.
  • The Skating Club of New York celebrated its 150th anniversary on January 23, 2014.
  • Old SCNY clubhouse - southeast corner of Central Park, just off 5th Avenue
  • 3-time US pairs medalists Grace Munstock and Joel Liberman won US silver in 1924 and took home bronze in 1925 and 26.
  • 2002 Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes
  • Sarah Hughes and a panel of SCNY judges
  • 2002 Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes
  • 2011 US Junior synchronized skating champions, the Skyliners
  • Founded in 1896 along West 66th Street, St. Nicholas Rink was the nation's second indoor ice rink, and was site to the first-ever hockey game between Harvard and Yale University.
  • Olympian and 2-time US bronze medalist Suna Murray
  • Fashion designer and one-time Olympic hopeful, Vera Wang was inducted in 2009 into the USFS Hall of Fame for her contributions to firgure skating in the area of costume design.
  • Wollman Rink - December 5, 1950. Photo courtesy of Ben Cohen.
  • 2-time US silver medalist Audrey Peppe was the 1936 U.S. bronze medalist and 1938-1939 silver medalist. She was also the niece of Beatrix Loughran, her coach
  • Irving Brokaw, King of the Madison Square Garden Ice Carnival (1925) was 4-time world champion and America's first winter sport Olympian.
  • Samantha Cesario placed 4th at the 2013 World Junior Championships and won three bronze medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series. She was 5th in senior ladies at Nationals in 2015 and 2014 and placed 4th in 2014 at Skate America. She brought home silver from the Finlandia Trophy.
  • 2007 national silver medalist Emily Hughes represented the US at the 2006 Olympics.
  • Danielle and Alexander Gamelin twins won the national intermediate title in ice dancing in 2009 and bronze in juvenile dance in 2008. They are 2015 Eastern Sectional senior dance champions.
  • The Lake in Central Park - another early skating venue for the New York Skating Club
  • Iceland at 50th St. and 8th Avenue - SCNY before Sky Rink
  • Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman were 2002 World bronze medalists and 3-time US national champions. Ina skated previously with Jason Dungjen, winning US titles in 1997 and 1998.
  • Johnny Weir won Nationals 3 straight times, also winning a silver and 2 bronzes. He represented the United States at the 2010 and 2006 Olympics and is the 2008 World bronze medalist.
  • Sonya Klopfer was just 15 in 1951 when she won her national title, but earned 2 world medals and a 4th place finish at the Olympics before her 17th birthday. She later coached Olympic medalists Dorothy Hamill and Elizabeth Manley.
  • 3-time US pairs champions Beatrix Loughran and Sherwin Badger also competed individually, separately amassing 8 national titles. Loughran is the only 3-time US figure skating Olympic medalist.
  • Morgan Matthews and Maxim Zavozin won Junior Worlds and the Junior Grand Prix in dance in 2005 and the US junior title in 2003 and 2004.
  • SCNY children's carnival
  • Marjorie Parker and Joseph Savage teamed to win the first official US national ice dancing championship in 1936. Savage was 57 at the time, having competed previously in men's singles and pairs.
  • 2002 Olympic gold medalist and 2001 World bronze medalist Sarah Hughes
  • 1964 Olympic bronze medalist Scott Allen. Allen won the US national title in 1964 and 1966.
  • 2-time US ladies champion Yvonne Sherman also won a national pairs title with Robert Swenning.
  • 5-times men's US champion Sherwin Badger also found time, with SCNY member Beatrix Loughran, to win 3 US pairs titles.
  • Maia and Alex Shibutani are the 2016 U.S. national champions, 2011 World bronze medalists, three-time U.S. national silver medalists (2015, 2012, 2011), two-time U.S. national bronze medalists (2013-14), 2015 and 2011 NHK Trophy champions, 2015 Skate Canada and 2011 Four Continents silver medalists, 2009 World Junior silver medalists, 2014 Ondrej Nepela Trophy champions, 2010 U.S. Junior national champions and members of the 2014 US Winter Olympics team.
  • Known as the Waitress and Truck Driver for the jobs they held to pay for skating, Calla Urbanski and Rocky Marval won Skate America in 1991 and the US pairs title in 1992 and 1993. They placed tenth at the 1992 Olympics and won bronze at the 1998 World Professional Championships.
  • Olympians and US pairs silver medalists Felicia Zhang (and Nathan Bartholomay) won silver at Nationals in 2014, bronze in 2013, and represented the US at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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