About Us

Welcome to the Great Bay Figure Skating Club. Founded in 1974 and a member club of the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) and the New Hampshire Interclub Council (NEICC), Great Bay Figure Skating Club is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose membership consists of Seacoast New Hampshire- and Maine-area families, with the mission of promoting figure skating excellence. We offer classes for beginners through adults, both for the recreational skater and the competitor. Our skaters compete and perform across New England and beyond. Great Bay Figure Skating Club’s home is the Dover Ice Arena, 110 Portland Avenue, Dover, New Hampshire.

Great Bay Figure Skating Club has had 42 annual (continuous) spring productions! Our professionals love to teach skating, and it shows! Whether you want to be able to skate across a frozen pond, get ready for hockey, learn basic skating for fun and exercise, or spin, jump, and skate in shows, we can help you reach your skating goals.

We serve all skaters, from tiny tots to adult beginners. Some of our skaters compete, some skate for the challenge, but we all skate for fun. Skaters make friends, learn lessons about sportsmanship, goal setting, and hard work, and most of all, have fun. Whether you dream of skating in the show, or just want to look good at public skate, you are welcome here.

We are also an adult friendly club - we have an active group of adult skaters at all levels.

Great Bay Figure Skating Club Programs

Learn to Skate USA group lessons are held on Saturday mornings beginning each September, with preregistration in late August. Six levels of Learn-to-Skate lessons are offered, with skills needed to begin hockey or figure skating, followed by Free Skate levels,with programs for beginner to intermediate skaters. Skaters are awarded patches and certificates for levels passed.

Adult Learn to Skate USA group lessons geared toward adult learning styles are offered on Saturday mornings beginning each September, with preregistration in late August. Participants include those stepping on the ice for the first time through those more experienced.

Flex sessions for private lessons, practice for USFSA tests, practice for competitions, and general practice are held in late afternoons or evenings during the week and on Saturday mornings. These sessions are designed for, but not limited to, intermediate through more advanced skaters taking private lessons.

United States Figure Skating Association Testing GBFSC may host test sessions during the year. In order to test at the desired level, skaters must preregister with the test chairperson and have their coach’s approval.Ice Shows GBFSC members in the Learn-to-Skate program and Flex program present two ice shows a year, where members at any level can skate. Skaters must be members in good standing to qualify for these shows or any additional GBFSC show.

Junior Coaching club skaters in good standing who have passed Pre-Preliminary Free Skate and Pre-Preliminary Moves may support coaches in Learn-to-Skate instruction on Saturday mornings, sharing their passion for skating with newer skaters and gaining valuable leadership skills. Interested skaters should contact head coach Chris Roux.

Used Skate Swap/Boutique members’ formerly loved ice skates, skating dresses and other skating clothing are sold on consignment at various times at our Learn-to-Skate sessions on Saturdays and at the shows.