Skating for Everyone
The Hickory Hill Figure Skating Club (HHFSC) began in the early 70's in Northern Westchester at the Harvey School rink. An active club from the start, it had a successful synchronized team, developed a strong emphasis on ice dancing as well as freestyle skating and produced many events, including "Broadway on Ice," Ice Dance weekends, and the Skate Hickory and the Ruth Caley Memorial Basic Skills Competitions.
In the 80's, the club grew in membership and gained ice time, which fostered the development of gold medalists, national competitors and judges. All Hickory Hill gold medalists are inscribed in our "Hickory Hill Gold Medalists Hall of Fame."
When the Palisades Center Ice Rink was built in West Nyack, NY and wanted a Learn-to-Skate Basic Skills program, they contacted HHFSC to sponsor them. That program continues today.
Hickory Hill is a United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) member club. The USFSA is the governing body of figure skating in the U.S. The club conducts tests, competitions, and other club events. Joining HHFSC includes membership in the USFSA and a subscription to "Skating" magazine. The volunteer efforts of club members are the "staff" of skating clubs.
What's Special about Hickory Hill FSC?
HHFSC's Sunday morning ice dance sessions in Katonah, NY are devoted to ice dancers of all ability levels. Our skaters range in age from children to people in their 70's. While many of our skaters are working on the steps of the "set pattern" dances, all are working on basic skating skills like turns, edges, balance and posture. Our coaching staff works with skaters at all levels.
HHFSC welcomes anyone who has any interest in figure skating and ice dancing, whether you have skated in the past or think it might be a fun recreational activity to try or are a skater visiting from out of the area. Please contact us and try one of our Sunday morning sessions; you can come for one session or several (but you must bring your own skates, since no rentals are available).
At the Palisades Ice Center in W. Nyack, NY, our members are primarily children working on the Basic Skills Program or freestyle skills at public sessions. Their membership in HHFSC provides them the opportunity to take USFSA tests and participate in other USFSA events.