About GPFSC

The Pensacola Figure Skating Club

 

Established 1996 – Member of the Ice Skating Institute, which is based on recreational figure skating with the ability to compete.

We currently have 50 individuals who participate age 6 to adult. Our skaters come from Fort Walton to Mobile to skate on the only ice located along the Florida and Alabama Gulf Coast. We have ice available from October through March. Days vary on a week to week basis, depending on the  Pensacola Bay Center schedule.

This is an individual sport where you progress at your own rate. Levels are taught according to ISI guidelines and you are tested on each level from basic through freestyle. Typically you begin working with a coach in a group lesson with skaters in your level. As you progress you will continue to work in groups. Private lessons are also available for more advanced skaters. A parent or guardian must remain on premises at the Bay Center for children under age 10. You may be  tested when your coach sees correctness and consistency in your required skills for that level. Click this link for current ISI test requirements http://www.skateisi.com.

Registration/Membership with the Club AND participating in a lesson program either group or private is required to skate with GPFSC.   Ice time does not include coaching fees, which are paid on a daily basis to the individual Coach.  Further information available on  Registration Page.

GPFSC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  The Club and ice time is fully supported by skaters, skating families, donations, and sponsorships’.   GPFSC is a teaching club fostering sports competition.


End Of Season Program & Competitions

Our season ends with a choreographed program in which the skaters perform in groups or solos for higher freestyle levels to the routines they have learned and practiced during the season.  Attendance is strongly recommended toward end of season to be permitted to perform in the end of season program.

The Club usually participates in an ISI competition  in the spring.


Our Coaches

Judy Holmes (Skate Director)
Leslie Gilchrist
Kristie Albarran
Jessica Stallings
Sue Twitty

Board of Directors

Amy Gruszczynski ~ President
Rachel Johnson – Vice President & Secretary
Sharon Gaubert ~ Treasurer
Jim Smith ~ Board Member
Judy Holmes ~ Skate Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Goals

  • Increase ice time so we may expand our program to include a Learn to Skate Program as well as a Tot Program in addition to our regular program.
  • Train under USFSA as well as ISI with the goal of hosting a competition (head and bed numbers in the community) in coordination with the  Pensacola Bay  Center.
  • Procure a stand alone ice skating rink that will offer more ice time to the various groups and will not be under the schedule constraints of the Pensacola Bay Center. The stand alone rink should have easy access from both directions of I-10.
  • This, in addition to the Pensacola Bay Center ice, would be able to offer summer camps, ice time for church groups, home school.