Established in 1996, the Greater Pensacola Figure Skating Club is a local volunteer-run 501(C)3 non-profit organization & a proud member of Learn to Skate USA & U.S. Figure Skating ASPIRE; all endorsed by Olympic National Governing Bodies- U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating, Special Olympics & Move United.
The Club is devoted to foster the importance of physical activity while ensuring EVERYONE from preschoolers to adults, beginners to competitors, and skaters with physical and intellectual challenges learn how to skate. All skaters construct a foundation to build success and thrive in life on and off the ice for years to come. Whether skaters want to achieve Olympic fame or simply enjoy the recreational benefits of skating, this is the place where it all begins!
The mission of the Greater Pensacola Figure Skating Club is to provide a fun, safe, supportive, and encouraging environment that values hard work and dedication, while proudly supporting our local community & growing ice sports across the Gulf Coast.
Growing significantly in the past 2 years with more than 250 members and contracting nearly 100% of available seasonal ice time from the Pensacola Bay Center, our Club is nearing full capacity and thriving! Determined to expand ice sports accessibility in the Gulf Coast, GPFSC’s #1 goal is to have a smaller year-round dedicated facility to allow ice sports to be much more accessible to our community and tourists.
As the only sheet of public ice in Northwest Florida, skaters travel from as far as Mobile Alabama and Panama City Florida to skate in our program. GPFSC also routinely receives inquiries year-round from tourists interested in visiting the Gulf Coast beaches needing ice to keep up with current training. These families typically opt to travel further south in Florida where ice rinks are very prevalent. Many military families frequently contact us to discuss year-round ice availability when preparing to submit their next duty station preferences. More often than not, Pensacola if removed from their list of choices to ensure ice training is kept up elsewhere.
With ice rinks being so prevalent throughout the remainder of Florida, a dedicated year-round facility would open the door for so many opportunities for both public and organized recreational and amateur groups whose programs have been very successful considering exceptionally limited seasonal ice. (GPFSC, Pensacola Junior Ice Flyers, Emerald Coast Ice Hockey League and Pensacola Ice Warriors)
Our Club will keep working diligently until all barriers to participation are removed making ice sports accessible to EVERYONE in the Gulf Coast.