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What's New
Check our calendar page for upcoming test sessions, competitions, and club events.

Rink Severe Weather Policy

The Gardens Icehouse Ice Rink Severe Weather Policy is that they do not close the rink unless the conditions make it impossible to clear the parking lot. The rink has been closed just twice in ten years for weather- Isabel (due to power failure) and the 35" of snow several years ago.
(Obviously the compressors love the cold weather so the inside conditions will be unaffected by the snow.)

Math Tutor Now Available at The Gardens Ice House Study Hall- FREE!

Saturday, November 05, 2005 Clai Carr, President of The Gardens Ice House announced a further enhancement to the Study Hall underway at The Gardens Ice House. Currently the Study Hall is available for skaters, their family or guests at the facility Monday through Thursday 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The warm, private room features two state-of-the art Dell computers and printers and internet high-speed access. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Mrs. Mary Jo Doherty, Computer Science teacher from Mt. Saint Joseph HS, is available to provide resource assistance.

Starting Wednesday, November 9th, Mr. Mark Deboy also of Mt. Saint Joseph will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Wednesdays to help skaters and their parents with math studies. Mark graduated from the University of Notre Dame with BS in Physics. He has taught classes in Algebra I, II; Trigonometry and AP Computer Science. He is also an assistant coach for cross country, indoor and outdoor track.

Assistance is available for FREE for guests of the Gardens Ice House. Those folks that have taken advantage of this unique offering have been very pleased with positive support and encouragement the students have received.

Click here to see New Photos of the 2005 show!
Spring Show 2006
Peter Pan!  Dates set for April 1 & 2 with a total of four shows in the Patrick rink.  Mark your calendar!

New Judging System
U.S. Figure Skating will be implementing a new judging system for novice through senior level skaters for the upcoming season.  The new system will be used for all qualifying events the following year.  For details view their letter to competitors here, or visit the U.S. Figure Skating website.

Annual GFSC and U.S. Figure Skating membership expired June 30.  You can download a membership application from our club information page to renew your membership.

We have now started a regular club newsletter.  Please go to our newsletter page of the website to sign up to receive our newsletter by email.

Club Jackets
We are now going to have various Gardens Figure Skating Club apparel available to members.   If you are interested in ordering, please contact Donna Burrows at 410-461-9948.   Order Form

Junior Club
We would like the skaters of our club to play an active role in club development and new activities.  Club members under the age of 18 who would like to help the club grow, have fun, and help the members get to know each other should consider running for the junior board.  Please contact Marny Woods if interested -

Skating Gallery
The club is now displaying photos at the Gardens Ice House of all skaters who have passed at least Juvenile Freestyle, Silver Dance, or Adult Silver Freestyle.  Check out the photos of our skaters when you are at the rink.  If you are at a high enough test level and have not already submitted your photo, please make sure to send us a picture so you can be added.

We are looking for volunteers to help with new activities.  Please let a board member know if you would like to help out!

Ensemble Team Application - space still available in our senior level ensemble team.  Must have passes intermediate moves in the field to be considered.