Yarmouth Ice Club History
From it’s founding in 1971, the Yarmouth Ice Club has enjoyed a place in New England skating history. Accepted as a permanent Club member of US Figure Skating in 1973, the club immediately took an active role in the promotion and growth of skating by hosting the 1979, 2004, and 2009 New England Championships. The Club is also very proud to have been the host of the 1982 US figure Skating Governing Council national meeting, the 1983 and 2013 Eastern US Championships, the 2011 International Nations Cup/National Theatre on Ice Competitions, the 2012 National Collegiate Championships, 2014 US Adult National Championships and the 2015 Theatre on Ice National Competition.
For over 30 years the Club has hosted The Annual Cranberry Open Competition. This premiere summer competition has become one of the nation’s most popular competitions. Our unique competition format offers several developing aspects of skating which includes: “ACTTS” the Atlantic Coast Test Track Skate to recognize the test track competition skaters, “PEP” a Performance Enhancement Program” where regional skaters receive one on one IJS critiques, and a separate IJS competition for juvenile through senior singles and pairs competitors. Two years ago, Yarmouth Ice Club added a second competition to our annual calendar; “Spotlights On Ice” is an exclusive Theatre on Ice competition held annually in May.
Under the direction and guidance of Head Coach, Johanna Kelly Coggeshall, the Club quickly developed a very strong competitive skating program and, in 1979, Club member Wendy Lee Weston became the New England Intermediate Ladies Silver Medalist and Eastern Intermediate Ladies Champion, the first of her three Eastern United States Champion titles. Wendy went on to become the Yarmouth Ice Club’s first National and International competitor. Since that time many skaters including Todd Eldredge, Laura Edmunds, Pepi Pierce, Jason Sylvia, Morgan Rowe, Alexander Enzmann Jacki Crugnola, Melissa Crugnola, Michael Lueck, Olivia Oltmanns, Madeline Wunder, Kelsey Schacter, Janet Tavares, Colin Pennington, Ian Macadam, Chelsea Chiappa, Zoe Orenstein and Adult National medalist Janet Trvares, Dawn Feest and Rebecca Hamlin as well an many others who have represented theYarmouth Ice Club at the regional, sectional, national, and international level.
In 2003, former World and Olympian, Konstantin Kostin joined our coaching staff and continued the growth and development of our skaters bringing them to new levels of excellence in the competitive skating world. To hear more about our coach staff and their history of excellence, please visit our coaches site.
In our continued commitment to be active in the growth and development of figure skating, the Yarmouth Ice Club is a founding member of the Massachusetts Inter Club Council and a the New England Inter Club Council and is proud to have had many YIC members hold offices in both of these organizations. We are also the home club for many members of several USFS National committees and numerous skating judges.
The Yarmouth Ice Club is now located at The Bog in Kingston, Massachusetts and The Tony Kent Arena in South Dennis, Massachusetts.