Southport Skating Club (SSC) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to promoting the sport of figure skating. Our organization is a proud member-club of U.S. Figure Skating and Skating Council of Illinois. Founded in 1979, the club is headquartered at Rink Side Ice Arena in Gurnee, Illinois with member-coaches and skaters also training out of RecPlex Ice Arena in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
As a member club of U.S. Figure Skating, SSC supports our members in all disciplines of competitive figure skating, such as: freeskating, pairs, synchronized skating, ice dance, and Basic Skills (learn-to-skate) by providing U.S. Figure Skating testing, competitions, educational and social opportunities in the northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin skating communities.
Since our founding, we have produced regional, sectional and national competitors, U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalists, professional show skaters and accomplished skating Professionals. Our membership is comprised of competitive and recreational skaters of all levels, PSA certified professionals, U.S. Figure Skating Officials and a dedicated volunteer-based Board of Directors.
Offering a variety of U.S. Figure Skating & Bridge memberships
Quarterly U.S. Figure Skating-sanctioned test session
Host of 2 annual competitions:
Southport Spring Classic
Annual U.S. Figure Skating approved Basic Skills & Illinois Basic Skills Series competition
Rink Side Ice Arena Gurnee, IL
Southport Summer Classic
Annual U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned Non-Qualifying, U.S. Figure Skating Solo Dance Series & Illinois Basic Skills Series competition
RecPlex Ice Arena Pleasant Prairie, WI
Proud Co-Hosts of the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships
& the 2016 Upper Great Lakes Non-Qualifying Competition