Southport Skating Club (SSC) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to promoting the sport of figure skating.  Founded in 1979, the club's headquarters are located  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 members in all disciplines of competitive figure skating, such as: freeskating, pairs, synchronized skating, ice dance, and Basic Skills (learn-to-skate) in the northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin skating communities.  Since our founding, we have produced regional, sectional and national competitors as well as U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalists and accomplished professional show skaters.  Our membership is comprised of competitive and recreational skaters of all levels, PSA certified professionals and U.S. Figure Skating Officials.  


  • Offering a variety of US Figure Skating & Bridge memberships                                                       
  • Quarterly US Figure Skating sanctioned test session 

  • Host of 2 annual competitions    


  • Southport Spring Classic:  Annual US Figure Skating approved Basic Skills & Illinois Basic Skills Series competition                                            - Rink Side Ice Arena  Gurnee, IL                                                                                                              
  • Southport Summer Classic:  Annual US Figure Skating sanctioned  Non-Qualifying & Illinois Basic Skills Series competition                                   - RecPlex Ice Arena  Pleasant Prairie, WI

Proudly promoting 

the sport of 

figure skating 

since 1979


Welcome to


Proud co-host of the 

2016 U.S. Figure Skating

Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships

Oct 10-13, 2015

Pleasant Prairie, WI



The 2014-15 membership year started on

July 1, 2014

Renew your membership now 

to be eligible to test, compete or coach