Q: Is the Scott Hamilton Skating Club (SHSC) different from the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy (SHSA)?

A: YES!  While there is a lot of cross-over with our members and being housed together at the Ford Ice Center, we are entirely different entities!  The SHSA runs the Learn to Skate programs.  It is managed by Paula Trujillo.  Paula is an employee of the Ford Ice Center. The SHSC is made up of board members (all volunteers) and is a non-profit organization that handles skaters who test and compete.


Q: Why would I need to be a member of the SHSC?

A: Joining a club is an important step in a figure skater’s life, as this becomes your training home. Once a skater is ready to take official U.S. Figure Skating tests or compete in competitions beyond Basic Skills, joining a club is the next step. Every club offers different membership packages and benefits. Most figure skating clubs sponsor monthly or weekly ice sessions, test sessions with judges for skaters to advance, host ice shows, exhibitions, fundraising activities, social events, awards banquets and host competitions. The SHSC is growing and developing every day!  This is an exciting time for us to grow our program and add additional club features as we do so!

Q: When is the club’s “year”?

A: Our year runs July 1-June 30.  It doesn’t matter when you join, you pay the same fee and all memberships expire June 30 each year. (Hint: you get the most for your money when you join July 1!)


Q: How much is membership?

A: Membership cost is based on membership type ranging from $25-150 each year.  Please see our membership page for more information on each type and choose the one that best suits your family and skater!


Q: Where can I stay in Nashville when I visit the Scott Hamilton Skating Club?

A: We have a wonderful selection of preferred hotels that are close to both Ford Ice Center and the heart of Nashville, Tennessee to ensure a fun and convenient visit. We also recommend visiting the Nashville Visitors Bureau before your visit.


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