ABOUT US

The Sydney Figure Skating Club  is Australia’s oldest surviving figure skating club. It was conceived in 1961 at the Bondi Junction Ice Rink in Spring Street Bondi Junction, and this is quite possibly where the club chose its distinctive colours of blue, white and red.  The Bondi Junction rink stood on the same site as the current home of the Roosters Club “Easts”.

Called at that time the Bondi Junction Ice Dance and Figure Skating Club, the Club changed its name to the Sydney Figure Skating Club when it moved to the newly opened Burwood Glaciarium in 1964.

It established the Hollins Trophy in 1968 in honour of the Late Mr Ray Hollins, Club Treasurer and  father of two dedicated skaters.  This event is Australia’s largest non-championship competition and is conducted annually at Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink as an ISU International Inter-club event.

Over nearly 50 years, the Club has had many members who have gone on to represent Australia at international, World and Winter Olympic events.

Olympic representatives have included:
Jackie Mason OAM (Kendall-Baker) and Mervyn Bower
Vicky Holland
Elizabeth & Peter Cain
Cameron Medhurst
Tracey Brook
Danielle Carr OAM(McGrath) & Stephen Carr OAM
Stephanie Zhang
Cheltzie Lee
Danielle O’Brien and Gregory Merriman
The Club has also had many multiple National Champions who also represented at the world Championships, including:
Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya – 2017 Junior World Champions
Belinda Coulthard (Noonan) (also Olympic coach)
Michael Pasfield
Stephen Carr
Bradley Santer
Majestic Ice Australia’s Junior Synchronized Team (Junior Worlds)
Fire on Ice’s Senior Synchronized Team
Other very notable Club members have served at international and Olympic level as coaches and judges.   These include:
Wendy Langton OAM (Olympic Judge)
Susan Judd (Lynch) (Olympic judge)
Debbie Noyes (World Championship judge)
Kylie Fennell (Olympic coach)

The Sydney Figure Skating Club has a very rich history based on strong member involvement and a passion to succeed.  It works in close harmony with the Ice Skating Club of NSW (Cooperative) Limited which has operated the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink and a non-profit facility since 1971

Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya – 2017 Junior World Champions
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Danielle Obrien and Greg Merriman – 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

 

Cheltzie Lee - 2010 Vancouver olympics

Cheltzie Lee – 2010 Vancouver Olympics

Danielle Carr and Stephen Carr - 3 Times Olympic Pair Figure Skating Representatives

Danielle Carr and Stephen Carr – 3 Time Olympic Pair Figure Skating Representatives