Welcome to the Winter Club of Indianapolis

In October 1940, a group of ice skating enthusiasts organized the “Free Skating Club” in the year-old Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Club members soon voted to change the name to “The Winter Club of Indianapolis.” A member of the U.S. Figure Skating Association, Winter Club has been home to generations of figure skating champions and recreational skaters. Winter Club members meet for free skating sessions Tuesdays 5:30-7pm, Thursdays 6-7:30pm and Sundays 4:45-6:15pm. Winter Club Learn to Skate, Saturdays 11:30-1pm, offers classes for all ages and abilities in skating and hockey.

Skating Rink

The new Youth Arena, which is attached to the south side of the Coliseum, opened for ice skating activities in October of 2013 and is the new home of the Winter Club of Indianapolis.

 

LOCATION AND PARKING

 

Youth Arena is located on the southeast side of the Indiana State Fairgrounds, between the Coliseum and South Pavilion and west of the Blue Ribbon Pavilion. (1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205).  Parking at the State Fairgrounds is $5 (Annual passes are available).  Check the Event Calendar. During large or popular events, parking closest to the Youth Arena may be scarce.  Shuttles are often available.

 

PUBLIC SKATING

 

Public Skating is available, click here for a link to information on the Indiana State Fairgrounds website.

Winter Club Learn to Skate group lessons continue through Saturday, March 29.  Classes are 30 minutes sessions starting at 11:30 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m. Reserve your spot by sending an email to WinterClubLTS@gmail.com. New skaters are welcome to start any Saturday (Classes are March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29). Our professional coaches teach fun classes for children (3 and older), teens and adults. We also offer hockey skating skills classes for children and adults. Ask us about discounts for re-enrollment and discounts for families. Click here for Learn to Skate FAQ. Information: winterclublts@gmail.com. Click here for registration information

 

ICE SHOW POSTPONED  /  PARTY PLANNED

 

The Winter Club ice show has been postponed until next season. Instead of the show, we are planning a skating party from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 23. Winter Club Learn to Skate participants are welcome. More details to come soon. Information: winterclublts@gmail.com.

The $63 million historic renovation of the Coliseum is expected to be completed in May of 2014, with Ice Skating activities starting in October.  Next season, Winter Club will be skating in the Coliseum and in the Youth Arena.  A fully stocked Skate Shop will supply skates, skating accessories and apparel.

 

Judy Schwomeyer and and Jim Sladky laced up their skates early so they could be the first dancers to practice on Olympic ice. 1971 Star File Photo

Winter Club Pioneers in Ice Dancing

An entertaining and enlightening article in the Indy Star about Ice Dancing and Indy’s early involvement.


 

The Winter Club of Indianapolis is a member of the US Figure Skating Association

United States Figure Skating Association logo

The Winter Club of Indianapolis