Columbus’ figure skating history cuts deep below the ice surface. Sanctioned figure skating has had its place in Central Ohio since the 1960s. Some stars have roots in the city, while others have left their mark while gliding through.
Columbus will host the 2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and National High-Performance Development Camp for the first time on…
Approximately 400 members of U.S. Figure Skating converged on Columbus for their annual meeting in 2016.
For many years, figure skating was part of the four-day Arnold Sports Festival. Olympians Mary Hinzman, a former CFSC member, and…
Columbus was a first-year host of Champions on Ice at The Schottenstein Center in 1998. The touring show featured solo performances…
The Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships and National High-Performance Development Camp will come to Columbus for the first time in 2024. Nationwide Arena will host the Championships and OhioHealth Chiller North will hold the camp
Columbus is home to three figure skating clubs, the Columbus Figure Skating Club (CFSC), the Ohio State Figure Skating Club (OSUFSC) and the Skating Club of Central Ohio (SCOCO)
The OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks constructed its first rink in Columbus in 1993. Since then, the conglomerate has expanded to include six locations and 10 sheets of ice in Central Ohio
Columbus has at least two rinks surviving through history books: Iceland, a rink formerly located off Olentangy River Dr, and The Centrum, a seasonal downtown outdoor rink
While attending Upper Arlington High School and practicing with CFSC, Donohue became a junior national champion representing Argentina at the Argentina National Figure Skating Championships and the Junior Grand Prix series.
Raised in Columbus, Ohio, Hinzmann cut her teeth at the OSU Ice Rink before competing in pairs at the 2006 Winter Olympics with her partner and Columbus native, Aaron Parchem. When she finished competing, Hinzmann returned to coach in Columbus.
Similar to Ratchkova, Marcoux-Pavlas is a former Olympian who transitioned to coaching at the OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks. She represented Canada in pairs at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Figure Skating Timeline
CFSC become a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Association
Ohio State becomes one of the first schools to grant credits to students participating in figure skating on the same basis for comparable sports
Dec. 5 – The Centrum outdoor rink opens in downtown Columbus. It operated for seven years
The Chiller Ice Rinks establishes their first location, a two-sheet facility in Dublin that led to a figure skating boon in Central Ohio
Columbus hosts the U.S. Figure Skating Annual Meeting
Columbus is awarded the 2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and High-Performance Development Camp