Org Spotlight: Figure Skating Club

Elizabeth Vierkant

Whether students love figure skating or are hoping to learn more about it, the University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Figure Skating Club is the place to be. This instructional organization meets every Tuesday night at the Fanetti Dunn County Ice Arena.

“Though our members come from all levels from former elite skaters to learning how to skate, everyone collaborates to support and help each other with whatever they would like to achieve,” Emily Ostrow, the Figure Skating Club president said.

At club meetings, skaters are welcome to skate on their own. Members are also given the opportunity to participate in group activities. According to Ostrow, these group activities involve creating a routine for shows.

Every fall, the Figure Skating Club puts on a show during a UW–Stout men’s hockey game. The fall date for this year’s show has yet to be confirmed.

The Figure Skating Club’s spring show will be on Mar. 6. Members of the club will be performing solo and as a group.

The club has twelve members, but Ostrow says that they are always looking for more.

“Figure skating is a niche sport, so finding others who share the same interest and passion for it can be difficult,” said Ostrow. “We also have a great group of skaters who support and care for each other no matter level, age, gender identity or background.”

Ostrow also said that the organization supports all skill levels from beginner to advanced.

For students concerned about having the proper equipment, the Figure Skating Club started its figure skate rental program this year. Members are able to rent skates from the club for free. They are high quality and available year-round. Ostrow believes that this program will help students that wish to learn how to skate.

If you are interested in joining the UW–Stout Figure Skating Club, feel free to reach out to Emily Ostrow at ostrowe8394@my.uwstout.edu. Students are also welcome to join the Connect page.