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Social Ice Dancing

Social Ice Dancing

Ice dancing began as a social activity – a way to bring ballroom dancing to the ice and enjoy skating with other people. It gradually developed into competitive and testing structures. But many people, especially adults, still enjoy social ice dancing. Without the pressure of testing or competing, it gives you the opportunity to relax and enjoy skating with others who share the same passion.

Many ice dancers say the experience of skating with different partners helps their own ice dancing improve, and you may find this a hidden benefit of attending social ice dance sessions – besides the obvious fun!

Social ice dance weekends and sessions are held in many places, and usually welcome all levels and abilities.

Ice Dance Weekends
and Events

September 13-17, 2021. Valley of the Sun Adult Skating Camp. Ice Den, Chandler, AZ. Info:

October 8-10, 2021. Bay Area Ice Dance Weekend (BAID). San Jose, CA. Info:

Social Ice Dance Sessions

Next time you travel - bring your skates! - and check this list for social ice dance sessions

Centennial, CO. South Suburban Ice Arena. Starting Saturday, June 3, 2017, there is a Saturday 2:15-3:30 pm ice dance session. These will continue at least through the end of July. These are public sessions, at the usual public session rate; however, ice dance music exclusively will be played. For more info contact Naomi Rubin.

South Suburban Ice Arena has year round adult (40+) Silver Skates sessions Mondays and Thursdays from 11:40 am to 12:50 pm. These are mixed dance/freestyle sessions where both kinds of music are played. Call the rink to confirm sessions. 

Boston, MA. Skating Club of Boston ice dance sessions:  Wed. 8:30pm-9:20pm & 9:30pm-10:20pm.

Chicago, IL. Windy City Figure Skating Club, Sunday evening session with ice dance music. 

Cincinnati, Ohio.   The Figure Skating Club of Cincinnati has an ice dance session on most Wednesday evenings 8pm, Sept. - May.   Check with club for summer ice and general sessions.

Minneapolis, MN. Starlight Ice Dance Club. Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm.  See

Little Falls, NJ. Floyd Hall Arena, check for ice dance sessions:

Katonah, NY. Hickory Hill FSC. Open ice dance sessions throughout the year except August. Check calendar, or contact Eric Marcus,

Sherwood, OR. Sherwood Ice Arena, ice dance sessions Sundays 8:30-9:45am, mid-March thru mid-September. 

Ardmore, PA.  Philadelphia Skating Club & Humane Society. Social ice dance sessions most Saturdays 4 - 5pm, September-May.  See  or contact Ed Dunlop for more info.  Sessions are free to any USFS or international club members, and open to all levels. 

San Francisco, CA. Bay Area Social Dance Session almost every Sunday 9:15-11:15 am at Sharks Ice San Jose -  in San Jose, CA. Check website, to view the current calendar of sessions, or contact Don Willis. Also, there are day time sessions suitable for ice dancing at various rinks every weekday, and some club and social sessions in the evenings. 

Spanaway, WA (south of Tacoma).  Sprinkler Ice Arena. Sundays 12:45-2:15pm. Call to confirm: 253-798-4000.

All dates and sessions are subject to change. Although does its best to post accurate and current information here, we cannot guarantee any session listed. Please use the contact information listed to confirm all sessions and/or get more information. 

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