|MISSION STATEMENT |
The purpose of the Tampa bay Skating Club is to encourage the instruction, education, practice, and advancement of our members in all aspects of figure skating; to encourage and cultivate a spirit of comradery among figure skaters; to sponsor, to produce, or cooperate in the production of amateur competitions, seminars and ice shows; and to carry out the rules , policies, and objectives of United States Figure Skating.
The Tampa Bay Skating Club (TBSC) was established in 1987 and moved into the Tampa Bay Skating Academy (TBSA) when it opened in Oldsmar in 1992. Since then, we have expanded to include members at TBSA Countryside, the Clearwater Ice Arena and the TGH Ice Plex in Brandon. Our membership is comprised of skaters, parents, coaches, judges, and other officials. TBSC hosts many United States Figure Skating (USFS) test sessions each year, in addition to our annual summer competition, the Orange Blossom Open, which has been held each year since 1992. Orange Blossom attracts skaters from all over the southeast every year. We periodically host special skating camps, clinics, ice shows, and social activities for our members. TBSC has hosted the South Atlantic Regional Championships three times in addition to the 1998 Eastern Sectional Championship and the 1999 Precision (Synchronized Skating) National Championship. TBSC has also hosted two USFS regional training camps.
We are extremely proud of all of our skating members and we have been well represented at Regionals, Sectionals, and the United States Junior and Senior National Championships. Additionally, TBSC is the home club of the first USFS Synchronized Skating Team in the State of Florida, the Florida Sunsations.
If you are interested in joining our club, please visit our membership page for more information.