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FMC Ice Sports Welcomes Olympic Coach, Janet Champion!

Skaters participating in the Natick Advanced Skating Academy starting today, August 20 and running through Friday August 22 are excited to have Olympic coach, Janet Champion, as a teacher this week! At the age of 10, Janet Champion started her unique career as a child star with Shipstad’s and Johnson’s Ice Follies. Janet trained on ice with Edi Sholden at…read more →

New England Future Stars Championship Weekend Full of Surprises and Excitement

The 2014 New England Future Stars season concluded with champions being crowned at all five levels. The playoffs proved to be anything but predictable as upsets were seen at every level. Thank you to all the players, coaches, and fans who made the 2014 season one to remember. Please enjoy the following highlights from Championship Weekend: Squirt: Squirt Gold Cup Champs: South…read more →

2014-2015 Programming Line Up!

Learning to skate is as easy as 1, 2, 3! FMC Ice Sports instructional programs are divided into steps to help participants navigate their way to skating success. Step 1: Learn to Skate is for participants ages 3 and older with little to no formal skating instruction. Step 2: Advanced Learn to Skate is a continuation of learning fun with…read more →

Meet the Manager: Jason Kreamer, Connery Memorial Skating Rink – Lynn

The Meet the Manager spotlight for the August issue is Jason Kreamer of the Connery Memorial Skating Rink in Lynn. This dependable manager was instrumental in opening his rink early when the Cronin Arena was forced to shut down due to damage sustained from the July tornado. He is a family man, a veteran and sports enthusiast. Learn more about Jason…read more →

When One Rink Closes – Another Opens! Residents of Revere Offered Free Public Skating Admission at the Connery Rink in Lynn

As one door closes, FMC Ice Sports opens another! Due to storm damage caused by the tornado in Revere on July 28th, 2014, the Cronin Skating Rink will be closed temporarily for repairs. To compensate for the unprecedented closing, FMC Ice Sports will open the Connery Skating Rink in neighboring Lynn early. Residents of Revere will have the opportunity to…read more →

CSD, CAP, CAM, CAO, CAE – More Than Just Letters

Ever notice the letters that follow some FMC employee’s names in their email signatures or on their business cards? Those letters signify certifications issued by the Ice Arena Institute of Management or iAIM. Since 2001, the iAIM organization has partnered with the Ice Skating Institute (ISI) to bring arena professionals the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in the industry….read more →

Congratulations to the 2014 Skaters Scholarship Winners!

Developed in 1993, the FMC Ice Sports Skaters Scholarship provides financial assistance to ice sports participants and recreational ice skaters graduating high school and seeking to further their education. The scholarship is awarded to ice hockey, figure skating, and recreational skating participants who demonstrate strengths in academic performance, community and extracurricular involvement, as well as accomplishment and leadership on the…read more →

Meet the Manager: TJ Swiderski – Armstrong Arena, Plymouth

For the July issue of Meet the Manager we decided to shine the spotlight on TJ Swiderski who manages the Armstrong Arena in Plymouth. TJ has worked in America’s Hometown for almost 5 years but started his career in Illinois. Learn more about this deep dish pizza fan here: 1.     Manager’s full name: TJ Swiderski 2.    …read more →

Meet the Manager: Shayne Medeiros – Raynham IcePlex

Our June issue of Meet the Manager features South Coast native Shayne Medeiros. Shayne learned the tricks of the trade at the Driscoll Arena in Fall River and now manages the Raynham Iceplex. Learn more about this fan of sushi and golf here: 1.     Manager’s full name:  Shayne Tomas Medeiros 2.     FMC arena:  Raynham IcePlex 3.    …read more →

FMC Skaters Shine Bigger and Brighter

The annual ISI District 1 Championship competition is the biggest ISI figure skating competition in the New England area inviting skaters from Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Skaters earn Champion status by winning first place in Freestyle events and are awarded with trophies in addition to gold medals. Skaters also compete in a variety of additional…read more →