Welcome to Blue Edge Figure Skating Club of Connecticut
Blue Edge FSC of CT, Inc. (formerly Yale Figure Skating Club, Inc.) is a member of United States Figure Skating (U.S. Figure Skating), the national governing body of ice skating in the United States. After running a successful skating program for over 40 years as Yale Figure Skating Club, Inc. at Yale's Ingalls Rink, in 2021, we changed our name to Blue Edge Figure Skating Club of Connecticut, Inc. and moved to a new home rink at M&T Bank Arena, Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus, 305 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut 06518. The name Blue Edge acknowledges our past association with Yale’s blue color, expresses our enthusiasm for our home rink in the land of the famous Blue Blazed hiking trails and symbolizes our blue state flag and the blue waters of Long Island Sound along the southern edge of our state. Please explore our website or contact us to find out about our membership options and skating programs.
For further information, or questions about our Club, visit our Contact Page.
1. Club Memberships - Club memberships are offered on an annual basis (from July 1 through June 30). For the different types of memberships offered, prices and benefits, please click HERE.
2. Skating Programs
I) Learn to Skate Lessons - The Blue Edge FSC of CT Learn to Skate USA program is ideal for beginners who wish to learn basic skating skills. This program is based on Learn to Skate USA program and offers separate group lessons for children and adults. It is designed for both figure skaters and hockey players. For more information, click HERE.
II) Practice Ice - Practice Ice sessions provide skaters an opportunity to practice skating skills or get one-on-one coaching from our experienced coaches. For more information, click HERE.
3. Test session, shows and LTS competitions - We send emails and make announcements on our website about scheduled test sessions, shows and competitions. More information about these activities is coming soon.
The mission of the Blue Edge FSC of CT is to promote and encourage participation in the sport of figure skating by providing fun and challenging programs for all ages and levels of skaters. We provide opportunities for skill development, competition and performance in support of individual needs and goals. We strive to create a community that shares the life-long love and joy of figure skating.
The Blue Edge Figure Skating Club of Connecticut, Inc. (formerly Yale Figure Skating Club, Inc.) is an independent non-profit organization, sanctioned by United States Figure Skating (USFS). It is tax exempt under sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and publicly supported under section 509(a)(2). Contributions are welcome and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our bylaws are available on the Documents page of this website.
Blue Edge FSC of CT is managed by a Board of Directors elected by adult full members in odd-numbered years at the annual meeting held in June. All members and parents are encouraged to participate in Club activities throughout the year. The Directors for July 2021 through June 2023 are listed below, along with any office held.
Board of Directors 2023-2025
Nancy Brittingham, president
Rashu Seth, vice president, publicity
Merceditas Villaneueva, secretary
Xilin Shen, treasurer
Mary Lee, membership, coaches
John Cain, program director, SkateSafe Compliance
Nancy Harrington, test chair, gov council
Sam Edwards, rink liaison, publicity
Peter Ellis, hospitality/motivational consultant