About the CMFSC

Your skating journey begins here

Our Club

The Canterbury Masters Figure Skating Club (CMFSC) has it’s origins in an informal skating club – the Alpine Ice Arena’s “coffee club”. This is held twice weekly, and has fostered enthusiasm for ice skating among a wide range of adults for many years. The CMFSC was founded in 2004 as a response to this enthusiasm.

Membership is open to skaters of all ages and abilities.

The goals of the club

  • 1.
    to help and encourage all members, particularly adults to improve their skating skills in a friendly and helpful atmosphere
  • 2.
    run competitions - to give members an opportunity to test themselves and show their abilities and improvement
  • 3.
    provide opportunities for members to expand their knowledge of skating off the ice as well as on the ice
  • 4.
    promote social events and activities

Our Beginning

In 2004 a small group of keen and enthusiastic adult skaters who regularly attended Alpine Ice's twice weekly Coffee Club realised there were not many opportunities for Adult skaters to get together socially or to compete in Adult grades like those offered in the NZ Masters Games events.

So this group set about spreading the word amongst other adult skaters, forming a club with 15 members. We formed an interim committee, wrote a constitution and submitted an application  to the Incorporated Societies.  We became incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on the 6th day of September 2004.    Our next move was to affiliate with the New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Association (the NZ governing body) in 2005 - so that our members could sit tests and compete in competitions.

Our Club membership grew steadily each year until the time that Christchurch suffered substantial damage in the earthquakes starting in 2010 - 2012.   Since that time we have steadily built our membership numbers and are one of the largest Clubs in the NZIFSA.  We are proud of the range of skills, ethnicities,ages and interests amongst our Club members, but especially the friendliness and encouragement they show to each other.

Each year we hold our Open Invitation Club Championship and it is amazing to see the number of adult skaters who compete in this event.   There is a grade for everyone from 1st time skaters to the experienced competitive skaters.   It is a lot a fun and we encourage our members to enter.

So come and join us on your skating journey.......

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