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About CCSC


The Chester County Skating Club (CCSC) is a private, non-profit organization incorporated in 1964. The club was designed to provide both competitive and non-competitive skating activities for members or all ages in a pleasant, informal environment.  Good sportsmanship is emphasized under the guidance of our club staff and volunteer coaches. We operate seasonally from mid-September through the beginning of March providing youth and adult hockey programs, learn-to-skate programs, professional figure skating instruction as well as family skating and open hockey ice time for members. Generations of families have learned to skate and learned to play hockey at this rink, affectionally referring to it as "The Barn", referencing its early beginnings as a simple red structure. Our alumni players and members are strongly connected, with many returning to coach or play in adult league hockey. CCSC works in cooperation with the Upland Country Day School, who owns the facilities.  CCSC is operated and managed by a volunteer Board of Directors drawn from the membership of the Club.

 During the season, a weekly schedule of hockey and figure skating practices, open hockey, and family skating times are posted in the clubhouse and on our website.

The Chester County Skating Club is proud to play at the John M. Cleveland Rink. We pride ourselves are being a club that upholds the values originally put in place by the founder of The Upland Country Day School's Ice Hockey Program, Dr. John M. Cleveland. Dr. Cleveland was the Upland Varsity Ice Hockey coach from 1964-1981, Upland's headmaster from 1964-1985, and the first President of the Chester County Skating Club. Please scroll down to read his typed letter from 1983. Years may have passed since that letter was typed but we have and will continue do our best to run our club as Dr. Cleveland himself intended. 

Policy Summary

Chester County Skating Club - Handbook


Welcome to the Chester County Skating Club. The Club is a private, non-profit, organization designed to provide competitive and non-competitive skating activities for many ages in a pleasant informal environment.

Good behavior and good sportsmanship are emphasized under the guidance of the professional staff and volunteer coaches.

The Chester County Skating Club works in cooperation with the Upland Country Day School. The facilities are owned by Upland. The Club is operated and managed by a volunteer board of directors drawn from the membership of the Skating Club.

Operating Times

The Club opens the first week of October and continues through the last week of March. During the season, a weekly schedule of hockey practices, figure skating, open hockey and family skating times are posted in the clubhouse and on the website .

Every effort is made to maintain a consistent schedule throughout the season. However, there are times when the schedule must be changed. Members are encouraged to check the calendar in the clubhouse on a routine basis for schedule updates and check the club website. CCSC will occasionally have to close the rink due to snow. Call the rink after 1:00 pm or check the website.

Club Rules

  • For the safety of all, poor behavior is not tolerated.
  • Children below the age of 10 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult; there is no baby-sitting at the rink. The only exception to this rule is if the child is with an instructor for skating lessons or hockey practice. Parents should meet promptly at the end of the instructional session.
  • Children are not to be unattended outside of the rink building or in the parking lot.
  • No smoking inside or outside the rink building.
  • No intoxicating substances alcohol, drugs, etc. allowed on Club premises.
  • No food or drink allowed on the ice.
  • No littering.
  • No crack-the-whip, tag, or other skating in an unsafe manner.
  • No throwing, kicking or playing with any foreign objects on the ice.
  • Sitting on the boards and/or hanging on the glass is not permitted.
  • No one is allowed on the catwalk without permission from the rink manager. Permission may be granted for that one time only.
  • Rink management has the right to discipline and rescind skating privileges and/or impose fines for damage to the rink facility.

Family Skating

Family skating is a time when parents and children are encouraged to come and skate at the club. On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and during holidays, specific hours for family skating are scheduled. The following rules apply to family skating:

  • Families may bring guests, and a person may be a guest once per month.
  • The guest fee is $5.00 per session.
  • Members must register their guests at the manager’s desk prior to entering the ice surface.
  • Members are responsible for their guests during family skating times.
  • Sticks and pucks are not permitted at family skate.

Learn to Skate

The Learn-to-Skate program is designed to instruct children, beginning at age four and older good group skating habits are stressed. Learn-to-Skate is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 6:45.

All students must wear helmets during their lessons, and warm gloves or mittens are also welcome additions. Continued attendance at Learn-to-Skate is encouraged, culminating with a group number in the end-of-season Ice Review. Our professional figure skaters donate their time and energy to give your child the best beginners’ skating experience available.

Figure Skating

Individual and small group lessons for all ages--male and female--are available from several professional instructors. Lessons can be scheduled by contacting the Figure Skating Director, Hilary Eberle, at

Figure skating sessions as indicated on the rink schedule are not just for lessons, however figure skates must be worn during all figure skating times. No one, other than instructors, his or her students, and figure skaters are allowed on the ice during figure skating times. Learn-to-skate students should not attend these figure skating sessions, but should practice their skills during family skate times.

Baggy clothing is not recommended for figure skating. Figure skates should provide adequate support for the ankle. Check with a figure skating coach regarding skate selection before making a purchase.

Ice Show

CCSC's Annual Ice Show is the highlight of the figure skating season. Children and adults work together to present a skating extravaganza. From the graceful solos of the experienced skaters, to the wobbles and falls of the beginners, the Ice Show highlights everyone’s hard work. All Club members are encouraged to attend this wonderful family event to end the season.


Unlimited skate sharpening is available for families and individuals. A Snack Bar is available for light food and beverages during weekends and some week-nights.

Phone Policy

The club phone is for official use only.


Chester County Skating Club
Physical Address (NO MAIL): 
619 Byrd Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Mailing Address: 
Chester County Skating Club
P.O. Box 216
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone: 610-444-5119