There are many local competitions hosted by area clubs that allow the skater to display their skills before an audience, other skaters, and a judging panel. At the more advanced levels, skaters can compete regionally and/or nationally. For the beginning level skater, see also the competitions listed on the Basic Skills tab.

Nonqualifying competitions are events sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating, and hosted by a member clubs that provides an opportunity for any U.S. Figure Skating member to participate in a competition. U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned competitions follow U.S. Figure Skating rules, and are officiated by officials approved through U.S. Figure Skating’s rules.

Date Competition Host Location
Feb 10-11, 2018 OH High School Team Championships Shaker Heights FSC Shaker Hts, Ohio
Mar 16-18, 2018 Cleveland Invitational Chagrin Valley FSC & Euclid Blade and Edge Chagrin Falls, Ohio
July 15-16, 2017 Sunshine Invitational Mentor Figure Skating Club Mentor, Ohio
Sept 8-10, 2017 Skate Cleveland Winterhurst Figure Skating Club Lakewood, Ohio
Oct 28-29, 2017 Buckeye Adult Open Pavilion Skating Club Cleveland Heights, Ohio

For non-qualifying competitions outside of the Greater Cleveland area, see

Date Competition Location
January 3-7, 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships San Jose, CA
October 18-22, 2017 Eastern Great Lakes Regional FS Championships Antioch, TN
November 15-19, 2017 Midwestern Sectional FS Championships Bloomington, MN
The Cleveland Invitational Championships (CIC’s) are held to stimulate interest in figure skating and to afford a competitive experience for skaters. The competition is conducted according to the current U.S. Figure Skating rules. Previously limited to Cleveland-area skaters, CIC’s is open to all skaters from any club. CIC’s is part of the Tri-State Council Championship Series and the National Solo Dance Series.

CIC’s is a GCC Competition hosted by our member clubs. The current rotation is as follows:

2017 Winterhurst FSC 2025 Center Ice SC
2018 Cleveland SC 2026 Shaker FSC
2019 Chagrin Valley FSC 2027 Pavilion SC
2020 Euclid Blade & Edge 2028 Wooster FSC
2021 Mentor FSC 2029 Garfield Heights FSC
2022 Brooklyn FSC 2030 Forestwood FSC
2023 Kent SC 2031 Cleveland Edges SC
2024 Strongsville SC 2032 Gilmour Academy FSC

The competition is always hosted in a rink no less than 200 feet in length. If the Host Club’s rink is less than 200 feet in length, the Host Club either passes on the competition or arranges for a different rink within which to host the competition.

Three trophies are awarded each year. Only GCC member clubs are eligible to win the trophies.

  1. The Bill Coyle Dance Trophy is awarded to the club winning the most points in all the dance events. For Dance events with skaters from two different clubs, the points will be split. This is a traveling trophy.
  2. The Joy Cunningham-William Wall Cleveland Invitational Championship Club Trophy is awarded to the club winning the most points. Points are awarded as follows: 1st place – 4 points, 2nd place – 3 points, 3rd place – 2 points, 4th place – 1 point. The number of points is reduced in events with fewer than 4 skaters. For Dance and Pairs events with skaters from two different clubs, the points are split. Maneuver teams are not included in the point total. This is a traveling trophy.
  3. The Elaine and Charles A. DeMore Memorial Trophy is awarded to the skater who wins the Intermediate Ladies Free Skate. If there is more than one group of Intermediate Ladies FS, a Final Round will be held. This is a traveling trophy.