Welcome to GFSC

Gardens Figure Skating Club of Maryland is a proud member of the United States Figure Skating Association. Originally established as the Suburban Skating Club of Maryland in 1978, we were re-established in the year 2000 at our current home facility The Gardens Ice House of Laurel, Maryland. We are a volunteer-run organization dedicated to promoting the sport of figure skating by encouraging practice, performance, competition, and testing.

Proud Member of US Figure Skating

May 7th 2023 Showers of Flowers Recital

Production Team

Individual Skaters


May Day Open Competition 2023


May Day 2023 Event Results

Competition Schedule:

Gardens Figure Skating Club hosts an annual competition called the May Day Open. The May Day Open and Compete USA 2023 is scheduled for May 11-13, 2023. This competition attracts approximately 450 competitors from Basic Skills through Senior level, and Adult Bronze though Gold levels. Judges include those with national and international level experience. Events include freestyle, compulsory events (moves, spins, jumps), interpretive freestyle, artistic freestyle, pairs, ice dancing and theatre on ice. The 2023 May Day Open is an official, designated competition in the 2023 Solo Dance Series and the 2023 Excel Competition Series. IJS Critiques are available for both long and short programs. Please see the announcement below for more information.

Become a Friend of Gardens FSC!

We are excited to offer a new option for those who would like to support the club and stay informed of club events, but do not want to join as a member. Those who join the Friend of Gardens FSC will be added to our email distribution list to receive club updates and are invited to participate in club social events. The cost is $20 per year (July 1-June 30). The club will provide a free ticket to the Spring Show for each Friend of GFSC, so the membership pays for itself! This is a great option for Learn to Skate or Academy members who want to hear about and participate in club social events, but aren’t ready to join
a club yet, as well as friends and family of club members who want to stay informed and support the club.

You can sign up to be a Friend of Gardens FSC in one of two ways:

1 – Through our EntryEeze site, or

2 – By emailing board@gardensfsc.org with your name and email and sending payment through Zelle

Please note, that while you can register through EntryEeze and participate in social events, this is not actually a club membership and as such, does not provide USFS membership.