Over the last 32 years, the Bay State Winter Games Figure Skating competition has grown to become one of the most popular skating events in all of New England. Since its inception in 1985, the competition has been held at Williams College’s Lansing Chapman Skating Rink in Williamstown. The venue and the Northern Berkshire region of Massachusetts are a significant part of the overall Bay State Games Figure Skating tradition and enhance the experience of all involved in the competition.
Bay State Games is pleased to announce that the 2017 Bay State Games Figure Skating competition will once again be held at Williams College on Saturday, January 28, through Monday, January 30. While this is a deviation from our traditional Friday-through-Sunday schedule, it is the only option that will allow the Bay State Winter Games to remain in the Berkshires in 2017. All other weekends in January, February or March were either booked with a Williams College event or conflicted with a major figure skating competition. While we realize that this new format may not be the most convenient for those who travel to Williamstown from across the Commonwealth, this was the only viable option for 2017. We believe that preserving this tradition is paramount and hope that families can plan an extended stay in this beautiful region.
The effort of Williams College to make ice time available for the Bay State Winter Games while also accommodating the needs of the Williams College students and varsity athletic programs is no small task and we are extremely grateful for their support. We sincerely thank Williams College, local elected officials, our participants, coaches, judges, families, clubs, and local community members that have been longtime supporters of Bay State Games Figure Skating.
The competition announcement, new competition schedule and online registration will be released on this page in late October.
Saturday, January 28 through Monday, January 30
Chapman Skating Rink
Williams College - Williamstown, MA
$48 for each additional event
An athlete must meet at least one of the following criteria:
A full-time resident of Massachusetts by TBA
A full-time student at an academic institution in Massachusetts
A registered member of a figure skating club in Massachusetts. Athletes entering under this eligility requirement may not also be part of a non Massachusetts club
Any athlete that meets any of the above criteria will be classified in the competition as a participant from Massachusetts for the purpose of distribution of invitations for the State Games of America.
An athlete that does not meet any of the criteria listed above can also participate in the Bay State Games if:
Any athlete that participates under eligibility Rule 4 would be classified in the competition as a participant from their state of residence for the purpose of distribution of invitation for the State Games of America.
Bay State Game can change the level of a registered participant until TBA. Bay State Games cannot add additional entrants once the competition is full. Athletes should register at their current level. Once an athlete is registered, if they move up a level, the athlete must contact the Bay State Games office at 781-932-6555 or email so their registration can be updated.
NEW FOR 2017. Minimum age reduced. All athletes must be at least 5 years old by January 28, 2017 to be eligible
Athletes can enter up to three events from the following list of events.
With a new Saturday - Monday competition format, the schedule of events on each day has changed. Please note that this is a TENTATIVE schedule and could change once the exact number of competitors in each division and event has been determined as of December 16. This tentative schedule is provided to assist competitors and their families with traval planning however it is posted with the understanding that it could change based on actual entries.
Saturday, January 28
Tentative Times 2pm - 5:45pm
Freestyle 6, 7, 8
Artistic Solo 6, 7, 8
Open Freestyle Gold & Platinum
Sunday, January 29
Tentative Times 3pm - 9:30pm
All Adult Events
Freestyle 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Open Free Bronze & Silver
Monday, January 30
Tentative Times 12pm - 3pm
Artistic Solo 1, 2, 3, 4, 5