Highland Skating Club is an 100% volunteer run organization.
Opportunities for volunteering:
Winterfest (Click Here for Details)
Blades on Ice Competition
Annual Hijinx Show
Benefits of Volunteering:
For each 5 hour shift at Winterfest, each skater may skate one free Club session or reduce their test session fee by $8. There is a maximum reduction of $48 per year. Please use the Volunteer Involvement Worksheet to track your hours. To utilize your credits, please contact Sallie Crowell.
2017 Skater Sportsmanship Fund
Highland Skating Club offers skaters an opportunity to earn monetary support for training ice, coaching, testing, boots and blades, sharpenings, skating apparel, club uniforms and club ice. Applicants must be full and current members of Highland Skating Club. All applicants must provide a Volunteer Involvement Worksheet showing a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service to the Highland Skating Club from July 1, 2016 through May 15, 2017. Please download application here.
2017 Travel and Training Fund
Highland Skating Club offers skaters who compete at Regionals, Sectionals or Nationals an opportunity to earn monetary support for training ice, coaching, competition apparel, entry fees and competition travel costs. Applicants must be full and current members of the Highland Skating Club. All applicants must provide a Volunteer Involvement Worksheet showing a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service to the Highland Skating Club from July 1, 2016 through May 15, 2017. Please download application here.
Friday, November 25, 2016 - Sunday, January 2, 2017
Seattle Center Ice Rink, Fisher Pavilion (West of the Center House)
Winterfest is Highland Skating Club's main annual fundraising activity. HSC provides volunteers for the Seattle Center Ice Rink and, in turn, receives a portion of the ticket sales, which covers more than half of our operating revenue for the year. This money allows HSC to provide club sessions, test sessions, Hi-Jinks, competition, skater grants, and other skating services to its members. By volunteering, you can help the club reduce its expenses of running this fundraiser.
Sun-Thur 11am - 8pm
Fri and Sat 11am - 10pm
Christmas Eve: rink closes at 4pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: 11am-11:45pm
Volunteer shifts vary between 3 and 5 hours. Volunteers may sign-up for back-to-back shifts. If you cannot work a full shift, please make a comment regarding the time you can work. It is important that you cancel your shift in advance so someone else can sign up for the spot. If you are working a shift of 5 or more hours, you will be allowed one 15-20 minute break for every four hours worked - the timing at the rink manager's discretion. Please check in at the ticket booth or with the on-duty rink manager when you arrive or leave.
1) Handing out and putting away skates
2) Serving as rink patrol
3) Helping to clean (resurface) the ice
4) Assisting customers
Greatest needs for volunteers:
1) Any shift after December 19th when schools begin the holiday break
2) Evening shifts starting December 12th. (Most of the student volunteers cannot work evenings.)
3) Christmas Eve (This is traditionally a very busy day.)
4) New Year's Eve (all day and evening shifts)
Parking at Seattle Center:
Street parking is free after 8pm, on Sundays and on holidays. We request you use street parking when possible. Otherwise, we recommend parking at the First Avenue Garage, which is the closest garage to Fisher Pavilion. In order to park for free in the garage, make sure to get a parking pass from the rink ticket booth after your shift.