Having made our home since 1962 at Michael A. Ries Ice Rink in Parma Ohio, we are a non-profit Club. Forestwood Figure Skating Club connects young skaters with goal-oriented coaching. Our Basic Skills sessions prepare each student for fun competitions, shows, and exhibitions. Once beginners pick up the fundamentals in our Learn to Skate program, they can move on to private instruction with the club’s Home Club Professionals, and Associate Club Professionals, which combines for more than 50 years of experience. Club Sessions afford access to USFSA sanctioned events such as advanced level competition, testing, shows, exhibitions, and private ice time on a rink uncluttered by fellow skaters or rush hour Zamboni traffic. Forestwood Skating Club is sanctioned and certified by the U.S. Figure Skating Association, the governing body that oversees testing and competitions for all Olympic hopefuls.
Corey has been involved with the figure skating world for over 14 years. He has been the club President for over 10 years, is the Head Test Chair, and also serves on the Greater Cleveland Council board. He assists with Forestwood's ice shows and occasionally volunteers as an accountant for competitions.
Heather has been involved with the club for over 10 years. She is the Learn to Skate director, a Learn to Skate instructor, private lesson coach, and Ice show director.
Jackie has been a part of Forestwood for over 14 years. She serves as the club secretary and is a member of multiple committees, including organizing all of Forestwood's virtual test sessions.
Russ has been a part of Forestwood for over 17 years. He is a trustee.
Jodi has been a member of our club for over 7 years. Jodi is a part of many committees.
Nickie has been a proud member of Forestwood for over 4 years. She assists Heather with Learn to Skate organization.
Diane has been with Forestwood for over 4 years and is head of the Hospitality committee. She is a skater herself, and enjoys baking treats for members to enjoy.
Eddie has been with Forestwood for over 10 years. He enjoys the pleasure of being the prop supervisor for our elaborate ice shows.
Stefanie has been with Forestwood for over 6 years. She is our newest addition to the board of directors.