The Pawtucket and Providence Figure Skating Club was founded in 1938 and is one of the oldest clubs in the country. PPFSC is a member of U.S Figure Skating. As stated in its bylaws, the purpose of the club then and now is “to encourage the instruction, practice and advancement of all types of figure skating, as well as to cultivate camaraderie among skaters.”
PPFSC holds ice sessions throughout the year at various locations. For beginners, PPFSC offers instruction through its Learn to Skate USA program. This program teaches the basics of skating and is appropriate as a starting point for those who want to continue with figure skating or hockey. For more advanced skaters, the club provides ice sessions for the purpose of accommodating private and semi-private lessons. In addition, the club sponsors various exhibitions and competitions throughout the year.