SAM Figure Skating was originally established as The Skating Club of Maine (SCM) over 30 years ago when the Kennebec Skating Club and Penobscot Valley Skating Club (University of Maine at Orono) merged. Ever since, SAM Figure Skating has provided programs and organized events that encourage participation and achievement in the sport of figure skating. In 1986, as The Skating Club of Maine, SAM hosted the nationally televised competition, “Skate America.”
With over 100 current members and growing, SAM Figure Skating is a member of U.S. Figure Skating, the national governing body of the sport of figure skating. Operating in four rinks, SAM offers resources for skaters of all ages and skill levels. These resources include coaches, private lessons, test sessions, clinics, competitions, and Learn to Skate programs.
The mission of the SAM is to promote and advance the sport of skating on ice in Maine. Each year, hundreds of skaters learn the fundamental skills of ice skating used in hockey, recreational, and figure skating from SAM's Learn to Skate programs. SAM offers Learn to Skate programs at its home rink – the Maine Ice Vault -- in Hallowell.