About Us

Whats our Story?

2021-22 Group Photo 2010-21 Group Photo

Having Fun Skating is Our "Why"

Midland Misfits is an accepting community of figure skaters of all levels that seek to have fun, build confidence, and explore our creativity in a safe environment while challenging ourselves to exceed expectations, together. Through hard work, camaraderie, and mutual support, we create engaging on-ice performances that entertain and inspire our audiences!

Midland Misfits was founded in 2018. We've performed as Santa's Elves, as 80s fitness devotees, and to selections from Grease! and Broadway's Hamilton - An American Musical. In 2021, we competed at Michigan Showcase, taking 3rd place!

We are based in Midland, MI, but welcome skaters from across the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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Coach Melanie

Head Coach. Choreographer. Friend.

Melanie Black, PSA

Melanie Black started her career as a competitive artistic roller skater, qualifying for 6 National teams before switching over to Figure Skating full-time beginning in 1999.

Melanie has passed Adult Gold Freeskate, Adult Gold Moves in the Field and Senior Moves in the Field, as well as the Pre-Silver Solo Dances. She is a 14-time National Gold Medalist spanning Adult Nationals and National Showcase. She has protrayed characters as diverse as the Cat In the Hat, Jack Sparrow, Elphaba, and Kaa, just to name a few.

Melanie has achieved Master rating for Moves in the Field, as well as Registered Freeskate, Group, Choreography ratings, and Power Skating and Hockey 1 & 2 certifications from the Professional Skaters Association (PSA). She is also an American Ice Theatre Master Choreography Techniques graduate and a certified personal trainer. She currently serves as Learn To Skate USA director for the Sk8 Bay Figure Skating Club, and coaches private lessons with the Midland Figure Skating Club and the Mt. Pleasant Figure Skating Club, where she also coaches the Journey Into Imagination youth theatre team.

Our Performances

See what We've Done!


Empower Yourself

Performed at Michigan Showcase 2022
2021-2022 Season

Hamildolph - An American Christmas Parody

Performed at MFSC Holiday Show, Sk8 Bay Christmas Exhibition

2020-2021 Season

Hamilton - An American Musical

Performed at MFSC Spring Exhibition, Sk8 Bay Spring Exhibition, & Michigan Showcase
2019-2020 Season

Sweatin' Off the Calories

Performed at Sk8 Bay Christmas Exhibition, MFSC Christmas Exhibition, & Gladwin Spring Exhibition

2018-2019 Season


Performed at MFSC Spring Exhibition
2018-2019 Season

Jingle Bells and Santa's Elves

Performed at MFSC Holiday Spectacular & Sk8 Bay Christmas Exhibition

We are currently developing our program for the 2021-2022 season.

Check back for more details!