U.S. Figure Skating is a membership-based organization serving more than 680 full, collegiate and school-affiliated clubs and more than 1,000 registered Basic Skills programs nationwide. For more information about U.S. Figure Skating, download the fact sheet (PDF). A brochure entitled "The Complete Guide to U.S. Figure Skating" is available for order.
The best way to be a part of U.S. Figure Skating is to be a member of a U.S. Figure Skating-affiliated club. All local clubs and programs set their own membership dues and will submit payment to U.S. Figure Skating making them both members of the local association/program and U.S. Figure Skating. For more information on club/member dues and membership rules, please refer to the current U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook (Rulebook order form [PDF]) or inquire with your local club.
The membership fee to join U.S. Figure Skating for the 2011-12 skating season is $50 for the first full family member and $20 for each subsequent member in the same household when joining through a club. Check with your local club for all membership fees, benefits and services. Full individual membership is $120.
There are many benefits to joining a club. Club programs and services are designed to meet the specific needs of its membership. Some of the benefits and services of clubs include:
- Practice sessions for:
- Moves in the field
- Free skating
- Ice dancing
- Synchronized skating
- Conducting U.S. Figure Skating test sessions
- Hosting competitions
- Hosting exhibitions, ice shows and other performances
- Fundraising activities
- Offering skater grants and financial support
- Rewards and recognition for member accomplishments
- Hosting judges, referees, accountants and technical schools
- Hosting training camps
- Conducting other programs such as off-ice training and educational seminars for skater development
- Coach development programs
- Parent education programs
- Social activities
- Interclub membership
Members shall be required to abide by and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the bylaws, official rules, policies, procedures, code of conduct and principals of ethical behavior of the local club and U.S. Figure Skating.