Welcome to the Collegiate Skating area of U.S. Figure Skating Online. Here you will find information on the Collegiate Skating Program, including tips on finding and managing a collegiate skating team, information on the U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships, intercollegiate skating and collegiate synchronized skating, and a list of contacts of U.S. Figure Skating staff and volunteers who can answer any questions you may have about collegiate skating.
Skating doesn't end after high school...
Collegiate skating serves as a popular outlet for college-aged skaters, proving that graduating high school does not have to mean graduating from figure skating. Once athletes are enrolled in college, U.S. Figure Skating offers several opportunities to participate in special programs geared toward the student-athlete.
Whether you have been skating since you were young, learned to skate in college, or returned to the ice after a long absence from the sport, regardless of level or experience, U.S. Figure Skating's collegiate programs are a great opportunity to make friends with shared interests, assimilate to a new life at school, obtain leadership skills and stay in shape.
More than 100 colleges and universities offer some type of skating program.
The level and commitment to the program varies by school, but there are many opportunities to stay involved. For the most up-to-date list of colleges and universities with figure skating programs, click the "Find a Team" tab to the left.
Don't see the school you want to go to listed? Start your own team! It is a great way to learn valuable leadership and business skills.
U.S. Figure Skating Collegiate Membership
U.S. Figure Skating offers a special membership for collegiate skaters. A four-year membership can be purchased through your home club for $70 - a 66 percent discount from a full four-year membership. A collegiate membership carries the same privileges as a full membership, including a subscription to SKATING magazine, testing and competition privileges. If you are not affiliated with a home club, click here. Please note, the $70 fee is due to U.S. Figure Skating and some clubs may charge their own additional fees.
Figure skating clubs (and parents, through their club) can gift this membership to graduating high school seniors, helping skaters stay connected to their home club and U.S. Figure Skating during college. If a figure skating club gives the four year collegiate membership as a gift to its graduating seniors, a personalized certificate can be downloaded through U.S. Figure Skating and presented to skaters on behalf of the club.
Opportunities for Collegiate Skaters
- Special collegiate membership
- U.S. Collegiate Championships
- Intercollegiate team competitions
- Synchronized skating
- Stay involved - be a coach, judge, technical panel official, accountant, etc.
- Leadership roles - collegiate club president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, etc.
Collegiate Skating Participation
Student-athletes participating in intercollegiate events are encouraged to form clubs and register with their Student Activities Department, Athletic Department, or any other student organization where they can be recognized on campus. Student-athletes learn valuable leadership, communication and management skills for post-graduation while managing and running all aspects of their programs, including working with the school, budgeting, event and travel planning, recruiting, scheduling, hiring coaches, etc.
All U.S. Figure Skating members who are full-time college students are encouraged to participate. Please note each school must be annually registered with U.S. Figure Skating as a participating member, and entry forms must be filled out for each competition. Competition registration is complete by the intercollegiate team club president.
To learn more about collegiate skating programs visit:
Intercollegiate Figure Skating
Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team