As the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States, U.S. Figure Skating's mission is to provide programs to encourage participation and achievement in the sport of figure skating and also to provide the best possible experience for all participants.
U.S. Figure Skating is a membership-based organization serving more than 750 full, collegiate and school-affiliated clubs and more than 1,000 registered Learn to Skate USA programs nationwide.
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 or inquire with your local club.
The membership fee to join U.S. Figure Skating is $60 for the first full family member, $30 for an introductory membership, $70 for four-year collegiate membership and $24 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 $144.
To learn more about the various benefits and privileges associated with full, individual, introductory, collegiate and Friend of Figure Skating memberships, click here. For Learn to Skate USA membership information, click here.
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.