Click here for the list of banned and suspended members.
Verifying SafeSport Compliance Requirements
Click here for SafeSport Compliance requirements as of May 14, 2019
Click here for FAQ on SafeSport training and background checks
Click here for SafeSport message from President Anne Cammett, Executive Director David Raith and SafeSport Committee Chair Kristin Arneson Cutler.
U.S. Figure Skating
President Anne Cammett’s written testimony for Congressional Hearing Oct. 3,
SafeSport Presentation from 2019 Governing Council
U.S. Figure Skating strives to provide a safe environment for its
members that is free of misconduct and harassment. The association will not
tolerate or condone any form of harassment or misconduct of any of its
members including athletes, coaches, officials, directors, employees,
parents, volunteers or any other persons while they are participating
in or preparing for a figure skating activity or event conducted under
the auspices of U.S. Figure Skating. All forms of misconduct
are unacceptable and in direct conflict with U.S. Figure Skating rules.
The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program addresses the following types of misconduct:
- Sexual misconduct
- Physical misconduct
- Emotional misconduct
- Bullying, threats and harassment
- Willfully tolerating misconduct
All individuals, regardless of membership with U.S. Figure Skating, are encouraged to report suspected violations of SafeSport.
- To report a suspected ethical violation or a violation of the SafeSport Policy, that does not involve Sexual Misconduct, click here.
- Allegations of Sexual Misconduct should be reported directly to the U.S. Center for Safe Sport. To report suspected Sexual Misconduct, click here.
If you have questions about the SafeSport program, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-635-5200. Reports of suspected violation should be filed on the form above.
U.S. Center for SafeSport
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is a national nonprofit organization providing education, resources and training to promote respect and prevent abuse in sports. Click here to view general information on the U.S. Center of SafeSport. As a member organization of the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Figure Skating has agreed to adhere to the Center’s policies and procedures including the SafeSport Code. The U.S. Center for
SafeSport’s Code can he found here.
The Center has the exclusive authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations involving sexual misconduct. Click here to report a suspected violation involving Sexual Misconduct.
U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Handbook
An updated version of
U.S. Figure Skating’s SafeSport Handbook will be available in early May 2019. As found within the current U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Handbook,
the SafeSport Program includes policies and guidelines that apply to
all U.S. Figure Skating members, clubs, programs, events and activities
and involves several key components:
We all can play a role in preventing abuse and reducing misconduct
in sport. The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program provides resources
for all members to identify abuse and misconduct, steps that can be
taken to reduce it and procedures to respond to it.
The SafeSport Program also includes required training of coaches
and select U.S. Figure Skating volunteers, officials and staff members
on recognizing and reducing circumstances for potential misconduct to
occur; information on U.S. Figure Skating's mandatory screening and
background check program; the procedures for reporting suspected misconduct (including protections from any retaliation or
repercussions for such reporting and procedures for disciplinary action
for failure to appropriately report and for making a false report); the
procedures and means by which U.S. Figure Skating and its member clubs
and programs should respond to allegations of misconduct;
and how U.S. Figure Skating and its member clubs can implement this
program to help ensure its effectiveness.
Athlete Protection Policies
As found within the U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Handbook,
U.S. Figure Skating has developed policies for its member clubs to
help them address misconduct if it should occur, and to
reduce, monitor and govern areas where potential misconduct
could occur. U.S. Figure Skating recommends that its member clubs adopt
the SafeSport policies below that are applicable to their club and
facility to reduce the risks of potential misconduct:
Take the Training
Take the Training
USOC SafeSport Training Intro Video
SafeSport Related Articles
Club SafeSport Compliance Chair
To ensure that the SafeSport Program is implemented in
all U.S. Figure Skating member clubs, each U.S. Figure Skating member
club is asked to designate a club board member to hold the title of
SafeSport Compliance Chair. The specific duties of the club SafeSport
Compliance Chair will include monitoring the SafeSport policies and
procedures of the club; verifying that all of the coaches who are
engaged in any type of coaching activity with any club skater are in
compliance with the U.S. Figure Skating coaching membership rules
regarding background checks and continuing education requirements; and
serve as the initial contact in the club for persons to report
suspected misconduct or other violations, and when necessary,
report such information to U.S. Figure Skating. Please refer to the Club SafeSport Compliance Chair job description
for more information.
SafeSport Program Resources
SafeSport Webinar Series is available for on-demand viewing in the Members Only section of usfigureskating.org (Must log-in to access).