USFSA

Note:

1.  In the fall, skaters will need to be re-evaluated from LTS to free skate levels to see what their new level will be.  An email will be sent out to the club before group lessons start.
2.  Any skater who has passed out of freestyle 6 as of June 1, 2016, is grandfathered into Senior Club. The skater who would like to take Free skate 6 again in a group lesson, as requirements have changed, are welcome to.
3.  Any skater who is in the level Pre FreeSkate (former Basic Skills 7-8) – needs to have a full USFSA membership as well as Free Skate levels 1-6.
It’s that time again!  By July 1st, we need to renew our individual USFSA ANNUAL memberships.  If you have never paid a USFSA fee before, that means that the club has paid it for you with your LTS fees!  For those that have recently passed out of Basic Skills 6 and have gone into Freestyle, this means that you need to pay the Introductory fee of $30.00.  If you pass out of Basic Skills Level 6 during the season, please forward the $30 fee to me as well so that we can “upgrade” your membership! Collegiate skaters pay a four-year $70 membership and Renewals for all others are $60.00.  Club officers also need to pay the $60 membership fee. If there is more than one skater in a family, the 1st skater/family member fee is $60 and each additional member fee is $24.00. A breakdown of this is listed below!

ATTN MEMBER CLUBS: Effective June 1, with the beginning of renewal processing for the 2016-17 season, the membership fees will be as follows:

First Family Member – $60
Subsequent Member – $24
Introductory Member – $30
Subsequent Introductory – $24
Synchro Teams/Theatre on Ice – $60
Collegiate membership remains the same
Learn to Skate USA (formerly Basic Skills) remains the same

This fee can be made payable to FDL FSC or FDL BlueLine and sent to Shannon Casper, 479 E Bank St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.  Failure to pay this fee by July 1 will make you ineligible to participate in any ice activities (practice-ice, competitions, test sessions, group classes) until paid as this also covers you for sports accident insurance!

Please see below for what your USFSA membership provides to you and what type of membership you qualify for.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will advise you as to what type of membership you may need.

Shannon Casper, Secretary
Fond du Lac Figure Skating Club
(920)948-1832

Members of the organization have the ability to do the following:
Test at U.S. Figure Skating-sponsored test sessions
Compete at U.S. Figure Skating-sanctioned events
Participate in U.S. Figure Skating qualifying events
Represent your club at regional, sectional and national events
Participate in all sanctioned events events

Members also receive the following benefits:
Certificates of accomplishment for passing proficiency tests and placing at U.S. Figure Skating qualifying events (athletes)
Subscription to SKATING magazine (Basic Skills membership does not include a SKATING magazine subscription)
Individually numbered membership card
Coverage under U.S. Figure Skating’s sports accident insurance policy
Special offers and discounts from U.S. Figure Skating corporate partners

Of course, being a member of U.S. Figure Skating also means you have the opportunity to become a member of the U.S., World or Olympic Figure Skating Team!

Three types of membership are available:  introductory, collegiate and renewal.  Introductory is explained below, if you do not qualify for this, and are not in college, then you meet the renewal membership requirement.

Introductory

The introductory membership is a full membership available to first-time full members at a discounted rate of $30 (second and subsequent members are $24). This membership is available only through a member club. Introductory membership carries the same privileges as a full membership, including a subscription to SKATING magazine and all testing and competition rights.
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Collegiate Membership Package

This is a four-year full membership at a reduced rate for college-aged members, and all skating privileges apply for the four-year duration. Collegiate members may purchase this membership package through any U.S. Figure Skating member club. Each athlete may receive this option only once during their entire skating career. The cost is $70 for a consecutive four-year period – a savings of more than $90, or >56 percent, over a full membership for the same time frame.
Carries the same privileges as a full member, including subscription to SKATING magazine, and all testing and competition rights
Available through any U.S. Figure Skating member club
Can sign up any time in college; good for a consecutive four-year period
Not required for applicants to send in college transcripts upon registration
May only use this option once
Additional club fees may apply