Membership


Welcome to the Richmond Figure Skating Club (RFSC), a member club of the U.S. Figure Skating. Thank you for your interest in our club! The Richmond Figure Skating Club is a non-profit organization which supports all disciplines of skating.   Our membership benefits are:

  • Membership in U.S. Figure Skating
  • U.S. Figure Skating Magazine – the industry’s best publication of current skating news
  • Official members-only communications via our weekly Ice, Ice, Baby emails
  • Access to the Richmond Figure Skating Club’s closed members-only Facebook group
  • Club social events – a great way to mingle with skaters and their families
  • Networking & Fellowship – seasoned club members can provide advice and support to new club members
  • U.S. Figure Skating Test Sessions – access to testing at Skate Nation and Richmond Ice Zone at member rates
  • U.S. Figure Skating Certification – the privilege of participating in U.S. Figure Skating competitions and test sessions
  • Projects & Clinics – continued skating education provided through unique clinics and projects

You are required to be a member of U.S. Figure Skating if you test or compete in singles, dance, pairs, Synchro, or Theatre on Ice.

Why Join The Richmond Figure Skating Club?

The Richmond Figure Skating Club is a group of volunteers that work together to promote our favorite sport, support our skaters, provide skating opportunities, conduct test sessions and competitions to encourage our skaters to grow and pursue their skating goals. We are a registered club with U.S. Figure Skating which is the governing body for competitive skating in the United States. As such, we are bound by their rules and regulations for all our events. For a skater to participate in competitions, shows, exhibitions, and testing sessions, they must belong to a member club, which in turn makes them a member of U.S. Figure Skating. Club members also are invited to participate in club sponsored activities such as our Annual Gathering and Awards Presentation, camps, seminars, National Skating Week activities, Skater Appreciation Week events, and other opportunities for our members. We hold our annual competition, Falling Leaves, in September, host numerous test sessions throughout the year. One year we installed a new jump harness for our skaters to assist in their jumping techniques and at times we have provided free ice time to our members, scheduled exhibitions and held recognition ceremonies for all our skaters.

How Does Membership Work?

Membership in the Richmond Figure Skating Club runs from July 1st to June 30th of the following year, following the same schedule that U.S. Figure Skating follows for their membership. Memberships are not pro-rated because fees we collect from the skater are passed on to U.S. Figure Skating and their rates are not prorated. The remaining portion of what you pay goes into the club‘s general fund as operating expenses.

Membership can be in one of several categories with varying prices for each. If you have questions about the appropriate level, please contact the Membership Chair at RFSCMembership@gmail.com for assistance. After you join you will be added to the club‘s email distribution list and be eligible for club related activities. The U.S. Figure Skating will mail you an ID card in approximately 4-8 weeks after submitting your application with your official U.S.Figure Skating registration number. That number will typically not change and you are required to renew your registration through the club each year to keep your eligibility current and active with U.S. Figure Skating.

How To Join

Follow the link below directing you to EntryEeze. Any questions, please email RFSCMembership@gmail.com

Join or Renew Membership

Membership categories and prices, effective June 1, 2016, are as follows:

GENERAL RELEASE:

The Richmond Figure Skating Club, its Officers and Directors undertake no responsibility for damages or injuries sustained by a skater on a Club skating session, test session, or during a Club activity. As a condition of, and consideration of acceptance of membership, I/we (if under 18, parents or guardian), agree to assume all risks of injury to my/our person and property and, therefore, waive and release any and all claims against the Richmond Figure Skating Club, its Officers, Directors or Members. Additionally, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the Freestyle Rules.

PHOTO RELEASE:
I/we give Richmond Figure Skating Club permission to use my or my/our child/ren’s photographic images for any

public relations, publicity, or fundraising purposes.

SAFESPORT AGREEMENT FOR RFSC:

RICHMOND FIGURE SKATING CLUB is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for members’ physical, emotional and social development and ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct. The following code of conduct applies to all participants in activities associated with U. S. Figure Skating and RICHMOND FIGURE SKATING CLUB included but not limited to competitions. exhibitions, training camps. and local rink activities. I recognize that my participation in activities or my child/ren’s in al the activities associated with U.S. Figure Skating and RICHMOND FIGURE SKATING CLUB is an honor and privilege that carries certain responsibilities. I agree to fully abide by the rules and guidelines set forth by U. S. Figure Skating or its properly designated agents.

U. S. Figure Skating Member Code of Conduct GR 1.02

I recognize that my participation in all activities hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating, including but not limited to competitions, exhibitions and training camps, is an honor and privilege that carries certain responsibilities. I agree to fully abide by the rules and guidelines set forth by U.S. Figure Skating or its properly designated agents. As a precondition to participation in activities hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating, I will adhere to the following tenets in good faith:

A. I will exhibit the highest standards of fairness, ethical behavior and genuine good sportsmanship in all of my relations with others.

B. I will not damage public or private property. I understand that I may be held financially responsi- ble for damage deemed to be wantonly or willfully executed on my part, and that I may be subject to disciplinary action by U.S. Figure Skating.

C. I will not use or possess illegal drugs, and I will not engage in criminal activity. I understand that, if I am found to use or possess illegal drugs, or if I am found to engage in any criminal activity during any activity hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating, I may be subject to criminal penalties as well as penalties imposed by U.S. Figure Skating.

D. I will adhere to the rules of U.S. Figure Skating and the host organization at all activities hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating.

E. I will comply with all applicable anti-doping rules including, but not limited to, ISU and USADA anti-doping rules.

F. I will conduct myself in a manner not detrimental to the welfare of figure skating. I understand that my actions reflect on U.S. Figure Skating and the sport of figure skating both positively and negatively. I understand that if my acts, statements, or conduct are considered detrimental to the welfare of figure skating by the appropriate authority, I may be subject to penalties imposed by U.S. Figure Skating pursuant to GR 1.04.

G. I understand that the penalties that may be imposed may include, but are not limited to, loss of future international selections, loss of financial support from U.S. Figure Skating and its Memorial Fund, and loss of participation in activities hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating.
H. I understand that all disciplinary proceedings will be conducted pursuant to Article XXV, Section 3, of the U.S. Figure Skating bylaws, and that my rights and remedies are derived therefrom.