Welcome to the Richmond Figure Skating Club (RFSC), a member club of the United States Figure Skating Association. 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:
- USFSA Skating Magazine – One of the industry’s best publications of current skating news
- Club newsletter and directory – Provides local skating news and contacts
- 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
- Communications – A group voice in the communication with rink management and coaching staff
- USFSA Test Sessions – Club coordinated tests in Richmond
- USFSA Certification – You must be a club member to participate in USFSA competitions and tests
- Projects & Clinics – Continued skating education provided through unique clinics and projects
- Club Patch – A free club patch to be sewn on jackets
Why join the Richmond Figure Skating Club?
The Richmond Figure Skating Club is a group of volunteers who work together to promote our favorite sport, support our skaters, provide skating opportunities and conduct testing 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 of 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 Banquet and Awards Presentation, camps and seminars, National Skating Week activities, Skater Appreciation Week Events and other opportunities for our members. The club was once invited to see the John Hancock Stars on Ice show for free—but only for members. We hold an annual competition in the fall, host numerous test sessions throughout the year, installed a new jump harness for our skaters to assist in their jumping techniques, at times we have provided free ice time to our members, scheduled exhibitions and recognition ceremonies for our skaters, etc.
How does Membership Work?
Membership in the Richmond Figure Skating Club runs from July 1 to June 30th of the following year, following the same schedule that U.S. Figure Skating follows for their membership. Memberships are no pro-rated because fees we collect from the skater are passed on to U.S. Figure Skating and their rates are not prorated. A portion of what you pay goes into the club‘s general fund as operating expenses.
You join by simply filling out a membership application and mailing the form and payment to the address listed on the front page. You can also fill it out online and submit your payment via Paypal using this website (coming soon!).
Membership can be in one of several categories with varying prices for each. If you have questions about the appropriate level, please speak to your coach or the membership chair for assistance.
Home Club - One adult parent or Guardian and one Skater under 18. Testing, US Figure Skating competitions, Newsletter, for the minor skater. Adult has one vote, and Skating magazine. RFSC is the Primary Club.
Additional skating - For additional skating family members. It allows an additional family member testing, and competing privileges but no vote unless over the age of 18. RFSC is the Primary Club.
Home Club Adult - For adults 18 and older. Full club privileges, including Testing, US Figure Skating Competitions, one vote, Newsletter and Skating Magazine. RFSC is the Primary Club.
Secondary - For skaters who do not need RFSC for Primary membership as their Primary membership is with another Club, Includes testing privileges. There is no vote and no competition privileges. Newsletter included.
Collegiate - A four year membership. Must be 18 years of age and enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate program. Collegiate memberships are valid for four calendar years. An individual can only use the Collegiate option once in their lifetime with US Figure Skating.
After you join, you will immediately be added to the club‘s email distribution list and be eligible for club related activities. U.S. Figure Skating will mail you an ID card in approximately 4-8 weeks after submitting your application with your official 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. If you need to register for an event that requires your ID number from U.S. Figure Skating and you have not yet received your ID card, you can contact us and we will try to get your application expedited. If not, you can usually list pending on any applications and bring the ID card with you to the event once you receive your membership number. We will also add you to our email list so you get notified of upcoming club activities. You will receive a complimentary copy of Skating Magazine every month in the mail.
Download Introductory Membership Application – for new members who have never been a member of RFSC or any other club