Retaining Figure Skaters
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Figure Skating Programs
Skating doesn't need to end after high school.
Figure Skaters who enroll in college as a full-time student have an opportunity to participate in special programs geared toward the student-athlete. The following skaters are represented in the collegiate program:
The USFSA stresses that collegiate skaters are more “student” than they are “athlete”. They advise high-school figure skaters to never choose a university based on their skating program.Resources:
More than 100 colleges and universities offer some type of skating program. The level and commitment to a figure skating program varies by school.
If the school you want to go isn't listed, start your own team! It is a great way to learn valuable leadership and business skills. There is no minimum number of people needed to start a program at a school.
Figure skating programs also do not have to be directly affiliated with the skater’s university
Intercollegiate Team Skating
The fastest growing part of collegiate figure skating is the series of intercollegiate competitions. These clubs are organized under the auspices of the college or university and are not the same as a sanctioned USFS club. These college club provide an opportunity for collegiate athletes to compete against other college athletes in free skating, ice dancing and synchronized team skating competitions!
The intercollegiate figure skating competitions are governed by U.S. Figure Skating's Collegiate Program Committee. There are three competitions per conference which are hosted by collegiate figure skating clubs.
2012-13 Intercollegiate Team Skating Competitions
Note: Any competitive skater who is enrolled full time in college can use these events as a supplement to entering the regular qualifying U.S. Figure Skating competitions.
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
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