Retaining Figure Skaters
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Team Skating Programs
There are more than 60 colleges and universities that offer some type of a skating program.
Colleges with a Figure Skating Program PDF (11/10)
The rules for intercollegiate figure
skating competitions are
governed by the U.S. Figure Skating Collegiate Program Committee and
are not found in the USFS rule book that is published each year.
At the start of each season, the Collegiate Program Committee solidifies any rule changes from the previous season and publishes one common announcement and application for intercollegiate figure skating competitions, including the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Skating Championships.
The announcement/application is posted on U.S. Figure Skating web site, in the section PROGRAMS, under the Collegiate. 2010-11 U.S. Intercollegiate Competitions Announcement and Rules (revised 10/13/10, PDF). The URL above applies throughout the season. Competitors print it & mail it to the LOC Chair of the competition they wish to enter. The event schedule and contact information is also found at the above URL.
The rules that govern each competition can
found in the
competition announcement of the club hosting collegiate competitions.
Typically there are three intercollegiate
conference competitions held in each
conference throughout the season, and athletes and teams earn points
for their team by placing in the top
five. At the end of the season, the top three teams in each conference
will compete at the U.S.
Intercollegiate Team Skating Championships in the spring or summer.
If there are only two intercollegiate
per academic year due to financial constraints or limited availability
of ice and other resources. If this is the case, the rules follow as if
there were three intercollegiate conference competitions. Skaters are
still awarded the same amount of points, which are calculated and the
top three teams still advance to the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Skating
General entry rules (see
each announcement for specific rules):
• There is no minimum number of skaters required to represent a college/university.
• Skaters MUST represent the college/university they attend.
• All skaters must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a high school diploma
• Each college/university may have no more than 35 starts in each competition.
• Each college may have no more than 5 starts in a senior level event, or no more than 3 in any
• The rules for program length & content follow the U.S. Figure Skating rule book as closely as
possible, with exceptions noted in the announcement. The following events are offered:
NOTE: There is a collegiate USFS membership available for full-time student that providesThere are more than 75 schools with skating programs and more than 45 synchronized skating teams representing colleges. There are many competitive collegiate skating opportunities for people who have different skating backgrounds.
a reduced rate for a period of 4 years that can be purchased through your home club for a
sum $70, which is a 66 percent discount from a full membership for four years. It carries
the same privileges as a full membership, including a subscription to SKATING magazine,
and testing and competition privileges. Figure skating clubs and parents can gift this mem- bership to graduating high school seniors so that they will stay connected to their home
club and U.S. Figure Skating
PDF 2010 U.S. Collegiate Champs Announcement
PDF 2011 Intercollegiate Announcement Rules
PDF Collegiate Handbook
PDF Colleges with Synchronized Skating Programs
PDF Colleges with Intercollegiate Skating Clubs
USFS Coordinator, Athlete Development Kelli Evers, p: 719.635.5200 eMail
Judging Systems used in Collegiate Events
Collegiate teams may participate in intercollegiate and non-qualifying competitions. Teams can compete at the Sectional level (Eastern, Midwestern or Pacific) and top teams advance to the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. This level is judged under the IJS system.
Open Collegiate teams may participate in intercollegiate and non-qualifying competitions, and may advance to Sectionals. This level is judged under the 6.0 system.
PDF 2010-2011 Intercollegiate Figure Skating Competition Announcement and Rules
Intercollegiate Competitions are nonqualifying USFS competitions, as per Rule 1050.
PDF U.S. Figure Skating
The 2010 U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competition season consists of a total .... in this announcement, U.S. Figure Skating will incorporate all changes
PDF Guide to Developing a Successful Collegiate Program
you can make travel arrangements o Check U.S. Figure Skating Online frequently for competition announcements and news about collegiate skating
PDF NEW 4 year USFS Collegiate Membership
testing and competition rights. 2. Available through US Figure Skating Member Clubs. 3. Can Sign up any time in College; good for a consecutive 4 year period.
2011 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships (Sun Valley FSC), Sun Valley, ID from July 21-24. Events are held in four categories: junior ladies, junior men, senior ladies and senior men. To qualify for the U.S. Collegiate Championships, a skater must be a current U.S. Figure Skating member and high school graduate who is enrolled full time in a college or university degree program, entering as a first year student in September or graduating in May 2011.
Ice Skating Rink Index
Ice Skating Disciplines
Collegiate Skating Fact Sheet (PDF)
2010-11 U.S. Intercollegiate Team Skating Conference Standings (Link)
2010-11 U.S. Intercollegiate Competitions Announcement and Rules (revised 10/13/10, PDF)
Intercollegiate Competitions Entry Form (PDF)
Intercollegiate Competition Handbook (PDF)
Intercollegiate Team Registration Form (HTML)
Guide to a Successful Collegiate Team (PDF)
Creating a Team Brochure (HTML)
Figure Skating Programs Manager
Contact for: Intercollegiate team skating, U.S. Collegiate Championships
Athlete Development Coordinator
Contact for: Collegiate synchronized skating, collegiate clubs/organizations
Senior Director, Athlete Development
Collegiate Program Committee Chair
Learn to Skate Program
Table of Contents - Basic Skills Bridge Program Handbook
School Skating Clubs & Teams
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:
All materials are copy protected.
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.