why join

Why Join a Skating Club?

Joining the club is an important next step in building a strong foundation as a figure skater. Once you’re ready to utilize more practice ice time, take U.S. Figure Skating tests, or compete beyond the Basic Skills level, it is a good time to join the club.

You must be a full member of the U.S. Figure Skating Association in order to take skating tests or to compete at a higher level than Basic Skills.

Benefits of Joining the Kent Skating Club

  • U.S. Figure Skating membership, good for one year (July 1 – June 30)
  • Subscription to SKATING magazine
  • Ability to purchase club ice time and punch cards at a discounted member rate
  • One time complementary Kent Skating Club jacket
  • Social Events
  • Opportunity to perform as a club at sanctioned events
  • Development of team camaraderie

benefits

Memberships

A Full Member holds a USFS number with the Kent Skating Club and recognizes the Kent Skating Club as his/her home club and is:

  1. A senior figure skater (18 years or older); or
  2. A junior figure skater (17 years or younger).

A Full Supporting Member holds a USFS number with the Kent Skating Club and recognizes the Kent Skating Club as his/her home club and is:

  1. A registered Special Olympian; or
  2. A USFS official; or
  3. A non-skater, 18 years or older, who shows interest in and actively supports the club.

A Full Skating and/or Supporting Member 18 years of age or older has one vote, may serve as a Board Director and may hold office, if he/she has been a full member for a minimum of two (2) full years. A full member 17 years of age or younger or a Special Olympian is represented by a legal guardian. That guardian may vote, serve as a Board Director and may hold office.

A Collegiate Member is a skater who holds a USFS number with Kent Skating Club and is a full- time college student. A collegiate member who recognizes Kent Skating Club as their home club may vote and hold office with the Club pursuant to Club guidelines. Collegiate memberships last four (4) years.

A first year member who has not previously been a member of a USFS club and meets the definition and fulfills the requirements of Full Skating Member may choose an introductory membership for his/her first year. An introductory member may not vote, serve on the board or hold office until after having completed a 6 month membership period. Upon completion of the 6 month requirement, Introductory members may vote, hold a board position and any office except President. An introductory membership expires at the end of the skating season in which it began (June 30).

An Associate Member is a skater who holds a USFS number with another club. An Associate member may neither vote nor hold office with the KSC.

  • Mail Completed Forms:

Michele Bumbarger
KSC Administrator
4431 Maplepark Rd
Stow, OH 44224

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