Update from U.S. Figure Skating President

A letter from U.S. Figure Skating to its members,

 

While these past few weeks have brought a whirlwind of challenges and, for some, isolation due to the pandemic, I’ve taken comfort knowing how our close-knit figure skating community continues to support one another. These are indeed trying times and I want to assure you of one thing: We care about you, and your health and well-being remain paramount to U.S. Figure Skating.

 

This mantra guides our leadership team while making difficult yet prudent decisions, such as canceling national programs or events. In the weeks ahead we will continue to follow health officials’ guidance and federal, state and local governmental restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19. As these restrictions have been put in place and revised across the nation since our March 15, 2020, communication to members, we have extended and reiterate our strong recommendation that clubs make the decision to cancel or postpone competitions, events and programs until May 11, 2020, at which time we will reevaluate the situation.

 

Rest assured we are not slowing down! Across the organization, committees, clubs, volunteers and staff are working harder than ever to keep members inspired and engaged while being prepared for when we all return to the ice. While headquarters staff continues to work from home, they have not missed a beat and are there for your questions and concerns.

 

We will use the upcoming months to work with organizers to retool and improve future competitions, events and programs. While I’m disappointed for the hard-working athletes, coaches and volunteers whose events have been canceled or postponed, I am very proud of the work and resolve shown by our figure skating community.

 

I look forward to seeing our athletes and coaches back on the ice and our rinks return as community gathering places. Please stay energized, stay engaged and stay healthy.

 

Sincerely,

 

Anne Cammett

President, U.S. Figure Skating

 

For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit this dedicated page.

April 9 Test Session Postponed

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affects our everyday lives, WWFSC wants to assure you that the health and well-being of our athletes, judges, volunteers and supporters remains our primary focus. As such, the club will follow the recommendations of U.S. Figure Skating and the CDC and cancel the April 9 Test Session at the Crystal Ice House. We plan to reschedule the session as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

Emails have been sent to all participating skaters and coaches.

U.S. Figure Skating COVID-19 Update

A letter From U.S. Figure Skating to its members...


As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affects our everyday lives, U.S. Figure Skating wants to assure you that the health and well-being of our athletes, members and figure skating community continues to be paramount.

As many of the nation’s public and private school systems, businesses and other entities have elected to take a “pause,” U.S. Figure Skating canceled on Friday all its national programs and events through mid-April (click here).  Furthermore, U.S. Figure Skating strongly recommends that all club events and programs (competitions, test sessions, shows, etc.) are canceled or postponed through at least April 12.  U.S. Figure Skating will continue to evaluate this rapidly evolving situation and provide updates as warranted. Qualifying procedures for such programs as Excel and Solo Dance also will be reevaluated during this time, as well as a decision on the status of Governing Council scheduled April 29 – May 2 in Las Vegas.   

While we understand how these disruptions affect our figure skating community, the health and well-being of our figure skating community is the highest priority. With that in mind, please review these CDC recommendations to minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19):

 

  • Stay home if you are sick; do not come to the ice rink and club.
  • Avoid getting closer than 6 feet to anyone coughing or sneezing. 
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds (sing the “ABC song”) or use hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol. (This is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or inside your elbow if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash, and then wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly.
  • Monitor the WHO and CDC websites for travel advisories and follow their recommendations.

 

Read more here.