History of the Chippewa Figure Skating Club
The Chippewa Figure Skating Club (CFSC) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Chippewa Youth Hockey Association (CYHA). The club is divided into 3 programs based on the skill level of the skater. “Learn to Skate” (“LTS”) program is for beginner figure skaters, Junior Club is for intermediate figure skaters, and the Senior Club is for the advanced figure skaters. The purpose of the programs is to encourage instruction, practice and advancement of its members in all types of figure skating. The Chippewa Figure Skating Club has been in existence since 1980.
The Chippewa Figure Skating Club functions with a board of directors., ten board members, and various committees. The Chippewa Figure Skating Club general meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the ice arena. This is your opportunity to attend and learn more about what is happening with skating as well as offer feedback and suggestions. Following directly after the general meeting will be the Figure Skating Club Board of Directors meeting. Anyone can attend, but only board members can discuss and vote on the issues before it. If you have concerns that the board should address please contact any board member.
All figure skaters are members of the Chippewa Youth Hockey Association as you pay membership dues each year when you register for skating. The Chippewa Youth Hockey Association general meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Chippewa Ice Arena. We encourage you to attend these meetings and show interest in the Hockey Association. As a member of the Hockey Association you are eligible to vote and be a member of the Hockey Association Board. Elections for the Hockey Association Board are held in April.
The Chippewa Figure Skating Club Board of Directors encourages families to take an active interest in the ice arena. As members of the Hockey Association, this is your ice arena. If you see something that needs to be picked up or something that need attention, please feel free to help out.
The club functions with elected officers – 10 elected board members, the official constitution, and by-laws are included in the back of this handbook. The CFSC is incorporated in the State of Wisconsin and has tax-exempt status. The major sources of income for the CFSC are membership, bingo, the ice show, and various other fundraisers held throughout the year. The major expense for the club is the rental of ice at the arena.
CFSC - Coaches & Instructional Staff
The coaches provide high quality instruction for the skaters. Skaters assess their progress in figure skating through periodic testing and competitions. Testing consists of specific routines with requirements for each. While testing allows a skater to judge his or her progress against certain standards and criteria, competitions are a way of measuring a skater’s progress in comparison to a group of skater’s at a designated level. Skaters who have passed the Basic 8 Skills are able to test at other USFSA rinks if interested. See board member in charge of testing and competition with any questions. CFSC skaters can compete in state, regional, sectional, national, and international competitions.
Chippewa Figure Skating Club is a member of the USFSA
USFSA stands for the United States Figure Skating Association. It is the governing body of amateur figure skating in the United States.
The USFSA makes the rules of the sport of figure skating on ice. The USFSA is a member of the ISU (International Skating Union), a class “A” member of the United States Olympic Committee and an allied member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). The USFSA administers its own rules so as to ensure the eligibility of qualified United States skaters and officials to participate in international skating events. The USFSA sponsors competitions on every level as an incentive to train, develop, improve proficiency, and to select skaters to represent the United States in World and Olympic competitions.
As a member of the Chippewa Figure Skating Club you pay fees and are a member of the United States Figure Skating Association.
All skaters in the club are eligible to test and compete. Contact you child’s private lesson coach if you are interested or have any questions. (If your child does not have a private lesson coach, contact any board member.)