The United States Figure Skating Association
(USFSA) is the National Governing Body for the
sport of figure skating in the United States.
It is a member of the International Skating
Union (I.S.U.), the International Federation
for the sport of figure skating and is a member
organization of the United States Olympic
The USFSA's charter member clubs numbered seven
in 1921 when the USFSA was formed and became a
member of the I.S.U. Today, 75 years later, the
association's 450 member clubs cover the
country from coast-to-coast and from
border-to-border, with USFSA total membership
The United States Postal Service/USFSA Skate
With U.S. basic skills program was designed to
bring figure skating, one of the most enjoyable
year-round sports, to the largest possible
number of people. The Skate With U.S. program
provides for the first tentative steps that
skaters take and leads naturally into the
official USFSA testing structure. The Skate
With U.S. program has enrolled more than
350,000 people since it began in 1985 and has
attracted figure skaters between the ages of 1
Competitions at every level are a principal
incentive for figure skaters to train, develop
and improve their proficiency. By ascending the
competition ladder, competitors qualify to
compete at international figure skating events,
including the Olympic Winter Games and the
World Figure Skating Championships.
U.S. figure skaters have won more Olympic
medals (38) than any other country in history.
Additionally, the U.S. has won at least one
medal in 13 consecutive Olympic Winter Games.
Figure skaters representing the United States
have won 153 World Championship medals and 45
World titles, again more than any other
The U.S. Figure Skating Association sanctions
more than 1,250 figure skating events,
performances and competitions each year.
Precision Team Skating has been an emerging
discipline within the U.S. and international
skating communities throughout the past decade.
In the United States alone, precision skating
has attracted thousands of skaters, and USFSA's
membership records reflect it is the
fastest-growing of the five disciplines as more
than 300 teams are registered with the USFSA.
Adult figure skating has shown tremendous
growth in the past several years. The USFSA
sanctioned the third U.S. Adult Championships
in 1997 and almost 900 entrants competed.
Skating magazine, the official publication of
the USFSA, is a great source of information for
all figure skating enthusiasts. It is published
10 times per year and is a four-color,
newsstand-quality publication available to all
USFSA members and subscribers. Skating magazine
features results and reports on national and
international competitions, athlete interviews
and profiles, upcoming events and many more
exciting and informative articles.
Skating magazine subscriptions are handled
through the USFSA's national headquarters,
which are located in Colorado Springs, Colo.,
and house the World Figure Skating Museum and
Hall of Fame. The national office is staffed
with more than 30 professionals who are charged
with managing the membership and basic skills
programs, competitions and events, public
relations and marketing, sponsorship and
fundraising, and athlete programs and services.
For more information on the USFSA, Skating
magazine or any of the USFSA's programs, please
United States Figure Skating Association
20 First Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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