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Why Become a Member of SWFSC?

Benefits of Joining the Southern Wisconsin Figure Skating Club Include:

  • Access to over 500 hours of contract ice yearly for the exclusive use of SWFSC members, Associate Members or USFS members of another USFS sanctioned Member Club. 
  • Priority contracting dates for all club ice sessions and priority for walk on
  • Priority for test sessions
  • Discount on the price of the Free Style Contract ice ($2 discount for members, $1 discount for associate members)
  • Switch card for 2 switches per month of contracted ice to another time if you can't make it ($288-$312 value for ice not lost)
  • Attend fun social events throughout the year, such as
    • overnight rink lock-in
    • seminars for skaters and their families
    • post-competition pizza and skating party
    • pool party
    • end of year awards banquet
    • other social events
  • Annual recognition of accomplishments (for all club members) at annual banquet, pins (for home club members) and certificates (for all members) for tests passed are awarded to skaters.  Skaters also receive a special award for the year from their coach
  • US Figure Skating Full Membership (for home club members)
  • Subscription to US Figure Skating Magazine, "Skating"
  • Opportunities to test and compete within USFS

MEMBERSHIP YEAR BEGINS JULY 1st!  

Responsibilities of Joining the Southern Wisconsin Figure Skating Club Include:


To help our entirely volunteer run club function, members are expected to volunteer to help out. The club can't function without you!

  • Volunteering
    • Full members: 20 credits,
    • Associate members: 4 credits
    • All members with a skater testing are required to volunteer at that test session. 


  • Volunteer credits can be earned by
    • monitoring
    • helping at public skates
    • helping at competitions
    • donating items for events
    • working test sessions
    • working behind the scenes, such as maintaining our facebook page or printing contract sheets, planning club functions, etc.


  • Full members must include
    • monitoring once per month, (12 per year)
    • Doing public skate (2 per year)
    • Helping with competition (2 credits)
    • 4 of your choice volunteer credits (for full and associate members)


  • Fundraising:
    • To help keep our ice costs low our club has multiple fundraisers such as our competition, product sales, volunteering at other fuctions, etc. 
    • Full members are also responsible for selling during our butter braids and chocolate fundraiser, $75 worth of profit or a buyout of $75
    • other fundraising events through the year are encouraged

Types of Membership

Welcome 2018-2019 New Members!

Never been a full member of a club or USFS before? Introductory membership is for you.
Already a member of another club but want to join us also? Become an associate member.

 

Select A Membership Level and Join Today!   


Membership: Club membership for most families is a two part membership, including the child as the Junior member and the parent as the Senior or Primary member. All members under 18 must have a parent or guardian join and maintain Senior membership. Total yearly membership for one adult and child: $205 (Senior Membership $143 Junior Membership $62).

 

Senior (Adult) Members:   are those 18 years of age or over as of July 1st of the membership year. Senior members have the right to participate in all club activities, the right to vote in Club elections, and the right to serve on the Board of Directors, including, if elected, to hold office. $143


Junior Members:  are those primary members under the age of 18 as of July 1st of the membership year. Junior members have the right to participate in all club activities except voting in club elections. Junior membership is $62.00.  All Junior Members must have a parent or guardian join and maintain Senior membership in SWFSC. ($143.00  for each parent primary membership.)


Introductory Members:  are those members in their first year of membership to SWFSC and have never previously belonged to the U.S. Figure Skating as a full member. Introductory members are specified as Junior Introductory or Senior Introductory Members. Junior Introductory Members must have a parent or guardian join as an Introductory Club Member. Introductory memberships include full membership to U.S. Figure Skating. Introductory Members have the right to participate in all club activities but may not vote in club elections, serve on the Board of Directors, or hold office in the club. You will hold this membership for one year, and the following year you will need to  join as full members.  

Introductory membership for one adult and child $105 (Junior Intro: $32 Parent Primary Intro: $73 each)


Associate Members:  are Junior or Senior members whose already have a membership with another U.S. Figure Skating

member club. Associate members may participate in all club activities. They may not vote in club elections or serve on the Board of Directors. All Junior Associate Members must have a parent or guardian join and maintain Senior Associate Membership in the

SWFSC. Total Associate Membership for one adult and child: $78. ( Junior Associate $35 Parent Primary Associate $43)



Large Family Deal! First adult member and two children at regular price, third child is half price, fourth child and on are free. Applies to home club membership, Associate Club membership, and Introductory membership. 

Collegiate Members:  are individuals who have just graduated from high school and wish to maintain their membership with the SWFSC. To be eligible for Collegiate membership, the individual must provide proof of enrollment in some form of post-high school educational program. The SWFSC is offering a one time four year membership at a reduced rate for these individuals. Collegiate members have the same privileges as regular Senior/Junior members. $95 for 4 years


Honorary/Life Members: are individuals who have been elected by the Board of Directors in recognition of exemplary service to the club. Honorary Memberships is granted for life. These members are asked to register annually for record keeping purposes. They are exempt from annual dues, but in all respects will be subject to the Bylaws and Rules of the Club and have the rights and privileges of Senior Members of the club.



JOIN NOW for 2018-2019!

Professional Coaches Membership Types

Primary Professional Members: are those members of the club who are considered to be ineligible persons

under the Eligibility Rules of U.S. Figure Skating. Professional Members may vote in Club Elections and may

serve on the Board of Directors, as permitted by USFSA rules. Their participation in club activities is greatly

appreciated.  SWFSC would not be successful without the support of its home club coaches. We wish to

reward this commitment by exempting Professional members from U.S. Figure Skating fees and club dues

if they are the principal or primary coach of three SWFSC home club members. After registering with the

SWFSC, Professional members must complete the USFSA Coach’s Registration, including background

check, and have Liability Insurance, to validate their SWFSC membership

Fees:
No fee with three or more Home Club Skaters
$45.00 without three or more Home Club Skaters.


Associate Professional Members: are those members of the club who are considered to be ineligible persons

under the Eligibility Rules of U.S. Figure Skating but whose USFSA primary membership is with another U.S.

Figure Skating member club. Associate Professional Members may not vote in Club Elections and may not

serve on the Board of Directors. Their participation in club activities is greatly appreciated. ***SWFSC would

not be successful without the support of its associate club coaches. After registering with the SWFSC, Associate

Professional members must complete the USFSA Coach’s Registration, including background check,
and evidence of liability insurance and have taken the Safe Sport curriculum  to 
validate their SWFSC membership.
Fees:
Free with three home Club Skaters.
$25 without three or more home club skaters



Primary and Associate Professional/ Senior Skater Members: are those members of the club who are eligible

skaters under the Eligibility Rules of U.S. Figure Skating but are also active coaches. Primary Members may

vote in Club Elections and may serve on the Board of Directors as permitted by USFSA rules. Associate

Members may not vote in Club Elections and may not serve on the Board of Directors. Their participation in

club activities is greatly appreciated. Because these members are also active skaters who test and compete, they

are not eligible for the Home Club Coach exemption of fees and must pay for a senior membership.


Coaches who hold Home Club Membership with another Club and who are not associate member Coaches of the SWFSC are welcome to teach on SWFSC ice with a payment of $5.00 each day that they teach.  This payment and sign in is with the Ice Monitor.

If you have any questions regarding types of membership, please contact Mary Ozers:  mozers@proteovista.com Membership Chair.