The Governing Council is the decision-making body determining the direction of figure skating in the United States.
It is our Club responsibility to exercise our voting rights on the issues related to figure skating. Each SCORE eligible member can appoint members as delegates or assign votes to proxies. It is mandatory that all clubs register delegates. Both delegates and proxy holders have the opportunity to exercise their votes at the Governing Council annual meeting which will take place on May 2nd and 3rd, 2014 in Seattle, WA. SCORE is entitled to 3 delegates.
Please let SCORE Board members by latest February 28, 2014 if you are interested in being a delegate or if you want to appoint one of the SCORE members. Uploading the delegates names has to be completed by MARCH 1 , 2014 – as such please reply on or before 02/28/14.
Proxies can be assigned by April 11, 2014.
Please feel free to contact any SCORE Board Member if you have any questions.
Dear SCORE Members,
USFSA is in the process of building the committees for 2014-2015 season. They are gathering recommendations from clubs across the country and requested SCORE to send nominations. If you are interested or you know someone in SCORE that is interested please fill out the Recommendation for Committee Membership found under this link: http://fs12.formsite.com/USFSAIT/CommitteeRecommendation/index.html
To see a list of USFSA committees, click http://www.usfsa.org/content.asp?menu=leadership&id=202
Please contact any of the SCORE Board members if you have questions.
Whether you are new to figure skating or have been involved with the sport for years, you are invited for a great day of learning and sharing.
Specific topics will include:
Athlete protection and commitment to safety
Two-deep leadership and appropriate supervision
Locker room and changing room policy
Social media, mobile and electronic communications policy
SafeSport travel guidelines
Codes of conduct for skaters, parents, coaches and club board members
Local law enforcement
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Location: Oregon Sport Office
4840 SW Western Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97005
Time: 9:00 am to 4 pm
Cost: $ 15.00 per attendee / Refreshments & lunch will be provided
Please RSVP by Friday, February 28, 2014
Oregon Skating Council – c/o Siu Kee Wong
2051 SE Elliott Avenue * Portland, OR 97214
Please note that the Winterhawks rink will also be holding a practice session from 5:40 to 6:40 a.m. for those who want to take the opportunity to get warmed up and familiar with the ice prior to the test session.
Effective July 1, 2013, SCORE will reimburse for one (1) test, up to a cost of $75, per membership year (July 1 – June 30), provided that the following reimbursement criteria are met:
- Reimbursed test must be hosted by the Skating Club of Oregon.
- Skater must be a reimbursement-eligible member at time of test.
- Skater must pass test for which reimbursement is being requested and provide proof thereof.
- Skater must be a SCORE member until the end of the membership year in which the reimbursed test occurred.
- Skater’s family must meet the minimum volunteers hours (in the membership year), required for reimbursement
- Skater must be able to provide proof of cost and payment of test.
- Reimbursement request form and all supporting documentation, MUST be submitted during the month of JULY, immediately following the applicable testing/membership year. Reimbursement requests will ONLY be accepted and considered during this timeframe.
Effective July 1, 2013 SCORE will NO LONGER reimburse for competitions.
These changes to the test and competition reimbursement benefit are part of the Club’s efforts to control expenses, in order to ensure its long-term financial stability. Should this change cause some members to no longer want to be part of SCORE, the Club will allow you a refund of your full membership fee, for a period of 30 days, following the publishing of this change notice.
Please contact SCORE President, Anda Vidal at firstname.lastname@example.org , if you have any questions, concerns or requests.
SCORE Club Members:
The SCORE board and committees agreed to increase the number of fundraising drives to support club activities. The target frequency increases to monthly.
The January Fundraising effort will be dedicated to Cans and Bottles Drive. Club members can raise money for SCORE by proceeding with individual cans and bottles drives. Money raised via this activity will be collected by the SCORE Board members on January 25, 2014 at Winterhawks rink .
U.S. Figure Skating would like to invite your club’s skaters to the first Spring Training Camp, March 23, 2014, in Artesia, California. This camp is geared towards pre-juvenile through intermediate level athletes working to get a competitive head start prior to the summer competition season. The 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Spring Training Camp is a one-day camp, modeled after the U.S. Figure Skating National Program Components Camp. The camp will feature elite specialty faculty members from across the country who are selected for their expertise in teaching in the program components area. Several current and former Team USA skaters will also assist in coaching. Athletes will participate in on and off ice sessions designed to improve the core skating and performing skills including skills needed to excel in the program components area.
Please forward this invitation to any skaters and/or coaches you feel would benefit from this camp. Registration is now open, and the deadline to register is February 1, 2014. Camp will be limited to the first 80 athletes to register. A detailed Athlete Information Package, with everything you need to know, and the online registration form can be found by clicking here.
Happy Holidays and we hope to see you in Ontario this spring!
U.S. Figure Skating
Athlete Development Coordinator