Greetings from the SafeSport Committee!
All members are invited to take this very important training, which can be followed up with the seminar on the 15th if desired Once again, the training is only 90 minutes of your time, and can be started and stopped at your leisure.
Information on how to access the training is located on the USFSA website… click here http://www.usfsa.org/shell.asp?sid=49066 or you can access it under the main heading clubs>SafeSport. You’ll need your USFSA number when you create your login for the training on the SafeSport website. The training is a series of short videos that can be completed at your convenience, and all skaters/parents/coaches are encouraged to take it . I’ve been advising parents of young children to view the training before introducing their children to it, as it does discuss some sensitive issues. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org , or if you’d like to become a member of the committee. I’ll be organizing a meeting of committee members who would like to do more outreach after most have completed the training, probably in a month or so.
Nina Kreofsky, SafeSport Compliance Chair
Greetings all OSC Skaters!
The Eugene Figure Skating Club has a number of guests spots available for soloists in our Holiday Show, December 14th. Our theme this year is “Celebrate with Music on Ice”. Programs may be either holiday themed or any appropriate showcase number.
Solo’s are open to any skaters Novice or above OR
Any skater from lower levels placing among the top 4 at Regionals.
Length of Program – Not to exceed 3minutes.
Cost: $15 Mail check to: Carolyn Brown 3124 Beech PL Eugene, OR 97405
We need to receive your check prior to the show.
We have a limited number of spots available and they will be given out on a first come first serve basis.
Respond by November 20th if interested to Delaney (email@example.com) Additionally, we are looking for a parent to supervise the organization and payment for the OSC group number. Please contact Delany if you are interested.
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, December 15, 2013
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, December 6, 2013
Oregon Skating Council – c/o Siu Kee Wong
2051 SE Elliott Avenue * Portland, OR 97214
U.S. Figure Skating Parents Code of Conduct
U.S. Figure Skating Parents Code of Conduct Codes of Conduct give everyone a guide to what is expected of us if we are part of an organization, participating in a sport, or as spectators at our child’s events.
Preamble: The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, trustworthiness and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character” (Arizona Sports Summit Accord)
By signing below I hereby agree that:
1. I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all skaters, coaches and officials at every practice session, competition and test session.
2. I will place the emotional and physical well being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win.
3. I will encourage my child to skate in a safe and healthy environment.
4. I will inform my child’s coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
5. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the results of a competitive event.
6. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for making a mistake or blame my child’s teammates for placement in a competition.
7. I will do my best to make skating fun and will remember that my child participates in sports for his/her own enjoyment and satisfaction, not mine.
8. I will ask my child to treat other skaters, coaches, fans and officials with respect, regardless of race, creed, color, sexual orientation or ability.
9. I will applaud a good effort in both victory and defeat emphasizing the positive accomplishments and learning from the mistakes.
10. I will teach my child to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
11. I will be a positive role model for my child and other skaters.
12. I will demand a figure skating environment for my child that is free of drug or alcohol abuse and agree that I will not use or provide to a third party any drug prescribed by applicable federal, state or municipal law.
13. I will not assist or condone any competing athlete’s use of a drug banned by the International Olympic Committee, International Skating Union, United States Olympic Committee or U.S. Figure Skating, or, in the case of athletes, to use such drugs or refuse to submit to properly conducted drug tests administered by one of these organizations.
14. I will not provide alcohol to or condone the use of alcohol by minors, abuse alcohol in the presence of athlete members or at U.S. Figure Skating activities or, in the case of athletes, consume alcoholic beverages while a minor.
15. I will encourage my child’s coach to continue their education and training through programs offered by U.S. Figure Skating, the Professional Skaters Association and other accredited organizations.
16. I will respect my child’s coach and refrain from coaching my child or other skaters during competitions and practices because it may conflict with the coach’s plan or strategies.
17. I will respect the decisions of officials and their authority during competitions and test sessions and teach my child to do likewise.
18. I will show appreciation and recognize the importance of volunteers and club officials.
19. I will study the rules of the U.S. Figure Skating and teach my child accordingly, so that we have an understanding and appreciation of the rules of competition and membership.
20. I will support all the opponents in my child’s competition and respect the rights of all skaters to participate.
offical USFS for http://www.usfigureskating.org/content/BS-codeofconduct.pdf