The appearance in a public exhibition of an amateur skater who is a member of USFS is governed by a set of rules that protect the skater’s “eligibility” or amateur status for competitions, tests and other USFS governed activities. These rules are called “Sanction Rules”. The specific sanction rules are outlined in the USFS Rulebook. They apply to every USFS registered skater from the most basic beginning skater to world and Olympic champions.
Like most clubs, the FSCM has a Sanctions Chairperson who is responsible for managing sanction regulations for the club and its members. Our Sanctions Chair ensures that all FSCM events are properly sanctioned by USFS. However it is important, in order to maintain your skater’s “eligibility”, that you verify outside competitions and exhibitions are properly sanctioned by USFS before participating. Events, such as competitions, are usually announced as “USFS sanctioned” events. Exhibitions or other public USFS club events should have a “sanction notice” posted at the event.
Note: Coaches must meet current eligibility requirements as posted by US Figure Skating to participate in a sanctioned event or test session. If a coach does not meet the requirements in time for a sanctioned event held by the Figure Skating Club of Madison, we will inform the coach of their ineligibility and ask that the coach leave all coaching areas of the event.