Membership in the Northern Ice Skating Club includes your membership in U.S. Figure Skating. You must be a member of U.S. Figure Skating before you can test, compete or exhibit in any sanctioned event.
The membership year runs from July 1 through June 30, as per U.S. Figure Skating rules.
During the months of June and July, we process memberships once or twice weekly. After that, it drops to once every 10 to 15 business days.
U.S. Figure Skating mails the membership cards. This always takes a few weeks.
There are 2 ways to renew/join:
There are 2 steps to this process. Visit the Northern Ice registration page and follow the directions. Once your payment is processed, we will complete the registration procedures on the U.S. Figure Skating membership database.
This is still an option, but it is slower. Download the registration form. Complete and return with full payment to the Membership Secretary, as indicated at the top of the form. There is a $10 fee for processing the paper registration.
Incomplete and illegible forms will be returned via USPS mail.
A coach/choreographer must be a member in good standing and fulfill a number of other requirements before taking a skater to a test session or competition. It is the coach’s responsibility to take care of these items.
Northern Ice offers a preferred membership fee for coaches who have 5 or more skaters renewing/joining Northern Ice by the time the new membership year begins. The skaters must name you as the Primary Coach when they renew/join. If they do this by June 20, then you will be awarded the preferred rate. If we already have your membership payment, we will promptly refund it. This is a hard deadline. Please communicate with your skaters.
If you are a coach/choreographer and choose to renew by paper, then the $10 fee still applies.
Northern Ice Skating Club emails a Permission Letter to each skating member. This letter allows the skater to test, compete and exhibit at a sanctioned event at another club, until the end of the membership year. The skater’s membership number appears at the top of the letter.
Please hold on to this letter, as it takes time to re-create and re-send it. Northern Ice Skating Club doesn’t send out this letter to others on your behalf.
Figure skating is a sport one can participate in individually or as a member of a team, recreationally or competitively, throughout one's life. It is fun, creative and challenging. It involves the development, practice and execution of skills that one progressively learns and builds on over time.
U.S. Figure Skating has a wonderful video for parents to learn more about the basic skill
programs offered at Seven Bridges, Rocket Ice arena and All Seasons.
If you are looking to find a coach, USFS can help guide you through this process.
These links will help identify if a coach is compliant with USFS coaching requirements.