Club Parents


Competitive figure skating can be a way of challenging oneself to perform at increasingly more difficult levels, be part of a community of those who share a common interest and passion, improve one's fitness, engage in a creative activity, learn and grow. We parents want our children to grow into confident, competent, caring adults, able to find their passion in life and contribute to their community. Participating in competitive activities can contribute to healthy development and is an important aspect of development.

We hope the information on this page will be a resource to parents as we support our children in their participation in competitive figure skating!

Health and Fitness


If you have a child looking to engage in or who is already engaged in competitive figure skating, the following provides information on some basic health considerations for parents. Some of these articles are written for skaters and coaches, but they also provide information that can be helpful for parents as your child engages as an athlete in competitive figure skating. (All files are PDFs.)

A Healthy Perspective on Skating

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Balance


Strength and Conditioning

Competition Considerations

If you have a child looking to engage in or who is already engaged in competitive figure skating, the following provide information on some basic considerations about your child's athletic participation in the sport of figure skating. Some of these articles are written for skaters and coaches, but they also provide information that can be helpful for parents as your child engages as an athlete in competitive figure skating:

Preparing Your Child for Competition
Travel
Competition Clothing
Competition Etiquette and Sportsmanship
Selecting Competitions
Music
General Resources
Choosing and Working with a Coach

Finding the right coach for your child and working with that coach is an important consideration for parents. The following provide helpful information about engaging and working with a coach:

Finding the Right Coach
Changing Coaches
Volunteering

U.S. Figure Skating and its member clubs rely on volunteers to support skaters and coaches as they participate in the recreational and competitive sport of figure skating. The following provide information about how you might contribute to U.S. Figure Skating and its member clubs:
    1. Volunteer opportunities in local clubs
    2. Volunteer opportunities in U.S. Figure Skating