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U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States. U.S. Figure Skating is a member of the International Skating Union (ISU), the international federation for figure skating, and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC).
U.S. Figure Skating is composed of member clubs, collegiate clubs, school-affiliated clubs, individual members, Friends of Figure Skating and Basic Skills programs. It is one of the strongest and largest governing bodies within the winter Olympic movement, with more than 176,000 members in member clubs, collegiate clubs, school-affiliated clubs and Basic Skills programs.
The charter member clubs numbered seven in 1921 when the association was formed and first became a member of the ISU. To date, U.S. Figure Skating has almost 750 member clubs.
The U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program was created in 1968 to serve the needs of both the recreational and competitive skater. Since its inception, the program has taught more than 1.5 million people how to skate. During the 2009-10 season, Basic Skills welcomed 44 new skating schools, bringing the number of active programs throughout the country to 990.
U.S. Figure Skating's national headquarters---located in Colorado Springs, Colo.--is also home to the World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame, which is toured by more than 5,000 visitors annually.
More than 1,000 volunteers serve on U.S. Figure Skating's Board of Directors and numerous committees. Thousands of other volunteers dedicate their time to club activities, judging, officiating and competition management.
To learn more about U.S. Figure Skating, download the U.S. Figure Skating Fact Sheet (PDF).