SafeSport Program

Click here for the list of banned and suspended members.

A letter from U.S. Figure Skating leadership regarding SafeSport

U.S. Center for SafeSport Audit Report of U.S. Figure Skating

U.S. Center for SafeSport Age Appropriate Youth Training Courses

U.S. Center for SafeSport Code (Updated 4/18/19)

Verifying SafeSport Compliance Requirements

Click here for SafeSport Compliance requirements as of May 14, 2019

Click here for FAQ on SafeSport training and background checks

Click here for SafeSport message from President Anne Cammett, Executive Director David Raith and SafeSport Committee Chair Kristin Arneson Cutler.

U.S. Figure Skating President Anne Cammett’s written testimony for Congressional Hearing Oct. 3, 2018.

SafeSport Presentation from 2019 Governing Council

U.S. Figure Skating strives to provide a safe environment for its members that is free of misconduct and harassment. The association will not tolerate or condone any form of harassment or misconduct of any of its members including athletes, coaches, officials, directors, employees, parents, volunteers or any other persons while they are participating in or preparing for a figure skating activity or event conducted under the auspices of U.S. Figure Skating. All forms of misconduct are unacceptable and in direct conflict with U.S. Figure Skating rules.

The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program addresses the following types of misconduct:

  • Sexual misconduct
  • Physical misconduct
  • Emotional misconduct
  • Bullying, threats and harassment
  • Hazing
  • Willfully tolerating misconduct

All individuals, regardless of membership with U.S. Figure Skating, are encouraged to report suspected violations of SafeSport.

  1. To report a suspected ethical violation or a violation of the SafeSport Policy, that does not involve Sexual Misconduct, click here.

  2. Allegations of Sexual Misconduct should be reported directly to the U.S. Center for Safe Sport. To report suspected Sexual Misconduct, click here

If you have questions about the SafeSport program, email: or call 719-635-5200. Reports of suspected violation should be filed on the form above.

U.S. Center for SafeSport

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is a national nonprofit organization providing education, resources and training to promote respect and prevent abuse in sports. Click here to view general information on the U.S. Center of SafeSport.  As a member organization of the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Figure Skating has agreed to adhere to the Center’s policies and procedures including the SafeSport Code. The U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Code can he found here.

The Center has the exclusive authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations involving sexual misconduct. Click here to report a suspected violation involving Sexual Misconduct.

U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Handbook

An updated version of U.S. Figure Skating’s SafeSport Handbook is now available. As found within the current U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Handbook, the SafeSport Program includes policies and guidelines that apply to all U.S. Figure Skating members, clubs, programs, events and activities and involves several key components.

To see a list of the most recent updates, click here.

We all can play a role in preventing abuse and reducing misconduct in sport. The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program provides resources for all members to identify abuse and misconduct, steps that can be taken to reduce it and procedures to respond to it.

The SafeSport Program also includes required training of coaches and select U.S. Figure Skating volunteers, officials and staff members on recognizing and reducing circumstances for potential misconduct to occur; information on U.S. Figure Skating's mandatory screening and background check program; the procedures for reporting suspected misconduct (including protections from any retaliation or repercussions for such reporting and procedures for disciplinary action for failure to appropriately report and for making a false report); the procedures and means by which U.S. Figure Skating and its member clubs and programs should respond to allegations of misconduct; and how U.S. Figure Skating and its member clubs can implement this program to help ensure its effectiveness.

Athlete Protection Policies

As found within the U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Handbook, U.S. Figure Skating has developed policies for its member clubs to help them address misconduct if it should occur, and to reduce, monitor and govern areas where potential misconduct could occur. U.S. Figure Skating recommends that its member clubs adopt the SafeSport policies below that are applicable to their club and facility to reduce the risks of potential misconduct:

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USOC SafeSport Training Intro Video

SafeSport Related Articles
Club SafeSport Compliance Chair

To ensure that the SafeSport Program is implemented in all U.S. Figure Skating member clubs, each U.S. Figure Skating member club is asked to designate a club board member to hold the title of SafeSport Compliance Chair. The specific duties of the club SafeSport Compliance Chair will include monitoring the SafeSport policies and procedures of the club; verifying that all of the coaches who are engaged in any type of coaching activity with any club skater are in compliance with the U.S. Figure Skating coaching membership rules regarding background checks and continuing education requirements; and serve as the initial contact in the club for persons to report suspected misconduct or other violations, and when necessary, report such information to U.S. Figure Skating. Please refer to the Club SafeSport Compliance Chair job description for more information.

SafeSport Program Resources

The SafeSport Webinar Series is available for on-demand viewing in the Members Only section of (Must log-in to access).