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 and Friends of Figure Skating. It is one of the strongest and largest governing bodies within the winter Olympic movement, with more than 178,000 members in member clubs, collegiate clubs and school-affiliated clubs.
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 700 member clubs.
Learn to Skate USA
, an enhanced iteration of the Basic Skills Program, launched on June 1, 2016, and is the only beginning skating program in the country endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating, Special Olympics and the Professional Skaters Association (PSA). The Basic Skills Program was developed in 1968 and, since its inception, has taught more than 2 million people how to skate. Learn to Skate USA leadership expects that rinks will transition to Learn to Skate USA ensuring skaters and their families a seamless transition as they continue their ambition on the ice. Learn to Skate USA is also actively working with rinks nationwide to start new programs.
U.S. Figure Skating's headquarters---located in Colorado Springs, Colorado --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.