Member Benefits

 


As a member of the DuPage FSC, skaters are members of U.S. Figure Skating (USFS). You will receive a “ USFS member number” which will be needed for any test and competition information. As a USFS member, you are eligible to take tests in various disciplines of the sport: Figures, Free Skating, Moves-in-the-Field, Pairs, and Dance. USFS also has events for Synchronized Skating and Ice Theater groups. The test structure is comprised of building block levels that progress in difficulty and culminate at the Gold and Senior level.

 
 

Your club membership is for one year starting July 1 through June 30. With your membership, additional benefits may include:

  • DuPage FSC website http://www.DuPageFSC.org - Your resource for information on our club’s programs, test sessions and events
  • USFS Skating magazine – Publication by the USFS with information and features on skaters throughout the US
  • DuPage FSC Newsletter - Publication of the latest competition and test results and feature stories on our members
  • Appointed National Judges, Technical Panel and USFS Committee Members – Many of our senior and Board members have extensive officiating experience and are recognized throughout the skating community
  • Monthly Test Sessions – Allows skaters the opportunity to advance in the sport. Information on when test sessions are held, how to sign up are conveniently available on our website
  • The DuPage Open - Our annual competition which draws many competitors and officials from all across the United States
  • Annual Awards Brunch - Recognition of our skater’s test and competition accomplishments, as well as volunteers
  • James Mirabile Gold Skate Award - A very special award for those club members who have successfully reached the highest level in our sport
  • Developmental Clinics, Camps, Exhibitions, Critiques - Events to help our member skaters advance in their technical skating skills and knowledge
  • Skater’s Development Fund – Gifts and awards to eligible Junior club member skaters who compete and advance in qualifying competitions. These gifts and awards are discretionary and based annually on the financial strength of the DuPage FSC.
  • The Eileen and Joseph Serafine Academic Scholarship – Financial assistance for skaters to further their collegiate studies and pursue a career outside of skating, but want to give back to the sport through volunteer activities such as judging or serving on technical panels.
 
 

As a new member, please note that events such as our DuPage Open competition, as well as our test sessions and clinics, would not be possible without the help of our dedicated volunteers. In order to conduct these events, we require each skater’s family to volunteer for a 3-4 hour shift of service within the membership year. There are numerous ways your time and talent can benefit the club. For information, see our Volunteers page.