Dear U.S. Figure Skating Members,
Watching our figure skating community adapt and support one another during the COVID-19 pandemic confirms that we are moving forward in a safe and responsible manner.
Over the past month, U.S. Figure Skating formed diverse working groups to help provide guidance in three areas:
- Returning to the Rinks
- Returning to Skating Programs and Disciplines
- Considerations for Competitions and Events
These working groups consisted of medical professionals, athletes, numerous skating experts and facility managers, all heeding recommendations from the U.S. Government, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
While no singular work can cover each unique club or ice sports facility’s situation, these guidelines are meant to help members whose local health officials have deemed it safe to return to the ice. It is important to remember that it’s up to each of us to help lessen the spread of the virus to keep our rinks open and our families and communities safe.
I encourage you to read these guidelines and abide by the new policies and protocols put in place at your home rink.
In closing, I want to thank the dedicated members of our working groups and the many U.S. Figure Skating members who are essential workers. In times like these, it is inspiring to see so many people come together for the greater good.
President, U.S. Figure Skating
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