Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this week’s 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council Annual Meeting will for a second year be conducted via video conference, with the primary business meeting on Saturday.
The event led off with two presentations on Tuesday, April 27. Tests Committee Chair Lori Osborne reviewed the proposal for virtual tests and outlined the impact to member clubs. Additionally, DEI Task Force members Dorothy Jones-Davis and Ouida Robins shared the pillars of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and provided tangible next steps for club leaders to foster diverse, equitable and inclusive environments within their clubs. Recordings of both presentations will be made available on U.S. Figure Skating’s Members Only site.
At 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 28, Treasurer Troy Goldstein will lead the Finance Town Hall and review the process and considerations that went into developing the fiscal year 2022 budget. This will be followed by a brief update on the U.S. Figure Skating Foundation by President Paul George.
At 8:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 29, the Governance Seminar will address and give an overview of the bylaws’ revision, including those stemming from new U.S. Olympic & Paralympic compliance standards, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The Sectional meetings will be held Friday, April 30, as vice presidents provide an overview of the 2022 qualifying season and lead delegates in discussion regarding critical issues. Distinguished officials also will be recognized for milestone years of service as will clubs celebrating their 25th year.
- Eastern Sectional (Vice President Heather Nemier), 7 p.m. ET
- Midwestern Sectional (Vice President Kristin Arneson Cutler), 8:30 p.m. ET | 7:30 p.m. CT | 6:30 p.m. MT
- Pacific Coast Sectional (Vice President Janis Engel), 7 p.m. PT
At noon ET, Saturday, May 1, Eastern Sectional vice-presidential candidates Victoria Hildebrand and Heather Nemier will be featured in the Meet the Candidates forum. After a break, U.S. Figure Skating President Anne Cammett will preside over the full Governing Council beginning at 2 p.m. ET Saturday. Delegates will use a secure and anonymous voting portal and will receive a receipt confirming that their ballot was cast.
While exercising social distancing, a limited number of staff members and members of the organization’s Board of Directors will be on hand at U.S. Figure Skating headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to assist delegates and answer questions during the meeting.
For more meeting details, visit the Governing Council website.