U.S. Figure Skating and Learn to Skate USA announced today a partnership to promote and grow the Axel Club, a joint program that recognizes skaters who land their Axel for the first time.
Learn to Skate USA and U.S. Figure Skating members who land their Axel are encouraged to apply to the Axel Club. Inductees will receive an official Axel Club membership certificate, a recognition gift, listing on the Axel Club Hall of Fame page on Learn to Skate USA and U.S. Figure Skating websites and the opportunity to be featured in Axel Club marketing materials.
“There are a few firsts in life you never forget, and in a skater’s life nothing is more exciting than landing your first Axel,” said Susi Wehrli McLaughlin, the senior director of membership at U.S. Figure Skating. “That’s why we started the Axel Club — to commemorate all skaters’ accomplishment of landing their first Axel, even if it was long ago."
New to the program is the Axel Emeritus Club, an opportunity for skaters who landed their Axel more than a few years ago to join and celebrate their Axel achievement, even years later. To join, skaters must be either an active member of Learn to Skate USA or current full member of U.S. Figure Skating and able to provide a witness to verify the skater landed the Axel.
Learn more about the Axel Club and apply to join at usfigureskating.org/axelclub.