U.S. Figure Skating Mask Policy – Revised July 30, 2021
With a continued focus on the overall health and safety of all members, U.S. Figure Skating’s updated COVID-19 policy will go into effect August 2, 2021.
The policy, with the approval and guidance of U.S. Figure Skating’s Chair of the Sports Science and Medicine Committee and support of U.S. Figure Skating’s Board of Directors, is based on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People issued on July 27, 2021. This revised policy recognizes the new evidence outlined by the CDC for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently circulating in the United States. This policy is in effect for all U.S. Figure Skating events or activities, recognizing that members may be traveling to events or activities with differing requirements.
Effective August 2, 2021
Masks are required to be worn indoors by ALL people (including fully vaccinated people) attending any U.S. Figure Skating-sanctioned event or activity despite local, state or facility policies. Sanctioned activities include competitions (U.S. Figure Skating and Compete USA), exhibitions/performances and test sessions.
- Athletes practicing or competing on the ice.
- Warming up outside.
- Mask Policy signage, found here, must be displayed at entry points for all sanctioned events.
- The LOC is not required to ask for proof of vaccination as a condition of participation in the event or activity.
- LOCs are still responsible for an overall Health and Safety plan and event medical coverage.
We will continue to closely monitor the information provided by the CDC and provide updates to this policy as required. U.S. Figure Skating’s COVID-19 resources can be found here.