Officiate - Music Coordinators

This page provides information on becoming a music coordinator (official) for U.S. Figure Skating.

Music officials are responsible for the setup, tear down and operation of the equipment used to play music at competitions. Requirements for the role include a basic knowledge of audio equipment, basic knowledge of figure skating competitions and their protocols, basic operational knowledge of computers and the ability to work as part of a team.

Volunteers can serve as music officials at nonqualifying competitions without being certified as an official U.S. Figure Skating music coordinator. To do this, simply contact clubs in your area and let them know of your interest. 

WHO can become a music coordinator?

  • Anyone (including active competitors) willing and able to uphold the ethical standards of U.S. Figure Skating can become an official. A good official is passionate about our sport, committed, responsible, and open to continuous learning and growth to support U.S. Figure Skating in serving our athletes. You must be at least 18 years old and fully compliant (background check, U.S. Figure Skating member, and SafeSport training) before you can serve as an official. Becoming an appointed music coordinator is a great way to give back to the sport, and this role is great for those who want a front row seat to this sport without needing any significant skating knowledge.

HOW can I become a music official?

  • Keep a record each time you help, including the event name, date(s), local organizing committee (LOC) chair, chief music coordinator or chief referee, and the type of activity you helped with music – i.e. test session, exhibition or competition.
  • Once you have gained experience managing the music as a volunteer (and LOVE it!), you are ready to gather the elements to submit an application for consideration to earn your first appointment.
  • Music:  application, summary of experience including familiarity with equipment https://www.usfigureskating.org/system/files/Music%20Coordinator%20Application.docx

WHEN can I become a music official?

  • Skating will always be around, and U.S. Figure Skating will always need officials. You will have to decide when you have the time and ability to prepare and fulfill the required activity for your desired appointment(s). You can volunteer playing and managing music without an appointment at the nonqualifying level. You can get started right away!

WHERE can I become a music official?

  • Reach out to your local clubs to see if you can volunteer to play music at their next event or test session. You don’t have to travel far to get experience and get an appointment!

WHY should I become a music official?

  • Great question! Each person’s why is a little different, but it is an honor and a privilege to serve as a U.S. Figure Skating official at any level. You get an opportunity to contribute to a sport you love while building long-lasting relationships with a community of your peers who share a similar passion. Whether your role is with your local club or as a national official, there is a place for you as a U.S. Figure Skating official.

Reserve your spot for some of the best seats in the house! 

Ready to start? Complete the interest form to get registered.

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Farah Jimenez
Vice Chair of Recruitment, Announcers and Music Officials

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