Icemen

The Icemen Program attracts and retains male figure skaters by building a supportive community inclusive of athletes, parents, officials, and fans of figure skating. The Icemen Program is committed to changing the narrative as figure skating is for everyone.

Created in 2012, the Icemen program is focused on unifying the male members of U.S. Figure Skating. The program creates lasting friendships and camaraderie by providing opportunities throughout the year to connect with peers and role models, including Icemen events during competitions and camps.

The program, only open to male members, was developed by U.S. Figure Skating's Program Development Committee to give this group of skaters a sense of peer support and networking opportunities, while also encouraging them to continue their involvement in figure skating. 

Male skaters may join the Icemen program annually; the $20 membership fee includes a t-shirt, access to Icemen socials at designated competitions, and opportunities for scholarships to U.S. Figure Skating camps for eligible levels. 

2020 Icemen Ambassadors

Evan Bates, Dance

Jason Brown, Singles

Joon Soo Kim, Singles

Stephen Murray, Synchronized Skating

Michael Parsons, Dance

Camden Pulkinen, Singles

Sean Rabbitt, Singles

Andrew Torgashev, Singles

Icemen Competitions

Icemen designated competitions host a complimentary social for all skaters part of the Icemen program. These events provide an opportunity to develop friendships in a casual, off-ice environment. Additional information on Icemen events will be advertised to the community as they are scheduled.

Icemen gathering during the 2018-19 season

 

Why Icemen?

“Through the Icemen programs, the Program Development Committee is working to retain the boys and male figure skaters in the sport currently, while generating excitement among them so they will continuously go out  and tell their friends all about it and even bring them to the rink.”

-Elise Preston, U.S. Figure Skating’s Program Development Committee Chair

Your contacts for this area of interest

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Karissa Woienski
Karissa Woienski
Manager, Figure Skating Programs
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Marc Weitzman
National Vice Chair, Program Innovation Subcommittee

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