Sports Sciences and Medicine Director
Peter Zapalo

Sport Science and Medicine

Adam Rippon gets set for 3D tracking and simulation while Brian Orser observes.

U.S. Figure Skating offers a variety of sports science and sports medicine services to figure skating athletes and coaches.

Athlete High Performance Research Grants

U.S. Figure Skating's Athlete High Performance Department is offering research grants to members of the National Network, scientist, or those interested in becoming a member of U.S. Figure Skating.

Interested principal investigators should review and complete the grant application (PDF).

Pleae direct any questions and all completed applications (as an email attachment) to Peter Zapalo at

Sports Sciences and Medicine National Network

Looking for a practitioner to provide treatment or therapy for an injury? How about a scientist to conduct testing on your athlete? Or do you need someone to give an educational talk at your club? The Sports Medicine and Science National Network is a service provided by U.S. Figure Skating to help athletes and coaches around the country find performance support. Check out the highlight box on the right to access your online directory. 

Who is in the National Network? The National Network includes sports medicine and science specialists who have experience working with figure skaters and/or competitive athletes. Many of the Network professionals were recommended to U.S. Figure Skating by coaches or athletes who felt they did good work.

What if there is no one listed in my area? We will continue to add new names to the National Network to meet the needs of our membership across the country. If you don't find someone in your area, consider contacting someone in a neighboring state or another specialty and asking them for a recommendation. If you find someone new and you like them, let us know!

 How can I make recommendations to the Network? If you know someone who would be a great addition to the National Network, use the online nomination form (available soon).