U.S. Figure Skating depends on volunteers to ensure that all events, programs and offerings are run smoothly, safely and to the highest levels of professionalism. The Board of Directors, committee members, officials and local club leadership are all volunteers and work tirelessly to ensure that U.S. Figure Skating remains the international gold standard for the sport of figure skating.
If you are interested in joining U.S. Figure Skating as a volunteer, take a look at the many different opportunities listed below to find something that is right for you.
Volunteer at an Event
For those looking to get up close and personal with the sport, volunteering at an event is the way to go. From greeters to announcers, there are a variety of different roles that volunteers play, and local clubs are constantly on the lookout for willing volunteers to help administer events. Those wishing to explore volunteer opportunities should create an account on the U.S. Figure Skating Event Management System. The U.S. Figure Skating events department can be emailed for more information.
Volunteer with a Local Club
Outside of events, local clubs are often in search of volunteer support to help ensure smooth operation and ongoing support for their members. Use the club search tool to locate a club near you that might be looking for volunteers, or contact a local club administrator to inquire about opportunities.
Become an Official
Officials are volunteers, too, and there are always opportunities to become a trained official who can support administration of events across the United States.
Offer Support as a Medical Professional
Volunteer at a domestic competition
At U.S. Figure Skating competitions, the local organizing committee (LOC) hosting the respective event is responsible for selecting and coordinating medical professionals. Be sure to contact the local figure skating club directly, if interested.
Volunteer for Team USA at an international competition
U.S. Figure Skating selects medical volunteers (licensed physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers) to provide healthcare services to U.S. athletes, coaches and officials, who travel to international competitions.
The international volunteers represent Team USA and must demonstrate a strong clinical background in sports medicine, the ability to provide care for athletes with injuries and illnesses in high-stress situations and support anti-doping regulations. Documented training and experience in acute injury/illness management and competence in manual therapy techniques are preferred. Providers must be comfortable working in a team environment, traveling internationally, caring for athletes of all ages and levels and working for extended periods of time in an ice rink environment.
To be eligible for consideration, providers must have at minimum, 3 years of professional experience.
To get involved please send your letter of interest and current resume/CV to Gretchen Mohney, PhD, AT. ATC, CSCS, Director, High Performance Medical and Performance Services at email@example.com.
If selected for an international assignment, providers must complete and/or provide the following prior to traveling to the competition:
- Professional letter of reference
- SafeSportTM training certification
- U.S. Figure Skating background check (paid for by U.S. Figure Skating)
- Professional license and credential validation
- Anti-doping course certification
- U.S. Figure Skating membership
Question about volunteering? Let us know.