Club ice will be held on Mondays, from 5:00- 6:00 pm, and will be open skating for club members. This ice time is included in your membership fee. Beginning in late August and running through late May, Power will be held from 5:30 – 6:00. Power will be group activities with a coach for club skaters of all levels. Because there is not a division in skating levels during club ice time, lessons may not be taught during club ice. Please be advised that the above times are tentative and may change for the upcoming year. Notice will be given through an email notification of any changes.
Club Ice will NOT be held on the following dates:
DATES ARE YET TO BE DETERMINED
Changes to this schedule will be announced to the club.
All other benefits and responsibilities remain the same. The new skating year begins on July 1st. You will be able to pay your membership fees online on the Membership Application page. A 4% convenience fee has been added to all amounts; this convenience fee is also included if you choose to pay by personal check.
Please make sure to read the Terms and Conditions of Membership, Codes of Conduct, and Safe Sport information. They can be found below. We ask that you read through them in their entirety. If you have any questions about membership, please feel free to contact any member of the CVFSC board, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms and Conditions of Membership
Payments: As a courtesy to club members, Junior Member dues may be split into payment options (see below) if needed. The Bi-Annual payment option does not release the member from paying full membership dues for any reason. If the January payment is not received, the membership will be flagged with USFS as “not in good standing”. Dues for all other membership categories are payable at once. Full Club Membership dues may be paid in the following increments:
Annual – paid in full - due July 1.
Bi-Annual – half due on July 1 and the other half due January 1
Volunteer/Service Hours: To encourage volunteerism from all members, we ask that each CVFSC member donate 13 hours of volunteerism/service per year. If the skater participates in the club spring show an additional two hours must be completed in service of the spring show. This service hour requirement extends equally to all member categories, however second and subsequent family members’ service hours are reduced to 10 hours each. In lieu of providing service/volunteer hours, a member may donate a minimum of $100 (or $50 for either half of the year) in addition to their regular membership fees. Activities eligible for service hours are to be determined and approved by the club Board but include help at test sessions, competitions, shows, events, work as ice monitor, hospitality, and more. Meeting attendance time, either for Club or board meetings does not qualify for service hour credit, nor do activities conducted for rink (EIC) programs as opposed to the club’s programs, activities or events. Half the required service hours must be completed and reported by January 15, and the other half by June 18, to be recorded by the Membership Secretary.
Since volunteer hours are mandatory for parents of CVFSC club skaters, parents of skaters are considered “Covered Individuals” according to USFSA and will be required to complete the Safe Sport training and background check. Therefore in order for club members under 18 years of age to be in good standing with the CVFSC, one parent will need to successfully complete the Safe Sport Training and background check. In order for adult club members to be in good standing with the CVFSC, they will need to successfully complete the Safe Sport Training and background check for themselves. USFSA allows 45 days from the starting date of membership (July 1st) to become compliant. www.usfsaonline.org/
Member in good standing: To remain a club member in good standing, all payments and service hours must be made by the dates listed, or club ice privileges, show/event participation, and voting privileges will be suspended until the account is brought current.
Media Release: Members of the Cache Valley Figure Skating Club are asked to complete a Media Release Form for the current skating season. Release is for photographs, video and interviews that may be released, shown and printed to various media throughout the skating season as well as the CVFSC web site.
Code of Conduct
Code of Ethics
Code of Conduct/Code of Ethics: Each member of the Cache Valley Figure Skating Club is responsible to know and adhere to the rules, regulations, and codes of conduct and ethics of the CVFSC, the USFSA and if a coach, the PSA, as well as the Sportsmanship and Freestyle Session rules of the Eccles Ice Center and any other facility at which the club may be competing, performing, or participating in any program. Failure to adhere to the code of conduct, code of ethics, or other rules set out by the club, USFSA or PSA, consequences will result based on the policies in place by those organizations and their boards.
Code of Conduct
The following code of conduct applies to all participants in all CVFSC sessions and activities, and all competitions, exhibitions, test sessions, and training camps hosted, supported, or sponsored by the USFSA:
I recognize that my participation in all club activities, competitions, exhibitions, training camps hosted, supported, or sponsored by the club or the USFSA is an honor and privilege that carries certain responsibilities. I agree to fully abide by the rules and guidelines set forth by the USFSA or its properly designated agents. As a precondition to participate in club or USFSA hosted, supported, or sponsored events, I will adhere to the following tenet in good faith:
I will exhibit the highest standard of fairness, ethical behavior, and genuine good sportsmanship in all of my relations with others.
I will not damage public or private property. I understand that I may be held financially responsible for damage deemed to be wantonly or willfully executed on my part and that I may be subject to disciplinary action by the USFSA.
I will not use or possess illegal drugs, and I will not engage in criminal activity during any club session or activity or USFSA sanctioned or sponsored competition, exhibition, test session, or training camp. I may be subject to criminal penalties as well as penalties imposed by the USFSA.
I will conduct myself in a manner not detrimental to the welfare of figure skating. I understand that my actions reflect on the CVFSC, the USFSA and the sport of figure skating both positively and negatively. I understand that if my acts, statements, or conduct are considered detrimental to the welfare of figure skating by the appropriate authority, I may be subject to penalties imposed by the USFSA pursuant to GR 1.021.
I understand that the penalties that may be imposed may include, but are not limited to, loss of privileges and/or membership in the CVFSC, loss of future international selections, loss of financial support from the USFSA and Memorial Fund, and loss of participation in club or USFSA-sponsored events.
I understand that all disciplinary proceedings will be conducted pursuant to Article XXVII, Section 3, of the USFSA Bylaws, and the CVFSC bylaws, and that my rights and remedies are derived there from.
Skaters Code of Conduct
For all skating members - Junior or Senior Skaters, Coaches, Adult Skaters Skaters Code of Conduct We encourage positive sportsmanship!
I will exhibit good sporting-like behavior.
I will act as a positive role model by showing positive support for all fellow skaters, coaches and officials.
I will refrain from criticizing judges and officials, or other skaters.
I will skate and compete by the rules defined in the Code of Ethics.
I will win and lose with dignity.
I will control my temper and never argue with or complain to a referee or other officials.
I will treat all other skaters as I would like to be treated.
Parent Code of Conduct
For Parents of Skater Members under the age of 18 For Club Customization: U.S. Figure Skating Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct CVFSC is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for members’ physical, emotional and social development and ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct.
By signing below I hereby agree that:
I will encourage good sportsmanship by my actions, demonstrating positive support for all skaters, coaches, and officials at every practice, competition and test session.
I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child and others ahead of my desire to win.
I will encourage my child to skate in a safe and healthy environment by maintaining a respectful and courteous attitude to others.
I will promptly inform my child’s coach of any physical/mental disability or challenge affecting my child that may affect the safety of my child or others.
I will teach my child that doing his/her best is more important than winning.
I will not to ridicule, bully, blame, or yell at my child or other skaters, coaches, officials or volunteers in response to a poor performance or for any other reason.
I will do my best to make skating fun at all times and will remember that my child participates in sports for his/her own enjoyment and satisfaction.
I will teach my child to treat other skaters, coaches, fans, volunteers, officials, and rink staff with respect, regardless of race, creed, color, sexual orientation or ability. I will also take action and report any acts of bullying, harassment or abuse to the appropriate authorities.
I will applaud any effort in both victory and defeat emphasizing positive accomplishments and learning from mistakes.
I will teach my child to resolve conflicts calmly and peacefully without resorting to hostility or violence.
I will be a positive role model for my child and others.
I will demand a figure skating environment for my child that is free of drug or alcohol abuse and agree that I will not use or provide to a third-party any illegal drug prohibited by applicable federal, state, or municipal law.
I will not assist or condone any athlete’s use of a banned substance as described by the International Olympic Committee, International Skating Union, United States Olympic Committee, or U.S. Figure Skating, or, in case of athletes, to use such drugs or refuse to submit to properly conducted drug tests administered by one of these organizations.
I will expect my child’s coach to be in compliance with all requirements of U.S. Figure Skating and the Professional Skaters Association, to continue their education and training through programs offered by U.S. Figure Skating, the Professional Skaters Association and other accredited organizations.
I will respect my child’s coach and refrain from “side line” coaching my child or other skaters.
I will respect the decisions of officials, their authority and decisions during competitions and test sessions and teach my child to do the same.
I will show appreciation and recognize the importance of volunteers and club officials. I will fulfill my responsibility to help my club with membership, special projects, competitions and test sessions.
I agree to report to the appropriate entity/party any SafeSport or Code of Conduct violations that I observe.
I will become familiar with the rules of the U.S. Figure Skating and teach my child accordingly.
I will support and respect all skaters and their right to participate.
Coaches Code of Conduct
Must obey and abide by all U.S. Figure Skating published rules, regulations and procedures.
Shall maintain exemplary standards of personal conduct.
Must obey all state, national and international laws.
Must not use alcohol, illegal drugs or substances, which could impair ability or judgment as a coach.
Must refrain from using any profane or abusive language.
Must not engage in sexual harassment or sexual misconduct with any athlete
Must teach and support the athletes fairly and equitably.
Never discriminate against any athlete
I understand that as a U.S. Figure Skating member coach, I have assumed certain responsibilities to prepare, develop, be an advocate and role model. I agree to the “Coaches Code of Conduct,” have read the “Coaches Code of Conduct” and understand what is expected of me. *Also refer to the PSA Code of Ethics and Tenets of Professionalism for more information.
Mission Statement: To provide a standardized guideline of ethics, standards and conduct to ensure the quality, integrity and moral environment of U.S. Figure Skating, its member clubs and programs.
Purpose: The Cache Valley Figure Skating Club is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for members’ physical, emotional and social development and ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct. This information is intended to provide both the general principles and the decision rules to cover most situations encountered by coaches and instructors. It has, as its primary goal, the welfare and protection of the individuals and groups with whom coaches work. It is the individual responsibility of each coach to aspire to the highest possible standards of conduct. Above all, coaches of young people can have great influence on developing athletes who are reliant on these coaches for the basic instruction and guidance necessary to reach the top levels. Coaches can have tremendous power over these athletes in their quest to the top. This power must not be abused. Therefore, we have set forth these codes of ethics and conduct to guide our coaches and protect our athletes for the mutual benefit of all concerned.
Competence: Coaches must strive to maintain high standards of excellence in their work. They should recognize the boundaries of their particular competencies and the limitations of their expertise. They should provide only those services and use only those techniques for which they are qualified by education, training and/or experience. In those areas, where recognized professional standards do not yet exist, coaches must exercise careful judgment and take appropriate precautions to protect the welfare of those with whom they work. They shall maintain knowledge of relevant scientific and professional information related to the services they render, and they must recognize the need for ongoing education. Coaches should make appropriate use of scientific, professional, technical and administrative resources.
Integrity: Coaches should seek to promote integrity in their coaching profession. Coaches should always be honest, fair and respectful of others. They must not make representations about their qualifications, services, products, or fees that are false, misleading or deceptive. Coaches should strive to be aware of their own belief systems, values, needs and limitations and the effect of these on their work. To the extent feasible, they should attempt to clarify for relevant parties, the roles they are performing and to function appropriately in accordance with those roles. Coaches must avoid conflicts of interest.
Professional Responsibility: Coaches must uphold professional standards of conduct, clarify their professional roles and obligations, accept appropriate responsibility for their behavior, and adapt their methods to the needs of different athletes. Coaches should consult with, refer to, or cooperate with other professionals and institutions to the extent needed to serve the best interest of their athletes, or other recipients of their services. Coaches should be concerned about the ethical compliance of their colleagues’ conduct. When appropriate, they should consult with their colleagues in order to prevent or avoid unethical conduct.
Respect for Participants and Dignity: Coaches shall respect the fundamental rights, dignity and worth of all participants. Coaches must be aware of cultural, individual and role differences, including those due to age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language and socioeconomic status. Coaches must eliminate the effect on their work of biases based on those factors, and they do not knowingly participate in or condone unfair discriminatory practices.
Concern for Others Welfare: In their actions, coaches must consider the welfare and rights of their athletes and other participants. When conflicts occur among coaches’ obligations or concerns, they should attempt to resolve these conflicts and to perform their roles in a responsible fashion that avoids or minimizes harm. Coaches shall be sensitive to differences in power between themselves and others, and should not exploit nor mislead other people during or after their relationship.
Responsible Coaching: Coaches must be aware of their ethical responsibility to the community and the society in which they work and live. Coaches must comply with the law and encourage the development of law and policies that serve the interest of sport or activity. The coach shall strive to serve as a leader and model in the development of appropriate conduct for the athlete both within and beyond the U.S. Figure Skating setting. The coach shall strive to use strategies in practice and competition that are designed to encourage play within the letter and spirit of the rules. The coach shall strive to keep the concepts of winning and losing in proper perspective. The coach shall strive to enforce policies and rules with fairness, consistency and an appreciation for individual differences.
Compliance with Rule Requirements: All coaches must complete all annual coaching member requirements set forth by U.S. Figure Skating Rules and the PSA that apply to them by the appropriate deadlines.
Competence: Coaches should not undertake these duties until they have first obtained the proper training, study and advice that they are competent to do so.
Maintaining Expertise: Coaches should maintain a level of expertise through continued education and experience and shall strive to acquire additional education and experience through sources available to them.
Respecting Others: Coaches shall respect the rights of other’s values, opinions and beliefs even if they differ from their own.
Nondiscrimination: Coaches must not engage in discrimination based upon age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, socioeconomic status, or any other basis as proscribed by law.
Sexual Harassment: Coaches must not, under any circumstances, engage in sexual harassment which includes solicitation, physical advances, verbal or non-verbal conduct which is sexual in nature and will respond to complaints of such a nature to respondents with dignity and respect.
Personal Problems or Conflicts: Coaches should have a responsibility to be aware if there are personal problems or conflicts which may affect their ability to work with athletes. They should also be able to identify problems affecting their athletes, which could potentially create situations that place their athletes in harm or danger of injury, and take the appropriate steps to remove the athlete from this environment. Further, any person who makes groundless allegations or complaints of abuse or harassment may be subject to disciplinary action per Article XXV, Section 3B, of the U.S. Figure Skating bylaws.