FAQ  

What does USFS mean?
United States Figure Skating. U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States. Founded in 1921, the association has more than 750-member, school-affiliated and collegiate clubs.  Learn more about USFS here.

What does ISI mean?
Ice Sports Industry. The Ice Sports Industry (ISI) is an international industry trade association encompassing all aspects of the ice sports industry. Founded in 1959 as a nonprofit organization for owners, operators and developers of ice skating facilities, ISI also created America’s original learn-to-skate program and has introduced more than 10 million individuals to the wonderful world of ice skating.  Learn more about ISI here.

What is the difference between USFS and ISI?
USFS (United States Figure Skating) and ISI (Ice Skating Institute) are the two main governing bodies of figure skating in the United States. Although there are similarities, their representations are quite different. USFS utilizes a competitive track that gives skaters the opportunity to qualify for national and international events, such as Nationals, Worlds, or the Olympics. ISI is the organization that provides competitive experiences at a recreational level.

What is Synchronized Skating?

Synchronized skating is an opportunity for skaters to work together as a team, at various levels to perform on the ice together.  Learn more about USFS Synchronized Skating here and ISI Synchronized Skating here.