Information from http://www.usfsa.org/clubs?id=84197
U.S. Figure Skating strives to provide a safe environment for its members that is free of abuse and harassment. The association will not tolerate or condone any form of harassment or abuse of any of its members including athletes, coaches, officials, directors, employees, parents, volunteers or any other persons while they are participating in or preparing for a figure skating activity or event conducted under the auspices of U.S. Figure Skating. All forms of abuse and harassment are unacceptable and in direct conflict with U.S. Figure Skating rules.
The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program addresses the following types of abuse, harassment and misconduct:
U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Handbook
As found within the U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Handbook, the SafeSport Program includes policies and guidelines that apply to all U.S. Figure Skating members, clubs, programs, events and activities and involves several key components:
We all can play a role in preventing abuse and reducing misconduct in sport. The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program provides resources for all members to identify abuse and misconduct, steps that can be taken to reduce it and procedures to respond to it.
The SafeSport Program also includes required training of coaches and select U.S. Figure Skating volunteers, officials and staff members on recognizing abuse and reducing circumstances for potential abuse to occur; information on U.S. Figure Skating's mandatory screening and background check program; the procedures for reporting suspected abuse or misconduct (including protections from any retaliation or repercussions for such reporting and procedures for disciplinary action for failure to appropriately report and for making a false report); the procedures and means by which U.S. Figure Skating and its member clubs and programs should respond to allegations of abuse and misconduct; and how U.S. Figure Skating and its member clubs can implement this program to help ensure its effectiveness.
Athlete Protection Policies
As found within the U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Handbook, U.S. Figure Skating has developed policies for its member clubs to help them address abuse and misconduct if it should occur, and to reduce, monitor and govern areas where potential abuse and misconduct could occur. U.S. Figure Skating recommends that its member clubs adopt the SafeSport policies that are applicable to their club and facility to reduce the risks of potential abuse.
For more details on the SafeSport Program, please visit: http://www.usfsa.org/clubs?id=84197
WFSC SafeSport Compliance Chairs
To reach the chairs, please send an email
The Washington Figure Skating Club (WFSC), founded in 1938, is a member of US Figure Skating (USFS). The goal of the WFSC is to foster and encourage the development of figure skating, including freestyle, pairs, dance, moves in the field, synchro, and theatre on ice. The Club's activities are designed to serve a full range of figure skating interests. The WFSC manages regular skating sessions with qualified professional instructors and provides the opportunity for USFS sanctioned testing at all levels. As a non-profit 501c(3) organization, a donation to the WFSC may be tax deductible as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Service code. The Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation and tax filings of the WFSC are available upon request.
Sherry Chen - President
Judy Reiner - Vice President
Konrad Huppi - Treasurer
Jill Cantrill - Secretary
Marcia Sowles- Officer at Large
Committee chair names are in bold.
Executive and Strategic Planning
Sherry Chen, Judy Reiner, Konrad Hupppi, Jill Cantrill, Marcia Sowles
Konrad Huppi, Judy Reiner, Sam Kulvatunyou, Liz Ntolo, Sheri Hodinko
SafeSport and Conflict Resolution
Marcia Sowles, Eva Przygodzki, Sherry Chen, Jill Cantrill, Karen Knutson
Kathy Carpenter will continue as Pro Liaison on behalf of the committee.
Eva Przygodzki, Josh Carpenter, Anna Shchelokova, Jei Park
Ginger Dietrich, Eva Przygodzki, Josh Carpenter, Callista Vojvodich, Katya Shalimova
Dina Gold will serve as advisor to the communications committee.
Sherry Chen, Marcia Sowles, Konrad Huppi, Jill Cantrill, Karen Knutson
Marcello Morgan, Marcia Sowles, Dorothy Jones-Davis, Dorothy Powell, Kim Moore
Karen Knutson, Jennie Abner, Liz Ntolo, Rachel Darnes
Theater on Ice (TOI)
Julia Spring, Anna Mari Green, Lisa Gibbon Laing, Tom Leary
Eva Pryzgodzki, Judy Reiner, Amanda Babcock, Lisa Gibbon Laing, Margaret Orr
Jill Cantrill, Courtney Crites, Sherry Chen
Learn to Skate (LTS)
Courtney Crites, Jill Cantrill, Sherry Chen, Amy Fetherolf, Amanda Babcock
Sherry Chen, Dalal Badri, Karen Knutson, Julia Spring, Sheri Hodinko
Sherry Chen, Elizabeth Sena, Tigwa Davis, Dorothy Jones-Davis, Amanda Babcock
Sherry Chen, Melissa Mahle, Amanda Babcock, Julia Spring, Lisa Gibbon Laing
Judy Reiner will serve as advisor to the committee.
Ellyn Kestnbaum, Ariteo Brito (AB), Beth Delano, Hayley Pangle, Kim Moore
Judy Reiner will serve as advisor to the committee.
Dalal Badri, Kathy Carpenter, Ellyn Kestnbaum, Jennie Abner, Sherry Chen
Rink and Programming
Judy Reiner, Dalal Badri, Sam Kulvatunyou, Julia Spring, Tigwa Davis
Ginger Dietrich, Eva Pryzgodzki, Josh Carpenter, Dalal Badri
Konrad Huppi, Marcia Sowles, Sherry Chen, Courtney Crites