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About Us

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. During fall and winter WFSC manages regular club skating sessions, with  professions instructors teaching private lessons. USFS sanctioned testing at all levels is provided through the year. 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.

Current Board Members

Sherry Chen

Heather Nemier
Vice President

Courtney Crites

Konrad Huppi

Jill Cantrill
Executive Committee Member

Jennie Abner
Member at Large

Dalal Badri
Member at Large

Kathy Carpenter
Member at Large

Josh Carpenter
Member at Large

Tigwa Davis
Member at Large

Ginger Dietrich
Member at Large

Ellyn Kestnbaum
Member at Large

Eva Przygodzki
Member at Large

Judy Reiner
Member at Large

Marcia Sowles
Member at Large

Annual Meeting Presentations

USFS SafeSkate Program

Information from

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 SafeSkate Program addresses the following types of abuse, harassment and misconduct:

  1. Sexual abuse and misconduct
  2. Physical abuse and misconduct
  3. Emotional abuse and misconduct
  4. Bullying, threats and harassment
  5. Hazing
  6. Willfully tolerating misconduct

US Figure Skating SafeSkate Handbook

As found within the U.S. Figure Skating SafeSkate Handbook, the SafeSkate 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 SafeSkate 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 SafeSkate 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.

As found within the U.S. Figure Skating SafeSkate 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 SafeSkate policies that are applicable to their club and facility to reduce the risks of potential abuse. 

For more details on the SafeSkate Program, please visit:

  1. Jill Cantrill
  2. Courtney Crites
  3. Kathy Carpenter

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