ABOUT

The purpose of the Club shall be to support and encourage participation and interest in all phases of ice skating, nationwide, as well as in Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Region, and to carry out the policies of the United States Figure Skating Association. The Jennifer M. O’Neal, Reno Ice, Community Ice Arena, 15500 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511 is the club’s home rink.

Sierra Nevada Figure Skating Club (SNFSC) is a member of United States Figure Skating (USFS), the major governing body of all figure skating clubs in the United States. The SNFSC is governed by an elected Board of Directors. The board is required to meet monthly and the meetings are open to members and guests.

Read our Bylaws here:

CLUB HISTORY

Sierra Nevada FSC has a unique and long history stemming all the way back from 1970.  Throughout the years the SNFSC supported Ice Skating functions with the Reno Sparks Convention Center providing pop-up Ice Exhibitions, Ice Skating competitions and public skating sessions during the holidays.  In 1978, the Meadowood Ice Arena in Reno had opened and by 1987, SNFSC had grown to more than 100 members. Since then, we have had two more ice facilities throughout the years.  The last one, Total Sports in Sparks closing down in 2005.

We’ve come a long way and are pleased to announce our clubs new home rink is the Jennifer M. O’Neal at the Reno Ice Arena which opened in January of 2021.  We are excited to carry on the club’s traditions with the state-of-the-art facility and to support the growing figure skating community in Northern Nevada.  It is beautifully designed, and we would love for you to come and check it out!

MEMBERSHIP

As a Club member you will be able to test and compete in USFS-sanctioned events. Other benefits of club membership include:
  • USFS membership card
  • “SKATING” magazine
  • COPY OF THE USFS RULE BOOK/DIRECTORY
  • A DISTINCTIVE CLUB JACKET FOR MEMBERS (AND FAMILY) IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Please contact the Membership Chair, Kurtresha Worden with any questions about membership or payment at  kurtresha.worden@gmail.com
Reminder: As a member you are agreeing to this SafeSkate statement.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Sierra Nevada Figure Skating Club offers several different categories of membership designed to fit all skaters. SNFSC requires minor skaters (under 18 years old) have an adultregistered in that family. This can be done when the parent either signs up as a Voting Parent or a Parent w/USFS membership. The Voting Parent membership is free but the parent will need to complete registration for that category. If ABOUT CLUB HISTORY MEMBERSHIP – the parent wants or needs membership with USFS, they will need to sign up under Parent w/USFS membership. The chart below will help you determine the membership category you should use and what each member type include
Membership Category USFS Membership WFSC Testing Privileges WFSC Club Ice Privileges WFSC Voting Privileges Skating Magazine
Minor 1st Family Member**
X
X
X
X
Minor Introdutory Member**
X
X
X
X
Introductory (18+) Member
X
X
X
X
X
1st Family (18+) Member
X
X
X
X
X
Subsequent Family Member
X
X
X
X
Collegiate Member
X
X
X
X
X
USFS Official/Judge Membership
X
X
X
X
X
Parent w/USFS Membership
X
X
Voting Parent Membership
X
Associate (Non Home Club) Member
X
X
X

Minor 1st Family Membership

This is for you if:
Your skater is under the age of 18 and the skater is currently a member of SNFSC
What do you get:
Voting Parent membership at no charge.
Make sure to add the Voting Parent membership to your cart when checking out!
Your skater will get USFS membership
Your skater will get SNFSC testing privileges
Your skater will get a subscription to USFS’s Skating magazine
Your skater will be allowed to sign up for SNFSC club ice

Minor Introductory Membership

This is for you if:
Your skater is under the age of 18 AND they are joining USFS for the first time /
have been a LEARN TO SKATE member
What do you get:
Voting Parent Membership at no charge. Make sure to add the Voting Parent
membership to your cart when checking out!
USFS Membership
SNFSC testing privileges
Subscription to Skating magazine
SNFSC Club Ice Privileges

Introductory Membership

This is for you if:
You are joining USFS for the FIRST TIME
(no matter what club) and are over 18.
What do you get:
USFS Membership
Subscription to Skating Magazine
SNFSC testing privileges
SNFSC Club Ice Privileges
SNFSC Voting privileges.

1st Family Membership

This is the default membership if you’re
over 18 and registering yourself.
This is for you if:
The skater is 18 and over
What do you get:
Subscription to Skating Magazine
USFS Membership
SNFSC testing privileges
SNFSC Club Ice and voting privileges

Subsequent Family Member

This is for you if another family member is registered as any of the following:
Minor 1st Family (Under 18) Member
Minor Introductory (Under 18) Member
Introductory (18 and over) Member
1st Family (18 and over) Member
USFS Official/Judge Member
There is no limit on the number of Subsequent Family Members in a family. This Subsequent Family Membership includes USFS Membership, SNFSC Testing, Club Ice and Voting privileges if the member is over 18.

Collegiate Membership is a membership for 4 years. This membership is for full time college students, including graduate students.This Collegiate Membership includes USFS Membership, subscription to Skating magazine, SNFSC Testing, Club Ice and Voting privileges.

USFS Official/Judge Membership is for Certified USFS Officials and Judges only. This membership includes USFS Membership, subscription to Skating magazine, SNFSC testing, Club Ice and Voting privileges.

Parent with USFS Membership includes only USFS Membership and SNFSC Voting privileges for the parent. This type of membership is for a parent of the following member types and who wants a a USFS Membership:

Minor 1st Family Member
1st Family Member
Minor Introductory Member
Introductory Member
Collegiate Member

Voting Parent Membership is free to one parent of a Minor Member. This membership includes ONLY SNFSC Voting privileges for the Voting Parent member.

Associate (Non Home Club) Membership is for skaters who keep their Home Club and USFS membership with another club. This membership includes SNFSC Testing, Club Ice. Voting privileges are included if the Associate member is over 18. THIS KIND OF MEMBERSHIP DOES NOT INCLUDE USFS MEMBERSHIP

Top 5 Membership FAQ's

1) Log into your skater’s account
2) Click on “Manage My Family” (green tab under logo)
3) Click on “Add new family member” (blue button under skater’s name)
4) Add the parent’s information and save
5) Go back to home page, click “Apply/Renew” tab
6) Scroll down and select a membership type for the parent and the skater and add to the cart.
• New Skaters – Skaters who have never had USFS membership other than Lean To Skate or
Basic Skills should select “Jr. Introductory Membership” which offers all the same privileges, but at a $25 discount for first time members. The following year you will select the “Jr. First Family” membership type.
• Parents – Parents may select the free “Parent Voting” for no additional cost, or if they want/need USFS membership, they may select the “Parent with USFS” for an additional $60.
7) After memberships are added to the cart click on the cart icon (upper right) to process payment Still having problems or questions? Please email wfscmembershipchair@gmail.com

1) Log into your account
2) Click on skater’s name (left side) Note: Skater must have active membership
3) Click on “Get a permission form” (blue button middle of screen)
4) Letter should open
5) If the letter doesn’t open you likely have a pop-up blocker preventing it from opening. Check the top of your browser for a pop-up blocker message. Often you can click on the message and allow Entryeeze to display the letter.

Still having problems? Please email wfscmembershipchair@gmail.com and request a permission letter.
Include “Permission Letter Request” in the subject and the skater’s full name and USFS number in the
body of. A letter will be emailed to the address on your account.

1) Try logging into your account
2) If you have forgotten your password click on the Click on “Forgot your password” link
3) Follow the steps to reset your password
4) If this doesn’t work, you are likely not using the email address associated with your account. If you are not sure which email address is associated with your account please email wfscmembershipchair@gmail.com and request the address. Please include your full name and USFS number (if available) in the body of the message.

Still having problems? Please email wfscmembershipchair@gmail.com and include the skater’s full name
and USFS number in the body of the message.

1) Log into your account
2) Click on the skater’s name (left side)
3) Your USFS number will appear in the USFS number box
4) Note: If you are a new member/skater, please allow up to 2 weeks for your number to appear. If you have an urgent request please email our membership chair.

Still having problems? Please email wfscmembershipchair@gmail.com and include the skater’s full name and USFS number in the body of the message.

Membership cards are sent directly from USFS and not from Washington Figure Skating Club. It will often take 2-3 months from the time of membership until you receive your card in the mail. If you want/need a card you my print out a temporary card by following the steps below. Note: You must know your USFS number.

1) Go to www.usfsa.org
2) Click on “Members Only” top right blue button
3) Enter your USFS Membership number and password
4) If this the first time you’ve logged in, click on the “Request password” link and follow the steps. Note: Initially you must use the same email address as your WFSC account.
5) Once logged in, go to the “Account” drop down (upper right) select “Member Profile”
6) Click “Print Temporary Membership Card” (in blue)
7) Note: You may also access your skater’s test and competition history here.

Still having problems? Please call USFSA Membership Services at 719-635-5200.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

TESTING

Sierra Nevada Figure Skating Club Testing Information

Testing Process

  1. Applications to test must be approved by a coach, and the test chair of the club.
  2. Must have club membership and USFSA membership. 
  3. For testing and payments, signup through EntryEeze
  4. Members of other clubs are welcome to test with us and must get their permission from his/her club in order to test at SNFSC.
  5. If virtual testing, see further instructions below. 

Skating Path

USFSA Testing Levels

Figure skating in the U.S. can be either competitive or recreational, and those learning to skate can choose either route. While competitive skaters are required to participate in the U.S. testing structure to eventually compete in qualifying competitions, recreational skaters can also opt to take tests in order to continually challenge themselves and their abilities.

The official tests of U.S. Figure Skating may be taken by all figure skaters who are members of a member club or collegiate club, individual members who are currently registered with U.S. Figure Skating and are otherwise qualified under these rules, as well as by members of a member association of the ISU.

Test sessions can only be held under the auspices and control of a member club. Fees are involved and vary by club. Sessions are organized and run under procedures outlined in the U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook. Any person who is interested in participating in the U.S. Figure Skating testing structure should review the U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook

Basic Levels 1-6

Freeskate Levels 1-6

Freeskate Tests

Freeskate Tests

Click on individual links to download test requirements for each adv skating level.

Note: you cannot progress to your next test up in FS until you have passed the corresponding MITF test.
However, you can go all the way up the MITF test ladder without ever taking a FS test.

Virtual Testing

Note: must be a member of USFSA and an accredited Skating Club, like SNFSC.

Test Achievements

Tests Passed of the Sierra Nevada Figure Skating Club
*denotes passed ‘with Honors’
**denotes passed ‘with Distinction’

2022

Honorary Members

  • Rudy Galindo
  • Laura Galindo

February

Pre-Preliminary Moves In The Field

  • Ivy Landgraf*
  • Kingsley Chou*
  • Roma Petrilla

Adult Pre-Bronze Moves In The Field +21

  • Laura Greco

Preliminary Moves In The Field

  • Tiara Chou*
  • Erith Endicott*
  • Ellen Linton*

March

Preliminary Partnered Dutch Waltz Dance

  • Hunter Budnick

Pre-Bronze Partnered Fiesta Tango Dance

  • Joanie Malarchuk

Pre-Bronze Partnered Cha Cha Dance

  • Joanie Malarchuk

Pre-Bronze Partnered Swing Dance

  • Joanie Malarchuk

Preliminary Moves In The Field

  • Hunter Budnick
  • Lola Helsel

May

Adult Bronze Dance 21+

  • Joanie Malarchuk

Adult Willow Waltz 21+

  • Joanie Malarchuk

Adult Ten-Fox 21+

  • Joanie Malarchuk

Adult Hickory Hoedown 21+

  • Joanie Malarchuk

July

Pre-Preliminary Moves In The Field

  • Carissa Durham
  • Sadie Hellickson
  • Jordyn Oliver
  • Ella Song
  • Adley Uranga

Preliminary Moves In The Field

  • Kingsley Chou*
  • Ivy Landgraf

August

Pre-Preliminary Free Skate

  •  Kingsley Chou

Pre-Juvenile Moves In The Field

  • Hunter Budnick

September

Pre-Preliminary Moves In The Field

  •  Eastyn Smakulski

Pre-Juvenile Moves In The Field

  •  Ellen Linton

Intermediate Moves In the Field

  • Madison Zajac

Adult Pre-Bronze Moves In The Field

  • Maria Katrina Tan

Pre-Preliminary Free Skate

  • Hunter Budnick

Preliminary Free Skate

  • Hunter Budnick
 

2021

Honorary Members

  • Christine Hotchkin

September

Pre-Preliminary Moves In The Field

  • Ellen Linton*
  • Tiara Chou*

November
Pre-Preliminary Moves In The Field

  • Erith Endicott
  • Hunter Budnick

Adult Bronze Moves In The Field +21

  • Katrina Adams

Contact information

Testing Chair: Laura Greco
Please address any and all questions re testing to Laura at this email:
lreedgreco@gmail.com

Co-Chair: Laura Landgraf
lauralsnfsc@gmail.com

USFS SAFESKATE PROGRAM

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:

  • Sexual abuse and misconduct
  • Physical abuse and misconduct
  • Emotional abuse and misconduct
  • Bullying, threats and harassment
  • Hazing
  • Willfully tolerating misconduct

U.S. 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 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 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 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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2022-2023

Joanie Malarchuk

President
Skating Director-Reno Ice
Sanction Chair
SafeSport Compliance Chair

Paul Vandervoort

Secretary

Kurtresha Worden

Director
Membership Chair

Laura Landgraf

Vice President
Co-Test Chair
Nominating Committee

Laura Greco

Director
Test Chair
Nominating Committee

Karen Freeman

Director
Membership Chair

Lynda Witt

Treasurer
Nominating Chair

Michelle Ward

Director
Media Chair

SPONSORS

CLUB VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

United States Figure Skating (USFS) requires volunteers to be USFS members or non-members as helpers. SkateSafe certification and background check will be needed depending on path selected. Please review this document for instructions on volunteering.

Download the SkateSafe Handbook 2022 for more information.
Download the Volunteer Opportunities form

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CONTACT

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Sierra Nevada
Figure Skating Club

Club Mailing Address: 
 
Reno Ice
15500 Wedge Parkway
Reno, NV 89511