To skate with CIFSC, including Theatre on Ice, private lessons and competitions, you must be a member of U.S. Figure Skating and a club member. There are two kinds of club membership: Junior Academy Membership, also known as JAM, or a full club membership. Most beginning skaters will find a JAM membership appropriate - see below for more information.
Which Club Membership Should I Choose?
Junior Academy Membership (JAM)
Officially known as Learn to Skate USA, this type of membership to USFS is offered either through a rink or under the umbrella of a USFS Club. At our rink, this is offered under the umbrella of CIFSC and known as Junior Academy Member (JAM) membership.
JAM Membership Includes:
- A progress tracking booklet and sport accident insurance
- Ability to compete at basic skills level competitions
- Participation in CIFSC sponsored events and use club ice.
- Note: JAM Membership does not allow eligibility for USFS Testing
The following 3 types of membership are offered by USFS through a local club such as CIFSC.
USFS Full Membership Includes:
- Certificates of accomplishment for passing proficiency tests and placing at U.S. Figure Skating qualifying events
- Ability to participate in all USFS sanctioned club sponsored events
- Test, compete in main stream competitions, use club ice, and vote for club elections (18 years or older)
- Sport accident insurance
- Note: A parent/guardian is required to be a member for a skater younger than 18 years and is called a subsequent member.
USFS Introductory Membership:
USFS offers a one-time first year “introductory” club membership at a reduced cost to help families learn about USFS. It includes the same rights and privileges as USFS Full Membership.
USFS Collegiate Membership:
This is a once in a lifetime four-year full membership at a reduced rate for college-aged members. It includes the same rights and privileges as USFS Full Membership.