BASIC SKILLS SKATERS
Basic Skills Membership Fee
This fee is charged by US Figure Skating for membership in the Basic Skills program. It also covers your skater with 3rd party liability insurance. You receive a membership card and a skills assessment book. If you are a previous member, you will not receive a new book unless US Figure Skating makes changes to the book. Basic skills members are considered to be any skater that does not take private lessons. Basic 1 – 4 skaters may take private lessons under this fee.
City of Alexandria RCC User Fee (applies to Basic Skills and USFS Members)
This fee is charged by the City of Alexandria to those skaters who do not live in the “City Limits” of Alexandria. City taxes are used to run and maintain the Runestone Community Center, and therefore, it is felt that “non-city” users don’t pay taxes for the use of the rink; thus, a “user fee” for “non-city” users is charged to compensate. Even though your address is Alexandria, if you live in a township, you are considered a “non-city” user. Any skater who lives in a different town must also pay this fee.
US FIGURE SKATING (USFS) MEMBERS
Associate Member Fee
This is what is called the AFSC Home Club Member Fee. This fee is mandatory for all private skaters in Basic 5 on up who are taking private lessons. The majority of this fee goes directly to USFS for membership. It includes 3rd party liability insurance. You will receive a membership card directly from USFS. Your membership allows you to compete at sanctioned competitions and test at official USFS testing sites your Pre-Preliminary through Senior tests. You also receive the “US Skating” magazine on a monthly basis keeping you up-to-date on your favorite skaters, rules and regulations, competition results, etc. It also gives you many leads on equipment, skate wear, camps, and other information. This is a must have magazine! The balance of the fee helps to cover paper and mailing costs to keep you up-to-date as an AFSC member.
Second Home Club Member Fee
This fee is the same as the Home Club Member Fee, but is for the family with more than one skater. Your first skater is the first fee, your second & third, etc., are all second members, including board members. Second club members receive all the same benefits, except being mailed a magazine. One magazine is mailed per family. Associate Member Fee
An Associate Member is a "Home Club" member of another USFS Club, but is supplementing their skating through our club by utilizing our ice time and/or coaches. They will receive benefits from their "Home Club". Benefits received through the AFSC include participation in our ice shows and exhibitions. Costs to use the ice and participate in official tests with the AFSC will be the same as our own "Home Club" member.
This is optional, but is a must for the USFS member including coaches! It contains all the rules, regulations, test requirements, competition requirements, and other important information. A separate directory of all contact people and registered clubs is included.
This is optional, but it holds the rulebook pages nicely, as they come unbound. The separate directory (listed avove is already bound.)