SafeSport Program

 

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Crystal Ice Figure Skating Club

PO Box 400

Stevens Point, WI 54481

 

U.S. Figure Skating strives to provide a safe environment for its members that is free of misconduct and harassment. The association will not tolerate or condone any form of harassment or misconduct 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 misconduct are unacceptable and in direct conflict with U.S. Figure Skating rules.

 

The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program addresses the following types of misconduct:

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

The SafeSport Program also includes required training of coaches and select U.S. Figure Skating volunteers, officials and staff members on recognizing and reducing circumstances for potential misconduct to occur.

 

Coach Requirements:

  • U.S Figure Skating Membership
  • Completion of SafeSport Training
  • Successfully pass the annual background screen
  • Verification of current coach liability insurance
  • Completion of CER courses
  • PSA Membership if coaching in qualifying competitions only
 

Policies:

  • Two Deep Leadership is a preventative method to minimize one-on-one interactions between minors and adults. Two-deep leadership means that at least two individuals, preferably adults (i.e.- rule of three) are present at all times with individual minors when off the ice.
  • The use of any recording and photographic devices inside a locker room/changing area is strictly prohibited.
  • Locker rooms and changing areas at U.S. Figure Skating competitive events are for athletes only. An exception can be made for athletes 11 years old and younger that will allow for one parent of the same sex to assist their child immediately prior to and after their skating event(s).
  • All email and text message content between adults and minors must be non-personal in nature and for the purpose of communicating information about  club/skating-related activities. Emails and text messages between an adult and any minor participant must copy or include a parent/guardian or other club official.  
 

For more information about the SafeSport program, please log onto the USFSA website. You will find the safesport tab under the Clubs option at the top of the screen. You can also contact your club SafeSport representative: Jill Przekurat at [email protected] with any questions or to report a concern.  

 

USFSA SafeSport:  USFSA SafeSport

Safesport Booklets for reference: SafeSport Handbook

Crystal Ice SafeSport Agreements:

          Board Members SafeSport Agreement/Code of Conduct

          Coaches SafeSport Agreement/Code of Conduct

          Skaters SafeSport Agreement/Code of Conduct

          Parents  SafeSport Agreement/Code of Conduct

          18-year old/Adult Athletes Safesport Instructions

How to Make a Report: 

          Non-Sexual Misconduct Link

          Sexual Misconduct Report Link

          Child Welfare Reporting