COMMUNICATIONS

 

Our newsletter, “Freestyler,” is posted approximately once a month at the rink and on our website, and mailed to each first family member.  Please submit all articles to the Communications Committee Chair.

 

DIRECTORY

 

One directory will be given to each 1st family member of the AFSC.  Information for inclusion in the directory must be received by September 1.  Any changes in address, information updates, or corrections will be included in the “Freestyler” upon request.  Please contact the Membership Chair with any updates.  Please remember, directories are for your personal use only.

 

ATLANTA FSC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 

The club academic scholarship requirements have changed to eliminate a commitment to future figure skating involvement and to expand past and current volunteer requirements to include both figure skating and community service. 

 

The scholarship is available to all Atlanta FSC members in good standing who have been full members for at least three consecutive years and who are/will be full-time students pursuing a degree at an accredited four-year college/university, junior or community college, or graduate school. Academically, the applicant must have achieved a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or 3.75 (on a 5.0 scale).


 

FUNDRAISING/DONATIONS GUIDELINES

 

While the Atlanta FSC sincerely appreciates all donations, we generally do not sponsor fundraising activities for individual skaters. We do encourage donors to make contributions to the Atlanta FSC Skaters and Officials Fund (SAOF) which was established to assist those who demonstrate financial need. The SAOF committee, which is separate from the Board of Directors, is responsible for reviewing all applications, with the club treasurer functioning as a conduit/facilitator in this process.

 

Potential donors should be aware that while a contribution can be restricted for a specific purpose within the club, the donation cannot be directed for the benefit of a particular person. Directed contributions are not tax deductible. Federal tax guidelines for 501c3 organizations dictate that the club maintain discretion and control over the use and application of the donated funds.



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INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: Test Sessions, Special events, Club Ice

 

In the event of inclement weather (hazardous road conditions, dangerous storms), Atlanta FSC events such as test sessions, special events, and Club Ice will be cancelled if Fulton County schools are closed. For test sessions, if your school system is closed and Fulton County schools are open, the test session will be conducted, but the skater may be rescheduled.

 

PHOTO/VIDEOGRAPHY POLICY

 

For the safety and welfare of the skater, non-flash photography and videography will be permitted in the stands only. No one will be allowed to obstruct the view of other seated spectators by standing in front of or hanging over the plexiglass barriers or to film at alternative ice entrances. In order to comply with local fire safety codes, all aisles within the stands must also be

clear.

 

Non-compliance with this policy or refusal to comply immediately with requests from event officials will result in the violator being escorted out of the rink.  

 

ATLANTA FSC TESTING PROCEDURES

 

Applications must be postmarked 21 days prior to the requested test date.  Applications will be accepted on a first come-first served basis. If your application is postmarked after the closing date or if the test session is full, your application will be returned for re-submission for the next desired test session.  Late applications will be accepted only if a test session is not full.  The test candidate must then pay 1½ times the fee for that test. 

 

Test applications will be available at each facility.  If you have any questions, please contact the Test Chairperson.

 

Prospective test candidates must be members in good standing, meaning your membership dues must be paid in full before testing.

 

Because the AFSC is a member of the Southern Inter-Club Skating Council, members of the AFSC may test on test sessions hosted by the Georgia FSC and the Greenville FSC at home club rates.

 

 

For information on test dates, deadlines for the other clubs, please check their websites at:

                        Georgia FSC:  www.GAFSC.com

                        Greenville FSC: www.greenvilleFSC.org

 

 

 MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

 

The Atlanta FSC membership year runs from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. The AFSC offers a number of various types of membership. Click here for more information about joining the Atlanta Figure Skating Club. 



Service Hours Requirement

The Atlanta Figure Skating Club enjoys a strong reputation within the skating community due to our dedicated and talented pool of volunteers! As a non-profit organization, the club relies 100% on its members for its successful operation and sponsored events.
Therefore, all full skating and adult members are required to select one of the following options when registering for membership: (1) Contribute a minimum of *six (6) hours of service per family per membership year or (2) Pay an annual, upfront service fee equal to full membership dues in lieu of service hours.
I acknowledge and agree to these terms of membership and understand that I will be unable to renew membership in any U.S. Figure Skating Club if I have not fulfilled my service hours requirement or paid the service fee by the end of the membership season.
 

All service hours must be performed by an adult (age18+). It is ultimately each member’s responsibility to contact the Volunteer Chair to ensure fulfillment of time requirements. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with your club, meet some new members, and have fun while supporting both figure skating and the Atlanta Figure Skating Club. 

 

The AFSC welcomes all members as well as families and friends to volunteer in any club sponsored activities.  (e.g., competitions, Club Ice, special events, and test sessions.)

 

For further information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP STANDING RULE

 

      Members will not be in good standing if they do not volunteer six hours or do not pay the fee prescribed in lieu of volunteering. The Board, at its discretion, may excuse any member experiencing hardship. The member must send an application in writing to the club president, who must present the application to a meeting of the Board for approval.

 

 

SKATERS’ AND OFFICIALS ASSISTANCE FUND

 

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial assistance to skaters and figure skating officials, who represent the Atlanta Figure Skating Club (AFSC).  Awards are based on financial need, promise as a singles, pairs, ice dancing or synchronized skater, contribution to the sport of figure skating, character and sportsmanship.

 

Requirements:

 

1.       Applicant must be an eligible member of U.S. Figure Skating, as defined in the U.S. Figure Skating rulebook.

2.       Applicant must be a member in good standing of the AFSC, which must be his/her home club.

3.       A skating applicant must be a full skating member of the AFSC for a minimum of two consecutive years.

4.       To qualify for competition expenses, a skating applicant must have passed the figures, free skating, moves in the field, pair, dance or synchronized tests necessary to enter events skated at U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competitions.

5.       To qualify for official expenses, a U.S. Figure Skating official applicant (judge, referee, accountant, or other) must hold at least the initial appointment for his/her category.  Example:  Bronze test judge, Regional referee, etc.

6.       Applicants will be eligible for financial assistance one time per year.

 

The Committee cannot consider applications from persons who have not met the requirements stipulated above.