SafeSport

U.S. Figure Skating and Commonwealth Figure Skating Club strive to provide a safe environment for its members that are 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. Commonwealth Figure Skating Club takes the implementation of the USFS SafeSport Program seriously.

The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program addresses the following types of abuse, harassment and misconduct:

Our SafeSport Compliance Chair will do the following:

  • a) Draft, implement and monitor the SafeSport policies and procedures of CFSC
  • b) Verify that all of the coaches who are engaged in any type of coaching activity with any club skater are in compliance with the USFS coaching membership rules regarding background checks and continuing education requirements
  • c) Serve as the initial contact in the club for persons to report suspected abuse, misconduct or other violations, and provide direction regarding the complaint reporting structure including directing information to the appropriate USFS committee
  • d) Serve as the liaison for the USFS SafeSport Program and work with CFSC to facilitate implementation of all aspects of the SafeSport Program including providing information to parents, members and coaches
  • e) Participate in workshops/webinars as provided by USFS, collect and share information about the SafeSport program and disseminate information on best practices
  • Please contact Tara Longval, CFSC SafeSport Compliance Chair, with any questions or to report any violations of SafeSport at cfsc.safesport@gmail.com

Important Links

The SafeSport Handbook & US Center for Safesport

USFS Rules Pertaining to SafeSport

SafeSport Policies Approved by CFSC Board of Directors

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 recommended that its member clubs adopt the SafeSport policies that are applicable to their club and facility to reduce the risks of potential abuse. Our membership is expected to abide by these policies. Any violations of the SafeSport policies should be reported to the CFSC SafeSport Compliance Officer at cfsc.safesport@gmail.com.                         .

a) Locker Room Policies 
b) Travel Guidelines 
c) Social Media, Mobile and Electronic Communications 
d) Ice Usage and Etiquette Rules 
e) Parent Code of Conduct 
f) Skater Code of Conduct 
g) Board of Directors Agreement 
h) Bullying Policy 
i) Harassment Policy 
j) Hazing Policy