Coach Karen Pasco
Coach Karen Pasco
Figure skating is a wonderful sport that can breed self-
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The individual starts out on the ice, usually in group classes, then moves into private lessons and recreational competition. Becoming a competitive figure skater requires time for practice, training, ice time, and competitions & it becomes very rewarding personally.
U.S. Figure Skating provides a full competition structure for its members. From Basic Skills to adults, invitational club competitions, artistic, synchronized skating and qualifying events that lead to the U.S. and World championships and the Olympic Winter Games, there is something for everyone!
Qualifying Competition Structure
Nonqualifying Competition Structure
Skaters of all ages and can participate in nonqualifying competitions to earn awards and showcase skill mastery. Nonqualifying competitions are divided into two tracks; one is more recreational and the other is more competitive in nature. Skaters compete at their current skill and test levels and are open to all members to participate.
RESPONSIBILITIES AS A SKATING PARENT
As a parent of a skater or skaters, you want the best for your child. To enjoy it to the fullest and help make it fun and valuable for your child, you first need to understand your responsibilities as a skating parent:
1. Encourage your child to skate but don't pressure. Let your child choose to skate if he or she wants to.
2. Understand what your child wants from skating and provide a supportive atmosphere for achieving these goals.
3. Put your child's participation in perspective. Don't make skating everything in your child's life; make it a part of life.
4. Make sure the coach is qualified to guide your child through the skating experience.
5. Keep winning in perspective and help your child do the same.
6. Help your child set challenging but realistic performance goals rather than focusing only on "winning."
7. Help your child understand the valuable lessons skating can teach.
8. Help your child meet responsibilities to the coach.
9. Discipline your child when necessary.
10. Turn your child over to the coach at practices and competitions -