As a club, we do not condone any forms of harassment or misconduct from 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. SkateSafe related concerns can be directed to our SkateSafe Compliance Officer, Sarah Verstraten.

Click here to view U.S. Figure Skating's SkateSafe Handbook. Click here to view U.S. Figure Skating's SkateSafe Website.

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

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

As a member of our club, all skaters must adhere to this Code of Conduct at all times.

General Guidelines:

The Figure Skating Club of Charleston is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for members’ physical, emotional and social development and ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct. This Skater Code of Conduct has been established to ensure the safety of all members using our ice to ensure quality practice time for all home club, associate, non-members and guests who purchase ice from the club and who participate in all club-related activities.

1. All skaters, regardless of whether they hold home club, associate, non-member or guest status, must follow and uphold the provisions in this Skater Code of Conduct regarding behavior on and off the ice. All club members are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship and be courteous toward their fellow skaters, coaches, parents/guardians of skaters, U.S. Figure Skating officials and guests.

2. The Figure Skating Club of Charleston is committed to promoting a positive and friendly environment for all skaters. Remember ‘The Golden Rule’ — treat other people like you want to be treated — with respect.

Ice Etiquette and Safety:

1. While in lesson or practice, it is the skater's responsibility to always be conscientious and aware of other skaters around them.

2. Skaters must skate with the flow of other skaters and familiarize themselves with the most commonly used areas for jumps and spins.

3. The only time a skater has the SOLE right of way is when they are skating their program to music. When you hear another member's music, please extend that person the courtesy and move out of their path momentarily. This only takes a moment and you will enjoy the same courtesy while you are performing your program.

4. Advanced skaters are expected to exhibit patience toward beginner members of the club. Remember, you were an inexperienced skater once, and it takes time for our future generation to advance to the point where they are completely comfortable skating with all levels of skaters.

Unsafe or Discourteous Behavior: Unsafe or discourteous behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.