Purchase an Ivivva "Perfect Your Practice" Jacket online. If your skater prefers another style of Jacket that is fine too. Take your Jacket to "Stitch and Print" in downtown Bothell to have it embroidered with your name and the back decoration. Embroidery costs approximately $35. Stitch and Print is open 9:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday. Talk to Kendra if you have questions.
Discounts on Ice at OVA, with all-day Freestyle Sessions
Discounts and Priority on Testing
Discounts on Seminars
Wear our Ivivva Club Jacket
Bi-Monthly subscription to Skating Magazine
Be part of the most prestigious and oldest skating club in the Pacific NW.
How is SSC Affiliated with U.S. Figure Skating? Membership in Seattle Skating club includes membership in U.S. Figure Skating. U.S. Figure Skating is the governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States. USFS Provides the only sanctioned path to Regional, Sectional, National and International competitions. U.S. Figure Skating provides both competitive and recreational skating in all disciplines, including singles skating, pairs skating, ice dancing, synchronized and theatrical skating. Many skaters take their first steps with our Learn to Skate program, but some opt to start directly with a Coach and fast track their development in the sport (see our Coaches page for information). Beyond Learn to Skate, USFS defines a series of developmental levels for it skaters. SSC hosts test sessions several times a year to support skaters in their continued growth in the sport.
Why join SSC? Most skaters become club members to feel part of a skating community, to skate competitively - although that is definitely not a requirement, become more active in the sport and to participate in club activities. To take USFS test levels, vote in Seattle Skating Club elections, participate on our Board and receive discounted SSC Member pricing for ice at Olympicview Ice Arena.
When should my skater join SSC? Any time is a great time to join SSC! Our members range in age from 4 to 80 years old. If your skater is ready to progress to private lessons or take skating tests, then you will want to join SSC to receive discounts on Freestyle Ice. We offer Basic Skills memberships for skaters who have not started testing. The Basic Skills Membership covers your LTS dues and gives your child free access to all of the SSC Parties, Events and they can skate in our full theatrical Holiday Show, "Santa Visits Broadway" on Dec. 14, 2019. We offer full competitive memberships for skaters who are testing. When you are transitioning from Basic Skills to full competitive memberships, we have an introductory membership just for you!
What type of memberships do you offer?
FULL COMPETITIVE MEMBERSHIP Have you been an SSC Full member before? Did your membership include a magazine from USFS? If you answered YES, then this is your membership! The full competitive membership provides all the benefits you need for U.S. Figure Skating testing and competition. Benefits of this membership include: •U.S. Figure Skating membership, which includes a subscription to Skating Magazine •Club approval for all U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned competitions •Eligibility for U.S. Figure Skating testing in freestyle, moves in the field, pairs and dance •First priority for space on SSC testing, Judges’ Critiques and Exhibitions ** PLEASE look for the Junior/Senior category for those members with a skater under 18 years of age. **IF more than one skater or a 2nd adult would like to join, look to a Family Membership!
INTRODUCTORY MEMBERSHIP Are you a basic skills member? Is this the first time you have joined as a full member of USFS? If you answered YES, then this is most likely your membership!
The introductory membership is designed for new skaters who have never been full members of U.S. Figure Skating. Whether you are coming to full membership from Basic Skills or as your first experience in skating, this initial, one-time only membership is offered at a significantly reduced rate.
This membership provides you with all the benefits of a full competitive membership as outlined above.
All members under 18 must have one parent join as the Second Family Member and this parent or guardian then becomes a voting member of SSC.
If you are going to take a Test in the next year, this is the Membership for you!
** PLEASE look for the Junior/Senior category for those members with a skater under 18 years of age. **IF more than one skater or a 2nd adult would like to join, look to a Family Membership!
BASIC SKILLS MEMBERSHIP (only $35) Are you taking Learn to Skate Classes or are you thinking of taking group lessons?
This membership covers your Learn to Skate Membership dues PLUS entitles your skater to have all the benefits of membership in SSC including: discounts in Freestyle Ice (needed for private lessons), Fun Parties ( for example: Summer BBQ, Pool Parties, Bowling Parties and Halloween Party).
Membership is required to participate in our Holiday Show on Dec. 14, 2019, which will have costumes, spotlights and group numbers.
SSC Basic Skills Members may also wear SSC Club Skating Jackets.
DO NOT purchase this membership if your skater will be testing this year. Testing skaters must have either an Introductory Membership or a Full Competitive Membership.
COLLEGIATE MEMBERSHIP Are you enrolled or are entering a four-year college program in the fall? This is your membership!
The collegiate membership is a four-year full membership at a reduced rate for college-enrolled members.
Skaters can exercise this option only once in their skating careers and can apply any time they are enrolled in college, not just their freshman year.
Skaters receive the same privileges as a full competitive member and if under 18 years of age, do not need an adult to join as a 2nd family members.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP This is the membership for our coaches, those who derive an income from skating and teach private students. Coaches, you MUST go through U.S. Figure Skating coach registration process and receive your “green light” before you apply to the club for membership.
CONTINUING ADULT (Non Skating) MEMBERSHIP
This is a non-skating membership, and designed for adults who no longer skate, test or compete. This membership category covers those who would like U.S. Figure Skating membership and affiliation with SSC, but are not covered by other membership categories.
This includes, but is not limited to Officials, parents or other family members of skaters age 18 or over, past and continuing board members, skaters who no longer compete but wish to remain in touch with skating and other friends of the Seattle Skating Club.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (NON-HOME CLUB MEMBERS)
This membership is for members who are active members of another Home Club or are independent members of U.S., Figure Skating. Associate membership allows other club members to test on SSC test sessions at member rates and to be included in club related social events.
Be sure to indicate clearly your home club on the first page of the application.
Why does an adult member have to join with a skater under the age of 18?
Good question! SSC has in its bylaws that every skater under the age of 18 must have an adult parent or guardian join with them in full membership. The reasons for this is two fold. First, as a non-profit in the State of Washington, we take seriously our responsibilities in ensuring that we operate as a legal non-profit. We must have a Board of Directors and a membership that can vote on club matters, elections, etc. These are adult roles and as such, we must have adult members. In order to give our parents a voice in our club, it is a necessity that they become members. Secondly, each USFS club is entitled to send delegates, based on their total number of members, to the annual, national meeting of U.S. Figure Skating - called Governing Council. At Governing Council, decisions are made that affect the operation of figure skating in this country. Voting delegates must be adults and must be club members.
I am confused with all these acronyms and people. What is the difference between SSC, WISA and the rinks?
SSC, the Seattle Skating Club, sponsors and obtains sanctions for club activities, test sessions and competitions. WISA, the Washington Ice Skating Association, manages the rinks, the Learn to Skate program at Lynnwood Ice Center, the Summer school program, the off-ice classes and all free style sessions. The "rink" or WISA programs are overseen by a WISA-employed Skating Director.