GGBFSC is a family of skaters, coaches, and supporters who are
passionately dedicated to figure skating as an enrichment
opportunity for its members and community.
* The Club's attitude is a
motivating source of support.
* The Club's behavior is a model of
kindness and respect.
* The Club's actions are conceived
in good will and are guided by integrity.
The U.S. Figure Skating
Association is the official governing body for the sport of figure
skating in the United States, recognized as such by both the United
States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Skating Union
(ISU). As the governing body, U.S. Figure Skating's mission is to
provide programs to encourage participation and achievement in the
sport of figure skating. Membership is open to recreational and
competitive skaters of all ages and interests.
The USFS notes
that figure skating is truly a lifetime sport. Skaters measure
their progress in formal tests of freestyle, moves in the field,
ice dance, and pair skills throughout the year. Competitions
provide an incentive for skaters to train and improve their
proficiency. By ascending the competition "ladder" of regional,
sectional, and national championships, skaters may gain entry to
international skating events: world championships and Olympic