Club Mission Statement

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 winter games.