Rye FSC has simplified its online membership processing for the 2013-2014 season which commences July 1, 2013. Online membership can be completed in two easy steps:
Open the membership application in your web browser by clicking on the link below to open the form. When you have completed the form, press the "submit form" button at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation email containing a copy of the information you have submitted.
Many current and potential new members are confused over which type of membership is appropriate for them. Below are descriptions of the major membership categories, and if after reading you are unsure which category is right for you, please email us for more information at the address listed above.
Individual Home Club Membership: For one person, this membership type allows one individual all full rights and privileges of Home Club membership, including the highest level of priority access to test sessions, subscription ice, clinics; the right to represent the club in competition; and permission to test at non-Rye FSC test sessions and USFS sanctioned competitions and events (See "Why Join a Club?" section below). It also includes membership in USFS.
Family Home Club Membership (2 or 3): Same as above, but Home Club membership for 2 or 3 people. Parents often elect to join the club alongside their skater under this category, as do multi-skater households.
Collegiate Membership: This is for full-time college students and is a one-time, four-year regular Rye Home Club and USFS membership, which carries all the rights and privileges as such. This is an ideal "graduation gift" for high school seniors going on to college, who only need to sign up for this membership once to receive a full four years of continued membership in Rye FSC and the USFS at a very attractive cost. This is effectively four years of membership for the price of one, a perfect bargain for the college-bound skater.
Intro Membership: This carries the same privileges as an Individual or Family Home Club membership, but for those who have never before been a member of the USFS or any other Club. It is a "welcome to USFS!" first year membership available at a reduced cost. This is NOT an initiation fee to be paid on top of fees for other membership categories. Do NOT select this category if you have previously been a member of Rye FSC, USFS, or any other club. If you are unsure if this category is right for you, please email us first and ask!
Coach Membership: For those whose primary occupation is as a full-time skating coach.
Associate Membership (1, 2 or 3 people): For skaters whose Home Membership is with another USFS club. This category does NOT include membership in USFS, which must be procured either directly or through another club. Associate membership with Rye FSC allows holders to skate on club ice, and priority access to Rye test sessions and other club events.
As stated on the USFS web site: "As the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States, U.S. Figure Skating's mission is to provide programs to encourage participation and achievement in the sport of figure skating and also to provide the best possible experience for all participants.The best way to be a part of U.S. Figure Skating is to be a member of a U.S. Figure Skating-affiliated club." Members of USFS and the Rye FSC enjoy the following benefits: