The mission of SAM Figure Skating is to promote and advance the sport of skating on ice in Maine. SAM is a member club of U.S. Figure Skating -- the national governing body for the sport of figure skating on ice in the United States. U.S. Figure Skating is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the authority for the sport that sets the standards for the proficiency of skaters. As a member of U.S. Figure Skating, SAM is the all-volunteer run organization that serves as the first step on the road to the Olympics.
Skaters often begin in our “Basic Skills” program. In Basic Skills, skaters learn the fundamentals of ice skating for use in hockey, figure skating, ice dance, synchronized skating, and recreational skating. Skaters learn in small groups of individuals who are at the same level and at the end of each level, each skater earns a badge and certificate showing their achievement.
When a skater joins our Basic Skills program, they are granted an introductory membership to U.S. Figure Skating. This membership allows the skater to participate in Basic Skills classes, Basic Skills practice ice, and U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned Basic Skills competitions and exhibitions.
As a skater becomes more proficient at skating, they may decide to dedicate more time and a stronger commitment to figure skating. This means that the skater will require more ice time with instruction that is focused on their personal needs. This is the time when it makes sense to become a member of SAM Figure Skating and to hire a private coach.
Why join SAM Figure Skating?
As a member of SAM Figure Skating a skater will have access to the following resources:
The biggest benefit of becoming a SAM member is meeting new friends and establishing a comradery with others who share the same interests.
SAM’S membership year runs from June 30th to July 1st. Please use the forms in the right sidebar to join today!