The Skating Association of Maine (SAM) provides opportunities for skaters of all ages to participate in a wide range of ice skating programs in the State of Maine. Our goal is to encourage and promote participation and instruction for our members. SAM's Learn to Skate, figure skating and hockey programs are designed to provide members of all abilities equal opportunity in accordance with the rules and regulations of each sport’s National Governing Body (NGB) that support our core values of integrity, sportsmanship and fair play.
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As of today, May 27, 2021, the Skating Association of Maine will be rescinding its COVID-19 policy and will be aligning the program with guidelines set by its partner, the Camden National Bank Ice Vault. The changes listed below are following CDC guidelines and are for SAM members and their families, to include those participating in hockey or figure skating activities, on and off the ice:
The Ice Vault will continue with frequent cleaning and sanitizing for the safety and well-being of everyone who visits the Ice Vault.
SAM would like to encourage its members to continue washing their hands with soap and water regularly or sanitizing with alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Also, staying home when not feeling well or having been exposed or potentially exposed to COVID-19.
Although there is no longer a social distancing or face covering requirement, those who wish to continue with social distancing and mask wearing are welcomed to and it is recommended for those participating in large group activities.
SAM Board would like to extend a heart-felt ‘THANK YOU” to its members, their families, the hockey and figure skating steering committees, the Ice Vault, the Kennebec Skate Shop, and all others who took part in SAM activities for their support and patience with the continuously evolving that came their way as we navigated through the 14 months of difficult times. Without your patience and support, SAM would not have had such a successful ice hockey and figure skating season.
The USA Hockey Board of Directors has developed a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding the verbal abuse of officials and inappropriate spectator behavior. Verbal abuse of officials is the first step leading to physical abuse of officials. This Zero Tolerance Policy has been unanimously endorsed by the Youth, Junior, and Senior Councils, the District Referees-In-Chief, and the Coaching Education Program Directors for immediate implementation have unanimously endorsed this Zero Tolerance Policy. All SAM families and coaches received an email regarding zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviors. Should you have any further questions, please reach out to Derek Wing, Hockey Steering Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Figure Skating & Learn to Skate Director – It shall be the duty of the Figure Skating Director to represent concerns of all private coaches. The FS Director will work with Basic Skills coaches to provide a strong and professional program in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Association and USFS. The FS Director will work to provide a standardized program for all FS programs. The FS Director will be the Director of Learn to Skate. Will be responsible for on-ice activities such as exhibitions and shows.
Position determination: Vote by the Membership Term: 3 years
Open Immediately until the position is filled.
Send a letter of interest to Stephanie Weber at StephanieWeber207@gmail.com. Please include highest skating level passed and years of experience.