In keeping with the standards of many youth sports organizations, schools and recreational programs in America today, U.S. Figure Skating has implemented coaching requirements, background screening and continuing education requirements to help ensure that we are providing a safe environment and protecting the welfare of all participants in U.S. Figure Skating-sanctioned activities. There are various requirements that all coaches must complete prior to being eligible to coach at U.S. Figure Skating-sanctioned events, which include St. Moritz test sessions and club sponsored competitions.

These Requirements are:

  • U.S. Figure Skating Membership
  • PSA Membership (for qualifying competitions only)
  • Coaches Registration and Background Screening
  • Continuing Education Requirement Compliance (CER Categories By Event)

Please note that the St. Moritz Ice Skating Club does not currently hire any coaches for on-ice private or group instruction. Our rink partners, the Oakland Ice Center and Dublin Iceland, are responsible for developing their Learn-to-Skate programs and hiring the coaches to teach the group lessons. Most coaches also provide private instruction as independent contractors with the rink. St. Moritz does provide a Coaches’ membership, which includes U.S. Figure Skating membership, for skating instructors. In addition, we check that all coaches who participate in our test sessions and sanctioned competitions or other sanctioned activities have met U.S. Figure Skating requirements. Coaches, skaters or parents may check the status of any coach by clicking on this link to currently registered coaches (by state).

The Professional Skaters Association (PSA) is recognized by U.S. Figure Skating as the official coaches education, certification and training program of U.S. Figure Skating. The PSA offers a variety of educational programs as well as rating and ranking systems to recognize coaching accomplishments. For more information on the PSA and all it has to offer, please visit