The LSC Board has been working with Suburban Ice East Lansing to implement
the U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport program. The purpose of the program is to
provide a safe and comfortable environment for all LSC members and is
required for all USFS clubs. As a board, we have been working hard to make
this transition quickly and seamlessly.
The SafeSport program is an implementation of additional codes of conduct. The contracts are included on this page (blue buttons to the right) and all three forms must be signed and turned in by all members wishing to remain in good standing with LSC.
U.S. Figure Skating provides the following information about the SafeSport program:
U.S. Figure Skating strives to provide a safe environment for its members
that is free of abuse and harassment. The association will not tolerate or
condone any form of harassment or abuse of any of its members including
athletes, coaches, officials, directors, employees, parents, volunteers or
any other persons while they are participating in or preparing for a figure
skating activity or event conducted under the auspices of U.S. Figure
Skating. All forms of abuse and harassment are unacceptable and in direct
conflict with U.S. Figure Skating rules.
The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program addresses the following types of
abuse, harassment, and misconduct:
· Sexual abuse and misconduct
· Physical abuse and misconduct
· Emotional abuse and misconduct
· Bullying, threats, and harassment
· Willfully tolerating misconduct
Anyone experiencing issues with the above listed areas or any of the additional rules established in the codes of conduct may contact any of our SafeSport committee chairs. These chairs will act as the rink and the Board's liaisons and will pass along any violations to the Skating Director. The Director will follow the action plan laid out in the codes of conduct upon a filed complaint. The committee chairs are: Erin Banner, Alissa Folger, Tracy Moore, and Jessica Johnston. Our skater representatives are Phoebe Whitbeck and Peyton Huttenlocker.
We all can play a role in preventing abuse and reducing misconduct in
sport. The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program provides resources for all
members to identify abuse and misconduct, steps that can be taken to reduce
it, and procedures to respond to it.
For more information and access to the SafeSport Handbook please visit http://www.usfsa.org/shell.asp?sid=49066
Please feel free to bring any grievances regarding the above issues, as
well as any unsportsmanlike conduct to any of the committee chairs so that the Skating Director may address them.
LSC SafeSport contracts (pdf's). Please click to download
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