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 SkateSafe 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
The MFSC fully supports the SkateSafe program. Our compliance chair will monitor the SkateSafe policies and procedures of the club; verifying that all of the coaches who are engaged in any type of coaching activity with any club skater are in compliance with the USFS coaching membership rules regarding background checks and continuing education requirements. Any suspected misconduct should be reported to our MFSC SkateSafe Compliance Chair at SkateSafe@mentorfsc.org or any MFSC board member.
MFSC SafeSport Policies:
Other policies that are approved by our board will be posted as they become available.