Safe Sport


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 foy rm 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

  • Hazing

  • Willfully tolerating misconduct



As found within the U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Handbook, the SafeSport Program includes policies and guidelines that apply to all U.S. Figure Skating members, clubs, programs, events and activities and involves several key components.


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Other Safety Concerns...

Concussion/ Brain Trauma

A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body that leads to problems with brain function due to brain damage. It can occur without a loss of consciousness and can be caused by what seems to be a mild blow or bump. A concussion can occur in any sport or recreational activity, as a result of a fall, a collision or other mishap.

There are many different symptoms that can appear with a concussion. These include:

• Confusion
• Headache
• Pressure in the head
• Difficulty concentrating

• Difficulty remembering

• Drowsiness
• Neck pain
• Dizziness
• Blurred vision
• Balance problems
• Slurred speech
• Short attention span
• Sensitivity to light

• Sensitivity to noise

Remember: This is not a complete list of symptoms. Symptoms may appear on their own or in any combination

If you think that you are suffering from symptoms of brain trauma, seek help. Contact BIANYS, they operate a Helpline 1-800-444-6443

• Feeling as though “in a fog”

• Not feeling “right”
• Fatigue or low energy
• Trouble sleeping

• Increased emotionally
• Mood swings
• Irritability
• Sadness or depression
• Nervousness or anxiety

• Loss of consciousness

• Impulsivity 
• Suicidal Ideations
• Epilepsy



The brain is divided into four lobes and each lobe performs many different brain functions. Depending where the brain is struck will determine what parts of the brain are affected.

1. Frontal Lobe:

Reasoning, planning, parts of speech, movement, emotions

and problem solving

3. Temporal Lobe:

Perception and recognition of auditory stimuli, memory and speech

2. Parietal Lobe:

Movement, orientation, recognition, perception of stimuli

4. Occipital Lobe:

Visual processing

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The Brain....