ISI/PSA Affiliation Information
In light of our announcement on June 1 regarding ISI's affiliation with the Professional Skaters Association (PSA), we feel it necessary to clarify key elements surrounding this new agreement.
There will be no changes to the ISI skating program for the foreseeable future. We will continue to provide our standard skating programs, conduct ISI testing, and offer local and national competitions.
All 2016-17 ISI National and local events will continue as planned.
Over the next 12 to 18 months, management and operational aspects of ISI will be consolidated with PSA. This will not impact our Administrative, Professional, or Individual members.
ISI will continue to offer the same valuable services to our Administrative members, including the iAIM education program.
Also, the new ISI/PSA affiliation does not affect ISIAsia rinks, coaches and skaters.
During this transitional period, we will begin negotiations with U.S. Figure Skating and PSA to explore the possibility of supporting a single, national learn-to-skate program. It is our intent that this program will preserve the ISI philosophy of providing recreational testing and competition opportunities for skaters of all ages and skill levels.
We believe that the streamlining of programs and services will unify the industry, thereby reducing costs to skaters and coaches, while improving participation and retention for arena owners and operators.
We will continue to keep you informed as we move forward. We are in the process of creating a Q&A sheet to address additional concerns and will be emailing it to members shortly. It will also be posted on the ISI website.
Please feel free to email your questions toÂ email@example.com.
ISI Executive Director Peter Martell to Retire
ISI President Rob McBride announces the retirement of ISI Executive Director Peter Martell, effective August 26.
Visit Recreational Ice Skating magazine
It's official! Recreational Ice Skating magazine can be found at its new home at RISonline.org. ISI skaters, coaches and skating directors no longer have to wait for it to arrive in the mail. Now, with just a click of a mouse or the swipe of a screen - at any time and from anywhere - they can stay up-to-date on ISI news, events and coverage.
Those visiting the digital publication via their Android mobile device can download the RISonline app immediately. The iPhone app will be available shortly!
With our new digital format, we'll be able to deliver informative and entertaining articles and images to our readers - content that inspires them to continue skating in ISI programs and in your rinks - on a more frequent basis. Spread the word! RIS Online will feature fresh content monthly and best of all, it will be available 24/7
Randy Gardner and Tai Babilonia flank former coach John Nicks at an outdoor rink in Santa Monica, Calif. recently, not far from where they trained.
ISI is pleased to announce that we will induct former U.S. and World pair champions Randy Gardner and Tai Babilonia into the ISI Hall of Fame on May 31 at the annual ISI Awards Dinner during the ISI/PSA Conferences & Trade Show in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for news on additional awards recipients as the event draws near.
ISI/PSA Conferences & Trade Show
May 31- June 4
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Do you know that U.S. Olympic Gold medalist Scott Hamilton will be this year's keynote speaker? If not, that's a good reason to "like" our event Facebook page to learn more. Who knows, you could be our 100th fan and win a prize, too!
NEW Hockey Registration Process
Is Easy as 1-2-3!
ISI Administrative members (facilities or leagues can now register their hockey teams without having to register players individually. Players will receive the same insurance coverage and benefits as ISI individual hockey members.
This new process not only makes registering teams a breeze, but also provides a tremendous cost savings. Based on the number of teams in your league(s), your registration costs could be as low $275 for a youth team and $375 for an adult team ($18 or $25 per player respectively).
ISI administrative membership is geared to ice skating and hockey facilities, schools, clubs, leagues and retailers. Membership in the oldest and largest ice skating industry trade association is not a cost of doing business – it’s an investment with immediate returns. The most successful facilities make regular use of ISI programs and services to keep their business moving in the right direction.
Administrative member benefits include:
- Right to use all ISI copyrighted programs and materials
- Right to apply for ISI competition and show endorsements
- Discounts on ISI educational programs, advertising and other services
- Insurance coverage for all registered ISI recreational skating and hockey members
- Manager and instructor training seminars
- Subscriptions to ISI EDGE trade journal, Recreational Ice Skating online magazine and ISI eNews
- Directory of ISI member facilities and industry builders and suppliers
- Link on ISI Web site
- Free employment advertising on ISI Web site and in ISI EDGE
- Connections with suppliers and networking opportunities
See how ISI works for you! For more information, call (972) 735-8800.