This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.

As the skating season and school year draw to a close, summer is the time to step back, re- evaluate and plan for next season. Tis summer, U.S. Figure Skating wants to help you accomplish your goals both on and off the ice through one of five assistance programs. During the 2011‒2012 competitive season, U.S. Figure Skating and its partners awarded more than $500,000 to hun- dreds of skaters who have excelled competitively, academically and in their communities. Tat generosity is not lost on members of

Team USA. “I hope donors fully understand what a dif-

ference they make,” U.S. junior pairs champion Brandon Frazier said. “Tank you for contribut- ing and investing in our training and develop- ment as athletes.” If you or a skater you know is in need of financial assistance, check out the skating grants and scholarships detailed below. Applications for the 2012-13 funding cycle will be posted on on June 1. Memorial Fund Competitive Skaters Assistance Program (CSAP) CSAP is supported by the U.S. Figure Skat-

ing Memorial Fund. Te largest of U.S. Figure Skating’s grant programs, it awards more than $250,000 annually to assist skaters in meeting

Elite Performance Training Camps 2012

June 25 - 29 Olympic Dreams

Guest Coach Olympic Medalist Paul Wylie

USFS & PSA Hall of Fame Coaches

Mary & Evy Scotvold

July 30 - August 3 The Second Mark

Guest Coach – Olympic and International Coach Karl Kurtz

World & Olympic Choreographer Founder of the City of Angels Ice Theatre Susan Austin

Early Bird Discount for registrations received by April 30, 2012

skating-related expenses, such as coaching fees, ice time, costumes and choreography. CSAP is open to skaters at the juvenile level and higher. Selection is based on skating achievement and fi- nancial need. Memorial Fund Academic Scholarship Program (ASP) Like CSAP, ASP is also supported by the Me-

morial Fund, but ASP is focused on current and former skaters who are pursuing a post-secondary degree. ASP funding is intended to help defray the costs of post-secondary education, including tuition, fees, books and supplies. ASP selection is based on financial need, academic standing and volunteerism. Joyce Komperda Athlete Support Fund Te Joyce Komperda Athlete Support Fund

is supported by the generosity of Joyce Komperda, a lifelong fan of figure skating, who established the fund to provide assistance to young skaters who demonstrate financial need. Tis program is open to intermediate, novice and junior athletes. U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team Te U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors

Team recognizes high school-age skaters who have distinguished themselves in both figure skat- ing and high school academics. Tis program is open to athletes entering their junior or senior


year of high school. Team members are presented with a scholarship and a donation is made in their name to a charity of their choice. Helen M. McLoraine Scholarship Te Helen M. McLoraine Figure Skat- ing Scholarship is funded by the Pioneer Fund, a foundation of the late Helen M. McLoraine, which provides support to a variety of causes, in- cluding higher education and medical research. Te Helen M. McLoraine Figure Skating Schol- arship assists current and former skaters pursuing a college education. Entering freshmen can apply. 

More information on U.S. Figure Skating fund-

ing opportunities may be found on the “Fund- ing” page of Each program is unique, so please read all eligibility criteria, application in- structions and deadlines carefully. Please also note that the 2013 Helen M. McLoraine Figure Skating Scholarship is not on the summer cycle. Applica- tions for this program will be posted on in December 2012. For a complete list of scholarships, grants and

awards available to U.S. Figure Skating athletes, visit and click on “About Us.” If you are interested in funding a new award,

making a gift to an existing fund or including U.S. Fig- ure Skating in your estate plans, contact Wallis Romzek at 719.228.3424 or

Jacksonville, FL  SKATING 35

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60