Who are we?
a US Figure Skating club with over 250 members who call sunny San Diego, California
our home. Our home ice surface is the San Diego Ice Arena located
in the community of Mira Mesa. Our satellite ice surface is the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center located in the college area of San Diego.
When did we start?
Diego Figure Skating Club was incorporated in the State of California
on July 27, 1940 as a non-profit corporation, and was formed "To
foster, promote, encourage, advance and improve the art of and interest
in ice skating; and to encourage and to cultivate a spirit of harmony
and friendship among ice skaters by such means as may be proposed from
time to time by our membership;" (Articles of Incorporation). We
are also tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code, which means any donations made to the club are tax deductible.
currently has over 250 members, and due to our strong synchronized team
skating program, there is a relatively even division of skating interest
between singles, pairs, dance, synchronized team and Special Olympics. We currently have 10 US Figure Skating Judges
as members, two of whom are National Judges, who have appointments to
judge Singles & Pairs, Dance, and Synchronized Team. We also have a National
Referee, two Sectional Accountants, and a Regional Music Coordinator. In addition, we have club members serving
on three of the USFSAs permanent committees
many competitive skaters in our club, who compete in Ladies Singles,
Men's Singles, Pairs, and Dance at various levels. We have a very rich mix
of skaters and are very proud of their accomplishments. We are very privileged to be home to 12 Special Olympians.
home to the most successful synchronized team skating program in the
Pacific Coast Section. Team del Sol competes in three divisions: Senior,
Novice, and Intermediate. Under the direction of Coach Karen Weismeier,
these teams consistently rank at the top of their respective divisions
at the Pacific Coast Sectional Championships, and have medalled at the
National Championships, and represented the United States at International
has hosted many qualifying competitions over the years. Competitions that we've recently hosted
- 2008 Pacific Coast Sectional Figure Skating Championships
- 2004 United States Synchronized Team Skating Championships
Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Championships
United States Precision Team Skating Championships
Southwest Pacific Regional Championships
United States Precision Figure Skating Championships
Pacific Coast Precision Championships
Pacific Coast Sectional Figure Skating Championships
Pacific Coast Precision Championships
United States Figure Skating Championships
to USFSA qualifying competitions, each spring we host our open competition
Skate La Grandé San Diego, which draws over 300 competitors from
throughout the Western United States, Canada and Mexico.
we were delighted to host US Figure Skating's annual Governing Council at the Sheraton Harbor
Island located on beautiful San Diego Bay.
Helping Our Skaters
the 1981 U.S. National Championships, the Club established the Founders
Fund using the profits from Nationals. The purpose of the Founders Fund
is to raise funds and distribute them to club members by means of grants
for skating related activities. Since its inception, grants have been
given every year to those skaters who qualify and compete at the Sectional
or National level (both single skaters and precision team members).
The fund has also made grants to the judges in our club to attend USFSA
required judges schools. Our Program
Development Committee is chartered with providing skating
development programs for our skaters. The committee initialized our annual Moves in the Field Seminar, a 10 week course taught every summer, as well as hosted several other seminars including Dance, Introduction to Judging, and Understand the USFSA Scoring System. The committee is continuously evaluating new programs. The Club provides an annual Scholastic Achievement Award, which is given to the skater who excels on the ice and in the classroom. Scholarships are awarded at three academic levels, Junior High School, High School and Collegiate.
Our latest effort to help our skaters is the formation of a Competitive Skater Fund. This fund seeks to provide annual grants to our Singles, Pairs and Dance Skaters who go to Regionals, Sectionals, Nationals and International competitions. Funding is provided by donations and fundraising events such as raffles, restaurant profit share, scrip, and other programs. Grants are paid annually after the conclusion of Southwest Pacific Regional Championships.
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Last Modified: January 04, 2013