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Figure Skating Fee Structure and Volunteerism

2019-20 FIGURE SKATING REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES

Intro to Figure Skating - $40 per session/$80 season (Includes skate rental and ISI fees)
Pre-alpha & Alpha - $160/season  ($145 Registration fees + $15 ISI fees)

Beta, Gamma, Delta & Freestyle Levels - $200/season ($185 Registration fees + $15 ISI fees)

1st Session October 18th - December 15th
Fees include:
            YAIA Membership
            Ice Sports Industry (ISI) Membership
            Scheduled lessons 3 days per week (weather permitting)

            Access and use of Practice ice

            Access to private lessons (additional coaching fees apply)

2nd Session January 3rd - March 10th:
Fees include:
           YAIA Membership
            Ice Sports Industry (ISI) Membership
            Scheduled Lessons (weather permitting)
            Performance practice fees (does not include costume fees).

            Access and use of Practice ice

            Access to private lessons (additional coaching fees apply)

 

Please note:  Skaters will be tested within the first two weeks of 1st Session to see if they are in the appropriate level based on their skills.  Additional registration fees may be required if they test in a higher level than what they initially registered in. 

Skaters will be tested the last week of 1st session.  Skaters passing Learn-to-Skate 1st session or may register 2nd session for Intro to Figure Skating for $40 or Pre-Alpha or Alpha for a fee of $70. New skaters may also register for Intro-to-Figure Skating. 

If a skater moves from Alpha to Beta for 2nd session, an additional fee of $20 will be required. 

FIGURE SKATING EQUIPMENT RENTAL FEES

Equipment including skates, knee, and butt pads are available for rent. This is especially helpful for those skaters still “growing”.  You may pay for the rental equipment during registration or at the time when they pick up the equipment.  Rental equipment must be returned by March 24th or the skater will be charged the full value of the equipment.

 *Note: Skaters are not allowed on the ice until current and prior financial obligations have been met and all documents are signed and turned in.    Skaters in Grade 7 and above must provide proof of sports physical within the last two years unless they are a returning skater and provided one last season.

END-OF-SEASON & HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE FEES

All skaters are requested to participate in the end-of-season and the holiday performances.  These are perfect times for each skater so show what they've learned. 

Holiday Performance: is voluntary and skaters may participate if they so choose.  There are no additional practice fees for performing and skaters are responsible for finding their own costumes, cutting their music and developing their routines.  Coaches are available to assist but may charge private lessons fees.

End-of-Season Performance: practices will begin during 2nd session in February.  Skaters will be divided into their performance groups based on their level on January 1st.  Performance practice fees are at no additional charge to skaters and are included in the registration fees.  Costume fees are in addition to registration fees. 

If you prefer your skater not participate in the end-of-season performance, please notify the figure skating coordinator or the performance coordinator prior to December 1st so that no costume will be purchased.

COMPETITION FEES

Participating in competitions is strictly voluntary but is greatly encouraged.  Competition registration fees are collected separately for each competition.  These registration fees are due by the deadline of each competition and are based on the competition, level and number of events in which the skater registers.  Skaters are responsible for all travel fees in conjunction with competitions.  More information regarding competitions can be found at: http://www.yanktonice.org/fscompetitions

VOLUNTEERING

YAIA is a nonprofit, parent-run organization. In order to provide a quality program, we must rely on all of our parent members to help the association run smoothly. Each family with Mini-mites and above in hockey or Pre-Alpha and above in figure skating are required to provide volunteer hours.

Level DIBS Level Dibs
Pre-Alpha A 10
Alpha A 10
Mini-Mite A 10
Mite A 10
Squirt B 35
Beta B 35
Gamma B 35
Delta B 35
Freestyle B 35
Peewee B 35
Bantam B 35
Boys V/JV B 35
TOTAL # of Skaters # of A Skaters # of B Skaters TOTAL Dibs Required Total Dib Check
1 1 0 10 $150
1 0 1 35 $525
2 2 0 20 $300
2 0 2 50 $750
2 1 1 45 $675
3 3 0 30 $450
3 0 3 50 $750
3 2 1 50 $750
3 1 2 50 $750
4 3 1 50 $750
4 2 2 50 $750
4 1 3 50 $750
4 4 0 40 $600
4 0 4 50 $750

Maximum dib requirements are 50 credits unless the skater is a scholarship recipient.  Scholarship recipients work an additional 1 credit per $20 received.  Extra dib credits worked are always welcomed and appreciated!

A volunteer deposit check (post dated March 1st) is required prior to the season starting. We will hold the postdated check until the credits are fulfilled and then your check is shredded.  These credits may be worked in the concession stand, helping with games, competitions, performances or other events, maintenance work on the building, helping with the equipment rental and a variety of other jobs that must be done in order for us to keep our association one of the best in the state. A list of available dibs can be found under the Dibs tab. A list of jobs that earn dib credits and instructions on how to claim dibs can be found under the Volunteer Tab. Points per task can be found in the YAIA Handbook.  The points system is effective for the April 1st to March 30th. 

CALENDAR RAFFLE

Each family (Mini-Mite and above plus Pre-Alpha and above) is required to purchase raffle money calendars. Families can recoup the money paid for calendars by selling them to friends and family. The calendars are a major fundraiser for YAIA activities.  A post-dated check (November 1st) is required and the stubs must be turned by October 30th.  Drawing dates are November 1st thru December 31st.

Fundraiser (Raffle Calendars):

Total # of Skaters # of A Skaters # of B Skaters Total Calendars Total Calendar Check
1 1 0 3 $60
1 0 1 5 $100
2 2 0 6 $120
2 0 2 8 $160
3+ 8 $160
Carol Larson

Carol Larson

Calendar Fundraiser Coordinator

Phone: 605-760-3922

FIGURE SKATING FUNDRAISERS

All Figure Skaters must participate in a number of fundraisers throughout the season.  These funds are used to help pay for figure skating coaching, equipment, and ISI fees.  These fundraising efforts are in addition to the YAIA fundraisers and may include but are not limited to:  Fall Rummage Sale, Pizza Ranch Fundraiser, Raising-the-Dough Papa Murphy's Fundraiser, Candybar Sales, Roses Just Because Sales, etc.  We thank you for your support of the Yankton Figure Skating Program and for your assistance with helping with these fundraisers.

REGISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP

Limited funds are available for scholarships for skaters who cannot otherwise afford to participate in ice sports. An application for a scholarship can be found on the registration page.  The application will explain the criteria needed to apply and participate. Please fill out the form and wait for the board to make a decision on the application then you can register. DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL YOU ARE APPROVED OR DENIED.  Scholarship applications must be received by July 31st!

Please note that scholarship recipients will be required to complete additional volunteer dib credits.

NOTE:  Registration fees and volunteerism requirements are reviewed and approved by the YAIA board on an annual basis.  Any deviations from the board approved registration fees, required volunteer hours, scholarships and fundraising requirements must be addressed with the YAIA board.

We look forward to your skater participating this season's figure skating program.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kevin Heiman
Volunteer Figure Skating Coordinator
YAIA & Yankton Figure Skating
605-664-3485
yaiafigureskate@gmail.com