The Professional Skaters Association (PSA) was organized in 1938. The PSA is the official figure skating coach’s education, training and accreditation program for the U.S. Figure Skating and the Ice Skating Institute. We are the largest and most recognized of all figure skating coach’s organizations in the world.
Our offices were moved from New York to Rochester in 1984 and in 2000 we built our beautiful, award-winning headquarters at 3006 Allegro Park SW. The exterior granite is was mined at Cold Spring, Minnesota and transported to Rochester during construction in the summer of 2000.
Our membership consists of coaching members who train skaters from grassroots to elite levels of competition as well as judges and fans of the sport.
Education, ethics and safety are the main focus of our organization. We organize over 30 educational seminars each year. Accreditation is also important to our organization. We offer ten disciplines of examination for our members who desire to be board certified in one of four levels from Registered to Master. Currently we have a membership of 6400 coaches worldwide, a staff of 15 employees and 215 volunteers nationwide.
The Taylor-Gebler Gallery features the works of Meghan and Douglas Taylor-Gebler from Prescott, AZ, pictured on the West wall. Each sculpture takes about one year to complete. Take our skaters for a spin and see how cleverly they are crafted and engineered. The costume sketches on the South wall of the Gallery are original sketches from the Ice Capades, circa 1950’s. The dress in the display case is the actual dress worn by Kristi Yamaguchi in her portrayal of Juliet which is displayed in maquette (or miniature) in front of the display case and also in heroic size outside in front of the building. Don’t miss viewing the heroic of “Paul Wylie’s Jump” located outside on the South patio.