Mission Statement: Dedicated to providing continuing education and accreditation to ice skating professionals in a safe and ethical environment. Training quality coaches around the world.
Professional Excellence and Development
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.
PSA and U.S. Figure Skating Coaching Education Program is recognized by the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) as a CNS (Complies with National Standards) endorsed coaching education program. This endorsement has only been given to two other sports’ NGB’s and we are the first independent coaching organization to receive this award.
A national non-profit organization dedicated to elevating and enhancing the professions of sport coaching, coach education and coach development.
Elevate and enhance the professions of sport coaching, coach education and coach development across all sport contexts in the United States.
Focusing on the continuous expansion of sport coaches’ professional, interpersonal and intrapersonal knowledge, the USCCE offers guided program development through education and educational support activities. Further, the USCCE seeks to elevate the quality of coaching practices through systematic and evidence-based program review and the accreditation of education and training provision..