Professional Skaters Foundation
The Professional Skaters Foundation (PSF) was founded to expand the educational opportunities of PSA members through a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable foundation. The trustees of the PSF have developed several scholarship programs for its members through a selection process based on established guidelines and criteria and the Skaters’ Fund assists all coaches and performing skaters who need financial assistance due to sickness, disability or age.
The David Shulman Leadership Scholarship
The PS Foundation is dedicated to celebrating and recognizing Mr. David Shulman as a key “builder” for the Professional Skaters Association having served in many capacities for over 58 years. Mr. Shulman was a competitive skater, a volunteer, committee chair, PSA president and general counsel for the PSA. The David Shulman Leadership Scholarship provides an opportunity for a PSA coach to develop leadership skills with the goal of enhancing PSA’s leadership depth.
The Walter and Irene Muelhbronner Scholarship
The Walter and Irene Muehlbronner Scholarship is available to PSA members for attendance at PSA education programs such as Ratings Prep, Nationwide Seminars, State Workshops or the International Conference. Scholarships are intended for the reimbursement of associated fees to attend PSA education programs. Up to four scholarships are awarded annually of up to $1000 each.
The Don Laws Apprentice ScholarshipIn memory Don Laws, the Trustees of the Professional Skaters Foundation are proud to announce the Don Laws Apprentice Scholarship. PSF is offering three, merit-based apprentice scholarships, each intended for the reimbursement of direct expenses incurred for attending the PSA Apprentice Development Program at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, MN. Direct expenses include travel to the program site, lodging, and meals. Awards are based on dedication to coaching, sound character and ethical practices. Applicants must hold a registered or higher rating in any discipline, and a ranking of Level II or higher. The program focuses on development of coaching skills by allowing the apprentice to shadow master-rated coaches over the course of six days. Apprentices will have the opportunity to have one-on-one time with each mentor, as well as sit in on lessons.
The Skaters' FundFounded by Coach Charles Fetter in 1998, The Skaters Fund assists all coaches and performing skaters who need financial assistance due to sickness, disability or age. Since its inception, The Skaters Fund has awarded over $130,000 in assistance to over 50 recipients. Charles Fetter passed in August of 2014 following a 12 year battle with cancer. Among his final wishes was that the Skaters Fund become a part of the PS Foundation and continue to provide assistance to coaches and performing skaters in need. His wishes became a reality when the fund was formally turned over to the PS Foundation at a ceremony at the 2015 Conference and Trade Show by his widow, Sandy Fetter. The Foundation is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and you may claim that you did not receive any goods or services in consideration, in whole or part, for your contribution.
The Building FundThe Building Fund is an on-going project of the Foundation. We are proud to own the only building in the world dedicated to professional skaters. Our beautiful office and gallery are continually being upgraded and expanded to better serve the membership.