Membership Categories

The Copper Country Skating Academy has two membership levels; both require membership in the United States Figure Skating Association (USFS). Membership also requires commitment to volunteer hours to assist the club with annual events and administrative duties.

CCSA Full Membership

Full membership is for a skater who registers the Copper Country Skating Academy as their home club with USFS. Payment of family dues for this category establishes the following:

  • Full voting privileges
  • Access to coaching staff
  • May purchase ice packages and per session punch cards
  • May participate on synchronized skating teams, in test sessions, special recitals, and the annual ice show
  • Are required to serve ten hours of volunteer time or pay a per hour fee for each hour not served
  • Receive gold test medal from CCSA, when earned

CCSA Limited Membership

Limited membership is for a skater who registers another skating club as their home club with USFS. Payment of family dues for this category establishes the following:

  • No voting privileges
  • Access to coaching staff
  • May purchase ice packages and per session punch cards
  • May participate on synchronized skating teams, special recitals, and the annual ice show
  • Pays an "Out-of-Club" fee, per test session, in addition to the standard test and partner fees
  • Are required to serve five hours of volunteer time or pay a per hour fee for each hour not served
  • Do not receive gold test medal from CCSA, when earned

Further details about membership, and other organization guidelines, may be found in the clubs constitiution

Fee Schedule:

  • CCSA Membership Fee ($30 per family)
  • USFS Membership Fee ($60 for first member, $24 for each additional) - a parent/guardian from each family must be a member
  • Full Member Volunteer Fee ($100) - Reimbursed after completing, and documenting volunteer hours (minimum of 10) at the seasons end. This will be returned to you as a credit toward your following years membership unless otherwise requested.
  • Non-CCSA Recreational Synchro Fee ($10) - Allows external USFS members to participate in the syncro team sessions and events
  • Guest Drop-In Fee ($20) - Must be USFS or ISI member, but not a CCSA member
  • Five Session Drop-in Punch Card ($90) - Must be CCSA member
  • An EntryEeze and credit card processing fee will be added to all orders. The fee will be a percentage of your total cost.

Examples of Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Ice monitor for skating sessions
  • Board positions
  • Announcer/Music for events
  • Ice Monitor for events
  • Registration for events
  • Hospitality for Judges - providing food/transportation
  • Ice Show Sponsor Letters Ice Show Costumes
  • Ice Show Advertisements
  • Ice Show Programs Set-up/Clean-up for events
  • Holiday Recital
  • Spring Banquet

Equipment Resale:

CCSA members are encouraged to "go green" by reselling quality equipment that is looking for a new owner. The resale shop works on a consignment basis - bring your things, tag them with your name and a price and CCSA will take a commission (60% to you, 40% to CCSA) when the items are sold and send you a check for your share! - The Best Skating Outfits are the ones with memories attached!

Club Board Members (2017-2018)

The CCSA Board is elected by the members of the CCSA at the annual Spring Meeting. The Board meets the first Wednesday of each month, and all board meetings are open to the public.

President Jessica Comfort
Vice President Sara Rutz (Ice Schedule)
Secretary John Nulf
Treasurer Adria Laplander
Registrar Paul Charlesworth
Show Chair Debra Charlesworth
Test Chair Vacant
Community Directors Mary Babcock
Jennifer Bukovich
Patty Mylloyoja
Madelyn Romps
Marc Slis
Professional Coaching Liaison Sherry Karnosky
Michigan Tech Liaison Jada Gullstrand
Safe Sport Coordinator Vacant
CCSA Constitution
Archive of CCSA Board Meeting Minutes