Skating in college is a great way to continue participating in the sport you love while obtaining a degree. Whether you want to continue participating in competitive synchro or freestyle, or just have a chance to brush up on your skills and meet some great people, the University of Michigan Figure Skating Club (UMFSC) is for you. At Michigan, we strive for excellence in the classroom and on the ice, and as a result our skaters have the opportunity to obtain a first-rate education and at the same time represent a Big Ten school in competitions all over the country and the world. Being a member of the figure skating club gives skaters a support network to ease the adjustment to college life, and provides a small, tight-knit community within the large university. Skating in college fosters lifelong friendships and teaches skaters invaluable skills, such as teamwork, confidence, time management, and a healthy lifestyle. There is no better way to combine excellence in academics and athletics than at the University of Michigan.
The UMFSC is open to all U of M students, male or female, undergrad or graduate. There are no tryouts to become a member of the club, we welcome all skill levels and interests. The synchro teams, however, do hold tryouts. For more information specific to synchro recruiting, please see the synchro website at www.umich.edu/~umsst.
The cost of joining UMFSC depends on your level of participation, and varies slightly every year depending on our budget. You may choose to join as a freestyle member or a synchro member, and may pay for all freestyle sessions at once or drop in to each session individually. For more information about how to join, attend our mass meeting in the fall or contact one of our officers.
The UMFSC and Synchronized Skating Teams annually host Wolverine Weekend, an opportunity for high school students to skate with the teams, stay with a team member, attend a class, and see what skating at Michigan is all about.
If you are a high school student considering attending the University of Michigan, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our mailing list. Please include your name, address, phone number, email address, year of graduation, test level, and synchro experience (if any). Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details about the club, and feel free to email us with any other questions you may have. Also, let us know if you are planning a visit to campus, we would love to meet with you and give you an idea of what our club is like.