TOI Skater Code of Conduct Form

  • GR 1.02 CODE OF CONDUCT The following code of conduct applies to all participants in activities hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating including but not limited to competitions, exhibitions and training camps:
    I recognize that my participation in all activities hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating, including but not limited to competitions, exhibitions and training camps, is an honor and privilege that carries certain responsibilities. I agree to fully abide by the rules and guidelines set forth by U.S. Figure Skating or its properly designated agents. As a precondition to participation in activities hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating, I will adhere to the following tenets in good faith:

    A. I will exhibit the highest standards of fairness, ethical behavior and genuine good sports- manship in all of my relations with others.

    B. I will not damage public or private property. I understand that I may be held financially re- sponsible for damage deemed to be wanton- ly or willfully executed on my part, and that I may be subject to disciplinary action by U.S. Figure Skating.

    C. I will not use or possess illegal drugs, and I will not engage in criminal activity. I under- stand that, if I am found to use or possess il- legal drugs, or if I am found to engage in any criminal activity during any activity hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating, I may be subject to criminal penalties as well as penalties imposed by U.S. Figure Skating.

    D. I will adhere to the rules of U.S. Figure Skat- ing and the host organization at all activities hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating.

    E. I will comply with all applicable anti-doping rules including, but not limited to, ISU an- ti-doping rules.

    F. I will conduct myself in a manner not detrimental to the welfare of figure skating. I understand that my actions reflect on U.S. Figure Skating and the sport of figure skating both positively and negatively. I understand that if my acts, statements, or conduct are considered detrimental to the welfare of figure skating by the appropriate authority, I may be subject to penalties imposed by U.S. Figure Skating pursuant to GR 1.04.

    G. I understand that the penalties that may be imposed may include, but are not limited to, loss of future international selections, loss of financial support from U.S. Figure Skating and its Memorial Fund, and loss of participa- tion in activities hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating.

    H. I understand that all disciplinary proceedings will be conducted pursuant to Article XXV, Section 3, of the U.S. Figure Skating bylaws, and that my rights and remedies are derived therefrom.

    GR 1.03 U.S. Figure Skating will not tolerate or condone any form of harassment (including sex- ual harassment), misconduct, (including sexual, physical and emotional misconduct), bullying or hazing of any of its members including coaches, officials, directors, employees, parents, athletes and volunteers — or any other persons — while they are participating in or preparing for a figure skating activity or event conducted under the auspices of U.S. Figure Skating.