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About.com's Figure Skating Guide, Jo Ann Schneider Farris, has been a member of PSA since 1983

About.com's Figure Skating Guide, Jo Ann Schneider Farris, has been a member of PSA since 1983

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Definition: The Professional Skaters Association, PSA, is an international organization that offers training and education for figure skating coaches and judges. The organization also provides liability insurance for figure skating coaches. In addition to providing membership for coaches and judges, the organization offers membership to eligible skaters and friends of figure skating. PSA's mission is to provide ice skating professionals with education and accreditation.

Members of the Professional Skaters Association have opportunities to obtain ratings and rankings. PSA ratings give ice arenas, parents of figure skaters, figure skating clubs, and ice skaters the assurance that the coaches they hire are qualified to teach figure skating.

Also Known As: For many years, the Professional Skaters Associaton was called the Professional Skaters Guild of America, or PSGA. Some people still refer to the organization by that name.
Common Misspellings: Professional Skater's Association
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All world and Olympic figure skating coaches are members of the Professional Skaters Association.

It is required that anyone coaching figure skating at U.S. Figure Skating's qualifying competitive events be a member of the PSA.

After July 1, 2010, anyone coaching figure skating at U.S. Figure Skating's sanctioned events is required to meet a mandatory continuing education requirement. Course requirements may be met online or at Professional Skaters Association conferences, seminars, and workshops.

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