Membership

2021 memberships are now available.

The membership year is from 1 January to 31 December.  Any membership purchased between these dates will apply to that year.  Membership is important for all skaters and athlete so they can participate in member only offerings and enter events and undertake tests.

The membership list is updated regularly after each Board meeting, typically on the second Monday of the month.

Before purchasing your membership, please familiarise yourself with the available options.


Membership options

Skating

Athletes competing, training or testing in or for Victoria.

Membership inclusions:

  • Ice Skating Victoria voting rights
  • Ice Skating Australia membership
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Ice Sports Victoria membership
  • Competitions - Authorisation to enter any sanctioned figure skating event
  • Test Sessions - authorisation to complete an Ice Skating Australia test level
  • Access to Ice Skating Victoria member only events

Skating Beginner

Skaters participating in the Aussie Skate program including Aussie Skate lessons and/or competitions.

Membership inclusions:

  • Ice Skating Victoria voting rights
  • Ice Sports Victoria membership
  • Aussie Skate Competitions
  • Aussie Skate Tests
  • Access to Ice Skating Victoria member only events

Coach

APSA accredited members who no longer competes or undertake tests.

Membership inclusions:

  • Ice Skating Victoria voting rights
  • Ice Skating Australia membership
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Ice Sports Victoria membership
  • Access to Ice Skating Victoria member only events

Supporter

Figure skating supporters who want to support ISV but do not actively ice skate.

Membership inclusions:

  • Access to Ice Skating Victoria member only events

Platinum Supporter

Figure skating supporters who want to support ISV but do not actively ice skate, but may skate recreationally in general sessions.

Membership inclusions:

  • Ice Skating Victoria voting rights
  • Ice Skating Australia membership
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Ice Sports Victoria membership
  • Access to Ice Skating Victoria member only events

Administrator

Non skaters who have in the 12 months prior actively been involved with Ice Skating Victoria in either one of the following roles:

  • Judge
  • Official
  • Director

Membership inclusions:

  • Ice Skating Victoria voting rights
  • Ice Skating Australia membership
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Ice Sports Victoria membership
  • Access to Ice Skating Victoria member only events

Registration links

Frequently asked questions

Why do I need ISV membership as an athlete?
ISV membership is required so that you have insurance when on the ice. It also allows you to enter competitions and undertake your Ice Skating Australia test levels.

Why should I sign up to a Supporter membership?
Supporter memberships are a great way for parents to help out Ice Skating Victoria. Think of it as a chocolate drive, or a Bunnings sausage sizzle except you can do it from the couch while binge watching the latest Netflix drama. The Platinum Supporter membership is a good option if you have a little bit more cash to give, and also want to have a vote at the AGM.

I'm a coach, why do I need membership?
Many reasons! ISV would love all APSA members to sign up for ISV membership. It's a way you can support, and have a say, in the sport you work in. A coach membership will also allow you to participate in some member only sessions.

What will my membership fee be used for?
Your membership fee is spent on the administrative costs of providing test sessions, events, the Athlete Development program, volunteer training and advancing the resources of Ice Skating Victoria.

Part of the membership fee covers a national registration with Ice Skating Australia as well as registration to Ice Sports Victoria, the Victorian Government recognised State Sporting Association for all Victorian ice sports.

What do ISV voting rights give me?
Anyone who holds a membership with voting rights is able to cast a vote at the Annual General Meeting or any other Special General Meetings that may be held. Members under the age of 16 by the close of ballots have their vote automatically deferred to their guardian.

Does ISV have high operating costs?
No. ISV is proudly a volunteer run organisation and the Board keeps expenses as low as possible. This means more money can go back to athletes in the form of programs and events.

What is ISV’s role?
ISV has many roles as the administrative body for Victorian Figure Skating including:

  • Regulation of rules and by-laws
  • Promotion of the sport
  • Resourcing judges and officials for club and state run events
  • Education for officials & judges, and the community in general

A full list of ISV’s role in Victorian Figure Skating is available on the About ISV page.

Are there refunds available to 2020 members?
ISV has decided not to offer refunds for 2020 memberships, or offer discounts on 2021 memberships. Although normal events did not run in 2020, Ice Skating Victoria was still very active and working hard to benefit members. In 2020 ISV:

  • Ran the ANZAS adult competition at O'Brien Icehouse
  • Ran two test sessions for members
  • Ran Athlete Development
  • Developed a Return to Play Plan and Policy in coordination with the Victorian Government to ensure Figure Skating was able to resume
  • Applied for a high volume of grants, and assisted the clubs to apply for grants, all which were dependent on having members
  • Championed for members to ISA in regards to AFSC and the selection process for international events
  • Provided assistance for both the trial Online Event and the National Online Event

ISV also incurred expenses during 2020 including:

  • Membership platform fees
  • Ice Skating Australia registration fee
  • Membership fees to Ice Skating Australia and Ice Sports Victoria ($31 for each Skating, Coach, Offical and Platinum Supporter membership)
  • Website hosting fees

What is happening to the surplus funds from 2020 memberships?
This money is being reinvested into the sport in 2021. This means there will be more opportunities available for members including an expanded Athlete Development program that will benefit all members.