The Skaters' Fund assists all coaches and performing skaters who need
financial assistance due to sickness, disability or age. The Fund is not affiliated with any other skating organization.
Founded in 1999, the Skaters' Fund is supported 100% through contributions from the general public. The Fund is a private nonprofit organization, that serves disabled skaters across the United States.
Why Is There A Need For The Skaters' Fund? Ice
skating is one of the most challenging and beautiful sports in the
world today. At rinks across the country, thousands of people from all
walks of life are enjoying themselves on the ice. They are pursuing the
sport more seriously than ever before. It has become the most
popular televised sport.
Coaches and performing skaters are the
backbone of the figure skating industry. It is they who develop the sport and help others to
enjoy it. These talented people have dedicated their lives to
strengthen and advance this art form with little thought of
Today over 5,000 coaches and performing
skaters derive the majority of their income from skating. But you might be surprised to know that the average
income from teaching or performing is surprisingly low, just $30,000 a
year. In addition, for these independent contractors, their is little job
security and no automatic access to insurance benefits or pension
plans. Thus, an increasing number of coaches and performing skaters
find themselves in the awkward position of needing cash for emergency
needs. This is where the Skaters' Fund begins to help.
"The Skaters' Fund provided me with help so that I could concentrate on healing and strengthening myself" .........a heart bypass recipient
Skaters' Fund, Inc.
252 William Livingston Court
Princeton, NJ 08540