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The Southern California Interclub Association of Figure Skating Clubs is proud to announce the formation of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.


Throughout the years, the association has seen the best from many diverse communities and backgrounds.


The SoCal Interclub DEI Committee is composed of seven committee members, who have stepped forward to further our efforts to honor, respect, and promote the rich diversity that our figure skating community brings to Southern California.

Starr Andrews is a member of Team USA and based in Los Angeles.
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The DEI Committee is committed to ensuring representation of and support for underrepresented community members based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status in the sport of figure skating throughout Southern California and beyond.


Ushering in a new beginning for our sport, the DEI Committee will support programs designed to benefit members of the Interclub Association.  Further, the Committee will encourage implementation of programs that align with DEI values.


Please consider donating to help us to continue to build a vibrant, diverse community in skating.



So-Cal Interclub DEI Committee is very pleased  to announce our first three grant opportunities in support of SoCal DEI based figure skating programs. We look forward to receiving your application!

SoCal Interclub Color the Ice Grant - $500

This grant is designated for a figure skating group, organization or team with a large percentage of BIPOC skaters. Please detail the composition of your group, organization or team, and give a concise statement of ways this grant will benefit your skating community. Please give a description of how funds will be used to promote DEI in Southern California figure skating. Please send all information, including contact information to:


Application Deadline: September 1st, 2022


SoCal Interclub Grassroots to Champions Grant - $500

This grant will be awarded to a synchro, theater on ice or USFS Learn to Skate program that services athletes from the Learn to Skate levels through the Juvenile level. Please describe the mission of your program and how this grant will benefit your program and inspire new generations of skaters. Please also outline how your program will effectively use the grant to further DEI efforts in the Southern California figure skating community. Please send all information, including contact information, to:


Application Deadline: September 1st, 2022



SoCal Interclub Community Grant - $250


This grant is open to any program or facility that supports Southern California Interclub skaters and members. Please describe how the grant will be used to develop community-based programs and events to attract, retain and encourage generations of figure skaters. Please also include a project plan that details how the funds will be used to promote DEI in the SoCal figure skating community. All information, including contact information, should be sent to:


Application Deadline: September 1st, 2022 



Only applications submitted by email will be considered. Please send your plan as a PDF, if possible. Plans received by the application deadline will be forwarded to a selection committee. Awardees will be notified via email of the results.


Thank you to all applicants for your dedication to growing our sport and our community!

From all of us proud to serve on the DEI Committee, we thank you for your support during this time of growth, development, and expansion.

We are honored to list the committee members that will represent each and every one of us and advance DEI best practices in the Association.



Miriam Gelfand

Luis Hernandez

Kerry Novick

Ouida Robins 

William Tran

To contact the Committee, please send an e-mail to

For more information about USFS policy on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, click here.

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