The United States Ice Rink Association (Formerly STAR) was formed in 2000 through a joint venture between U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey with the intent of servicing the needs of ice skating facilities and their employees in the United States. Both National Governing Bodies continue to be instrumental in the success of the United States Ice Rink Association by providing financial and leadership support to the organization.
USA Hockey continues to provide the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; help young people become leaders, even Olympic heroes; and connect the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport. As the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States, USA Hockey is the official representative to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
U.S. Figure Skating is composed of member clubs, collegiate clubs, school-affiliated clubs, individual members and Friends of Figure Skating. U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States. U.S. Figure Skating is a member of the International Skating Union (ISU), the international federation for figure skating, and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC).
The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) is a membership association for recreational professionals in the province of Ontario. The ORFA and United States Ice Rink Association created a training alliance in 2001, and the alliance continues to successfully operate under a licensing agreement. This agreement gives the United States Ice Rink Association exclusive right to deliver the ORFA Certified Ice Technician (CIT) courses (IMEO, BAR, IMPT), and award the CIT Professional Designation to its members in the United States.
The Facility Operations Mangers Association (FOMA) is a non-profit membership association for individuals that work in the arena operations departments of National Hockey League (NHL) and their affiliated minor league teams. The United States Ice Rink Association assisted FOMA with the incorporation of their organization in 2007, and has continued to be FOMA’s association management service provider.
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