Gifts and Grants
We are a 501 (c) (3). Every year the LVFSC chooses one qualifying applicant to receive a $1000 grant to help further their skating career. We also issue multiple gifts to skaters who qualify by representing the club in regional, sectional, national, and grad prix competitions. Please contact us if you would like to donate.
LAS VEGAS FSC IS PART OF THE AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM. ALL DONATIONS WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT THE SKATERS. PLEASE ADJUST YOUR AMAZON SMILE DONATIONS TO THE LAS VEGAS FIGURE SKATING CLUB.
LVFSC GIFT GRANT
LVFSC MAY PRESENT TWO GIFT GRANTS AT THE ANNUAL BANQUET EACH YEAR BASED ON THE PREVIOUS COMPETITION CYCLE.
ELIGIBLE SKATERS FOR THE ANNUAL GIFT GRANT ARE DEFINED AS:
Non-qualifying Grant is Pre-preliminary - Open-Juvenile for Singles, Pairs, National Solo Dance or Juvenile - Senior for Excel Program; Qualifying Grant is Juvenile - Senior for Single or Pairs or Paired Dance.
Must have been a full paying member in good standing of the LVFSC for at least 1 full year.
Must not have been a previous recipient of the gift grant for which they are eligible.
Must have volunteered a minimum of 4 hours per competition series at various club events to include Silver State Open Competition.
Must be 21 years of age or younger by December 1
Test Level Eligibility:
Must have passed their eligible free skate test by September 1 (Minimum: Pre-preliminary for the non-qualifying grant, Minimum: Juvenile for the qualifying grant).
Must have competed at the identified free skate level or higher at least twice throughout the competitive season, to not include the regional singeles challenge.
Qualifying Grant Recipient:
Must be a competitive U.S. Figure Skating member who represents LVFSC at all attended competitions during the current and previous competition season and one of the following:
at the regional singles challenge or in the national qualifying series for singles, pairs, or paired dance (or Equivalent for Pairs/Dance).
Non-qualifying Grant Recipient:
national qualifying series for Excel Program, National Solo Dance Series, National Qualifying Series or Regional Singles Challenge (or Equivalent for Pairs/Dance)
The Gift Grant Committee is comprised of board members that do not have skaters applying for the gift grant.
Grant applications are delivered to eligible skaters between December 1 and December 31.
The committee contacts judges and arranges for three judges to evaluate the completed applications and submit their ranking of those skaters.
The committee is in charge of collecting, sorting, mailing, obtaining results, engraving the plaque, and awarding the grant at annual LVFSC banquet.
Gift grant will be awarded up to $1,000 pending board approval.
A competition season is equivalent to a membership year is defined as the time frame beginning July 1st to June 30th of the following year.
GIFTS FOR QUALIFYING COMPETITORS
Beginning with the 2017-2018 competitive season, the LVFSC will contribute to LVFSC home club member’s competition expenses using the following criteria:
To be eligible to receive gifts and grants, skaters and/or their family members must actively participate in club fundraisers and activities. This requires physical volunteering.
(Note: Beginning 2019-2020 competition season, USFSA has changed format for regionals for qualifying levels.)
Non-qualifying Competitors - Any competitor at the pre-preliminary to open-juvenile representing the LVFSC at the regional singles challenge will receive one $50 grant towards expenses for their regional competition.
Qualifying Competitors - Any competitor at the juvenile and higher level representing LVFSC either in the national qualifying series or regional singles challenge will receive one $100 grant towards expenses for their entire season. (Note: There is no regional challenge for pairs/dance.)
JUVENILE, INTERMEDIATE, NOVICE, JUNIOR, AND SENIOR EVENTS*
Sectional Competitors - Competitors who compete and represent LVFSC in sectionals by either earning a bye through the NQS or place 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in the regional challenge will receive $300 towards expenses for their sectional competition.
National Competitors - Competitors (singles, pairs, or dance) who compete and represent LVFSC at the US Figure Skating Nationals will receive $500 towards expenses for their national competition (includes skaters receiving a bye to compete at nationals).
Junior and Grand Prix - Any competitor representing the LVFSC will receive $500 toward their expenses for their junior or grand prix. A perpetual trophy/award will be designed in honor of the skater’s accomplishments.
Preliminary to Pre-Silver National Solo Dance competitors who qualify to compete in the National Solo Dance Finals by placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th in the Pacific Coast section standings will receive a maximum of $250 towards expenses for the finals. This money will only be awarded after the skater has competed.
Silver to International National Solo Dance competitors who qualify to compete in the National Solo Dance Finals by placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th in the Pacific Coast section standings will receive a maximum of $300 towards expenses for the finals. This money will only be awarded after the skater has competed.
Sectional Competitors - Competitor must cover their own expenses.
National Competitors - Any competitor who qualifies to compete in nationals by placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in their sectional qualifying event (Championship Masters, Championship Adult Gold Free Skating, or Championship Dance or Pair) will receive $300 toward their expenses for their national competition.
*In order to qualify, competitors must represent LVFSC at all competitions during the competitive season.
*Total gift amounts limited to a maximum of $1000 per competition season for each competitor.
*Gifts will be dispersed within 30 days of the next board meeting following the competition.
2017-2018 UNITED STATES FIGURE SKATING COMPETITIVE SEASON
GIFTS AND GRANTS
2017-2018 GRANT AWARD WINNER $1000