2022 USFS Governing Council recap + Combined Report of Action link

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U.S. Figure Skating's annual Governing Council meeting took place in Colorado Springs (first time in-person since 2019) from April 27-30, 2022 - recap is here:
Excerpt:
The 2022-23 season will mark the first for U.S. Figure Skating’s new board structure.
Elected during Governing Council to the 15-person board are at-large directors Janis Engel, Kristina Lundgren, Kimberley Moore, Heather Paige (one-year terms); Victoria Hildebrand, Kevin Rosenstein, Kym Worthy (two-year terms); athlete directors Rachael Flatt, singles; Felicia Zhang, pairs (one-year terms); Jenna Longo, synchronized skating; Colin McManus, ice dance; (two-year terms); Amanda Evora Will, USOPC Athletes Advisory Council; and independent directors Jackie Chang (two-year term) and Matt Slatus (one-year term).
President Samuel Auxier was elected to a four-year term. Auxier previously served as president from 2014 to 2018.
Troy Goldstein was appointed as the ISU representative and Colin McManus was elected the new Athletes Advisory Committee chair.

2021-22 COMBINED REPORT OF ACTION (REPORT OF RULE CHANGES)
The Combined Report of Action contains all actions - including rule changes and bylaw changes - taken by the U.S. Figure Skating Board of Directors and Governing Council from the conclusion of the association's annual governance meeting until the start of the following year's meeting.
The 2021-22 Combined Report of Action details all bylaw and rule changes approved through the past year (May 1, 2021, through April 30, 2022) by the Board of Directors and Governing Council. The applicable changes will be incorporated in the 2022-23 U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook, which will be available by July 1.
The 61-page Combined Report of Action is published here: https://www.usfigureskating.org/sit...a-files/2021-22 Combined Report of Action.pdf

Bonus point rules, as revised for singles & pairs at the Junior level & below, are published on pages 25-26.
 
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2022-23 U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook (519-page PDF, 8/1/22) is linked here: https://www.usfigureskating.org/about/rules

Didn't feel like starting a thread so I'll include this "feel good" press release in this one, published last week by USFS (July 25, 2022):

U.S. Figure Skating shattered its membership record for the 2021-22 season, the national governing body announced today. With a total membership of 222,890, the 2021-22 membership cycle marks the highest membership total in the organization’s 100-year history.

“To achieve a record-setting membership year while facing the challenges of the pandemic is a testament to the entire figure skating community,” U.S. Figure Skating President Sam Auxier said. “I am confident that our athletes, clubs, coaches and officials will continue to push the sport and our organization to new heights.”

With 222,890 members for the 2021-22 membership cycle (July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022), the national governing body broke its previous record of 203,023 (2018-19 season). Total membership includes 167,725 Learn to Skate USA members, 54,720 full members and 445 Friends of Figure Skating.

Learn to Skate USA, powered by Toyota, experienced the highest enrollment in the program’s history in 2021-22. The program welcomed 26 new skating programs. Of note, 169 programs in the United States have more than 300 members. Suburban Skating School houses Learn to Skate USA’s largest program with over 4,000 members while The Kraken Skating Academy is the largest program to join Learn to Skate USA this season. Learn to Skate USA, an enhanced iteration of U.S. Figure Skating’s Basic Skills Program, is the only beginning skating program in the country endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating, with support from Special Olympics and the Professional Skaters Association (PSA).
 

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