2018 PSA Conference & Trade Show Orlando

May 23, 2018 8:00am -
May 26, 2018 12:00pm

Event Description


2018 PSA Conference and Trade show in Orlando, FL

May 23-May 26, 2018


Event Type: Conference

Category: Educational Seminar


Re-spark the magic of coaching!

Four days of educational sessions, both on and off the ice, over a variety of disciplines and topics relevant to bettering your coaching career.

For more details check out our 2018 Conference page under Events!

28-30 PSA Credits


Registration Information


Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Online Reservations
Phone Reservations: 1-800-782-4414
Group Code: SKA

Single and Double $139 + 12.5%
Triple   $159 + 12.5%
Quad   $179 + 12.5%
(No resort fees for attendees that book in the PSA block of rooms)

Room rate deadline: April 30, 2018 (or until room block sells out)

In case you’d like to extend your trip, the hotel room group rate is available 3 days before and after conference dates.


RDV Sportsplex Ice Den
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd
Orlando, FL 32810

Meal Info
Included with your conference registration:
• Hors d’oeuvres at the President’s Reception on Wednesday
• Light breakfast at the rink on Friday
• Box lunch at the rink on Friday
• Light breakfast during panel discussion on Saturday
• Various coffee breaks
*Interested in sponsoring a coffee or snack break? Contact Justin at jmathre@skatepsa.com

Hotel Dining Options (10% off for attendees, excluding Benihana)
• Covington Mill
• 24 Hour Mainstreet Market
• John T’s Lounge
• Rum Largo Poolside Cafe
• Benihana Steak House and Sushi
• Andiamo Italian Bistro

Find a Roommate
If you would like someone to share a hotel room with at Conference, select “Place me on the roommate list” when registering online for conference. If registering by paper, select “I would like to be on the roommate list.”

After the April 15 deadline, you will get an email containing a list of other attendees who are looking for someone to room with as well as contact information for those people. We recommend making a hotel reservation prior to finding a roommate to ensure lodging. It is then your responsibility to contact someone to room with, and make room arrangements with the hotel.

Registration Deadlines
Cyber Monday: November 27  $395
Early Bird: February 2, 2018  $425
Advanced: April 7, 2018   $525
Late Registration: After April 7, 2018 $625
*non-members add $100

Registration Desk Hours
*pending final conference schedule
Wednesday May 23  8:00am-5:45pm
Thursday May 24  7:30am-5:30pm
Friday May 25   7:30am-3:15pm
Saturday May 26  7:30am-12:30pm


Orlando International Airport
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827

Airport Code: MCO
Distance to Hotel: 15 miles (approx. 25 minutes travel time)

Airport to Hotel
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista does not provide shuttle service to and from the airport. The following are some alternative options:
• Cab- approximately $60 on way
• Uber and Lyft pick up is now allowed at Orlando Airport
• Mears Shuttle

Hotel to Rink
Bus transportation will be provided between the hotel and the rink on Tuesday for the U.S. Open, and on Friday for rink day sessions. Please be sure to select the bus transportation you need when registering.

The distance from the hotel to the rink is approximately 24 miles and can take 60-75 minutes of travel time with traffic.

Hotel to Disney Parks
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista offers a complementary shuttle service to all Walt Disney World theme parks.


Registration Deadline: March 16, 2018 or until full
Exams will be held:
Monday May 21 8:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday May 22 7:30am-3:00pm

The ratings hub will open one hour prior to the start of exams and close immediately following the last exam of the day.

A Master Rated Coach Reception will be held by invitation only to those who passed a master rating in the past year.

Newcomer’s Meeting
Wednesday May 23 12:00n-12:45pm

This meeting is specifically for those of you attending your first conference. The conference can be overwhelming, and this meeting will address how to get the most out of conference. Discussion will include the schedule, introduce you to other newcomers and some “conference veterans,” and answer your questions.

Ratings Prep Preview
Wednesday May 23 9:00am-11:30am

Ratings Prep Training prepares coaches for oral ratings exams, with a master rated coaching faculty presenting various topics. Check out this preview of Ratings Prep to get a taste of how beneficial attending Ratings Prep Training is to your next rating exam.
President’s Reception
Wednesday May 23 6:30pm-8:00pm

PSA President Christine Fowler-Binder is pleased to host this evening reception. Dress is business casual and all attendees are welcome. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available, and trade show booths will be open for browsing as well.

Awards Dinner
Friday May 25 6:30pm reception with cash bar; 7:00pm dinner
*This is a ticketed event

Share a beautiful evening with friends and be the first to congratulate our 2018 EDI award winners during the 50th Annual PSA Awards Dinner. The PSA Edi awards are named in honor of Edi Scholdan, an Olympic coach at the Broadmoor Skating Club, who was killed in the 1961 crash. Edi was president of the PSA from 1950 to 1954 and was inducted to the Coaches Hall of Fame in 2001.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. After April 15, tickets will only be sold if space is available. We always sell out, so we highly recommend purchasing your ticket prior to April 15.

Dress is black tie optional. Also known as formal attire, this is slightly less formal than black tie. For men, a tuxedo is not required but a dark suit and tie is considered appropriate for the occasion. For women, a dress or pantsuit in a dark, neutral tone is acceptable. A cocktail-length dress is also suitable as long as it isn’t overly colorful or flashy.

Trade Show
Wednesday May 23 5:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday May 24 8:00am-4:00pm

Join us for our full display of exhibitors. This is a great opportunity to be fitted by the professionals, purchase direct from manufacturers, and view the latest in software, boots, blades, clothing, and much more!

***Coming soon!***


Explore Orlando



Requests for cancelation MUST be made in writing and received in the PSA office by April 21, 2018. A non-refundable administration fee of 25% will be retained. NO transfers of conference registrations and NO refunds for cancelations or “no shows” will be made after this date. The only exceptions will be a major medical problem affecting the registrant and confirmed in writing by a licensed physician or a death in the immediate family occurring during the scheduled conference dates, in which case the PSA office must be notified in writing within two weeks following the conference. NO requests will be honored after two weeks. If approved, a credit in the amount of the current conference registration fee will be given for the following year’s conference only. Refunds or credits will be issued to the affected registrant ONLY and are NON-TRANSFERABLE.


Event Type:Conference
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Feb 02, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Feb 03, 2018 and ends on Apr 07, 2018.
Late registration starts on Apr 08, 2018.
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Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Conference Registration
Member Fee: $425.00$525.00$625.00
Non-Member Fee: $525.00$625.00$725.00