An ISI membership is required in order to compete in ISI competitions such as the Meet Me competition sponsored by MEFSC. Other local ISI competitions include the Sweetheart Open and St. Peter's Winter Classic. Many MEFSC skaters compete individually in ISI events and in some cases will travel regionally to compete.
The Ice Skating Institute is an international industry trade association encompassing all aspects of the ice skating industry.
ISI was founded in 1959 as a nonprofit organization for owners, operators, and developers of ice skating facilities. For over 45 years, ISI has become the industry trade association for progressive ice skating facilities, managers, coaching professionals, suppliers and individual skaters.