This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Please Volunteer!
  • Test Sessions
  • National Blades Tryout
  • Come Watch Dumbo with the Jr. Board
  • Banquet
  • Club Ice
  • Did you know?!
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

Please Volunteer!
SCNV will be hosting the annual Cardinal Classic Competition on Friday, April 5th to Sunday, April 7th, 2019. This is a 3-day event that includes Singles, Showcase, Compete USA, and Theater on Ice events. The total number of volunteers needed is for three days.

Please review the various volunteer opportunities; there is something for everyone! Please sign up for your area(s) of interest. Be sure to comment on your availability, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday!

Test Sessions
March/April test sessions are full. Please contact for availability or questions.

National Blades Tryout
Sunday March 24 and Sunday March 31 at Prince William Ice Center
See attached Flyer!

Come watch Dumbo with the Jr. Board!
The Jr. Board is going to watch Dumbo on Saturday, March 30th. The time and location is not set yet because the local theaters have not set their times yet. You will purchase your own tickets and we will all meet at the movie theater.

U.S. Figure Skating’s official athletic testing program is now open for registration at 20+ locations nationwide. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to evaluate your athletic abilities and develop a custom training plan for the 2019-2020 competition season.
Advanced Registration Discount
Register by Sunday, March 31 and receive 10% off the standard registration fee. Be sure to enter the coupon code STRENGTH2019 at checkout to redeem this offer.
What is a S.T.A.R.S. Combine?
S.T.A.R.S. (Standardized Testing of Athleticism to Recognize Skaters) is a fun, one-day off-ice testing event that provides skaters and coaches with specific information about the skaters’ athletic abilities, specifically those related to on-ice skills. The combine consists of 15 tests in the areas of agility/flexibility/coordination, strength/power and flexibility. All participants will take part in a dynamic warm-up class, attend a sports science seminar and receive a detailed athlete report at the conclusion of the combine. S.T.A.R.S. combines are open to U.S. Figure Skating athletes ages 6+ who have passed the Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field test.
What is the High Performance Movement Screen?
All S.T.A.R.S. combines are held in conjunction with the U.S. Figure Skating High Performance Movement Screen (HPMS). The HPMS is a group of evaluations designed to give athletes, coaches and parents information in three key areas: mobility, stability and symmetry. Participating athletes receive a detailed report flagging areas of concern as well as video-based feedback for corrective exercises. The HPMS is open to U.S. Figure Skating athletes who have passed the Juvenile Moves in the Field test as well as adult skaters.
For more information about S.T.A.R.S. and the HPMS, including ways to prepare for the combine, visit

Banquet – Save the Date
June 2, 2019
4:30 to 8:00 PM
Springfield Country Club (new venue, same fantastic event!)
Looking for creative individual interested in pulling together our annual banquet video. If this is you, please contact to discuss details. The video is a favorite part of our annual banquet but we need your help to make it happen.

Club Ice
The Spring Session begins March 18th and ends June 10th for both Joe Griffin’s Off Ice class, plus Jonathon and Nadia Hodgkinson’s Components class. Rolling registration with prorated pricing continues for the Freestyle session.

Advance Pick-up at $15.50 is now available under the “Contract Ice” menu in EntryEeze. Same day Pick-up is $18.00 (cash or check) space permitting.

Our Monday evening schedule is:

  • 6:45 PM (20 minutes) – Off Ice/Warm Up with Joe Griffin (12 classes)
  • 7:25 PM (20 minutes) – Components class with Jonathon and Nadia Hodgkinson (12 classes)
  • 7:45 PM (40 minutes) – Freestyle Session

Questions? Please contact

Did you know?!
The 2019 World Figure Skating Championships will be held in Saitama, Japan, from March 18–24, 2019.
Look for events on NBCSN beginning on March 20th and on NBC on March 23rd.

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders
March 17: Test Session at Fairfax Ice Arena
April 5: Test Session at Prince William Ice Center
April 5-7: Cardinal Classic Competition at Prince William Ice Center
April 12-14: Southern Connecticut Open
May 9-11: May Day Competition
May 19: Test Session at Fairfax Ice Arena
May 20: Annual Membership Meeting
May 28: Deadline to register for National Qualifying Series
June 2: SCNV Banquet
June 7-9: Excel Series Final @ Coral Springs, FL
June 9: Test Session at Fairfax Ice Arena
June 14-17: Grassroots to Champions Seminar
June 17-18: Richmond Figure Skating Club Jump Clinic, including Spins and Steps with Brian Order and Doug Haw
June 19-22: Chesapeake Open
July 13: Test Session at Fairfax Ice Arena
August 10: Test Session at Fairfax Ice Arena

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