This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • US Figure Skating Nationals Tickets Survey!
  • 2019-2020 Club Ice Session Registration Continues!
  • South Atlantic Sendoffs – Thank You!
  • Cardinal Classic – First LOC Saturday, October 19th
  • Scott Hamilton Cares – Sunday, October 27th
  • Halloween On Ice
  • Athlete SafeSport
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

US Figure Skating Nationals Tickets Survey!
Come with SCNV to watch the 2020 US Figure Skating Nationals LIVE in Greensboro, NC! The schedule of events is below and ALL of the events are included in the Championship Weekend Package. The group rate is $193.20 for the Blue Section (we sat in blue last time and the view was great and in the lower section). Please email jill@scnv.org if you are interested in ordering tickets by October 15th.
Friday (1/24)
6:30pm Opening Ceremonies and Senior Ladies Long
Saturday (1/25)
1:15pm Senior Men Short Program
6:00pm Senior Pairs Freeskate
9:00pm Senior Free Dance
Sunday (1/26)
2:00pm Senior Mens Freeskate
7:30pm Skating Spectacular

2019-2020 Club Ice Session Registration Continues!
Looking for more practice ice, off-ice and a Solo Pattern Dance series class with testing credit? The 2019-2020 Club Ice program registration continues with its original Monday evening, 40 minute Freestyle session at Fairfax Ice Arena, along with Joe Griffin’s Off-Ice class and Jonathon Hodgkinson’s new Solo Pattern Dance series class with opportunity for testing credit. In addition, we now offer a new session on Sunday afternoons at Prince William Ice Center with an extended 60 minute Freestyle session. Online Registration (contract and medical release via JotForms) including payment (via EntryEeze) is available on the Club Ice web page. Questions? Please contact the Club Ice Sessions Chair at clubice@scnv.org.

South Atlantic Sendoffs – Thank You!
Thank you to everybody who skated, volunteered or attended South Atlantic Sendoffs last weekend. And congratulations to all of our 2018-2019 scholars. We have a few plates/platters that need to find their way home! If one of them belongs to you, please email renee@scnv.org. Also, if you missed Sendoffs and received a scholar award, it will be mailed to your home address soon.

Cardinal Classic – First LOC Saturday, October 19th
Interested in learning how competitions are run? Want to be part of a fun group shaping the next club competition? Volunteer to join the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 2020 Cardinal Classic. The First LOC meeting is planned for Saturday, October 19th at Einstein’s Bagels – 9490 Main St. Fairfax, 22031. Contact Melissa at melissa@scnv.org.

Scott Hamilton Cares- Sunday, October 27th
We are excited to announce the return with Sk8 to Elimin8 CancerTM Washington, D.C. 2019 – have you registered yet? We need your help to make a difference and turn cancer upside down™!

This year, we’ll be celebrating with a Frozen 5k for the whole family and performances from our top fundraisers, all at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Sunday, October 27th!

Halloween on Ice
Save the date for Halloween on Ice, Saturday afternoon on October 26th! More information soon.

Athlete SafeSport
All athletes 18 years or older competing on a team (i.e. synchro, dance, pairs, theatre, etc.) with minor athletes are required to complete the online SafeSport training in order to participate in the upcoming season. Athletes younger than 18 may take the training with the consent of a parent. This training will be an annual requirement moving forward.

All athletes, as outlined above, who do not complete the SafeSport training by their 18th birthday will be SafeSport non-compliant on their 18th birthday. The athlete will not be SafeSport compliant until they have completed the training and their Members Only portal reflects completion. Accordingly, we encourage any athlete who is currently age 17 to seek parental consent to take the training early.

SafeSport Training Instructions

  1. Enter your Members Only profile at: www.usfsaonline.org
  2. Access your “Member Profile” under “Account” and click on the “Compliance” tab.
  3. Click the red “Begin” button next to SafeSport Online Training and follow the prompts. This will ensure your training records are merged with your profile.
  4. Complete the training and subsequent quiz in it entirety.
  5. If you have issues with completing the training, reach out to safesport@usfigureskating.org

If an athlete is not required to complete the training this year, we suggest parents or guardians offer them the youth SafeSport training which is formatted to be age specific. These courses require parental consent and can be found at www.athletesafety.org.

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders
October 2-6: South Atlantic Regional Non Qualifying (NQ) and Qualifying Competition
October 26: Halloween on Ice @ FIA
October 27: Moves/Free SSkate Test @ FIA -6:45-11:50AM
November 17: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
December 8: Dance Test Session @ ION International Training Center 7:00-12:00pm
January 12: Dance Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
February 23: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ PWIC 9:00-5:00pm
March 15: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
April 17-19: Cardinal Classic with Test Session @ PWIC
May 17: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
June 14: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am

This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • 2019-2020 Club Ice Session Registration Open!
  • South Atlantic Sendoffs – Thank You!
  • Cardinal Classic
  • Halloween On Ice
  • Adult Skaters
  • Did You Know?!
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

2019-2020 Club Ice Session Registration Now Available!
Looking for more practice ice, off-ice and a Solo Pattern Dance series class with testing credit? The 2019-2020 Club Ice program registration continues with its original Monday evening, 40 minute Freestyle session at Fairfax Ice Arena, along with Joe Griffin’s Off-Ice class and Jonathon Hodgkinson’s new Solo Pattern Dance series class with opportunity for testing credit. In addition, we now offer a new session on Sunday afternoons at Prince William Ice Center with an extended 60 minute Freestyle session. Online Registration (contract and medical release via JotForms) including payment (via EntryEeze) to be posted by September 2nd on Club Ice web page. Questions? Please contact the Club Ice Sessions Chair at clubice@scnv.org.

South Atlantic Sendoffs – Thank You!
Thank you to everybody who skated, volunteered or attended South Atlantic Sendoffs last weekend. And congratulations to all of our 2018-2019 scholars. We have a few plates/platters that need to find their way home! If one of them belongs to you, please email renee@scnv.org.

Cardinal Classic
Interested in learning how competitions are run? Want to be part of a fun group shaping the next club competition? Volunteer to join the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 2020 Cardinal Classic. Contact Melissa at melissa@scnv.org.

Scott Hamilton Cares- Sunday, October 27th
We are excited to announce the return with Sk8 to Elimin8 CancerTM Washington, D.C. 2019 – have you registered yet? We need your help to make a difference and turn cancer upside down™!

This year, we’ll be celebrating with a Frozen 5k for the whole family and performances from our top fundraisers, all at MedStar Captials Iceplex on Sunday, October 27th!

Halloween on Ice
Save the date for Halloween on Ice, Saturday afternoon on October 26th! More information soon.

Athlete SafeSport
All athletes 18 years or older competing on a team (i.e. synchro, dance, pairs, theatre, etc.) with minor athletes are required to complete the online SafeSport training in order to participate in the upcoming season. Athletes younger than 18 may take the training with the consent of a parent. This training will be an annual requirement moving forward.

All athletes, as outlined above, who do not complete the SafeSport training by their 18th birthday will be SafeSport non-compliant on their 18th birthday. The athlete will not be SafeSport compliant until they have completed the training and their Members Only portal reflects completion. Accordingly, we encourage any athlete who is currently age 17 to seek parental consent to take the training early.

SafeSport Training Instructions

  1. Enter your Members Only profile at: www.usfsaonline.org
  2. Access your “Member Profile” under “Account” and click on the “Compliance” tab.
  3. Click the red “Begin” button next to SafeSport Online Training and follow the prompts. This will ensure your training records are merged with your profile.
  4. Complete the training and subsequent quiz in it entirety.
  5. If you have issues with completing the training, reach out to safesport@usfigureskating.org

If an athlete is not required to complete the training this year, we suggest parents or guardians offer them the youth SafeSport training which is formatted to be age specific. These courses require parental consent and can be found at www.athletesafety.org.

Did You Know?!
Swedes won the first four Olympic gold medals and a silver the next time. Unfortunately, they haven’t won an Olympic medal of any kind since then. That’s a drought of 20 Olympics and 90 years. On the other hand, Swedish Fish candy were developed in the late 1950s and are still popular and delicious today.

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders
October 2-6: South Atlantic Regional Non Qualifying (NQ) and Qualifying Competition
October 26: Halloween on Ice @ FIA
October 27: Moves/Free SSkate Test @ FIA -6:45-11:50AM
November 17: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
December 8: Dance Test Session @ ION International Training Center 7:00-12:00pm
January 12: Dance Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
February 23: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ PWIC 9:00-5:00pm
March 15: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
April 17-19: Cardinal Classic with Test Session @ PWIC
May 17: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
June 14: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am

This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • 2019-2020 Club Ice Session Registration Open!
  • South Atlantic Sendoffs
  • Cardinal Classic
  • Halloween On Ice
  • Adult Skaters
  • Did You Know?!
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

2019-2020 Club Ice Session Registration Now Open!
Looking for more practice ice, off-ice and a Solo Pattern Dance series class with testing credit? The 2019-2020 Club Ice program registration is open with its original Monday evening, 40 minute Freestyle session at Fairfax Ice Arena, along with Joe Griffin’s Off-Ice class and Jonathon Hodgkinson’s new Solo Pattern Dance series class with opportunity for testing credit. In addition, we now offer a new session on Sunday afternoons at Prince William Ice Center with an extended 60 minute Freestyle session. Online Registration (contract and medical release via JotForms) including payment (via EntryEeze) to be posted by September 2nd on Club Ice web page. This registration coincides with the club’s release of the 2019-2020 season book. Questions? Please contact the Club Ice Sessions Chair at clubice@scnv.org.

Save the Date for Sendoffs!
Please come cheer on our skaters and recognize our scholars at SENDOFFS this Saturday September, 14th.
Exhibitions will begin promptly at 4:10pm (note new time!) and scholar awards will be presented around 4:45pm (come a bit early in case we are running ahead).
Following the exhibitions, we will host a potluck social in the lobby and allow our SCNV skaters some party time on the ice!
This event is free – so come on out to Fairfax Ice Arena to celebrate with our skaters and scholars!
Questions, contact renee@scnv.org.

Cardinal Classic
Interested in learning how competitions are run? Want to be part of a fun group shaping the next club competition? Volunteer to join the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 2020 Cardinal Classic. Contact Melissa at melissa@scnv.org.

Scott Hamilton Cares- Sunday, October 27th
We are excited to announce the return with Sk8 to Elimin8 CancerTM Washington, D.C. 2019 – have you registered yet? We need your help to make a difference and turn cancer upside down™!

This year, we’ll be celebrating with a Frozen 5k for the whole family and performances from our top fundraisers, all at MedStar Captials Iceplex on Sunday, October 27th!

2020 Scholastic Honors Team
Are you a high school junior or senior with good grades? Be sure to apply for the prestigious 2020 Scholastic Honors Team. You can earn a $2,500 academic scholarship and be honored on ice at the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The award is available to U.S. Figure Skating members of all disciplines who are juniors or seniors at an accredited high school. They must be full-time students with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher and have competed at the novice, junior or championship level in singles, pairs, ice dance or synchronized during the last two years. Candidates are asked to submit an application and an essay, which are reviewed by a selection panel.
All applications and information can be found at www.USFigureSkating.org/AthleteFunding.
Please direct all questions to FinancialAid@usfigureskating.org.
Please read all instructions before beginning your application.

Halloween on Ice
Save the date for Halloween on Ice, Saturday afternoon on October 26th! More information soon.

Adult Skaters! (Yes, we skate too!!)
There are some wonderful resources available for you, from the U.S. Figure Skating’s Adult Skating Program, to the Facebook page of the U.S. Figure Skating – Adult Figure Skating Committee!

If you have ever wanted to compete, or attend adult skating camps or clinics, the Committee has created an amazing Google Doc of all the adult-friendly competitions and camps/clinics:

Adult Skaters Google Docs Calendar.

Go check it out! As always, if you have any questions at all, your SCNV Adult Skating team (Alexandra, Natalie, Aleem, and Amelia) is here to help! Please contact alexandra@scnv.org for any questions!

Did You Know?!
Figure skating is called “figure skating” because, years ago, designs were skated on clean ice in the shape of a figure eight. These designs were called figures. Compulsory figures were eliminated from all official figure skating competitions in the early 1990s, and 1992 was the first Winter Olympics to not include compulsory figures at ice skating events. Today, tracing figures is no longer part of the competition.

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders
September 12-15: Challenge Cup
September 14: SCNV Sendoffs 3:10-8:20 PM @ FIA
September 20-22: Falling Leaves
October 2-6: South Atlantic Regional Non Qualifying (NQ) and Qualifying Competition
October 26: Halloween on Ice @ FIA
October 27: Moves/Free Skate Test @ FIA -6:45-11:50AM
November 17: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
December 8: Dance Test Session @ ION International Training Center 7:00-12:00pm
January 12: Dance Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
February 23: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ PWIC 9:00-5:00pm
March 15: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
April 17-19: Cardinal Classic with Test Session @ PWIC
May 17: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
June 14: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am

This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • 2019-2020 Club Ice Session Registration Open!
  • South Atlantic Sendoffs
  • Cardinal Classic
  • Halloween On Ice
  • Adult Skaters
  • Did You Know?!
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

2019-2020 Club Ice Session Registration Now Open!
Looking for more practice ice, off-ice and a Solo Pattern Dance series class with testing credit? The 2019-2020 Club Ice program registration opens with its original Monday evening, 40 minute Freestyle session at Fairfax Ice Arena, along with Joe Griffin’s Off-Ice class and Jonathon Hodgkinson’s new Solo Pattern Dance series class with opportunity for testing credit. In addition, we now offer a new session on Sunday afternoons at Prince William Ice Center with an extended 60 minute Freestyle session. Online Registration (contract and medical release via JotForms) including payment (via EntryEeze) to be posted by September 2nd on Club Ice web page. This registration coincides with the club’s release of the 2019-2020 season book. Questions? Please contact the Club Ice Sessions Chair at clubice@scnv.org.

Save the Date for Sendoffs!
Please join us on September 14th from 3:10 to 8:20 pm at Fairfax Ice Arena for South Atlantic Sendoffs! Come see our skaters perform their competition programs and come applaud our SCNV scholars who will be recognized at Sendoffs. If you are skating at South Atlantics, please respond to the send off invitation ASAP.

Cardinal Classic
Interested in learning how competitions are run? Want to be part of a fun group shaping the next club competition? Volunteer to join the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 2020 Cardinal Classic. Contact Melissa at melissa@scnv.org.

Halloween on Ice
Save the date for Halloween on Ice, Saturday afternoon on October 26th! More information soon.

Adult Skaters! (Yes, we skate too!!)
There are some wonderful resources available for you, from the U.S. Figure Skating’s Adult Skating Program, to the Facebook page of the U.S. Figure Skating – Adult Figure Skating Committee!

If you have ever wanted to compete, or attend adult skating camps or clinics, the Committee has created an amazing Google Doc of all the adult-friendly competitions and camps/clinics:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jJSRfrGBD3HzQs_tNgI20OvT8ghPfsmYLXWRK5-fxaI/edit?fbclid=IwAR0fbsgnxXfs5D5ijHk967t40RgalfPCypS3tJJ-Sx12pi_773z3o1JDae0.

Go check it out! As always, if you have any questions at all, your SCNV Adult Skating team (Alexandra, Natalie, Aleem, and Amelia) is here to help! Please contact alexandra@scnv.org for any questions!

Did You Know?!
The first figure skating club was founded in 1742 in Edinburgh, Scotland and was comprised entirely of men. In 1865, The Skating Club of Edinburgh finally allowed female members to join the club. In order to be accepted into the Edinburgh Figure Skating Club in the mid-1850s, that members were required to be able to skate complete circles on one foot in a figure eight pattern and then jump over one hat, two hats, and three hats with skates on!

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders
September 12-15: Challenge Cup
September 14: SCNV Sendoffs 3:10-8:20 PM @ FIA
September 20-22: Falling Leaves
October 2-6: South Atlantic Regional Non Qualifying (NQ) and Qualifying Competition
October 26: Halloween on Ice @ FIA
October 27: Moves/Free Skate Test @ FIA 7:00-11:50AM
November 17: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am
December 8: Dance Test Session @ ION International Training Center 7:00-12:00pm
January 12: Dance Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am
February 23: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ PWIC 9:00-5:00pm
March 15: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am
April 17-19: Cardinal Classic with Test Session @ PWIC
May 17: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am
June 14: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am