This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Frozen 2 on December 7th!
  • Club Ice News
  • Cardinal Classic LOC
  • Did you know?!
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

Happy Thanksgiving!

Come Join Us to see Frozen 2
The Junior Board invites you to see Frozen 2 on Saturday at 4:00 PM, December 7th at Cinemark Fairfax Corner 14 and XD 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax, VA 22030. Please pre-purchase your tickets at Cinemark.com when available. We will try to sit in rows D and E.

Club Ice News
Holiday Pot-Luck on Monday, December 16th for all subscribers (please bring a healthy snack to share!)
Solo Pattern Dance Class testing date to be announced soon (pending Judge’s availability before end of Fall session on January 27, 2020). Skaters whom are testing, please follow judge’s presentation protocol (i.e. skating dress with hair up/back and make-up).
Looking for PWIC Ice Monitor on Sunday, December 15th from 4:00 PM to 5:20 PM. Your help is highly appreciated! Please contact the Club Ice Sessions Chair at clubice@scnv.org.

Cardinal Classic – Next LOC Saturday, December 14th
The upcoming LOC meeting is planned for Saturday, December 14th at Einstein’s Bagels – 9490 Main St. Fairfax, 22031. Contact Melissa at melissa@scnv.org for details.

Did you know?!
As a recreation skating has been continuously practiced on the canals of the Netherlands since the Middle Ages by both males and females. Skating on the frozen ponds and fens was popular in England in the 17th century, and the first skating club was formed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1742. In the 1740s British servicemen introduced ice skating to North America. It was also popular at the French court about 1776; Marie-Antoinette was among the skaters.

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders
December 7: Jr. Board – Frozen 2 @ Fairfax Corner 4:00pm
December 8: Dance Test Session @ ION International Training Center 7:00-12:00pm
December 16: Club Ice Holiday Pot-Luck
January 12: Dance Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
January 12: National Blades Synchro Sendoffs @ PWIC 5:40pm
January 24: USFS Nationals Night
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 5: SCNV Annual Banquet
June 14: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am

This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Frozen 2 on December 7th!
  • Club Ice Continues!
  • Cardinal Classic LOC
  • Adult Skaters News
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

Come Join Us to see Frozen 2
The Junior Board invites you to see Frozen 2 on Saturday  evening, December 7th at Cinemark Fairfax Corner 14 and XD 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax, VA 22030. Please check your email for Greenenvelope invitation.

Club Ice Spots Available
Holiday Pot-Luck on Monday, December 16th for all subscribers (please bring a healthy snack to share!)
Solo Pattern Dance Class testing tentatively scheduled for January 27, 2020. Class subscribers should contact Coach Jonathon for more information.
On Mondays, our Off-Ice with Joe Griffin and Solo Pattern Dance Series with Jonathon Hodgkinson are in full swing including evening Freestyle at FIA. On Sundays, there is an Olympic sized sheet of ice available for one hour for club skaters to practice their programs and moves at PWIC. All Drop-ins are $18.00 for all club ice program options. Questions? Please contact the Club Ice Sessions Chair at clubice@scnv.org.

Cardinal Classic – Next LOC Saturday, December 14th
The upcoming LOC meeting is planned for Saturday, December 14th at Einstein’s Bagels – 9490 Main St. Fairfax, 22031. Contact Melissa at melissa@scnv.org for details.

Adult Skaters News
Adult Skaters! There was a great article published by Figure Skating Online about an adult skater pair team, Zoe Jones (39) and Christopher Boyadji, who competed at Skate America last month in Las Vegas! So neat! Take a peak! click here.

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders
December 8: Dance Test Session @ ION International Training Center 7:00-12:00pm
December 16: Club Ice Holiday Pot-Luck
January 12: Dance Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
January 12: National Blades Synchro Sendoffs @ PWIC 5:40pm
January 24: USFS Nationals Night
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 5: SCNV Annual Banquet
June 14: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am

This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Come Join Us to see Frozen 2!
  • Club Ice Session Spots Available
  • Cardinal Classic
  • Did you know?!
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

Good luck to Antonio, Jon and Hannah competing at Sectionals as well as Matthew and Zoe competing at Ice Dance Finals!

Come Join Us to see Frozen 2
The Junior Board invites you to see Frozen 2 on Friday evening, December 6th. Details of time and location to be decided/announced soon.

Club Ice Spots Available
Holiday Pot-Luck on Monday, December 16th for all subscribers (please bring a healthy snack to share!)
On Mondays, our Off-Ice with Joe Griffin and Solo Pattern Dance Series with Jonathon Hodgkinson are in full swing including evening Freestyle at FIA. On Sundays, there is an Olympic sized sheet of ice available for one hour for club skaters to practice their programs and moves at PWIC. All Drop-ins are $18.00 for all club ice program options. Questions? Please contact the Club Ice Sessions Chair at clubice@scnv.org.

Cardinal Classic – Next LOC Saturday, November 16th
The upcoming LOC meeting is planned for Saturday, November 16th at Einstein’s Bagels – 9490 Main St. Fairfax, 22031. Contact Melissa at melissa@scnv.org.

Did you know?!
Figure skating debuted during the London Olympic Games in 1908, pre-dating the beginning of the formal winter games by 16 years.

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders
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
December 16: Club Ice Holiday Pot-Luck
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 Spots Available
  • Cardinal Classic
  • Skate Clinic With Alissa Czisny
  • Did you know?!
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

2019-2020 Club Ice Spots Available
On Mondays, our Off-Ice with Joe Griffin and Solo Pattern Dance Series with Jonathon Hodgkinson are in full swing including evening Freestyle at FIA. On Sundays, there is an Olympic sized sheet of ice available for one hour for club skaters to practice their programs and moves at PWIC. All Drop-ins are $18.00 for all club ice program options. Questions? Please contact the Club Ice Sessions Chair at clubice@scnv.org.

Cardinal Classic – Next LOC Saturday, November 16th
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 upcoming LOC meeting is planned for Saturday, November 16th at Einstein’s Bagels – 9490 Main St. Fairfax, 22031. Contact Melissa at melissa@scnv.org.

Skate Clinic With Alissa Czisny
Registration is now open for our Friday, November 2 Clinic with Alissa Czisny. Whether you saw her in Stars on Ice, while she was winning the 2010 Grand Prix, US Nationals twice, or Skate Canada twice, you know she is an incredibly artistic skater, known for her phenomenal spins and spirals.
We’ve made this clinic affordable ($60 for non-Hershey members) and appropriate to three skating levels to allow your skaters to benefit. Register at www.hersheyfigureskating.org. Levels are based on Free Style tests (not Moves)

  • Level 1 – Pre-Freeskate to No Test – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Level 2 – Pre-Preliminary to Pre-Juvenile – 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Level 3 – Juvenile to Senior – 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM

Note: this is an all-ages clinic. Adults are welcome if they have comparable testing levels.
Level 1 is a great opportunity for newer and younger skaters to get a taste of a clinic.
All three levels will work on skills appropriate to the testing level.
Alissa will be working primarily on spins with some additional skills as time allows.
Coaches are welcome to attend ice-side.
See a great compilation of Alissa’s spins from competition here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Creo-Cbd9Y.

Did you know?!
Ice skating probably developed in Scandinavia as early as 1000 BCE, the first skates being made from shank or rib bones of elk, oxen, reindeer, and other animals. It is not known when the metal runner was introduced, but early Dutch prints depict skates with metal blades. Until the middle of the 19th century the metal portion of the skate was fastened to a wooden base or footplate and the whole of the skate was fastened to the foot with leather thongs or straps. A major improvement came from the United States in 1850 when E.W. Bushnell of Philadelphia introduced the all-steel skate, which replaced the cumbersome wooden footplate. The main developments in the figure skate after 1900 were the addition of the toe pick, a group of saw-like teeth located at the toe of the blade, which enabled skaters to obtain better purchase in the ice when doing certain jumps, and the innovation of the “closed-toe” blade of one-piece steel, which added strength to the skate and permitted a much lighter-weight blade.

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders
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