In this issue …
- Graduating Seniors Program 3/15
- High School Skating Team Interest 3/17
- Honor and John Johnson Collegiate Scholarships 4/9
- Annual Meeting 5/16
- Cardinal Classic 6/4 – 6/6
- Club Ice News
- Did you know?!
- SCNV Important Dates and Reminders
Graduating Seniors Program 3/15
USFS has extended the Graduating Seniors Program to 3/15.
The Graduating Seniors Program recognizes individuals graduating from high school who continued their training in figure skating while pursuing their academic studies. The program honors qualified graduates for their achievements during high school through the presentation of a certificate to the skater during a school function or recognition opportunity.
There are four level designations awarded within the program: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Individuals receive awards based on their highest skating achievement (test or competition) during high school as noted on their application.
High School Skating Team Interest 3/17
Hello High School Skaters! Are you interested in learning about what skating for an area high school team means? USFSA is hosting a zoom teleconference call to learn more about what it takes to participate in an area high school team and the types of competitions that might occur. This is a fun way to skate with other high school aged skaters in our region. We already have a parent coordinator, a team coach and interested student leaders. This does not take the place of your current coach but is a chance to skate at High School area and National competitions.
The zoom meeting will occur on 3/17 at 7:00 pm. Please email DCAreaHighSchoolSkaters@gmail.com for the zoom link. Come listen to the information and learn more.
Honor and John Johnson Collegiate Scholarship 4/9
Are you a Class of 2021 senior planning to attend college this Fall? Are you a primary club member who has been a member of SCNV the past three years? Were you on a team with either National Blades and/or Virginia Ice Theatre during the last three years? One of the benefits of club membership for seniors is the collegiate scholarship.
Please see the HJJ Collegiate Scholarship web page for program eligibility and complete details. Click here for the online application. Deadline is April 9, 2021. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Meeting 5/16
The club’s annual membership meeting is scheduled for 5/16 at 7:00 PM via teleconference only (zoom). Link to follow with agenda and reports prior to meeting date. All prior and current season adult members and parent/guardians of junior members are welcome to join the call. Per our bylaws, only current 2020-21 members are eligible to vote on the slate of nominees for election to the board of directors, along with other annual meeting business. More information is found on the Annual Meeting and Elections page. Any open petition to join the board are due 4/1. Please contact email@example.com for details.
Questions? Please contact our club president (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cardinal Classic 6/4 – 6/6
Registration for Cardinal Classic competition is now open through 4/23! See the Cardinal Classic page under Events for more information.
T-Shirt Design Opportunity
Do we have an artist in the rink? The LOC is looking for a t-shirt design for the Cardinal Classic. If interested in submitting a design, contact email@example.com.
Do you own a business and want to sponsor the Cardinal Classic and promote your brand? Do you want to make a personal contribution to support our skaters?
- Official Competition Sponsor – $1500
- Awards Sponsor – $750
- Friends of the Cardinal Classic – $100
- Officials Hospitality Fund – $25 to $50
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Club Ice News
Are you a skater looking for extra practice ice with smaller crowds? Consider Club Ice on either/both Sunday mornings or Monday evenings. As a reminder, the remaining Spring 2021 Club Ice dates for Freestyle (FS) and Solo Pattern Dance (SPD) are:
- Sundays FS: 3/21, 5/9, 5/23 and 6/6
- Mondays SPD+FS: 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 6/7 and 6/14
Questions? Please contact email@example.com
Did you know?!
Five members of the Skating Club of Northern Virginia have been named by U.S. Figure Skating as 2021 Get Up Champions.
The Get Up campaign was launched in 2017 to recognize the grit, passion and perseverance needed to Get Up in the rink and in life. Members may nominate themselves or fellow skaters.
All nominees will be honored in a future issue of SKATING magazine, and select nominees will be chosen as Get Up Ambassadors for the 2021-22 membership year.
The SCNV Champions are:
- Adriana DeSanctis
- Theo Glowasky
- Dezirae Rebelo
- Janice “Icey” Sheaff*
- Ariana Zelnio
* Sheaff was a Get Up champion and ambassador for 2020-21.
SCNV Important Dates/Reminders
3/15: Graduating Seniors Program Deadline
3/17: High School Skating Team Interest
4/9: HJJ Collegiate Scholarship Deadline
4/11: Test Session at PWIC
5/16: Test Session at FIA
5/16: Annual Meeting
6/4-5: Cardinal Classic at PWIC
6/13: Test Session at FIA