This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Dinh Pham & The Good Life Team – Official Sponsor
  • Commonwealth Games Deadline – 5/1
  • Blades of Summer 2022 Compete USA Deadline – 5/6
  • Club Annual Meeting – 5/22
  • Club Annual Banquet – 6/12
  • Club Family Picnic – 8/21
  • Club Ice News
  • Did you know?!

Dinh Pham & The Good Life Team – Official Sponsor
SCNV thanks our newest official sponsor, Dinh Pham & The Good Life Team! If you’re looking to buy or sell a new home in the DC/MD/VA are, please consider The Good Life Team.

Commonwealth Games Deadline – 5/1
The Commonwealth Games of Virginia U.S. Figure Skating Competition is open for registration. The Competition will be held June 18-19 at Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex, 416 Stephanie Way, Chesapeake, Va 23320 (there will be a USFS Test Session on Friday, June 17th – test session information available on EntryEeze under Tidewater Figure Skating Club).

This competition, sanctioned by US Figure Skating and Learn to Skate USA, is open to residents of Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC and West Virginia. Events for Compete USA, Excel, Well-Balanced and Adults will be offered! IJS Events will be held for Excel Pre-Preliminary and above and No-Test and above. Registration deadline May 1, 2022.

To register and for more information, please use the link below.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Hannah Gubanc, Competition Director, at or Jill Stewart, Skating Director at We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Commonwealth Games!

Blades of Summer 2022 Compete USA Deadline – 5/6
Prince William Ice Center (PWIC) is happy to announce our annual Blades of Summer 2022 Compete USA Competition at PWICr in Woodbridge, Virginia to be held on Sunday, June 5, 2022 – 9:00am – 6:00pm.

Registration is online only:

Blades Of Summer 2022 registration deadline: May 6, 2022.

Skaters can also access information/ competition announcement on PWIC website:

If you have any question please email:

SAVE THE DATE — Club Annual Meeting – 5/22
Our club Annual Meeting will be held via teleconference (zoom) on Sunday, 5/22. Please see our Annual Meeting and Elections web page for details, including re-election of our three current board members.

Questions? Please contact for details.

SAVE THE DATE — Club Annual Banquet – 6/12
Hurray! School is out! Please SAVE THE DATE on Sunday, 6/12 for our club Annual Banquet! We will celebrate in person at Mantua Swim & Tennis Club (neighborhood behind FIA). Questions? Interested in helping out? Please contact

SAVE THE DATE — Club Family Picnic – 8/21
Last day to party before school begins! Please SAVE THE DATE on Sunday, 8/21 for our club Family Picnic! Let’s celebrate the end of summer at Lake Accotink McLaren-Sargent Shelter (last year’s Annual Banquet outdoor venue). Questions? Interested in helping out? Please contact

Club Ice News
Please join us on Sunday mornings (3 left!) and Monday evenings (5 left!) for discounted Freestyle and coach led Solo Pattern Dance class at FIA. Our club ice schedule is posted on our live club calendar (see here).

Questions? Please contact

Did You Know?!
At the 2018 Olympics, the Russians (Women’s Figure Skating) relied on triple-triple jump combinations in the second half of their programs (for the 10 percent jump bonus given in the second half) to win the gold medal. For years, they have tailored the way they teach jumps to young skaters, Tara Lipinski (an Olympic champion and figure skating analyst for NBC) said, so they have the fundamentals to master a quad.

Those skaters implement a tweak here and a tweak there to their technique so that by the time they are ready to try a quad, all the components are in place for it: takeoff speed, height, tight body position as they rotate and quickness in rotating the body as soon as the feet leave the ice.

This must be done: The quad is now a part of women’s skating.
(NY Times, 2/16/2022)

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