This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • National Blades Synchro Skating News!
  • Upcoming Event for Adult Skaters: Skate & Sip – 10/22
  • Get the Balance Right (on Club Ice)
  • Did you know?!

National Blades Synchro Skating News!
Did you know? — The National Blades has a new Open Adult Synchro team. Come out and join the fun. Skaters must be 18 years of age or older and be able to skate forward, backward and do crossovers and all basic turns. We practice Sundays from 6-7:40 pm at the Prince William Ice Center. Please contact Head Coach Teresa Yuengert at if you are interested in participating.

Also, our National Blades Synchro teams will perform in our annual Holiday Show on Dec 11, 2022 from 1-4 pm at the Prince William Ice Center. There will be solo performances as well as performances by each team. We will be having a basket raffle fundraiser and holiday bake sale at the show to raise money for ice time and competition fees. Please join us for a fun and entertaining afternoon. Admission fee is a non-perishable food item for our local food pantry.

Upcoming Event for Adult Skaters: Skate & Sip – 10/22
The SCNV Adult Committee is starting a series of extremely informal meet ups for adult skaters – Skate & Sip! Register to attend one of the three freestyle sessions scheduled Sunday morning at SkateQuest in Reston, and just look for an adult skater in a SCNV Jacket! Again, this is extremely informal, and it isn’t officially organized through the rink (yet), since we don’t know how many would be able to attend.

After skating, the group will head up the road to Lake Anne Coffee House & Wine Bar for a few snacks, maybe a coffee and a chat about adult skating! If you have questions, you can reach out to

Get the Balance Right (on Club Ice)
Looking for a time to record your Virtual Ice test? How about club ice? Members pay $18 to drop-in anytime (and non-members limited to 3 times) with the following schedule:

  • Sunday Freestyle sessions (40 minutes) at 11:20am to 12:00pm
  • Monday Freestyle sessions (40 minutes) at 8:05pm to 8:45pm
  • Monday Solo Pattern Dance sessions (New! 2 classes of 20 minutes each) at 7:25pm to 8:05pm

Details found at our Club Ice web page. Skaters must be a club associate or secondary member to apply.

Although we’ll still have Monday Club ice on 10/31, subscribers are welcome to take time off to enjoy trick-or-treating that night. See you at a make-up session!

Did You Know?!
Synchronized skating offers athletes the chance to compete with a team and learn the value of teamwork and camaraderie. Formed in 1956 by Dr. Richard Porter, the sport was known as “precision skating” for the intricate moves skaters perform on the ice together. U.S. Figure Skating held the first U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in 1984 and the first World Synchronized Skating Championships in 2000. Today, there are about 600 registered synchronized teams in the United States. (USFSA website)

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