This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • My Skating Story Deadline – 11/30
  • Adult Skate & Sip in DC – 12/4
  • Club Holiday Party – 12/11
  • Skatewear Consignment Sale – 1/29
  • Cardinal Classic News
  • National Blades Synchro Skating News
  • Hard Habit to Break (on Club Ice)
  • Did you know?!

MY SKATING STORY Deadline – 11/30
Last call! Please submit one picture, on or off ice, with your skating story (When you start skating, Why you love skating, memorable moments, favorite skater, your skate buddy, story with your coach, competition, show, etc.). Your story will be feature on our social media in the month of December. Last day to submit your story is November 30. Please email your story to

Adult Skate & Sip @ D.C. Sculpture Garden – 12/4
Please join us for our December holiday edition of our Skate & Sip events! We will be skating on 12/4 at the Hirshhorn Museum/ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink in D.C. Please see the attached flyer, and please RSVP at our SignUp Genius here! Please be sure to include your name and phone number in the optional public comment box so we can text you day-of to coordinate a meet up spot!
Tickets are $12, and include 2-45 minute sessions with a 15 min. break in between. We don’t see an option to buy tickets in advance, so let’s meet and purchase them there. Please come and join us/leave as you need.

We will also be grabbing hot chocolate, coffee, etc. at the adjacent Pavilion Cafe! Any questions? Please email:

Club Holiday Party – 12/11
Last chance! RSVP by 12/1. Click Evite here. Please join us to celebrate the holidays on Sunday, December 11th from 1:30-4:30 PM at Mantua Swim and Tennis Club – 9330 Pentland PL, Fairfax, VA 22031.

Skatewear Consignment Sale – 1/29
Looking to find a competition dress at a good price? Want to recycle outgrown practice wear? SCNV is organizing a used skatewear sale. Here’s your chance to clean out your skating section of your closet. Decide the price, fill out the consignment sales form. Items will be collected now at select times at FIA and PWIC until January 16th, 2023.

SCNV will collect a consignment fee of 20% on each sale as part of its fundraising drive. The sale will take place on January 29th, 2023 at Fairfax Ice Arena during the 1/29 test session at FIA. Questions? Please contact: Melissa at, Jenn at, or Natalie

Cardinal Classic News
US Figure Skating has a new requirement that competitions submit a medical plan and provide onsite medical personnel during Series competitions. We are conducting a survey of resources we have among Club members and parents. If you are a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nurse, chiropractor, physical therapist, athletic trainer or massage therapist, could you please send Melissa a note at

At this point, we are building a list of contacts but are hoping to identify a body of medical support volunteers willing to volunteer for several hours during the Cardinal Classic, June 2-4, 2023. We are also looking for one individual to lead the Medical Committee on the LOC (the Club committee which leads planning for the competition).

National Blades Synchro Skating News
Our National Blades Synchro teams will perform in our annual Holiday Show on December 11th from 1-4 pm at the Prince William Ice Center. Please join us for a fun and entertaining afternoon. Admission fee is a non-perishable food item for our local food pantry.

Hard Habit to Break (on Club Ice)
Practice makes perfect which takes a lot of getting used to, so why not 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 (2 classes each 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.

Coach Elizabeth leads the remaining SPD classes this year on 12/5 and 12/12. 2023 classes resume on 1/9.

Did You Know?!
Calling all adult skaters! WFSC is excited to share that registration is open for the 2023 New Year’s Invitational, hosted by Washington FSC February 4th and 5th, 2023 at Prince William Ice Center in Woodbridge, VA. The event is sanctioned by US Figure Skating and Skate Canada, offering events in Adult Free Skate Bronze – Masters Junior / Senior (all IJS), Compete USA, Showcase, and specialty and team events. Link to register. We hope to see you there!