This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Jr. Board – Outdoor Skating Party 2/19
  • Used Skatewear Sale now online!
  • National Blades Try-It Sessions – 3/4 to 3/25
  • Test Session Critique – 4/15
  • Cardinal Classic News
  • Club Ice News
  • Did you know?!

Jr. Board – Outdoor Skating Party 2/19
To celebrate your Valentine this year, we will have an outdoor skating party on 2/19 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM at the Harris Pavilion at 9201 Center St. Manassas, VA 20110. Please bring a dessert/snack and order your own ticket online.

Plans are set for a spirit week and a fundraiser in the near future. Questions? Please contact Alexandra at

Used Skatewear Sale now online!
Looking to save money on competition/test outfits? Check out our merchandise flyer for items still available. Feel free to forward the link to skating friends who are not members of SCNV. See flyer for details.

National Blades Try-It Sessions – 3/4 to 3/25
National Blades have synchronized skating teams try-it sessions at Haymarket Iceplex on Saturdays, 3/4 to 3/25 from 9:00 to 9:50 AM. Skill ranges from Basic 3 to Pre-Freestyle levels for ages 6 to 17 years old. Registration opens 1/15 at Contact for details.

Test Session Critique – 4/15
In support of our skaters as they prepare for their 2023-24 competition season, SCNV is excited to offer our second annual free skate critique session on April 15th at Prince William Ice Center. This event is free to all members. Registration deadline is 3/31.

Each skater will have the opportunity to skate his/her program and be critiqued by one of our US Figure Skating judges as well as one of our US Figure Skating technical panel official if appropriate. It is our hope that this will provide our skaters an opportunity to get valuable feedback about their new programs.

We will make sure that each skater will get an opportunity for this important event. Coaches, please email if your skaters are unable to register.

Cardinal Classic News
Hello Business Owners! The Cardinal Classic 2023 is looking for sponsors. Please support our skaters by sponsoring the Club competition.

  • Official Competition Sponsor $1500
    • All competition materials will prominently display the corporate sponsor’s name
    • Promotional opportunities during the competition
    • Post competition promotional opportunities
    • Invitation to the Officials Dinner
  • Awards Sponsor $750 – Thank you Thuthuy Huynh and the Good Life Team!!
  • Hospitality Sponsor $500
    • Sponsor of the Officials & Coach Hospitality Room
    • Promotional opportunities during the competition
  • Friends of the Cardinal Classic $100
    • Promotional item in the Goody Bags

Club Ice News
Just a kind reminder there is no Sunday FS on 2/19 due to the President’s Day holiday. All members can pay $18 to drop-in anytime (non-members limited to 3 times) at either Freestyle or coach led sessions. For Freestyle sessions, skaters expected at ISI FS2 level or higher.

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

Did You Know?!
There are five different disciplines in which skaters test. Moves in the field is a basic skating skills progression. Each test level has several set patterns of turns, edges, spirals and steps that get progressively more difficult. Free skating and pairs tests require skaters to perform a program with jumps, spins and step sequences. In order to test a specific level of free skating or pairs test, skaters must first pass the corresponding moves in the field test.

The ice dance and solo dance structures require skaters to perform three to four set pattern dances per level. The free dance and solo free dance tracks require a skater to perform a free dance to test up a level.

There are specific levels designated for adults age 21 and older, but adults may also choose to test and compete at standard levels.

On average, it takes skaters six years to pass their senior moves in the field test and eight years to pass the senior freestyle test. While this timeline varies with each skater, every test passed is another accomplishment and something to be celebrated. (source US Figure Skating)

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