This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Competitor Parent Education Seminar – 3/21
  • National Blades Try-It Sessions – 3/25
  • HJJ Collegiate Scholarship Deadline – 4/7
  • National Qualifying Series (NQS) Orientation – 4/18
  • Cardinal Classic Deadline – 4/21
  • Save the Date! SCNV Annual Award Banquet – 6/11
  • Nominating Committee – Get Involved!
  • Reminder! Update your USFSA Profile for Competition Season
  • Club Ice News
  • Did you Know?!

Competitor Parent Education Seminar – 3/21
SCNV will be hosting a Competitor Parent Education Seminar for Club members on preparing for competitions. Competition Chair Melissa Mahle will present practical information for parents of skaters who are new to competitions and parents who would like a better understanding of the differences between types of events – well balanced verses Excel, for example. We’ll discuss some do’s and don’ts, and tactics on how to manage competition anxiety and encourage good sportsmanship. We will have a Q&A section, so bring your questions! The Parent Education Seminar will be held on Tuesday March 21st 8:00pm via Zoom. Please contact for the Zoom teleconference link.

National Blades Try-It Sessions – 3/25
One Saturday left! National Blades have synchronized skating teams try-it sessions at Haymarket Iceplex on Saturday, 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.

HJJ Collegiate Scholarship Deadline – 4/7
To our graduating High School Class of 2023, SCNV offers the Honor and John Johnson Collegiate Scholarships, and we encourage you to apply now. Deadline is 4/7.

National Qualifying Series (NQS) Orientation – 4/18
Registration for the 2023-24 National Qualifying Series will open in May. Preliminary information can be found here.

If you’re interested in competing, please join U.S. Figure Skating on Tuesday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET to discuss registration details and review the National Qualifying Series athlete and coach series handbook. Interested participants can pre-register for the call here.

Cardinal Classic Deadline – 4/21
SCNV will be hosting the annual Cardinal Classic Competition on Friday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 4th, 2023 at Prince William Ice Center in Woodbridge, Virginia. This is a 3-day event that includes Singles, Showcase, Compete USA, and Theater on Ice events. Cardinal Classic registration deadline is 4/21.

To make this event successful, WE cannot do it without YOUR support! It takes many hands to make this event run smoothly. We encourage you to get involved, have fun, and learn more about our annual competition while watching some fantastic skating throughout the day.

Please review the available jobs here, and indicate your interest by selecting one or more jobs. Once the competition schedule is released, shifts selection will be opened for sign up.

Want to support the Cardinal Classic? Join the “Friends of the Cardinal Classic” with your tax-deductible donation of $100 here.

Celebrate your skaters by sending a “Good Luck” message, to be printed in the Cardinal Classic program. Or make a bigger splash with a half page or full page ad. Click here for more information and deadlines.

Save the Date! SCNV Annual Award Banquet – 6/11
SCNV Annual Award Banquet: Sunday, June 11th at 4 to 8 pm. Please book your calendar now as we get together and celebrate the end of the season.

Please send your pictures or videos (practice, off ice, test, competitions, with your friends, with your coaches) from 2022-2023 season to for our slide video. Deadline May 31,2023 at 11.59 pm!!! (EST) Pictures or videos sent after the deadline will not be included in our video presentation!!!

Nominating Committee – Get Involved!
Want to make a difference with your/your skater’s club? Looking to learn new or broaden your job skills as an active volunteer? Each year the Nominating Committee searches for leaders from our primary home membership to continue our mission of supporting skaters of all levels, and offering a warm and friendly atmosphere for skaters and their families.

In addition to having a positive attitude and being a team player, highly desired skills include retail/spiritwear, small business management/accounting, social media, digital technology, illustration/graphic design, photography, social event planning, fundraising, officiating and more! Please contact to learn more.

Reminder! Update your USFSA Profile for Competition Season
Registering for competitions this spring? You’ll need to sign waivers and add an emergency medical contact. Watch this video to learn how to update your profile: Youtube Training video. Any questions? Contact Jenn Rafael at

Club Ice News
For Sunday Freestyle Ice, a kind reminder that there are only four (4) dates left: 3/19, 3/26, 5/14 and 5/21. Coach Elizabeth continues the Monday Solo Pattern Dance class For March. 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 are expected to follow the Club Ice Etiquette to maintain fairness and safety for all our skaters. Details found on our Club Ice web page.

Did You Know?!
Shout out to our young skaters competing at the 2023 Morris Open hosted by the Skating Club of Morris in Morristown NJ from 3/24 to 3/26!

  • Riley Obar – Preliminary Plus Excel
  • Tatiana Loos – Preliminary FS
  • Eleanor Hawks – Pre-Preliminary Excel
  • Katie Hill – Intermediate Solo Dance
  • Emma Goldsmith – Open Juvenile FS
  • Izelle Velasquez – Beginner Girls Excel
  • Maraki Mathewos – Preliminary Girls FS

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