This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Jr Board Spirit Week – 3/27
  • HJJ Collegiate Scholarship Deadline – 4/7
  • Competitor Parent IJS Seminar – 4/12
  • National Qualifying Series (NQS) Orientation – 4/18
  • Cardinal Classic Deadline – 4/21
  • Save the Date! SCNV Annual Award Banquet – 6/11
  • Club Ice News
  • Did you Know?!

Jr Board Spirit Week – 3/27
SCNV Junior Board is hosting a Spirit Week beginning 3/27. Please send your pictures to both and to post on our digital media forums.

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 (less than 2 weeks away).

Competitor Parent IJS Seminar – 4/12
SCNV will be hosting a Competitor Parent IJS Seminar for Club members on how to understand their IJS scores. Club President and Singles/Pairs Competition Judge Cheryl Litman will discuss how the International Judging System (IJS) is used at USFS competitions and hold a Q&A section, so bring your questions!

The IJS Seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 12th via Zoom. Please contact for the Zoom teleconference link.

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.

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.

And 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.

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 the 2022-2023 season to for our slide video. Deadline is May 31, 2023 at 11.59 pm (EST)!!! Pictures or videos sent after the deadline will not be included in our video presentation!!!

Club Ice News
For Sunday Freestyle Ice, a kind reminder that there are only three (3) dates left: 3/26, 5/14 and 5/21. All members can pay $18 to drop-in anytime (non-members limited to 3 times) at either Sunday or Monday Freestyle or coach led sessions. Details found on our Club Ice web page.

For next season, we request your feedback on how we can improve Club Ice! Please send your comments to Meanwhile, here are answers to popular questions received over the years:

  • Why doesn’t Club Ice have better/convenient times? Answer: Ice rinks sell ice time based on availability/pricing. We compete with other programs (i.e. group lessons, hockey leagues, day camps, etc.) which generate higher revenue. Having more club ice skaters will help.
  • Can the club offer Club Ice elsewhere? Answer: Yes! But our home rink coaches have teaching restrictions, and we need enough skaters (i.e. 10 or more) to make this happen.
  • Can Club Ice offer more programming? Answer: Yes! We’ll continue Ice Dance, but tell us if you want coach led classes on stroking, edgework, jumps, choreography, off-ice and more!

Did You Know?!
Show Off Your Accomplishment
Registered for an upcoming test session, or have you passed a USFS test recently? Commemorate your achievement by purchasing a badge! All Freeskate and Moves in the Field test badges are available for purchase from SCNV at $4 each. Cash or Venmo accepted. Contact Jenn at to request yours today. (As a membership benefit, Club Ice subscribers receive test badges at no cost!)

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