This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Competitor News
  • Club Committee Survey Deadline – 7/31
  • Scholar Awards Deadline – 8/1
  • Club Jacket Deadline – 8/18
  • Club Summer Picnic – 8/27
  • US Figure Skating Scholarships Deadline – 8/31
  • Stars and Stripes Synchro Invitational – 11/4 to 11/5
  • Jr. Board News
  • Adult Skating News
  • Did you Know?!

Competitor News
Best of luck to our skaters competing (or have competed) at the upcoming following events:

Charleston Open NQS – July 27

  • Darya Streke – Junior Women Combined
  • Carina Salsberry – Novice Women Combined

Glacier Falls Summer Classic July 26-30

  • Julia Velculescu – Junior Women
  • Sofia Velculescu – Junior Women

U.S. Collegiate Championships – August 3-4

  • Julia Velculescu – Junior Women
  • Sofia Velculescu – Junior Women
  • Sydney Dondes – Novice Excel

Club Committee Survey Deadline – 7/31
Our club member/skater satisfaction survey closes this Monday, 7/31. Your feedback/experience is important to us! Please let us know how we’re doing, and share what you think HERE.

Scholar Awards Deadline – 8/1
For our member skaters that have completed 7th grade and up, it’s time to recognize your academic achievements with our annual Scholar Awards to be held at our summer picnic. Click HERE for our online application, and upload your PDF copy of your skater’s report card with computed GPA. Hard deadline is 8/1. Questions? Please contact for assistance.

Club Jacket Order Deadline – 8/18
Online jacket sales have ended. You may contact Jenn Rafael at for any questions on your order or to inquire whether you may still place an order.

Club Summer Picnic – 8/27
Come celebrate at our annual BBQ picnic at Lake Accotink McLaren Sargent Shelter on 8/27! Open to our club members and their families. Along with the BBQ, we’ll have games and presentation of our Scholar Awards. Questions? Please contact, or

US Figure Skating Scholarships Deadline – 8/31
Are You eligible to receive funding for the 2023-24 competitive skating season? U.S. Figure Skating will distribute more than $750,000 in the upcoming year to qualified athletes.

Click HERE for a listing of scholarships and funding opportunities for U.S. Figure Skating athletes. Please note, all scholarship applications MUST be submitted digitally.

Stars and Stripes Synchro Invitational – 11/4 to 11/5
The National Blades team will be hosting our premier synchro invitational competition at PWIC. More details to come! Questions?, Please contact head coach Teresa Yuengert at

Jr. Board News
Events – The Junior Board is wrapping up this season with some fun events! Look forward to information on a SCNV club-wide Spirit Week coming in early August!

Jr. Board Elections (2023-2024) – Also, the current Junior Board will be holding their 2023-2024 Jr. Board officer elections on August 11th, and will be hosting a information meeting on Thursday, August 3rd at Fairfax Ice Arena (time TBD in the evening) for those interested in running.
**If you are interested in running but haven’t filled out an interest form, please email Alexandra Williams at NO LATER THAN Saturday, July 29th at 5:00pm for the form and more info.**
The August 3rd meeting will be with the Jr. Board advisor, Alexandra Williams, and the current Jr. Board officers to provide background on the officer roles and answer any questions.

Adult Skating News
Fun end-of-summer events and new season (2023-2024) adult skater events are in the works, so keep an eye out for updates!

Interested in meeting other adult skaters, but not currently on our adult skater email list? Please email us at with your full name to be added, and/or any questions you might have!

Your SCNV Adult Skating Committee: Jen Kennery, Jessica O’Hara, and Alexandra Williams (emeritus)

Did You Know?!
To be featured on the club social media, please email your pictures, or short videos to Landing new jumps, working on spins or skating skills, competitions, share your achievements with us!!!