This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Jr. Board Spirit Week!
  • Club Jacket Deadline – 8/18
  • Club Summer Picnic – 8/27
  • Capitol Skaters HS Team Interest Meeting – 8/31
  • US Figure Skating Scholarships Deadline – 8/31
  • Stars and Stripes Synchro Invitational – 11/4 to 11/5
  • US Figure Skating Graduating Seniors Program News – 9/1
  • Adult Skating News
  • Club Ice News
  • Did you Know?!

Jr. Board Spirit Week!
Hey skaters! Spirit Week starts this Monday, 8/7. See flyer below:

Jr. Board Elections (2023-2024) – Also, the current Junior Board will be holding their 2023-2024 Jr. Board officer elections on August 13th at Fairfax Ice Arena (time TBD in the evening). Also, our Jr. Board T-shirts are on order, so please check back for the tie-dye event soon!

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

Capitol Skaters HS Team Interest Meeting – 8/31
Are you a high school skater and interested in joining one of the many area students who are part of the USFSA high school skating program? Capitol Skaters is an area team that welcomes participation by all levels of skaters and competes regionally and virtually. This fun opportunity is meant to foster camaraderie in our sport and represent the capital area in regional, sectional and national competitions. Please join us for an informational zoom meeting on August 31st at 8:00 pm – please email for zoom details and to hear from our team captains and parent organizers.

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

US Figure Skating Graduating Seniors Program News – 9/1
The Graduating Seniors Award is back! The 2024 application will open on September 1, 2023, for all high school skaters who are graduating in the spring of 2024.

You can access the application here. This application link is also posted on the Graduating Seniors page on Members Only.

The award criteria has been updated this year, so please read the new criteria before submitting. The criteria and other information regarding the Graduating Senior Award can be found here. This resource can also be found in the application for you to reference as needed.

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)

Club Ice News
We’re working on the 2023-2024 season schedule, and will be released soon! Based on our current demand, club ice will continue at Fairfax Ice Arena with a new 50 minute Freestyle session on Sunday mornings, plus a new 60 minute Freestyle session on Monday evenings. A coach led Solo Pattern Dance with the occasional power edge/stroking classes will be held Monday evenings as well.

In response to the recent club survey, club ice is offered to all skaters (ISI Level 2 or Adult) regardless of membership. In the past, club ice was offered at PWIC but was cancelled due to very low skater participation. Please note that coaches, skaters, parents etc. drive club ice scheduling, so if we have a crowd, then we can have more club ice. Questions/comments? Please contact

Did You Know?!
The club is working on a new club mission/vision statements to be shared soon. Meanwhile, please refer to the US Figure Skating resource page on “Who We Are” which shares its statement on mission, vision, core values plus DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion).

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