This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Jr. Board Officer Elections – 8/14
  • 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
  • US Figure Skating Graduating Seniors Program News – 9/1
  • Stars and Stripes Synchro Invitational – 11/4 to 11/5
  • Adult Skating News
  • Club Ice News
  • Testing News

Jr. Board Officer Elections – 8/14
We will be holding our incoming Jr. Board executive officer elections on Monday, August 14, 2023 at Fairfax Ice Arena. We understand everyone’s schedule is different, and want to make sure we have the best time available to conduct this 1-hour meeting where the most people can attend.

Please fill out THIS FORM no later than Saturday, August 12th at 11:59pm, indicating what time works best for you. Questions? Please contact or

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
It’s time for our End of Summer celebration! Please join us at SCNV, “Back to School” Picnic on Sunday, August 27th.

Location: LAKE ACCOTINK MCLAREN-SARGENT SHELTER 5660 Heming Ave. Springfield, VA 22151
Time: 12-3pm

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 23rd and sign up to volunteer at Sign-up Genius. Let us know of allergy and dietary concerns. Can grill what you bring too!

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.

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.

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

Adult Skating News
Attention all adult athletes! The 2023 ISU North American International Adult Competition is just around the corner! Don’t miss your chance to compete against other top athletes in your category. Registration opens tomorrow, August 13th at 12 pm CST USA. This is your chance to show off your skills and compete at the highest level. Register tomorrow and secure your spot in this prestigious competition! (Held at Ford Ice Center in Bellevue, TN from October 17 to 22, 2023 and also at Oberstdorf, Germany in May 2024)


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.

Questions/comments? Please contact

Testing News
Book your test dates for this season! Our draft club testing and Adult/Singles critique schedule is posted here (and expected to be finalized with both PWIC and FIA by next month).

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