This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • 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
  • Jr. Board News
  • Adult Skating News
  • Club Ice News
  • Competitor News

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. Can grill “bring-your-own” vegetarian items. Please remember to bring a dessert to share too.

Our skater Scholar Awards will be presented during this event. Current and past awardees are posted online here.

Questions? Dietary concerns? 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 is hosting our premier Stars and Stripes Synchro Invitational competition at PWIC in November. Questions?, Please contact head coach Teresa Yuengert at

Jr. Board News
Congratulations to our new Junior Board officers for the 2023-2024 season!

  • President – Michelle Chuang
  • Vice President – Emily Conant
  • Secretary – Edward Zhou
  • Social Media – Samantha Park

Questions/comments? Please contact for assistance.

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
The 2023-2024 season schedule will be released soon! At Fairfax Ice Arena, club ice will have 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

Competitor News
Best of luck to our skaters competing at the upcoming following events:
Potomac Open – August 18-20

  • Sophia Klapperich – Pre-Preliminary Girls Excel
  • Sarah Romero – Preliminary Girls FS
  • Jackson Cote – Pre-Preliminary Boys Excel
  • Olivia Oum – High Beginner Girls Excel
  • Christina Romonoski-Dao – Novice Women Combined
  • Galilea Amaya – Beginner Girls Excel
  • Jada Wong – Preliminary Girls FS
  • Carina Salsberry – Novice Women Combined
  • Lorelei Wallace – No Test Girls
  • Brielle Beyer – Juvenile Girls FS
  • Uma Antsilevich – Pre-Juvenile Girls Excel
  • Naya Canjura – Pre-Preliminary Girls FS
  • Uxue Conboy-Berraondo – Pre-Preliminary Girls FS
  • Rian Nguyen – High Beginner Girls Excel
  • Chelsea Hill – Preliminary Girls FS
  • Meghan Hill – Novice Women Combined
  • Bridget Hill – Open Juvenile Women FS
  • Grace Swihart – Pre-Preliminary Girls FS
  • Kylee Lim – High Beginner Girls Excel
  • Julia Konopelko – Pre-Preliminary Girls FS
  • Jiya Doctor – Preliminary Girls FS
  • Ani Joulfaian – No Test Girls
  • Seren Steiger – Preliminary Girls FS
  • Isabel Chaves – Pre-Preliminary Girls FS
  • Isabel Arenas – Preliminary Girls FS
  • Sofia Reynard – High Beginner Girls Excel
  • Samantha Park – Intermediate Women Excel
  • Bailey Price – Preliminary Plus Girls Excel
  • Angela Ru – Adult Bronze Women FS
  • Sarah Romero – Preliminary Girls FS
  • Eleanor Hawks – No Test Girls
  • Sherry Naree Wester – Pre-Preliminary Girls FS
  • Evelyn Sherwood – High Beginner Girls Excel
  • Riley Obar – Pre-Juvenile Girls FS
  • Darya Streke – Junior Women Combined
  • Olivia-Elysse Gallegos – Pre-Preliminary Girls FS
  • Nuria Dakake – Preliminary Plus Girls Excel

Atlanta Open – August 25

  • Emily Conant – Novice Women Combined
  • Edward Zhou – Novice Men Combined
  • Cory Haynos – Intermediate Men Combined
  • Brielle Beyer – Juvenile Girls FS

Golden West – September 1

  • Kimmie Nguyen – Senior Women Combined

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