This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

Social Media Reminder

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!!! Thanks to all who were at the End of Summer picnic celebration at Lake Accotink.

US Figure Skating Graduating Seniors Program News – 9/1

The 2024 application for Graduating Seniors Award 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.

Club Ice Registration Begins! – 9/10 and 9/11

Registration signup and Entryeeze payments are now available for the 2023-24 season! Schedule is posted at the club bulletin board across the skate rental counter. Members welcome to drop in anytime with the following schedule:

  • Sunday Freestyle sessions (now 50 minutes) at 11:10am to 12:00pm
  • Monday Freestyle sessions (60 minutes) at 8:05pm to 9:05pm
  • Monday Solo Pattern Dance sessions (2 classes of 20 minutes each) at 7:25pm to 8:05pm

See our Club Ice web page for details. Skaters must be a club associate or secondary member to apply.

Questions/comments? Please contact

Adult Skating Social – 9/16

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)

REGISTER HERE (closes 9/10 at 12 noon CST)

First committee social event is 9/16 at Medstar Capital Iceplex with the theme on “Have You Thought of Competing?”. 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)

Jr. Board Meeting – 9/17

Our first meeting is set for Sunday, 9/17 at FIA. Please join the “GroupMe” chat for instant news and the latest from the Junior Board (JB). Agenda includes Spiritwear,
Buddy Program, and the Halloween and Holiday parties.

Questions/comments? Please contact for assistance.

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

USFS Online Store “Edge” Now Open

The wait is over! The greatly anticipated reopening of the official U.S. Figure Skating merchandise store is here! The Edge has been completely redesigned to provide you with a seamless shopping experience. Complete with hundreds of new products, including a redesigned Gold Medalist Jacket, we’re thrilled to unveil The Edge. Visit the brand new store today! Check out the new Gold Medalist jackets here.

Competitor News

Best of luck to our skaters competing at the upcoming following events:
Middle Atlantics NQS – September 7-10

  • Christina Romonoski-Dao – Novice Women Combined
  • Alan Fu – Novice Men Combined
  • Brielle Beyer – Juvenile Girls FS
  • Meghan Hill – Novice Women Combined
  • Edward Zhou – Novice Men Combined
  • Jesse Rafael – Juvenile Boys FS
  • Cory Haynos – Intermediate Men Combined

Middle Atlantics Non-NQS – September 7-10

  • Eloise Herzfeld – Excel Intermediate Plus Women Free Skate
  • Marin Katsarelis – Preliminary Girls Free Skate
  • Kailea Bejarano – Excel Pre-Preliminary Girls Free Skate
  • Allegra Crincoli – Excel Pre-Preliminary Girls Free Skate

Colorado Springs Invitational – September 8-10

  • Eleanor Hawks – Free Skate (IJS), No Test
  • Riley Obar – Free Skate (IJS), Excel Preliminary Plus
  • Grace Swihart – Free Skate (IJS), Pre-Preliminary
Did You Know?!

Below is information on local dance programs that may benefit your young skater (both unaffiliated with our club):

The St. James (TSJ) is starting a weekly figure-skater focused ballet class on Saturday 1pm – 2pm, beginning September 9th. This class runs for 10 months and will be taught by their Director of Dance, Laveen Naidu. Ages 7-13 are welcome. If your skater is over the age of 11, please contact Laveen and he will register you (see email below). Beginner through Intermediate ballet experience is welcome. The class is titled “Beginner/Advanced Beginner Ballet Program”, however Laveen will make this class focused on figure skater needs as long as a handful of skaters register. This includes body lines, arm position, core, posture, upper body strength and flexibility. The class will not be larger than 12 students. Online Discount Code: STJDance2 provides 15% (contact Laveen Naidu to confirm/questions during registration). Your local organizer is Carrie Markels.

A budget-friendly and casual option is Axial Dance which offers contemporary, ballet, tap, hip-hop and more at the Burke Club in Burke, VA. Please contact Laura Wren for more details on group or private lessons and workshops with Fall/Spring sessions with dance recitals included.

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