This Week in SCNV

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Stars and Stripes Synchro Invitational – 11/4

Our Club Synchro competition, The Stars and Stripes Synchro Invitational (SASSI) is November 4th, 2023, from 8:00AM to 8:00PM at the Prince William Ice Center (PWIC). We are in need of volunteers from the SCNV to help in some crucial areas. Please consider volunteering for one of the jobs listed in our Sign up Genius. Here is the link:
Stars & Stripes Synchro Invitational 2023 – Sign up Genius.

Please review the available volunteer slots below and click on the button to sign up. We are asking each family to choose at least two time slots to help make our competition a success! Please make sure that your time slot does not overlap with your skater’s performance time. All volunteer slots are for ages 16/Junior in high school and up, unless noted or accompanied by an adult volunteer. Thank you!

Your volunteer hours will be logged and you may use them toward membership discounts for your 2024 SCNV membership. Thank you in advance for your help!

Teresa Yuengert, Head Coach National Blades, Co-Chair SASSI

Adult Stroking Seminar – 11/5

Spots are quickly filling for the Adult Stroking Seminar on November 5th at Prince William Ice Center (PWIC). This half day event will include a 40 minute stroking class, an off-ice ballet class, a 40-minute practice ice, and a skater education session with a USFS Judge about skating and competing in the IJS as an adult. You can register now here!

While there is no test requirement, skaters should be age eligible for the adult test track, and comfortably be able to skate using forward and backward crossovers. Reach out to if you have questions about the seminar.

Coaches Appreciation – 11/11

To all our SCNV coaches, we have an appreciation event by invitation only set for 11/11 at Paradise Springs Winery. Please RSVP directly to by 11/8.

Jr. Board News
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive – Items can be dropped off at FIA from 10/23 to 11/11. For 35 years, FACETS has acted as one of the largest social safety nets for our most vulnerable and marginalized neighbors. Here are some quick facts on homelessness, hunger and poverty in Fairfax County:
      • On any given night, 1,200 of our neighbors, including children, are experiencing homelessness.
      • 41% of families with children experience food insecurity.
      • 1 in 14 children live in poverty.

    For more information about FACETS, visit their website at “”. In the spirit of giving, please consider donating to a great cause. Look for our box near the FIA cafe. List of items is attached.

  • Bake Sale – during Fairfax Ice Arena Christmas show on December 15th and December 16th.
  • Holiday Party – Evite invitations were sent out. Space is limited to 120 guests, so please sign up now. Please contact for any questions.
  • Spiritwear – the club webstore will open in November for ordering!
Club Ice News

Plenty of spots and prorated pricing available especially on our Monday nights Freestyle sessions. Contact for availability. The latest schedule is on our website calendar, and posted at the club bulletin board across the skate rental counter. Members (ISI FS2+ or age 18+ years) welcome to drop in anytime with the following schedule:

  • Sunday Freestyle sessions (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.

Competitor News

Best of luck to our skaters that will compete at the following events:
Eastern Sectional Singles Final – November 3-5

  • Kimmie Nguyen – Senior Women
  • Emily Conant – Novice Women
  • Alan Fu – Novice Men
  • Edward Zhou – Novice Men
  • Cory Haynos – Intermediate Men
  • Brielle Beyer – Juvenile Girls
  • Jesse Rafael – Juvenile Boys

Horsetooth Open – November 3-5

  • Genevieve Kim – Novice Women Excel
  • Alexis Adelstein – Junior Women
  • Sydney Dondes – Intermediate Women

South Florida Sunshine Classic – November 10-12

  • Andrea Boicu – Juvenile Women Excel
  • Olivia Smith – Novice Women Excel
  • Elizabeth Chuang – Senior Women Excel

Autumn Skate 2023 – November 17

  • Sherry Naree Wester – Preliminary

Midwestern Sectional Singles/US Ice Dance Final – November 14-19

  • Matthew Sperry and partner Kristina Bland – Junior Dance

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