In this issue …
- Stars and Stripes Synchro Invitational – 11/4
- Adult Stroking Seminar – 11/5
- Coaches Appreciation – 11/11
- Jr. Board News
- Club Ice News
- Competitor News
Our Club Synchro competition, The Stars and Stripes Synchro Invitational (SASSI) is Saturday, November 4th, 2023, from 8:00AM to 8:00PM at the Prince William Ice Center (PWIC). Thanks to all that have stepped forward to volunteer tomorrow! We have a few remaining open spots below:
- NHL – 12:30PM to 2:30PM – Announcing (1 opening)
- NHL – 2:15PM to 4:15PM – Ready Room Monitor (1 opening)
- Olympic – 6:00PM to 8:00PM – Practice Ice Ready Rooms (1 opening)
Please consider volunteering for one of the jobs listed in our Sign up Genius via the link below: Stars & Stripes Synchro Invitational 2023 – Sign up Genius.
Your volunteer hours will be logged and you may use them toward membership discounts for your 2024 SCNV membership. Thank you again for your help!
Teresa Yuengert, Head Coach National Blades, Co-Chair SASSI
A tremendous value at $30 for adult skaters! Last reminder to join our Adult Stroking Seminar on Sunday, 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 email@example.com for questions.
To all our SCNV coaches, we have an appreciation event by invitation only planned for 11/11 at Paradise Springs Winery. Please RSVP directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11/8.
- 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 “facetscares.org”. 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 email@example.com for any questions.
- Spiritwear – the club webstore will open in November for ordering!
On 11/13, club ice welcomes Guest Coach TJ Yang for a 40 minutes session on edgework, power stroking and more! Rolling registration with prorated pricing available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. 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.
One more time! Best of luck to our skaters that will compete this month 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