This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Club Bingo Contest Reminder
  • Club Committees Survey 6/28
  • Annual Banquet News 8/9
  • Hershey Open 8/12-16
  • USFS Competitors Scholarships 8/31
  • Did you know?!
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

Club Bingo Contest Reminder
If you haven’t already, please send your pictures, photos and completed bingo cards to
president@scnv.org for prize drawings to three winners for best photo/video and most bingos completed.

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Club Committees Survey 6/28
We need your feedback for our upcoming season! Want to see what we have so far across all our 18 committees? Here it is:

  • 25% = Very Satisfied
  • 18% = Satisfied
  • 24% = Neutral
  • 3% = Unsatisfied
  • 2% = Very Unsatisfied

Please take a moment and complete our Club Committees Survey by June 28, 2020 (click here for the online form). Your reply is appreciated.

Annual Banquet News 8/9
The Annual Banquet is rebooked for Sunday, 8/9. Do you have recent quarantine off-ice photos to share? Please send what you have via email to Jessica at johara2010@gmail.com.

We like action shots, athletes and coaches, group shots, whatever sums up your year on the ice. If possible, please indicate in the email who is in each photo or video (or something along lines of ‘adult theatre team’ for large group photos). This will help us greatly.

Hershey Open 8/12-16
Hershey FSC has opened registration to the Hershey Open and the new adults only Neal Wood Memorial Open for 8/12-16. Deadline is 7/1 via Entryeeze. Questions? Please reach out to hersheyfigureskating@gmail.com.

USFS Competitors Scholarships 8/31
Online applications are now available for seven scholarship programs from USFS with a deadline of 8/31. Please see www.usfigureskating.org/scholarships-and-funding/scholarships-awards-and-grants to learn more.

Did you know?!
Congratulations to adult skater Janice Sheaff for her selection to serve with the 2020 Get Up Ambassadors! Janice’s story to appear in SKATING magazine this year (click here).

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders (subject to change)
June 14: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am (cancelled)
June 24-27: Chesapeake Open (cancelled)
June 26-30: 2020 National TOI Competition @ INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS (cancelled)
June 28: Club Committees Survey deadline
July 12: Moves/Free Skate/Dance Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am
August 9: Moves/Free Skate/Dance Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am
August 9: Club Annual Banquet
August 12-16: Hershey Open and adults only Neal Wood Memorial

This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Volunteer Appreciation 5/25
  • Figure Skaters’ Favorites Vol. II Fundraiser 7/1
  • Annual Banquet News 8/9
  • USFS News
  • Did you know?!
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

Volunteer Appreciation 5/25
To all our great volunteers! Our volunteer appreciation event is set for this Memorial Day, 5/25 at 4:00 PM in the rear FIA parking lot area (for social distancing). If you did not receive your invitation, contact renee@scnv.org, and please stop by (with your masks and gloves).

Figure Skaters’ Favorites Vol. II Fundraiser 7/1
Michelle Capron from Glens Falls FSC is assembling a Volume II of her favorite recipe cookbook from all skaters. Volume I featured 450 recipes from 270 skaters from around the world, and Michelle is working on publishing its sequel with set proceeds donated to the US Figure Skating Memorial Fund. The book to be available by November this year for $25 plus approximately $8.50 shipping (and NY state sales tax as applicable).

To enter, please submit a bio paragraph summary, a photo (for social media), that recipe along with a short note why it is your favorite. Deadline is 7/1 and email your entries to skaterscookbook@gmail.com.

Annual Banquet News 8/9
The Annual Banquet is rebooked for Sunday, 8/9. Do you have recent quarantine off-ice photos to share? Please send what you have via email to Jessica at johara2010@gmail.com.

We like action shots, athletes and coaches, group shots, whatever sums up your year on the ice. If possible, please indicate in the email who is in each photo or video (or something along lines of ‘adult theatre team’ for large group photos). This will help us greatly.

USFS News
Update: NQS and the Solo Dance series has been cancelled for the 2019-2020 season.
A message from the US Figure Skating Association (USFS) in regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: “Until the rink doors are open again, stay healthy and most importantly take care of yourself and your loved ones. We’re all in this together and will emerge a stronger and better ice sports community.

Official local and federal guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic below:

Per the Governor of Virginia Executive Order 55, a state wide stay at home order is in effect until 6/10, supplementing Governor of Virginia Executive Order 53 also in effect for all non-essential businesses (including ice rinks) to stay closed until 4/24. The Amended Executive Order 53 has now extended the closure until 5/8. For the northern virginia area, the Governor of Virginia Executive Order 62 has extended the closure until 5/28 for Phase 1.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the president@scnv.org for further assistance.

Did you know?!
Former FIA coach Lucy Barrett (nee Galleher) was selected to serve with the 2020 Get Up Ambassadors plus her story to appear in SKATING magazine this year (click here).

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders (subject to change)
May 25: Volunteer Appreciation @ FIA 4:00pm (rear parking lot)
June 7: Blades of Summer @ PWIC (cancelled)
June 14: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am (on hold)
June 24-27: Chesapeake Open (cancelled)
June 26-30: 2020 National TOI Competition @ INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS (cancelled)
July 12: Moves/Free Skate/Dance Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am
August 9: Moves/Free Skate/Dance Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am
August 9: Club Annual Banquet

This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • Volunteer Appreciation 5/25
  • Annual Banquet News 8/9
  • Here For You
  • Did you know?!
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

Volunteer Appreciation 5/25
Our volunteer appreciation event is set for this Memorial Day, 5/25 at 4:00 PM in the rear FIA parking lot area. Invitations to be sent this week for our very important club volunteers! Please contact renee@scnv.org for more information.

Annual Banquet News 8/9
The Annual Banquet is rebooked for Sunday, 8/9. Do you have recent quarantine off-ice photos to share? Please send what you have via email to Jessica at johara2010@gmail.com.

We like action shots, athletes and coaches, group shots, whatever sums up your year on the ice. If possible, please indicate in the email who is in each photo or video (or something along lines of ‘adult theatre team’ for large group photos). This will help us greatly.

Here for you
A message from the US Figure Skating Association (USFS) in regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: “Until the rink doors are open again, stay healthy and most importantly take care of yourself and your loved ones. We’re all in this together and will emerge a stronger and better ice sports community.

Official local and federal guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic below:

Per the Governor of Virginia Executive Order 55, a state wide stay at home order is in effect until 6/10, supplementing Governor of Virginia Executive Order 53 also in effect for all non-essential businesses (including ice rinks) to stay closed until 4/24. The Amended Executive Order 53 has now extended the closure until 5/8. For the northern virginia area, the Governor of Virginia Executive Order 62 has extended the closure until 5/28 for Phase 1.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the president@scnv.org for further assistance.

Did you know?!
Ideal rink conditions for skaters is an ice surface at 24 to 26 degree F, with the building temperature at about 63 degree F, and indoor humidity at about 30 %. (“How Ice Rinks Work”, entertainment.howstuffworks.com)

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders (subject to change)
May 25: Volunteer Appreciation @ FIA 4:00pm (rear parking lot)
June 7: Blades of Summer @ PWIC (cancelled)
June 14: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
June 24-27: Chesapeake Open (cancelled)
June 26-30: 2020 National TOI Competition @ INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS (cancelled)
July 12: Moves/Free Skate/Dance Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am
August 9: Moves/Free Skate/Dance Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am
August 9: Club Annual Banquet

This Week in SCNV

In this issue …

  • G2C Friday Night Costume Dance Party/Fundraiser 5/8
  • Annual Banquet News 8/9
  • Here For You
  • Did you know?!
  • SCNV Important Dates and Reminders

G2C Friday Night Costume Dance Party/Fundraiser 5/8
Grassroots to Champions and Maryland Figure Skating Academy are hosting a FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE COSTUME PARTY with Anna Matuszewski – Friday, May 8th at 7pm

Anna Matuszewski is the resident choreographer and lead dancer for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Her work has been featured on music videos, commercials, TV shows, and world tours. Fun fact: Anna also teaches figure skating which is her first love and the foundation for much of her movement and application to performance. See more about Anna by following her on instagram @annaboogiebotunga.

CLASS INFORMATION: Friday, May 8th
It’s a costume party! We will be using hit music from the 80’s & 90’s so show up in your favorite themed attire! Can’t decide on just one costume? No problem! Costume changes are totally acceptable – have fun with it!!

7-8pm Dance Choreography with Anna (She will be teaching several easy dance steps and choreography to music)

8-8:15pm Brief Q&A

We will have some SPECIAL GUEST SKATERS joining our Friday night dance party – follow us on instagram @coachsummer_marylandfsacademy and @weisigeraudrey as we’ll be dropping some hints throughout the week.

REGISTRATION FEE: $5

Grassroots to Champions will be matching the first 100 registrations & Maryland Figure Skating Academy the first 50 to donate up to $750 for Food for Others (foodforothers.org). This is a charity close to Audrey’s heart as it helps feed 2,000 local families each week in her community living in poverty. Audrey often donates her time with Food for Others packing meals for school aged children. Like many charities they have seen an increased need but a decrease in donations due to COVID-19. We thank you for your support!

To Register:

1. Please make payment to Summer DaSilva through PayPal at summerkendall@gmail.com. Please send without fees!

2. After sending payment please email Summer DaSilva directly at coachsummermfsa@gmail.com to finalize registration, submit Q&A questions and receive Zoom log in.

Annual Banquet News 8/9
The Annual Banquet is rebooked for Sunday, 8/9. We are still looking for your photos and short video clips from last year. Please send what you have via email to Jessica at johara2010@gmail.com.

We like action shots, athletes and coaches, group shots, whatever sums up your year on the ice. If possible, please indicate in the email who is in each photo or video (or something along lines of ‘adult theatre team’ for large group photos). This will help us greatly.

Here for you
A message from the US Figure Skating Association (USFS) in regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: “Until the rink doors are open again, stay healthy and most importantly take care of yourself and your loved ones. We’re all in this together and will emerge a stronger and better ice sports community.

Official local and federal guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic below:

Per the Governor of Virginia Executive Order 55, a state wide stay at home order is in effect until 6/10, supplementing Governor of Virginia Executive Order 53 also in effect for all non-essential businesses (including ice rinks) to stay closed until 4/24. The Amended Executive Order 53 has now extended the closure until 5/8.

The club annual meeting on 5/15 has been postponed with a tentative reschedule this summer.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the president@scnv.org for further assistance.

Did you know?!
The International Skating Union (ISU) Centers of Excellence (CoE) are pleased to announce that the “Keep Training!” series continues with a new course as of 5/4 in the Skating ISU YouTube Channel (see https://www.youtube.com/user/SkatingISU) (per ISU website 5/1/2020)

SCNV Important Dates/Reminders (subject to change)
May 7-9: May Day Open (cancelled)
May 7-9: Inman Cup at Revere, MA (cancelled)
May 17: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am (cancelled)
June 7: Blades of Summer @ PWIC (cancelled)
June 14: Moves/Free Skate Test Session @ FIA 6:45-11:50am
June 24-27: Chesapeake Open (cancelled)
June 26-30: 2020 National TOI Competition @ INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS (cancelled)
July 12: Moves/Free Skate/Dance Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am
August 9: Moves/Free Skate/Dance Test Session @ FIA 7:00-11:50am
August 9: Club Annual Banquet