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April 2020 Figure Skating Newsletter

By Erika Roberts, 04/14/20, 1:45PM MDT


Ice Arena Covid-19 update, Virtual live classes, YouTube channel, FSCPC Yearbook, Featured Athlete series, USFS series updates, spring banquet postponed, Summer programs

The Figure Skating Club of Park City 2019-2020

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Click the image to go to Park City Ice Arena summer program registration.

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Hello athletes and parents! As we head into week 5 of #stayathome, we hope you all have been staying busy during this time of uncertainty and enjoying the variety of virtual classes and videos our coaches have been working so hard to provide for you.

Our coaches have been busy making videos for the Ice Arena's YouTube channel and putting together a comprehensive calendar of LIVE ZOOM classes for you. The group classes are taught by the coaches and payment goes to them directly. All of our coaches are also available for Facetime or Skype private lessons as well. Contact them directly to schedule a session. There is so much our athletes can be working on right now off the ice.

Park City Ice Arena YouTube channel - Recently added: NEW ballet classes, stretch & strength, foam rolling, nutrition, off-ice jumps, Aspire/Skating Academy off-ice

Please encourage your skaters to attend - this is a great way for our athletes to stay motivated and connected to our skating community.


  • Adult Strength & Stretch with Tiffany McNeil - Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-6pm
  • Adult Roll & Stretch with Chris Obzansky - Tuesday/Thursday 6:05-6:35pm 
  • Workout with Skates with Chris Obzansky - Wednesday 12-12:30pm & Saturday 11-11:30am
  • Foam Rolling & Stretch with Chris Obzansky - Monday/Wednesday 5:15-5:45pm


ZOOM ID & Payment Information:

If you would like to take any of our virtual classes:

  1.  Please send a Venmo or PayPal ($5.00) to the instructor at least 15 minutes before the class.
  2. The instructor will comment on your payment (Venmo) or email you back (PayPal) with the Zoom ID & Password. Please make sure your Venmo account is set to private for security purposes.
  3. If you need to contact any of our instructors please refer to their contact information under Instructor Contact & Payment Information.

Yearbook order deadline extended until May 1st

Emily Boyd has been working hard to put together a 2019/2020 yearbook for the FSCPC.  We anticipate that these will be ready by mid-May, depending upon the printing company’s capacity due to potential closures.  The yearbooks will be available for pre-purchase here until May 1st. The cost is $12, and if you choose to have it delivered to your home, there is an additional $3 fee.  Otherwise we will coordinate a time/place for pick-up while observing social distancing rules. 

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Featured athlete & coach series

As we navigate through this difficult time off the ice and away from our skating friends and coaches, we will be featuring our amazing athletes (and our coaches) on social media. To be featured, please fill out the form and be sure to include a picture of you skating! (we don't want to forget about the ice!)

Park City Ice Arena Summer Programs

Summer Low Freestyle class & Synchro Skills class

For our skaters that are Basic 6 or higher (can do forward and backward crossovers) we are offering 2 separate 7-week programs, a low freestyle class and a synchro skills class that include a 30-minute group class on a freestyle session followed by 30-minutes of practice time where they can practice their programs, skills or schedule a private lesson.

Low Freestyle Class - This class is for the developing figure skater and is the perfect compliment to skaters in the FSC Aspire program or those who have completed Basic 4 in Skating Academy. Skaters will be introduced to proper warm-up techniques, freestyle etiquette, basic skating skills, and moves in the field, as well as jumps and spins.

Mondays 4:15-5:15pm (class time 4:15-4:45pm; practice time 4:45-5:15pm)

June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10

Synchro Skills Class - This class is for skaters interested in learning more about synchronized team skating. Skaters will work on individual skating skills as well as team skills. The basic elements of synchronized skating will be taught.

Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm (class time 4:15-4:45pm; practice time 4:45-5:15pm)

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12

Cost: $82 for the 7 week session

Tentative Summer Figure Skating Schedule (subject to change)

Freestyle Schedule (except for camp weeks- beginning 6/22):

Monday      6-9am; 3:15-4:15pm; 4:15-5:15pm (w/ low freestyle class)

Tuesday      6-9am

Wednesday  6-9am; 5am; 8-9am; 3:15-4:15pm; 4:15-5:15pm (w/ Synchro Skills class)

Thursday     6-9am

Friday         5:30-7:30am; 3:15-4:15pm; 4:15-5:15pm

Saturday      7-10am

Off-ice Schedule (except for camp weeks - beginning 6/22):

Monday      8:15-9am Beginning Ballet (ages 5-7); 9:15-10:15am Ballet 1&2 (10 & older); 5:20-6:20pm Off-ice class

Tuesday      9:15-10:15am Strength & Conditioning

Wednesday  8-9am Beginning Ballet (ages 7 & older); 9:15-10:15am Ballet 1&2 (10 & older)/Contemporary Dance (every other week)

Thursday     9:15-10:15am Strength & Conditioning

Friday         7:45-8:45am Mental Toughness & Jumps

Annual Club Awards banquet has been postponed

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our annual club awards banquet and general meeting has been postponed. We do not have a new date yet and will let you know as soon as we have it rescheduled.

US Figure Skating Covid-19 Season updates

Excel Series:  Cancelled - will host a virtual festival the same weekend. Skaters will receive their Excel Series t-shirt and commemorative pin.

National Solo Dance Series: 

  • As a reminder, the Series registration deadline is now May 1, and test requirements for this season have been waived.
  • Qualification for the Final: Skaters will be required to compete in a Sectional event. Placement at the Sectional event will determine qualification for the Final; the top 7 skaters in each event from each Sectional will qualify for the Final. The 3 sectional events will be held as follows:
    • Eastern: Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships (Lake Placid, NY): July 29-31
    • Midwestern: Last Chance 4 Solo Dance (Adrian, MI): August 8-9
    • Pacific: Copper Cup (Bountiful, UT): August 13-15
  • If feasible, skaters are encouraged to compete at other Series events for feedback on programs and gain additional competitive experience.
  • Dances required for the Series have been modified as follows:
    • Combined events: will compete the dances for the second half of the season at the Sectional and the Final. (ie, for Juvenile, the Willow Waltz)
    • Pattern Dance: will compete the Series dances for the Sectional and the Final. (ie, for Preliminary, the Dutch Waltz & the Canasta Tango)
  • We continue to monitor the situation; we expect to reassess the situation the first week in July and will be in touch if anything changes. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions.


  1. NQS Skater Application (available via EMS) currently scheduled to open May 1 – June 1 will be delayed and tentatively open June 1 – June 28*.
  1. The NQS will “pause” for the month of June. The Series will begin with events starting in July or with the majority of their event schedule in July**. The previously approved NQS events in June will continue – at the organizers’ choice – as regular non-qualifying events (i.e. scores will not count toward NQS standings). 
  1. Ice Dance will not be included in the NQS this season and will resume in the 2021 NQS. This decision was made upon the recommendation of the dance committee. Ice Dance couples will begin their 2021 qualifying seasons with their respective Sectional Challenges.
    • Please note that singles and pairs will remain in the Series. This decision was based on input from the singles and pairs committees.
    • The Competitions Committee will review the status of the 2020 NQS on Monday, May 18, and take any additional actions at that time, if necessary.

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