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February 2023 Figure Skating Newsletter

By Erika Roberts, 02/06/24, 10:45AM MST

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Test Results, Upcoming programs & events, Clinic registration, Spring Show registration, Summer FS Camp registration, Season kick-off

Park City Ice Arena Updates

Have questions or concerns? Here are the answers on where to go!


Registration for FSCPC members will be available 2/23-2/28

NEW this year, we are opening registration for FSCPC members early. To register, you MUST email Erika or Matt between 2/23 & 2/28. Please include in your email the skater's name, level, camp preference, if you would like to add the advanced add-on. We will charge the card on file at the time of registration or call for payment.

eroberts@parkcity.org or matt.genther@parkcity.org

High Performance Camp options:

11 & under and/OR Pre-Juvenile FS or below (skaters MUST have a solid loop jump, be working on an axel and be able to do a back spin)

12 & older and/OR Juvenile FS or above (Skaters MUST be able to land an axel and have multiple double jumps and/or working on triples)

Developmental Camp:

Basic Skills 3 through No-test FS including Aspire FS levels


President's Week figure skating schedule - Note changes!

Due to Park City School District Winter Break please note the following schedule changes and blackout dates for club ice and programs!

As a reminder, PRE-REGISTER for freestyle sessions before the end of the session and save the $1 late fee!

  • Saturday 2/17 6:30-9:30am Rink Freestyle; NO CLUB ICE OR OFF-ICE
  • Monday 2/19 6:15-9:15am Rink Freestyle; NO CLUB ICE OR ASPIRE; 4:15-6:15pm Rink Freestyle
  • Tuesday 2/20 5:30-9:30am Rink Freestyle; NO OFF-ICE DANCE AT THE MARC
  • Wednesday 2/21 5:30-9:30am; NO CLUB ICE OR LOW FREESTYLE PROGRAM; 4-5pm Rink Freestyle
  • Thursday 2/22 5:30-9:30am Rink Freestyle
  • Friday 2/23 5:30-7:30am Rink Freestyle; 7:45-8:45am Off-ice
  • Saturday 2/24 6:30-9:30am Rink Freestyle; NO CLUB ICE OR OFF-ICE

Presidents Week Basic Skating Camps for Aspire members

Aspire members - get some extra time on the ice! Our Basic Skating camp has a group for you! We also do a specific off-ice class for Aspire during camp as well.

Monday 2/19 & Friday 2/23 from 9:30-12:30pm

Tentative Schedule:

9:30-10:30am on-ice group classes

10:30-10:50am Skates off & Snack break

10:50-11:20am off-ice class

11:20-11:30am Skates on

11:30-12:15pm On-ice games and free time


Locker Room & Hallway Closure April 1-15

We are replacing the rubber flooring in the locker room hallway and locker rooms April 1-14. The locker room hallway, including lockers, storage areas, and locker rooms, will be inaccessible during this time. 

We will send multiple emails and post signage at the facility over the next two months to ensure patrons are aware. Please help promote the message and reach out if you have other operational issues, we need to address regarding your storage unit or otherwise.

Locker Rentals:

The locker room hallway and lockers will not be accessible as of April 1. Please remove belongings by the end of the day on Sunday, March 31. The lockers will be draped, and the floor will be impassible. For those who choose to leave items inside your locker, you will not be able to access your belongings until work is complete (expected re-entry April 15). Annual locker agreements will be extended two weeks past your scheduled expiration date. The vendors will tape off the lockers to mitigate disruption to the inside of the lockers and any belongings. However, if you leave items inside, you do so at your own risk. Dust, odor, etc., could enter the locker cavity. 



Figure Skating Club Updates

Registration for our clinic with Jackie Brenner on 3/2 & 3/3 is open!

We are very excited to welcome Jackie Brenner to the Park City Ice Arena for a Skating Clinic on March 2 & 3! Jackie is AMAZING and has the skills to benefit ALL of our athletes, basic skills through ice dance and elite freestyle as well. Thanks our awesome fundraising, the board of directors has subsidized this clinic to make it affordable for all skaters. We hope you will all join us!

PRIVATE LESSONS: A sign-up genius for private lessons on Sunday, March 3rd will be available soon. Private lessons with Jackie can be scheduled for an additional fee payable directly to Jackie during the club freestyle sessions on Sunday, March 3rd from 7-10am. 

JACKIE BRENNER: Jacqueline is the Director of Figure Skating Operations at Arctic Edge Ice Arena and Blazers Ice Centre in Edmond and Oklahoma City, OK.  As a Coach of U.S. Figure Skating Regional Champions, Sectional and Junior National medalists, Jacqueline has been teaching ice-skating for over twenty-five years.

In addition, Jacqueline focuses on the development of her skaters as not only athletes, but also evolving them as confident and caring individuals. She places tremendous significance on character, integrity, superb sportsmanship and being a positive role model for others. She has authored two professional development courses “Coaching the Young Skater” and “Leadership in Sport”, which still serve today as Sports Science and Ethics online educational courses. Currently holding PSA Master ratings in four disciplines (Free skate, Moves in the Field, Ice Dance and Free Dance) and a Level IV ranking, Jacqueline was honored with the PSA Developmental Coach of the Year 2000 and the PSA Volunteer of the Year award in 2006.

When:  Saturday March 2 & Sunday, March 3 (days/times by group below).  Level based on highest Skating Skills test passed.

Group & Schedule information

  • Saturday March 2: 12 pm - 2:45 pm
    • Groups 1 and 2 (Pre-Juv +)
  • Sunday March 3: 10 am - 12 pm
    • Groups 3 and 4 (Basic Skills - Preliminary)

Cost: 

  • FSCPC Members (Full,Introductory,Aspire):  
    • Basic Skills through Peliminary: $25
    • Pre-Juvenile +: $35
  • FSCPC  Associate Members:
    • Basic Skills through Preliminary: $45
    • Pre-Juvenile +: $55

Spring Show Registration Deadline is February 26th!!

Skaters must register for the show by February 26th to participate.

This year we have three options for participation in the show. Please read carefully, and consider the information below - you'll select your option when you register.

OPTION A

I am an Aspire member and I only want to participate in one Aspire number in the show. I will have less practice times and will not need to stay at the rehearsals as long. I do not need to try out for a part in the show. Practices will be on Monday 4/22 and 4/29 at 5:30-6:15. Option A is recommended for first year club members or skaters that don’t want as big of a commitment. If you are not sure what to sign up for please ask a coach 

  • Registration Fee: $65.00 (includes costume fee for a costume you get to keep )

OPTION B

I am an Aspire member and I want the full show experience. I will participate in tryouts and all practices and rehearsals. Please also note the Casting Considerations in the section below

  • Registration Fee: $150 (includes costume fee for a costume you get to keep)

OPTION C

I am a Full Primary Club Member or Associate Member and I will participate in tryouts, all practices and rehearsals. Important: Associate members are not eligible for solos, per the Membership Benefits section of our Members Handbook

  •  Registration Fee: $150  (includes costume fee for a costume you get to keep)

new! 3 shows this year!!

Important Spring Show Dates

Important Dates (depending on which option you choose):

  • February 26 - Last Day To Register!
  • March 4 - Show Tryouts
  • REHEARSAL DATES
    • Monday, April 22nd @ 3:30-6:15
    • Wednesday, April 24th @ 3:15-5:15
    • Thursday, April 25th @ 4:15-6:45
    • Friday, April 26th @ 2:00-5:00 Show pictures (time assigned during this time frame - NO REHEARSAL this year on picture day)
    • Saturday, April 27th @ 7:00-9:00AM
    • Monday, April 29th @ 3:30-6:15
    • Wednesday, May 1st @ 3:15-5:15 Technical Rehearsal
    • Thursday, May 2nd @ 4:15-6:45 Dress Rehearsal (ALL cast members)
  • SHOW DATES
    • Friday, May 3rd @ 9:30AM Modified School Show (Option B and C only - no Aspire Option A)
    • Friday, May 3rd @ 7:00PM
    • Saturday, May 4th @ 3:00PM
    • Saturday, May 4th@ 7:00PM

Show Audition information:

AUDITIONS - MONDAY MARCH 4, 2024

All skaters participating in the show must try out, EXCEPT for the Aspire skaters who selected option A. If you are not available for tryouts please contact a director for alternative options.

Auditions are your time to show the casting committee your best interpretation of the music and skating skills. Tryouts will be for the leading roles and ensemble roles of the production. All character parts are adapted from the movie. Characters will maintain some personality traits, but the storyline and roles will be adapted to match the demographics of our skaters/cast. Character roles will be awarded based on skating skills, showmanship and the overall “Wow Factor” displayed when performing!

For Tryouts:

  • Please dress in all black skating attire and have hair pulled back into a ponytail or bun.
  • Do NOT dress as a specific character from the show.
  • Tryouts will be held differently this year and you do not need to prepare anything in advance.

AUDITION TIMES for those who select options B or C

  • Preliminary – Senior : 3:30 – 4:45 pm on Monday, March 4th
  •  Aspire-Pre Preliminary : 4:45 - 5:45 pm on Monday, March 4th                                                                                                       

We cast our show immediately after auditions. The casting committee includes the Directors, Casting Coaches  and Committee chairs.  Please read important casting items below.

CASTING CONSIDERATIONS

Please Note - Every cast member is important for the show to be a success.  Please understand that most main character roles will be cast to the higher-level skaters, however, we are still looking for skaters of all ages and levels to fill all the roles for an amazing production.

We have a very large number of Juvenile (Now Bronze) through Senior (Now Gold) level skaters. In a perfect show, we would cast every high-level skater in a character role but that is not always possible. 

The Ice Show Directors reserve the right to cast any skater in any role that they feel best tells the story. Skaters may be cast as animals, enchanted objects, village people, etc. and female skaters may be cast as male characters or the other way around.

Some skaters may be required to wear wigs or hairpieces, these are non-negotiable, just like all other costume parts.


Join us to celebrate the new season!

We will acknowledge and celebrate our Juvenile level and higher athletes who will be representing the Figure Skating Club of Park City for the 2023/2024 season. Join us for the party!


Promontory Exhibition opportunities - spots still available!

We are so excited to provide exhibition opportunities for our skaters this winter season at the Promontory ice rink. The exhibition dates are Thursday, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th at 4:30pm and the skaters are invited to stay and skate with the guests after the show. An on-ice warm up will be available to the performers prior to showtime at 4pm.

We will need 6 numbers per date. We would like skaters of varying ages and levels. Duets, trios or small group numbers are welcome and encouraged. 

Promontory Village Clubhouse, 8417 North Ranch Club Trail, Building A.  Follow signs for The Village at Promontory & Village Club House


tests passed in January

Congratulations to our skaters who passed tests virtually in January! 

Sophia Gloskowski - Kilian with honors, Blues with honors, Pre-Gold Dance test

Molly Grace Galvin - Solo Ten Fox, Solo Willow Waltz, Solo Bronze Dance test

Alex Peace - Novice/Silver Skating Skills with honors 


Amazing National Development Team Camp experience!

Alex, Madison, Dimi & Evie had a blast and learned so much at US Figure Skating High Performance National Development Team Camp in Columbus, Ohio. Thank you to coaches Stephanie & Chris for attending with them!


Erin & Chris brought home the Gold from Winter World Masters Games in Italy!


THANK YOU MILLCREEK COMMON FOR THE PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY!


Register for Spring Challenge Competition

You will need to log into your USFS EMS account to access the registration page.


mark your calendars for our Spring awards banquet may 28th

The location of our annual meeting and spring awards banquet is TBD but the date has been set for May 28th - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!


NEW GEAR ON pERSONALITEEZ!

There are several new items on Personaliteez for our members and their fans including hoodies, vests, and a new style jacket that is cut differently.