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February 2018 Figure Skating News

By Erika Roberts, 02/01/18, 8:15PM MST

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Synchro sectionals results, Grassroots to Champions seminar, Jump clinics with jump coach candidates, Spring show casting results, Summer schedule preview, Nathan Chen Olympic Viewing Party

The Figure Skating Club of Park City 2017-2018


President's Day Basic Skating Camp 2/19

Basic Skating Camp 

Hours: 9am - 12pm

Skaters at least 4 years of age and of all levels are welcome as long as they have taken group skating classes, private lessons or skate regularly on their own and can skate comfortably without assistance. This camp has a recreational
focus.

Camp Dates:   

2/23

Fees: $35, the price increases 2 weeks prior to camp date.

Camp fees include:
* On-ice classes
* Practice sessions daily
* Daily off-ice activities

Late Winter Skating Academy classes begin

SKATING ACADEMY 

Classes:
Snowplow Sam 1, Snowplow Sam 2 (Ages 3 -5)
Basic 1, Basic 2, Basic 3, Basic 4 and Basic 5 (Ages 5 1/2 and up)

Not sure what level your skater is? View the Learn To Skate USA Progression chart
Park City Ice Arena utilizes the Learn to Skate USA curriculum. Please register for your Learn to Skate USA membership at www.learntoskateusa.com. Bring us a copy of your membership number so we can add you to our program! 

Skating Academy includes (30 min class, 15 min practice)       

Late Winter Classes:

Monday:  5:30 - 6:15
Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2

Saturday:  9:00 - 9:45am
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (5 Week Session)


Help Park City Ice Arena hire a new Jump Coach!

We will be utilizing the feedback from our athletes to evaluate the candidates! Be a part of the process! We encourage athletes to register for classes with both coaches so we have comparative feedback.


Park City Ice Arena is hiring a new coach - specifically a jump specialist! As part of the interview process, each candidate will be teaching some group classes and we will be asking for verbal and written feedback from the skaters. Our hope is that most skaters will take classes with both coaches so the feedback is as meaningful and beneficial as possible.

 

The cost per class is $50 divided by the number of skaters who participate. You will be invoiced by the FSCPC to make payment.

 

Our coaches have been asked to be flexible with their schedules to allow for skaters to participate in the group classes.  Skaters will answer a few short questions in person with Amanda after they skate.


Questions

Please direct questions to:

Erika Roberts

Erika Roberts

Phone: (435) 513‐0459


Join the Utah skating community for an Olympic viewing party and celebration of Nathan Chen!

The Utah Figure Skating Community in connection with the Utah Olympic Oval invites you to join us in celebrating:

Salt Lake Figure Skating member, US Men's Champion, and US Olympic Team Member

Nathan Chen

"Some People Reach for the Stars, Nathan Chen Jumps for them!"

Olympic Viewing Event

February 16, 2018

6-10p.m.

Utah's Olympic Oval, Kearns, UT

Tickets available through :

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/intermountian-interclub-association-16667212471

Meet Nathan's former Utah Coaches, Future Champions and National Competitors!

Enjoy the Oval Ice and Fun Zone!

Learn More about Learn to Skate Lessons across the Wasatch Front

and Celebrate with us as we watch Nathan GO FOR THE GOLD!


Spring Show Casting Results

Congratulations to all of our talented athletes! It's going to be a great show!

Devo Cast Members

Skater
Alex Griffiths
Alyssa Simonsen
Annie Knight
Clara Cervelli
Kenzington Brady
Lucas Beghein
Madison Lampert
Ryder Williford
Sean Meeboer

Winner, Star, Hero, or Champion?

Which one are you?

“My goal is to make champions” –Audrey K. Weisiger

  • winner is the one who outdid all others, was better than all their competitors, and is acknowledged for their performance on that day.
  • star has irresistible charisma, regardless of the actual substance of their performance, and can be the center of attention, with or without a competent performance.
  • hero is respected for their unfailing effort, for never wavering whether successful or not, for continuing to strive to do their best regardless of result, and is respected because of their belief in the cause.
  • champion is a combination of all of the above, one who has demonstrated the ability to win, to have overwhelming appeal, to persevere and persist in all situations and demonstrates all of these qualities over a period of time that allows us to become followers and believers in that person and what they represent.

A champion has longevity and gives hope and inspiration to others.

Register for G2C seminar by 2/9 to receive FSCPC member pricing!

Our FSCPC board has voted to use some of our reserve funds to put on the seminar which means a hot deal for our members! Register by February 9th to receive the member rate of $53. On the 10th registration will open up to other clubs and the non-member fee is $131.

Registration for private and semi-private lessons as well as group classes will be available soon via the club website.

We are VERY excited to have coach Audrey Weisinger and Chris Conte join our team for a Grassroots to Champions Clinic this March.

Audrey Weisiger is a two-time Olympic Team Coach, in 1998 and 2002.  She was the PSA and USFSA Coach of the Year in 1999.  She has a PSA World Coach Ranking and she’s Master Rated in Figures and Freestyle.  She gave the Keynote Address at the PSA World Conference in 2000 and again in 2003.  She’s held positions on the Board of Directors of the PSA as well as various US Olympic Committee and USFSA committees.

Chris Conte has been coaching since 1992.  Chris was one of the first U.S. coaches to utilize the Dartfish video analysis software.  He’s one of the foremost specialists in video analysis and feedback.  He was a technical consultant for U.S. Olympians Tim Goebel, Sasha Cohen, and Emily Hughes.  He’s also consulted on many other World, Olympic and International level skaters in freestyle and pairs.


Friday Group Class Details

Friday, March 23rd, 12:15-1:15pm

Skating Level: Basic Skills - Freeskate 3 (10 spots)

Costs:

  • FSCPC Skater: $12
  • Non-member: $20

Saturday Clinic Details

Saturday, March 24th, 8:30am - 5:30pm

Skating Level: Freeskate 4 - Senior, divided into 2 Groups:

  • Group 1 (30 spots):  Free Skate 4 (solid loop jump) through Preliminary Well-balanced
  • Group 2 (30 spots):  Pre-Juvenile Well-balanced through Senior (must have all doubles, working on 2A and triples)

Costs:

  • FSCPC skaters: $53
  • Non-member skaters: $131
  • FSCPC coaches: $12
  • Non-member coaches: $27

Tentative Schedule

Time Activity
8:30-9:00am Check In
9:00-10:00am Off-ice introductions/dartfish (party room)
10:15-11:10am Group 1 on-ice/Group 2 off-ice
11:20-12:15pm Group 2 on-ice/Group 1 off-ice
12:30-1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00-1:45pm Off-Ice
2:00-2:50pm Group 1 on-ice/Group 2 off-ice
2:55-3:40pm Group 2 on-ice/Group 2 off-ice
3:45-4:45pm Group 1 & 2 on-ice
5:00-5:30pm Parent chat (party room)

Questions

Please direct questions to:

Erika Roberts

Erika Roberts

Phone: (435) 513‐0459


Congratulations to Park City Icing synchronized skating teams on personal best performances at sectionals!

Both the Preliminary and Juvenile teams have just returned from a successful trip to Wichita, Kansas where both teams earned a silver medal. The Juvenile team's performance qualified them for the 2018 US Synchronized Skating Championships in Portland, Oregon in just a few short weeks! We are so proud of all of you!


Congratulations to Park City Icing Juvenile team on qualifying for Nationals!

Thank you to the FSCPC board for their generous gift of these awesome skate bags for the Juvenile team in celebration of their qualification to Nationals!


The new DEVO program begins February 26th!

Talk to your coach or club coordinator, Erika Roberts if you are interested!

Devo - Figure Skating Development

Your child loves figure skating.  He or she is progressing beyond Skating  Academy.  What's next?  Devo - our developmental program within the Figure Skating Club of Park City.  

What is DEVO?

  • An invitational program offered by Figure Skating Club of Park City to help transition skaters from Skating Academy to the Figure Skating Club.  
  • Students are given 30 minute group instruction, taught by our coaches (rotates weekly), and 15 minutes practice time.
  • Fundamentals of skating and skating etiquette are offered in this class.
  • Class meets Monday afternoons from 4:45-5:30pm
  • Participants may enroll in the Devo class multiple times.  Coaches will let athletes and parents know when they are ready to transition to becoming Figure Skating Club members.

What does Devo cost?

  • A Devo membership costs $100.  This fee covers the skater's USFSA membership (required for competition) and a digital music keycard (we don't use CDs at our rink).  This membership lasts for 1 fiscal year (ending June 30th).
  • Devo class costs $120 per 8 week session.  Sessions will run during the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Why should I join Devo?

  • Joining Devo is a great way for a new skater to progress in Figure Skating without becoming a full club member.  
  • Devo members get the SAME benefits as full club members at 1/3 the cost.  See Member Benefits.
  • Devo members are invited to participate in the club's Holiday Show and Spring Show.  Spring show fee is waived; costume fee is $25.
  • Devo members are not required to participate in fundraising.
  • Devo members are only required 10 hours of volunteering.

Private Lessons

  • Why does my child need private lessons?  Private lessons allow skaters to progress more rapidly.  Private lessons are necessary for competition and testing.
  • How many lessons? New and younger skaters typically receive one 20-30 minute lesson per week
  • How do I select a coach? Have your child take a lesson with a number of coaches and see  which one clicks with your child.  Rates vary per instructor, but generally you can expect to pay  between $20-$30 per half hour of instruction.   At the entry level, you may also wish to consider pairing your child with another skater or two to make it more affordable and more fun for the  child!
  • How do I pay the coach?  Coaches are private contractors and payment is made directly to the coach. In addition, you must pay for the ice session, which is paid through the front desk staff.  Check the Park City Ice Arena's Live Schedule for ice time.

What to bring to lessons

  • Water Bottle
  • Tissues
  • Notebook
  • Skaters usually bring these items in a small tote bag that remains on the boards during practice time.  Many skaters have a 'Kiss and Cry' bag for their personal items.

Practice

For every thirty minutes of instruction your child will need to practice for approximately one hour.  This, of course, is adjusted downward for very young children (3-5).

Skates and Blades

Once your child has entered the Bridge Program and private lessons, good boot and blade fit  are critical for safety and progress.  Check with our skating director, Erika Roberts, to purchase a  used pair or to order a new pair.   Erika is a highly qualified boot fitter.  New entry level boots and  blades cost approximately $150-$200.  Because children grow out of the skates before they  wear them out, it is common to sell them and purchase used ones as they grow.  

In addition to boots and blades, your skater will need plastic blade guards (to be used when walking around the rink) and soakers (to be used when storing and carrying skates in skate bag).  See the equipment links for common options.

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE

  • No hooded sweatshirts
  • Hair pulled back tightly off face
  • Skating pants or Leggings (layered over tights); no baggy pants or ski pants
  • Skating dress (no tutus, costumes, constricting dresses)
  • Two pairs of gloves
  • Helmet if necessary
  • No ski socks, tennis socks, etc.  Socks should be the weight and texture of tights and come up to mid shin.
  • Form fitting fleece jacket.  Our club jacket is available at Personaliteez

Join Devo!

Membership: $100 per year


AMERICAN ICE THEATER SHOW AT THE GALLIVAN CENTER ON FEBRUARY 17TH!

Rocky Mountain Power Presents...
THE GREATEST SHOW ON ICE! 

Date - Saturday February 17, 2018
Time - 6:00pm *Doors Open at 5:30PM
Location - Salt Lake City and Gallivan Center Events
239 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Entry - $8.00
Ticket Purchase - Link in Bio
*Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

The Greatest Show On Ice! Featuring international professional skater, Cordero Zuckerman!
Enjoy the beauty and excitement of figure skating right in the heart of Salt Lake's "living room," The Gallivan Center Ice Rink! 
Our talented cast of skaters include international ice dancers Chris Obzansky and Mayumi Namikoski as well as the full American Ice Theatre of Utah company! 
After the show each ticket will get you $4 off at the Gallivan Center Ice Rink, so you can try out your own skating skills! 
Enjoy skating under the stars with Salt Lake's favorite Jon Smith Mobile DJ! And the night wouldn't be complete without some amazing local fare; Waffle Love food truck will be at the Gallivan to fill you up and keep you warm! 
Let AIT bring the soundtracks of Broadway and Hollywood alive while you sit back in the heart of downtown SLC and enjoy a one-act ice show to remember!

As always, The Gallivan Center Ice Rink concessions stand will be offering snacks, hot beverages, and more!

Special thanks to Rocky Mountain Power and the Gallivan Ice Rink for sponsoring this years performance by American Ice Theatre of Utah!


Summer Figure Skating Schedule Tentative Preview

2018 Summer Figure Skating Schedule

Freestyle Schedule 6/4-8/22 (except for camp weeks):

Monday               6-7am; 7-7:45am; 8-9am; 3:15-4:15pm; 4:15-5:15pm (w/ class)

Tuesday               6-7am; 7-7:45am; 8-9am

Wednesday        6-7am; 7-7:45am; 8-9am; 3:15-4:15pm; 4:15-5:15pm (w/ class)

Thursday             6-7am; 7-7:45am; 8-9am

Friday                   7:45-8:45am; 8:45-9:45am; 9:45-10:15am Power skating; 3:15-4:15pm; 4:15-5:15pm

Saturday             7-8am; 8-9am; 9-10am

Sunday                 afternoon session 3:30-4:30pm?

 

Off-ice Schedule 6/6-8/20 (except for camp weeks):

Monday               9:15-10:15am     High Off-ice class (Pre-Juv Well-Balanced through Senior)

                                 9:15-10:15am    Ballet 1 with Joanne

                                4:30-6pm               Ballet 2 for skaters at Ballet West

                                 5:25-6:10pm      DEVO Off-ice class

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

Wednesday        9:15-10:15am     Ballet 1.5 & 2 with Joanne

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

Friday                   6:30-7:30am        Off-ice class

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 2018 SUMMER FIGURE SKATING CAMP!

Registration is open here for our kick-off to the summer training camp June 11-15, 2018. Space is limited and is quickly filling up. The add-on program is half full.

The format is the same as  last year with 2 groups: 11 & under and 12 & older OR Pre-Juvenile Well-Balanced or higher.

Camp fees will include, on and off-ice classes with instruction, freestyle sessions and an exhibition with critique.


Off-Season Spirit Week is coming! Plan your outfits for March 5-10th!

Let's celebrate our hard work during the off season with Spirit Week!

Monday, March 5th - Black Out Day

Tuesday, March 6th - Fancy Pants Day

Wednesday, March 7th - Twin Day

Thursday, March 8th - Club Spirit Day 

Friday, March 9th - Team USA Day

Saturday, March 10th - Skating Dress Day

 


FSCPC Logo gear is here!

Check out the awesome stuff at Squad Locker! We have tees, tanks, sweatshirts, blankets, pants, hats and more!