Happy Valentines Day from FSCLA! We have some very fun things happening this month. Along with lots of News and a new Skater of the Month. Read on to see what's going on this month.
Skater of the Month
Level: Basic 6
Hometown: Morgan City, Louisiana
Coach: Learn to Skate Coaches
How you got started: My Husband and I decided to go Ice skating for date night.. the rental skates hurt our feet so we bought our own skates. We started going every weekend and I just fell in love with it. Within the next few months at the beginning of 2021, Learn to Skate classes started and I signed up. It has been just a little over a year and I am still excited to keep learning new things.
Favorite Element(s): Spins are probably my favorite so far. Favorite Skater(s): I absolutely love watching Mariah Bell and Ashley Wagner is also such a beautiful skater.
Goals: I would love to be able to finish all the Free Skate Levels!
National Skating Month Continues
During Olympic years, USFS extends National Skating Month through February, so that we can share our love for skating even more. There are many fun ways for everyone to celebrate. You can download & print, or ask a coach for a copy of, the following to Skate Your Way to Great this month!
FSCLA will be holding a free clinic on Saturday, 1/19, during the 12-3 pm public session. Volunteering to help with this clinic will help you fill your volunteer hours. We will have a table set up, be handing out flyers, and talking with the people in our community about our love of skating. We will also be helping anyone interested sign up for Learn to Skate.
During the clinic, we will be teaching people Basic 1 & 2 and playing some fun games. It will be a fun-filled afternoon and we hope you join us!
The Club recently introduced informational, laminated posters to our Learn to Skate classes. There is a poster for each level showing the elements in each level, with space to check off what you have/need to practice. We now have similar posters for the Freeskate levels! They show what elements are in each level and the focus(es) of each element. At the bottom of each poster, there is a place for multiple skaters to write their name and check off which elements they have practiced. All posters, suction cup hooks to hand the posters from the board, and dry erase markers, can be found in the locker (please ask a coach to get them for you).
FSCLA held a meeting for our upcoming Spring Show this past weekend, 1/29. Skaters were able to get all the Show info, sign-up, purchase pictures, order programs, place ads in the programs, get measured for their costumes, & sign up for a job. Sign-up for the Show is now CLOSED. If you have not ordered pictures, programs, or purchased ad space in the program, and still want to, there's still time! Don't wait to get with a coach if interested.
The following people are Board Members of FSCLA:
Vice-President - Siobhan McAuliffe
Secretary - Lacey Guidry
Treasurer - Pam Kaminsky
The following people are Chair-people of FSCLA:
Show Chair - Shelly Boone
Skater Representative - Olivia Picou
Policy & Procedure Chair - Lucy Melancon
Communications Chair - Erin Chrisman
The following positions are currently open:
FSCLA will be holding elections in June. All members will be notified when it is time to vote. Until then, speak with a Board Member or Chair-person with any questions you have concerning Board Membership and/or Board Member's jobs. You can also find that information in the Club's By-Laws, which were handed out at the meeting.
Malina Boise (2/12)
Emily Guidry (2/15)
In Skating This Month
The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held February 4-20, 2022, in Beijing, China. Olympic figure skating includes the team event, pairs, men’s singles and women’s singles. Both singles and pairs have a short program and free skate component, while ice dance has a short dance and free dance. The team event includes eight parts — the two components for each discipline. You can watch on NBC, Peacock, USA Network, CNBC, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. Below is a list of when you can watch specific events.
Thursday, Feb. 3
8:55 p.m. ET — Team event: Men’s, pairs short program; rhythm dance
Saturday, Feb. 5
8:30 p.m. ET — Team event: Women’s short program, pairs free skate
Sunday, Feb. 6
8:15 p.m. ET — Team event: Men’s and women’s free skate, free dance
Sunday, Feb. 7
8:15 p.m. ET — Men’s short program
Wednesday, Feb. 9
8:30 p.m. ET — Men’s free skate
Saturday, Feb. 12
6 a.m. ET — Rhythm dance
Sunday, Feb. 13
8:15 p.m. ET — Ice dance
Tuesday, Feb. 15
5 a.m. ET — Women’s short program
Wednesday. Feb. 16
11 p.m. ET — Women’s free skate