FSCLA Member Newsletter - March 2022

Happy Mardi Gras to all of our members. We look forward to many exciting events in March as we celebrate Mardi Gras and our love of figure skating.


Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!




 

March Skater of the Month: MARK JENKINS



Age: 16

Hometown: St Martinville, LA

Coaches: Pam (individual skate) Siobhan (pairs skating)

How did it all begin for Mark?:

Mark was at Planet Ice during public skate and met Coach Pam. She told him about the Learn to Skate program after hearing that he’s always liked ice skating. He told his parents ab0ut learn to skate, they enrolled him in the program, and he’s loved it ever since.






Mark's Hobbies: Reading, video gaming, skate boarding and playing disc golf at the park.

Favorite Elements: spins and lunges

Favorite Skater: Scott Hamilton and Nathan Chen

Goals: to perform in shows and competitions. To keep progressing and having fun!



Congratulations and best wishes Mark!!



 






LET'S CELEBRATE MARCH BIRTHDAYS!



Olivia Picou - March 16
Alivia Guillory - March 20
Valerie Doucet - March 22









 





DATES TO REMEMBER:









3/5/2022 CandyLand Show Photos









3/11/2022-3/13/2022 Houston Invitational Competition







 


What's Happening in Skating?


US Figure Skating Team Earned SILVER MEDALS at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.


https://time.com/6145659/us-team-figure-skating-final/



In February we celebrated Black History Month


Check out this timeline published in Skating - The official publication of U.S. Figure Skating


https://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=58422&i=734524&p=24&ver=html5




And also this incredible article congratulating the Figure Skating Club of Harlem for empowering girls and women of color through figure skating!


https://www.teamusa.org/news/2022/february/03/figure-skating-in-harlem-recognized-with-ioc-women-and-sport-award




Want to know where to watch skating competitions in the month of March?


https://www.usfigureskating.org/watch


 

QUOTES:



"Never give up. There are always tough times, regardless of what you do in anything in life. Be able to push through those times and maintain your ultimate goal."

-Nathan Chen, 2022 Olympic Gold Medalist

 

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