The month of May brings exciting news, skater highlights and much anticipated events for FSCLA Members! As summer temperatures heat up, we can all stay cool at the rink, enjoying and celebrating our love of skating!
Skater of the Month
Level: Freeskate 2-3
Hometown: Elsie, NE and Kaplan, LA
Coach: Pam Kaminsky
How you got started: I was 4 years old when I got my first pair of ice skates after watching the winter Olympics. I begged my mom for a pair of skates. She had me start out roller skating and roller blading. But at Christmas time I got that first pair of skates and I practiced skating all winter on outdoor ice. Eventually I started lessons and skating has been so much fun for me.
Hobbies: Figure skating, cooking, working with animals.
Favorite Element(s): Sit spin, and backward spiral. Favorite Skater(s): Nancy Kerrigan
Goals: My goal is to master the skills I'm working on now, and to challenge myself by learning new skills. I am also passionate about inviting and inspiring new skaters to learn to skate.
Group practices are from 9-10 am on the following dates:\ (5/7).
Dress Rehearsal will be held on Saturday 5/14 from 7-10 am.
Please read and reread the Spring Show Meeting Packet and review any information you may have missed.
Warm Birthday Wishes . . .
Macey Boise (5/2)
Elizabeth Colden (5/18)
In Skating This Month
May is Asian American Heritage Month and SKATING Magazine celebrates Asian American figure skating pioneers.
At the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, Nathan Chen made history as the first Asian American skater to win a gold medal in men's figure skating.
Thirty-one years ago at the 1991 World Championships in Munich, Kristi Yamaguchi and Natasha Kuchiki made history of their own as it was the first time two Asian American skaters won medals at the same ISU championship. In the decades that followed, skaters like Michelle Kwan, Maia and Alex Shibutani and Mirai Ngasu amazed fans with their incredible talents on the ice. Long before, severeal less celebrated Asian American skaters paved the way for future generations with history making successes of their own.
This month we celebrate Asian American skaters and their accomplishments. The full article can be seen on pp. 36 -38 of the May 2022 edition of SKATING, the official publication of U.S. Figure Skating, or at www. usfigureskating.org.
FSCLA is Granted Full Club Status by USFS Governing Council!
Delegates approved all actions of the U.S. Figure Skating Board of Directors from the past year, conducted the Board of Directors election and approved new U.S. Figure Skating clubs at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council Annual Meeting. Delegates also recognized and commemorated officials who achieved 25-, 40-, 50- and 60-year status and clubs that achieved 50-, 75- and 100-year status during 2020, 2021 or 2022.
Sarah Hirshland, the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, opened Saturday’s Governing Council meeting congratulating U.S. Figure Skating on its centennial anniversary and its success at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
The 2022-23 season will mark the first for U.S. Figure Skating’s new board structure.
Clubs Granted Full Status
The Center Skating Academy (Marlborough, Massachusetts)
District Impact SC (Washington, D.C.)
Dubuque FSC (Dubuque, Iowa)
Go4Gold Shakopee Skating Academy (Prior Lake, Minnesota)
Great Lakes FSC (Glen Ellyn, Illinois)
Iowa Figure Skating Academy (Urbandale, Iowa)
FSC of Louisiana (Lafayette, Louisiana)
A big thank you to the amazing coaches and volunteers and all the FSCLA members for your participation as we strive to reach our club goals!!
“Every day, someone realizes a dream. I believe dreams help light our darkness and give us the push we need to move across the rink of life.”