FSCLA Members Newsletter - August 2022


School is starting soon!! And we can't wait to see everyone that took the summer off. Below we have updates on who passed their tests last session, updates on the new Learn to Skate session, new classes that have been added to help a skater grow, and more!



 

Skater of the Month

Marissa Penn


















Age: 19

Level: Basic 5

Hometown: Crowley, La

Coach: Olivia Picou

How you got Started: I watched Yuri!!! on Ice whenever it first came out in 2016, and immediately became obsessed with the sport.

Hobbies: Skating, watching anime, painting, and playing video games

Favorite Element(s): Backwards crossovers and all jumps

Favorite Skater(s): Ashley Wagner, Yuzuru Hanyu, Evgenia Medvedeva

Goals: I would like to compete and eventually become a coach!

 

August Birthdays





Kristina Breaux 8/8




 

FSCLA News


Candyland

The video is now available for purchase! If you want the digital download, please email us at contact@fscoflouisiana.com and we will email you a $20 invoice. Once paid, we will email you the download link.




New Session Begins Soon

Our new Learn to Skate Session starts on August 22nd at 6 pm. We hope you all will sign up to spend a part of your summer with us! You can sign up here.


Please make sure to arrive 15-20 minutes early to meet your coach and get fitted for skates/put skates on. Remember that even though it is summer OUTSIDE, it is still cool INSIDE, so we should all wear pants (no jeans) and jackets that do not hinder movement and long socks that are not too thick. If you choose to wear a skirt, please wear shorts underneath.


If you have any trouble signing up, or have any questions or concerns, please email the club at contact@fscoflouisiana.com. Hope to see you all out on the ice soon!



New Classes! We are starting two new class.


Aspire Class: Starts August 24th. 5-6 pm

$90 for 6 weeks of Skating classes


Done with Learn to Skate? The next step is Aspire Program. You will learn how to transition from Group Classes to Private Lessons.

What you will learn:

How to practice, warm up, cool down, learning Moves In the Field - Pre-Pre and testing

Off Ice Training Class Starts - September 10th | Saturdays 9-10 am

$80 for 8 weeks of classes



Our Off Ice Class will have something for all levels (Basic 3 and Up).

There will be a rotation of the following Classes:

  • Yoga

  • Fitness Stations

  • Plyometrics

  • Isometrics

  • Cardio

  • Off Ice Jumps

  • Much More!!


To Sign up for any of the new classes go to www.fscoflouisiana.com/programs



 

In Skating This Month


Figure skating age minimum raised ahead of next Olympics


The International Skating Union approved gradually raising the figure skating age minimum from 15 years to 17 years for Olympic-level competition before the next Winter Games in 2026, which will impact the women’s singles event.


The previously detailed proposal, hatched before the Beijing Olympics to be voted on at this month’s congress, was “an urgently needed change to protect the physical, mental and emotional health of the athletes.”


Currently, skaters must reach age 15 by July 1 of the preceding year to be eligible for senior competition, including the Olympics.


The new rule calls for an increase after next season: turning 16 years old to be eligible for senior competition starting in 2023-24. Then upping it to 17 for the 2024-25 season and beyond, including the 2026 Olympics in Italy.



 

QUOTE




"Effort may lie, but will never be in vain."


-Yuzuru Hanyu


 

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