FSCLA Members Newsletter June 2021

Updated: Jun 7


The 2021-22 skating season has begun and FSCLA is so glad to have you be a part of it with us. We have so many fun and exciting activities planned for our members this season. To kick it off, we have our Summer Camps in June and July. We will also be have a fun surprise at the end of the summer, for members only. Read on to find out more!

  • Skater of the Month

  • News

  • In Skating this Month

  • Quotes

Skater of the Month

Maria Molina












Age: 20

Level: Pre-Preliminary Freeskate

Hometown: Barcelona, Spain

Coach: Pamela Kaminsky

How you got started: I started roller skating when I was 4 years old, and when I came to the US I started Ice Skating.

Hobbies: Skating, tennis, and watching movies

Favorite Elements: Camel Spin, Sit Spin

Favorite Skaters: Javier Fernandez

Goals: I want to be a psychologist. My skating goals though, are to test out and be a coach in the future.

Send off: Maria is moving back to Spain and The Figure Skating Club of Louisiana is going to miss her so much! She has showed us all what hard work and dedication look like since she came to our rink. We all quickly fell in love with her sweet and caring personality, as well as her beautiful skating. Good luck this Summer Maria, and we will miss you when you leave. All of us at FSCLA hope you come visit us again.

News

New Website

As I'm sure many of you have already noticed, the new website has launched! The changes are mostly cosmetic, but if you have any problems using the site, let us know. Also, members can now have a profile on the website, which can help them keep track of any posts on the site they are interested in. They will also be able to use their profile to answer forum questions and be a part of discussions. All member profiles will need to be approved before being able to use.

Learn to Skate Newsletter

To accommodate our ever growing club, Learn to Skate will have it's own Newsletter from now on. If you are in Learn to Skate and also a club member, we recommend reading both to stay up to date on all club info.

Camp

Our first camp of the Summer begins on Tuesday, June 8th at 5 pm. If you wish to sign up and have not yet you can do so on the Leevo website. Choose the June Camp option. If you are already signed up, remember to bring a few things to class: water, jump rope, and wear proper skating/workout attire (such as jacket, gloves, stockings, and tennis shoes). We will be moving our bodies and breaking a sweat so dress accordingly and remember to stay hydrated. See you all there!

Scholarships

For our skaters who are about to graduate high school, or are in college, there are certain scholarships and awards you can apply for through USFS. The Graduating Seniors Award is awarded to high school graduates who have "made the commitment to continue their training in figure skating while pursuing their academic studies". There are also many scholarships available to skaters of all abilities and levels. Deadlines approach fast, so if you are interested go to the USFS website or speak with a coach and/or club official for more info.

End/Beginning of Season Party

To celebrate a great season, the club is throwing a party for our members! To be held on July 17th @ 12 pm. There will be a water slip'n'slide/fun jump, BBQ and drinks, games, and so much fun to be had between friends. We hope to see you all there!

In Skating This Month

US Figure Skating is turning 100 years old this year, and to celebrate they are rolling out lots of fun and interesting things. Take a stroll down memory lane by viewing the timeline on the Centennial Celebration website. (usfigureskating.org/centennialcelebration) Click on the timeline and be transported back in time with highlights from the past 10 decades. View photos, videos, and stories that appeared at the time in SKATING magazine. You can also listen to adult skater Allison Manley's 80+ episode podcast, where she interviews many figure skating legends. You can listen to it on the Centennial Celebration website or wherever you download your podcasts.

Quotes

"My personal story has always been about perseverance and always getting up when I fall. Maybe I'm not Olympic champion, but I can teach the world about that."

-Jeremy Abbott