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FSCLA Members Newsletter November 2021

As the end of 2021 nears, so is the Christmas show. The participants have been working very hard and can't wait to show off their stuff! We have a new skater of the month, and our Annual Christmas party coming up. A very special celebration will be happening soon...Read on to find out more!


Skater of the Month

Olivia Picou

Age: 18 years old

Level: Freestyle 5 (ISI)

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Coach: Pam Kaminsky

How I Got Started: I had tried several sports before ice skating. Every time I’d start a sport I never felt connect with it, but one day my school was passing out sports we could do during the year and the clubs that were associated with each sport. I saw ice skating and joked about doing it. I had a friend in ice skating so I decided to join the rink in Amarillo, Texas. I remember my mom telling me, “You have to stick with this, you can’t just quite because you have a few bad days.” Here I am a decade later still skating, learning, and advancing.

Hobbies: I love to draw and write. I also love burning a hole in my wallet from art supplies, to vinyl, to unnecessary Knickknacks. Spending time with friends getting food, watching a movie or show, or shopping.

Favorite Element(s): I love my broken leg spin!

Favorite Skater(s): I really like everyone! And wish I knew everyone more.

Goals: Get my Axle, double loop, and learn a flying spin.




Show practice has been going very well, everyone! With us only having a few weeks until the show, we can't forget to tell our family and friends to come and watch. We have this graphic with show information for everyone to send out and have on their socials.

Tickets will only be sold at the door this go around, for $5 a piece. People who want to watch both shows DO have to pay for both. Children under 6 years old get in free. Volunteers get in free, as well. If you do not volunteer for a job, you must pay to enter.

We hope to see all of your family and friends there to support the club and its members.

Christmas Party

Our annual Members Christmas Party is will be held Sunday,December 12 from 1-4 pm. Its at Emily and Lacey Guidry's house this year. Their address is below on the invite. We will be handing out these invites this week. Please RSVP with either Pam or Siobhan.

We will be playing White Elephant, so bring a generic gift (worth no more than $20), if you wish to participate. There will be gumbo, drinks, and fun games to play.

We really hope to see all of our members there, that we may celebrate the holiday season with you all!

Graduating Seniors Award

Graduating Seniors applications are now open! Recognize graduating high school seniors in your club with the Graduating Seniors award. Skaters of all levels are eligible to apply for recognition, and the application is available here. The deadline to submit is March 15, 2022.


In Skating This Month

National Skating Month is coming soon!

The event will be from January to February to help celebrate the upcoming 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. USFS will be celebrating their 21st year of hosting National Skating Month!

Do you know anyone who has ever wanted to lace up a pair of skates and take the ice? Now is their chance! Learning to skate is easy and fun. With a little determination and a bit of practice, they will be gliding forward and even backward across the ice and toward your goals! Whether they want to learn to skate backward, spin really fast or even land an Axel, a National Skating Month event can help them get started.

The theme this year is “The Next Century of Figure Skating Starts With YOU”.

Keep a look out for our rink’s celebration. We will be having all different types of games, events, and even a clinic!



Sophia Goings 11/16

Siobhan McAuliffe 11/26

Happy birthday to you both from FSCLA!



“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


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