Spooky season is upon us! This month we start working on getting ready for the Christmas Show. We have a tiny Skater of the Month this time and have an exciting opportunity concerning Skate America. There will be a merchandise order placed soon, and you read about how to place an order below.
Skater of the Month
Level: Basic 4
Hometown: Born at West Point, NY. I don't have a hometown because I am a military child and have moved 3 times. I am currently at Fort Polk.
Coach: Pam Kaminsky & Jodi Boise
How I Got Started: I have been on the ice since I was practically born and have lived half my life at the rink. My older sister, Macey, skates and my mom coaches too. I started taking lessons when I was 3 years old and have competed since I was 4 years old.
Hobbies: Gymnastics, dance, riding my bike, playing with my sister and friends
Favorite Element(s): Spin
Favorite Skater(s): Ms. Pam and Mommy
Goals: Skate around and go live in a big city by myself
GroupMe and Fit by Wix
Starting October 1 the club will not use GroupMe anymore. This will be the last notice. All notices and urgent updates concerning the club or rink will be posted in the Fit app from then on. Any questions from skaters/parents that would be proposed through the app will now need to go through Fit by Wix if you wish to have a response. The Fit app can be found in the App Store for android and apple phones.
Christmas Show preparations begin this month! Decoration Day is on Oct. 16 starting at 11 am and will be held at Coach Pam's house ( 2110 Coteau Rd, New Iberia, La 70560). Group Practices begin Oct. 23, 9-10 am. From now on we will be posting Show updates in the Christmas Show Group on the Fit app. If you are not in that group yet, please let us know so that you can be added. This will be how you receive up-to-date information concerning the Show.
The club will be placing a merchandise order soon. If you would like to order FSCLA merch you can find the order form here. Once filled out, hand your order form and money to Coach Pam.
The US Figure Skating Memorial Fund is offering a limited quantity of fan cutouts at the 2021 Skate America. All 2021 virtual fans will have a reserved "seat" in a designated section within the arena and will serve as a visual representation of support for athletes competing at the event. Figure Skating fans may submit photos of themselves, their pets, friends or family members when reserving their cutouts. You can even purchase a $25 digital photo featuring your cutout(s) posed with a member of Team USA. All proceeds from the Virtual Fan Cutout Program will benefit the US Figure Skating Memorial Fund. To learn more about the Memorial Fund, visit 1961MemorialFund.com.
In Skating This Month
The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating is going to be held in Gdansk Poland from Sept 30th - October 2nd. There will be twelve US athletes competing this weekend.
This will be the 24th season of the ISU Junior Grand Prix Series. This competition consists of seven international events. Each athlete is eligible to score points in two of the seven scheduled events (pairs can compete in two of four designated events). Depending on the developments during the JGP Series, the ISU Council will evaluate if and how the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2021 (schedule for Dec 9-12, in Osaka, Japan) could be held by applying alternative qualification criteria. The ISU will stream all events on its YouTube page.
Below is a list of skaters competing this weekend.
Athlete(s) - Hometown(s) - Training Town
Mia Kalin - Oakland, CA - Oakland, CA
Clare Seo - Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs, CO
Will Annis - Duxbury, MA - Norwood, MA
Jacob Sanchez - Montgomery, NY - Newburgh, NY
Isabelle Martins and Ryan Bedard - Lake Barrington, IL; McHenry, IL - Geneva, IL
Anastasiia Smirnova and Danil Siianytsia - Shakopee, MN - Bloomington, MN
Isabella Flores and Dimitry Tsarevski - Colorado Springs, CO; Lakewood, CO - Colorado Springs, CO
Leah Neset and Artem Markelov - Minot, ND; Volzhsky, Russia - Colorado Springs, CO