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Learn to Skate Newsletter - April 2022

Spring into this months newsletter with FSCLA! We have some important information regarding the spring show and some many important dates coming up this month.


Test Corner

Good luck to our skaters who are testing in our last week of Learn to Skate! You got this!



Learn to Skate Sessions

The last date of this session is upon us! 4/4, let's make it our best yet!

The dates for our next Learn to Skate session are 4/25-5/16. Sign up is currently available through your Leevo account or our website.

Spring Show

Next Saturday, 4/9, is the decoration day at Coach Pam's house. We only need those who signed up for set-up/take down to be there. Anyone else who would like to come will get some volunteer hours. We greatly appreciate any and all help! (Please refer to the Spring Show Meeting packet for time and address)

Group practices are from 9-10 am on the following dates: (4/16) (4/23) (4/30) and (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.

Blood Drive

Planet Ice is hosting an "Easter Bash" Saturday April 16 from 12:30-4:00 pm. Please consider donating if you are able! Volunteers can get hours by helping at our booth and with the fun jump.

Board Membership

The following people are Board Members of FSCLA:

President-Jodi Boise

Vice-President - Siobhan McAuliffe

Secretary - Lacey Guidry

Treasurer - Pam Kaminsky

The following people are Chair-people of FSCLA:

Show Chair - Shelly Boone

Skater Representative - Olivia Picou

Policy & Procedure Chair - Lucy Melancon

Communications Chair and Parent Representative- Erin Chrisman

Social Media Chair - Anna Hutchinson

The following positions are currently open:

Test Chair

Membership Chair

FSCLA will be holding elections in June. All members will be notified when it is time to vote. Until then, speak with a Board Member or Chair-person with any questions you have concerning Board Membership and/or Board Member's jobs. You can also find that information in the Club's By-Laws, which were handed out at the meeting.

We encourage all Learn to Skate participants to get involved with the club. The above information is for your edification, should you ever have a problem, question, or concern you can use this information to know who to speak with. If you are ever unsure who to speak with, you can always speak to a coach or email the club. If you are interested in becoming a member or simply want more info about the club/membership please feel free to speak with any of the Board Members listed above or email the club.


Parent Connection

How can I help my child succeed in figure skating?

Proper attire. Wearing the right thing in figure skating is essential to a skaters safety. Non-restrictive clothing and clothing fitted enough for a coach to see specific movement should be worn at all times on the ice. This means no jeans, shorts, baggy pants or big jewelry that can get in the way.

Early is On Time! Getting to the rink early so that your skater can warm up is also an essential element to safety. Light jogging in place, jumping jacks and thorough stretching should be done for at least 15 minutes before putting on skates.

Practice, practice, practice! Encourage your skater to be consistent and practice at home off the ice. Staying active everyday and working on strength and balance skills will improve your skaters ability on ice!

Being present. As parents, it is important you show interest in your skater's success. Please stay inside the rink while your child is warming up and on the ice. We want to see your smiling faces as you watch your skater improve their skills!


In Skating This Month

Team USA takes home three medals on final day of World Championships

The United States won three medals on the final day of ISE World Figure Skating Championships 2022. Vincent Zhou took the bronze medal in the men's competition, while ice dancers Madison Hubbel and Zachary Donohue, and Madison Chock and Evan Bates earned silver and bronze, respectively.

This World Championships marks the first time since 1967 that the United States has won a medal in four disciplines. Additionally, with the results this week in France, the United States will have the maximum number of entries into the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2023.

Knierim and Frazier Win World Pairs Title

Knierim and Frazier scored a competition and career-best 221.09 points to claim gold, including a career-best 144.21 points in the free skate. Fresh off a silver medal in the team event in Beijing, the tandem was making their second World Championships appearance.



"If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten."

-Sasha Cohen


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