Learn to Skate 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!





 

Test Corner

The following skaters passed tests in the last two months. Congratulations to all of our amazing skaters. Keep up the good work and Skater to Great!





(Left to Right) Sam Campos, Courtney Dugas, and Lisa Johnson passed Basic 1.










(Left to Right) Carson Strang, Hudson Gunawan, and Satin Perez-Lavergne passed Basic 1.






(Left to right) Alexis Mayeux, Vivian Lavergne, Stacey Stutes, and Gabrielle Burke passed Basic 1.







(Left to Right) Sam Campos, Courtney Dugas, and Lisa Johnson passed Basic 2.















(Left to right) Sam Campos passed Basic 3, Marissa Penn passed Basic 4, and Eleanora Carriker passed Basic 5.





 

FSCLA News


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 these 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.



 

Parent Connection

Learn to Skate Memberships

Welcome all of our new Learn to Skate members! When you sign up for our Learn to Skate classes part of your payment goes towards a Learn to Skate USA membership. you should receive your own membership number. You can use this number to login to learntoskateusa.com, where there is a world of information waiting for you.

There are resources for skaters and parents on your member portal, including How to Dress Like a Skater, Encouraging a Skater Who Doesn't pass, Your Child's enjoyment in Skating, Getting the Most out of Your Lessons, and more! There are also on- and off-ice challenges and games in pdf format for skaters to print and take with them to the rink. You can also view all of the challenges and games on the Learn to Skate app. The app is available in the App Store for Android and Apply phones. Skaters can keep track of their accomplishments, levels passed, training, practices, and more all from the app.

Members also receive a magazine from Learn to Skate USA, which is also available to view on the website. Your member profile can also be used to track your testing and competition results. There are so many different advantages to being a member of Learn to Skate USA. Go online and take a look!

 

QUOTE




"Effort may lie, but it will never be in vainq."


-Yuzuru Hanyu