Learn to Skate Newsletter - March 2022


Happy Mardi Gras to all of our skaters, family, friends, and supporters!

We look forward to many exciting events in March as we celebrate Mardi Gras, our love of figure skating, and the accomplishments of our hard working students in Learn to Skate.


Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!


 

TEST CORNER


In recognition of a job well done, we congratulate the following skaters who passed levels in February:





Basic 1: (fromt left to right) Natalie Keefer, Kamilla Hedges, Maxens Casetta, & Jenna Nussbaumer














Basic 3: (left to right) Emma Breaux and Evalyn Mason







KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, WE APPLAUD YOUR EFFORTS!!!


 

PARENT CONNECTION


BE ATTENTIVE

Skaters should try a skill, try it again and ask questions if they don’t understand. Coaches should break down the skill into a few easy steps, demonstrate and offer suggestions for mastery. As a parent, don’t hover over the sidelines; let your child learn from the instructor. Ask your skater what they learned in class and positively encourage them and celebrate achievements. You can check your skater’s progress through the app, Leevo.


GET INVOLVED

You are joining your children as they embark on the journey of a lifetime with U.S. Figure Skating. We encourage our parents to get involved with the process in any way they can. There are many ways you can be involved with your children’s skating to help them grow and develop in the sport and in life.


VOLUNTEER

Our club is always looking for volunteers to help out with shows, fundraising, and even representation on the club’s board. There are many ways to help out and show your support for your skater and your club. Please see a coach or our parent representatives to see how you can help out.


JOIN THE CLUB

Show your support for your skater and the club by becoming a member.

(USFS Figure Skating Parents Guide Volume 1)


 

Quotes





What makes you really come together under pressure is determination and focus and toughness.

Debi Thomas










 


SKATING NEWS:


As Black history month comes to a close, we celebrate the achievement of the Figure Skating Club of Harlem and commend their efforts in empowering women and girls of color through figure skating. . .



A New York-based nonprofit, Figure Skating in Harlem has combined sport and education to positively influence girls of color for the past 25 years. It seeks to help them acquire the academic, social and leadership skills they will need to succeed in life.


FSH uses three figure skating programs to annually reach 275 girls, many from low-income families. The organization recently expanded its programs to Detroit.


“FSH began more than two decades ago with a vision to empower young girls in the Harlem community,” said founder and CEO Sharon Cohen on the organization’s website. “Our hope is that through each student’s experience, she will graduate our program as a powerful speaker, effective leader, and global citizen. As we expand in Detroit, we hope to bring the benefits of our model education and skating based program to even more children!”


https://www.teamusa.org/news/2022/february/03/figure-skating-in-harlem-recognized-with-ioc-women-and-sport-award



US Figure Skating Team Earned SILVER MEDALS at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.


https://time.com/6145659/us-team-figure-skating-final/


 



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