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Learn To Skate 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! More skaters have passes their tests and some interesting info for Parents is in store for you all. A very special celebration will be happening soon...Read on to find out more!


Test Corner

The following skaters have passed their tests in the passed two months. Congratulations to you all. We are all so proud of you. Keep skating to great!

Macey Boise passed Basic 5 & 6!

(From left to right) Madison Dejean, Olivia Gunawan, Jessie Dugas, and Josie Dugas have all passed their Basic 1 test!



Christmas Show

Though we have already handed out the dates and times for show practices, they are listed below for anyone who may have forgotten. The dates in bold are upcoming.

10/23 -- 9-10 am

10/30 -- 9-10 am

11/6 -- 8-9 am

11/14 (Sunday) -- 9-10 am

11/20 (Dress Rehearsal) -- 7-9 am

11/28 (Sunday) -- 9-10 am

All info for dress rehearsal is in the packets that were handed out to you all. Please make sure to read them thoroughly! After doing so, send us any questions in the group.

It's going to be a great show! See you all at the next practice.

Fall Mini Session

We have an ongoing mini session, at the moment. Classes are on Mondays from 6-7 pm. The dates are 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, and 12/6. There is no class the week of Thanksgiving. If you already have a Leevo account, you can login and sign up. If you know of anyone who would like to start skating, they can sign up, too. Please let us know if there are any questions concerning sign up. Hope to see you all out there on the ice, Skating to Great!


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!


Parent Connection

Private Lessons?

The Figure Skating Club of Louisiana encourages beginning skaters to participate primarily in group lessons. Group lessons provide excellent knowledge of the basic foundation your skater will need to improve. If your skater needs supplemental or “booster” lessons to help pass a level, they decide to do a solo/duet/trio in an upcoming show, or begin competing, then you will want to request a private lesson.

Our club’s process is that you will need to submit a private lesson form found here. The director, Pam, will place you with a coach that has your needed availability and thinks your skater will work well with. Discuss payment options and charges up front with the coach. While you may know their on-ice lesson rate, most coaches charge for fees that take up their time off-ice, such as music editing, and competition fees. Will you pay monthly or per lesson? Also remember that if your lesson takes place on a freestyle session, you will need to pay for that ice time separately in addition to the coach’s fee. You can follow instructions on how to purchase and sign up for ice time here.

Private lessons are more expensive than group so if your skater and the coach are not working well together, you can switch coaches. The proper and ethical way to do so is inform Pam, the director, for a change. After speaking with the director, let the current coach know that you would like to switch and also talk with the incoming coach before starting anything. You will need to settle all bills before taking lessons from another coach. Coaches are professional and only want what is best for your skater to succeed.



“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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