School is back in session, and as the weather is cooling down, the fun is heating up at the rink! New classes have started and preparation for the Holiday Show is underway. Find out how you can stay informed and get involved in this month's newsletter!
Learn To Skate
The new Learn to Skate session is underway. After taking the Labor Day holiday off, we will resume class on Monday September 12. We are so excited with the participation in this session, thank you to all of you who are sharing your Monday evenings with us at the rink!
Aspire Class: Started August 24th. 5-6 pm
$60 for the remaining 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 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:
Off Ice Jumps
To sign up for new classes go to:
IN SKATING THIS MONTH
Michelle Kwan Inducted into U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame.
Michelle Kwan, the most decorated athlete in U.S. Figure Skating history was inducted into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame on June 24 at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, CO.
She joins a star studded class that will be hard to replicate. Among the marquee inductees were Natalie Coughlin (swimming), Mia Hamm (soccer), Michael Phelps (swimming), Lindsey Vonn (Alpine Skiing), Billie Jean King (tennis).
Enjoy the complete article in the August/September addition of SKATING MAGAZINE or read more online here:
U.S. FIGURE SKATING SHATTERS MEMBERSHIP RECORD IN 2021-22 SEASON
U.S. Figure Skating shattered its membership record for the 2021-22 season, the national governing body announced today. With a total membership of 222,890, the 2021-22 membership cycle marks the highest membership total in the organization’s 100-year history.
“To achieve a record-setting membership year while facing the challenges of the pandemic is a testament to the entire figure skating community,” U.S. Figure Skating President Sam Auxier said. “I am confident that our athletes, clubs, coaches and officials will continue to push the sport and our organization to new heights.”
With 222,890 members for the 2021-22 membership cycle (July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022), the national governing body broke its previous record of 203,023 (2018-19 season). Total membership includes 167,725 Learn to Skate USA members, 54,720 full members and 445 Friends of Figure Skating.
Learn to Skate USA, powered by Toyota, experienced the highest enrollment in the program’s history in 2021-22. The program welcomed 26 new skating programs. Of note, 169 programs in the United States have more than 300 members. Suburban Skating School houses Learn to Skate USA’s largest program with over 4,000 members while The Kraken Skating Academy is the largest program to join Learn to Skate USA this season. Learn to Skate USA, an enhanced iteration of U.S. Figure Skating’s Basic Skills Program, is the only beginning skating program in the country endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating, with support from Special Olympics and the Professional Skaters Association (PSA).
Whether you have purchased skates or you are using skates from the rink, it's a good idea to take the time to learn some simple steps to keep your skates in great shape. Properly maintaining your skates is important because it not only extends the durability and structural integrity of your skates but will save you a trip to the pro shop and money for repairs in the long-run. Check out this instructional video made by Mark Ladwig, an American pair skater who competed and placed 10th at the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the video, Mark reviews how to keep your skates in good condition while being off the ice for an extended period of time.