In this Issue
Our Club's Annual Full and Excel Series Competition, the Houston Invitational, News
We have hit a record-breaking year beating our 2020 year numbers of 254 skaters and have registered 265 skaters this year! The committee is so excited about this as we move closer to our goal of being a classy and fun competition that is every skater's annual tradition! But, in order to keep this competition going at this standard, WE NEED YOU TO MAKE IT HAPPEN! All volunteers, sponsors, and donors are welcome! If you have friends who would like to help, please feel free to invite them! Members from other clubs too! Please share this information with your Learn to Skate friends also!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
Our Silent Auction was a fun addition and a huge success last year! We will be putting together fun Movie Night, Wine Tasting, Gift Cards, BBQ, and more fun baskets! Also on the list are items for our amazing goody bags for our 265 skaters who registered. We look forward to offering it again! CLICK HERE to donate.
Judge and Coach Hospitality
Our Judges come for FREE and volunteer their time (we pay their travel and expenses). This year we are bringing in 10 judges from across the country and another 11 that are local or driving in from across the state. We need your help to make sure they are well fed and happy!
The competition goes ALL weekend: Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 6 am. to 12 p.m. The committee members will be there for most of the 28 hours, but we NEED just a few hours of your time to help give breaks and cover areas we can't be in, etc.!
CLICK HERE to sign up
Graduating Senior Information
GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
If you have a high schooler that graduated in December 2022 or will be graduating SPRING 2023, please email complete the form below:
We will be recognizing our Graduating Seniors at the Aerodrome's evening, Spring Show, on June 2nd.
USFS GRADUATING SENIORS AWARD PROGRAM: DEADLINE MARCH 15, 2023
The Graduating Seniors Program was developed to recognize the achievements of those individuals graduating from high school who have made the commitment to continue their training in figure skating while pursuing their academic studies. The purpose of this program is to honor and credit those qualified graduates for their achievements during their high school years through the presentation of a certificate to the skater during a school function or recognition opportunity. To further applaud the achievements of the individuals awarded, U.S. Figure Skating will publish the names of the recipients on both the U.S. Figure Skating Graduating Seniors Program webpage, as well as in SKATING magazine.
Link to apply: Graduating Senior Award Application
Click the form below for detailed information or CLICK HERE
Show off your skills and/or practice for competition!
Saturday Skater Spotlight! (Morning Exhibitions at Aerodrome)
Competing soon?! NOW you can also sign up for a critique of your program at this time as well! We have some very kind local judges who are willing to come to give a quick critique of your program while you perform! Sign up today!
For critiques, some restrictions apply and are based on the availability of judges. Email Lisa at LDLHayes@gmail.com if interested in a critique!
Check out this inspiring article featuring Vanessa Pham and her partner, Jonathan Rogers
"Pham may not have viewed ice dance through that lens when she first tried it nearly five years ago, but stepping beyond her comfort zone and embracing the nuances of the sport has led her to see that you never know what awaits when you branch out – and allowed her to experience a few items on her bucket list along the way."
Click the picture or title to view the article on US Figure Skating Fanzone
Vanessa and Jonathan placed 5th at Nationals this year!
NEXT TEST SESSION
The next Test Session will be held Saturday, April 15th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at BELLERIVE ICE CENTER. Space will be limited. If we need, we will be able to hold tests at AERODROME, Friday, April 14 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. If you have tests, school events, or other commitments, you need to wait until our June session. Space will be limited, so you will need to sign up as soon as you get the notice by email that the test session is open.
We need YOUR HELP! We want to celebrate our skaters, but need to know what they are up to! Attending a competition? Did they qualify for something? Are they headed to a higher competition? Or maybe they just achieved something they've been working hard at! PLEASE SEND THAT INFORMATION TO US AND LET US KNOW! Otherwise, we don't know!
You can send to:
email@example.com or your Coach Representative!
Aerodrome: Taylor Gilmore @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Bellerive and Galleria: Elena Prudsky @ email@example.com
Jane Campbell - President & Test Chair
Nena Mirkovic-Ruiz - VP Membership
Paula Moore - Treasurer
Lisa Hayes - Secretary
Angela McClendon - Director
Taylor Gilmore - Director
Chieu Foo - Director
Elena Prudsky - Director
Mark Peavy - Director
The Skating Club of Houston
Location: 8220 Willow Place Drive North, Houston, TX, USA