Austin Figure Skating Club

Newsletter - November 2020

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President's Note

Dear Members,


I hope you are enjoying these first few days of the Fall season! To me, nothing is better than a cup of coffee with a freshly baked pumpkin bread in the comfort of my house with my family. How are you staying cozy these days?


The 2020 Autumn Classic gave some athletes the opportunity to show off new skills and programs since March. Overall, it was a good event and it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our several volunteers and officials who worked before, during and after the competition. We now have a good idea of how to be prepared for our 2021 Excel Bluebonnet Open Competition in April. We will need more volunteers to help cover all the needed spots to provide each athlete a safe and good experience. Please, consider this opportunity to support our Club and earn some volunteer hours while interacting with some enthusiastic skating families.


As a friendly reminder, all club member families need a total of 15 hours prior to June 30, 2021. Renewal registration begins July 01, 2021. Families that do not meet the 15 volunteer hours will be responsible to pay $50.00 in additional to the registration fee.


We were very happy to offer a Testing Session after the 2020 Autumn Classic was over. Congratulations to all the skaters who passed their tests.


Last year’s Christmas party involved learning some fun dance moves. We are excited to plan something special for this year too. Stay tuned for more information.


There is a lot to be thankful for, even in this difficult and challenging year. I hope you enjoy time with family and we wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.



Sincerely,

Cindy Chapa

AFSC President

**Cancelled** AFSC Skate and Dress Sale

Saturday, Nov. 14th, 12-4pm

1717 Scottsdale Drive

Leander, TX

**Cancelled** Will be rescheduled


Buy or sell new or used skating apparel

Buy: Skates, blades, competition and practice dresses, stockings, guards, soakers, skate clothing, etc.

Sell: Drop off your items Saturday morning of the event. Find your consignment form for detailed directions on our website. If you need to make other arrangements please contact - Stephanie Schmid 512-797-1368

Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:00-4pm

Chaparral ICE @ The Crossover

1717 Scottsdale Dr. Leander, TX 78641

www.afsctx.org

Qualifying Series News

Unfortunately, US Figure Skating Association officially canceled the Qualifying Series on November 02, 2020. AFSC want to recognize two Associate Club Members, they’ve dedicated hours of training, hard work and determination to prepare for such an incredible opportunity.


AFSC Associate Members:

2020 Nine States Figure Skating Championships

Congratulations to our skaters who participated in this competition last month!


  • Christopher Chapa
  • Amelia Chen
  • Anne Marie Chien
  • Kira Dalkiewicz
  • Julia Eltsova
  • Kseniia Eltsova
  • Allison Gerloff
  • Anaiah Machamer
  • Elizabeth Merene
  • Amaryn Michelson
  • Kaya Ridenour
  • Ava Sadasivan
  • Stephanie Schmid
  • Noa Syed
  • Leila Smith
  • Natalie Smith
  • Paige Smith
  • Mikayla Yu

Club Ice Announcement

Club Ice is Back!


Friday night Club Ice is back. The sessions will be held on the first Friday of the month at Chaparral Ice at Northcross from 5:15 to 6:15pm. Sessions are limited to 20 skaters. To sign up, click on the link below. Can’t wait to see you there!


Club Ice dates:


  • November 6
  • December 4


Cost for members is $7.00 per session.

AFSC Featured Skaters

We want to get to know you! We will be sharing biographies of featured club members in each newsletter. Want to be an AFSC featured skater? Fill out this form to submit your information. We will select skaters at random each month and we hope to feature our skaters from all levels (Basic Skills, FS, and Adult)!

Upcoming Test Sessions

If you would like to take a test at another club while waiting for the next one to be scheduled with Austin FSC, links to some of the clubs that have test sessions coming up are below. If you decide to do that, we can generate a permission to test (a form that says you are a member in good standing with AFSC). Send requests to terrysk8@gmail.com.


Dallas FSC test information: https://www.dallasfsc.org/test-sessions

Texas Gulf Coast FSC test information: http://texasgulfcoastfsc.org/testing/

Skating Club of Houston test information: https://www.skatingclubofhouston.org/testing

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Austin FSC Introductory member

Shining Bright Aspire!

$75

To be an Aspire member of Austin FSC, skaters must be enrolled in LTS Specialty classes with
Chaparral Ice. Membership is 1 year!

Includes:

Badges, Aspire Tee Shirt w/club logo, Zoom classes, Parent Webinars, activity fellowship with Mentors from Austin FSC, Introduction to training plan and Compete under Austin FSC name!

July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021


Next level of membership Join Anytime!

Bridge

Includes:

First year new member a club jacket!

Full Member Austin FSC and US Figure Skating (USFSA) include and not limited to club ice, activities, events and special privileges. Also USFS Magazine!

Super Novas Program

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  • We are so excited to announce we ordered T-Shirts! We will contact everyone with details
    about how and where to pick them up.


  • Super Novas are open to all members currently in FS6 and below, and have not yet passed
    Pre-Preliminary Moves!


  • Super Novas meet the 3rd Saturday of the month at 4:30pm at The Crossover during
    the school year. Our time on the ice is full of fun games, and the activities are designed
    to challenge the skaters' skills in a fun and playful environment.



  • If you have any questions, please email Renae Sundgren at sk8procool@gmail.com or
    call 512-470-7118.
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To find out more about USFSA Adult skating program:

https://www.usfigureskating.org/skate/skating-opportunities/adult-skating


Visit https://www.facebook.com/afscadultzone to keep up with AFSC Club offerings of Zoom off-ice trainings, seminars, clinics, social meetings, showcases and competition opportunities that are geared solely for the Adult skaters. Please feel free to post and add opportunities from other clubs along with any helpful skater videos.


If you have any ideas or suggestions of activities that you'd like to have happen for us please don't hesitate to reach out! All feedback is helpful!



Stephanie Schmid

AFSC Adult Zone Committee Chair

512-797-1368 text or call


The Adult Zone Facebook page

https://fb.me/afscadultzone

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AFSC Board Meetings

The next Board Meeting is on November 22 from 2pm-4pm.


Please register in advance for this meeting using this link.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Membership Renewal

2020-2021 Membership year is July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

If you haven't yet renewed your membership, please remember to do so as soon as possible. You cannot test or compete unless you have a current membership with US Figure Skating either through a club or as an individual member.

Upcoming Competitions and Events

The Nutcracker on Ice

Friday, December 11 at 7pm

Saturday, December 12 at 7pm

Cedar Park, TX - The Crossover


These performances are sanctioned by US Figure Skating through the Austin Figure Skating Club.

Amazon Smile

If you don't already have charitable group or school that receives donations through your purchases, consider putting Austin Figure Skating Club as a recipient of those donations. This is a great and painless way to earn a little more money for Club activities. To have your purchases generate donations to the Club click on this link.


Thank you for considering shopping with Amazon to benefit AFSC

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Austin Figure Skating Club

The Austin Figure Skating Club (AFSC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that promotes the sport of Figure Skating in the Greater Austin area.

AFSC is the only US Figure Skating Association member club in the Greater Austin area.

Our Mission

The club was organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Among its purposes are to encourage the instruction, practice, and advancement of the various disciplines of figure skating, to encourage good sportsmanship, cultivate a spirit of fraternal feeling among its members, and to carry out the general policies of U.S. Figure Skating.