|Yale Figure Skating Club
A member club of the
United States Figure Skating Association
News and Announcements
Basic Skills Competition
The second Yale Figure Skating Club Basic Skills Competition will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014.
Designed to be a fun, introductory, competitive experience for beginning and intermediate skaters, this competition will be open to any skater enrolled in one of our Basic Skills Programs and to other US Figure Skating members from other Clubs.
Talk to your coach or download our application packet for further information about how you can participate in this exciting event! Let us know if you are willing to help with planning.
ATTENTION all Skaters!
It is not too late to sign up for the 2013-2014 YFSC Skating Season at the Ingalls Rink! Classes and sessions run on Saturday mornings and Sunday evenings. Basic Skills, Sunday Snowplow Sam, Bridge and Dance lessons, and MFD practice sessions are still accepting new and returning skaters.
Session fees are pro-rated and new and returning Club members do NOT pay for sessions that have been missed!
Membership and session registration forms are available here. If you would like to join us mid-season, please email our administrative assistant, Mary D'Agostino, at email@example.com. Tell her something about your skating ability, and she'll let you know if we have a spot for you.
Go to General Information for details on the times, descriptions, and subscription costs for lessons and practice sessions.
August 27, 2013
We are pleased to announce our program for the coming year. Fall sessions will begin the weekend of September 14th. Membership and Session Registration Forms, Emergency Forms, and a Calendar are attached for your convenience. We will not be sending forms by mail, so please help us to spread the word. Forms and details are available on our website, www.yale.edu/yfsc. We hope you will encourage your friends to visit it.
Again this year we will have a special day for Registration: Saturday, September 7th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. If you cannot come that day, mail all forms and your check to Mary D’Agostino by September 8th to reserve your place. Registration is critical to the planning process, and we beg your cooperation.
We will not have a used skate sale at Registration this year, however our board member, Eva Sapi, has created a new “Skates Wanted/For Sale” display board that we’ll keep in the rink for members use to post this information.
The attached printable Calendar shows both the dates and times of our fall sessions. Prices are shown there too, and on the Program page of the website, and on the Registration form. While the Club is in good shape financially, the University has substantially increased our ice fees, and we are forced to pass these costs along to our skaters.
Our sessions remain the same as last year with two exceptions. First, we are adding a Bridge class on Saturday morning from 9:05 to 9:35 during MFD. Like the one on Sunday, this class is an introduction to freestyle, moves- in-the-field, dance, and synchronized skating, and is open to both children and adults who have passed Basic Level 4 or Adult 2. We strongly encourage those at the higher basic skills levels to get started in Bridge while you work on completing Basic 8 or Adult 4. You can do the Bridge group the same day as you do Basic Skills or, even better, add it on the opposite day. Of course, Bridge is also open to those who have completed Basic 8 or Adult 4. The other change to the program is that Saturday Snow Plow Sam will revert to same format as Sunday; parents will not be on the ice, and the minimum age will be four years old.
Private Lessons: We encourage all skaters to consider taking private lessons, either during Basic Skills after the group lesson, or during MFD sessions. Visit our webpage for information about our coaches and how to contact them. For advice on finding a coach, please email me, coach committee chair, Mary Lee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic Skills competition: Again this year, we are planning a Basic Skills competition on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 20th. In anticipation of the possibility that coaches may not be able to accommodate all skaters wishing lessons during Basic Skills times, we will again allow lower level Basic Skills skaters on MFD ice provided they are supervised by a coach at all times. We again ask everyone for their understanding, support, and encouragement of these fledgling skaters.
Sad News/Glad News: We are very sorry to tell you that Bobbi Nesheim, a founding member of our club and a board member and our Basic Skills Director for as long as we can remember, has reluctantly resigned for health reasons. We are all very sad about this, and are committed to continuing the program that she so ably built. Happily, we have been able to engage one of our coaches, John Cain, to serve as Acting Basic Skills Director and take over many of Bobbi’s duties. John is an accomplished skater and experienced coach, with an education in both Health and Education Science (with a major in Figure Skating!) and Elementary Education. Please welcome him as we move forward in this transition year.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon,
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