GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

o our Club members graduating from high school in Spring 2017.  U.S. Figure Skating’s Graduating Senior Program recognizes skaters for their achievements during high school through the presentation of a certificate during a school function or graduation ceremony.  Awards are offered at the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels and skaters receive a certificate, pin, and letter of recognition.  To those who applied, we also ask that you notify Maria Morin because your Club will recognize you as well!  Send us your cap and gown photo for inclusion in our recognition activities.

2017 Grace Moore Memorial Competitors’ Assistance Scholarship Award Applications!

The application period for Grace Moore Scholarships is now open. It is available under the Downloadable Forms to the right of this site.

Applicants must designate a New Jersey club as their U.S. Figure Skating home club. An applicant’s NJ home club must be a registered member of the NJ Council of FSC in order to be eligible to apply for a grant. IHNJFSC is a member of the NJCFSC. To be eligible for a Senior Scholarship a skater must be a Novice, Junior or Senior Level skater AND have competed for two consecutive years at a qualifying competition.

For a Junior Scholarship the skater must be a Juvenile or Intermediate skater and have competed at least one year at a qualifying competition. 

Please follow the instructions from NJCFSC very carefully.

Please Note: There are three parts to complete: application, essay, and certification(note a permission to test is not an acceptable certification the test chair needs to certify) for a total of three pages. All parts must be submitted to the test chair for signature. Skaters under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian certify the originality of the essay.

Print neatly or type on one side only. Do not staple or bind pages together. Application must be postmarked by March 15, 2017. Absolutely NO late entries will be accepted or considered.    The skater MUST complete the correct year’s application and must have the signature of a club offical, a blanket permission letter will be considered an incomplete application. The skaters home club must be a registered member of NJ Council of FSC otherwise the skater is not eligible for a grant. If the skater did not compete due to injury a doctors note must accompany the application to be considered. If the doctor’s note is not attached the application will be rejected.

REGISTRATION FOR ALL REGIONAL AND SECTIONAL COMPETITIONS IS OPEN!

Attention Skaters – Registration is now open for Regionals.  The deadline to register for the 2017 Qualifying Season is September 1, 2016.  Please note that no late entries will be accepted, no exceptions. North Atlantic Regionals are being hosted by the Amherst Skating Club in Williamsville, NY from September 28 – October 2, 2016.

 

2015-2016 SKATERS ASSISTANCE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN!

Attention Club Members, The application for 2015-2016 skaters assistance is available under the downloadable adobe forms section of our web site.  The deadline to submit is July 15, 2016.  All applications must be postmarked on or before the deadline.  Thank you!

SKATER OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE WITH STARS ON ICE TOUR!

The 2016 Stars on Ice Tour features an amazing array of skaters this season. Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis & Charlie White head up an incredible collection of superstars including Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold, Jeremy Abbott and more in this spectacular show! For the third year, U.S. Figure Skating is partnering with Stars on Ice to offer a club program exclusive to U.S. Figure Skating members.

The club program allows a maximum of 40 skaters who meet certain requirements to perform in a group number in the show alongside select Stars on Ice cast members. To participate, skaters must:

  • Be current U.S. Figure Skating members
  • Be between the ages of 5 and 18
  • Have passed their juvenile moves-in-the-field test or pre-juvenile free skate

The registration fee is $300, which includes the following benefits:

  • Skate in a group number in the 2016 Stars on Ice show in Hershey, PA
  • Complimentary ticket for the participant
  • Commemorative tour apparel item
  • Souvenir Program
  • Opportunity to meet with star cast members of the tour
  • Discount ticket opportunity for friends and family

We encourage you to share this opportunity with your club members who you think might be interested as it is sure to be a very special experience! Registration opens Friday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. ET and will remain open until Friday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m. ET or until all participant spots are filled. There are two required advance rehearsals which will be led by a local coach and more information regarding these can be found by clicking the link below.  Once registration has closed, or when the maximum number of participant spots are filled, participants will be notified with more detailed information regarding the advance and dress rehearsals, costumes, tickets, etc.

For more information on how to register and to learn more about the program, please click HERE. I will also be sending an email to all local and eligible U.S. Figure Skating members who meet the minimum requirements later this afternoon.

If you or any of your club members have questions, please feel free to reach out and I would be happy to speak with you further. My contact information can be found in the below signature.

Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word about this program and for your continued support of U.S. Figure Skating.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Saavedra

U.S. Figure Skating

Coordinator, Marketing

20 First Street

Colorado Springs, CO  80906

Direct | 719.228.3451

E-mail | ksaavedra@usfigureskating.org

 

2016 GRACE MOORE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!

The 2016 Grace Moore Memorial Competitors’ Assistance Scholarship Award Application period is now open.  This scholarship is awarded by the New Jersey Council of Figure Skating Clubs. Club member please note, IHNJFSC is a member club in the Council.  Maria Morin is our test chair.

 

Applicant must designate a New Jersey club as their U.S. Figure Skating home club. An applicant’s NJ home club must be a registered member of the NJ Council of FSC in order to be eligible to apply for a grant. List of eligible clubs are located on the certification page. To be eligible for a Senior Scholarship a skater must be a Novice, Junior or Senior Level skater AND have competed for two consecutive years at a qualifying competition.

For a Junior Scholarship the skater must be a Juvenile or Intermediate skater and have competed at least one year at a qualifying competition. This award does not consider Synchronized Skating experience. It is critical that you meet the above criteria –

 

2016 Grace Moore scholarship

 

2015 LORI MORAN-DITCHKKUS MEMORIAL SKATING FUND APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN

Attention skaters. We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Lori Moran-Ditchkus Memorial Skating Fund scholarships.  The form is available under downloadable forms, and attached here.  Please pay careful attention to the instructions and adhere to the deadline of August 15, 2015.  If you have any questions contact any Board Member.  Thank you!

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IHNJFSC SKATERS ASSISTANCE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN

Attention skaters. We are now accepting applications for skaters assistance.  The form is available under downloadable forms, and attached here.  Please pay careful attention to the instructions and adhere to the deadline of July 15, 2015.  If you have any questions contact any Board Member.  Thank you!

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IHNJFSC BOARD WELCOMES YONSOO LEE

Yonsoo Lee is a middle school Math/STEM teacher in Teaneck, NJ. She has two daughters, Sarah and Irene, who are figure skaters at the Ice House of NJ. She lives with her family in Cresskill, NJ and has been a part of the Ice House community for more than five years. As a skate mom, she is excited to be a Board member at the Ice House. Having the opportunity to be involved in helping the skating community, as well as skating families who are new to the Ice House, interests Lee tremendously. She is also looking forward to encouraging other families to nott just participate, but to become full-fledged members so that they may enjoy the benefits associated with membership to the Ice House of New Jersey Figure Skating Club.

U.S. FIGURE SKATING SAFESPORT COMPLIANCE TRAINING UPDATE

Important information for club members and coaches that may be in process of taking the USOC SafeSport video training.

The USOC has transitioned to a new platform for the video training.  All users currently in the process of completing SafeSport training should continue to access the old training site, http://training.safesport.org/. Training must be completed NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2014. If you do NOT complete your training by this date, your progress will be lost and you will be required to create an account with the new site.

Anyone who has NOT yet registered to take the training should do so by visiting the new platform, http://training.teamusa.org.

All information can be found at www.usfigureskating.org/safesport