RISE VIDEO FOR YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST

Attention Skaters Applying for RISE Youth Essay Contest. The following is a message from USFSA

“Thanks for reaching out. We recently created an unpublished YouTube video so that every young child interested in the RISE Youth Essay contest could watch RISE. I’ve attached the link below along with a short disclaimer. Please feel free to share this with other members of your club. Best of luck!

You are receiving an unpublished YouTube link to the video RISE for the sole purpose of aiding you (or your child) to complete the application for the RISE Youth Essay Contest. Sharing the unpublished link without written consent of U.S. Figure Skating or making a copy of this copyrighted material will result in the forfeiture of your RISE Youth Essay Contest application and any U.S. Figure Skating financial aid applications in the future.”

To view the film, Click here.

USFSA SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Are you eligible to receive funding for the 2017-18 competitive skating season?

MEMORIAL FUND COMPETITIVE SKATERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CSAP) – Open to juvenile—senior level skaters who have placed sixth or higher at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Applications can be accessed through Members Only portal. The deadline to apply for this grant is September 1.

MEMORIAL FUND ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (ASP) – Open to current and former skaters who are enrolled at an accredited college or university and are still actively involved in the sport of figure skating. Applications can be accessed through Members Only portal. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Sept. 1.

U.S. FIGURE SKATING SCHOLASTIC HONORS TEAM – Open to novice—senior level skaters entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2017. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Sept. 8.

JOYCE KOMPERDA ATHLETE SUPPORT FUND – Open to intermediate—junior level singles, pairs and ice dance athletes.The deadline to apply for this grant is August 31.

MEMORIAL FUND RISE YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST – Open to skaters at pre-preliminary, preliminary, pre-juvenile and juvenile levels. The deadline to apply for this grant is September 1.

BUCH FAMILY ACADEMIC GRANT SCHOLARSHIP – Open to skaters at the novice—senior level currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is August 31.

2017 LORI MORAN-DITCHKUS MEMORIAL SKATING FUND APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN

Attention Club skaters, The application period is now open. The form may be downloaded from the Downloadable Acrobat Files area of the web site. Please note the requirements and deadline of August 15, 2017.

IHNJFSC ANNOUNCES SKATERS’ ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Board of Directors of the Ice House of New Jersey Figure Skating Club announced the award of scholarships for qualifying skaters for the 2016-2017 season. “The mission of our Club is to support the art and sport of figure skating.” said Maria Morin, Board President. “Ours is an all volunteer board and we rely on the volunteer service of our membership to host events such as the annual Basic Skills and Moran Memorial Championships competitions as well as testing and recital events. This past year we provided support to skaters going to Eastern Sectionals and Nationals, as well as our annual awards.” The IHNJFSC Board distributed $10,300 for the season. The Skaters’ Assistance Awards will be presented during the Moran Memorial Championships.

SKATERS’ ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN

Attention Club members. The application period for the IHNJFSC Skaters’ Assistance Scholarship is now open. The application form may be downloaded from the right side navigation of our web site. Please note the criteria, and deadline of July 14th. Skaters may verify volunteer hours through their membership page on entryeeze.

GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

To 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