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

2014 GRACE MOORE MEMORIAL COMPETITORS’ ASSISTANCE

The New Jersey Council of Figure Skating Clubs has opened the application period for 2014 Grace Moore Memorial Scholarship Award Applications.  The form is available under the Downloadable Forms section of this web site.  Skaters, there are three parts to the application.  Part I  is where you list your skating achievements, Part II is an essay on an athlete from the 1988 Winter Olympics.  Part III is Certification from the Club Test Chair.  This part must be signed, your annual permission letter will not suffice.  Please allow time to obtain a signature from Maria Morin.  She will be at the January test session and will sign applications then and again during the February session.  Also, the deadline for your submittals is March 15th.  No late applications will be considered.  If you need help filling out forms, please see any Board member for assistance.

Ice House of New Jersey Figure Skating Club Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary!

 

The Ice House of New Jersey Figure Skating Club is proud to be celebrating 15 years as a United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) approved club.

The club was originally conceived in 1997 as part of a vision by then Ice House skating school director, Lori Moran-Ditchkus.   The original club was named the American Academy Figure Skating Club and boasted 25 members.  The club received provisional club status early in 1998.

Moran-Ditchkus died in a plane crash the same day the club learned of their provisional approval and the future of the club was in question.  Said Lori Chen “The letter from U.S. Figure Skating congratulating us on making provisional status arrived the day Lori Moran-Ditchkus died. As club secretary, I received the letter and took it to the rink with me. We couldn’t celebrate because we were all devastated by the loss of someone we loved. The board members who had been Lori’s students wanted to give up, but a few of us held the club together arguing that Lori would want this to go forward. It was a pivotal moment for the club…”

Her skating family rallied and the American Academy Figure Skating Club moved forward dedicated to the art and sport of figure skating.  The club was incorporated August 28, 1998 and plans were put in place to establish a memorial competition.  Held every August at the Ice House, the annual Moran Memorial Championship continues to honor Moran-Ditchkus.   Her family also established a scholarship program to recognize club skaters committed to their figure skating goals as well as volunteerism in support of the club’s growth.

In 2010 the name was changed to the Ice House of New Jersey Figure Skating Club.  This change established closer alignment with the members’ primary training facility, the Ice House, as well as the Ice House Skating School which now is under the direction of Craig Maurizi.

Of its original 25 members, eight individuals are still active members.  These include Lori, Jim, and Tiffany Chen, Donna, Camille, and Jose Menendez, Michelle Panagakos and Joan Liotta, a USFSA gold level judge. Today the club is proud to have grown to over 170 members and is still committed to the art and sport of figure skating.

 

15 years

PSA Nationwide Seminar-9/22/13 on Long Island, NY

The Professional Skaters Association is offering its 2013 nationwide seminars for PSA members. These seminars are available to all new and renewing PSA members upon receipt of their 2013-2014 membership dues. U.S. Figure Skating Judges can attend at no charge. Registration available online at www.skatepsa.com

• Member fee is $60.00

• Non-member fee is $115.00 • 11 PSA credits available

USFSA SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

U.S. FIGURE SKATING SCHOLASTIC HONORS TEAM – Open to skaters entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2013

JOYCE KOMPERDA ATHLETE SUPPORT FUND – Open to intermediate-, novice- or junior-level singles, pairs and ice dancing skaters

MEMORIAL FUND RISE YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST – Open to skaters at the pre-preliminary, preliminary, pre-juvenile and juvenile levels

MEMORIAL FUND COMPETITIVE SKATERS ASSOCIATION PROGRAM – (CSAP) – Open to juvenile or intermediate skaters who have placed sixth or higher at the U.S. Championships AND novice, junior and senior skaters who have placed sixth or higher at the Sectional Championships

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

ELAINE THEISEN DIAMOND ICE FSC FUND FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS AND THERAPEUTIC SKATING – NEW IN 2013! Open to U.S. Figure Skating member clubs that wish to expand or enhance opportunities for Special Olympics and Therapeutic Skating participants in their communities

All applications are now available on www.usfigureskating.org.
Deadlines vary. Please read all instructions before beginning your application.
Please direct all questions to FinancialAid@usfigureskating.org.