Saturday, December 15, 2018

Team Potluck is Tomorrow!

If club members and family members are to skate during Potluck, you have 2 options:
  • 1 PM - Purchase the normal public stating tickets.  You have to line up with other public skaters to purchase your tickets.  
  • 2 PM - Plan to get there little early.  Board members will pull the money ($5 adults; $3 club members) and make a bulk purchase to avoid having to have each one of us to line up.  

We will start around 2 p.m. Please bring something to share. So far this is what the team members have signed up to bring.
  • Mini hot dogs, salami & cheese plate
  • Drinks
  • Lentil Soup
  • mini dumpling cups with cheese and sausages
  • Pesto pasta and shrimp salad
  • Cupcake 
  • Mandarin Noodles
  • Cookies

Friday, December 14, 2018

About December 22 & 23 Practice Schedule

Weekend of 12/22-12/23 practice is scheduled. Linda and Rachel will be coaching on Saturday.  Rachel will be coaching on Sunday. 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

ISI TESTING REQUIREMENTS

The website below includes the current required maneuvers for all Tot, Pre-Alpha–Delta, Freestyle, Couple, Pair, Dance, Free Dance, International Dances, Figure and Special Skater tests. Details for each maneuver below can be found in the current edition of the ISI Handbook.

The video demonstration of each testing maneuvers are available on the page as well.  Enjoy!

http://www.skateisi.com/site/Sub.Cfm?content=testing_requirements

Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Holiday Show was Beautiful

Our skating team had the honor to start the show! Our team skated beautifully yesterday with their Santa Hats, Scarfs, and Fringe Skirts.
















And, sending special "thank you" to those that made the raffle possible.  Raising money for the team is one thing, but our Holiday Show Raffle was fun and it brought us together for a good laugh!
























Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holiday Show + Group Photos + Update Your Information + Holiday Party

Team--

TODAY: (1) Please come to the rink by 2:45 PM ET (There has been a change: Originally we were planning for 2:15 PM). (2) Bring $8 for hats and scarfs.  (3) 23 skaters updated their directory information.  We are missing 12 skaters: Click here to update your info!

The following are Big Items to keep in mind for next 2 weeks.

THIS WEEKEND 
Please be at the rink at 2:45 PM ET (NOTE: Changed from 2:15 PM) this Saturday. Darcel mentioned that it's going to be cold this Saturday, please bring blankets or other means to keep warm while waiting to get on the ice. Please see the following important notes from Abigail:
  • Please be at the rink no later than 2:45pm (NOTE: Changed from 2:15 PM)
  • Girls need to be dressed and ready by 3:00pm
  • Hair: two braids on the side
  • Make sure all undergarments are hidden. 
  • No socks; just tights
  • There shouldn’t be any kind of skirt or shorts under the fringe skirts.
IMPORTANT: Please take a few minutes to Click here and update your family directory information as soon as possible.

Please plan to pay Jennifer and Hakyung for the show materials. Jennifer and Kakyung will send exact amount that everyone owes.

 NEXT WEEKEND - Additional Information will be shared this weekend. Please plan to join our parent meeting where we will discuss these topics in detail.
  • Team Photos (December 16th) Please get ready to sign up to purchase group and individual photos. The cost is heavily discounted and club pays for some of the overall cost. 
  • Holiday Potluck (December 16th) Plan to bring food to share with the team on the 16th.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Meeting Minutes from November 17, 2018

Team--

Highlights from our meetings in November:

  • SAVE-THE-DATE: Team Photo date is scheduled for December 16, 2018.  
  • Look out for an email, requesting contact/directory information from each family, including your interest in Private Lessons.  Stay Tuned.
  • Be prepared to bring costomes for the Holiday Show this weekend.  As discussed, Jennifer bought Santa Hats and scarfs at a reasonable cost.  

Click here to read the minutes from last meeting.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Holiday Show Costume Options

Team--

Please get in touch with board members or Darcel ASAP if you haven't been receiving emails about the Christmas Show.  

  • Jennifer purchased the Santa Hats for the whole team and she's looking into the Red Scarfs.
  • HK is volunteering to make customized skirts for the show.  Majority of the team already have the skirts.  
  • See below note from Abigail about additional items for the holiday show.

<<Origina Note from Abigail, our Head Coach>>

Hi everyone!

Great practice this weekend and knocking out the show number!! Hopefully, everyone remembers it :)

I wanted to discuss costume options.

I think it would be great to bring back the fringe gold skirts with the long sleeve back unitard and tan tights. I also think we should add a Santa hat (maybe use bobby pins to hold it down). Even adding a red scarf would be awesome might that might be hard to find enough of those.

Does anyone have a picture of the outfit that you could send to the group so our new team members could see it? (Jennifer sent this out to the team)

Please let me know if:

  • Anyone is NOT doing the show. It would be great if we could borrow your skirt. 
  • If you are new and need a skirt.

You can order the tights and long sleeve unitard or go by a dance store. The show is the 8th so this gives us another weekend to work on the costumes.

Thanks,

Abigail







Sunday, November 11, 2018

Winter Holiday Skating Celebration on December 8th

Celebrate this holiday at Riverbank State Park on December 8th! As you know, our skating club will participate in this event with Ice Theater of New York. The celebration will includes a Photo Op with Santa, various performance and Tree Lighting. For more information, click here.

2018-2019 Online Calendar has been updated

Team--

The online calendar is now updated to include the dates that were discussed during the parent meeting.  Visit the "Calendar" page to view the updated calendar.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

2018-2019 Season Starts on November 10th

[The following note and date has been updated.  Please note that there is no skating on November 3rd and 4th due to warm weather]

Team--

The skating season starts next Saturday. This will be a great skating season: We have new families joining our club, new parent committee positions were added and filled, an earlier skating time on Thursdays are now available, and majority of our skaters coming back for another amazing skating season.

2017-2018 season was fantastic and I am sure we will have a even better time this year, creating the best possible experience for our team members.

IMPORTANT:

Please bring the proof of ISI membership, showing the membership number to Abigail. If your skater needs to sign up, visit: https://www.skateisi.org/membership/

Instruction from Abigail: Please make sure you come ready to skate.

  • Bring a water bottle that you can keep on the side of the rink. 
  • It gets cold so please dress appropriately. 
  • One thing that's super important this year, is all skater's hair must be up and out of the skaters face. If a skater is on the ice with their hair down, the other coaches or I will ask them to leave the ice until it's up.

Team Schedule

Please check our club blog for any change in schedule. It has been updated with the weekend skating hours and the first parent meeting. Other scheduled events ( e.g. parent meeting schedule and holiday party, holiday show) will be posted soon.

https://riverbankfigureskating.blogspot.com

1st Parent Meeting will be on next Sunday, November 11th @ 4:30 PM ET.

Saturdays:
Team Practice: 4:15pm to 5:45pm
Extra Ice Time: 11:15am to 12:45pm


Sundays:
Team Practice: 4:15pm to 5:45pm
Extra Ice Time: 12pm to 12:45pm


Thursdays
Extra Ice Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm & 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Regards,

Je

Monday, September 10, 2018

Reminder - Team Meeting - September 15, 2015 @ 3:30 PM ET

Team--

We are to meet on September 15th @ 3:30 PM ET.  The team calendar is updated with this information.  For any changes to the plan, please refer to the online calendar.

<< Notification from Jennifer >>
Team,

Hope everyone had a fabulous summer!

It will be nice to regroup and see everyone on Saturday at 3:30pm for our pre-season meeting. We will meet on the terrace at the rink. Please be sure to bring something to eat and/or drink to share. If you know what you are bringing, please reply all to avoid a lot of duplicates. We will vote in the 2018/2019 Parent Board for the season on Saturday. The positions are listed in the agenda. Please start to think about what role you would like to be considered for. If you aren't able to attend but would like to be considered for a role, please reply all with your name and the position.

Yes! The rink will be open for roller-skating on Saturday. Don’t forget socks if you are renting skates. If you need a parking pass for the upcoming season, please e-mail me. I will get a list together and get them all done at once. If you need one for Saturday, go to the gate agent on the upper level. He/she will give you one for the day. Is there anyone who does NOT want their contact information (e-mail, phone number and child’s name) shared with the team? If you do NOT want to be included on the team contact list, please let me know. Otherwise, I will assume you are ok with your contact info being on a shared team list.

The meeting agenda is attached. Please feel free to e-mail any additional topics you think should be discussed. We will have print-outs on Saturday.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Jennifer