Date/Time: Sunday, December 17, 2022, from 4:30 – 5:15pm
Final session before holiday break will be on Thursday, December 22 from 4 – 5:30pm and 8-9pm. We will resume after the new year on Thursday, January 5, 2023.
Once again stressing the importance of attendance. Thursday sessions are available for skaters to improve skills aside from the team practice on weekends. Low attendance could put us at risk of losing the skating time reserved on this day. Additionally, this is FREE skating time. Please take advantage of this opportunity! Attendance is key to be able to reserve room for skaters to rest in between skating sessions. We’ll need a commitment of at least 10 skaters to attend Thursday sessions to reserve the room.
Finally, come January, members that are absent will not be allowed to perform solos during the end of season ice show. Please plan accordingly to attend practice so all the members can benefit.
The Holiday (New Year’s) Potluck is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 1-4pm. Set up will be from 1-2pm. Families should bring food no later than 2pm.
Emma will distribute a sign-up sheet for potluck food items on/after December 21.
Valentine’s Day fundraiser is tentatively Thursday, February 9 from 8-9pm to not interfere with regular practice time. Timing may be inconvenient for some folks, but families can vote on timing in next meeting.
Additional fundraising is needed so that club can subsidize additional uniform items and costs associated with competitions. Families can encourage their friends and families to donate. Information on how to donate to the club will be provided in another e-mail.
U.S. Figure Skating (USFSA) Membership
Darcel and Jajaida have been working on USFSA requirements and Darcel will send documentation to USFSA on one of his days off. Darcel is working on confirming adult participants (at least 10 is required) to complete registration.
Calendar is available on our website: https://riverbankfigureskating.blogspot.com/
No practice scheduled from December 23, 2022, through January 1, 2023 and February 20, 2023 through February 26, 2023.
End of season show scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2023.
Practice will continue through March 12 but could be available through the end of March depending on rink availability and weather conditions.
A reminder that skaters must wear uniform OR all black attire for practice. Families who ordered uniform early in the season and have not yet picked it up, please see Darcel or Yoo Mee.
Families who want additional uniform items (example: hoodie, down jacket, etc) for their skaters must reach out to Darcel to get supplier contact information. Please note purchase of additional items will be at cost for families. Families will need to coordinate with supplier or others on payment for these items.
Parents/caregivers in the meeting agreed to use club reserves to purchase hoodie or down jackets for new skaters.
Call for volunteers:
We need parent volunteers on Thursday to help make hot chocolate and soup for skaters who will attend both practice sessions.
Private coaching: Families interested in private coaching can see coaches. Prices vary depending on the coach. Speak to your skater’s coach for more information.
Club photo: Darcel will contact photographer to schedule session. Likely will be scheduled for February 2023.
Ice Skates: We welcome ice skates’ donations and exchanges. Families needing to donate or exchange ice skates See Darcel or equipment manager to see inventory.
Message from Darcel: Thank you all because we have a very good group of parents who help and volunteer their time, which is what makes our program successful.
Next meeting scheduled will be on Sunday, January 8 at 4:30pm