Saturday, December 22, 2018

Team--

From our family to yours, may your holidays be filled with much happiness & peace. It has been a pretty great season so far: the Christmas show was epic and the holiday potluck was amazing. Thank you for supporting our team with donations, making dresses for new skaters, and other thoughtful engagements.

As you might have noticed from our online planner, we don't have a scheduled parent meeting this weekend, so I wanted to send a note to wish all of you Happy Holidays and let you know what to expect in 2019:

  • The Valentine Day Fundraiser (February 14): Yoo Mee--Sooyoung's mom--created a very fun and nice looking poster for this event. 
  • The End of the Season Show (March 16): Our team will focus on preparing for the show starting in January. We will be pulling together Posters, flyers, and the program for the show in advance.
  • The End of the Season Ceremony/Season (March 17): Because the park Gym may still be under construction, we need to find a space to hold this event. Jennifer is actively looking at various options, but we will need to find & decide on a location soon. If you have venue ideas and options, let us know!
  • Private Lessons & Competition: Our team's private lesson information was shared with the coaches. To see our coaches bios, visit https://riverbankfigureskating.blogspot.com/p/meet-team.html. We will discuss next steps about competition in 2019. Abigail will send more information about private coaching options. Meanwhile, here is a draft guidelines to follow: 
    • The lesson price, schedule, and agreement are between you and individual coach. Riverbank State Park or its skating club board members are not responsible for the arrangement between you and coaches. 
    • IMPORTANT: Paid Private lessons cannot take place on our skating rink.  
    •  All lessons on Riverbank practice sessions must be scheduled with coaches in advance — there are no walk-on lessons. If you would to set up a private or semi-private lesson, please reach out at least 48 hours ahead of the session to inquire about availability, and the coaches will get back to you. 
    • Scheduled lessons need to be cancelled 12 hours in advance; late cancellations will be charged the full fee. 
    •  In the event that skater is late to the scheduled lesson, the lesson will end as scheduled. 
    • No more than two skaters are recommended in a lesson.
Lastly, there no team skating scheduled for next week (See our calendar for any changes), but feel free to come and skate during public skating sessions!


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!











And, here is a one for our memory - New York Senator Robert Jackson announced the winners!













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.