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Margaret Faulkner Springtime Invitational


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2021 Registration is now open for the Margaret Faulkner Springtime Invitational hosted by the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club


Register online at US Figure Skating EMS!

Deadline for entry is Saturday. April 3rd. 


Please see the announcement for details.

Event Announcement
Register Online

2021 Margaret Faulkner Springtime Invitational

hosted by the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club

May 20 - 23, 2021


Please add our 2022 dates to your calendar: May 19-22, 2022

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Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club | www.annarborfsc.org | 734-213-6768


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Margaret Faulkner Press Release


Ann Arbor Springtime Invitational
renamed to honor Margaret Faulkner
March 1, 2021 Press Release
It is with great pleasure that the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club renames the annual Ann Arbor Springtime Invitational Competition to The Margaret Faulkner Springtime Invitational hosted by the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club. This year's event will be held May 20-23, 2021 at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.

In 1985, "Peg," as she is known to her friends, was instrumental in the founding of the Springtime Invitational as a low-level competition for the ‘itty-bitties' as she likes to call the young beginning skaters. The competition grew from fewer than 100 local skaters to over 1,000 skaters 15 years later and now has at least 500 skaters every year. It includes free skating of all levels, pairs and dance, but still hasn't forgotten the ‘itty-bitties'. Peg has also been sure to include solo dance events since long before the National Solo Dance Series ever started.

Most importantly, Margaret Faulkner has served as the Chief Referee of the competition every single year, from 1985 until 2018 – a total of 34 years. While she may have relinquished the "Chief" title, she did not stop judging or refereeing events. Springtime would not be the same without her presence.

Margaret has served on the local, national and international scene for over 50 years as a US Figure Skating judge and referee, including many assignments at the National and International level, including ISU World Championships, Skate Canada, Cup of Russia, U.S. Precision (now Synchronized) Championships, and U.S. Championships. She was assigned by the USFSA to judge ice dancing at the 1998 Nagano Olympics but was unable to accept the assignment.

Peg has received many awards in her career including the Professional Skaters Association Distinguished Officials Award in 2009; the Jimmy Disbrow Award presented at the US Championships in 2012 in recognition of her outstanding spirit of dedication, reliability, integrity and volunteerism to the sport of figure skating; and her 50-year Judge Award at U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council in 2018.

Throughout her outstanding adventure with figure skating, she has never forgotten her home of 60 years – the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club. She has judged hundreds of test sessions locally. Ice dance coaches in the area called her regularly to critique their teams. It is our honor to name our annual event after her: The Margaret Faulkner Springtime Invitational hosted by the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

For further information please contact Ann Dougherty, AAFSC Competition Chairapdoug829@gmail.com.
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
2121 Oak Valley Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 213-6768

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March 2021 Ice


AAFSC March 2021 Ice
Registration for March Ice (Monday, March 1st through Friday, April 2nd) is now available.
AAFSC WINTER 2021 Ice is open ONLY to 2020-21 members of the Ann Arbor FSC including 2020-21 Second Club members.

All coaches must be members of AAFSC's 2020-21 Professional or Junior Staffs

Skaters DO NOT have to have a coach present in order to skate. Please consult with your coach(es) prior to purchasing lesson ice.

Maximum # of skaters per session will be "26" (effective 11/1/20 ). This # was given to us by the Ice Cube as the # that they feel comfortable with at this time and is in accordance with current occupancy limits as mandated by the state.

Masks are required by everyone at ALL times.

PLEASE REVIEW your order PRIOR to finalizing your ice purchase!
The March Club Ice schedule is as follows:
March 2021
A

$12 Ice Sessions
7am – 8:05am
8:15am – 9:05am
9:15am – 10:05am
10:15am – 11:05am
11:15am – 12:05pm
12:15pm – 1:05pm
1:15pm – 2:05pm
2:15pm – 3:05pm
3:15pm – 4:05pm

$17 Ice Sessions
4:15pm – 5:05pm
5:15pm – 6:05pm
A + 1

$12 Ice Sessions
7am – 8:05am
8:15am – 9:05am
9:15am – 10:05am
10:15am – 11:05am
11:15am – 12:05pm
12:15pm – 1:05pm
1:15pm – 2:05pm
2:15pm – 3:05pm
3:15pm – 4:05pm

$17 Ice Sessions
4:15pm – 5:05pm
5:15pm – 6:05pm
6:15pm – 7:05pm
B (Sunday)

$17 Ice Sessions
10:15am – 11:05am
11:15am – 12:05pm
12:15pm – 1:05pm
To register for March 2021 Ice Sessions, please visit our website
PLEASE REVIEW your order PRIOR to finalizing your ice purchase.
Please read and make yourself and skater(s) familiar with the AAFSC Covid-19 Protocols and the AAFSC Winter 2021 Rules & Information.

All skaters will be required to complete the following waivers:

**If you have already submitted these forms, you do NOT need to resubmit
• Cube Waiver (Only one signed copy required beginning July 2020 to A2 Ice3)
• Club Waiver (Emailed to waivers@annarborfsc.org with 2020-21 membership)
• Club COVID Waiver (Emailed to waivers@annarborfsc.org with 2020-21 membership)
• Concussion Waiver (Emailed to waivers@annarborfsc.org with 2020-21 membership)



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Winter 2 Learn to Skate


Winter 2 Learn to Skate is now FULL
Specialty Classes may still be available

Winter 2 Session Dates
Tuesday, February 23rd - Sunday, March 28th
It's our #1 goal that you learn to skate in a safe and fun environment. 

We ask that you fully read the Winter Rules and Information (updated 2/9/21) before registering for classes. Masks are required for everyone at all times!

Learn to Skate classes will now be a half hour in length (excluding adult and specialty classes). Groups will be limited and spread out on the ice. There will be no free-time at the end of class as we have done in the past.
Important Information
Please thoroughly read our Winter 2021 Rules & Information


REQUIRED Waivers (Season dates: July 1st, 2020 - June 30, 2021)
If you have already done these waivers, you do NOT need to re-do
Class Information  
Only one skater, and one parent or guardian, if required for a skater under the age of 18, will be allowed in the Cube. Siblings are not permitted unless they are registered for another LTS class that day.

There will be no make up classes available under any circumstances. Due to the limited skaters allowed on the ice, we will unfortunately not be able to accommodate make up classes until further notice. 

You must be an Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club Learn to Skate Member to participate in our classes. Membership is $35.00 annually and runs July 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2021. 


Masks, Skates, Helmets, and Clothing
Masks are required for all skaters and guests in the building at all times. Masks may be provided by the facility, if available. Patrons without a protective face covering will not be permitted in the building.

There are rental skates available at no cost for Learn to Skate students and available at the Skate Rental booth in the downstairs lobby. Rental Skates will be available but limited as they will need to be sanitized between sessions. If you have your own skates, please make sure they still fit and do not have rust on the blades after our break. To view the Online Re-Sale to purchase/sell used skating equipment, click HERE.

Helmets will no longer be available from the Cube. You must provide your own helmet. A helmet is required for all our beginner skaters in the Snowplow Levels and Basic 1. Helmets are recommended for all other levels.

For young children, snow pants are a good choice along with a winter jacket.  We will no longer have gloves available to borrow. For the safety and health of your skater, we strongly recommend gloves be worn at all times in the building and taken home to be washed following class. For older children and adults, clothing that allows for good mobility is important. 

If you are a parent watching your child, a winter coat is advisable as the rink seating can be cold. ALL spectators must remain seated in designated sections of the stands at all times. Spectators are not allowed to wander the building nor view from the main floor of the Cube.

We are really looking forward to our Winter Learn to Skate Classes! Please contact our Learn to Skate Director, Mary Johanson at coachmaryjohanson@gmail.com with any questions.
Winter 2 2021 Classes
Tuesday, February 23rd - Sunday, March 28th
For all skaters ages 3-6

Wednesday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24

Thursday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25

Saturday 9:15 am - 9:45 am
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27


For beginner skaters ages 7+

Wednesday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24

Thursday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27
Must have passed B1 or SPS4

Wednesday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24

Thursday 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27
Must have passed B2

Thursday 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25

Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27

BOYS ONLY
Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
5 classes = $170
50 minute classes *Ice Dudes*
2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
Must have passed B3

Thursday 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25

Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27

BOYS ONLY
Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
5 classes = $170
50 minute classes *Ice Dudes*
2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
Must have passed B4

Thursday 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25

Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27

BOYS ONLY
Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
5 classes = $170
50 minute classes *Ice Dudes*
2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
Must have passed B5

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27

BOYS ONLY
Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
5 classes = $170
50 minute classes *Ice Dudes*
2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
Must have passed B6

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
FULL- Closed for further registration
2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27

Sunday 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm
5 classes = $170
50 minute classes *Shooting Stars*
2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
Must have passed ALL Basic Skills

Sunday 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm
5 classes = $170
50 minute classes
2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
Beginner - Advanced, Ages 18+

Tuesday 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
FULL- Closed for further registration
50 minute classes
2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23

For Advanced Adult, please select Adult LTS during registration and you will be appropriately grouped during class
Open to ALL Basic Skill Levels
For those interested in Performance Skills

Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
5 classes = $170
50 minute classes
2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
Must have passed B2
Train like a dude! BOYS ONLY

Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
5 classes = $170
50 minute classes
2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
Summarized Weekly Schedule
Tuesday
  • 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm: Adult Learn to Skate & Advanced FULL
Wednesday
  • 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm: SnowPlow 1-4 & Basic 1 - Basic 2 FULL
Thursday
  • 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm: Snow Plow Sam 1-4 & Basic 1 FULL 
  • 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm: Basic 2 -- Basic 5 FULL
Saturday
  • 9:15 am - 9:45 am: Snow Plow Sam 1-4 FULL
  • 9:55 am - 10:25 am: Basic 1, 2, 6 & Pre FS FULL
  • 10:35 am - 11:05 am: Basic 3 -- Basic 5 FULL
Sunday
  • 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm: Competition Club & Ice Dudes
  • 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm: Shooting Stars

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Current COVID Quarantine Requirements


COVID-19 Positive Result or Exposure:
When can I go skating again?
Dear Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club Members,
March 3rd, 2021

Though this past year has been challenging for everyone, we feel extremely fortunate to be able to remain on the ice at this time. With extreme diligence, it is our intention to keep our members safe and healthy. As the state of this public health emergency changes from day to day, we would like to share our current quarantine requirements with our members. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the AAFSC Club Manager, Craig Forsyth at aafsc.officemanager@gmail.com
Scenario 1: Positive Test Result
Amy skated with her friend for an hour and then later learned that her friend tested positive for COVID-19. As recommended by the CDC, Amy began to quarantine (even though she never felt sick) and got tested at 5 days. Amy's test came back positive. She never has symptoms of COVID, but still needs to stay home for an additional 10 days after testing positive.
Scenario 2: Close Exposure
Sasha's older brother, Joe, came home from college on Sunday and began having symptoms on Monday. He stayed (isolated) in his own room. Sasha feels well, but she was in close contact with her brother until Monday so she will need to quarantine for at least 10 days.
Definitions
Close contact: someone who was within 6 feet of a person who has COVID for a total of 15 minutes within a 24- hour period. This can be before they have symptoms.

Isolation: for people with symptoms or a positive test. Isolation should be for 10 days, beginning when symptoms start or a positive test date.

Quarantine: for people who are well but who are close contacts to someone who has COVID. Quarantine should be for 14 days, but can end after 10 days if the person does not develop symptoms and continues to monitor for the next 4 days.

Ann Arbor FSC | 734-213-6768

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Adult Learn to Skate- Winter 2


It's never too late to LEARN TO SKATE!
Whether you're interested in learning to skate recreationally, figure skate, or to join an adult hockey team, the Ann Arbor FSC has an Adult Learn to Skate class that's just right for you!

Registration for Winter 2 Adult LTS is NOW FULL!
Skating is not just for kids! The Learn to Skate program at the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club is proud to host an ADULT ONLY class on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm.
With a limited class size, you can be sure that you're learning to skate in a safe AND fun environment! Skate rental is included during class time at no additional charge!
Winter 2 Adult LTS
All levels welcome! Ages 18+

Tuesdays 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
FULL- Closed for further registration
50 minute classes
2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23


*For Advanced Adult, please select Adult LTS during registration and you will be appropriately grouped during class
*You must be an Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club Learn to Skate Member to participate in our classes. Membership is $35.00 annually and runs July 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2021. 
Ann Arbor FSC Adult Skating
The Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club is proud to host an annual Adults Skate Too Exhibition, Adult Open competition, and year-round Adult Learn to Skate classes. The Ann Arbor FSC was the host for the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Adult National Championships and many of our adult athletes compete in this event each year!
Adults Skate Too 2019 hosted by the Ann Arbor FSC
Whether you are an adult who became a skater or a skater who became an adult, the U.S. Figure Skating Adult Skating Program here at the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club has a place for everyone to learn, enjoy and participate regardless of age or level. There are a variety of skating programs/types, proficiency tests, and competitions on the local, national and international level open to adult skaters.
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Ice Dudes- Winter 2


Did you know we offer a 'Boys Only' Ice Dudes Learn to Skate Class?
Open to Boys in Basic 3 and up!
Ann Arbor Ice Dudes

Calling all boys Basic 3 and up! You have been invited to join our "boys only" Learn to Skate class for Winter 2. This Ice Dudes group, taught by 2-time National Champion Steven Pottenger, will focus on building figure skating skills and camaraderie amongst boys in the sport. Don't miss out- this 50 minute class will give your skater an extra opportunity to advance their skills!

Sundays 1:15 pm- 2:05 pm
50-minute classes
Feb. 28 – Mar. 28 (5 classes)
Session Price- $170

February 28 – March 7, 14, 21, 28
Coach Steven Pottenger

Steven was a competitive skater for 20 years. He started skating at the age of 3 and competed in freestyle and pairs. Throughout his career he was able to qualify for the U.S. Figure Skating National Championships 13 times in singles and pairs! He also competed internationally with Team USA on the Junior Grand Prix circuit. He is a four-time National Medalist including the 2003 Junior Pair National Champion.

Questions? Contact Us!
Mary Johanson                  
Learn to Skate Director               
*You must be an Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club or AAFSC Learn to Skate Member to participate in our classes. Membership is $35.00 annually and runs July 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2021.


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Competition Club- Winter 2


Is your Learn to Skate student interested in learning Performance Skills?
Join Competition Club!
Competition Club
 
Sundays 1:15 pm- 2:05 pm
50-minute classes
Feb. 28 – Mar. 28 (5 classes)
Session Price- $170
 
 February 28 – March 7, 14, 21, 28

Learn more
Students in Competition Club will learn the fundamentals of performance on ice. Skaters are given the opportunity to explore their own creativity while learning a variety of choreographic elements. This 50 minute class is open to all levels of the Basic Skills and beyond!
Coach Brad Newman

Competition Club Director, Brad Newman traveled as a professional figure skater with "Disney on Ice" for 5 years on three different productions (The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, and 100 Years of Disney Magic) through many national and international tours (North America, Central America, Asia, Australia, and Europe).
*You must be an Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club or AAFSC Learn to Skate Member to participate in our classes. Membership is $35.00 annually and runs July 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2021.
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club | aafsc@annarborfsc.org

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Shooting Stars- Winter 2


Ever wonder what's beyond Basic Skills & Learn to Skate?
This group class is designed for skaters
Pre-Free Skate through Free Skate 6
Upon completion of the Basic Skills, students are invited to join the
Shooting Stars Program at the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

Students will work on skills geared toward their Free Skate level- learning skills such as edge control, spins, half and full jumps!
Shooting Stars- Winter 2
 
Sundays 2:15 pm- 3:05 pm
50-minute classes
Feb. 28 – Mar. 28 (5 classes)
Session Price- $170
  
February 28 – March 7, 14, 21, 28
PLEASE NOTE: Shooting Stars is for skaters who currently qualify for Pre-Free Skate and Free Skate 1-6 ONLY! Must have passed Basic 6
Questions?
For any questions related to our Shooting Stars Program, please contact Shooting Stars Director, Meredith Longoria, at icesk8rmere@aol.com


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Life In Synchro


Want to watch 'Life In Synchro'?
A feature-length documentary about the toughest sport you've never heard of
Request it from your local Public Television Network!
Just a reminder that Life in Synchro will be airing on public television! Contact your local station to request it in your area. If your local station is Detroit Public Television you can call (248) 305-3900 or (313) 872-7500 OR email email@dptv.org to let them know you want to see it!
Life in Synchro

"At its core, 'Life in Synchro' is about the strength and passion of girls and women." 


Watch the trailer HERE
Life in Synchro Trailer
Featuring Ann Arbor, MI- The birthplace of synchronized skating
Watch the Hockettes Excerpt from Life in Synchro HERE
Life in Synchro

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Recent Test Takers


Test Session
February 22nd

Thank you to all the coaches, judges, parents, volunteers, and skaters who participated in our most recent test session.
Join us next time!
Tuesday, March 23rd

Applications due by 5 pm
Tuesday, March 9th

Need more time? See you
Tuesday, April 27th
Congratulations, Ali, on passing your Senior Moves in the Field Test!
Field Moves
Senior
Ali Curry

Junior
Charlotte Batra
Anya Fitzpatrick

Novice
Elsa Oonk
Amelia Repp
Melissa Yang

Preliminary
Saerom Jang
Elizabeth Lavery
Ava Grace Taylor

Pre-Preliminary
Scarlett Meredith
Ava Grace Taylor
Please Note: Some photos may be from a previous test session.
Congratulations, Charlotte & Anya, for passing your Junior Field Moves!
Freestyle
Novice
Selina Lin

Intermediate
Garima Sawhney

Pre-Preliminary
Jessica Burns
Ella Ludlow
Chloe Ramcharan
Ava Grace Taylor
Chenxi Yang

Adult Pre-Bronze
Alice Kang

Pandemic Partnered Pattern Dance
Pre-Silver
European Waltz
Yahli Pedersen**

** = completed set
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club |

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2021 National Skating Month


Congratulations to the WINNER of the AAFSC 2021 National Skating Month Giveaway!
Ava Grace Taylor
I love skating because it feels so good when you worked so hard at a new jump or spin and you finally land it. I started in skating because my elementary school does a field trip to the Cube every year. I loved skating from the moment my skate touched the ice, so I started taking lessons in Learn to Skate when I was 5 and then took private lessons from Ms. Melanie. My goal for this year is to land a double toe loop or a double salchow!
Participation Prizes!
All skaters who submitted a video for the National Skating Month Video Showcase will receive a FREE goodie bag! Please contact Kim Davis in the AAFSC Office to arrange the pick-up of your National Skating Month souvenir.

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