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Winter 1 Learn to Skate


Open Registration for Winter 1
Learn to Skate is NOW AVAILABLE
Register EARLY before our small class sizes fill up!

Winter 1 Session Dates
Tuesday, January 19th - Sunday, February 21st
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 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 1 2021 Classes
Tuesday, January 19th - Sunday, February 21st
For all skaters ages 3-6

Wednesday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
5 classes = $90
1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17

Thursday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
5 classes = $90
1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18

Saturday 9:15 am - 9:45 am
5 classes = $90
1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20


For beginner skaters ages 7+

Wednesday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
5 classes = $90
1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17

Thursday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
5 classes = $90
1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
5 classes = $90
1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20
Must have passed B1 or SPS4

Thursday 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
5 classes = $90
1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
5 classes = $90
1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20
Must have passed B2

Thursday 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
5 classes = $90
1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18

Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
5 classes = $90
1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20
Must have passed B3

Thursday 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
5 classes = $90
1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18

Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
5 classes = $90
1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20
Must have passed B4

Thursday 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
5 classes = $90
1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18

Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
5 classes = $90
1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20
Must have passed B5

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
5 classes = $90
1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20
Must have passed B6

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
5 classes = $90
1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20

Sunday 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm
5 classes = $170
50 minute classes *Shooting Stars*
1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21
Must have passed ALL Basic Skills

Sunday 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm
5 classes = $170
50 minute classes
1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21
Beginner - Advanced, Ages 18+

Tuesday 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
5 classes = $115
50 minute classes
1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

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
1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21
Must have passed B2
Train like a dude! BOYS ONLY

Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
5 classes = $170
50 minute classes
1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21
Summarized Weekly Schedule
Tuesday
  • 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm: Adult Learn to Skate & Advanced Adult
Wednesday
  • 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm: Snow Plow Sam 1-4 & Basic 1
Thursday
  • 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm: Snow Plow Sam 1-4 & Basic 1
  • 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm: Basic 2 -- Basic 5
Saturday
  • 9:15 am - 9:45 am: Snow Plow Sam 1-4
  • 9:55 am - 10:25 am: Basic 1 - Basic 2 & Basic 6, Pre FS
  • 10:35 am - 11:05 am: Basic 3 -- Basic 5
Sunday
  • 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm: Competition Club & Ice Dudes
  • 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm: Shooting Stars

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February Ice Sessions


AAFSC February 2021 Ice
Registration for February Ice (Monday, February 1st through Sunday, February 28th) begins Sunday, January 24th at 3pm
Please Note: Any skater not in a lesson, must be skating for individual exercise.
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. Skaters not in a lesson, must be skating for individual exercise (practice ice). 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 schedule is as follows:
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
+ 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 February 2021 Ice Sessions, please visit our website beginning at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 24th
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 (updated copy will be sent early next week)

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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Adult Learn to Skate


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!

Winter 1 Adult Learn to Skate classes begin TOMORROW!
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 1 Adult LTS
All levels welcome! Ages 18+

Tuesdays 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
5 classes = $115
50 minute classes
1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

*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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January 2021 Ice


AAFSC January 2021 Ice
Registration for January Ice (Saturday, January 2nd - Sunday, January 31st) is now available.


Please Note: Any skater not in a lesson, must be skating for individual exercise. There are no ice sessions on Friday, January 1st due to New Years Day. Please view the schedule below for a complete listing of the available January Ice Sessions.

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. Skaters not in a lesson, must be skating for individual exercise (practice ice). 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 25% of 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.

Please read and make yourself and skater(s) familiar with the AAFSC Covid-19 Protocols and the AAFSC Winter 2021 Rules & Information (updated 12/21/2020)
The schedule is as follows:
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
+ 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
C

$12 Ice Sessions
11:15am – 12:05pm
12:15pm – 1:05pm
1:15pm – 2:05pm

D

$12 Ice Sessions
9:15am – 10:05am
10:15am - 11:05am

To register for January 2021 ice sessions, please visit our website at https://www.annarborfsc.org/Programs/Ice/ContractIce.aspx beginning at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 27th
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 (updated 12/21/2020)

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 (Physical copy turned in only once per year to the A2 Ice Cube staff)
• 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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2021 Tri-State Virtual Synchronized Skating Classic


2021 Tri-State Virtual Synchronized Skating Classic
February 27-28, 2021

The Tri-State Synchronized Skating Classic is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season. Due to COVID-19, travel and rink restrictions, the Tri-State Synchronized Skating Classic is going virtual. Our hope is to provide all teams with an opportunity to exhibit their skills through a full program and/or Best of Elements event. For more information, please visit www.hockettes.com/tristate-synchro-championships

Important Dates:
Registration Opens: January 12, 2021
Registration Ends: February 9, 2021
PPCs Due: February 9, 2021
Videos Due: February 16, 2021
Live Stream of Events: February 27th/28th, 2021
Follow our virtual event on

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Skate Sharpening


Unable to get your skates sharpened this past weekend? Rich Brown will be back on
Sunday, January 24th from 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Second chance to get your skates sharpened!
He plans to stay until everyone is serviced.
Don't miss out on this extra opportunity!
Rich Brown
Fred's Skate Sharpening
Rich Brown was trained under Detroit Skating Club's skate technician, Fred Martin. With his mobile sharpening equipment, he takes walk-up "appointments" and he will be located in the Southwest corner of the A2 parking lot. Rates- Competitive Sharpening- $30 cash or check, Recreational sharpening- $10. His next scheduled visit to the Ann Arbor Ice Cube is THIS Sunday, January 24th from 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm in the BACK PARKING LOT of the A2 Ice Cube. Please do not enter the building for sharpening services!
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
2121 Oak Valley Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-213-6768

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National Skating Month Video Showcase- Ice Dance Edition


Enjoy our 2021 National Skating Month Video Showcase
Ice Dance Edition
2021 National Skating Month Video Showcase- Ice Dance Edition
Solo Dance is an opportunity for skaters to compete ice dance without a partner and is open to skaters of all ages and ice dance levels, from Preliminary to Gold and International. Solo Dance events – both pattern and free dances – are available at nonqualifying competitions across the country.

Solo Dance events include:
  • Solo Pattern Dance
  • Shadow Dance (two skaters skate a pattern dance side by side)
  • Combined Dance (one solo pattern dance and one solo free dance)

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National Skating Month Video Showcase- Freestyle Edition


Enjoy our 2021 National Skating Month Video Showcase
Freestyle Edition
2021 National Skating Month Video Showcase- Freestyle Edition
From skaters who are just learning the basics to those pursuing an international career, U.S. Figure Skating offers a wide variety of pathways. Competitions are available for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Skaters can choose to compete in non-qualifying or qualifying events and show off their skills in various disciplines.

Freestyle opportunities include:
  • Local events- Michigan Basic Skills Series & Compete USA
  • Non-qualifying local and statewide level competitions
  • Aspire Program
  • Excel Series
  • Proficiency tests
  • High School Skating
  • Skating exhibitions- ex. Melody on Ice, Holiday Exhibition, etc.

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2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championships


Ann Arbor FSC Member, Evan Bates and his partner Madison Chock brought home the SILVER MEDAL!!

2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Championship Ice Dance
Las Vegas, NV | January 11 - 21, 2021
Chock and Bates set a new record with the highest scoring Rhythm Dance in Nationals history!
Competing in their first event since they won the 2020 Four Continents Championships last February, Madison Chock and Evan Bates achieved the highest Rhythm Dance score U.S. Figure Skating has ever seen in Nationals history! The team was beyond impressive in their iconic snake dance program, earning a place on the U.S. Figure Skating World Team.
Chock and Bates return with a vengeance in record-setting Nationals rhythm dance | NBC Sports
Click HERE to view their record-setting Rhythm Dance!
Chock and Bates sizzle to silver at US Nationals | NBC Sports
Click HERE to view their stunning Free Dance!
Chock and Bates were selected for the
U.S. Figure Skating 2021 World Team
This past weekend, U.S. Figure Skating announced its selections for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021. The World Championships are set for March 22-28, 2021, in Stockholm, Sweden. Among those chosen for the World Team are Nathan Chen, Jason Brown, Bradie Tennell, and Karen Chen.

Click HERE to learn more
Learn more about Ann Arbor FSC Member, Evan Bates
Evan Bates began his skating journey at the age of 4 in the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club (AAFSC) Learn to Skate program. His early days were spent focusing on freestyle elements, testing up through the U.S. Figure Skating Junior Free Skate Test. However, his love for ice dance developed when he began working with AAFSC Professional Staff members Yasa Nechaeva and Yuri Chesnichenko. Evan has since competed at three Olympic Games, representing the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club and the United States of America. With his partner, Madison Chock, he is the 2020 and 2015 U.S. National Champion in Championship Ice Dance, 2-time World medalist, and 2-time Four Continents Champion. Evan Bates is a University of Michigan graduate and life-long member of the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club. We are beyond proud to call him one of our own and can't wait to see what Evan and Madi will go on to achieve next!
Congratulations Evan and Madi!!
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
2121 Oak Valley Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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A Thank You from the Ann Arbor Food Gatherers


A thank you from the Ann Arbor
Food Gatherers this holiday season
Thank you all for your generous donations to the Ann Arbor Food Gatherers! Though we were unable to host our annual Holiday Exhibition, our club was able to donate $930 to those in need this holiday season. Here at the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club we feel such pride in our club members for their contributions to our community! We would like to share the kind words sent to us by the Ann Arbor Food Gatherers.

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Important Information: Please Read


Important Information: Please Read
Dear AAFSC Community,
 
Another "gentle" reminder of the AAFSC Fall 2020 Rules & Information (updated 12/03/2020), paragraph 11 of General Practices for Skaters/Parents/Coaches: "Masks are required for coaches and for skaters/parents at all times while within the facility and on the ice. Avoid adjustment, removal, dropping during skating session and while near others.
a.     *If you are not willing to wear a mask, please do not come to the Club."

It has been observed that there have been several instances where spectators (parents and family members) wear masks that do not cover their noses.

We would like to highlight the following protocols that MUST be followed:

  1. 1. Masks MUST be worn correctly and cover the mouth and nose areas completely
  2. 2. The AAFSC does NOT allow any eating in the building at any time (this includes in the bleachers and upstairs lobby)
  3. 3. Those in the stands must remain 3 seats AND 2 rows away from other guests for proper social distancing
  4. 4. Each participant/skater is only allowed to have ONE person with them in the building. Parent or guardian entering the facility must follow all Club and Cube protocols and will only be allowed access to designated seating areas
  5. 5. Absolutely NO siblings, friends, etc. under any circumstances
  6. 6. Please be advised that ALL persons, skaters and coaches, are required to leave the ice at :05 past the hour regardless of whether there is an ice make.

Skaters and guests who do not comply with the established protocols or social distancing will be asked to leave (no refunds or credits will be given). 

Your continued cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Craig Forsyth
AAFSC Manager
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club

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AAFSC Gear


Show your love for the Ann Arbor FSC
Order your AAFSC gear!
Free Shipping*
*Free direct shipping on orders of $75.00 or more. For orders less then $75.00, select the Free Pick-up option and receive your merchandise items in the AAFSC Office.

Thank you for your support!!
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
2121 Oak Valley Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 | 734-213-6768 | www.annarborfsc.org

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AAFSC Club Jackets


Order your Ann Arbor FSC Jacket Online year round!
Your skater is going to love the opportunity to show off their club pride! These AAFSC jackets are perfect for practice, competition warm-up, or for wearing around town and school!

Complete with USFSA and AAFSC logo, and optional Skater Name embroidery, jackets come in several stylish options; including Straight Fit, Curved Fit with drop tail, and Regular or Thumb Cuff.

Pictured: Size Youth Medium and Adult Extra Small
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club

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AAFSC Online Re-Sale


Buy and Sell used and new figure skating equipment

Learn more: Please feel free to use this Google Sheets to list your new and used skating items. Be sure to complete ALL fields so that others have a clear idea of your product before they contact you. Please do not delete or edit posts made by others, regardless of pending status. It is the responsibility of the seller to remove posts after they've been sold. The AAFSC is not responsible for sales or returns. Items should be listed based on their type, using the different tabs at the bottom of the sheet. For general sale questions, please contact the Ann Arbor FSC at aafsc@annarborfsc.org

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Judith Starks Sale Items


Figure Skating Clothing Items For Sale
One of our club members is a former vendor coordinator and has the following items available for sale. Please contact her for more information! The AAFSC is not responsible for sales or returns.
Practice Skirts- available in many sizes and colors- $5 ea
Dresses- several options available- $15 ea
Boys Pants- $25 ea
Black Fleece Jackets- many sizes available- $40-$50 ea
Hair Scrunchies- 2 for $5
Stretch Fabrics- $5/yard
Sewing Advice- FREE
Trims and T shirts- FREE
Contact
Judith Starks
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 995-4038

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Happy Retirement, Joan Carr!


Happy Retirement
Joan Carr
Happy Retirement- Joan Carr
Thank you for your many years of service to the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club! We hope to see your smiling face around the rink for many years to come!

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