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  • Welcome to the
    Ann Arbor Figure
    Skating Club

    It's about the Skater.
    Accomplishment. Atmosphere. Attitude
    Together

  • Adults Skate Too

    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 through a variety of skating classes, proficiency tests, and competitions

  • Learn to Skate
    Come Join the Fun!

    Teaching the fundamentals
    of skating for all ages

  • Home of the Hockettes Synchronized Skating Team

    Synchronized skating is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations, and challenging step sequences. Skaters have a lot of fun participating on a synchronized team because it is a team effort and they have a chance to skate with their friends.

  • Supporting Athletes in Special Olympics

    The AAFSC Therapeutic Skating curriculum was developed by US Figure Skating and has been proven to improve fitness, strength, balance, flexibility, socialization, and self-esteem

Call for AAFSC Board of Director Candidates


 
Call for AAFSC Board of Director Candidates

AAFSC is looking to fill four Board of Director positions. These positions will become available mid-June of 2018. Voting will take place May-June and elected candidates will serve a three-year term.

To apply for candidacy, please send a short bio that includes your qualifications/background, current affiliation with AAFSC, why you'd like to join the Board, and a photo of yourself to 

Melissa Keil at melissakeil88@gmail.com

Deadline for submission is May 13th, 2018
We look forward to hearing from you!

Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club | 734-213-6768 | melissakeil88@gmail.com | annarborfsc.org


Dr. Porter named to World Hall of Fame


 
AAFSC's  Dr. Richard Porter 
"the undisputed founder of synchronized skating"

Tuesday April 17, 2018 - The World Figure Skating Hall of Fame announced its largest class of inductees since its premier year of 1976.  Among the inductees is the late Dr. Richard Porter of the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club. Dr. Porter is the  founder of synchronized skating, then known as Precision Skating.

The World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame, located in Colorado Springs, CO, is the international repository for the sport of figure skating. The only institution of its kind in the world, the Museum is dedicated exclusively to the preservation and interpretation of the history of figure skating.The greatest names in figure skating are honored in the World and U.S. Hall of Fame. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor a figure skater can achieve. The Hall of Fame includes such distinguished skaters as Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, Dick Button, Scott Hamilton, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov, Midori Ito, Sonja Henie, and Katarina Witt.

Dr. Porter was selected by the Legends Committee, which considers contributions in 1960 and prior.  

CLICK HERE to view the World Hall of Fame announcement.

CLICK HERE  to read "A Brief History - Dr. Richard Porter"  as appears in the Porter Synchronized Classic program.
 
AAFSC is elated for the World Hall of Fame's recognition 
of Dr. Porter's significant contribution to the sport of figure skating.


Synchro Tryouts


Synchro Tryouts start THIS WEEK!
Join the Tradition!
We are committed to excellence in competition, teamwork, and fun!

Tryouts will be held at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube from April 10-15th, 2018.
Synchro Skills Competitive Team Tryouts- 
$30.00 Tryout Fee
      
*Must have passed at least Basic 3 and can be ANY age.

 Wednesday, April 11th:  6:15- 6:30pm Sign-In (Cube Cafe lobby)
                     6:45- 7:35pm On-Ice Tryout   (Olympic Rink)
Sunday, April 15th:      5:00- 5:15pm Sign-In (Cube Cafe lobby)
                     5:15- 6:05pm On-Ice Tryout (Olympic Rink)

Synchro Masters/Adult Tryouts- 
$20.00 Tryout Fee
      
*Over 18 and any level; Masters skaters must be 25 and up. Should be able to balance confidently on the ice both forward and backwards and turn smoothly

Sunday, April 15th:  7:15- 7:30pm Sign-In (Cube Cafe lobby)
           7:30- 8:00pm Off-Ice Warm-Up (Downstairs lobby)
           8:15- 9:35pm On-Ice Tryout (Olympic Rink)


Synchro 12 and Under Tryouts- 
$50.00 Tryout Fee
      
*Must be 12 years or younger as of July 1, 2018
and have passed at least Pre-Preliminary Moves

 Tuesday, April 10th:   6:15- 6:30pm Sign-In (Cube Cafe lobby)
           6:30 - 7:00pm Off-Ice Tryout (Downstairs lobby)
           7:15 - 8:35pm On-Ice Tryout (Olympic Rink)
Sunday, April 15th:   5:00- 5:15pm Sign-In (Cube Cafe lobby)
           5:15- 6:00pm Dance class (Ballet Room)
           6:15 - 7:05pm On-Ice Tryout (Olympic Rink)


Synchro 13 and Over Tryouts- 
$50.00 Tryout Fee
      
*Must be 13 years or older as of July 1, 2018
and have passed at least Pre-Preliminary Moves 

Thursday, April 12th: 6:15- 6:30pm Sign-In (Cube Cafe lobby)
           6:30- 7:00pm Off-Ice Tryout (Downstairs lobby)
           7:15- 8:35pm On-Ice Tryout (Olympic Rink)
Sunday, April 15th:   6:00- 6:15pm Sign-In (Cube Cafe lobby)
           6:15- 7:00pm Dance class (Ballet Room)
           7:15- 8:05pm On-Ice Tryout (Olympic Rink)

Synchro Novice/Junior Tryouts- 
$75.00 Tryout Fee
      
*Must be 12 years or older as of July 1, 2018, 
have passed Intermediate Field Moves, and be ready to fully commit to the schedule, costs, and expectations of the team.

Wednesday, April 11th:   6:30- 6:45pm Sign-In (Cube Cafe lobby)
           6:45- 7:30pm Off-Ice Tryout (downstairs lobby)
           7:45 - 9:35pm On-Ice Tryout (Olympic Rink)
Sunday, April 15th:   2:00- 2:15pm Sign-In (Cube Cafe lobby)
           2:15- 3:00pm Dance Class (Ballet Room)
           3:15- 5:05pm On-Ice Tryout (Olympic Rink)


Skaters should wear dark fitted clothing, a bun, tennis shoes for off-ice, and ballet slippers/no shoes for dance class. Skaters should plan to attend ALL of the listed try out dates for the tryout selected.
If you have any questions, please contact: coacherindonovan@gmail.com

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Adult National Championships



BEST OF LUCK!! Adult Nationals Competitors!

Adult National Championships
Marlborough, Massachusetts
April 10-14th, 2018

Jennifer Weizer-
Championship Silver Freestyle

Katie Dudzinski-
Championship Masters (Junior/Senior) Freestyle

Connie Achtenberg-
Masters (Junior/Senior) Freestyle & Gold Solo Pattern Dance

Marie Sherry-
Bronze Solo Free Dance & Pre-Silver Partner Pattern Dance

Don't forget! Adult Synchronized Skating Tryouts are
THIS Sunday, April 15th from 7:15 pm- 9:35 pm
Over 18 and any level; Masters skaters must be 25 and up.
Must be able to balance confidently on the ice both forward/backwards & turn smoothly

#AdultsSkateToo   #LearntoSkate   #AnnArborFSC
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
Phone: 734-213-6768

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Springtime Invitational Registration


SPRINGTIME INVITATIONAL REMINDER-
Registrations due THIS SATURDAY, March 31st
The 34th Annual Ann Arbor Springtime Invitational will be held May 17-20, 2018.
Event Registration and management will be using the new US Figure Skating Event Management System (EMS). To register, please first read the EMS-Ann Arbor How To document, then continue to the registration link- here

Critiques for all Singles, Pairs, and Couples Dance events judged under IJS, along with Happy Ads, may be ordered online- here


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2018 ANN ARBOR SKILLS & SHOWCASE


   Skills & Showcase

First appearing at AAFSC in 2003, our annual Skills and Showcase Competition is growing each year, and promises a great experience for all who enter. This competition caters to early skaters from Snowplow Sam and Basic Skills classes up through USFSA Preliminary level competitors.

The purpose of this competition is to promote a fun, introductory competitive experience for the beginning skater.

Ann Arbor Skills & Showcase is part of the Michigan Basic Skills Series Competition

Skills & Showcase 2018

When: June 9, 2018

The announcement and entry forms are attached.


Online registration is available at sk8stuff.com.

Entry deadline: May 25, 2018



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 It wasn't luck!
AAFSC Adult Skaters
swept Midwestern Sectionals & 
earned several spots at Nationals
Championship Masters Junior/Senior Free Skate
Julia Liao- 2nd Place (Adult Nationals Qualifier)
Kathryn Dudzinski- 4th Place (Adult Nationals Qualifier)
Connie Achtenberg- 9th Place
Championship Silver Ladies Free Skate
Jennifer Weizer- 3rd Place (Adult Nationals Qualifier)
Ian Moyer & Monique Uzelac
Pre-Bronze Dance- First Dance- 1st Place
Pre-Bronze Dance- Second Dance- 1st Place
Pre-Bronze Dance- Final- 1st Place
Marie Sherry & David Bakke
Pre-Silver Dance- First Dance- 2nd Place
Pre-Silver Dance- Second Dance- 1st Place
Pre-Silver Dance- Final- 2nd Place
Marie Sherry
Bronze Solo Free Dance- 1st Place out of 8!!
Lillian Min
Bronze Ladies II Free Skate- 2nd Place
Satoko Willgus
Bronze Ladies III & IV Free Skate- 2nd Place
Kimberly Keller
Bronze Ladies Compulsory Moves Group A- 2nd Place
Bronze Ladies I Free Skate- 2nd Place
2017-2018 Adult Competition Series- Bronze Midwest Section- 1st Place!!
Fun Fact:
All of the skaters who participated in the Adult Skate Too Exhibition last weekend received Top 3 in their events at the Midwestern Sectionals this weekend!! Including the out of club skaters- David Bakke, Teresa Dentico, and Stephanie Senterfit

#AdultsSkateToo

Join us! Adult Learn to Skate Classes are offered Tuesdayevenings, Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings.

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Congratulations to our Special Olympics medalists!!


 
CONGRATULATIONS!!
Another successful Special Olympics Winter Games in the books!

We're excited to announce that we came home with 9 gold medals, 2 silver medals, 1 bronze medal, 2 proud coaches, and countless memories. 

"Every year, I'm amazed and humbled by all of the athletes!", says Learn to Skate Director and Coach Mary Johanson.

Special Olympics State Winter Games
Traverse City, MI 
January 30th- February 2nd, 2018
 




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We're so proud of our Hockettes Synchronized Skating Teams!!


   


Congratulations!!
Our Hockettes Synchronized Skating Teams have been very busy!!
We'd like to take a moment to recognize their successes so far this competition season.



Junior Hockettes
Winterfest 2018- 5th Place





Novice Hockettes
Winterfest 2018- 6th Place





Intermediate Hockettes
Fraser Mid-America Synchronized Skating- 2nd Place





Juvenile Hockettes
Fraser Mid-America Synchronized Skating- 2nd Place







Open Juvenile Hockettes
Fraser Mid-America Synchronized Skating- 7th Place







Preliminary Hockettes
Fraser Mid-America Synchronized Skating- 1st Place





Synchro Skills 2
Fraser Mid-America Synchronized Skating- 3rd Place




Synchro Skills 1
Fraser Mid-America Synchronized Skating- 5th Place





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Wow! Our Hockettes Synchro Teams really know how to WOW a crowd!





What a spectacular example of showmanship and talent! Our Hockettes Synchronized Skating Teams skated wonderfully at the 2018 Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships this past weekend.

Preliminary- 2nd Place
Open Juvenile- 7th Place
Juvenile- 7th Place
Intermediate- 13th Place
Novice- 4th Place


We're PROUD to announce that we will have THREE teams representing the AAFSC at the 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Portland, Oregon February 22nd-24th

Congratulations:

Junior
Novice
Masters

Hockettes Synchronized Skating Teams!!




Our Junior Hockettes Team recently represented the United States and earned the Bronze Medal at the Neuchâtel Trophy in Switzerland. How incredible! We love our AAFSC Synchro Family!










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Be sure to watch AAFSC Member Evan Bates compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games


Congratulations, Evan Bates!
Evan Bates has earned a place on the  
U.S. Olympic Team and has been elected 
Team Captain of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team
Be sure to watch the ice dance couple compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games!


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HOCKETTE NEWS - Junior Team


 
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club's 
Hockettes Junior Team

For winning the bronze medal at the 2018 Tissot Neuchatal Trophy in Neuchatal, Switzerland this past weekend scoring 114.94 points. They beat teams from Switzerland, Italy and Austria with only two teams from Finland finishing ahead. This is the Hockettes first international medal since the 2011 Spring Cup in Italy.

                                                



BOD Meeting Minutes


                           
                   MINUTES - AAFSC  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

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We want to take a moment to let you know how thankful we are for all our club members. 
We're very proud of all our skaters and their commitment to the sport. 

Evan Bates & Madison Chock

Congratulations 
on qualifying for the 2017-2018 Grand Prix Finals.

This series includes six competitions located in Canada, China, France, Japan, Russia, and the United States.

Best of Luck!

The Grand Prix Final is scheduled for December 7-9th in Nagoya, Japan.
Max Ryan & Anna Nicklas

2018 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships

November 14-18th, 2017
Bloomington, Minnesota

Novice Pattern Dance-5th place 
Novice Free Dance- 6th place
Novice Final- 5th place

Daniel Eaton & Alexandra Aldridge

2018 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships

November 14-18th, 2017

Senior Short Dance- 1st place
Senior Free Dance- 2nd place
Overall- 1st place


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This year we had 35 AAFSC skaters compete in the Michigan Basic Skills Series! Several of our skaters earned medals for their hard work and commitment to the Series. 

With all of their determination and performance skills, we were able to WIN the Series with 1,287 points!! With over 60 participating clubs, we stand at the top; proud and excited for more to come!

We're happy to share the final standings for this year's 
Michigan Basic Skills Series.
Alexander Meints


High Beginner Compulsory Moves Champion

High Beginner Freestyle Champion
Avery Hoeft


Basic 6 Compulsory Moves Champion

Basic 6 Freestyle Champion
Elise Meints

Basic 6 Compulsory Moves Silver Medalist

Basic 6 Freestyle Silver Medalist
Hannah Kang

Basic 6 Compulsory Moves Bronze Medalist

Basic 6 Freestyle Bronze Medalist
Caroline Fox

Basic 3 Compulsory Moves Champion

Basic 3 Freestyle Silver Medalist
Congratulations to ALL of our MI Basic Skills skaters!
Many are unpictured and should be very proud of their achievements this year!




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