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ANN ARBOR ICE CUBE - Closed 7/24/20

A Message from the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
ANN ARBOR ICE CUBE - Closed 7/24/20
The Ann Arbor Ice Cube was informed late this afternoon that the Washtenaw County Department of Health, under orders from the Governors' Office, is closing all ice rinks and gyms that have opened. Since the Cube is closed there will be NO AAFSC ice sessions or Summer Ice Skating Camp next week. Any pre-purchased Summer Camp ice will be credited to that skater's online account. Synchro skaters should wait for further instructions from Erin Donovan regarding next week's Porter Camp.
Ann Arbor FSC 

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Outdoor Skate Swap

Join us for our
Outdoor Skate Swap
Are your skates too small? You're not alone! Join us for our first ever Outdoor Skate Swap on Saturday, August 15th from 10 am - 2 pm in the Northwest parking lot of the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. Table, chairs, and start-up cash/change will NOT be provided so please plan accordingly. Participants are asked to bring all skates and skate accessories pre-labeled and ready to sell. Sale tags will not be provided, but a sample is available HERE. We're asking that only skates and skate accessories be included in the sale (not dresses, clothing, etc.) as building access will not be permitted to try on items. Face masks will be required and sale "booths/tables" should be spaced appropriately to allow for social distancing.

Please note, this is not an AAFSC sponsored activity. All sales and returns are the responsibility of the participating individuals. Each individual seller will set their preferred method of payment (for example cash, check, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, etc.) If you have any questions, please contact the AAFSC Office at aafsc@annarborfsc.org prior to the date of the sale. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

August 15

Northwest parking lot
of the A2 Ice Cube

Weather permitting

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Axel Videos Wanted!

The Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club is excited to
showcase our skaters who've achieved their axel jump!

We're making a video montage of all our skaters' axels-
whether it's on-ice or off-ice! Send your video to aafsc@annarborfsc.org

Deadline to participate: Sunday, August 16th by 11:59 pm
Learn more about the Axel Club

U.S. Figure Skating and Learn to Skate USA announced a partnership to promote and grow the Axel Club, a joint program that recognizes skaters who land their Axel for the first time. Inductees will receive an official Axel Club membership certificate, a recognition gift, listing on the Axel Club Hall of Fame page on Learn to Skate USA and U.S. Figure Skating websites and the opportunity to be featured in Axel Club marketing materials. New to the program is the Axel Emeritus Club, an opportunity for skaters who landed their Axel more than a few years ago to join and celebrate their Axel achievement, even years later. To join, skaters must be either an active member of Learn to Skate USA or current full member of U.S. Figure Skating and able to provide a witness to verify the skater landed the Axel. 

Learn more about the Axel Club and join at usfigureskating.org/axelclub
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'Life in Synchro' Documentary

'Life In Synchro'
A feature-length documentary about the toughest sport you've never heard of
Streaming August 27 - September 3


Click HERE to purchase your virtual ticket or festival pass

Single tickets available beginning Aug. 10th - $12.50
All access pass available beginning Aug. 1st - $80.00

Support your community film festival and independent filmmakers.

Click here if you would like to test the video player before purchasing. After viewing the film, watch the replay of the Q&A with Director, Angela Pinaglia and cast members.
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
Film proceeds go to the Film Festival Alliance and do not benefit the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club or Hockettes Synchronized Skating Teams.
Life in Synchro

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Amazon Smile

Looking for ways to support the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club?
Amazon Smile is now available in the Amazon App!
Have you been doing more online shopping lately? Show your support for the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club while you shop! Amazon donates .5% year-round when you shop at smile.amazon.com

Want to shop from your phone? No problem!

  1. Sign-up with Amazon Smile at no cost! After signing up, search and select the 'Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club'
  2. Download the Amazon App available at no cost in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
  3. Enable Amazon Smile- Open the app, select the main menu (☰), scroll down to 'Settings'. Tap on ‘Amazon Smile' and choose 'Turn on Amazon Smile' and follow the on-screen instructions to enable.
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club | annarborfsc.org

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Bulletin Board Photo Request

How has your skater been staying active?
We want to know!
We're excited to decorate our bulletin board with all the FUN things our skaters have been up to during this off-season. Whether it's outdoor activities, off-ice exercises, craft projects, puzzles, Lego creations, or books read, we want to know how your skater has kept a positive attitude while staying home and safe! If you would like to participate in this showcase of fun, please send any photos of your skater's fun activities to aafsc@annarborfsc.org as soon as possible!

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Learn more about your Board of Directors Candidates

2020 Board Candidate Information
To view the Candidate Biographies,
please click the READ MORE option below.

Voting Procedures will be announced at a later date

Please Note: Some AAFSC members who are
not qualified to vote may have received this e-mail.
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club

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We Stand United

Dear AAFSC Community,

As a club comprised of a diverse membership, it is critical that we make clear our commitment to providing a skating environment that is welcoming and inclusive. In response to recent social events in our country, the AAFSC would like to share with you the statement from USFS that the club has espoused:

We stand united with those demanding justice and change. We stand against prejudice, racism and discrimination of any kind. We stand together in condemning violence against Black men and women in America. And we stand with those making a difference as we strive for further inclusion in our organization and skating community.

In these times, it's important to remember that we stand united together as one team.
We Stand United

U.S. Figure Skating has policies against any form of discrimination. We
encourage you to review this section of the Rulebook.

The specific policies can be found in Part One, Governance and Administration of the United States Figure Skating Association, Bylaws, Article II, Sections I and J (page 19):

I. We provide an equal opportunity to eligible athletes, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators and officials to participate in eligible athletic competition without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable. We provide fair notice and an opportunity for a hearing to any eligible athlete, coach, trainer, manager, administrator or official before declaring such individual ineligible to participate;

J. We select members of the Board of Directors and athlete representatives without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable; It is the responsibility of all members to adhere to these policies. If you experience or witness behavior that is in violation of these policies, please report the incident here.

Together we must do our part to make figure skating a safe and welcoming environment for all.
Current events remind us that we have a responsibility to hold ourselves and one another accountable in our duty to create a better society. The AAFSC Board of Directors is currently exploring opportunities to further enhance club activities in support of inclusiveness and diversity, and encourages everyone to use empathy, the power of your voice, and your actions to engage on a higher level in discussions about power, privilege and oppression, and the ways you can positively influence change.
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club | Website

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AAFSC Annual Members Meeting

Postponement of Annual Club Meeting
Due to the current COVID-19 situation and extended stay at home orders, the AAFSC Board does not anticipate being able to have an in-person gathering for our annual meeting in June this year. As a result, we have postponed this year's Annual Club Meeting and elections for open Board of Directors positions to Tuesday, August 18th, at 7:15 pm. All current directors will remain in office until elections are held at that time. In addition, we are currently considering the use of an electronic online process for voting in order to maintain safe social distancing if needed. Detailed modifications and procedures for holding our elections will be provided as we near the time of the annual meeting and voting window. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at anicklas@nicklaslaw.com.

Stay safe and well,
Ann Nicklas
President, AAFSC
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club | www.annarborfsc.org

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A Message from Dennie Jacque

A Message from Dennie Jacque
Professional Skate Technician
To learn more, please click the READ MORE option below

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Learn to Skate Off-Ice Exercise Videos

Want to learn how your Learn to Skate student
can stay active during this time away from the ice?
Click the "Read More" link below!

Weekly off-ice exercise videos featuring Learn to Skate Staff

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A Message to the PERFORMERS of Melody on Ice

A Message from the Directors of Melody on Ice
Dear MOI Skaters and Families,

The MOI directors and producers would like to thank you, the skaters and families, for all your hard work preparing for Melody on Ice "Mix it Up".  We were thrilled with how the performances were coming together and were excited for the show. It is our hope to reschedule the show in the future.

With that in mind, if you have videos of your skater's group and are willing to share them with us or other members of your group, please do so.   We also encourage the skaters to watch the videos so they remember their routines, so when we are ready to reschedule the show, the skaters and groups will be prepared. Similarly, please take care of all your costume pieces!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to touch base with us.


Your MOI Directing, Producing, and Steering Committee
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club | www.annarborfsc.org | (734) 213-6768

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Ann Arbor FSC 2019-2020 Annual Awards

Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
2019 - 2020 Awards

Stay tuned for more award announcements
Congratulations to the winners of the
2019-2020 Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
Annual Award Awards
To learn more, click the READ MORE link below
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club | aafsc@annarborfsc.org | www.annarborfsc.org

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Ann Arbor FSC 2019-2020 Medalists

Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
2019 - 2020 Medalists | Edition 1

Stay tuned for more medalist spotlights
Congratulations to some of our
2019 - 2020 Season Medalists

To learn more, click the "READ MORE" option below.

Stay tuned for more 2019 - 2020 Medalists
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club | aafsc@annarborfsc.org | www.annarborfsc.org

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Ann Arbor FSC 2020 Graduating Seniors

Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
2020 Graduating Seniors
Stay tuned for more spotlights!
Congratulations to some of our
2020 Ann Arbor FSC Graduating Seniors
To learn more about our 2020 Graduating Seniors, click the READ MORE option below

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Melody on Ice Shirts

Missed out on ordering your 2020 Melody on Ice Shirt?
SECOND CHANCE Orders being accepted now through August 31st!
Short Sleeve Shirts
Youth X-Small through Adult XL: $14
Adult 2X: $16
Adult 3X: $17
Long Sleeve Shirts
Youth Small through Adult XL: $16
Adult 2X: $18
Adult 3X: $19
Available colors and styles
Ash Grey
Light Blue
Mint Green
Light Pink
Carolina Blue
Ash Grey
Ann Arbor FSC | www.annarborfsc.org | (734) 213-6768

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U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships

2020 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships
Junior Hockettes

Great job, Junior, on placing 5th in the Nation! This is a HUGE accomplishment and you've all worked so hard this season.

Short Program Music: Hawaiian
Long Program Music: Warriors
Coaches: Erin Donovan, Lindsay Grajek, Alison Maki, Marisa Hutchinson, and Gina Thompson
Novice Hockettes

Congratulations, Novice, on a wonderful season! You all skated so beautifully at Nationals!

Program Music: Women's Empowerment
Coaches: Erin Donovan, Nicole Falardeau, Ashley Korn, and Marisa Hutchinson

Juvenile Hockettes

We're so proud of you, Juvenile! To qualify and place 5th at Nationals is outstanding!!

Program Music: Dreams/Nightmares
Coaches: Erin Donovan, Lia Forsyth, Ashley Korn, and Sarah Compton

Congratulations to all our Synchro Nationals skaters!!

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3rd Annual Adults Skate Too Exhibition

Thank you all for the support in our 3rd Annual Adults Skate Too Exhibition

Sunday, March 1st
Adults Skate Too- Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club 3rd Annual Event
Our adult athletes had such a great time performing in our exhibition last weekend! We'd like to wish the best of luck to our skaters that are gearing up for the 2020 Midwestern Adult Sectional Championships & the 2020 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships!
Ann Arbor FSC Adult Skaters doing Cartwheels on the Ice!!
Interested in learning how to skate?

Stay on the lookout for our newest session of Adult Learn to Skate!
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
2121 Oak Valley Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
aafsc@annarborfsc.org | (734) 213-6768

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2020 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships

Another WIN for Ann Arbor FSC Member,
Evan Bates & his beautiful partner, Madison Chock!

2020 Four Continents Ice Dance Champions!!
Chock and Bates are now the two-time Four Continents Ice Dance Champions!
The team captured the gold medal after their stunning performances in Seoul, Korea yesterday. The Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club is beyond proud to call him one of our own! With their love for skating- there's no stopping this ice dance duo!
Chock and Bates are 'Too Darn Hot' at Four Continents I NBC Sports
Click HERE to view their Rhythm Dance- "Too Darn Hot"
Congratulations to Ann Arbor FSC Learn to Skate Instructor, Daniel Eaton & his partner Yura Min!
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club's Learn to Skate Instructor, Daniel Eaton and his partner Yura Min, representing South Korea, placed 8th in the 2020 Four Continents Championships. They skated beautifully and were up against 16 of the best ice dance couples in the world! Congratulations Daniel & Yura!
2020 ISU 4CC Ice Dance FD Yura Min / Daniel Eaton 민유라 / 다니엘 이튼 사대륙 프리 댄스
Click HERE to view their Free Dance

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2020 Special Olympics Results

Congratulations to our Special Olympics competitors!
Congratulations to our Special Olympics competitors!! Together as a club, our skaters received 6 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals, and 1 Bronze Medal! We have so much to be proud of this season!
2020 Special Olympics Michigan State Winter Games
Another great week in Traverse City for the Special Olympics Michigan State Winter Games! Thank you Special Olympics Washtenaw County and all the volunteers who create such a fun and positive environment for all of our skaters. The biggest thank you goes to the athletes who impress, inspire and remind us everyday that you can achieve anything!
Great job, skaters! We're beyond proud of your achievements!

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2019 Michigan Basic Skills Series

The Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club WON the 2019 Michigan Basic Skills Series!!
Thanks to such amazing coaches, athletes, and parents the
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club earned 1st Place out of 45 skating clubs!
Another year, another win!! Thanks to the athletes in the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club's Competition and Performance Club, we were able to secure first place in the 2019 Michigan Basic Skills Series for the third year in a row! We're proud to offer this group class as an opportunity for Learn to Skate students to compete at local Basic Skills competitions throughout the year. Each year, the Michigan Basic Skills Series hosts over a dozen competitions where skaters and clubs earn points throughout the season for a final standing.

The skaters in Session #5 Competition and Performance Club most recently attended the Skate Midland Basic Skills Competition. Together they earned 14 Gold Medals, 5 Silver Medals, and 5 Bronze Medals!

Skaters in the group class are not only taught skating and competition skills, but teamwork and sportsmanship, as well. Our skaters in the Competition and Performance Club attend events together, support each other, and take pride in the accomplishments of the club. If you or your skater is interested in learning more about our Competition and Performance Club, please visit our website at www.annarborfsc.org
MI Basic Skills Series Club Award
MI Basic Skills Series Coach Award
Eight of our skaters earned 2019 Series Medals
Riley Randall
Basic 2 FS Silver Medalist
Phoebe Wallace
Basic 3 FS Champion
Basic 3 CM Champion
Giada Sharrow
Basic 4 FS Champion
Basic 4 CM Champion
Olivia Szczak
Basic 5 CM Bronze Medalist
Karen Yehliu
Basic 6 FS Champion
Basic 6 CM Champion
Nora Bruce
Pre Free Skate FS Champion
Pre Free Skate CM Champion
Yaeji Cha
High Beginner FS Bronze Medalist
Caroline Fox
High Beginner FS Champion
High Beginner CM Champion

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