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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

Springtime Invitational Reminders


UPLOAD your required MUSIC!
The deadline is fast approaching. This is NOT optional. A $10 late fee will be applied to all accounts that have not submitted required music. This must be done by FRIDAY, MAY 11. It takes time for us to download and organize music.

To upload your music, use your EMS portal and go to your Springtime registration account; use the Music upload tab on the left.  

You need to know the ‘copyright information' which is simply the name of the song and artist of your music. If it's a complication, you will might have extra screens to fill in all titles and names. You do NOT need to go get copyright permission. If you don't know the information, put N/A in each field. You can not upload unless you put something in each field. 

Once you upload your music, please listen to it all the way to the end to make sure it is the correct music and it is all there to the end. And then......still remember to bring a copy on a CD to have in your coaches' pocket rink side during the event just in case anything goes wrong. 

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2018 ANN ARBOR 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

Competition Date: 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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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.


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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 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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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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