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A Reminder from the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club

This is a reminder of the email sent on Tuesday, April 13th regarding our new COVID-19 policy which goes into effect Monday, April 19th.


ALL skaters, coaches, and staff MUST submit at least ONE of the following in order to skate beginning Monday, April 19th:

  • -Negative RT-PCR COVID-19 Test which clearly shows the skater's name, date of the test, type of test performed, and a negative result submitted every 7 days (A rapid test will NOT be accepted)
  • -Vaccine certificate at least 2 weeks past the final dose that clearly shows the skater's name, type of vaccine, and vaccine date(s)
  • -Documentation showing a positive test result or a doctor's note indicating past illness within the past 3 months


Please allow yourselves enough time to complete and submit the required documentation. Testing sites may take up to 72 hours to provide results! For weekly testing, we recommend visiting a free, local testing site such as LynxDx or IHA Pediatrics.

Dear Club Members:


Once again in Michigan, we find ourselves in a troubling situation with regard to rampant spread of COVID-19. With the memory of having our entire facility shut down last year, my main goal is to allow the club to continue to operate in the safest way possible. As a pediatric cardiac intensive care physician, my everyday job involves making quick decisions while balancing difficult-to-measure risks and benefits. This situation is unfortunately similar in all too many ways.


Based on the governor's recent advice and request for a voluntary pause in "youth sports," we do have some latitude in deciding what to do – but not at the cost of transferring undue risk to our members or their families. We have carefully sought consultation with the Washtenaw County Health Department and the AAFSC Board of Directors (which includes multiple medical personnel) in order to inform our next actions.


At this time we have made the decision to pause all youth group classes, including all non-adult Learn To Skate (LTS) programs. Individual training, private lessons and synchro will continue to operate with distancing and 100% masking required, as at present. The rationale for the latter decision is twofold: we have seen no cases of disease transmission between AAFSC members while maintaining proper masking and distancing protocols; and individual training is distinct from youth sports.


However, we must continually evaluate the data on COVID positivity and we may need to make further adjustments (which could include a temporary club shutdown) if these data are worrisome.

Therefore, in order to have the data on where the COVID cases are and to ensure that COVID-positive skaters and coaches are not inadvertently entering our facility, we will institute a requirement of weekly testing that is similar to what our 13 to 19-year-old skaters have been required to do since the beginning of April. Given that the turnaround time for these tests is up to 48 hours, we will delay the start of the following requirements until 4/19:


  • -All skaters and coaches including those involved in individual training, private lessons and synchro, who are not at least 2 weeks post their final COVID vaccine and who do not have a documented history of COVID illness within the last 3 months are asked to provide to the club via email (aafsc@annarborfsc.org) a screen shot of a COVID PCR-based test which clearly shows their name, the date of the test, and the type of test. For this group, skaters and coaches without a negative test within the preceding 7 calendar days will not be allowed on the ice. 

  • -All skaters and coaches including those involved in individual training, private lessons and synchro, who are at least 2 weeks post their final COVID vaccine are asked to provide to the club via email (aafsc@annarborfsc.org) a photo of their COVID vaccination card showing their name, the date of the vaccines, and the type of vaccine.

  • -All skaters and coaches including those involved in individual training, private lessons and synchro, who had COVID illness within the last 3 months are asked to provide to the club some documentation of that (positive test or doctor note) via email (aafsc@annarborfsc.org).


These requirements will continue through the end of April, at which point we will re-examine them and hopefully scale them back if it is safe to do so.


As a parent of two skaters, one who has been required to test, and another who will be based on this new policy, I understand the significant inconvenience this poses to families. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to maintain the reality of figure skating for our members despite this extraordinarily difficult situation.


Ranjit Aiyagari, MD

AAFSC Club President

For your weekly testing requirements, we recommend visiting a free, local testing site, such as LynxDx or IHA Pediatrics.

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Important Information: Please Read


An Important Message from the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club

Friday, March 26, 2021

AAFSC Club Members,


On Friday 3/19/2021 the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated the Gatherings and Face Mask Order. Section 6, Organized sports gathering restrictions, paragraph f states:


"Beginning on April 2, 2021, gatherings for the purpose of sports practice and competition involving persons age 13 to 19 are prohibited unless all such persons participate in a testing program as specified in the MDHHS publication entitled Interim Guidance for Athletics issued March 20, 2021."


For further information please visit the MDHHS Covid-19 website:

https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71550_5104_97675---,00.html


AAFSC policy for ALL skaters ages 13 through 19 will be as follows:

  • ALL skaters ages 13 through 19 MUST submit certification of a negative RT-PCR test taken within 7 days prior to skating. Please plan on weekly testing for your teenage skater so that they may be eligible to skate during this period.
  • Negative Covid-19 test certificates must be emailed to aafsc@annarborfsc.org prior to skating.
  • Skaters aged 13 - 19 who do not submit negative test certifications or whose test certifications are not within the required parameters will not be allowed to skate.
  • This policy includes all teenage Club, Second Club, Access, LTS and Synchro skaters.
  • The following are possible testing contacts: IHA Pediatrics and LynxDx.


The current Michigan DHHS order regarding teen testing expires at 11:59pm on Monday, April 19, 2021.


All AAFSC Club decisions regarding Covid-19 situations are reviewed and advised by the AAFSC medical team in conjunction with the Washtenaw County Health Department where applicable.


Thank you,

Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club


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2021 Skills and Showcase






Ann Arbor FSC | Competition News
Join us for the 2021 Skills & Showcase on Sunday, May 23rd!
We're VERY excited to be hosting the Ann Arbor Skills & Showcase this year! Though we typically host our Basic Skills Competition in June, we have chosen to align this year's event with our annual Springtime Invitational in May. All Basic Skills events will take place on Sunday, May 23rd and have a separate registration. For more information, please contact Craig Forsyth at aafsc.officemanager@gmail.com


Submit your registration by Friday, May 7th!

Online registration NOW available
Skaters of all ages & levels enjoy competition!
*Photo from past season

Events include 
Snowplow Sam 1-4
Basic Skills 1-6
Adult 1-6
Special Olympics 1-12
and more!
COVID-19 Information
The Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club and Ann Arbor Ice Cube will be complying with all Federal, State, and Local regulations and any additional public health notices in place at the time of the competition, including recommendations from U.S. Figure Skating and Learn to Skate USA.
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club | www.annarborfsc.org | (734) 213-6768
2121 Oak Valley Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Skate Sharpening


Do your skates need to be sharpened?
Rich Brown will be visiting the A2 Ice Cube
THIS Sunday, April 11th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rich Brown
Fred's Skate Sharpening
Rich Brown visits the A2 Ice Cube on a monthly basis in his mobile sharpening van. Rates- Competitive Sharpening- $30 cash or check, Recreational sharpening- $10.

His next scheduled visit to the Ann Arbor Ice Cube is THIS Sunday, April 11th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the BACK PARKING LOT.

Please do not enter the building for sharpening services!
Upcoming Visits

  • Sunday, April 11th from 10am- 2pm
  • Sunday, April 25th from 10am- 2pm
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
2121 Oak Valley Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-213-6768

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Recent Test Takers


Test Session
March 23rd

Thank you to all the coaches, judges, parents, volunteers, and skaters who participated in our most recent test session.
Join us next time!
Tuesday, April 27th

Applications due by 5 pm
Tuesday, April 13th
Congratulations, Mahala, on passing your Senior Moves in the Field Test!
Field Moves
Senior
Mahal Nguyen

Junior
Yoonji Hong

Intermediate
Kyra Christensen

Pre-Juvenile
Claire Fort

Preliminary
Yeji Hong
Annie Thompson

Pre-Preliminary
Maeve Jagger

Freestyle
Pre-Juvenile
Alyssa McKay

Pre-Preliminary
Maiya Land
Cadence Ludlam

Pandemic Partnered Pattern Dance
Pre-Gold
Starlight Waltz
Rachel Skof

Please Note: Some photos may be from a previous test session.
Solo Pattern Dance
Gold
Viennese Waltz
Cyndi Edelman

Westminster Waltz
Salome Mouliere

Argentine Tango
Salome Mouliere**

Pre-Gold
Starlight Waltz
Sarah Tuzinowski

Silver
American Waltz
Selina Lin

Rocker Foxtrot
Elizabeth Ludlow

Pre-Silver
Fourteen Step
Shravya Awtar
Jessica Burns
Kiri Diehlman
Sara Zubieta

European Waltz
Jessica Burns

Bronze
Hickory Hoedown
Shravya Awtar
Rebecka Hakansson
Felicia Lin
Cadence Ludlam
Elise Meints
Annie Wang

Willow Waltz
Shravya Awtar**
Rebecka Hakansson
Felicia Lin
Elise Meints
Annie Wang

Ten Fox
Rebecka Hakansson**
Annie Wang**

Pre-Bronze
Cha Cha
Ashley Choi
Caroline Fox
Aurora Janevic

Swing Dance
Eloise Cras
Laura Swanger
Melissa Yang

Fiesta Tango
Eloise Cras**
Caroline Fox
Laura Swanger**
Melissa Yang**

Preliminary
Canasta Tango
Sam Damren**
Elizabeth Mitchell

Rhythm Blues
Elizabeth Mitchell**


** = completed set
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club |

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May 2021 Ice


AAFSC May 2021 Ice
Registration for May Ice (Sunday, May 2nd through Friday, June 4th) begins Sunday, April 25th at 3:00 pm.

Please note the registration date change from what was stated in the March email.
AAFSC SPRING 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 Staff

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!
May Ice Calendar
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 May 2021 Ice Sessions, please visit our website beginning at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 25th.
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 Spring 2021 Rules & Information (updated 3/18/21).

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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April Ice Sessions


AAFSC April 2021 Ice
Registration for April Ice (Monday, April 5th through Friday, April 30th) begins THIS Sunday, March 21st at 3:00 pm
AAFSC SPRING 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 Staff

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!
April Ice Calendar
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 April 2021 Ice Sessions, please visit our website beginning 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 21st
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 Spring 2021 Rules & Information (updated 3/18/21).

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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ISU World Figure Skating Championships


Good luck to Ann Arbor FSC Member, Evan Bates and his partner Madison Chock in the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships!

Stockholm, Sweden| March 24 - 28, 2021
After their stunning performance at the 2021 U.S Figure Skating Championships, Evan Bates and Madison Chock were selected to be a part of the USA World Team, representing the United States and the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club in the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. They will be traveling to Stockholm, Sweden to compete amongst the best ice dance couples in the world! We'd like to extend all of our support and wish them the best of luck!
ISU World Figure Skating Championships
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event that moves around the globe, attracting more than 300 million television viewers worldwide and showcasing the 200 best athletes from 50 countries in four disciplines: Ladies, Men, Pair Skating and Ice Dance.
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. 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!
Good luck Evan and Madi!!
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
2121 Oak Valley Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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2021 Get Up Champions


Congratulations to the Ann Arbor FSC
2021 U.S. Figure Skating Get Up Champions
U.S. Figure Skating recently announced their list of athletes recognized as the 2021 Get Up Champions for having the courage to share their story of overcoming adversity. Congrats and thank you for continuing to be such an inspiration! 
Alayna Lienemann
Juliana Schroeder
Katie Grossman
Kristin Wilkins- Not pictured
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