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Fall 2 Learn to Skate and Group Classes


Fall 2 Learn to Skate begins Oct. 25th
Register NOW before our small class sizes fill up!

Fall 2 Session Dates
Sunday, October 25th - Saturday, December 12th
No classes Nov. 24-28 due to Thanksgiving Break
It's our #1 goal that you learn to skate in a safe and fun environment. 

We ask that you fully read the Fall 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 to eight skaters per instructor with a maximum of 35 skaters and 5-7 instructors on the ice. Groups will be spread out on the ice and there will be no free-time at the end of class as we have done in the past.
Important Information
Please thoroughly read our Fall 2020 Rules & Information


REQUIRED Waivers
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. 

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 6 month 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 Fall Learn to Skate Classes! Feel free to contact our Learn to Skate Director, Mary Johanson at coachmaryjohanson@gmail.com with any questions.
Fall 2 2020 Classes
Sunday, October 25th - Saturday, December 12th
No classes Nov. 24-28 due to Thanksgiving Break
For all skaters ages 3-6

Wednesday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
FULL- Closed to further registration

Thursday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
6 classes = $105.00
10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10

Saturday 9:15 am - 9:45 am
6 classes = $105.00
10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12



For beginner skaters ages 7+

Wednesday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
FULL- Closed to further registration

Thursday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
6 classes = $105.00
10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
6 classes = $105.00
10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12
Must have passed B1 or SPS4

Thursday 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
6 classes = $105.00
10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
6 classes = $105.00
10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12
Must have passed B2

Thursday 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
6 classes = $105.00
10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
6 classes = $105.00
10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12
Must have passed B3

Thursday 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
6 classes = $105.00
10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10

Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
6 classes = $105.00
10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12
Must have passed B4

Thursday 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
6 classes = $105.00
10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10

Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
6 classes = $105.00
10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12
Must have passed B5

Tuesday 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
6 classes = $105.00
10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
6 classes = $105.00
10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12
Must have passed B6

Tuesday 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
6 classes = $105.00
10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

*Shooting Stars
Sunday 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm
7 classes = $230.00
50 minute classes
10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6
Must have passed ALL Basic Skills

Sunday 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm
7 classes = $230.00
50 minute classes
10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6
Beginner - Advanced, Ages 18+

Tuesday 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
6 classes = $130.00
50 minute classes
10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
Open to ALL Basic Skill Levels
For those interested in Performance Skills

Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
7 classes = $230.00
50 minute classes
10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6
Must have passed B2
Train like a dude! BOYS ONLY

Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
7 classes = $230.00
50 minute classes
10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6
Summarized Weekly Schedule
Sunday
  • Competition Club & Ice Dudes: 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
  • Shooting Stars: 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm
Tuesday
  • Adult Learn to Skate & Advanced Adult: 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
  • Basic 6 & Pre Free Skate: 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Wednesday
  • Snow Plow Sam 1-4 & Basic 1: 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
Thursday
  • Snow Plow Sam 1-4 & Basic 1: 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
  • Basic 2 - Basic 5: 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
Saturday
  • Snow Plow Sam 1-4: 9:15 am - 9:45 am
  • Basic 1 - Basic 3: 9:55 am - 10:25 am
  • Basic 4-6 & Pre Free Skate: 10:35 am - 11:05 am

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November Ice


AAFSC November 2020 Ice
Registration for November Ice (Sunday, November 1st - Friday, Nov. 27th) is now available

Please Note: There are no ice sessions on Thursday, November 26th due to Thanksgiving.

AAFSC FALL 2020 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 (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 Fall 2020 Rules & Information
The schedule is as follows:
Daytime Skating Sessions (Monday thru Friday) will be as follows and are $12 (no half sessions). There are no purchase limits on daytime skating sessions. Payment MUST be made online HERE in advance before you enter the Cube:

  • 7:00 am to 8:05 am
  • 8:15 am to 9:05 am
  • 9:15 am to 10:05 am
  • 10:15 am to 11:05 am
  • 11:15 am to 12:05 pm
  • 12:15 pm to 1:05 pm
  • 1:15 pm to 2:05 pm
  • 2:15 pm to 3:05 pm
  • 3:15 pm to 4:05 pm

Evening Skating Sessions (Monday thru Friday) will be as follows and are $17 (no half sessions). Payment MUST be made online HERE in advance before you enter the Cube:

  • 4:15 pm to 5:05 pm
  • 5:15 pm to 6:05 pm
  • 6:15 pm to 7:05 pm (Mondays & Fridays only)
Sunday Skating Sessions will be as follows and are $17 (no half sessions).There are no purchase limits on Sunday skating sessions. Payment MUST be made online HERE in advance before you enter the Cube:

  • 10:15 am to 11:05 am
  • 11:15 am to 12:05 pm
  • 12:15 pm to 1:05 pm

There is NO Saturday figure skating ice or public skating available at the Ice Cube for the foreseeable future. All figure skating ice is being administered by AAFSC.
Please Note: All ice on Wednesday 11/25 and Friday 11/27 is $12 per session. There are no ice sessions on Thursday, November 26th due to Thanksgiving.

Please read and make yourself and skater(s) familiar with the AAFSC Covid-19 Protocols and the AAFSC Fall 2020 Rules & Information

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)

December Ice registration will begin on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020.

You will probably find this to be a lot of information. It is because the health and safety of everyone involved is our top priority.

If you have any questions please contact Club Manager, Craig Forsyth at aafsc.officemanager@gmail.com

Thank you for understanding,
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club

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Office Assistant


AAFSC is looking for an
Office Assistant
The Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club is looking for a person(s) to assist in the operations of the AAFSC Office approximately 12- 20 hours per week. This is a year-round position and will begin November 2020.

We are looking for someone to work two to four weekdays from 7:00am to noon. The job primarily consists of checking in skaters, answering the phone, forwarding messages, responding to and/or directing club member questions and light clerical duties.
Person(s) must have:

Candidates need to be available to work two to four weekdays from 7:00am to noon. Be available to assist on the first night/days of Learn to Skate. Though not regularly scheduled, be available to work on Saturdays and Sundays if needed.

People Skills - Should be able to work with club members and others in a positive manner.

Interested individuals should send an e-mail to Craig Forsyth as soon as possible at aafsc.officemanager@gmail.com with attachments of a current resume and cover letter which details qualifying background and experience.
Ideal Person(s) should have (not required, but preferred):
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Google Documents.

A working knowledge of the leading Social Media including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.


Office Assistant(s) Job Duties:
  • Assist in the maintenance of records for Member Volunteer Hours, Liability Waivers and Concussion forms.
  • Assist in Club Bulletin Board creation and maintenance.
  • Assist on first sessions of all Learn to Skate nights/days (may include weekends).
  • Serves customers/members by answering phone, taking/forwarding messages, receiving payment and properly noting its allocation, and maintaining appearance of Club office.
  • Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Office Assistant Skills and Qualifications:
Office Experience - General, Scheduling, Telephone Skills, Typing, Documentation Skills, Meeting Planning, Verbal Communication, Written Communication, Dependability, Attention to Detail, Administrative Writing Skills, Problem Solving Initiative.  
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club

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Fall Club Updates and Reminders


Ann Arbor FSC Fall Club Updates
Thank you all for your patience, cooperation and attention to making our first five weeks back from a 6-month hiatus such a success!

As anticipated, the Ann Arbor FSC will be making some updates to our policies to provide the safe and exceptional atmosphere that you have all come to expect.
Please take the time to thoroughly read and discuss with your skater the following updates and reminders.
Face Covering
Friendly Reminders
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. It is especially important that ALL skaters and coaches leave the ice at 6:05pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Learn to Skate starts promptly at 6:05pm and is ONLY 30 minutes in length. Your cooperation in getting off the ice promptly will be greatly appreciated!

As always, it is important that everyone wears a facemask while in the Cube. This includes all skaters, parents, coaches, and staff. Please remember to follow the traffic patterns. Stairs are down! Ramp is up! 
Cold & Inclement Weather
Starting next Monday, October 19th, AAFSC will be allowing skaters to bring a skating bag into the rink and will allow them to put on/remove their skates inside the building. Please be aware that these are designated areas (read below) and social distancing must be maintained.

Please Note: The Club Locker Room will not be re-opening any time in the foreseeable future. Please do not enter for any reason.
Skaters wishing to put on/remove their skates indoors must comply with the following traffic patterns while maintaining proper social distancing:

  1. 1. Check-in upstairs at Cube front entrance
  2. 2. Take the stairs down to the red chairs/blue benches (aka downstairs lobby)
  3. 3. Put on skates and wait until :10 past the hour
  4. 4. Collect ALL belongings and enter through skate rental doors to Olympic Rink (No items are to be left in the downstairs lobby)
  5. 5. On marked Xs in 3rd bleacher section (first section after the center ice doors), place all items neatly and compact
  6. 6. Walk back toward Skate Rental doors and enter ice surface opposite AAFSC Locker Room
  7. 7. At the end of the ice session, exit through center ice doors
  8. 8. Return to Xs in 3rd bleacher section, remove skates and collect ALL items (No items are to be left in the bleachers in between ice sessions unless you are skating the next session)
  9. 9. Skaters are to leave Olympic Rink either downstairs through center doors and take the ramp up OR by walking up the bleacher stairs and exiting through properly marked doors.
  10. 10. If you are skating another session, you may leave your belongings in the 3rd section bleachers. Please exit through the center doors and return to the red chairs/blue benches to wait for the next ice session

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

Please remember that food is NOT permitted in the A2 Ice Cube. This rule will be enforced by the AAFSC for the foreseeable future. Thank you for understanding!
News Re: Coaches, On-Ice Equipment, and Off-Ice
Effective immediately - Coaches are ALLOWED on the ice during the 7:05 am - 4:05pm and 6:15pm weekday ice sessions as long as the TOTAL number of persons "on the ice" do not exceed the maximum. As of October 13th that number is "24".  At this time, the use of the on-ice jump harness or the use of "fishing pole" jump harnesses are restricted to 8:05 am - 2:15 pm weekday ice sessions. Indoor off-ice/warm-ups in the concession lobby are limited only to skaters working WITH a coach who has pre-scheduled with the AAFSC Office. Skaters without a coach present are NOT permitted to warm-up indoors.
If you have any questions, please contact AAFSC Manager, Craig Forsyth at aafsc.officemanager@gmail.com

Thank you!
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
Ann Arbor FSC | 734-213-6768

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AAFSC Club Jackets


Order your Ann Arbor FSC Jacket Online!
Your skater is going to love the opportunity to show off their club pride! These 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.

Be sure to place your order before the deadline
Order by November 4th to receive by Christmas!
Pictured: Size Youth Medium and Adult Extra Small
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club

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Bulletin Board Photo Request


Help us preserve history! 
Share your COVID Skating Pictures with us!
With all this talk of a "new" normal, we want to showcase the ways our members have stayed safe while doing what they love most- skating!

Be a part of our club chronicles and share your photos with us! Whether it's skating with a mask or putting your skates on in the car, help us preserve history while decorating our front bulletin board.
To participate, reply to this email with your photos by Monday, Oct. 26th
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
2121 Oak Valley Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 213-6768 | aafsc@annarborfsc.org

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Order your MOI Program Book


Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club | Visit our Website
Order your 2020 MOI Program Book
It's not too late to order a full-color copy of our 2020 MOI Program Book
Available for only $10.00!
This season has been one for the books and that's why we'd like to share our 2020 MOI Program Book with you!

Order your full-color copy today!

Order Online: $10.00 for a full-color physical copy
Schedule a pick-up in the AAFSC Office
OR add shipping for only $3.00!
Time for a remix!
Stay tuned for more information on Melody on Ice 2021

Mix It Up 2.1
March 19 - 20, 2021

Directors
Meredith Longoria & Emily Prihoda

Producers
Craig Forsyth & Camille Ziolek
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club | 734-213-6768
2121 Oak Valley Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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AAFSC Axel Club


We're so proud of our skaters and their axel achievements! Their commitments to skating are above and beyond!

The axel jump is considered the most difficult single jump and is the only listed jump to take off from a forward entry.

To view our Axel Club video please visit https://youtu.be/sVIJ0II-H7U
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club Axels
Learn more about the U.S. Figure Skating & LTS USA 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
Ann Arbor FSC
734-213-6768
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Online Re-Sale brought to your by the AAFSC



Please feel free to use this Google Sheets to list your 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 Figure Skating Club at aafsc@annarborfsc.org

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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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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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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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