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October 2020 Ice


AAFSC October 2020 Ice
Registration for October Ice (October 4th - 30th) will begin at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 27th.

Please Note: Friday, October 23rd 6:15pm to 7:05pm - ice session is unavailable due to Halloween Exhibition.

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). You are encouraged to consult with your coach(es) before registering for any ice session. Please let them know when you will be skating.

Maximum # of skaters per session will be "24" (effective 10/5/20 ). 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 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). Please see the purchase limits above. 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 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)

Purchase Limits for Sessions after 4:00 pm
Skaters may initially purchase no more than "2" sessions per day after 4 pm and a maximum of "6" after 4:00 pm sessions per week. Skaters who book more than the allowed sessions will be contacted immediately regarding dropping the additional sessions. This will enable as many skaters as possible to have the ability to skate on the most heavily used ice sessions.

  • OCTOBER WEEK #1: AFTER 10:00 AM on Monday, October 5th skaters may purchase additional "after 4:00 pm" ice sessions for the remainder of that week, if available.
  • OCTOBER WEEK #2 thru #4: AFTER 10:00 AM on Monday of that week skaters may purchase additional "after 4:00 pm" ice sessions for the remainder of that week, if available.


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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Fall 2020 Learn to Skate


Fall Learn to Skate is now in session!

Fall Session Dates
Sunday, September 13th - Saturday, October 24th
We are so excited to be offering our Fall Learn to Skate program at the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club! It's our goal that you learn to skate in a safe and fun environment. 

That being said, this Learn to Skate will not look anything like the classes we've had in the past. These will be smaller, shorter classes with different levels assigned to different days and times. Registration will be very limited and new rink rules (see below) will be in place. We ask that you read through this entire email as well as the Fall Rules and Information before registering for classes as there is a lot of information to get through. 

Learn to Skate classes will now be a half hour in length (excluding adult and specialty classes). Groups will be limited to five skaters per instructor with a maximum of 25 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
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 2020 Classes
For all skaters ages 3-6

Wednesday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
6 classes = $105.00
9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21

Thursday 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
6 classes = $105.00
9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

Saturday 9:15 am - 9:45 am
6 classes = $105.00
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24



For beginner skaters ages 7+

Wednesday 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
6 classes = $105.00
9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21

Thursday 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
6 classes = $105.00
9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
6 classes = $105.00
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Must have passed B1 or SPS4

Thursday 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
FULL- Closed to further registrations

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
6 classes = $105.00
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Must have passed B2

Thursday 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
FULL- Closed to further registrations

Saturday 9:55 am - 10:25 am
6 classes = $105.00
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Must have passed B3

Thursday 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
FULL- Closed to further registrations

Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
6 classes = $105.00
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Must have passed B4

Thursday 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
FULL- Closed to further registrations

Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
6 classes = $105.00
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Must have passed B5

Tuesday 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
FULL- Closed to further registrations

Saturday 10:35 am - 11:05 am
6 classes = $105.00
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Must have passed B6

Tuesday 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
FULL- Closed to further registrations

*Shooting Stars
Sunday 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm
6 classes = $182.00
50 minute classes
9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18
Must have passed ALL Basic Skills

Sunday 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm
6 classes = $182.00
50 minute classes
9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18
Beginner - Advanced, Ages 18+

Tuesday 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
6 classes = $130.00
50 minute classes
9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
Open to ALL Basic Skill Levels
For those interested in Performance Skills

Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
6 classes = $182.00
50 minute classes
9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18
Must have passed B2
Train like a dude! BOYS ONLY

Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm
6 classes = $182.00
50 minute classes
9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18
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- FULL
Wednesday
  • Snow Plow Sam 1-4 & Basic 1: 6:05 pm - 6:35 pm
Thursday
  • Snow Plow Sam 1-4 & Basic 1: 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
  • Basic 2 - Basic 5: 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm- FULL
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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Live Stream Videographer VOLUNTEER NEEDED for AAFSC's Halloween Exhibition


Live Stream Videographer
VOLUNTEER NEEDED
for AAFSC's Halloween Exhibition
Friday, October 23rd
6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
The Ann Arbor FSC is looking for a videographer volunteer who has experience live streaming events. We won't be able to host our Annual Halloween Exhibition without your help!

Ideally, we'd like to live stream using a non-subscription, non-restricted site. For example, we'd prefer not to live stream through Facebook or Instagram because not all of our members have accounts with these sites. We are also running on a very restricted budget and would prefer not to register with a paid service/subscription based live streaming site. If you or someone you know is interested in assisting with this endeavor, please contact Kim in the AAFSC Office at kim.figureskating@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Thank you!
Ann Arbor FSC | 734-213-6768 | Website

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Skate Sharpening


Are your skates ready for a sharpening?
Rich Brown
Rich Brown was trained under Detroit Skating Club's skate technician, Fred Martin. With his mobile sharpening equipment, he takes walk-up "appointments" and he will be located in the Southwest corner of the A2 parking lot. Rates- Competitive Sharpening- $30 cash or check, Recreational sharpening- $10. His next scheduled visit to the Ann Arbor Ice Cube is Sunday, September 27th from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm in the BACK PARKING LOT of the A2 Ice Cube. Please do not enter the building for sharpening services!
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club
2121 Oak Valley Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-213-6768

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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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