Dear <<First Name>>

Welcome in the Spring with The Inside Edge!

There will be Club ice Saturday March 25. Be sure to purchase your April Club ice on March 25 starting at 8 AM!

On April 1 there will be NO Club ice, as it is being reserved for gala participant practice rehearsal.

The Skating Club of San Francisco now has a Facebook page! Please feel free to post; the link is below.
https://www.facebook.com/scsf.org/?ref=aymt_homepage

Important Events:
Results from ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, March 15-19!

Vincent Zhou: Junior Men-Short Program, 5th place; Free Skate, 1st place. Congratulations to the Junior Men's Champion, Vincent Zhou, on his Gold medal at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships!!

Anthony Ponomarenko and partner Christina Carreira of SCNY: Junior Ice Dance-Short Dance, 6thth place; Free Dance, 3rd place. Congratulations to the Junior Dance Bronze Medalists, Anthony Ponomarenko and Christina Carreira at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships!!

There is still time to buy your tickets for the Spring Gala! Please read the message below-
Dear Club Members:

REMINDER; don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy an evening of figure skating and show your support for our Club at the 85th Anniversary Fundraising Gala on April 1 at the Yerba Buena Ice Rink. Purchase your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-skating-club-of-san-francisco-85th-anniversary-spring-gala-tickets-32344999765?ref=ebtn
 
Our event is sure to be outstanding, featuring local Bay Area skaters and “Mr. Debonair” himself, Richard Dwyer, with an introduction by World and Olympic Champion Brian Boitano.
 
We hope you’ll be joining us on April 1. It’ll be an exciting evening!
 
Kevin Winston
Fundraising Chair and Board Member
The Skating Club of San Francisco

Announcing Grassroots to Nations’ Cup- A Theatre On Ice Seminar- Friday, April 21, 2017 at The Graduate Hotel in Ann Arbor, MI from 8am to 1pm
Ice House SA, in conjunction with U.S Figure Skating, is pleased to offer this one-of-a-kind seminar to clubs, members, coaches and officials who are interested in developing and/or working with developed theatre on ice teams. 
TOPICS INCLUDE:
Developing Choreography, Judging, Team Development, Enhancing Your Involvement
Faculty will speak on a wide variety of topics related to the themes above, and
the seminar is designed to be helpful for everyone interested in TOI - frombeginning to experienced

WHY ATTEND?
Nations' Cup is an international TOI competition hosted bi-annually; this is the United States'
second time hosting, and the first in six years! Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to
experience many different styles of TOI with teams competing from France, Russia,
Australia, and the United States.

Join us as the world’s leading authorities discuss a variety of topics that directly relate to Theatre On Ice. Faculty includes Daren Patterson, Kathy Slack and Mary Hiser along with special guests who have knowledge and experience in the discipline.

Registration closes April 5, 2017. Sign up early, as there are only 50 seats at the table!
Breakfast is included in the registration fee!

We are pleased to offer an All Event Ticket at a discounted rate for those who wish to attend Nations’ Cup 2017.

Join us for a morning of learning and development!
$85/person for Seminar only
$125/person for Seminar & All Event Ticket to Nations' Cup
Please contact Patrick O’Neil for hotel information or with any questions.   PatrickHONeil@aol.com

When shopping on line with Amazon, help our San Francisco Theater on Ice Team (SFTOI) compete at Nations Cup, April 20-23, an international competition for which they earned the honor to participate!

Next time you sign-on to Amazon, go to:  http://amzn.to/2hQoetI

For the first 6 items shipped, SFTOI, gets 4% of your purchase (except for some categories which are fixed). This goes up to 6% on items 7 and more!  

Take advantage of the great deals on Amazon and help support SFTOI.

Go See the fantastic Stars on Ice show for a discounted price and help SCSF fund raise at the same time!!

Stars on Ice will return to SAP Center on Friday, May 12 at 7:30! Tickets are on sale NOW and SCSF can get a special group discount on tickets to the event! By using the Promo Code below, SCSF members can get $5 off each ticket, whether you buy 2 tickets or 8 tickets! (This offer does not include the on ice seats.) Once you type in the Promo Code and proceed to select tickets, the ticket price offered will already have the $5 off each ticket. Best of all $5 of each ticket you purchase, including on ice seats, will be donated back to SCSF to benefit ALL of our skaters through our many programs.
https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/sapcenter/EN/link/promotion/home/1e9f0f70d14aa12c882a05ba56deea7e0d0d4066 +

PROMO CODE: SCSF

STARS is back in the Bay Area this summer!! Registration is open NOW for the 2017 S.T.A.R.S. Combine and High Performance Movement Screen, which will be in Walnut Creek on June 24! Check here for more information- http://www.usfigureskating.org/story?id=83958

What is S.T.A.R.S. and High Performance Movement Screen? S.T.A.R.S. Objectives-
Promote and enhance athleticism and athletic ability in all young figure skaters through assessment, recognition and opportunity

Reduce the rate of injury across all figure skating disciplines and competitive levels
Identify skaters who demonstrate exceptional aptitude for athleticism

Assist coaches and parents in developing and guiding their skater's potential

Connect skaters, coaches, and parents with qualified strength and conditioning specialists in their region and around the country.

Be challenging and fun!

INTRODUCING THE U.S. FIGURE SKATING HIGH PERFORMANCE MOVEMENT SCREEN (HPMS)

The HPMS is a group of evaluations designed to give athletes, coaches and parents information in three key areas: mobility, stability and symmetry. The screen is designed to assess movement patterns in figure skaters to identify and treat mechanics that may prohibit optimal performance. The tests included are valid and reliable to assess mobility and stability in the lower extremity as well as a baseline test for concussion. Tests include the y-balance test, single leg squat, rotary stability, shoulder mobility, hip mobility and the balance error scoring system. The goal of the program is to minimize the risk of injury and maximize performance. Participating athletes receive a one-on-one screening completed by a physician, physical therapist or certified athletic trainer. Each athlete receives a detailed report flagging areas of concern as well as a thorough explanation of exercises and resources to correct flagged areas

The 2017 CCIA Competition Calendar is now up for your planning purposes on http://www.ccia-figureskating.org/index.php/calander

As we receive more information through the year, this calendar will be updated, so check back periodically.

April 2017
Test Session
Yerba Buena, April 15 at 6:15-7:45 am.

May 2017
Test Session
Yerba Buena, May 13 at 6:15-7:45 am. Dance Test Session

June 2017
Test Sessions
Yerba Buena, June 3 at 6:15-7:45 am. Test Session
Yerba Buena, June 24 at 6:15-7:45 am. Test Session

Happy Skating,
Shirley Schorer
Communications Officer

 

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