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The Inside Edge wishes you all a safe and happy Independence Day weekend!!

Congratulations to SCSF member, Ted Gradman, on his Silver medal in Gold Men III+IV Free Skating at the ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition 2016 at Oberstdorf, Germany! Ted won the Gold medal for Gold Men III Artistic! Celeste Kohaya, who served as our Belmont Test Chair, placed 13th for the Silver Ladies I Artistic, and 17th in Silver Ladies I Free Skating. SCSF salutes and thanks our Adult competitors who competed in Germany!

There will be NO Club ice on July 2.
Starting in July, Saturday Club ice sessions will begin at 6:15 AM. The 5:45 AM session will no longer be offered, due to lack of attendance. The following sessions will be available- July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30: 6:15-6:45, 6:45- 7:15, 7:15-7:45.  Buy your contract ice at www.scsf.org.


ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT!! RENEW NOW! The new membership year begins on June 30! If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact our Membership Chair, Don Corbiell at Membership@scsf.org.

Important!! SCSF Adult Voting Members- Renew before June 30 so that you may receive a ballot to vote in the 2016-17 SCSF Board elections! All 18 years and older SCSF members registered for the 2016-2017 USFS year are qualified to vote and they should look for their ballot in their email. All ballots are anonymous. A list of the candidates and their biographies are listed below under July's events. 

Important Events:
Registration now available!  Plan now to compete at Skate San Francisco 2016, held August 20-21, at Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center! This all technical competition offers levels from Limited No Test through Senior in Singles for Standard Track. Also featured are Adult, Pairs, and some Dance Couple events! Skate San Francisco is sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating. To register and see the announcement go to www.scsf.org

Club Contract Ice EntryEze registration and paper punch card redemption:

Advance registration for an individual Saturday date session(s) is available until 5pm on the Friday before the Saturday date, Contact Sam Singer, Contract Ice Administrator, by email if you're trying to register after 5pm on Friday".

Redeeming Club Ice Punch Cards:  The deadline to redeem unused Club Ice paper punch cards is July 31, 2016.  Please contact Bruce Bell to let him know you plan to attend a Saturday morning Club session so that he can meet you at the rink and redeem your unused punch card for cash,

Remember- For all Entry Eeze questions, please contact Sam Singer or Emma Kim Beaudin.

To see the new Combined Report of Action from U.S. Figure Skating, go to- www.2016governingcouncil.com .

The nationally competitive Tremors Masters Synchronized Skating Team has spots open for interested Bay Area Adult skaters!

We recommend a minimum of Bronze dance, Intermediate Moves, Adult silver moves or FS, or standard Juvenile freestyle passed. To be eligible, skaters must be 25 years of age by July 1st.

Attend one of our Summer Skills Clinics at Yerba Buena, set up an individual try-out, or send us a try out video!
Contact skatetremors@gmail.com today to get started!

Apply Today!! Grants and Scholarship Applications for US Figure Skating Members in Good Standing!!  MEMORIAL FUND COMPETITIVE SKATERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CSAP) – Open to juvenile-senior level skaters who have placed sixth or higher at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Application is available here. Application deadline is Sept. 2.  Click here

MEMORIAL FUND ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (ASP) – Open to current and former skaters who are enrolled at an accredited college or university and are still actively involved in the sport of figure skating. The application is available here. Application deadline is Sept. 2.  Click here and scroll down.

U.S. FIGURE SKATING SCHOLASTIC HONORS TEAM – Open to novice-senior skaters entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2016. The application is available here. Application deadline is Sept. 2. Click here

JOYCE KOMPERDA ATHLETE SUPPORT FUND – Open to intermediate-junior singles, pairs and ice dance athletes. The application is available here. Application deadline is Aug 31.  Click here

MEMORIAL FUND RISE YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST – Open to skaters at pre-preliminary, preliminary, pre-juvenile and juvenile levels. The application is available here. Application deadline is Sept 2. Click here 

BUCH FAMILY ACADEMIC GRANT SCHOLARSHIP – Open to skaters at the novice-senior levels currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. The application is available here. Application deadline is Aug 31. Click here

Information and applications are available at www.usfigureskating.org. Please direct all questions to FinancialAid@usfigureskating.org.
 
Please read all instructions before beginning your application.

Check out the S.T.A.R.S. combine in California this Summer-
La Jolla, CA – Saturday, July 30th, Registration closes 7/17

For more information about S.T.A.R.S., including a complete list of participating cities and ways to prepare for the combine, visit www.starscombine.org.

June 2016
Test Sessions
Yerba Buena, June 28, (This is on TUESDAY at 10 am to 11:45 am.)

July 2016
Test Sessions
Yerba Buena, July 12, (This is on TUESDAY at 10 am to 11:45 am.)
Yerba Buena July 23 (This is on a Saturday at 7:45 am to 8:30 am.) Added Test Session
Yerba Buena July 30 (This is on a Saturday at 7:45 am to 8:30 am.) Added Test Session


July 1-30-SCSF Board Elections-
2016-2018 Nominees for the Skating Club of San Francisco’s Board of Directors
Robyn Achilles
Robyn Achilles is a competitive adult figure skater, the parent of two skaters, President of the Tremors Synchronized Skating organization and past team manager for San Francisco Ice Theatre. Representing many interests, Robyn strongly believes in a program that allows skaters to pursue their passion for skating and that supports skaters of various ages, abilities and disciplines (freestyle, ice dance, synchronized, ice theatre). She views skating as a collaborative process among skaters, parents, coaches, teams, and club to create a healthy and respectful skating community for everyone.

Robyn’s daughters, Daphne and Georgia, participated on the San Francisco Ice Theatre team, currently skate with Tremors Synchronized Skating and compete individually. Robyn competed at Adult Nationals in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2014 and 2015, medaling in Technical Free Skate, Artistic, and Solo Ice Dance.

As president of Tremors Synchronized Skating, Robyn helped to create a new vision for the Tremors, revitalizing the organization, and enabling the program to grow, doubling in size for the 2016-2017 season.

Before moving to the Bay Area in 2011, Robyn managed school-based and youth-focused programs for over 10 years at the Department of Public Health in Seattle & King County. Robyn also served on the board of Youth in Focus, a Seattle youth photography organization. Robyn earned a Bachelors of Art from Claremont McKenna College and a Masters in Public Health from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This year she will begin working at the San Francisco Department of Public Health in Emergency Preparedness and Response.


Emma Kim Beaudin
As a parent of a young skater, I believe that active parent participation is vital and necessary to the success of youth sports organizations and feel it is important for parents to have a representative voice on the Board of SCSF. I would like to emphasize the building of programs that provide support to parents of young competitive and recreational athletes. In addition, I believe a strong sense of community within the club is important for the success of its members.

I have been involved with the skating community for the past four years and served as Secretary and Test Chair for The Skating Club of San Francisco, Inc. for the past two years. I have served on local organizing committees for club competitions and have also served as a CCIA delegate. Professionally, I have a private architectural practice in partnership with my husband in San Francisco.


Bruce Bell
It is an honor to be nominated to serve on the board of The Skating Club of San Francisco. I enthusiastically support all of the club's diverse skating programs. If elected, I will work diligently to ensure that the club continues to be managed in a professional manner. My objectives will be to expand the club's resources, membership, and reputation and provide top quality competitions for our athletes. I am a firm believer in open management and will have an ear for every member's concerns. While we all share a passion for skating and an interest in developing the sport, the most important thing is to have fun, be inclusive and supportive of all skaters, and provide a safe environment for athletes of all ages and abilities.
Skating Qualifications
Sectional Referee and Competition Judge
Sectional Data Operator
Regional Technical Controller
Current Treasurer of The Skating Club of San Francisco
Skate San Francisco Chief Referee ( four years )
Silver Spin Chief Referee ( six years )
2006 – 2007 Co-chair of Central California Interclub Association
Professional and Educational Background
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto
Masters of Business Administration, Golden Gate University
CPA
15 years experience in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers
25 years experience in corporate finance, employed as US Tax Manager and Corporate Treasurer of ITV US Holdings a leading producer of US TV programs and a division of ITV PLC, Britain's largest commercial television broadcaster and TV production company.

Ted Gradman
I’ve been a member of The Skating Club of San Francisco since 2001 and a skater for 46 years.  I’ve been competing as a adult practically from the time it was possible to do so in the regional and sectional championships (1992-1995) and as a participant in the Adult National FS Championships since inception (1995).  I’ve been a member of the Adult Skating Committee of USFSA for three years.  I’ve volunteered and participated in many of the SCSF competitions.   
 
I would like to be on the Board of Directors for several reasons.  First to represent the strong adult contingent with SCSF.  We have one of the strongest adult contingents in the country.  This is actually known throughout the world, as I just came back from the ISU Adult FS competition in Oberstdorf, Germany and everyone seemed to know about SF skaters.  Second to support SCSF, help in its governance and be part of the SCSF team to enable the long SCSF tradition to continue to thrive.  It’s great that SCSF supports so many types of figure skaters in its wide range of programs.
 
When not skating, I work as a psychologist (cognitive-behavioral therapist and neuropsychologist) in San Mateo.  As part of my work, I’m always encouraging kids, adults and even older adults into physical activities, developing passions and finding balance in their life.  There’s no question I’m fully addicted and committed to this sport and to our club.   

Sam E. Singer, Jr.
I’ve been a member of The Skating Club of San Francisco for over 20 years, originally joining as a Junior Member in 1958 and re-joining the Club when it moved to Yerba Buena 1998. It’s been my pleasure and honor to serve as the Club’s President and a Board member for over 10 years. In supporting our Club’s mission to help skaters enjoy figure skating and achieve their individual goals, I’ve successfully led the project to update the Club’s bylaws, mission statement, and governance policies in order to re-incorporate the Club as a tax-exempt, public benefit corporation (IRS 501-c3) sports organization. As the Club now has tax-exempt status, we can further support skaters through indirect and direct financial support through our grant policy and, by having weekly Club ice sessions at Yerba Buena and formerly Belmont,

I’ve participated in judging our monthly test sessions, provided critiques to singles, dance, and pair skaters and our Theater on Ice and Tremors teams, given talks to parents and presented the Club’s status at our Annual Meetings.

I’ve established a positive, working relationship with the Corporate and Rink Management of both Yerba Buena Ice Center and Belmont Iceland, enabling the Club to successfully host the ‘Skate San Francisco’ and ‘Silver Spin’. Competitions.

I’ve been Chief Referee for Skate San Francisco for over 10 years, and am now its Competition Chair and have been Co-Chair of Silver Spin and Destination San Francisco I’m a National Singles/Pairs and Dance Judge, and Sectional Dance Referee. I’ve served in the following positions: Pacific Coast Sectional Vice Chair of Dance Judges (4 yrs); Regional Vice Chair of Dance Judges (3yrs); USFSA Audit Committee member (2 yrs); have served on the U.S. Figure Skating Audit Committee and Dance Committee; and, have organized schools for officials training – singles, pairs, and dance that have had attendees from all over the U.S.

Outside of skating, I’m a Sr. Audit Manager at Blue Shield of California, hold certifications in information systems auditing, security management, and IT governance, and have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from San Francisco State University, former President of the Silicon Valley Information Systems and Security Association (ISACA) Chapter, and am on the San Francisco ISACA Chapter’s Fall Conference Planning Committee.

Jennifer Hao
Statement of Purpose
Often, I think about the current SCSF Board members who contribute hundreds of hours each year to the SCSF community to help our skaters reach their goals, and make this Club a strong and supportive club. These Board members are my role models, and inspire me to work hard for Club, as well.
I feel honored to be nominated to serve on the board of The Skating Club of San Francisco. Inc. I enthusiastically support all of the club's diverse skating programs.
If elected, I will work hard to make sure the Club continues to be managed in a professional manner.
Skating Background
Parent of two skaters for 10 years.
Member of SCSF for over 4 years
Founding Manager of The San Francisco Ice Theatre, and was instrumental in its formation and development.
SFIT Fundraising Chair.
Served as the SCSF Volunteer Chair for both of our competitions for over 5 years to make our competitions successful.
Professional and Educational Background
Ph.D. of University of California, Irvine
Staff Engineer with 20 years’ experience working at Lam Research
Hearts board chair (www.heartsnet.org)

August 2016

Aug. 5 & 6
Silicon Valley Open-deadline July 8
Peninsula Skating Club
Sharks Ice at San Jose
http://peninsulaskatingclub.org

Aug 19 – 21
Skate San Francisco- deadline July 31
The Skating Club of San Francisco, Inc.
Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center
San Francisco
www.scsf.org 


Happy Skating,
Shirley Schorer
Communications Officer
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