This edition of the HFSA newsletter will walk through specific information pertaining directly to the HFSA/PRCE 2020 Annual Skating Show. Please read through the information thoroughly, as we don’t want anyone to miss anything. We know there is a lot of information, and hope that having it all (or the majority of it) in one place will be beneficial. Please continue to watch your email from now through show time, since there are sure to be updates and reminders coming!
The picture and ice show practice schedule is attached to this email. Please review it closely, and note the times that your skater needs to be at pictures, and at the rink for practice. Notice there is a third page with additional practice times for some groups. Download the
SHOW COVER CONTEST
Congratulations to Ava Paulson, who won our show cover contest! (See the winning design at the end of the newsletter) Ava’s design will be used for our show program cover, as well as our show shirt. Thank You to those who participated in this contest. We have a lot of creative and talented girls in our program!
We will once again be including the ever-popular Dad/Daughter routine in our show. If you are interested, please sign up here. Please keep in mind that the “Dad” skating with the skater needs to be Dad or Step-Dad. This is open to all levels of HFSA skaters. Sign-up deadline for this is 1/21. *There will be additional fees associated with this, which will be finalized and communicated to those who sign up.
4 & Up Group Skate
There is a routine put together each year for all skaters who have passed the level of Freestyle 4 or higher by show cut-off. If you are interested in participating in the 4 & Up group, please sign up here. Sign-up deadline for this is 1/21. *There will be an additional costume fee associated with this, which will be finalized and communicated to those who sign up.
If you are interested in ordering a show shirt, please watch for a separate email that will include the link to these once it is finalized. The shirts will feature the show cover graphic on the front, and a list of all ice show participants on the back. You are not required to order a show shirt- they are completely optional, and just a fun item that a lot of skaters enjoy. Short sleeve t’s, long sleeve t’s, crewneck sweatshirts and hoodies are available. No extra show shirts are ordered for later sales, so if you are interested please make sure you get your order in on time. *Please note that hoodies are not available in child S or child M.
If you are interested in ordering tights, leotards or bras those can be ordered here. Tan tights are required with all costumes, and the options available here all meet that requirement. This is a great option if you need a new pair of tights, without having to leave town to get them! We hope the addition of new options including leotards and bras will be helpful for anyone who needs/wants them! Ordering deadline is 1/22.
We will once again be holding a bake sale at the show, with items made by our creative members! Please remember we are making an impression on our community, on behalf of our program, so let's show them what we've got!
Please bring your favorite cookie/ bar/ treat to dress rehearsal on Friday and drop it off in the conference room at the rink. Items should be individually wrapped (cookies 2/bag or package, bars one 3x3 per bag/ package) before you bring them, and we ask that each family brings 2 dozen cookies, or 1 9x13 pan of bars (or equivalent). There are not resources there for people to cut bars/wrap items at the rink.
Dress rehearsal night will be the last opportunity to sign up for volunteer hours that will count towards you 12 hours required for the year. If you have not completed your hours please make sure you sign up right away! Reminder that if you do not complete your hours, you will be assessed a fee for each incomplete hour. You can sign up for dress rehearsal hours here.
Each HFSA skating family will once again be required to volunteer at one show during show weekend (with the exception of parents who have a Senior skater). Please remember that when you are volunteering, we expect you to be engaged in the position you are doing to ensure a positive experience for all of our skaters and guests. Please make sure to show up on time to your shift, check in with a board member at the ticket sales desk and be in your place and ready to work one hour prior to the show you are signed up for. You can sign up for your shift here. Any family who does not complete a shift will be assessed a fee. Below are brief descriptions of each volunteer position, and what is expected:
Ticket Sales: This position will be in charge of selling tickets to those coming in to watch the show. This includes taking payments and making change. This position can get quite busy!
Ticket Taker: This position will be in charge of taking tickets from those entering the show, prior to them entering any of the seating areas to ensure that everyone coming in has paid. If not, they should be redirected back to ticket sales.
Flowers/Programs/Bake Sale: This position will be helping with sales of flower, programs and baked goods either upstairs or downstairs. This includes taking payments and making change, as well as restocking items on the tables as they get low.
Backstage Help: This position will help organize and control the skaters behind the curtain. This can be a challenge, so we really need people who are not afraid to be kind but firm! Skaters are very excited when they are about to go on the ice, so we need people to help them get organized and lined up within their group, as well as reminding them that they need to be quiet, out of respect to their fellow skaters and guests.
Locker Room Monitor: This position will be going in and out of each locker room throughout the show, ensuring that there is no inappropriate behavior going on in the locker rooms, and that only those who should be in the locker rooms, are in the locker rooms. This person may also be asked for help from skaters, with things like skates or costumes that come up last-minute (i.e. knots in skates, etc.). Again, this person should not be afraid to be firm with skaters if needed (of course in a kind and appropriate way!), and/or contact a board member if needed for assistance.
Locker Room Cleanup: This position will go through each locker room after the final show, and make sure everything is cleaned up. This includes picking up forgotten items, garbage, etc. and connecting with a rink attendant if needed for anything like a spill. Skaters should be cleaning up the locker room when they are done, so this should be just a final cleanup.
SHOW LOCKER ROOMS
We have had some concerns brought to us after the last show, about locker room behavior. Please keep in mind that having a locker room at the show is a privilege, and all skaters need to be respectful of that. Locker rooms are for skaters only (and a female parent, if needed for costume help) and are not a place for friends, boyfriends, etc. This is a place where skaters should be able to change if needed and be comfortable in their space.
We are looking forward to another very fun and successful show weekend! We know there is a lot of information, and items we may forget, so if you have questions at any time please do not hesitate to contact an HFSA board member or coach.