Summer skating is in full swing, and coaches report it is going well. I have a suspicion there may be some tired skaters by the end of the weeks, as they have been working hard! Keep up the great work, skaters! As always, feel free to reach out with any questions you have.
MANDATORY ANNUAL MEETING
Our mandatory annual HFSA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11th, 2019, at 6:00 pm in the West rink. As we did last year, we will again have stations set up for various items (competitions, paperwork, etc.). There will be mandatory paperwork to be completed at this meeting, so please make sure you have this date on your calendar. Those skaters who attend the meeting with at least one parent will receive a one-time free buyin coupon, good for one hour of buy-in ice ($14 value).
Those who have participated in Team Compulsory in the past know how much fun these groups are. Team Compulsory teams are made up of 6 or 7 skaters, depending on the level, and they have a routine in which each skater has a “breakout” where they perform one assigned element. We would love to be able to continue these teams, so if you skater is interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 7/31/19 to let me know. Please include your skaters name and last level passed in your email. Once interest has been established, we can put teams together based on levels. All skaters in the team must skate to the level of the highest skater. So for instance, if there is a team consisting of skaters who have passed Freestyle 1, 2 and 3, all skaters must be able to perform one element from FS 3. Coaches will work with skaters to determine which element would best suit them. Since there are specific roles on each team, please know that we ask skaters to commit to performing at competitions if they join a Team Compulsory team.
“Worlds” competition is an ISI competition that is held every summer at different locations around the country, with every fourth year being held in MN. Next summer (2020) is the year that it will be held here, so as we obtain more information we will be sending it out to all skaters. This competition is a week long, held in Blaine with skaters from all over the U.S. plus many other countries competing (that doesn’t mean you have to be