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May 2020
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Baltimore Figure Skating Club

Membership Renewals Due Now

Your membership in BFSC and USFS will expire on June 30. You must renew your membership in order to be able to test and compete after that date. Please mail renewal form, including the signed SafeSport Code of Conduct, and payment to Judy Carrig ASAP. Membership packets are available on our website at: https://baltimorefigureskatingclub.com/?page_id=12

Reopening Status

We hope that everyone is staying healthy and active during this time. As of now, we have no news on the reopening of area rinks. Mt. Pleasant was scheduled to be closed this summer for renovation (and we understand work is continuing) so we do not expect it to reopen before September. Our fall club ice at Mt. Pleasant and Ice World is scheduled to start in September. At this time, we don't know what, if any, capacity or schedule restrictions we may have. As soon as we have news, we will share it with you via email, our website and our social media.

USFS has canceled the National Qualifying Series, the National Solo Dance Series and Final and the National Showcase Competition. At this time, they are planning for Regionals and Sectionals for singles, pairs and dance to proceed as normal. Updates are being posted at: https://www.usfigureskating.org/coronavirus

Several BFSC coaches are offering virtual off-ice conditioning classes, which are a great way to stay fit and be ready to return to skating. All ages and levels are welcome.

Bridget Carrig, ACSM-certified personal trainer:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 5-6 PM, $12/class

Info: bcarrig10@comcast.net

Natalia Jones, physical therapist:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 4:30-5:10 PM, $10/class
Info: nataliafigure8@gmail.com


Maria Nikol, double USFS gold medalist:
Saturday Jump & Spin, 10 AM, free
Info:
sharpedge1993@yahoo.com


Congratulations to BFSC Seniors!


We are proud of our graduating seniors. We have enjoyed watching them grow and make their mark in skating and in their communities. Congratulations to them on their accomplishments! We can't wait to see what they will do in the future!

Karenna Aparece has passed Novice MIF and Juvenile FS and has performed in shows at Mt. Pleasant. We wish her the best as she heads to the University of Maryland.





Ting Cui has passed Senior MIF and Senior FS and received Platinum recognition in USFS’s Graduating Seniors Program. She has competed at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships four times, medaling in Intermediate, Novice and Junior and finishing 5th in Senior in 2019. Also in 2019, she won the bronze medal at the World Junior Championships and competed at the Four Continents Championships and the U.S. International Classic. This past year, she has served as president of the BFSC Junior Board. We wish her the best as she takes a gap year to focus on training and competing at the elite level, with the hope of competing at the 2022 Olympics.

Midori Day has passed Novice MIF and Juvenile FS. She moved to California last summer and had a great senior year but misses her BFSC friends. We wish her the best as she heads to the University of California, Santa Barbara.





Grace Kearns has passed Novice MIF and Intermediate FS and has competed at South Atlantic Regionals at the Intermediate level. She has performed in club shows and volunteered at the Chesapeake Open. We wish her the best as she heads to Harford Community College.




Katie Koster has passed Senior MIF and Novice FS and received Gold recognition in USFS’s Graduating Seniors Program. She has competed at South Atlantic Regionals in Juvenile, Intermediate and Novice levels, performed in shows at Mt. Pleasant and The Gardens and volunteered at the Chesapeake Open. We wish her the best as she heads to Boston University, where she plans to compete at the Junior level on the intercollegiate team.


Claire Polites has passed Gold Dance, Senior MIF and Pre-Juvenile FS and received Platinum recognition in USFS’s Graduating Seniors Program. She has competed on Chesapeake Synchro and DC Edge Junior teams and competed at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships three times. We wish her the best as she heads to the University of Maryland, where she plans to major in public health and compete on the Open Collegiate synchro and intercollegiate teams.

Annette Seefried has passed Intermediate MIF and Pre-Preliminary FS and received Silver recognition in USFS’s Graduating Seniors Program. We wish her the best as she heads to Cedarville University, where she plans to major in psychology and linguistics and hopes to start a collegiate skating club.




Mya Stengel has passed Pre-Preliminary MIF and received Bronze recognition in USFS’s Graduating Seniors Program. She has competed in many Basic Skills competitions, most recently winning the gold medal in Showcase at October Skatefest at The Gardens. We wish her the best as she heads to Ithaca College.



Meghan Young has passed Gold Dance, Novice MIF and Pre-Preliminary FS and received Platinum recognition in USFS’s Graduating Seniors Program. She has competed on Chesapeake Synchro teams through the Novice level and competed at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships three times. We wish her the best as she heads to the University of Michigan.




 
USFS video congratulating the class of 2020: https://m.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&feature=youtu.be&v=7DUjARtbsW0

 
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