Congratulations to Ryan Dunk, who skated two beautiful programs at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and finished 11th in his first year as a Senior man. We are so proud of Ryan and all that he has accomplished so far, and we are looking forward to many more years of cheering him on!
Nationals was also a milestone event for BFSC coach and honorary member Kimmie Meissner. Kimmie was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 25. A 2006 Olympian, 2006 World Champion and 2007 National and Four Continents Champion, Kimmie has always been and continues to be an inspiring role model for skaters at all ages and levels. We are so proud of her for all she has achieved, both on and off the ice!
Our test session this coming Friday, February 21, is full. Our next test session will be Friday, April 24, 8 AM - noon, at Mt. Pleasant. We can offer all levels of MIF, FS and Dance. Applications are available on our website: https://baltimorefigureskatingclub.com/?page_id=31
Questions about the test session can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Ice Reminders
Spring club ice begins Sunday, March 1, at Mt. Pleasant and Tuesday, March 3, at Ice World. Lock-in forms are available at https://baltimorefigureskatingclub.com/?page_id=845
Our Low FS sessions at 5:10 on Wednesdays (Ice World) and Thursdays (Mt. Pleasant) are for skaters at Basic 4 through Preliminary/Adult Bronze FS and/or Juvenile MIF (highest tests passed). There are no exceptions to this policy.
Skaters MUST check in at the club table, and pay walk-on fees if applicable, BEFORE getting on the ice. All skaters should review the club ice rules (https://baltimorefigureskatingclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/BFSC-Ice-Rules.pdf) and be aware of other skaters. All conversations should be moved to the boards or off the ice. Do not block jump corners and remember to yield to skaters in lesson or program run-through.
Power Class - Wednesday, April 1
On Wednesday, April 1, we will have a 50-minute power class at 5:10 instead of our usual Low FS session. The class is $20 and open to all levels.
Chesapeake Open News
It's the 25th anniversary year for the Chesapeake Open (June 24-27), and we hope to see many members competing! We are excited to offer the Basic Skills and Beyond competition on Saturday, June 27. Events include compulsory moves and program for Snowplow Sam through Freestyle 6 levels and Adult 1-6, Beginner, High Beginner, Pre-Bronze and Bronze. Registration for the Basic Skills and Beyond events will be through Entryeeze. Watch your email for the registration link soon.
We will be using U.S. Figure Skating's Event Management System (EMS) for registration for the rest of the Chesapeake Open events. Watch your email for a link when it goes live.
We need volunteers for setup (prior to the competition dates), hospitality, ice monitoring, running, awards and breakdown. We will be posting more information about the schedule and sign-up as the date draws closer. We will again be offering a membership credit (up to $100) for 8 hours of volunteering (per family). You must renew membership prior to the competition and the credit may be used toward a test session or ice time.
Junior Board News
The Junior Board is hosting a Competition Hair and Makeup seminar with BFSC's Megan Konetzki, a licensed cosmetologist, on Saturday, February 29 at 9:30 AM at Ice World. The seminar is free and participants should bring their own makeup and hair accessories.
Coming in March: A seminar on caring for skates, blade sharpening and purchasing new skates, hosted by Jackson Skates. Date TBA.
Congratulations to all of our members who competed recently!
Gardens Ice House Winter Open
Emi Williams - Excel Pre-Preliminary FS, Gold medal
Andrew Konetzki - Preliminary Solo Pattern Dance, Silver medal; Adult Pre-Bronze FS, Gold medal
Megan Konetzki - Adult Pre-Bronze FS, Silver medal
Houston Konetzki - Freestyle 4, Gold medal; Light Entertainment, Bronze medal
Cameron Konetzki - Freestyle 1, Silver medal; Light Entertainment, Pewter medal
Kaitlyn Meade - Freestyle 4, Pewter medal; Interpretive, Bronze medal
Keystone State Games
Diana Cheng/Kirill Solovyev - Pro-Am/Partnered Pattern Dance, Kilian
Tacy Brown - Intermediate Ladies SP, Pewter medal