Friday A.M. Open Freestyle: Skaters Needed!

A few of you have asked what it would take to make the Friday Open Freestyle run.

After running the numbers, I have come up with what I need to open the ice during that time. If we start on Sept. 29th and go until Dec. 15th, with the exception of Black Friday, that equals 11 skates. I need $880 total. That amount can be divided up between the skaters who wish to participate. Participants will pay for the entire session, and no drop-in option will be available.

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K.B. Willett: Parking and Access

Hello Learn to Skate participants!

Starting this Saturday, I am excited to kick off the 23-24 ice season with Learn to Skate classes! This fall session will require a bit of flexibility on everyone’s part as the Willett Arena will continue to be under construction throughout the rest of 2023. As a result, the Willett parking lot off of Minnesota Ave. will have reduced parking spots available. Please refer to the map attached to this email to see all available parking locations around the arena. We will be utilizing both the east and west entrances of the arena until further notice. In late September/ early October, the east entrance will be completely closed off for about a week. A vestibule will be constructed during this closure. I will update all users when that exact date is known.

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Open Freestyle: Friday & Saturday Classes

Hello Skaters and Coaches,

Please consider signing up for the Learn to Skate Open Freestyle ice time on Friday and Saturday mornings. Historically, these ice times were used as open ice for skaters wanting extra practice or a time for coaches and skaters to work together. Last year we moved away from the daily drop in option to registering for the full session only. This fall session Friday Open Freestyle runs from 9/8 to 12/15 with the exception of 11/24. The Saturday Open Freestyle follows the same timeframe as the other Learn to Skate classes: 9/9-10/28. The cost is equal to $8 per skate.

Currently, we do not have enough skaters to run either session. I would like to see a minimum of five skaters registered by Noon on Thursday 9/7 to order to run the hour long skates. If we do have to cancel the classes we will inform those who are registered and refund the fee.

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Concessions: Earn money to pay for package, synchro., etc.!

Hello CIFSC families!

Are you interested in helping work concessions during open skate and Learn to Skate? Earn money to pay for package, synchro, etc.!

Concessions shifts are a credit-earning opportunity that can be used to help pay for CIFSC costs and are credited monthly to your account.

We just received our shift schedule and our coordinator will be sending out the shift sign-up later this week.

New volunteers will be expected to attend a training during LTS on either Saturday September 9 or Tuesday the 12th. Experienced volunteers are also welcome to join us for a refresher. If these dates don’t work please let Liz know.

Skaters older than 12 are able to help in the concession stand and skaters over 16 are able to work on their own so long as they also attend the training.

Please email Liz Anderson at eanderson731@gmail.com by Monday the 4th if you’d like to work concessions this year.

Thank you,
CIFSC

Volunteer as a Learn to Skate Helper

Get Involved and Give Back.

Skaters in high school that are interested in volunteering as a Learn to Skate helper, or have helped in the past, should plan on attending our meeting on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH at 5:00pm at the K.B. Willett. We will be going through what it means to be a helper, responsibilities, season overview, and additional opportunities. All interested skaters must attend the meeting.

Please fill out the form following the link below if you would like to be a helper this season.

Learn to Skate Interest Form

If you have any additional questions, please email Katie Baeten at katherine.g.baeten@gmail.com

Notice: USFSA Membership Fees Have Increased (2023)

We were just made aware of an increase to the USFSA member fees.  Below are the revised totals, including both USFSA and CIFSC fees. 

  • Junior Club Member – $125
  • Second Family Member – $90
  • Introductory Member – $95
  • Collegiate Member – $135 for 4 years
  • Coach – $70

The registration sign up form has been updated to reflect the new fees . If you have already submitted your registration, there is no action needed from you.  I will make the updates to ensure proper billing.  

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CIFSC Membership: 2023-2024 Season

We will again be using Google forms to complete this year’s membership registration.  The link below will take you to an electronic version of our membership form. We need all members, including current collegiate members and coaches of record from other clubs, to complete the form so that we have current contact information and waivers for this season. At the end of the main form is a link to the waivers that need to be completed with an electronic signature. Families with multiple skaters should complete one registration form and one waiver form with everyone’s signatures in the same form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFL6WYEMzwm6dQ6k9NHu93SMdBhSAtl2UVef3RLceHE_eDwA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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