CFSC N EWSLETTER

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CFSC N EWSLETTER
Oc tober 29, 2 011
V o lu me 7 , I s s u e 11
Columbia Figure Skating Club ▪ P. O. Box 302 ▪ Columbia, MD 21045 ▪ http://www.columbiafsc.com
FROM THE PRESIDENT
BY COLLEEN TERPOS
Congratulations
to all of our skaters who competed at the South Atlantic Regional Championships!
You represented our club so well and we are proud of all of you! This week is our first week of
Nutcracker
Rehearsal! It is important for all skaters to be on time so please read this newsletter
carefully. This show relies on many parent volunteers. How can your talents and skills could best be
used
to help make this year's show the best ever?
DATE
EVENT
October 30
October 30
October 30
November 5
November 5
November 6
First Nutcracker rehearsal
Theme Night – Wear a Halloween Costume
Friends and Family Forms Due
Pre-Injury Baseline Concussion Testing
Next Ice Age – 6 to 8 pm at Gardens Ice House
General Membership meeting (6pm)
Soloist Sketches due to Katina Finks
Eastern Sectional Championships, Jamestown, NY
Nutcracker on Ice
November 15
December 17 &18
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OCTOBER 30 OFF ICE SCHEDULE
Time
1-1:30
1:30-2:00
2:00-2:30
2:30-3:00
3:00-3:30
3:30-4:00
4:00-4:30
4:30-5:00
Pat
Soldiers
(BR)
Mice
(BR)
Sugar Plums (BR)
Party-Child
Party-Teens
(BR)
(BR)
Party-Adults
(BR)
BY DONNA TIMLEN
Martha
Melissa
Chinese
Teacakes
Flowers
(SR)
(SR)
(BR)
Arabians
(SR)
Gingerbreads (SR)
Snowflakes (BR)
BR = Big Room, SR = Small Room; Note: Time slots are subject to change as practices
evolve.
Soloists do not need to attend with their groups this weekend but may need to as defined
in future.
SHOW NEWS
FRIENDS & FAMILY FORMS
BY KENDRA KNOKE
It is once again time for Friends and
Family photos. For those of you that are
new to the club, Friends and Family ads
are printed in the Nutcracker program
and are ads that you can place to your
child.
The forms for Friends and Family ads
are due to Kendra this Sunday, October
30th, and photos will be taken on
November 6th during club ice. It is not
necessary to be wearing a Nutcracker
costume for your photo; however it is
recommended that your child look
"nice”.
BY MIA CHOI
Nutcracker Practice begins! The below is how our cast will be divided by show. As we get further into practices we will
be asking soloists to practice based on the cast they are in (Green or Red Cast).
CLARA
PARTY CLOWN
JACKNBOX
MAID
HEAD SOLDIER
MOUSE QUEEN
SNOW QUEEN
SPANISH DANCER
GINGERBREAD DOLL
DEWDROP
FRENCH DOLL
SUGARPLUM FAIRY
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GREEN (1st & 3rd shows)
MAYA NEWLIN
EMMA POMERANZ
KENDALL CLAIRMONT
ROSE GLENN
KATIE TINCHER
KELLY TIMLEN
KENDALL ROBEY
ERIN DOBYNS
GRACE STULMAN
TIFFANY WANG
FAITH ZARUBA
MICHELLE LEE
RED (2ND & 4TH SHOWS)
ARISSA FALAT
MICHELLE BAO
MEGAN LYDON
KATY KEMP
ELIZABETH NEGREA
JULIA CHOI
GRACE BLOOMFIELD
ANA SHIMEALL
SARAH ROSSO
LEXI FINKS
JAMIE LEE
SOOAH PARK
First week of practice, and Halloween party this Sunday… we can feel the excitement in the air! I will be handing
out show volunteer forms for everyone to fill out this Sunday - please remember that show volunteering is part of
being a member of our club and a requirement for participants in show. If you are not already involved this is a great
way to do your part and have fun at the same time! 
Off-ice practices will take place at the The Other Barn located on the other side of Food Lion by the rink. Practices
will start promptly, and attendance will be taken at both
off-ice and on-ice. Excused absence must be submitted in
writing to show directors prior to practice. Repeated tardiness or arriving late to practice may result in your skater
being removed or rearranged in the choreography.
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes during off-ice. NO JEANS, and sneakers or ballet shoes are
recommended. Also, please ensure hair is pulled back from faces!
Any questions regarding practice/show can be sent to Mia or Donna. You can contact them at:
Mia: 410-409-3815; [email protected] or Donna: 443-745-4412; [email protected]
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NUTCRACKER COSTUMES
BY KATINA FINKS
On Sunday, October 30, we will collect money and hand out materials for the following groups: Soldiers,
Snowflakes, Chinese, Gingerbread, Sugar Plums, and Flowers. For the other groups, fabric and
prototypes will be available next week but don't worry- there is time! Please see Diane Stulman at the
collections table to pay for your fabric. Checks must be written to CFSC, given to Diane, and then she will
give you a receipt. Take your receipt to your coordinator at ON-ICE rehearsal to pick up your materials.
Check below for your pattern numbers and take pictures of the prototype so the costume matches the rest
of the group. Your bag of materials includes fabric and, if needed, rhinestones, and in some cases
buttons. It does not include, zippers, hook & eyes, glue, and patterns as these are your responsibility
to purchase separately. Some costumes will require headpiece production which will be at a later date, so
save all scraps of fabric!
If you need information on seamstresses within the club please feel free to email me at
[email protected] or ask your coordinator. Please save all Joann fabrics and Michael's coupons that
you will not use and give them to your coordinator!
Costume Coordinators:
Party Adult - Becki Dobyns
Party Teen - Tara Clairmont / Heather Offenburg
Party Child - Susan Lee
Soldiers - Sherri Tatum
Mice - Kim Scherock
Snowflakes - Mona Bao
Arabian Dancers - Amy Kemp / Gladys Novak
Chinese - Kendra Knoke
Russian Dancers - Katina FInks
Teacakes - Katina Finks
Gingerbread - Andrea Smolen
Flowers - Chris Tincher
Sugar Plums - Jessica Heinmann
Soloists- Katina Finks
Materials Costs:
Soldiers:
Snowflakes:
Arabian:
Chinese:
Gingerbread girls
Gingerbread boys
Flowers
Sugar Plums
$49.50
$48.50
$54.50
$39.00
$41.00
$20.00
$38.00
$37.00
Below is a list of pattern numbers for most groups. If you are sewing your own costume you will need to
purchase these patterns. If you are having a seamstress sew it for you, you may want to check with her to
see if she has it or if she needs you to purchase it. Kwik Sewing patterns can be purchase at Sew-n-Vac
stores. There is a Sew-N-Vac store located Route 40 in the Normandy Shopping center. The pattern
information for Snowflakes, Chinese, and Flowers is not yet available.
Pattern Numbers:
Party Guest Adult: Kwik Sew 3154 (ladies xs-xl) for bodice and any poodle skirt pattern for skirt
Party Guest Teen and Child: Kwik Sew 3153 (child 4-7) Or 3164 (child 8-14) for bodice and any poodle skirt pattern
for skirt
Soldiers: Kwik Sew 3164 (child 8-14) Or 3154 (Ladies xs-xl)
Adult Mice: Kwik Sew 3164 (child 8-14)
Mice: Kwik Sew 3103 (child 4-7) Or 3104 (child 8-14)
Arabians: Kwik Sew 3154 (ladies xs-xl)
Russians: Kwik Sew 2931 (ladies xs-xl)
Gingerbread: Kwik Sew 3164 (child 8-14)
Sugar Plums: Kwik Sew 3163 (child 4-7) Or 3164 (8-14)
TBD: Snowflakes, Chinese, Flowers
*****Save your JoAnn Fabrics and Michaels Coupons and give them to your coordinators!
*****Soloists sketches due Nov 6th!
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THE NEXT ICE AGE
BY LYNN HAMPTON
Please join us on November 5th from 6 to 8 pm at The
Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD for an open rehearsal of
The Next Ice Age Student Company. The Next Ice Age is a
dance company on ice featuring 13 Columbia Figure Skating
Club members and choreography by Nathan Birch, the
company's co-founder and artistic director. The company will
be performing a work in progress to Debussy's Nocturnes.
The evening begins with a reception, and the skating begins
at 6:45 pm in the Logsdon rink. This will be followed by
another gathering with the skaters. Please come for what
surely will be a memorable night of skating!
GLIDE WITH PRIDE
BY SUSAN BLOOMFIELD
First, An Important Word About Safety. Safety for our
skaters is a central focus for all Columbia FSC activities.
This safety focus includes Glide with Pride. As our
classes have started and been underway, some skaters
are using the coned off area at the clock end. We
respectfully ask that skaters stay out of the Glide with
Pride area unless they are currently in a class. This is for
the safety off all skaters.
This week we will try and hold many Glide with Pride
classes, but please note that with Nutcracker rehearsal
starting, our plans for Glide with Pride may shift.
Nutcracker rehearsal takes precedence over the Glide
with Pride classes. It is easier for us to make
adjustments to the Glide with Pride instruction than for
Miss Pat to change the show practice.
This program is run by volunteers - and hopefully the joy
of skating and enthusiasm for the sport is shared
between the participants. Please help your skaters
notice when their color is being called - and encourage
them to participate. All classes are held at the clock end
of the rink.
Questions should be directed to our board directors
coordinating the program: Wende Jones and Susan
Bloomfield. This informal instruction time by volunteer
junior instructors and assistants is intended to
supplement, not replace, more formal instruction through
group and/or private lessons.
Pre-injury Baseline
Concussion Test
By Mia Choi
Columbia Figure Skating Club and the
Children's National Medical Center
have been working hard to try and
reschedule our concussion testing. The
new date for the Pre-injury Baseline
Test has been scheduled for Saturday,
November 5th, 10:15am and 11:15am
at the Columbia rink.
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SKATER SUCCESS STORY
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BY
KIM ZARUBA
Congratulations to Sarah Yaskenka and Allison Timlen!!
Sarah and Allison both did an incredible job at South Atlantics and are moving onto Eastern Sectionals at the
Senior and Junior level, respectively! This is a huge accomplishment and is what they have worked so hard for all
year! Eastern Sectionals is the next stop on the road to the 2012 National Figure Skating Championship! We wish
them the best of luck as they skate at Sectionals on November 15-19th in Jamestown, New York!
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SKATER SPOTLIGHT
BY JULIA
CHOI
Name:
Julia Velcuescu
Age:
6
Favorite food:
Spaghetti
Favorite color:
Blue
Favorite skating move:
Waltz Jump
Favorite subject:
Lunch
Favorite movie:
Mulan
JUNIOR BOARD NEWS
BY
KELLY TIMLEN
Dear Skaters and Families:
This week is our first week of show practice. Check the
schedules and help your parents be on time. ☺ It is
important to come to practice ready to go and it will be
so much fun. Guess what? It is also HALLOWEEN
Theme night this Sunday so please come in your
favorite costume that is "safe" to skate in. There will be
treats at on-ice. Yummy. Also, there will still be Glide
with Pride practice. Listen for your color to be called
but PLEASE make sure that your show practice time
comes first!!
DON’T forget that it
is Halloween Theme
Night on Sunday,
October 30!!
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CFSC
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT
Colleen Terpos
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT AND
SHOW DIRECTOR
Mia Choi
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
Jennifer Ignacio
THIRD VICE PRESIDENT AND
TEST CHAIR
Christine Tincher
TREASURER
Lad Falat
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
Susan Bloomfield
RECORDING SECRETARY AND
SHOW DIRECTOR
Donna Timlen
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSONS
Becki Dobyns & Lisa Morgan
GENERAL MEMBERS
Sandra Ellis
Kendra Jolly
Amy Kemp
Ji Lydon
Julie Robey
Robert Schindler
Diane Stulman
HEAD PROFESSIONAL
Pat Muth
SPECIAL ADVISER (NON-VOTING)
Wende Jones
P. O. BOX 302
COLUMBIA, MD 21045
http://www.columbiafsc.com/
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
Arissa Falat
Hannah Fang
Montana Ignacio
Kirsten Jolly
Maura Kilcoyne
Jamie Lee
Joanna McNeilly
Ana Shimeall
Allison Timlen
Laura Zheng
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