2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships-Individual tickets

Interested in purchasing tickets for individual events at 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships? Join a group ticket purchase through SCSF and save! If you want to reserve tickets for any of the events below, please email Jessica Gaynor at drjess49@gmail.com
Contact her by Friday, October 28 to receive a group discount ahead of general ticket sales.

1.+2. Pairs Final and Men’s Final, Saturday, January 6
3. Ladies Final, Friday, January 5
4. Dance Final, Sunday, January, 7

Central Pacific Regionals 2018 results

Congratulations to Kate Wang, who is the Central Pacific Regional Intermediate Ladies Champion, and to Sierra Venetta, who is the pewter medalist for the Senior Ladies event! They will go on to Pacific Coast Sectionals in Washington this November.

Thank you to all SCSF members who competed at Central Pacific Regional Championships! Your hard work and dedication to our sport is much appreciated.

Important Events:
Go to http://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2018/25071/results.html for Results for the qualifying events from the Central Pacific Regional Championships.

Skating Families in Santa Rosa Need Our Help!

More than a dozen deadly wildfires are burning across California, which have forced many Santa Rosa Figure Skating Club families to leave their homes with little notice.
The fires have already scorched thousands of acres and forced thousands of people to evacuate. Well over 30,000 people have been ordered to evacuate and as many as 2,834 homes in Santa Rosa were consumed by the fires so far. In Napa County, the Tubbs and Atlas Fires are burning out of control. Several hospitals have been evacuated, thousands are without power and schools are closed. Fire officials report that as much as 400,000 square feet of commercial space in Santa Rosa alone is destroyed.

The exceptionally dry weather and high winds in California could spark additional fires, and the existing fires may spread rapidly and unpredictably. Firefighters were battling blazes in Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Yuba, Nevada, Calaveras and Butte counties.

HOW YOU CAN HELP 

You can help skating families affected by these wildfires by making a donation to Santa Rosa Go Fund Me at https://www.gofundme.com/santa-rosa-figure-skating-club . Your gift enables skating families who belong to Santa Rosa Figure Skating Club, recover from this disaster directly. Please consider a gift of $10 or more to help our skating friends in this time of disaster.

Volunteers needed at The 2018 US Figure Skating Championship!

If you are interested in volunteering for the event, scheduled for December 29, 2017 – January 7, 2018 at both Solar 4 America Ice (formerly Sharks Ice) and the SAP Center, please click on the link below and fill out the form to be notified of volunteer openings when they become available in the next couple of months. For questions, please contact us at skatesj2018volunteer@gmail.com.

PLEASE NOTE: No complimentary tickets are issued to anyone, including volunteers. Submission of this form does not guarantee that you will be chosen as a volunteer and is simply to let us know of your interest in participating.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-znaairkyr-A8_O7VohiIkAJ9FNFfc3YCVQjlYI7WBTJYtw/viewform?usp=send_form

If you are interested in taking a leadership role at the 2018 US Figure Skating Championship, Volunteer Chairs are needed. Please email Carrie Benjamin regarding available positions at carrie@sjsa.org

2017 Holiday Ice Show at YBISC

Sign up now to be part of this San Francisco holiday tradition! Celebrations On Ice, the 2017 Holiday Ice Show at YBISC, is December 15 and 16. Application Deadine for solo/couples/small groups is Oct 15!! For more information on joining the cast of the show as a solo, or as a member of a group act, or as a volunteer, or to get tickets go to http://www.skatebowl.com/ice-skating/figure-skating/shows

2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships – Ticket info

All-Session and Champions (Senior Free Skate Finals) Ticket packages to the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships are on sale now! Call Matt Hill directly at the SAP Center at 408-977-4736 or email mhill@sharkssports.net for more information. Be sure to mention the Skating Club of San Francisco when purchasing so that our Club can earn incentives! Visit www.skatesanjose2018.com for event information.

Junior Council Elections

This is Shannon Lin and Jenny Mao, the Co-Presidents of the Junior Council.

It is time for our 2017 Junior Council elections! We encourage all junior home club members to apply. You will have the opportunity to make friends, plan fun events, give back to our community, get leadership and project planning experience, and make the Skating Club of San Francisco even more wonderful than it already is!

All positions are up for reelection, and we have added some new ones this year.

Positions on the board:

Co-President (Requires at least one year of previous experience on the Junior Council)

Co-Presidents oversee the entire council’s activity. They lead meetings, plan the direction and events of the council, and communicate with the adult SCSF board in bi-monthly meetings.

Vice President (Requires at least one year of previous experience on the Junior Council)

The Vice President works with the Co-Presidents to plan events. They communicate with and manage all the other members of the council. The Vice President assumes the role of the Co-President should either President be absent or step down before the next election cycle.

Secretary
The secretary documents meetings and provides an emailed copy of every meeting to all members of the junior council including supervisors. They work with the Director of Public Relations to write emails to club members + community.

Treasurer
The treasurer creates the council’s budget. They also manage sales and finance during fundraising events.

Other Officer Positions:

Head of Volunteering (new!)
The head of volunteering plans and executes community service activities + volunteering events. They keep track of each member’s service hours and create volunteer schedules/shifts for events.

Director of Public Relations (new!) 
The Director of Public Relations publicizes events to the club + outward community through flyers, posters, and emails. They also manage the social media of the junior council.

Project Manager (new!) 
The project manager works with the co-presidents and vice president to decide events and activities. They make sure every project has a timeline and that every deadline is met or adjusted if needed. The project manager also gives each person a role in a project.

Council Member
Council members create, plan, and help at programs and events.
If you are applying as a council member, you can skip #3 on the application, and your application will not be voted on by the club. Instead, it will be evaluated by the newly elected Co-Presidents based on qualifications with assistance from the adult board.

The Application-

Write a brief bio about yourself. (3-4 sentences)
What position are you applying for?
What ideas do you hope to implement?
How will you contribute positively to both the council and club? (4-6 sentences)
What is your favorite skating move? 😀

Please email your applications to our club president Dr. Jessica Gaynor at Drjess49@gmail.com and our club secretary Dr. Ted Gradman at tjgradman@yahoo.com.

All applications will be due on Wednesday, October 25. The applications will then be sent out to the club for all junior members to vote on from October 28 to November 4. More details about voting will be available later on. All applicants will be eligible for selection as a Council member.

Feel free to contact Jenny Mao or Shannon Lin at jr.council.co.pres@scsf.org if you have any questions!

Sincerely,
Shannon Lin and Jenny Mao
Co-Presidents
SCSF Junior Council

Volunteer opportunity at 2018 Regional Championships

Please see below to volunteer as a music announcer for either Central Pacific Regionals in Salt Lake City, UT and/or Southwest Pacific Regionals in Ontario, CA.

ISU Adult Championships 2017 results

Congratulations to Ted Gradman who received a gold medal for the Gold Men’s IV Interpretive and a silver medal in Gold Men’s IV freeskating at the ISU adult championships in Vancouver!

For full results and a listing of all competitors, go to http://www.skatinginbc.com/competitions/international/2017-international-adult-figure-skating-competition

SCSF Board Officers for 2017-18

SCSF Board Officers for 2017-18:
President: Jessica Gaynor
Vice President: Kevin Winston
Secretary: Ted Gradman
Treasurer: Sam E. Singer, Jr.

Members at Large:
Caroline Emmett
Barb Fritz
Alexei Folger

The following candidates were elected to serve 2-year terms on the SCSF Board: Alexei Folger; Barb Fritz; Jessica Gaynor; and Kevin Winston.
The Club Officers that were elected in the Annual Business Meeting held Sept 23, 2017 are: President – Dr. Jessica Gaynor; Vice President: Kevin Winston; Treasurer – Sam Singer, Jr., and Secretary – Ted Gradman.

Respectfully submitted: Sam E. Singer, Jr., Nominating Committee Chair.

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