2021 Adult Competition Series

Join Us for the 4th Annual Adult Competition Series! 

 
USFS Adult Competition SeriesHello adult skaters!
 
If you are new to skating, welcome to the adult skating family. We are happy to have you! If you are a returning skater, welcome back!
 
On behalf of the Adult Skating Committee, I would like to invite you to join the Adult Competition Series (ACS). The series is open to adult skaters (ages 18 and up) in the Adult 1 through adult bronze levels. Skaters participating in the ACS accumulate points based upon placement in the free skate/program event that will be used to determine the final series placements within each section. ACS awards are presented each year at the nonqualifying competition held in conjunction with each Adult Sectional Championships.
 
The Adult Competition Series provides a fun, competitive environment for skaters where they can experience the community of adult skating and the lifelong joy of the sport.
 
While only a few competitions are currently approved as part of the 2020-21 ACS, we hope more will come in as rinks reopen and programming restarts.
 
More information about the ACS can be found in the handbook. Here are the most important points:
 
You are only required to compete in the free skate/program event. You may compete in other events (showcase, compulsory, etc.), but they do not count for ACS points.
 
  • Skaters must be 18 years old to participate
  • You must compete in at least two competitions, one of which must be the nonqualifying competition held in conjunction with your Adult Sectional Championships:
  • Eastern Adult Sectional Championships – March 5-7, 2021 – Panthers FSC (Coral Springs, Florida)
  • Midwestern Adult Sectional Championships – March 12-14, 2021 – Fort Wayne ISC (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
  • Pacific Coast Adult Sectional Championships – March 5-7, 2021 – Vegas Golden Knights Center of Excellence (Las Vegas)
  • Only the top three scores from competitions will count toward the final point totals
  • Registration closes Dec. 31, 2020. Invite your friends to join us!

2021 U.S. Qualifying Season Update

The 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series presented by Toyota, is a series of eight competitions that will take place over a four-week period beginning Nov. 10, 2020. The Championship Series has been created to replace the traditional U.S. Qualifying Season competitions (Challenges and Finals) for the 2020-21 figure skating season due to the impact of COVID-19. The Championship Series format, which has been approved by the U.S. Figure Skating Board of Directors, was conceived as a result of athlete, coach, and parent/guardian or chaperone feedback, as well as input from the U.S. Figure Skating Competitions Committee and discipline skating committees.

2020-2021 USA International Teams Announced

The athletes who will represent Team USA in the 2020-2021 season have been announced. Selection for assignment to the Team Envelope is based on approved criteria and results from the previous season. The Team Envelope is used to determine funding amounts and other privileges.

The U.S. Figure Skating Athlete Support (ASUPP) Fund financially supports the U.S. Team envelope A, B and C athletes by assisting them with their skating expenses.

Congratulations to Vincent Zhou and Anthony Ponomarenko (with SCNY partner Christina Carreira),  who were selected to Team B; Sierra Venetta and Dinh Tran who were selected to Team C; and Kate Wang who was selected to Team D.

SCSF Board of Directors Election 2020

This year’s Nominating Committee has convened to begin preparations for the 2020 Election this July, for 3 open Board of Directors positions for which the candidates will be running.  Per club bylaws, we are required to notify members of those on the committee.  This year the Nominating Committee shall consist of:

Don Corbiell Jessica GaynorJean Teng
Committee Chair Committee Member Committee Member

As Chair, on behalf of the Nominating Committee, I am providing you the names of the candidates we have to run for board positions in our 2020 Election.  According to the bylaws, these candidate’s names are to be posted on the club website on June 30, 2020 for membership to view.

  1. Lisa Chang [BIO]
  2. Rebekah Sass [BIO]
  3. Leslie Duskin (incumbent) Current Test Chair [BIO]
  4. Sam Singer (incumbent)  Current Treasurer [BIO]
 

Don Corbiell
Nominating Committee Chair
SCSF Membership Chair
SCSF Board Member