Welcome to the 2016-2017 Season
August 27, 2016
Greetings Yale Figure Skating Club members! We are
getting excited to begin our 2016-2017 skating season. Here
are some changes and enhancements since last year:
Program opens on Saturday,
September 17. This year there will be two 12-week
terms, ending with our spring show in March.
Skate USA (formerly Basic Skills) has been
expanded to one hour to provide time for skaters to
have their small group lesson (40 minutes) followed by practice
activities (20 minutes) or a private lesson.
A Free Skate class is being offered
on Saturday mornings for skaters beyond Basic 6.
A new performance group,
Asynchronous, with on-ice and off-ice work,
will meet on Sunday evenings for all skaters beyond
Basic 6. This fun, non-competitive activity for mixed
ages and ability levels will produce a show next
A skate purchase/buyback program
allows beginning skaters to obtain quality skates at a
cost comparable to rental skates.
Wednesday practice ice will be
offered at Ingalls from 4:15 to 5:45 PM on a
non-subscription basis, beginning October 5. More
information will be forthcoming
Yale Club members will now be able to purchase
guest ticket books sold in 40-minute
blocks for use at weekend Practice ice sessions.
Tickets will streamline our check-in process for
guests. However, subscribers still get the best
A fall test session is being
letter from your Membership Chair and the August newsletter
contain additional news and information about our upcoming
Registration is now open. The Membership page has
instructions and forms for joining the club and enrolling
in Fall term classes and sessions. Registering for
Learn-to-Skate classes or Practice sessions now assures you
or your child a place in our program. Additionally, two
in-person sign-up sessions will be held at Ingalls Rink the
weekend before our program starts:
- Saturday, September 10 from 10:00AM to 12:00
- Sunday, September 11 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.
Volunteers are always needed to assist in Club
operations. This year we are looking for someone to serve
as coordinator for our skate purchase/buyback program.
Please contact me if your are interested or able to help
with this project.
See you at Ingalls!
Nancy Brittingham, President
Yale Figure Skating Club
Preview of the Coming Skating Season
June 2016While the beginning of the skating season
at Ingalls Rink is still a few months away, planning for
several changes is now underway:
USFS has renamed the Basic Skills program Learn to
Skate USA and will be providing YaleFSC with a new
program that will focus on fun, fundamentals, a
progressive curriculum, community learning, and
Our last year's 50 minute Basic Skills session wil
become a 60 minute session under the new Learn to Skate
USA program. This will provide more time for small
group instruction, guided practice, a Performance
Preparation group class, and the opportunity for
A Theater on Ice program for skaters who have
advanced beyond Basic Skills is being planned.
Advanced skaters may serve as Apprentice
Incentives for members and parents to contribute
volunteer time will be available.
A skate rental program subsidized by our Special
Projects Fund will be implemented.
Our web site has moved! The new URL is http://www.cs.yale.edu/yfsc.
The old URL will continue to work for the indefinite
future, but please update your bookmarks.
We expect this skating season to be one of our best
ever! We look forward to your membership and participation.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Membership Chair,
Mary Brett Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
with questions or concerns.