January 2017 Newsletter

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In This Month’s Newsletter:

  • Zuca Bags in Pro Shop!!
  • Public Sessions
  • Try Skating For FREE!
  • Spring Break Camp
  • Summer Camps
  • New Figure Skating Coaches
  • January Guest Coaches
  • Valentine’s Recital
  • Spring Show 2017
  • USFS Test Session
  • Theatre On Ice Fundraiser
  • Adult Hockey

Zuca Bags in Pro Shop!!

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SCI now has an amazing selection of Zuca Bags in the Pro Shop!! Come in and get yours today!!!


Public Sessions

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Try Skating For FREE!

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Saturday 10:45am-11:15am

Learn how to ice skate for free!! We supply the coaches and skates and you participate in a fun filled 1/2 hour class!!! So take a break from the heat and cool off at the coolest place in Brevard!!! See you Saturday at 10:45am!!!


Spring Break Camp

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Beginner Skating Camp

The Beginner Christmas Camp is for skaters just starting out through Basic 8 Class Level. Our unique camp teaches essential skills to help kids enjoy the sport of skating to their full potential while having tones of fun!!! On Friday participants will perform for their parents what they have learned through out the week!!!

Hockey Camp

Hockey camp is for players just starting out and have at least some knowledge of skating. They must be able to stand up and skate forward on their own in order to participate. The minimum equipment is helmet, gloves, stick, shin pads and skates. SCI is not responsible for lending equipment, you must have your own. Our experienced staff is excited to work with your kids to help develop their skills while having a bunch of fun!!!

Dates
April 10th – April 14th

Registration

Registration will begin online February 1st,2017


Summer Camps

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Beginner Figure/Hockey

  • June 5 – June 9: Beach Week
  • June 12 – June 16: Sports Week
  • June 26 – June 30: Dr.Seuss Week
  • July 10 – July 14: Zoo Week
  • July 24 – July 28: Minions Week
  • July 31 – Aug 4: Star Wars Week

Advanced Figure Skating

  • June 5 – June 9
  • June 12 – June 16
  • July 10 – July 14
  • July 24 – July 28

New Figure Skating Coaches

SCI is excited to welcome two coaches onto our Figure Skating Coaching Staff! Both coaches will be working with the skaters in the group classes and will be available for private lessons.  

Claudine Mascia

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Over 20 years of experience in competitive, theatrical and instructional ice skating.  Accomplishments include: Three time National Champion, four-time Regional Champion and three- time District Champion. Performances include 2 years of show skating with Holiday on Ice throughout South America

Ice skating institute (ISI) highest test passed was freestyle 8. Competed in ISI and USFS, both Figures Skating (formally USFSA) competitions. Completed and passed all levels of USFS, both Figure and Free skate through Senior level.

Over 10 years of ballet, jazz and weight training gives me extensive knowledge and technique on stretching, weight training and nutrition to help guide and direct all of my beginning and advanced students to achieve their goals in ice skating.  Being bilingual also allows me to communicate with Spanish students and parents.

Contact Email: claudinemascia@yahoo.com

Suzanne Hoffman

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Available to Coach:

Basic Skills, Freestyle, Moves In the Field, Power Skating/ Hockey

Contact Email: Brisuzhoffman@aol.com

Personal Skating Background:

  • 35+ Years skating experience
  • Intermediate USFS Freestyle Test
  • Silver USFS Ice Dance Test
  • 7th USFS Figure Test
  • Lifetime NJ Skating Club Member
  • NJ/NY State Area Competitor

Coaching Background:

  • 22 Years Coaching Experience
  • 20+ Year member of United States Figure Skating (USFS)
  • 22 Year member of the Professional Skaters Association
  • Skaters have passed USFS Senior Moves In The Field
  • Skaters have competed in North Atlantic Regionals
  • Skaters have competed in State Games Competitions
  • Skaters have competed in ISI Championships
  • Co-coach with competitive or testing skaters to achieve MIF tests
  • Work with all levels of hockey players to improve power, edge quality, skating technique and stamina/conditioning.

Personal Background:

  • Immaculata High School – Somerville, NJ
  • Masters Degree in Education with High honors
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in English
  • Certified Elementary School Teacher in FL and NJ
  • Currently 6th grade teacher in Viera, FL at Viera Charter School

Coaching Philosophy:

I strongly believe in building a strong foundation for basic skating skills while instilling a love and passion for the sport.


January Guest Coaches

SCI is pleased to announce that we will host two guest coaches in January!!

 Jim Millns

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Olympic Medalist, Jim Millns has experienced the highest of success in every category of skating, from tester, competitor, performer, judge/official, and coach.

  • Nearly thirty years coaching experience
  • Profession Skaters Association Level V coach – Internationally ranked with a Master rating
  • Trained skaters to the top in both tests and competitively in all aspects of skating – Singles, Dance, and Pairs
  • Figure Skating Hall of Fame
  • Olympic Medalist (first for the United States in Ice Dance)
  • Best in the World in both the compulsory round and the final round (1975 World Championships)
  • Twice World Medalist – Bronze and Silver
  • Star of numerous TV specials, Broadway, movie, and on tours throughout the world
  • International Judge for the United States
  • Chair of several USFS governance committees and member of many others
  • Technical Specialist for USFS in Dance

Jim Millns will be here on Thursday January 19! Coach Cheryl will be arranging Coach Jim’s Schedule. If you are interested in booking a lesson with please contact her at cskates8@yahoo.com.

Nathaniel Spencer Hess 

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Nathaniel (AKA Nate/Nathan/Nathaniel) began skating in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and eventually went on to compete at National Figure Skating Championships Five times in Pairs and Dance at the Broadmoor Skating Club. He is the First Wyoming Native to compete as Nationals. He has coached for 11 years and has Golds in Freeskate, Moves in the Field, and Pairs and Silvers in Dance (Compulsory and Freedance). Additionally, Nathaniel has been a seasoned Professional Skater and has performed in shows around the world as a Principal, Semi-Principal, and Chorus skater.

Disciplines: Pairs, Dance, Adagio, Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography and Transitions

Nathaniel will be available for lessons Monday January 30th through Saturday February 4th.

*Email Brielle Francis at Brielle@spacecoasticeplex.com to arrange a lesson time.*


Valentine’s Recital

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Below is the information regarding the Valentine’s Day Recital. If you are interested in performing please speak with your private instructor, your group instructor, or our Skating Director Brielle Francis.

  • The show is February 12th from 3:15pm-5:15pm
  • Registration is open at reception and will close February 1st or when full.
  • Registration Fee is $20
  • Tickets are $7
  • All skaters must be USFSA Member either with club or through Basic Skills.

Spring Show 2017

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Early Bird Special Deadline: January 21st, 2017: $140 ($20 savings)

After January 21st, 2017: $160

Last Day to Sign Up February 4th 2017

Show Dates 
Saturday, May 13 at 4:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday May 14 at 1:30pm

Rehearsals 
February 22/23 – May 11/12

Wednesdays 6:00-6:30pm
Snowplow Sam
Basic 1-3
Basic 4-6
Adults

Thursdays 5:15-5:45pm
Basic 7-Freestyle 2
Freestyle 3-6 (Loop Jump-Axel)
Intermediate Moves and/or Pre-Juvenile Freeskate and/or Axel Club
Novice Moves and/or Juvenile Freeskate and Higher

*Additionally, all cast members will participate in one full tech run Monday, May 8th 5:00pm-6:00pmand on full show dress rehearsal on Friday, May 12th 4:45-6:45pm.

Mandatory Costume Fitting (measuring) Day: 
Saturday February 4th:
8:30am-8:45am Freestyle 3-6, Intermediate Moves and/or Pre-Juvenile Freeskate and/or Axel Club,
Novice Moves and/or Juvenile Freeskate and Higher
10:45-11:15am Basic 7-Freestyle 2 and Adults
11:15-11:45am Basic 4-6
11:45-12:15pm Basic 1-3 and Snowplow Sam

Click Here for Online Registration

Additional Information

*A Festival of Fantasy is open for ALL Skate Academy members to participate in INCLUDING our adult skaters, Tots and the beginner basic levels. The skaters are placed in a group with their Skate Academy level. Beginner adult skaters, we would like to REALLY encourage you to participate as this number will not be specific to the adult Theatre on Ice team and we are encouraging all new adult skaters to join us in this show
*There is a registration fee of $140.00 (Early Bird) or $160 (regular) to be in the show. This fee is non refundable and covers all the ice time for all rehearsals, shows, and group costume.
*Each person is required to skate in all 3 shows.
*This show will feature ice level seating. We will have two rows of seats on the ice all the way around the rink! Tickets will be available for purchase starting in February. The shows usually sell out so speak with family and friends EARLY.
*The participant or parent receives 1 complimentary ticket; not 1 per show, 1 ticket. As soon as I have a total cast list we can distribute the complimentary ticket. Once we have written “comp” on your ticket you can’t trade it for another performance. The comp ticket will ONLY be for the bleacher area. You may purchase as many tickets as you like for performances at regular prices as long as they are available.

Please contact our Figure Skating Director Brielle Francis with any questions. (brielle@spacecoasticeplex.com)


USFS Test Session

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SCI will host a USFS Test Session on February 20th starting at 6am. Registration will open via Entryeeze on January 30th at 7pm and will close February 13th or when full.


Theatre On Ice Fundraiser

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Mr. Randy Davis “The Blade Guy” performs Custom Skate Sharpening and is currently running a fundraiser for our Theatre On Ice Teams. Mr. Randy has promised that for every skate sharpening performed at regular price, he will donate a portion back to out TOI group.

Thank for your support from all of us Hurricanes!!


Adult Hockey

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Winter League Champs!!

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Congratulations to the Harney Carneys on a big Championship win in the Platinum division last evening. Great work guys!

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Dead Bug Dave pulled out a Gold League Championship this evening in a solid showing against the Swamp Wabbitts. 6-1. Congrats fellas!

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Congratulations to the Brooks Construction Rusty Narwhals on another Silver League Championship!

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Congratulations to Dead Bug Dave Hockey Club on a hard fought 40+ League Championship…


 

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