Join the NJ Black Diamonds: Clinic and Tryout Information

Clinics begin March 1 and tryouts are April 3 and 5th (level dictates clinic dates and tryout date)

2019 NJ Black Diamonds Tryout Information at Skylands Ice World!

NJ Black Diamonds pre-juv team earns Bronze at Eastern Sectional!

Mrs. Carola Dietl

We are sorry to report The North Jersey Figure Skating Club lost a true friend and matriarch, Mrs. Carola Dietl.

There wouldn’t be a North Jersey Figure Skating Club without Mrs. Dietl’s love and support over the last 60 years.  

Mrs. Dietl was a devoted mother to Gregory and Ernst and wife of legendary coach Fritz Dietl.  Carola always knew how to speak to skaters and her kindness and sense of humor is unsurpassed.  The club and its members will miss her terribly.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Dietl will be this Saturday, January 26, 10:30 am at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ 07675.

 

2019 Grace Moore Competitor’s Assistance Scholarship Application

2019 Grace Moore Competitor’s Assistance Scholarship Application is due March 15, 2019.

DO NOT be late with the application: 2019 Grace Moore scholarship.

NJ Council of Figure Skating Clubs Academic Awards Application

2018 2019 academic honors application is due on March 15, 2019.

DO NOT WAIT until the last minute to complete.
I addition, NJ Council will be issuing its annual Kern award.  The Kern award is calculated based on data the club provides to council. There is no application requirement.

 

Rules, Rules, Rules (read further)

The 2018-2019 season begins with some significant changes:
Please note that as of September 2, 2018, all U.S. Figure Skating tests (except figure tests and tests that are pass and retry only) will be marked with an evaluation scale of -3 to +3 in place of the 6.0 marks, and skaters will have the opportunity to earn honors and distinction for performing well above the passing average. It is critical that all judges, test chairs, coaches and skaters are familiar with the new rules before attending a test session. 
 
Skaters preparing to take Moves-in-the-Field tests can find an active checklist link on the USFS website for the focus of each test (go to www.usfsa.org.  (Skater Checklist for Moves in the Field Tests).
You should also be aware that there are changes in IJS competition scoring, as well:  the +3/-3 system has been expanded to +5/-5.
Another noteworthy change this season is that the half loop, the popular connecting jump in a three-jump series, is no more.  Instead, it has a new name, “Euler.” The International Skating Union changed the terminology in June. It can only be done as a single jump (you will not see double, triple, or quadruple Eulers being attempted). When the Euler is used in a combination, it is credited on a score sheet as a “1Eu,” worth a base value of  0.50.  BTW, the Euler is not pronounced the way it is spelled!  it is pronounced, “oiler.”
Dana Hordyszynski and Jill Mueller
Co-Presidents
North Jersey Figure Skating Club

North Jersey Annual Award Party, August 5, 2018

North Jersey Figure Skating Club Annual Award Party

Join us for an Indoor Lunch Buffet!  (smart casual dress)

Sunday, August 5, 2018

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Washington Township Columbian Club

79 Pascack Road, Washington Township, NJ 07676

(Bergen County off the Garden State Parkway North)

 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Club Members, Family, Associate Members, Skating Coaches and Invited Guests.

*Enjoy a hearty lunch with skating friends.

*Club awards will be distributed.

*Come and congratulate our members who have tested and competed this year.

Cost: $10 per person (5 and under is free)

Must RSVP by July 28 to mishiwoodside@gmail.com or call Michelle at (973)696-3714.

Mail payments to: NJFSC, 10 Hollow Brooke Court, Wayne, NJ 07470

 

There are two opportunities for you to earn volunteer credits.  We need 1 (or 2) family to create simple centerpieces for the party tables.  Also, we will need 5 families to each bring 2 dozen homemade cookies or cupcakes as part of our dessert selection.  Please volunteer using the sign-up-genius link.

Also, we are planning to put together a video/slideshow of our skaters.  Send pictures and videos of your skaters at any/all stages of their skating endeavors to Michelle at mishiwoodside@gmail.com before July 29.

 

See you all at the indoor lunch buffet!

Volunteer Policy Announced Beginning 2018-2019 Skating Year

North Jersey FSC announces a volunteer policy beginning with 2018 Garden State Games and effects skating grants beginning 2019-2020.  Click link below to read the policy. 

NJFSC volunteer policy final

 

Jason Brown is Coming to NJ!

The great Jason Brown is coming to Mennen Sports Arena Sunday, June 10 to help raise money for the NJ Council of FSC Scholarship Fund AND to give our skaters a magical day which they will never forget!

  • 2014 Winter Olympics medalist
  • US National Champion
  • Four Continents Bronze Medalist
  • 2-time World Junior Medalist
  • Junior Grand Prix Final Champion
  • National Junior Champion

Here’s How it Works:

About every week, we’ll hold a fundraising contest for our skaters. The skaters who raise the most money during the contest period win awesome experiences with Jason, including selfies, VIP meet-and-greet, 1-on-1 mentoring, and much more!

As our skaters reach certain fundraising thresholds, they win additional prizes:

  • Raise $125 and attend a clinic with Jason
  • Raise $250 and meet Jason for pictures, autographs, and Q&A
  • Raise $500 and win an artist’s rendering of Jason
  • and much more!

PLUS there are special rewards for the top overall fundraisers:

  • Top 30 participate in a private clinic with Jason.
  • Top 10 attend a private lunch with Jason after the event.
  • Top 2 attend the private lunch – seated next to Jason!

The more money each skater raises, the more prizes they’ll win, AND the more they’ll help support a great cause. It’s a win-win!

Our First Fundraising Contest is Happening NOW:

The top 4 fundraisers from Monday, February 26 through 11:59 pm Thursday, March 8 win a selfie with Jason!

To register, and for complete details, go to skatewithjason.org/

Skate with Jason Brown, SAVE THE DATE, June 10, 2018

Skate with Jason Brown, SAVE THE DATE, June 10, 2018

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