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

Information

7th Annual Staten Island Skating Pavilion Learn to Skate Competition February 4, 2018

7th Annual Staten Island Skating Pavilion Learn to Skate Competition

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Click LTS Staten Island edit 11 13 17 for Announcement

Click HERE for Electronic Entry

Qualifying Season is Here!

Qualifying Season is Here!

A reminder that all athletes intending to register for the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competition season (regionals for singles, sectionals for pairs and dance) and the nonqualifying competitions held in conjunction with regionals must complete their registration no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017. All registrations must be done online via U.S. Figure Skating’s NEW Event Management System (EMS).

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please refer to the attachment or click HERE.

If additional assistance is needed during the registration process, please email EMSsupport@usfigureskating.org.

2018 NORTH ALTANTIC REGIONAL FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS &

2017 NA NONQUALIFYING COMPETITION

Dates: October 4-8, 2017 (NQ: October 8, 2017)

Qualifying Events: Juvenile – Senior Well Balanced Events

Nonqualifying Events: LTS, Test Track, Showcase & Adults

Coming Soon! Election of new Board of Directors!

Coming Soon! Election of new Board of Directors!

Club members eligible for voting will receive a private electronic ballot.  Candidate biographies will be enclosed.  Be on the look out for it!

2017 – 2018 Membership Renewal is Open!

2017 – 2018 Membership Renewal is Open!

Please renew no later than June 30, 2017.

Click HERE for membership renewal site.

2015-2016 Club Awards Picnic is July 17, 2016

SAVE THE DATE!

Club Awards Picnic is July 17, 2016.