Announcements

Jul

23

2014

NATIONAL SHOWCASE VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! PLEASE SIGNUP WITH VOLUNTEER SPOT!

Hello everyone! We are going to need your help to make this massive competition a success. We are using Volunteer Spot to coordinate our volunteers for the competition.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE END OF THE LIST FOR EACH DAY TO CHECK FOR SPECIFIC VOLUNTEER TIMES AND TASKS THAT ARE OPEN AND NEED FILLING.

Please click the link below to sign up for specific tasks or to donate food or gift cards for hospitality. The donations items are first on the list, and farther on down the list are the tasks that we need to filled by volunteers. If you can’t spare the time, please consider contributing to hospitality so we can make sure all our officials, volunteers and coaches are comfortable and nourished during the long hours of the competition. Thank you so much for helping ensure we have another great LAFSC competition! Let’s show our guests how well we come together at LAFSC!

Jul

23

2014

NATIONAL SHOWCASE 2014. SPOTLIGHT OPERATORS NEEDED!!! PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO HELP!

The following message is from Jan SooHoo:

Hello LAFSC members, parents, spouses, and siblings,

I need your help, and a lot of it. We must staff 4 spotlights continuously through four very long days of practice ice and competition. I am appealing to all of you who have been spotlight operators in the past, but especially those of you who have never tried it, to volunteer as many hours as you can. No experience is necessary. We will train you in 10 minutes.

What is it about Showcase that makes it special and different from any other competition in which skaters get to do artistic or showcase programs? The answer is, of course, SPOTLIGHTS!

As you know, our club is hosting National Showcase 2014 from August 7 – August 10, and over 400 skaters will participate in 697 starts. National Showcase has never been so large! If there is any club in the country that can handle a showcase competition of this size, it is The Los Angeles Figure Skating Club.

The shift schedule for spotlight operators is below. Please take a look at it, decide which shifts you can do, and then choose some more. Every shift must be filled. Operators need to be 14 years of age or older. Ask your friends from other rinks, your brothers and sisters, and parents if they will help our Club put on the best National Showcase ever. LAFSC skaters who have never done spotlights, this is your chance to “pay it forward” in return for all the man-hours that went into providing you with special LAFSC Showcase experiences as you were growing up.

Email Jan SooHoo at jan@soohoos.org, or call her at 818-952-4103 as soon as possible and please refer to specific shift numbers that you can fill. Thank you!

DATE
SHIFT
TIMES

Thursday, 8/7
1
7:15 – 10:10 AM

Thursday, 8/7
2
09:50 AM – 12:50 PM

Thursday, 8/7
3
12:30 – 3:00 PM

Thursday, 8/7
4
2:50 – 6:10 PM

Thursday, 8/7
5
7:15 – 9:58 PM

Friday, 8/8
6
7:00 – 09:52 AM

Friday, 8/8
7
10:20 AM – 1:13 PM

Friday, 8/8
8
1:35 – 4:35 PM

Friday, 8/8
9
5:00 – 7:50 PM

Friday, 8/8
10
8:00 – 10:58 PM

Saturday, 8/9
11
07:00 – 09:56 AM

Saturday, 8/9
12
10:15 AM – 1:16 PM

Saturday, 8/9
13
1:25 – 4:33 PM

Saturday, 8/9
14
4:55 – 6:18 PM

Saturday, 8/9
15*
7:30 – 10:46 PM

Sunday, 8/10
16
7:55 – 9:44 AM

Sunday, 8/10
17
10:15 AM – 12:25 PM

Sunday, 8/10
18
12:50 – 3:33 PM

Sunday, 8/10
19
4:05 – 5:21 PM

Sunday, 8/10
20
7:20 – 8:59 PM

Sunday, 8/10
21
9:40 – 11:46 PM

* Shift 15 includes a 32 minute break

Jul

22

2014

NATIONAL SHOWCASE 2014 UPDATE: SCHEDULE IS UP!

With a very special thanks to our Chief Referee who worked very hard to get this massive schedule together, we are pleased to announce that the schedule for the competition is up!

Please go to the Entryeeze page and at the top of the page clink the link marked “View Online Schedule”.
NATIONAL SHOWCASE 2014 Entryeeze Link

For those who have previously purchased practice ice, you may select your ONE PRE-PURCHASED practice ice time beginning Thursday morning. If you have not already purchased practice ice, unfortunately, there is no further practice ice available at Pickwick due to the size of the competition. You may wish to refer to our National Showcase Practice Ice page for information on local rinks.

Please review your schedule and discuss with your coach your preferred practice ice time. Once reservations are open Thursday morning, selection will be on a first come first serve basis! Please note that the Spotlight practices will be grouped according to PROGRAM LENGTHS. You will have a four minute warm up and then each skater will have their music played with spotlights. Once you finish your program, you must leave the ice. Then the next skater will be called and will skate their number, and that process will be repeated until the end of the session.

Please note the exclusive Team Practice Ice Sessions on Saturday is for MINI PRODUCTIONS ONLY, the exclusive Team Practice Ice Sessions on Sunday are for PRODUCTION ENSEMBLES ONLY. Again, if you have not already pre-purchased practice ice time, we regret you will be unable to do so at this time, as we do not have any additional ice time available due to the size of the competition. Looking forward to seeing all of you soon! Welcome to Burbank!

Jul

20

2014

NATIONAL SHOWCASE UPDATE – JULY 20, 2014. SCHEDULE NEWS!

Hello Skaters and Coaches,

The extraordinarily large number of entries to National Showcase 2014 (413 skaters, over 600 starts) has presented a scheduling challenge. This message is to alert you that the referee has found it necessary to begin the competition on the evening of Thursday, August 7 and it will go from 7 pm – 10 pm on that evening.

Nearly all the reserved practice ice will still be held on Thursday between the hours of 7 am and 6:30 pm. The exceptions are the exclusive sessions for the mini-production and production ensembles, and the unofficial (non-spotlight) sessions. These will be held in the early mornings prior to the start of the competition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The ensembles will practice on the morning of the days they will compete. Unfortunately, there will be no additional practice ice available at Pickwick Ice Arena.

Please don’t call with questions about the schedule. As registrar, I have not seen the schedule myself yet, and I will not have answers for you. We hope to have the schedules published within the next couple of days. Please understand that everyone involved has been working dayand night to put together the schedule.

We appreciate your continued cooperation and patience while everything is being checked, checked again, and then finalized.

Sincerely,
Jan SooHoo, Registrar
Los Angeles Figure Skating Club

Jul

13

2014

Los Angeles Open Championships Results

Attached are the results from this year’s Los Angeles Open Championships:

LAOPEN2014IJSResults

LAOPEN201460Results

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Jul

10

2014

BRIDGE SKATING CAMP – JULY 19-20, 2014.

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Jul

3

2014

LA OPEN SCHEDULE AVAILABLE!

The schedule for LA Open is available. Click the tab marked “ONLINE SCHEDULE” just above the tab marked “Skaters & Parents” to check the time of your event(s)!

LA OPEN Entryeeze Schedule Link

Good luck to all skaters!

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Jun

27

2014

US FIGURE SKATING ANNOUNCES TEAM ENVELOPES. LAFSC SKATERS NAMED!

U.S. Figure Skating Announces 2014-15 Team Envelopes

(6/27/14) – U.S. Figure Skating announced today the athletes that will compose the A, B, C and D (developmental) team envelopes for the 2014-15 season.

The envelope level is primarily determined by the athlete’s performance in international and U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competitions during the previous season, and is used to determine funding levels. The team envelope is not used as a strict guideline for selections to international competitions.

Congratulations to the following TEAM LAFSC skaters who have been named to the Team Envelopes for the 2014-15 season! Good luck to you all this season!

Shotaro Omori (Team C)
Paolo Borromeo (Team D – Developmental)
Eric Sjoberg (Team D – Developmental)
Robert Hennings (Team D – Developmental)
Elise Middleton (Team D- Developmental)

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Jun

22

2014

ELECTION RESULTS IN FOR 2014-2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

This morning the ballots received by the deadline for the counting of same for the 2014-2015 Board of Directors were counted. As a result, the 2014-2015 Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club will be:

President: Dawn Eyerly

Vice President: Vicki Busch

Secretary: Phyllis McCain

Treasurer: Gary Correa

Directors: Robert Davis, Karen Dillon, Wendy Gazelle, Wanda Gelsebach, Julie Ann Keen.

Coach Liason: Anna Baram

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Jun

13

2014

NATIONAL SHOWCASE 2014 EVENT/REGISTRATION/INFO PAGE

This is the link to our dedicated National Showcase 2014 Event Page. Share the link with your friends!

National Showcase 2014 Event Page