Important TGCFSC Updates
The mission of Texas Gulf Coast FSC is to support and promote the sport of Figure Skating in all disciplines. TGCFSC aims to develop and nurture the athleticism, character, confidence, integrity and sportsmanship of all our athletes at all ages and levels.
As you know, in our current Covid environment, we need to be sure that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our skaters, coaches, families, volunteers and judges. Saying that, we will have very specific restrictions and expectations for anyone entering the rink that day. Please see the list below. If you have any questions, please let me know as soon as possible.Before coming to the rink, it is expected that anyone(skater, coaches, families) attending the test session will be symptom free. Symptoms such as cough, sore throat, fever, aches, etc… If you are not symptom free please do not come to the rink. You will only be putting others at risk.Everyone entering the facility is required to wear a face mask at all times, except possibly on the ice (this is subject to change). If you do not have a mask, they will be available for purchase in the pro shop. These requirements are put in place by the city of Sugar Land and can be accessed via the following link.The test session will be held in Rink B (in the door and to the left). We ask all skaters, coaches and families to maintain social distancing guidelines. Skaters will not be allowed into the arena until right before their test. No one will enter the arena without having their temperature taken. If anyone has a fever they will be asked to leave the premises.There will be separate areas assigned for each coach and skater for their tests. Please adhere to your assigned area.Skaters that are to report to the judges are NOT to go all the way to the wall. They are to maintain a safe distance from the judges.Once the skater is finished testing, they are welcome to wait in the bleachers with their family or wait in the rink B lobby for their results. Results will be put in an envelope and placed in a basket for the coach to pick up. The results will be available outside of the sound booth. Once the results are picked up, we ask the skater and their family to leave the arena.
If you have music to be played for your test, please email it to MUSIC@TEXASGULFCOASTFSC.ORG. Under no circumstance will we accept CD’s, Phones, MP3’s, etc… If you need assistance, please let me know. If we dont have your music on test day, you will skate without it.Under no circumstance will a skater, coach or family member be allowed to enter the sound booth. Any and all questions should be directed to the check in table.We thank you for your understanding during these times and know we are doing what is best for everyone. Please let me know if you have any questions
Texas Gulf Coast is dedicated to bringing you the BEST Skate Houston 2021!
Thank you to those who participated in our poll.
We will be back Labor Day 2021 and will not host Skate Houston this year…skate safe this summer!
March 19, 2020
Dear Skaters, Parents, Club Members and Coaches,
In light of the current situation and concerns nationwide about the COVID 19 virus the board of directors of Texas Gulf Coast Figure Skating Club feels that we have no option but to cancel our upcoming event, Sugar Skate 2020.
We will be refunding the fees of our competitors. While we are sad to not have all of you visiting Sugar Land for this annual event, we hope that everyone will remain safe and healthy. Our team at TGCFSC is going to start efforts to make sure that Skate Houston in September will be our best event yet! We feel that it is in the best interest of our athletes and coaches to follow precautions set by local and national government and to limit crowds of people.
We hope you all will join us for Skate Houston 2020. We hope you all understand. We hope you all will be strong and healthy during this difficult and unprecedented time.
Kelly A Otero
Test Session Dates for 2019/2020 Season
Dates for 2020/2021 coming soon….
Our very own Jonathan Rogers and Vanessa Pham were interviewed recently on the strides they’ve made to become an international Ice Dance Pair. Check out the interview from Houston Public Media. Click here for Interview