P.O. Box 17273 Sugar Land, Texas 77496-7273 president@texasgulfcoastfsc.org

2015 Skate Houston: September 5th – 7th, 2015 – Find IJS Results HERE

NEW TGCFSC LOGO AND SPIRIT WEAR COMING SOON!!! 

SUGAR SKATE 2016 WILL BE HELD APRIL 2 & 3, 2016 AT SUGAR LAND ICE AND SPORTS CENTER. THE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN POSTED. CLICK HERE TO CHECK SCHEDULE

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Important TGCFSC Updates

SKATE HOUSTON 2015

Skate Houston 2015 was a wonderful success thanks to our skaters, parents and our amazing volunteers!  We are looking forward to another great competition next year at Skate Houston 2016. Questions? email skatehouston@texasgulfcoastfsc.org....
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2016 NATIONALS

2016 NATIONALS

Daniel Argueta  – Intermediate Mens, Sasha Prudsky and  Juvenile pairs partner Enoch Chen enjoying their trip to the 2016 National Figure Skating Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Coached by Val and Elena Prudsky.  They will be joined later in the week by Senior Pairs Team, Brianna de la Mora and Maxim Kurdukov.

Benefits of Membership

Club Ice – A good place to get to know other Club members is at Club ice.

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GRASSROOTS 2 CHAMPIONS

GRASSROOTS TO CHAMPIONS

JUNE 13 & 14, 2016

SUGAR LAND ICE AND SPORTS CENTER

SHEILA THELEN, JOHN ZIMMERMAN AND DOUG MATTIS

SIGN UPS ARE LIVE!!!!!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Texas Gulf Coast FSC is thrilled to confirm that our summer seminar with the fabulous Sheila Thelen, Doug Mattis and John Zimmerman is a GO!!!!

Due to feedback from last year’s seminar we have split the seminar over 2 mornings and  expanded the time on the ice from 35-45 min per session to a full hour! Skaters will be divided into 3 groups and will rotate between the 3 visiting coaches both days.  Each day will have 2 on ice sessions and 1 off ice session. That is 2 full hours on ice and 1 hour of off ice time with the G2C coaches on both Monday and Tuesday!

G2C SEMINAR SCHEDULE – (Preliminary)

Monday – June 13

Registration – 6:45-7:30am

Introduction – Coaches and Dartfish Classroom: 7:30-8:20am

Ice Time:

8:30 – 9:30 1st Rotation – 2 Groups On Ice – 1 Group Off Ice

9:45 -10:45 2nd Rotation – 2 Groups On Ice – 1 Group Off Ice

10:45 – 11:00 Ice Make

11:00 – 12:00 3rd Rotation – 2 Groups On Ice – 1 Group Off Ice

12:00-12:30 – Parent Chat

Break for day – Private Lessons available – 2:00-5:15

 Tuesday – June 14

Private lesson available 6:00-8:00 am

Check in – 7:30 – 8:00

Ice Time:

8:00 – 9:00 1st Rotation – 2 Groups On Ice – 1 Group Off Ice

9:15 – 10:15 2nd Rotation – 2 Groups On Ice – 1 Group Off Ice

10:15-10:30 – Ice Make

10:30 – 11:30 3rd Rotation – 2 Groups On Ice – 1 Group Off Ice

11:40-12:30 Off Ice Presentation and Group Photo

Conclusion of Seminar

Private lessons may be available in the afternoon, depending on flight times of coaches.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

-Minimum requirements – Passed PrePre Moves in the Field

-Limited to the first 60 skaters

-Member cost until June 6 – $100

-Non Member cost until June 6 – $150

-Member cost June 6-June 11 – $130

-Non Member cost June 6-June 11 – $180

Registration closes June 11 – No on site registration

BE A SUGAR LAND ICE SAVER!!!!!!!!!

SUGAR LAND ICE SAVER BUTTON

Dear Texas Gulf Coast FSC and Sugar Land Skating Community,

The chillers have arrived and are installed and both rinks are freezing up very nicely! There is still work to do to prep the ice for use and should be up by the end of the week.  As soon as there is an official reopening date announced we will pass the news along. 
 
We need to come together as a skating community once again to raise money to help pay for the repair of the compressors. Please be assured that the owner is exceeding whatever contributions we make.  This is a joint effort between the skating community and the owners. We all want the same thing which is to have a functioning Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center.
In answer to several questions that have been asked about the fund raising effort to save our rink:
Q- Are donations through the club tax deductable? 
A – No.  This will not be a tax deductable donation.  The goal is for everyone to give a little so that no one has to give a lot.
Q – Is this a donation or a loan?
A – This is a donation.  An investment in our skating community and in our children, our figure skaters, our hockey players, our learn to skate students and our skaters with disabilities who have no other place to skate free!
Q – What happens to future profits from the rink?
A – If we get to the point where the rink is making a profit the owner is committed to reinvesting that profit back into the rink.  Please be aware that in the best of situations, rinks are not big profit makers.  If the rink is able to turn a profit it will be amazing!
Q – Will there be a profit share program in place?
A – No.  The skating community is not going to be an owner of the rink.  The money raised will be paid directly to the vendors (chiller rental and repair).  However, as stated above, the owner has committed to reinvesting all profit back into the rink.  That is the best option for a profit share program!
Q – How do we know that the money raised will go to pay for repairs?
A – Fundraising will pass through Texas Gulf Coast FSC in a dedicated account.  All money raised will go directly to pay vendors for services or products to improve the rink.  As stated in our previous communication –  No money will be paid directly to the owners.
Q – Is it legal for a 501c3 to fund a for profit business.
A – That is not what TGCFSC is doing.  We are providing payment to a vendor(s) for services or products rendered.  We have had our plan reviewed and approved by the US Figure Skating Association.  There will be no money paid directly to the owners. The club will have no ownership in the rink and no liability either.
 
The owners are being very cooperative and are working hard to get the rink up and running.  The rink being down costs them an enormous amount of money and they have no benefit in fixing the chillers and shutting the rink.  The rink being open benefits everyone.
As stated before, the goal is to have everyone give a little so that no one has to give a lot.  

The membership has done an amazing job at spreading the word to the community and gathering support to save our rink. TGCFSC along with Skate Therapy, Unity and the hockey community have been fantastic at contacting the media and spreading the word through friends and contacts.  Please spread the word again and ask for a small donation. Working together we can bring the ice back for everyone.
Please, please consider being a Sugar Land Ice Saver.  The skating community has worked very hard to come this far. Let’s see this through and save the rink.

CLICK HERE TO BE A SUGAR LAND ICE SAVER!!!!!!!

Thank you so much. We could not have done this without the support of our wonderful members, the hockey community, Skate Therapy families and coaches and the amazing citizens of Sugar Land and surrounding cities.

BE A SUGAR LAND ICE SAVER!!!!!!!!
 

Texas Gulf Coast Figure Skating Club

Sugar Land Ice and Sports Update

RINK UPDATE
We are thrilled to inform you that Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center will reopen this Saturday, May 7th. Many thanks to Jimmy O’Malley, Operations Manager, who has worked very hard to get Rink A ready in such a short time frame. Work on Rink B should be completed this weekend.

Below is our schedule for this weekend. We are working to update our online schedule for next week and we will keep you informed as we return to a full slate of activities.

LEARN TO SKATE
Our Learn to Skate classes for Semester 2 – 2016 will resume where we left off when the rink closed on Friday, April 15th. We will start with the SATURDAY class this Saturday, May 7th. This will be class 6 of the 9-week semester for the Saturday skaters.
We will be EXTENDING the current semester for 2 more full weeks so that the skaters can finish ALL of their classes. The current semester will now END on Saturday, May 21st.
Please attend your regular class day. Skaters do not need to attend a make-up class.

PUBLIC SKATING
Saturday: 1pm to 4pm
Saturday: 7pm to 10pm
Sunday: 1pm to 4pm

FREESTYLE SESSION
Saturday: 6:15am – 8:15am Open Freestyle
Saturday: 8:30am – 10:30am Open Freestyle
Sunday: 9:45am – 12:45pm Basic Skills Freestyle

HOCKEY
Saturday: 4:15pm – 5:30pm Youth Stick & Puck
Saturday: 5:45pm – 6:45pm Adult Drop In
Sunday: 4:15pm – 7:45pm Novice League.

We look forward to seeing everyone back at the Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center.

Julie Holmes, Erin Blake, Carrie Gould, Jimmy O’Malley, Pat Otero, and Pritesh Shah

TEST SESSIONS FOR 2016

May 21, 2016 – REGISTRATION CLOSED

THE MAY 21ST TEST SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE AT BELLERIVE ICE CENTER. BEGINNING AT 3:05

July 17, 2016 – Registration Deadline – June 12, 2106

LATE REGISTRATION IS ALLOWED ONLY IF TIME IS AVAILABLE.  ADDITIONAL FEES WILL BE APPLIED.

Please visit the testing page to read more about our testing policies. 

Club Ice:

 COME SKATE WITH YOUR TEXAS GULF COAST FSC FRIENDS!!!!

6:45-7:45 PM

MAY 20 – CLUB ICE

U.S. FIGURE SKATING LAUNCHES SAFESPORT PROGRAM

 U.S. Figure Skating, with support from the Professional Skaters Association (PSA), has launched the SafeSport Program, which strives to provide a safe environment for its members and protect the opportunity to participate in an atmosphere that is free of harassment and abusive practices.

“U.S. Figure Skating is committed to providing a safe and positive environment for our members’ physical, emotional and social development and ensuring it promotes an environment free from abuse and misconduct,” U.S. Figure Skating President Patricia St. Peter said. “Through the U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program, U.S. Figure Skating is committed to providing the safest possible environment for all participants.”

The SafeSport Program applies to all U.S. Figure Skating clubs, programs, events and activities. It provides resources to help identify sexual, physical and emotional abuse and misconduct; bullying, threats and harassment; hazing and willfully tolerated misconduct. The SafeSport Program outlines steps that should be taken to reduce abuse and misconduct and offers procedures to respond to them.

Based on tenets of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s SafeSport program, U.S. Figure Skating has tailored the program to meet the specific needs of its membership. The organization will not tolerate or condone any form of harassment or abuse of any of its members, including athletes, coaches, officials, directors, employees, parents, volunteers or any other persons while they are participating in or preparing for a figure skating activity or event conducted under the auspices of U.S. Figure Skating.

“We applaud the efforts of U.S. Figure Skating in launching a targeted SafeSport program,” said Malia Arrington, USOC director of ethics and SafeSport. “Increasing efforts to prevent harassment and abuse at the grassroots level is critical to maintaining safe environments that foster healthy competition across all levels of sport. Addressing misconduct issues is a team effort – by working together with National Governing Bodies such as U.S. Figure Skating, we can ensure that sport continues to provide a multitude of benefits to athletes of all ages.”

For more information on the U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program, go to www.usfigureskating.org/SafeSportor email safesport@usfigureskating.org.

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    Location: Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center, 16225 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479, United States
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HEY SKATERS! DID YOU SEE THIS? Grassroots to Champions Seminar is returning to Sugar Land Ice in June. We have limited space available and we don't want our skaters to miss this wonderful opportunity. Follow the link below.... To: All active members, Sign ups for the Grassroots to Champions summer seminar at Sugar Land Ice are now OPEN! Click here to go to the club's testing page. Log in as you would for a test session, select the TEST header and G2C sign ups will be the first option available. PLEASE NOTE!!!! - When registering you will be asked to select a FS and MIF level. PLEASE SELECT THE HIGHEST LEVEL PASSED, NOT THE LEVEL YOU ARE WORKING ON NOW. This is only to assist us in dividing the groups. Only PrePre Moves in the Field are required to participate in the seminar. Sign ups for individual lessons will be made available once we have confirmed the coaches' arrival and departure times. A link will be sent to registered participants and lessons will be available on a first come first served basis. Thank you so much and we can't wait to see you at the seminar in June! Sincerely, Texas Gulf Coast Figure Skating Club ... See MoreSee Less

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