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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Brand New Texas Gulf Coast FSC GOLD MEDALISTS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR THREE TEXAS GULF COAST FSC MEMBERS WHO PASSED THEIR SENIOR MOVES IN THE FIELD ON MARCH 6, 2016.

 THIS IS A MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT TO COMPLETE THE MOVES IN THE FIELD TESTS AND TGCFSC IS VERY PROUD OF LYNN YAMANE , AARON SANCHEZ AND JORDAN VIRATA WHO HAVE REACHED THIS GOAL.  WAY TO GO!!!!

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TEST SESSIONS FOR 2016

May 22, 2016 – Registration Deadline – April 17, 2016

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. 

GRASSROOTS 2 CHAMPIONS

GRASSROOTS TO CHAMPIONS – SAVE THE DATE

JUNE 13 & 14, 2016

SUGAR LAND ICE AND SPORTS CENTER

SHEILA THELEN, JOHN ZIMMERMAN AND DOUG MATTIS

Club Ice:

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

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MAY 13 – GRADUATION CELEBRATION

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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Dear Texas Gulf Coast FSC members and Sugar Land Skating Community, We are thrilled and delighted to let you know that Sugar Land Ice will be re-opening!!!!! Yaayyyyy!!!! 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. Thank you, Thank you, thank you!!! An agreement has been reached with the current ownership to re-open the ice rink. We have all worked together to find a feasible financial solution that will bring our ice back. We need to come together as a skating community once more to raise money to help pay for the replacement/repair of the compressors. Please be assured that the owner plans to match and exceed 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. 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. No money will be paid directly to the owners. TGCFSC has a Paypal account and will be setting up a link to collect funds. Again, be assured that all payments will go from TGCFSC to the vendors. Money donated will only be used for rink improvements. Please consider making a donation to pay for repairs at the rink. IF EVERYONE GIVES A LITTLE, NO ONE HAS TO GIVE A LOT! We need to raise money RIGHT NOW to help now that we are all moving in the right direction. 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. Keep Calm and Skate on Sugar Land! The Board of Texas Gulf Coast Figure Skating Club ... See MoreSee Less

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Rachael DowningThis made my day!!!! Congrats TGCFSC!!!2   ·  3 days ago

Kristin Pratt ArguetaYay!!!!! Thank you to everyone who is making this happen!1   ·  3 days ago

Erin Covington BerlangaYeah!!!2 days ago

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Jamie Cole Feltus

4/21 Update: The tour of the facility was just completed. The party is not interested in purchasing the facility. The owner did tell me that he has some verbal commitments from people. I don't know who, how many and what the commitments are. I, honestly, don't know what the plan or timetable is for the facility at this point. There is one compressor keeping the ice frozen. The ice is still able to be brought up to skating conditions within 48 hours of a rental chiller unit in place. I will continue to keep myself available, day or night, when the owner calls and asks me to have the building open for a tour or to answer questions for prospective buyers. I wish I was able to give better news or even more substantial news but the owners are not communicating much with me and/or revealing their thoughts/plans. I would like to thank you all for everything you are doing to help save the rink and all the programs. I will continue to try and get as much information as I can and pass that on to you all. ... See MoreSee Less

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Texas Gulf Coast Figure Skating Club

Dear TGCFSC Members, As reported on Facebook, the Dallas Stars did indeed visit the rink and the owners yesterday and have now confirmed that they have no interest in Sugar Land Ice given the state in which it currently stands. The positive part of the meeting was that there was a representative of the Sugar Land City Council present and the possibility of helping to find a compressor to help get Sugar Land Ice up and running as quickly as possible was expressed. It would be to everyone's benefit to bring some revenue in to the rink and get it up and running ASAP. It seems at the moment that our best approach is to create as much social awareness as possible. This is NOT a request to bash or insult anyone. We would like the community and in particular, city council members, the mayor and anyone of influence that we can contact, to be aware of how the existence of the rink and its programs add so much to the community. Sugar Land Ice has over 100,000 visitors annually. The Learn to Skate programs serves 600-800 children and adults every semester, 6 semesters a year. The Learn to Skate program also provides job training and experience to our teen coaches as they volunteer to teach our new skaters. Youth Hockey, Adult Hockey, High School Hockey (ISHL), Hockey Academy and Mighty Mites programs all use Sugar Land Ice and Sports. That is well over 1000 hockey players that will not have access to ice in Sugar Land not to mention the revenue lost from visiting teams and their families. The junior hockey NA3HL Sugar Land Imperials provided high level development and coaching to young players between the ages of 18-20 from all over the country and as far away as Europe. Texas Gulf Coast FSC has nearly 300 members, the majority of which train full time at Sugar Land Ice and Sports. Many of these skaters skate 3-4 hours a day, take ballet and stretch classes at the rink and participate in off ice training and body conditioning at the rink. Last year we had 5 skaters who competed at the US Figure Skating National Championships. Figure skating also brings figure skating competitions to Sugar Land. The Sugar Skate Competition brought over 300 competitors and their families to the Sugar Land Area this March. The Skate Houston competition every Labor Day Weekend brings at least 700 competitors and their families to the Houston area from all over the Southwest and Midwest regions. Unity, the club's Synchronized Skating Teams has 3 teams that compete successfully across the nation. Sugar Land Ice and Sports also holds the annual "Nutcracker on Ice" which had over 125 skaters participating in 2015 and regularly sells out all performances every December for the last 17 years. It is a beloved tradition eagerly anticipated by the community for the holiday celebrations. Sugar Land Ice also holds Public Skating sessions daily and is the destination for many public schools, youth groups, home school groups and families. It is the host location for birthday parties, summer camps, Boy Scout and Girl Scout events. Scouting workshops to earn skating merit badges are also available. Sugar Land Ice has also hosted Skate 4 a Cure skate-a-thons which help fund research for cancer treatments. Perhaps most important to the community is Skate Therapy. Skate Therapy has over 50 students enrolled and over 50 volunteers to make it all happen. Skate Therapy provides individualized coaching for children with a wide range of disabilities and challenges in life. It provides them an opportunity to strengthen their bodies and their social skills. It is a safe place to be accepted and cherished. It also provides a unique opportunity for youth as young as 11 years old to learn to be teachers and care givers in a compassionate and loving way and to find joy and pride in the smallest of accomplishments, many of which are very hard earned. The coaches learn to accept people as they are, no matter how they walk or talk. For many of these students, their families and the volunteers, Skate Therapy is the highlight of the week! Please help us in spreading the joy that Sugar Land Ice and Sports has brought into the community of Sugar Land and the surrounding areas and to find a way to continue spreading the joy. Feel free to share this letter with anyone and everyone who might be able to spread news of our situation to persons of influence. We are working diligently to bring our ice back to Sugar Land! Thank you so much for all of you help, Texas Gulf Coast FSC Keep Calm and Skate On ... See MoreSee Less

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Janet Sarenchuk SandersSomeone get Tara Lipinski on board with this movement.5   ·  2 weeks ago

Jamie Cole FeltusAnother potential buyer touring facility tomorrow6   ·  2 weeks ago

Jenny KilmerI sure hope somebody buys it quickly!2   ·  2 weeks ago

Barbara ReinhardtSugarLand, even Victoria, Texas hopes you bring ice back to SugarLand. What great fun for All!!!1 week ago

Teris Minsue ChenVIDEO made this morning about the rink closing. #saveSLISC www.facebook.com/groups/601561316633355/permalink/864183430371141/1 week ago

Teris Minsue ChenSHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY SHOWING UP FOR THIS . Strength in numbers! We need 40-50 people there! . www.facebook.com/groups/1465683427054268/permalink/1719938338295441/1 week ago

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