Texas Gulf Coast Figure Skating Club (TGCFSC), a 501(c) corporation, is headquartered at Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center in Sugar Land, Texas. The club’s mission is to encourage the instruction, practice, and advancement of its members in all types of figure skating; to cultivate camaraderie among all ice skaters; to educate and inform all persons, particularly the youth of the Texas Gulf Coast area, regarding figure skating in all its forms, with emphasis on its pleasures, healthful aspects, and value as an activity which contributes to developing fitness and character in youth; to promote the standards of proficiency in skating of the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA); to participate and assist in the sponsorship of amateur competitions, exhibitions, and shows, and to assist and support club members in training for, traveling to, and participation in USFSA Regional, Sectional, and National Championships and other competitions sanctioned in accordance with USFSA rules.
BENEFITS OF CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Club Ice - A good place to get to know other Club members is at Club ice, a key benefit for our Junior and Senior Club members at no additional cost! Join us at the Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center from 6:50-7:50 PM on Rink A on most Fridays. (During summer months rink B is used). Most sessions are open skating format but some sessions will be used for exhibitions, games and parties. This is at the club’s discretion. Bridging Members are invited to the first club ice of the each month to skate as a benefit to their membership and to acquaint them with other club members.
Social Events – including annual Halloween party and December’s annual gift exchange holiday party. College send off party, end of school and back to school socials. Competitor send-off parties and exhibitions for Southwestern Regionals, Midwestern Sectionals, Junior Nationals, US Nationals, and Adult Nationals competitions. Others as fundraising allows.
Test Sessions - 6 test sessions are offered throughout the year. Our popular test sessions afford skaters the opportunity to test when ready so goals are achieved in a timely and uninterrupted manner.
Skater Development – Guest Skating Coaches, IJS Spins Scoring, Moves in the Field, Jump and Spin, Dress for Success, and Developing a Winning Attitude are examples of seminars that have been offered in the past. We are looking for ideas for the upcoming year for the skaters. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full membership in US Figure Skating - includes and annual subscription to the award-winning SKATING magazine.
Financial Stipends - Financial assistance to eligible Junior and Senior Full Home Club member skaters who compete in qualifying competitions. This is based annually on the financial strength of TGCFSC. For additional information please refer to the Guidelines for Skater Stipends.
Critiques of Skating Programs - National and International Competition Judges are brought in to evaluate skater's programs. In addition to competition-level scoring, these critiques include a private discussion among skater, judge and coach.
Competitions - Our Club hosts Skate Houston in March and our basic skills competition Skate Houston Autumn Fest in October and which provide skaters with the opportunity to demonstrate skills and refine skating programs.
Newsletter - Club members receive our bi/monthly newsletter which keeps skaters abreast of current Club activities, test results, profiles of member skaters and other skating news. Available online at www.texasgulfcoastfsc.org or at the rink.
Club Directory - A convenient reference source for addresses and telephone numbers of Club members, annual event calendar and our Club Constitution and Bylaws.
Club Jacket and Other Club Spirit Items and Wearables - Our Club jacket with unique Club logo and specially designed are available at cost to our club members to encourage them to show Club spirit.