Did you know May is National Fitness Month?

 

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and the perfect time to evaluate your skills and push yourself to a new level! Whether that means striving to pass Basic 6 or perfecting that two-foot spin, how can you challenge your fitness this month?

Push your fitness this month by firing up your skating practices! Use these Learn to Skate USA activities to boost your National Fitness Month motivation:

National Dynamic Warm-Up

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Start your day at the rink off the ice with the National Dynamic Warm-Up. Warming up before you skate improves performance and decreases the risk of injury. Use the worksheet to track the exercises for an entire week as you get your blood flowing and muscles moving before you step on the ice.

Download the activity here.

Marathon Challenge

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Put your fitness to the real test with the Marathon Challenge! How many laps can you skate around the rink? Did you know that 11 laps around the rink is a mile? Shoot for 26.2 (289 laps) and track your progress with the downloadable worksheet.

Go it alone over the course of a few days or try the Marathon Challenge with your friends! Take turns completing laps or race to the finish — it’s up to you!

Download the activity here.

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Practice Makes Perfect!

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As we head into our final classes of the season, it’s important to make plans to keep your skills sharp with practice!

DOWNLOAD YOUR PRACTICE TRACKING SHEET HERE!

Statistics show that skaters enrolled in group classes make more progress in a shorter period of time if they are skating more than once or twice a week; therefore, it’s important for beginning skaters of all ages to supplement their group lessons with independent practice sessions during a public skating session.

Consistent, regular practice will help with motor skill development and will convert short-term muscle memory into automatic muscle and nerve responses that are essential to all ice skating sports.

Time on the ice is also very valuable to maintain and gain skills.  If you are looking for practice time over the spring/summer break – please let us know! We can provide you with some options at other area rinks that offer summer Learn-To-Skate programs.

 

Have you filled out your March bracket?

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Have you filled out your March bracket yet?

Challenge yourself this month with the Learn to Skate USA Bracket Challenge!

Download and print your bracket here.

Choose your skills and merge them to achieve a winning combination! Practice each skill three times before moving on to a new bracket. By the end of the challenge, you’ll combine your skills into a five-step series to help advance your skating to a new level!

Show off your completed skill bracket online with #LearnToSkateUSA and #MarchSkatingMadness

Ice Show T-shirts are on sale NOW!

Show Stoppers shirts are on sale now!

T-SHIRT ORDER FORM

SIZING INFO

To purchase, please bring your order form to Learn to Skate or give to the front desk at the Rec Center.

Orders must be placed by Sunday March 31, 2019 and shirts will be available on Thursday April 25.

Shirts are not sold at the show. These custom shirts are made to order. There are no returns or exchanges. Orders must be pre-paid.

 These limited edition shirts are designed by BFSC skater, Nina, featuring a star skater silhouette with 2019 Show Stoppers Flag. Shirts have Show Stoppers design on the front in Black. Show participant names will be printed on the back in Black. T-shirt colors are Chalky Mint- Youth and Adult or Butter-Adult only.

SHIRT DESCRIPTION: Comfort Colors- 100% ring spun cotton. Soft-washed, garment-dyed fabric.

 Youth and Adult sizes are available for $18. Adult Long Sleeve for $24.

ShowStoppers

 

Ice Show Deadline for Brooklyn FSC skaters is today!

Brooklyn FSC skaters – the deadline to turn in your ice show registration forms is Friday March 1!

Learn-to-Skate participants have until Friday March 22 to turn in forms.

Practice Schedule can be found HERE

Our first practice for Brooklyn FSC skaters is Sunday March 3 at 12pm 

Learn-to-Skate group will be posted soon – the first practice for LTS members is Sunday March 24.

 

 

Ice Show Registration Deadline is fast approaching!

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Just a quick reminder that we’re closing in on the registration deadline for the spring ice show – (forms are due by March 1 – which, believe it or not is already 2 weeks from this Friday!)

Please note – forms, along with payment should be turned in at the cashier’s office (*Please ask to have your receipt stapled to your form if they don’t already do so).

We will be able to have small group assignments for club skaters completed once we have all of the registration forms in, but for now – here’s the practice schedule so that you may plan accordingly:

(Please note that the final two weeks of rehearsals are on Saturday, not Sunday)

ICE SHOW REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

 ***PLEASE NOTE: the Sunday March 10 rehearsal is tentative and may be canceled if it conflicts with Michigan Showcase competition***

Please email us with any questions at brooklynskating@gmail.com

Have you made your 2019 skating goals yet?

Have you made your 2019 skating goals yet?

Use this worksheet to write them down and share with your friends and family!

Share your journey on social media!

We love to see how much fun you’re having on the ice! Share your skating journey this month on social media with #LearntoSkateUSA, #NationalSkatingMonth and #SkateToSuperpowers and you may even be featured on the Learn to Skate USA website!

If you would like to learn more about National Skating Month and Learn to Skate USA, head to NationalSkatingMonth.com.

Registration for the 2019 Ice Show is now open!

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We’re excited to announce that our annual ice show will be held on Friday April 26-Saturday April 27, 2019.

‘Show Stoppers’ will feature skaters from our Brooklyn Blades on Ice Learn-To-Skate, as well as skaters from the Brooklyn Figure Skating Club and special guests.

ALL Brooklyn Blades on Ice LTS skaters and Brooklyn Figure Skating Club members are invited to participate!

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFO!

Information for Learn-To-Skate members

Information for Brooklyn Figure Skating Club Members

2019 Registration FormDUE FRIDAY MARCH 1, 2019!

Please make sure to turn in your completed Show Registration Form, by Friday March 1

Questions???? We know you have them! Please email us at brooklynskating@gmail.com

Holiday Skating Exhibition Skate Order

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday December 22 at 7pm! Remember that the show is FREE – so please invite your family and friends!

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Brooklyn Holiday Exhibition 

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 Natalie Demarest – “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays”

Hiba Hassan – “That’s Christmas To Me”

Anatasia Migyanko – “Jingle Bell Rock”

Chloe O’Brien – “Hallelujah”

Alexis Martin – “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo”

Savannah Hayes – “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”

Catherine Biesterfeldt – “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”

Ania Oshaben – “Drummer Boy”

Aubrie Hayes – “What’s This?”

Samantha Milano – “Feliz Navidad”

Caroline Biesterfeldt – “I’ll be Home”

Vivian Gabbard – “Sprit of the Season”

Julia Skingle – “Skating”

Peyton Murry – “Sleigh Ride”

Al Bialek – “The Best is Yet to Come”

Maria Burns – “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Nina Lunde – “Waltz of the Flowers”

Elyse Andel – “Please Come Home for Christmas”

Brooklyn Blades on Ice Performance Ensemble – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”