Congratulations to our skaters and coaches!

While our rink may not have had ice this summer, our skaters and coaches were busy making us proud!

On August 5, 28 skaters from both our Brooklyn Blades on Ice staff and members of the Brooklyn Figure Skating Club competed in the U.S. Figure Skating National Showcase competition in Brighton, Michigan.

Our Production Ensemble group placed 9th in a very competitive field of skaters from all over the country – and they rocked their ‘Dazed and Confused’ 1970s themed routine!

Congratulations also to Vivian Gabbard, Crystal Greene, Melissa Greene, Anastasia Migyanko and Chloe O’Brien for great skates in the solo and duet events!

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2018-19 Learn-To-Skate Schedule is available!

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The 2018-19 Brooklyn Blades on Ice Learn-To-Skate class schedule is now available!

You can download the schedule HERE

Class registration will open in August.

We’re excited to announce a NEW CLASS this year!

Figure Skating FUNdamentals – Figure Skating FUNdamentals is a perfect fit for skaters levels Free Skate 1 through Preliminary. Each week we will focus on one different component/technical skill (spins, spirals, jumps, etc.) with the goal of creating well-rounded skating skills! This class will be offered on Saturdays from 3:15-3:45pm.

Spring Swizzle Order of Performance

Brooklyn Spring Swizzle 2018

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Order of Performance

—ACT 1—

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Brooklyn Blades on Ice Performance Ensemble

Caroline Biesterfeldt, Catherine Biesterfeldt, Sarah Costanzo, Natalie Demarest, Ada Gee, Aubrie Hayes, Nina Lunde, Alexis Martin, Anastasia Migyanko, Samantha Milano, Chloe O’Brien, Addalyn Schmidt, Ava Schmidt

‘September’ –Manpriet Thomas

‘Boogie Fever’ –Savannah Hayes

‘Burning Love’ –Julia Skingle

‘Lady Marmalade’ – Ania Oshaben

‘Boys Are Back in Town’ – Daniel Rodriguez

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Hiba Hassan

‘A-B-C’ – Ava Schmidt

‘Mamma Mia’ – Maria Burns

‘American Pie’ – Anastasia Migyanko

‘You Should be Dancing’ – Aubrie Hayes

‘Funky Town’ – Catherine Biesterfeldt

‘Blame it on the Boogie’ – Addalyn Schmidt

‘Superstition’ – Natalie Demarest

‘Schools Out for Summer’ – Alexis Martin

‘King Fu Fighting’ – Samantha Milano

‘Hip Hip Chin Chin’ – Chloe O’Brien

‘I’m Still Standing’ – Nina Lunde

‘Car Wash’ –Brooklyn Blades on Ice Learn-To-Skate

Aaliyah Bartosh, Ruby Bentkowski, Kinsley Cancian, Sarah Costanzo, Nicole Dempsey, Joseph Greene, Aubrie Hayes, Savannah Hayes, Julia Johnson, Kendall Kipp, Shelby Kipp, Megan Misconish, Peyton Murry, Ania Oshaben, Marcus Thomas, Gracie White

 

—ACT 2—

‘Christmas Eve in Syria’ – Brooklyn Blades on Ice Performance Ensemble

Sarah Costanzo, Natalie Demarest, Ada Gee, Aubrie Hayes, Nina Lunde, Alexis Martin, Anastasia Migyanko, Samantha Milano, Chloe O’Brien, Addalyn Schmidt, Ava Schmidt

‘I Will Survive’ – Caroline Biesterfeldt

‘Rock ‘N’ Roll High School’ – Elyse Andel

‘Spirit in the Sky’ – Melissa Greene

‘Landslide’ – Vivian Gabbard

‘My Sharona’ – Laura Senkar

‘Sweet Caroline’ – Callie Sua

‘I Will Always Love You’ – Crystal Greene

‘Imagine’ – Julia Ventura

‘Sweatin’ to the Oldies’ – Topanga Cullison

‘Dancing Queen’ – Leonela Serrano

 

‘Dazed and Confused’ – Brooklyn Figure Skating Club

Elyse Andel, Caroline Biesterfeldt, Catherine Biesterfeldt, Maria Burns, Chris Demarest, Natalie Demarest, Alexis Flinn, Vivian Gabbard, Ada Gee, Crystal Greene, Joseph Greene, Melissa Greene, Hiba Hassan, Aubrie Hayes, Savannah Hayes, Casandra Hipkins, Nina Lunde, Alexis Martin, Anastasia Migyanko, Samantha Milano, Alexandria Miranda, Caitlyn Mularchik, Chloe O’Brien, Ania Oshaben, Daniel Rodriguez, Addalyn Schmidt, Ava Schmidt, Laura Senkar, Julia Skingle, Callie Sua, Manpriet Thomas, Julia Ventura

————-FINALE————–

 

Jump clinic with Olympic & National skaters!

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The Cleveland Skating Club has an exciting offer in conjunction with their 81st Annual Ice Show:

A special Jump Clinic opportunity with Olympian and Canadian National Silver Medalist Keegan Messing, and two-time U.S. National Junior Medalist Jimmy Ma will take place at the Cleveland Skating Club on Saturday, May 12th!

The Clinic is open to all USFS skaters at the Pre-Preliminary through Senior Free Skate levels. All attendees will be given one free seat to the Ice Show on the night of their choice (May 11 or 12) and the option to purchase more seats and see Keegan and Jimmy in action!

Email CSC Rink Program Director Kim Brack kbrack@clevelandskatingclub.org to secure a spot!

Join us for Spring Swizzle Picture Day!

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Please join us on Tuesday May 1 at 6:00pm for Picture Day!

All Spring Swizzle participants are invited to come and have their picture taken in their performance costume FREE of CHARGE!  Pictures will be displayed in the lobby of the rink the night of the show. After the show is over they are yours to keep as a souvenir!

*Please Note – pictures will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. We will be taking photos from 6-7:30pm. Makeups will take place prior to dress-rehearsal on Thursday May 3 at 5pm.

Spring Swizzle Video Orders

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Show Video Orders

Our show will be recorded in HD video from ice-level on the night of the show.

Please note: There will no video-recording allowed from the stands on personal cameras or phones on show night.

Videos must be pre-ordered forms are due by Tuesday May 1, 2018

Click HERE for a video order form

PLEASE NOTE: We need a minimum number of video orders to have our show recorded! If we fall short of our minimum, pre-payments will be returned on dress rehearsal night.

Spring Swizzle NEWS & UPDATES!

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We need spotlight operators!

Part of the magic of a Brooklyn show is our show lighting, but we need your help to pull it off!
Do you know someone who is available to run spotlights for dress rehearsal night and/or performance night?
Email us today!
(There are some perks to volunteering!)

 

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Spring Swizzle T Shirts

The Brooklyn Figure Skating Club is selling T-shirts for this year’s show!
Shirts start at $18 and will feature the names of all of the show participants on the back!

Click HERE for an order form

ORDERS ARE DUE BY SUNDAY APRIL 22!

 

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Calling all Parent Volunteers!

To keep the show moving in an orderly fashion, we are in need of a few parent volunteers to help keep our backstage area quiet and running efficiently. Please email us if you are interested in becoming a parent volunteer for dress rehearsal and/or show night.

What’s your earliest memory on the ice?

Everyone starts skating by taking that first step.

And no matter what age you were, the ice was slippery and it probably seemed scary.

But soon, you learned that you could fly!

What are your best memories about learning to skate?

SHARE THEM with us and we will feature them in a poster in the rink! Please email your submissions by April 27!

 

We’ve extended the deadline for Spring Swizzle!

 

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The deadline to register for Spring Swizzle (our end of the year skating show) has been extended for all Learn-To-Skate members!

Some of you are BRAND NEW to skating this session and we wanted to make sure you knew that EVERYONE is welcome to participate, regardless of your ability level!
Please have your forms turned in by SATURDAY MARCH 31!

Please email us with any questions!

You can find the registration forms and practice schedule HERE 

Do you love to choreograph? Q4C applications are available!

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Do you love to choreograph?

Are you a member of the Brooklyn Figure Skating Club planning to perform in Spring Swizzle?

Be sure to check out ‘Quest for Creativity!

Quest for Creativity (Q4C) was developed and created by Audrey Weisiger, a two-time Olympic team coach and U.S. Figure Skating top level national coach.

Q4C is an annual, one-time national creative opportunity for all choreographers to gain exposure and develop their craft.

It’s a great opportunity to develop your choreography skills!

There are two age groups for applicants (according to birthday on May 1, 2018) – Grassroots age 15 and under & Champions age 16 and up.

The cost to enter is $75. Applications are now available on the Young Artists Showcase site HERE

*Skaters are asked to choreograph their own routine (no help from your coach!),  record their performance and upload it to YouTube after submitting your application and entry fee. The only restriction is that routines cannot exceed 2:40 in length.

*The timing of this is perfect for our skaters, as the videos are uploaded during the month of May, so you can use your Spring Swizzle routine as your entry!

*Please see Elizabeth or email us at brooklynskating@gmail.com if you’re interested in participating – we can help you with the process!