Registration for Spring Swizzle 2018 is NOW OPEN!

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Registration for Spring Swizzle 2018 is now open!

All skaters who are enrolled in the Brooklyn Blades on Ice Learn-To-Skate program or the Brooklyn Figure Skating Club are invited to participate!

The cost to register is $10 per Learn-T0-Skate Member (or $15 for LTS families) and $15 per Brooklyn FSC member (or $25 per family).

Forms must be turned in, with payment, to the front cashier’s office no later than Saturday March 10!

You can find a registration form HERE or at the rink’s cashier’s office.

The show will be held on Saturday May 5 at 7:00pm.

We hope to see you all there!

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

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Calling all Brooklyn FSC skaters and professionals!

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Join us!

All Brooklyn FSC skaters, parents and coaches are invited to a special Brooklyn Blades on Ice meeting on Saturday January 13 at 4:00pm (following our GR8 to SK8 event that afternoon)
We will have information about Spring Swizzle and discuss plans for the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating National Showcase.
 
We will meet in the meeting/locker room on the east end of the rink (Locker Room ‘A’)
 
We have some BIG plans – we’d love to see EVERYONE there! 

2017 Brooklyn Figure Skating Club Holiday Skating Show

Just 5 more days until the Holiday skating show!

Here is the skate order for Friday night’s performance. The show will begin promptly at 6:45pm. All skaters should be checked in and ready to go by 6:30pm.

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 SKATE ORDER: 

  1. Ava & Addalyn Schmidt – Rudolph
  2. Aubrie Hayes – Jingle Bell Rock
  3. Anastasia Migyanko – Let it Snow
  4. Alexis Martin – Candy Cane Lane
  5. Natalie Demarest – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  6. Chloe O’Brien – That’s Christmas to Me
  7. Samantha Milano – All I Want for Christmas is You
  8. Nina Lunde – Swan Lake
  9. Savanah Hayes – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  10. Julia Skingle – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  11. Caroline Biesterfeld – Hallelujah
  12. Daniel Rodriguez – Carol of the Bells
  13. Ania Oshaben – Mistletoe
  14. Catherine Biesterfeld – Run Run Rudolph
  15. Hiba Hassan – Let it Snow
  16. Maria Burns – Winter Wonderland
  17. Manpriet Thomas – Santa’s Coming for Us
  18. Melissa Greene –
  19. Elyse Andel – Somewhere in My Memory
  20. Crystal Greene –
  21. Vivian Gabbard – Believe
  22. BBOI Performance Ensemble – Christmas Eve in Syria

-FINALE-

Practice your skills this Winter Break!

Winter break is the perfect time to get in some extra time on the ice!

And you can log your practice time on this snowman – share your results by using the hashtag #LearnToSkateUSA and #SkillBasedSnowman

Check out our schedule for Open Figure Skating and Public Ice sessions to find a time to come in and practice!

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Give the gift of SKATING this season!

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Looking for the perfect present for the child (or adult!) who has always wanted to learn how to skate?

Throughout the month of December, we’re offering a discounted skating ‘package’ that includes:

  • One 8-week LTS session (Session 3 or Session 4) -see schedule HERE
  • Learn-To-Skate USA fee (for first-time registrants)
  • Registration for Spring Swizzle Skating Show (Sat. May 5, 2018)
  • One FREE private lesson (during Friday Bridge class – 4:30-5pm)
  • Welcome goodie bag

*Please note – this packaged deal is not available with online registration – please stop at the cashier’s office to sign up!

Offer is available in December only – SIGN UP TODAY!

*Questions? Send us an email: brooklynskating@gmail.com

Thinking of buying new skates for Christmas? READ THIS FIRST!

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Skates can be an expensive investment, but for the skater who is serious about developing their skill, a quality pair of skates is a MUST.

Here are some tips on how to shop for and care for your skates:

    • When looking at purchasing skates, if new skates are in your budget, this is always the best way to go. However, if you’re going to invest in a brand new pair of quality brand skates, do NOT try to find them yourself online or at a ‘big box’ store. Head to a specialized retailer who can get your skater properly fitted and help determine what type of skate is appropriate for your skater’s size and ability level. We recommend the experts at The Skater’s Edge – located at 5648 Mayfield Road in Lyndhurst, OH.
  • Hand me downs may be money savers, but it’s important to make sure they are the proper size and level for your skater. Skates that are broken down after being ‘well-worn’ may no longer provide enough support and may actually be dangerous for your skater to wear.
  • Skates that are too large or flimsy will not give your skater ample support and will not only increase their risk of injury, but will prevent them from being able to master basic skating skills.
  • Skates should fit snuggly, not squeezing the toes, but not as comfortable as sneakers.
  • Thin socks or tights that are taller than the top of the skate are a must. Ankle socks or thick sport socks should NEVER be worn with skates.

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  • Always use hard guards when wearing your skates off of the ice. Even if there is a rubberized floor, there are still small objects and dirt that will cause damage to the blades and decrease the sharpening ‘life’ of them. DO NOT STORE BLADES IN THE PLASTIC HARD GUARDS. This will cause blades to rust. After each use, wipe your blades completely dry and store them with ‘soakers’ (sock-type guards). It’s also a good idea to take them out of the bag and let them air out at home until you head back to the rink.

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  • Don’t leave your skates in the car – especially during extreme hot or cold weather.

 

  • Blades should be sharpened by a PROFESSIONAL after approximately every 25-30 hours on the ice. You can call experts at The Skater’s Edge to make an appointment (440) 995-3343.

The Autumn Skills Schedule is NOW AVAILABLE!

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The schedule for the Brooklyn Autumn Skills competition is now available!

You can click HERE to view the entire schedule.

Good Luck to the following Brooklyn competitors:

Maria B.
Natalie D.
Ada G.
Aubrie H.
Savannah H.
Nina L.
Alexis M.
Anastasia M.
Samantha M.
Peyton M.
Chloe O.
Ania O.
Daniel R.
Addalyn S.
Ava S.
Riley S.
Marcus T.
Skate great everyone!!!

‘Bring a Buddy’ and Halloween Dress Up days!

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Friday October 27 & Saturday October 28 are ‘Bring a Buddy’ and Halloween dress-up days!

All skaters are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to class on these days – please make sure that costumes are appropriate for skating and that all accessories (hats, wigs, etc.) are well-secured to avoid any trip-hazards!

ALSO – The 27th and 28th are the last classes of Session 1, which means it’s ‘Bring a Buddy’ day!  All skaters will receive a ‘Bring a Buddy’ coupon one week prior that you can give to a friend to invite them to join you for class on the 27th or 28th!  Your friends are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes as well!