Test Session Schedule

Happy November Columbus FSC Members!

Download the the November 8, 2020 test session schedule at the bottom of this post.

Location: Newark Ice Arena
936 Sharon Valley Rd,
Newark, OH 43055

Covid Protocols

  • Please arrive at the rink already dressed by the time shown in the first column. We cannot wait for anyone who is not ready at his/her assigned test time.
  • Warm up outside the building. Please enter the building no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of your warm up group.
  • MASKS MUST BE WORN BY EVERYONE inside the building when not on the ice surface. Skaters may remove masks once on the ice surface. Skaters may wear masks on ice and will not be penalized for wearing masks during tests.
  • Lobby and Zam designations for double paneled dance tests indicate starting point of test.
  • Please leave the building after your test. Results will be communicated electronically to the coaches.
  • Each skater may have one person with them if necessary (not including coach or dance partner).
  • ICE CUT: The scheduled ice cut at 4:40pm may be skipped if the session is running behind schedule. We have to be off the ice by 6:50pm

Good luck to all testers and coaches!
We are excited to see all your hard work!

Download Schedule:

End of Summer Picnic

Calling all junior CFSC members!

Your junior rep, Sreya, organized a quickly approaching end of summer event!

When: Saturday, August 29th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Highbanks Metro Park
Meeting Area: Big meadows Picnic Area

You can RSVP by email, text, or in person! (Because of this difficult time please be aware of the risks associated with attending the event. )

Link to the sign up sheet for food/drinks is in the email sent to club members!

If there are any problems with the link or further questions please feel free to contact Sreya! Phone: 669 294 3840 or Email: jrrep.cfsc@gmail.com

Ice-Dance.com Focuses on Solo Dance

On July 15, 2020, Ice-Dance.com (IDC) released the first of five articles in a series highlighting the decade long impact of Solo Dance. Daphne Backman, IDC’s owner and Editor-in-Chief, shared with CFSC’s publicity chair Livvy Shilling:

“While we have been dealing with the pandemic and lack of skating, Anne came up with the idea to showcase solo ice dance at first as one article, but now it’s grown into a series. The next article is on some of the coaches that are involved in the sport. We’ll also have articles that contain quotes from solo dancers who are still active in the sport or now have partners.”

Daphne Backman

Anne Calder, a journalist for IDC, wrote that she “started this project with an interview of a local Arizona dancer whose mom I met when I was volunteering for MLB Spring Training this past March. Crazy!!  Since then it has just grown into a series with possibly five articles.”

Columbus FSC is so proud of our growing Solo Dance program and the accomplishments of past and present CFSC Solo Dancers!

Check out ice-dance.com‘s first two articles and watch their site for the rest of the series.
Article 1: U.S. SOLO DANCE PROGRAM
Article 2: COACHES’ PERSPECTIVES

Marcia Ouellette recognized by USFS

Columbus Figure Skating Club’s Marcia Ouellette has been recognized by the USFS for her 40 years of service as a judge.  She is a Gold/International Dance Judge, Gold Figure Judge, Gold Free Skate Judge, Gold MIF Judge, and has judged about 25,000 tests.  Marcia started skating as a Junior member of the Troy Skating Club in the era of figures.  She has been a member of CFSC for 45 years and has passed the standard Intermediate MIF test, the four Adult Gold Dance tests and three of the Adult International Dance tests.  She has been very active in CFSC, serving as President for 2 years and Test Chairman for 10 years.  About 35 years ago, she was instrumental in creating the Holiday Competition.  Marcia is one of the Honorary Members of CFSC.

Thank you Marcia for all you’ve given to the sport of figure skating and to the Columbus FSC! We are honored to have such a distinguished member!

Spring Ice at OSU is cancelled

Earlier today, the Ohio State University administration closed the university to all nonessential events until April 20 due to the threat of the COVID-19 virus.  Sadly, this includes ice rental to all parties, including the Columbus FSC.

The remainder of the Spring session is cancelled effective immediately. Contracted skaters will receive credit punch cards for the remaining contracted sessions unless a cash refund is requested to the Ice Chair.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Ice Chair Tiffany advises everyone to wash their hands and avoid touching their faces.
Be well.

CFSC at the Olympics

Some fun facts about our club:

Sharon Rogers and Tina Lundgren, former members of the Columbus Figure Skating club in the 1970s – 1980s, will be at the Olympics in official capacities. Sharon will be a judge for the ice dancing events and Tina will be there as the USFSA team leader. Both are International/World Judges. Sharon, who was an adult skating member and a Board member in 1980, started judging with the club while working for a Ph.D. at OSU. Tina passed her 8th Figure Test (Gold) and Senior Free Skate at age 12 in 1977. She later became a judge with CFSC and reached the rank of National Judge before leaving Columbus.