CFSA reopening

Dear All,

From Monday 8th June, in line with the Government’s roadmap, the Club will reopen for activities.

In order  to keep us all safe by ensuring physical distancing, some changes will have to be made in the scheduling and organisation of classes:

 

  • Class size will be reduced;
  • Class starting time will be staggered;
  • No athletics or ballet on site for the time being (classes will take place on Zoom);
  • No change of days or times allowed: if you miss a class we will no longer be able to facilitate you by making it up on a different day due to smaller number of skaters allowed in each class.

 

The class timetable will be revised in the coming days to reflect these changes.

 

The following recommendations will be implemented:

 

1)            Only skaters (one parent/ family member allowed with younger children) to enter the premises; no parents to wait inside (please wait in the proximity of the hall and have your phone on during your child’s class);

2)            Hand hygiene: all skaters (and accompanying parent) entering the premises to use hand sanitizer on arrival and when leaving;

3)            No skater who is unwell should attend for classes: this includes high temperature, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, nausea/ diarrhoea;

4)            Strict respiratory etiquette: cough or sneeze in tissue and dispose of it immediately, then sanitize your hands, or cough/sneeze into your elbow; the use of masks may be considered in line with public health recommendations;

5)            Ensure physical distancing by keeping 2m between you and everyone else; follow signage on the floor; do not have any physical contact with other skaters or coaches;

6)            Only use hard chairs to put your skates on and take them off; you should wipe your chair before and after use;

7)            Please wipe club skates before use;

8)            Long hair should be tied up to discourage touching your face;

9) Bathrooms to be used only if absolutely necessary,  as they will not be cleaned between classes.

10) Water bottles are not to be left on the table but next to your chair. Please ensure that you bring them home after class;

11) Doors and windows will remain open to improve ventilation and to avoid touching handles and surfaces.

 

We are aware that some of these measures may pose some inconvenience, but we have to prioritise everyone’s safety. They may be revised in line with public health recommendations going forward.

We are looking forward to seeing you all back soon.

CFSA closure for two weeks

Dear All,

We regret to inform you that, due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Cork Figure Skating Association will close until 29th March, effective immediately.

This date may be extended in line with government advice.

We will ensure that all missed classes are made up when it is safe to do so.

Please keep safe and well in the meantime.

We appreciate your support and understanding at this time.

CFSA and ARSI team

COVID-19 Further Measures

Dear All,

We are aware that many of you are concerned about our event this weekend.

We would like to bring to your attention the fact that this is not a large gathering and that skating is not a contact sport, therefore the risk of transmission of infection is low, compared to other settings.

However, in order to reduce the risk further, the organising committee has decided to adopt the following measures:

1) A maximum of two family members per skater will be admitted inside the venue (there will be no charge at the door);

2) Skaters and family members may arrive no earlier than one hour before their competition time, and will be expected to leave the premises after their podium;

3) Once again we would like to stress the importance of not attending the event for anyone who feels unwell;

4) Practice Hand Hygiene at all times;

5) Adhere to Respiratory Hygiene (cough or sneeze into a tissue or into your elbow, wash your hands afterwards);

5) Any physical contact is to be avoided, maintaining physical space of at least one and a half metres (4-5 Ft) between people.

Finally, the group photo on Sunday is cancelled so only skaters competing on the day are to attend.

With due consideration to all the hard work put into preparing for the competition, we will all try to make the best of it under the circumstances, but everyone’s safety has to take priority at this time.

Best wishes,

CFSA and ARSI team

COVID-19 precautions this weekend

Dear All,

In order to ensure everyone’s safety at the competition, we need to follow the recommendations and general advice of the HSE about preventing the spread of COVID-19. Please read the following guidelines carefully.

– Do NOT attend the event if you are unwell, in particular if you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath / difficulty breathing;

– Ensure that you and your child use hand hygiene: wash your hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer properly and often;

– Ensure that you and your child are familiar with and use cough etiquette (cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow if you don’t have a tissue at hand);

– Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or sneezing or who are unwell;

– Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth if your hands are not clean;

– Do not share objects such as bottles and cups.

More information on www.hse.ie.

CORK OPEN 2020 Neptune Stadium 14-15th March

Hi Everyone,

 

Just one more week to the competition!

The timetable is now final and will be displayed at the hall. Please note that skaters are not listed in the correct skating order, as this will be decided by draw on Friday evening.

Please come to Neptune Stadium at least one hour before your competition time, with hair and make-up (if needed) done, so that you’ll have enough time to warm up and to put on your outfit and skates.

Any skaters who require club skates, please – PLEASE talk to Kelle today or tomorrow. It would be very upsetting for your child to find out that their favourite pair of skates is not available on the day of the competition.

There will be practice in Neptune on Friday evening from 5.00pm, on Saturday morning or afternoon, or on Sunday morning (please check the correct practice time for your category).

A group photo of all competitors will be taken on Sunday 15th. Please wear your competition outfit for this.

 

TRAINING

Training for Liane’s class on Friday will take place at the hall as normal.

There will be no recreational classes from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th. All skaters who are not competing can make up for these classes during the following week. Please discuss with your coach a suitable time and day for these classes.

 

And finally, the most important thing is that you enjoy your competition. It is a great opportunity to display your skills after all the hard work (yours, your coaches’ and your families’), and one that all skaters can avail of without having to travel far and wide… Good luck!

 

From all the CFSA and ARSI team

 

 

 

Volunteers needed

Hi Everyone,

It would be great to have a few more volunteers to help during the competition, especially for Saturday 14th March, so that we could give everyone a break… If you are available, even just for a while, can you please let us know?

Many thanks,

Sabrina

Great fundraising days- thank you!

Hi Everyone,

Just to say a very big thank you to all involved in our fundraising events of the past few weeks: Aparna hosted a fabulous curry afternoon and Liam organised a great quiz night. It was lovely to see so many of you there and also many non-skating guests!

Both events were fantastic and everyone had a great time. This will be a big help in funding our upcoming Cork Open competition in two weeks’ time. Thank you!

Registration for Cork Open competition

Hi Everyone,

Registration for the above competition taking place in Neptune Stadium on March 14-15 is now open.

Entry fees are €40 for 4th division, €50 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd division.

Please also add €10 WIFSA membership if you have not already paid for it.

Many thanks,

Sabrina

Dates for competitions and summer camps

Dear All,

Please note the dates for this year’s main events:

 

Competition  dates for this season are the following:

1) CORK OPEN                                                   14th-15th March              open to all skaters (ask your coach for information about requirements for each category)

2) DIAMOND SKATE, Dolo, Venice, Italy                 16th-17th May                   (competitive skaters)

3) WORLD OPEN 2020, Brwinow, Poland               15th-19th July                   (competitive skaters)

 

Workshop with Olympic coaches Alex and Paul (competitive skaters only):

– 1st-3rd May.

 

Training camps during the summer for all skaters:

– 10th-14th August          ADVANCED & RECREATIONAL

– 17th-21st August           INTERMEDIATE (COMPETITIVE)

– 24th-28th August          ADVANCED & RECREATIONAL

Times are 10.00-1.00 for all recreational classes and 10.00-3.30 for competitive classes.

 

Any questions, please feel free to ask.

Sabrina