Cork Open, New Term and Skates Order

Dear All,

Huge congratulations to all the skaters who took part in the Cork Open international competition this weekend, and big thanks to all the coaches, judges, volunteers, families and supporters who made it possible for it to happen. We hope that you all enjoyed it and we are really grateful to you all!

New Term:

The current term ends this week (last class on Saturday 16th April) and the new one starts on Tuesday 19th (Monday for competitive classes), until the 3rd July (11 weeks).

Please note that there will be no ballet on Monday 18th.

You can pay your fees on PayPal, or bring in cash or cheque in an envelope with your name.

If you wish to change your class time, increase your hours, etc., please contact Anita during the week to see if this is possible.

We would also kindly ask that anyone who is not returning to class for any reason, to let us know so that we can offer any vacant places to people on our waiting list.

Skates order:

Anyone who needs new boots or frames, please let me know this week. For boots, I need the model and size (the number under the sole of the boot). Please note that for Riedell boots, there is a long waiting time, while Risport boots usually come much faster.

Finally, we wish you all a very Happy Easter and a restful break!

From all the CFSA Team

 

CORK OPEN at Neptune Stadium on 9th-10th April

Dear All,

We are all looking forward to our Cork Open Inline Figure Skating Competition in Neptune Stadium this weekend.

Please ensure that you have checked the timetable for your category, and that you arrive at the stadium with enough time to get ready, warm up and put on your skates.

For skaters who have their own skates, please remember to check that wheels, toe pics and laces are in order beforehand.

Don’t forget your skating outfit and ensure that long hair is tied up.

Families and friends are welcome to watch part or all of the competition. There will be a small charge for spectators, in order to part-cover the expenses incurred by CFSA and ARSI in organising the event.

We thank all our volunteers in advance, for offering to help to ensure that everything runs smoothly!

For many of our skaters it will be the first experience of an international competition. We hope that you all enjoy it regardless of where you place. It will be a good opportunity to have a nice skating floor all to yourself!

If you have any questions, please email me, text me (086 8077616) or ask your coach.

Happy skating!

Sabrina and all CFSA and ARSI team

Closing date for Cork Open this Saturday

Dear All,

Just a reminder that Saturday 26th is the last day to register for the Cork Open international competition on 9th-10th April.

No late registrations will be accepted.

Entry fee is €35 for all solo categories (€40 for Elite Juniors).

Please also include €10 for WIFSA membership, unless you have already paid for it. This is a requirement for participating in all international events.

Best wishes,

Sabrina

 

Skating Test on Saturday in Little Island SC

Hi Everyone,
We are looking forward to our skating tests this Saturday in Little Island Sports Complex.
The facility will be open from 12.30, with level 1 and 2 starting at 1.00pm sharp, and higher levels to follow.

The full timetable is on display at the hall.

All skaters please wear either a skating dress/skirt and top, black leggings with a top/jacket, or club uniform. No hoodies, loose jumpers or baggy pants. Long hair tied up.
As we have vulnerable people in our club, we would be very grateful if parents and friends watching from the gallery could wear a mask while inside the premises.
Certificates will be handed out in stages (level 1 and 2 at 3 o’clock).

Please note that criteria for passing any particular level are quite strict, so if you don’t pass a level it only means that you need more work, not that you are a bad skater. If you keep practising, you will be more than likely to pass it the next time!

Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

See you on Saturday!

Sabrina

Christmas Show video

Dear All,

Well done to all our skaters, who were fantastic on Saturday!

A big thank you to all our coaches and volunteers for all their work for the past few weeks and on the day… you are such a great team!

Recordings of the show will be available shortly on USB drive, and we hope that you will really enjoy watching all the performances of each of our skaters, from those who are just starting off to the most experienced ones. They are all beautiful!

USB sticks will be €25 each. To pre-order yours, please text me on 086 8077616, with the skater’s name. Bear with me if I don’t get back to you until the end of the day.

Best wishes!

Sabrina and the CFSA Team

 

 

Christmas Show

Dear All,

We are really looking forward to all of our skaters’ performances on Saturday in Little Island Sports Complex.

Please drop your child at the door opposite Crush Coffee at the time specified by your coach.

Coaches will assist with lacing skates, no parents should enter the premises.

Skaters can stay after their performance and watch the rest of the show from the gallery if they wish (after taking off their skates). Some drinks and snacks will be provided, so please let us know at drop-off if your child has any allergies.

Skaters can then be collected at about 6.30, but do let us know if your child is leaving early.

Recordings of the show will be available to purchase as soon as possible. We hope that you all enjoy watching it together with family and friends during the holidays.

Once again, thanks to all our coaches and volunteers for all your hard work, and best of luck to all our skaters!

 

Christmas Show

Dear All,

In line with Government recommendations and with Public Health advice, we regret to inform you that we have decided not to have any audience at our Christmas Show on Saturday 11th.

This is in the interest of both safety and fairness, as we would have had to limit capacity to a smaller number than the total of our skaters’ family members.

We will, however, have high-quality recordings of the show, which will be available to purchase afterwards.

Please be assured that we will do everything possible to make the experience enjoyable for our skaters, while maintaining the necessary safety measures in place.

Your coach will inform you during the week of the exact time when each group of skaters should be dropped to Little Island Sports Complex on Saturday 11th. Please drop your child at the door of the back hall (opposite Crush Coffee) and wait in the car park for the end of your child’s performance.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the event, please feel free to talk to us, by phone, text or email.

Best wishes,

Sabrina and the Coaching Team

 

Return to classes and Christmas Show – in case you have not received the latest newsletter

Hi Everyone,

It is with great pleasure that we have now resumed indoor training, and we are delighted to see our skaters back.

A very warm welcome to our new members, we hope that you will enjoy your classes.

Just a reminder to parents: please wear a mask when entering, leave the hall promptly after helping your children to put their skates on, and wait in the vicinity until the end of the class.

Any skater who is unwell, or who has been identified as a close contact of a Covid case (unless fully vaccinated and without any symptoms), or is waiting for a Covid test should not attend for training.

 

CHRISTMAS SHOW

Our Christmas Show will take place on Saturday 11th December in Little Island Sports Complex.

More details to follow.

 

Happy Skating!

Sabrina and the CFSA Coaching Team

Return to classes and Christmas Show

Hi Everyone,

It is with great pleasure that we have now resumed indoor training, and we are delighted to see our skaters back.

A very warm welcome to our new members, we hope that you will enjoy your classes.

Just a reminder to parents: please wear a mask when entering, leave the hall promptly after helping your children to put their skates on, and wait in the vicinity until the end of the class.

Any skater who is unwell, or is a close contact of a Covid case, or is waiting for a Covid test should not attend for training.

 

CHRISTMAS SHOW

Our Christmas Show will take place on Saturday 11th December in Little Island Sports Complex.

More details to follow.

 

Happy Skating!

Sabrina and the CFSA Coaching Team

Outdoor venues wanted

Dear All,

It seems that we are finally putting a long winter behind us.

It is anticipated that Covid restrictions will be gradually eased over the next few weeks and months, and that we can cautiously resume some of our activities.

While it is likely that indoor sports will remain restricted, outdoor classes might be allowed to take place in small groups, possibly from 26th April.

We are currently on the lookout for suitable places where we could run some small classes outdoors (when allowed). While this would be something new for us, we have to look at all our options at this stage.

If you know of a reasonably smooth flat surface in a safe area near you, could you please let us know?

Possible venues might include: tennis courts, basketball courts, car parks… Any other suggestions would be welcome.

We would of course need to obtain permission beforehand.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Sabrina & Team