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.
Any skater wishing to take part in international competitions in 2020, please send in €10 for WIFSA membership at your earliest convenience.
If this is your first season competing and have not been a member before, please write your date of birth on the envelope with your name.
Liam, dad of one of our skaters, has kindly offered to organise a quiz night as a fundraiser for Cork Open 2020.
This will take place on Friday 21st February at 8pm in Counihan’s Bar.
We would be very grateful for any prizes big or small that could be donated for the event.
More info to follow.
The toilets have repeatedly been blocked in recent months and we have had to incur significant costs in order to have them unblocked.
We would respectfully appeal to everyone to please not throw anything down the toilets that may obstruct them. Bins are provided in each cubicle.
While we do our best to try and have a coach present during practice sessions (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights), there may be some days where no one is available.
If you are unable to remain on the premises while your child is skating during these hours, please ensure that you have checked if there is a coach present before leaving after dropping off your child.
The club will not accept responsibility for supervising children outside of class times.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
As you may be aware, we are hosting the international competition Cork Open 2020 on 14th and 15th March in Neptune Stadium.
The first fundraising inititative for the competition, very kindly organised by one of our parents, Aparna, is a CURRY AFTERNOON, which will take place on Sunday 26th January at 1.00pm. Cost is €30 per person (all ingredients included). All proceeds will go towards the organisation of Cork Open 2020.
Places are limited. To book a place, please call or text Anita on (087) 4032202.
Great fun garanteed!
PS: we would welcome any further suggestions for fundraising initiatives and/or sponsoring by all members 🙂
We hope you are all enjoying your holidays.
Just a quick note to inform you that there will be no training on 31st December or 1st January. See you all back on Thursday 2nd January!
A fantastic performance by all our skaters today, well done Everyone!!
A huge big thank you to all the coaches for preparing choreographies, running extra practices, for all the encouragement and, especially, for the example of hard work (and excellent work) that they offer to their junior skaters.
A special thanks to all the parents who baked, cooked, served hot drinks, lifted furniture, played music, presented, cleaned up… you really are amazing!
We wish you a very Happy Christmas and a fantastic 2020. We look forward to seeing you back… next week!
(Classes will run during the holidays excluding 24th, 25th and 26th December :-))
From all CFSA coaches and officials
We are really looking forward to our Christmas show this Saturday at 4.00pm in Little Island Sports Complex.
All skaters performing should be there before 2.00 pm for a final rehearsal (no need to wear your costumes). All spectators should come in later, after 3.15 please.
Please ensure that your skates are in order (check with Kelle if using club skates).
All skaters and coaches have been working really hard to prepare for the show. We hope that you enjoy every minute of it!
See you all there,
Just some clarifications about this Saturday’s test:
You can come to the hall from 2.00pm (unless you are already there for your normal class);
Level 1 test starts at 2.30 sharp, higher levels to follow. Full timetable is on display at the hall.
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.
Certificates will be handed out at the end of the test, at about 4.15.
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!