Charlie Brown Christmas – TFSC group number

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A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of the most beloved holiday TV specials. Club members are invited to participate in a group number to a medley of music from this iconic show during the upcoming Christmas showcase. There will be sections dedicated to the dance and synchro classes from this fall as well as a section for other skating club members to participate.

Practice starts Saturday, November 7th. All practices are planned to take place during the 9 – 9:30 portion of club ice each week. Additional practices may be held only if deemed necessary. There will be a small charge for costumes only. All coaching and ice time is already covered for club members.

See the Announcement for more details.

Once Upon a Christmas

The holiday show will be held at the BOK Center this year! Enjoy skating in the biggest arena in town on December 19th, 3pm. The $10 ticket also gets you into the Oilers hockey game that follows.

Skaters must participate in a group number if they want to perform a solo or small ensemble number. Since there is only one show and duplicate songs are not allowed, sign up quickly to ensure desired song selection is still available. Turn in your registration form with payment at the rink. Oilers Ice Center Presents Christmas 2015 – Once Upon A Christmas

Contacts for discount tickets:
Kelly – kelly@oilersicecenter.net, 918-252-0011
Jessie – jessie@oilersicecenter.net, 918-697-5352

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So you think you can (ice) dance?

Tulsa Figure Skating Club is offering all club members the opportunity to participate in an 8 week course in Ice Dancing on Saturdays at 9a.m. Class will take place during the first half hour of club ice.

The class is targeted for those interested in learning the basics of ice dance, either solo or partnered, or looking to improve overall skating skills. Students will be prepared to take the Preliminary dance test by the end of the course and be invited to participate in our Christmas show.

Check out our Ice Dance Flyer for full details.

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Jacket orders now being accepted online

New to the club and waiting to get that sparkly club jacket? Or maybe the last jacket is starting to get too snug? We are currently collecting orders for new club jackets for our members. In a few weeks we’ll put in one bulk order.

To order your jacket, go to the Merchandise page of our members only EntryEeze site to order and pay. Be sure to use the Color option to select the desired embroidery and fit.

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Spooktacular 2015 announced – Oct 24th

Tulsa FSC is proud once again to host the Spooktacular Basic Skills competition. This event is always special fun with spooky themed medals, decorations, and atmosphere.

The event will take place at Oilers Ice Center on Saturday morning, October 24th. Practice ice will be available immediately prior to the start of the competition.

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2015 annual meeting recap

Photo montages, award descriptions and winners, competitive season recap, graduating senior recognition, board election results. Lots of good stuff here!

Everyone’s favorite, the year in review slideshow!

Please be patient after clicking the videos. They are each about 7 minutes in length and take a few short moments to start. But they are worth the wait.

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Award winners

Most Improved Skating Awards

Consideration is given to the number and level of tests passed, participation and placement in competitions entered, and being a skater that positively represents Tulsa FSC.

2015 Winners

MIF under 12 Jaycee Garrett
MIF Over 12 Kaitlin Ragosta
FS under 12 Josie Shingleton
FS over 12 East McMillan
Dance over 12 Tiara Smith

Manny Grabel Award

This award is in honor of Manny Grabel, former president of Tulsa FSC. The criteria for this most prestigious award are dedication to the sport and club, good sportsmanship, good work ethic and good progress.

2015 Winner: Josiah Curley

Stephanie Anne McKay Artistry and Fellowship Award

This award was created to honor Stephanie Anne McKay who died on October 9, 2008. The criteria for this award include unique creativity, artistry and originality, sportsmanship and nurturing a positive skating environment.

2015 Winner: Ryen Guthrie

Die Hard Award

This award is given to recognize an adult skating club member who goes above and beyond in their dedication to the sport of figure skating and positively represents Tulsa FSC.

2015 Winner: Angie Simants

Recognition

Our skaters and officials were busy representing Tulsa all the way to the national level this last season as competitors, judges, and referees. Here’s a recap of our accomplishments.

We also celebrated our five graduating high school seniors who are all moving on to college this fall:

  • Natalie Bashforth
  • Josiah Curley
  • Taylor Jonckowski
  • East McMillan
  • Tiara Smith

Welcome to new and re-elected board members from this years election. Each member is elected to serve a three-year term.

  • Kellie Bullington
  • Mary Lou Robinson
  • Angie Simants
  • Will Smith
  • Jack Vest

Check out full list of current board members and officers here.

Annual meeting/awards & seminar

Save the date! The end of year awards and annual meeting will be held in conjunction with a seminar at the Oilers Ice Center. All of this will take place on Saturday, June 27th, 3pm. It will be a wonderful time of celebration and recognition of our membership’s accomplishments over the last year. The seminar will include educational sessions both on and off the ice. Potential topics include testing procedures, competition overviews, and USFS SafeSport compliance. Refreshments will be available.

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TFSC members recognized at 2015 Governing Council

Long time TFSC members Dr. Hugh Graham and Franklin Nelson were recently recognized by US Figure Skating for 50 years of service as National level judges. Both have also previously held the office of President of US Figure Skating. Additionally, Dr. Graham has been a judge at two Olympic Games. Tulsa FSC is proud of its rich contributions to the sport of figure skating and to count these two gentlemen in our membership.

Pictured: Dr. Graham giving a speech at the President’s reception, kicking off the 2015 Governing Council in Colorado Springs. The speech was brief, but encouraged other delegates to mentor the next generation of volunteers in their local communities. Current USFS President Sam Auxier waits to hand him an award.
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Bringing home the hardware

TFSC congratulates member Angie Simants on her recent medal from the US Adult Figure Skating Championships, held in Salt Lake City last month. She participated in Silver Ladies I Freeskate and Silver Dramatic I. Her dramatic program, which portrayed a ballerina escaping from a music box, earned her a second place in that event.Success lies in the journey

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Congrats to our newest test gold medalists

Our congratulations go out to these members on their recent gold level testing achievements:

East McMillan, Senior Freeskate
Tiara Smith, Senior Moves
Jin Wilson, Masters Adult Gold Moves

A shout out also goes to Josiah Curly for passing his Junior freeskate test.

For more information on gold level tests, and to see past club members who have passed any of those tests, see our test medalists page.