Important Information!

06/12/2020

Hello NFSC Families!

Hopefully you’re all staying well!

Our Board of Directors met virtually on Tuesday evening to discuss the possibility of having our 2020 show, as well as the possibility of a summer skating session, and lessons into the fall. At this time, we did make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 show. There are safety parameters set forth by Barron County, Department of Health and Human Services, and US Figure Skating that would have made our show nearly impossible to carry out. We’re all sad and especially so, for our seniors. We did make the decision, however, to invite our seniors back for our 2021 Show as our featured guests and we’re hopeful that will work out.

There will not be refunds of show fees. Each skater was provided with the opportunity to skate with a coach in practicing their number(s) for 4 weeks, they have their costume to keep, and in addition, they will be receiving their show t-shirt, medal, and a program. Adding up those items that came at a cost, we hope you understand how we could not financially sustain refunds. Please be on the look-out for an email coming soon that will have details in regards to being able to pick up your skater’s items listed. Otherwise, they will be available when we’re able to meet again at the rink.

In terms of a summer session, we’re closely monitoring the guidelines set forth by the authorities listed above. While we don’t have current plans in place, we will be meeting in early July to assess the situation to determine if we could safely offer lessons later in the summer and into the fall. Please be watching your email for more details. We know many of our skaters are ready and waiting to get back to the rink. We are too-we just want to make sure we’re following safety precautions and guidelines set forth to provide a safe environment for our skaters.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

Hilary Butzler
NFSC President


Northwoods Figure Skating Club’s (NFSC) annual ice show is our celebration event where all of our skaters, from Snow Plow Sam to our advanced levels, are given the opportunity to showcase and perform the skating skills they have learned and accomplished throughout the year.  We encourage all skaters to participate in the show, but it is not mandatory.

The cost per skater includes: participation in the group number, coaching fees, choreography, music, ice fees, t-shirt, participation medal, costume, one pair of tights, professional photo in the show program, access to professional action photos of the show performance with free downloads.

Once skaters have committed to the show, all skaters must actively skate with NFSC in the TWO consecutive sessions prior to the start of show practice weeks.  ALL show practices are mandatory for ALL skaters. It is imperative for every skater to be at each practice. Every group performs a choreographed number, each skater is needed at practices to ensure a successful practice for the group. If there is any reason your skater will miss practice, please contact Director: Laurie Rubesch at rubesch.laurie@gmail.com immediately. 

Each skater must have a representative in their family volunteer for two (2) of the show committees during the weekend of the show.  We need everyone’s help to make every show a success!

Professional photography will be offered for all skaters participating in the show.  The club would like ALL skaters to attend the photo session, as the photos will be used in the program.  Purchase of the photos are optional.

For additional 2020 show information, please refer to your individual show packet.