FY 2014 Year in Review

As 2014 Fiscal Year draws to a close, the Board of the Wichita Figure Skating Club would like to take the time to summarize some of the exciting and important news from the past year.

Fundraising

Wichita FSC held several fundraisers over the past year with the help of several business including Rust Eck, Amazon, Il Vicino, and Dillons. Fundraising through WFSC is a great opportunity for skaters, as half of the funds that each skater raises goes to a personal spending account for the skater to use on approved expenses, such as membership dues, club jackets, or testing fees. The remainder, of course, goes to the club to fund club expenses, clinics, stipends, and competitions.

The Wichita Figure Skating Club would love to thank all skaters who participated and the business who helped out.

Competitions

As usual, the Wichita Figure Skating Club will be hosting the yearly Mid-Continent Classic on August 9 (more information available here). The Mid-Continent Classic will attract many skaters from the region to compete in several events of different levels, including dance, freestyle, and artistic events.

The Wichita Figure Skating Club, in association with the Wichita Sports Commission submitted a bid to the US Figure Skating to host the 2017 Midwest and Pacific Coast Synchronized Sectional Championships. Though Wichita did not win the bid this year, US Figure Skating expressed that they were “impressed with the overall bid package” and strongly urged Wichita FSC to bid again in the future. Additionally, the process of building the bid packaged strengthened the relationship between WFSC and the Wichita Sports Commission.

Members of the Wichita Figure Skating Club also assisted in several local Basic Skills Competitions hosted by the Wichita Ice Center. Additionally, Wichita FSC helped with the Best of the Midwest Synchro Competition in partnership with the Midwest Figure Skating Council.

Involvement

The Wichita FSC hosted a swim party for skaters this past summer, and will host one again this month, details will be available later.

The Wichita Ice Center produced the annual Holiday Ice Show last December and showcased many Basic Skills and Wichita FSC skaters. Several members of the Wichita Figure Skating Club assisted on the technical side by operating lights, assisting in the dressing rooms, and helping with the set-up and tear-down processes. The Club also hosted lunch during the practices for the show.

Benefits

The Wichita Figure Skating Club provides several benefits to members, and this past year was no exception.

Several Test Session were held in Wichita throughout the the year. Through arrangements made with the Wichita Ice Center and due to the several judges who are members of the club, the Wichita FSC remains able to provide the lowest prices in the region for tests. Additionally, the Wichita FSC maintains a testing fund to pay for high level judges for advanced tests. This allows club skaters to test at any level and not deal with the financial hardship of paying for a judges travel or lodging.

Another test session is scheduled for July 19, with applications due July 6.

The Wichita Figure Skating Club has stipend program to assist  active skaters with certain expenses. Every skater that applied in Fiscal Year 2014 was awarded a stipend.

 

Figure Skating is still going strong in Wichita, Kansas, and the Wichita Figure Skating Club is looking forward to a productive 2015!

 

Test Session Set for July 19

The Wichita Figure Skating Club is proud to announce a Test Session scheduled for July 19 at the Wichita Ice Center. All skaters are encouraged to test, both members and non-members alike.

If you would like to participate, please fill out the Wichita FSC Test Application (available here) and submit it by July 6. Non-members must also fill out the US Figure Skating Permission Form (available here) and submit it with the Test Application.

For more information, contact Robert Boroughs at (316) 721-3558.

2015 Mid-Continent Classic Set for August 9

The 2015 Mid-Continent Classic figure skating competition hosted by the Wichita Figure Skating Club will take place Friday, August 7 2015 to Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Wichita Ice Center at 505 W. Maple St. in Wichita, KS.

The information packet is available here

The Basic Skills competition packet is available here.

Entries will be accepted via Entry Eeze, available here. There is a $5 early bird discount for those submit their entry by Saturday, June 6, 2015. All entries received by the early bird deadline will be entered into a drawing for a Tiffany bracelet. The deadline for all entries is Saturday, June 27, 2015.

For More Information Contact:
Robert Boroughs
316-721-3558

email: RBoroughs@aol.com


Announcing New Club Jackets!

The Wichita Figure Skating Club is proud to announce new custom jackets available through a newly formed partnership with Jammin.

Starting this year, members and supporters will be able to log on to Jammin and order jackets at any time. In previous years, members were given a small window of opportunity to submit an order, as all jackets were purchases at the same time. The Wichita FSC hopes that this new system of anytime purchase will prevent skaters being left out due to temporary financial hardship or missed deadlines.

The new jackets feature a modern black and white design with metallic gold piping and custom embroidery. Jackets also include optional upgrades to include thumbhole-cuffs and/or zippered pockets. Sample artwork is available here and sizing information is available here. Members who wish to order a jacket can do so on the Jammin website (available here).

Special thanks to board member Deanna Harris for arranging this partnership between Jammin and the Wichita Figure Skating Club.

 

Skater Hallie J. is shown below modeling the new jacket.

Hallie J. in WFSC Jacket
Hallie J. in the new Wichita FSC jacket