I examined US Figure Skating membership information for the 2011-2012 season and determined that the average number of members per club in Ohio is 81. The club memberships range from a low of 23 to a high of 171 – AND CFSC IS THE CLUB WITH 171 MEMBERS. Continue reading
Jen passed her 6th Figure Test today.
The test takes about one hour, and the skater does 10 figures (circular patterns on the ice with turns placed at designated places). After each figure, the skater returns to a practice area to prepare for the next figure. Meanwhile the three judges, who are on the ice with the skater, examine the quality of the edges, the repetition of the circle or serpentines, pace the circles to determine the symmetry and size, examine the turns and lots of small details. Continue reading