The purpose of the Competitive Skating Team is to encourage camaraderie and support for highly motivated freestyle skaters within a group setting. Skaters from RFSC, who participate as part of the Competitive Skating Team, will be offered opportunities to develop higher skill levels through various methods. A committee for the Competitive Skating Team has been established and is considering many ways to offer opportunities for skaters of all skill levels within the team.
Skaters who wish to participate as part of the Competitive Skating Team are expected to be extremely committed to figure skating and would be required to exhibit a tremendous amount of effort to qualify for benefits. Skaters, who would like to qualify as part of the Competitive Skating Team, should contact their coach for approval before applying.
The team will be leveled according to skating abilities and skaters will be reviewed periodically by the coaching committee from the Competitive Skating Team to determine proper leveling. This team is for serious, competitive, single freestyle skaters within the Rochester Figure Skating Club. To qualify for the team at the beginning level, a skater must be able to demonstrate a clean lutz jump.
Requirements for applying to the Competitive Skating Team:
Many classes, camps and programs are being considered for the Competitive Skating Team. We would like to offer opportunities to all skaters within the team regularly throughout the year. The coaches of the Competitive Skating Team committee will decide which skaters qualify for camps and classes, based on level of skating as well as commitment to the sport. Please note, your head coach must be an RFSC coach and you must be a home club member to qualify.
If you have questions about the Competitive Skating Team, please ask one of the committee members or your club professional. If you are interested in pursuing a higher level of commitment to freestyle skating and would like to become a member of the Competitive Skating Team, please fill out the application form and return it to the Competitive Skating Team. Your coach’s approval is necessary!
Lori Voepel Brakke, Jamie Lynn Santee, Carole Shulman, Olga Wheeler, Betsy Wilson, Chris Potaracke.