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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rochester Figure Skating Club

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Philosophy:

Rochester Figure Skating Club (RFSC) is a community-based club and its success is a reflection of our dedicated skaters, volunteers and coaches.

The RFSC mission is to foster, promote, improve and encourage the sport of figure skating among youth under 18 years of age in the State of Minnesota. The RFSC will encourage and facilitate youth participation in regional, sectional, national and international figure skating competitions. The RFSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, gender or national origin.

RFSC strives to provide a positive experience for skaters and coaches who have the desire and commitment to excel in the field of skating. Our goal is to make it fun and instill in our young skaters a lifelong passion for the sport.

The Club is an affiliate of US Figure Skating and we offer a variety of classes and programs for those just learning to skate–children and Adults–as well as the competitive skater. Our professionals and coaches are skilled at teaching singles, dance, and synchronized skating.

The foundation of RFSC is our Basic Skills program. From Beginners and Juniors to Junior Club and Advanced Junior Club to Learn2Skate and Junior Program for Skating Excellence (J.P.S.E)

Rochester Figure Skating Club is an “Excellence on Ice” skating club, as designated by the Professional Skaters Association (PSA). This is a national recognition as a progressive training facility dedicated to excellence in coaching both on and off the ice.

History:

1930 skating on outdoor rinks was a popular pastime
1935 a group formed and applied to the US Figure Skating Association for membership
1938 Mayo Civic Auditorium was built and included an ice arena
1939 Rochester Figure Skating Club was officially organized and accepted into membership by the US Figure Skating Association
1940 First Annual Ice Show
1947 First Judges School was held in Rochester
1948 the Midwestern Figure Skating Competition was held in Rochester
1954 Marilyn Prickman became the first RFSC Skater to qualify as a gold medalist
1957 the club sponsored adult “Skate for fun” groups
1950-1960 Club Professionals included Marianne McMillian, Winnie Silverthrone, Helen Uhl Black and Dick Vraa
1962 RFSC hosted the Upper Great Lakes Regional Figure Skating Championships
1968 the club membership was over 400
1963 the first competitive skating team was formed
1975 RFSC moved to the Rec Center
1987 First Club sponsored competition was held. Hiawathaland has been held annually ever since.
1989 RFSC hosted the 1990 Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships
1995 marked the formation of the Rhythm and Blades synchronized skating team, placing first in the intermediate level at the Eau Claire Competition.
2011 Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Championships
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Contract Skating Dates

• 2017-2018 School Year Schedule
September 5, 2017 – June 2, 2018

• 2017 Winter Interim
December 26, 2017 December 29, 2017

• 2018 Spring Interim
March 30 – April 6, 2018