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2018 RFSC Ice Show Dates

Friday through Sunday, April 20–22, 2018

See the Important Dates page and the additional resources here for more information.

See the Important Dates page and the additional resources here for more information.

Welcome!

The first batch of information for our Annual Ice Show is now available.

To make show information easy to access, we will post information as it becomes available to this website. The menus above contain links to the information currently available.

Winter Skating Package
Winter 1 Class | Learn2Compete Class | Ice Show | Optional Winter 2 Class

NEW

Participation in the Ice Show is now included as part of our optional Winter Skating Package.

See the Learn2Skate Classes Page for details, then come back here to register.

Please Note: Learn2Skate skaters must participate in both the Fall 2 and Winter 1 Learn2Skate sessions to participate in the ice show. Registration is due Sunday, December 3, 2017.

Ice Show: 1st Information Bundle for Learn2Skate Skaters
Here we go . . .

The information presented below is our first information release for the RFSC 2018 Ice Show. All items are also available under the menus above. They are bundled here for your convenience. Please read through all of the sections before registering.

L2S Participation Information

The 2018 RFSC Ice Show will be held April 20, 21 and 22, 2018 at the Rochester Recreation Center. The show is a large-scale production involving spotlights, props, and special effects. It is a wonderful learning experience for skaters of all ability levels and we encourage everyone to participate.

As with every show, there is a lot of information to pass on this year so please be sure to read through all of the articles herein before you begin registration.

Checklist for Participants in the 2018 RFSC Ice Show:

Skate in group lessons during RFSC Fall 2 and Winter 1 Learn2Skate Sessions.

Register for the show session online by Sunday, December 3, 2017. Select your group (and day if applicable). Registration includes a short personal information form and then select your rehearsal group in the RFSC Enrollment Portal. Note: The Learn2Skate Beginner classes will skate in the Future Stars number.

Pay the show fees.
All fees are payable by credit card during registration (transactions will actually post within one week of registration). If you are unable to pay online, checks must be received in the RFSC office immediately or no later than December 3, 2017. Make your payment to RFSC. Address the envelope to: Costumes - Future Stars/Learn2Skate/Explorers 2 and include your skater’s name. Costume fees cannot be refunded once costumes are ordered (generally early December).

Future Stars
Costume Fee $45
Show Session Fee $72
Total $117
Learn2Skate
Costume Fee $60
Show Session Fee $72
Total $132
Explorers 2
Costume Fee $65
Show Session Fee $108
Total $173

Attend rehearsals during the show session
To ensure the quality of the ice show numbers, skaters may not miss more than one rehearsal during show session and must be present for ALL show-week rehearsals (April 16–19, 2018).

Skate in all three performances
Participants are expected to skate in all three ice show performances (April 20, 21 and 22, 2018). Exceptions are allowed for Future Stars skaters.

Please Note: While we take skater safety very seriously, skaters must be willing to skate without a helmet in the ice show due to costume restrictions.

Registration Deadline

Online registration with the appropriate costume fee (non-refundable once costumes are ordered) and full payment for the show session must be completed by Sunday, December 3, 2017. Late registrations may be accepted on a space-available basis and a $25 rush fee will be charged to cover additional costume shipping fees.

Important Ice Show Registration Notes

By completing the online registration you will be agreeing to participate in the Ice Show and to the following:
  1. Except for Future Stars skaters, participants are required to skate in all three performances.
  2. Skaters are responsible for their own measurements and understand that they are responsible for any size alterations that are needed.
  3. Costumes cannot be returned or exchanged for different sizes. PLEASE MEASURE CAREFULLY!
  4. Costumes may not be altered before pictures without approval from the costume committee.
  5. Costumes must be worn as directed by the costume committee and show director—NO EXCEPTIONS.
  6. Skaters may not wear their costumes prior to show performances, except at the request or approval of the costume committee and/or show director. Costumes must also be covered if worn by skaters in the audience during show performances or any show rehearsals.
  7. The Rochester Figure Skating Club does not control photos that are taken by outside media sources. By registering for the show, you acknowledge that photos may be taken by members of the media during practices and show week performances.
  8. Group photos taken on show picture day on March 4 will be publicized in our show program and displayed in the RFSC communication showcases downstairs at the rink.
  9. Skaters and parents must respect all fellow skaters, volunteers and directors of the ice show. Many hours are spent preparing for an outstanding show that is fun for skaters as well as pleasing to the audience. Please be considerate of others to make it a positive experience for all involved.

Costumes

Costumes will cost $45 for Future Stars skaters (includes Preschool/Kindergarten), $60 for Learn2Skate Group Skaters and $65 for Explorers 2. This fee cannot be refunded once costumes are ordered (generally early December). Parents will be responsible for taking their skater’s measurements and recording them during online registration. If you have questions please contact our costume chairperson:

Jen Kulack
| (507) 358-1462

Ice Show Registration Days

If you have questions, or just need a little help getting registered, join us at one of our Registration Days. Committee members and parent volunteers will be available to help with registration and answer questions about costume measurements and the show in general. This year's Registration Days will be:

Monday, November 27 6:307:45 pm
Tuesday, November 28 5:307:00 pm
Thursday, November 30 5:307:00 pm
Friday, December 1 5:156:45 pm
Saturday, December 2 9:3012:00 pm

Rehearsals

  • Show rehearsals will be held from Saturday, March 10Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Please note: Rehearsals begin with the Saturday group on March 10 and there will be rehearsals on the first Saturday of Spring Break.
  • No Rehearsals Monday, April 2Saturday, April 7, 2018 for Spring Break.

Skaters rehearse one day per week during the show session, using the time to learn their show routines (The Winter 2 Session will be offered for continued group basic skills lessons—registration starts January 8). Learn2Skate skaters: please indicate your rehearsal day preference on the Show Registration form. This will enable us to attempt to place skaters in groups with other skaters of a similar level.

To ensure the quality of the ice show numbers, skaters may not miss more than one rehearsal during show session and must be present for ALL show-week rehearsals (April 16–19, 2018).

Rehearsal Schedule

Registration: As part of registration, you may select the rehearsal class based on the list below. While we cannot guarantee placement, we will try to get everyone into their selected class.

Please note: Only girls will be cast in the Tuesday 6:30 pm Learn2Skate number.

Future Stars

Saturdays 10:30–11:00 am | Boys & Girls | All levels | Ages 3-6

Learn2Skate

Tuesdays 6:30–7:00 pm | Girls | Level: Basic 2+

Thursdays 6:30–7:00 pm | Boys & Girls | Level: Basic 1+

Saturdays 11:30 am–12:00 pm | Boys & Girls | Level: Basic 1+

Explorers 2

Mondays 7:00–7:45 pm | Boys & Girls | In Explorers 2 class
Skaters who register for the Explorers 2 number should not register for a Learn2Skate number.

Show Week Rehearsals:

The week of the show, April 16–19, 2018, all skaters will rehearse with costumes on either Monday or Tuesday (on rare occasions both days). There will be full dress/tech rehearsals on both Wednesday and Thursday nights for all skaters. Show performances are Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon.

Attendance is absolutely required at all show week rehearsals and all performances!

L2S Important Dates

Ice Show Registration Dates

Note: All Learn2Skate and Explorers 2 group lesson skaters must register for Fall 2 and Winter 1 sessions in order to participate in the Show Session and Show.

Learn2Skate, Explorers 2 and Preschool/Kindergarten Registration Available: Monday, October 23, 2017
Due: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Preschool, Learn2Skate, and Explorers 2 Registration Days
Parents are responsible for their skater's measurements. Assistance will be available during our Registration Days:
Monday, November 27: 6:307:45 pm
Tuesday, November 28: 5:307:00 pm
Thursday, November 30: 5:307:00 pm
Friday, December 1: 5:156:45 pm
Saturday, December 2: 9:3012:00 pm

Learn2Skate Show-Track Schedule

Fall 2 Session
Required for Ice Show

2017 Fall Session 2

Monday, October 23 – Saturday, December 16, 2017
7 weeks—No classes week of November 20–25 (Thanksgiving)
Online Registration Available: Monday, September 18, 2017
Online Registration Closes: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Winter 1 Session
Required for Ice Show

2018 Winter Session 1

Tuesday, January 2 – Saturday, February 24, 2018
7 weeks—No classes week of January 29–February 3 (Hiawathaland Competition)
Note: Explorers 2 is 8 weeks: January 8 – March 5
Online Registration Available: Monday, October 30, 2017
Online Registration Closes: Sunday, January 7, 2018

Winter 2 Session
In addition to but not required for Ice Show

2018 Winter Session 2

Our Winter 2 Session is intended for those who wish to take lessons in addition to or instead of skating in the RFSC Annual Ice Show.

Please note:

  • Skaters wishing to purchase private lessons during the Winter 2 session must contact their coaches for available days and times.
  • Learn2Skate Ice Show rehearsals are held during practice time on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays so you may plan accordingly.
  • Be careful not to register for a practice session at the same time as your Ice Show rehearsal.
  • Due to Ice Show rehearsals, there are no Explorers 2 classes during the Winter 2 session.

Class Information

Friday, March 9 – Saturday, April 14, 2018
4 weeks
No classes March 23–24
No classes week of April 2–7 (Rochester Spring Break)
Online Registration Available: Monday, January 8, 2018
Online Registration Closes: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spirit Wear Sales
Order at the rink:
starting Monday, January 22, 2018
All orders due:
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Available for Pick-up:
starting Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Picture Day
Costume Pick-up During regular classes starting Monday, February 12, 2018
Show Pictures Sunday, March 4, 2018
Rochester Central Lutheran School Gym
Address
Show Session
Skaters learn show program
Saturday, March 10Saturday, April 14, 2018
Note: starts with Saturday rehearsal
No rehearsals:
  • Friday, March 23Saturday, March 24, 2018 (Hockey Tournament)
  • Monday, April 2Saturday, April 7, 2018 (Rochester Spring Break)
Show Week Rehearsals Monday, April 16Thursday, April 19, 2018
Attendance required at all show week rehearsals
Monday and/or Tuesday (Half of show each night with costumes)
and
Full Dress/Tech: Wednesday and Thursday
Performance Dates Attendance required at all performances
Friday, April 20, 2018 | 7:00
Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 7:00
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 2:00

Unless otherwise noted, all events, rehearsals, and the ice show are held at the Rochester Recreation Center.

L2S Costume Information

Parents of Ice Show skaters are responsible for their skater’s measurements and costume sizing. Measurements are submitted with the Online Registration for the Ice Show. Please see the instructions on the Costume Measuring Worksheet.

A costume fee will be required to register for the Ice Show. This is in addition to the Show Session fee which covers the reheasals. All fees are payable by credit card during registration (transactions will actually post within one week of registration). If you are unable to pay online, checks must be received in the RFSC office immediately or no later than December 3, 2017. Make your payment to RFSC. Address the envelope to: Costumes - Future Stars/Learn2Skate/Explorers 2 and include your skater’s name.

Costume deposits cannot be refunded once costumes are ordered (generally early December).

Ice Show Registration Days

If you have questions, or just need a little help getting registered, join us at one of our Registration Days. Committee members and parents will be available to help with registration and answer questions about costume measurements and the show in general. This year's Registration Days will be:

Monday, November 27: 6:307:45 pm
Tuesday, November 28: 5:307:00 pm
Thursday, November 30: 5:307:00 pm
Friday, December 1: 5:156:45 pm
Saturday, December 2: 9:3012:00 pm

Costumes

Costumes will be $45 for Future Stars skaters (includes Preschool/Kindergarten), $60 for Learn2Skate, and $65 for Explorers 2. This fee is in addition to the cost of rehearsals for the Show Session. The combined cost will be charged during registration (transactions will actually post within one week of registration). Costume fees cannot be refunded once costumes are ordered (generally early December).

Tights & Skate Guards

Tights are not included with the costumes but are required for all of the girls. You will have the opportunity to order these at a discount from Blades to Ballet. Information will be available after the costumes are posted.

All skaters will be required to have hard plastic skate guards. They can be purchased and fitted to your skates at Blades to Ballet.

Skaters are responsible for any costume size alterations that may be required. Changes to the design of a costume will be made only at the direction of the Costume Committee and Show Directors. ALL costumes must be worn as directed by the costume committee and show directors.

The Costume Committee will review measurements and call you with any questions.

Please Note: While we take skater safety very seriously, skaters must be willing to skate without a helmet in the ice show due to costume restrictions.

Costume Pickup

Costume pick-up will be during regular classes beginning Monday, February 12, 2018.

If you have questions regarding costumes please contact our costume chairperson:

Jen Kulack
| (507) 358-1462

More to come . . .

Watch this space for more information..

In the mean time, we are looking forward to another great show!

Jenny, Tim & Debbie

Executive Staff

Show Chairs: Jenny Daniels
Tim Rinkel
Artistic Director: Debbie Colgan
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Show Calendar

22Jan
Monday, January 22, 2018
Spirit Wear Sales Start
31Jan
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Spirit Wear Orders Due
12Feb
Monday, February 12, 2018 - Saturday, February 17, 2018
Show Costume Pickup (L2S Skaters)
4Mar
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Spirit Wear Pick-up
4Mar
Sunday, March 4, 2018 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Show Picture Day