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Ice House Basic Skills Skating Competition

  • Ice House Arena 111 Midtown Bridge Approach Hackensack, NJ (map)

Do you have any fun and exciting plans on Sunday, May 5th? I just checked the weather forecast for that day and it’s suppose to rain the entire day. But wait, I’ve got a great idea on how you and your family can spend a dreary rainy afternoon- come out and watch some great basic skills skating competition!

A basic skills competition is a warm and friendly event intended to introduce beginner skaters to the excitement of a skating competition. The event is open to all Learn to Skate USA program and/or US Figure Skating members from beginners to preliminary skaters who perform moves they learn from their group basic skills classes. Levels include Snowplow Sam, Basic 1-6, Beginner, High Beginner, Pre-free skate through free skate 1-6, No test Pre-preliminary though Preliminary Test Track and well balanced events as well as synchronized skating, dance, Showcase, Theater On Ice, and Therapeutic. There’s usually only a maximum of four skaters in each event to ensure each receives a medal, fostering feelings of accomplishment for the skaters.

I’m showing off my forward outside edge clockwise circle and added feature of hands above my head

I’m showing off my forward outside edge clockwise circle and added feature of hands above my head

I still remember my first skating competition, Shore Skate Basic Skills, and I competed in basic skills level 4 to the music of ‘The Syncopated Clock’ by Leroy Anderson. I wore a pink sparkly dress and had my hair was up in a ponytail. It was the first time ever I got to wear makeup! It was such an exciting day and don’t recall being nervous at all because as I always loved performing especially in front of an audience and I was thrilled in my beautiful skating outfit. It was the best day ever because I had won first place at my first skating competition!

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