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2008-2009 High School Figure Skating in New Jersey NEW JERSEY COUNCIL OF FIGURE SKATING CLUBS HIGH SCHOOL COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS LYNDA DILLMAN CHARLES FETTER.

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1 High School Figure Skating in New Jersey NEW JERSEY COUNCIL OF FIGURE SKATING CLUBS HIGH SCHOOL COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS LYNDA DILLMAN CHARLES FETTER

2 2008 – 2009 High School Figure Skating USFS HIGH SCHOOL AFFILIATED CLUBS Process for forming a School Affiliated Club Benefits to forming a High School Affiliated Club USFS HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITORS New Jersey High School Competitions New Jersey School Affiliated Clubs registered by the USFS as of 1/1/ – 2009 New Jersey High School qualifying event competitors USFS COLLEGIATE COMPETITORS Synchronized Skater: Jacqueline Lovato Junior Ladies: Elizabeth Stainton Senior Ladies Test Track: Julie Lapatka Gold Ladies Solo Dance: Heather Dillman

3 High School Figure Skating USFS SCHOOL AFFILIATED CLUBS STEP 1: Complete the School Affiliated Club (SAC) form from the USFS website. Select one of the competitors’ parents as team contact. Team contact information will be recorded by the USFS. A check for $30 is required to activate and renew an SAC membership. Club protocol varies from school to school, however, the USFS allows a team of one competitor to apply for an SAC membership. STEP 2: Modify the Sample Club Proposal Document to reflect the names of the School Administration and other information pertinent to your respective high schools. STEP 3: Plan a meeting with School Administrators for the purpose of presenting the proposal to form a School Affiliated Club. Include Insurance documents from the USFS website as part of your presentation packet. STEP 4: The goal of attaining approval for the School Affiliated Club requires persistence in order to attain a signature from the School Administrators. Insurance documents as per the USFS website are an important component of the presentation packet. Review your USFS individual membership document for insurance information, also. The process may include requests for additional information from the USFS, from the New Jersey Council of Figure Skating Clubs, from your local school experts and/or from your local Board of Education. STEP 5: Send the signed SAC document along with a check for $30 to the USFS headquarters. The USFS requires approximately one week upon receipt to activate a membership. A certificate will be issued by the USFS containing the name of your high school and will be sent to the team contact as listed on the USFS School Affiliated Club form.

4 2008 – 2009 High School Figure Skating Benefits to forming a School Affiliated High School Figure Skating Club Promote yourself to high school administrators Promote yourself on your college common application Gain recognition by forming a club activity Create a leadership role for yourself Promote the School Affiliated Club in your school newspaper and school yearbook Plan and organize club events such as fundraisers and recreational skate events Promote yourself to awards offered by your school

5 2008 – 2009 High School Figure Skating High School Competitions USFS Sanctioned Events USFS Collegiate Committee members are invited to officiate USFS referees and judges who work at colleges and universities as adjunct professors are invited to officiate New Jersey Council of Figure Skating officers, delegates and student athletes are invited to volunteer Events are offered to appeal to all levels from Basic Skills to Senior Individual events and Team events Winter Classic High School Competition 2009 Date: Sunday, 3/15/09 at the Igloo in Mount Laurel, New Jersey High School Team Open of New Jersey 2009 Date: Saturday, 4/25/09 at the Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey Our goal is to provide a competitive opportunity for all high school student athletes who attain USFS SAC membership and to encourage all skaters towards future competitive opportunities within the USFS

6 2008 – 2009 High School Figure Skating New Jersey School Affiliated Clubs as of 1/1/2009 Public High Schools HILLSBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH MONMOUTH REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MILLBURN HIGH SCHOOL EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL Parochial Schools IMMACULATA HIGH SCHOOL IMMACULATE HEART ACADEMY ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL Private Schools GILL ST. BERNARD’S SCHOOL KENT PLACE SCHOOL THE PINGRY SCHOOL THE PRINCETON DAY SCHOOL

7 2008 – 2009 High School Figure Skating Team Awards First Place Overall Team Award Second Place Overall Team Award Third Place Overall Team Award Single Competitor Team Public School Team Award Parochial Team Award Private School Team Award Plaques will be awarded in May 2009 for display at the respective high schools

8 2008 – 2009 High School Figure Skating TEAM AWARD ASSIGNMENTS USFS Officials award placements based on performance Points are assigned to each placement First Place = 5 Points Second Place = 4 Points Third Place = 3 Points Fourth Place = 2 Points Fifth Place = 1 Point Ties are awarded (.5) less than full assignment Points are accumulated by Event and by High School Club All competitors results and the point assignments are generated by USFS officials via the USFS accountants. All results are verified by the LOC and by the High School Team contacts prior to the announcement of team awards.

9 2008 – 2009 High School Figure Skating 2008 – 2009 NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL QUALIFYING EVENT SKATERS ABBY KIMMELMAN 4 th Place Intermediate Ladies North Atlantic Regional Competition 13 th Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group A Junior Nationals KATHARINE ZEIGLER 3 rd Place Novice Ice Dance Eastern Sectionals 9 th Place Novice Ice Dance 2009 USFS Championships BRIAN KUTSOP 14 th Place Intermediate Ice Dance Junior Nationals

10 JACQUELINE LAVATO MIAMI OF OHIO UNIVERSITY ALL – AMERICAN National Strength and Conditioning Association International Events 2009: Prague Cup & World University Games

11 JULIE LAPATKA UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE USFS COLLEGIATE EASTERN SECTION 4 th PLACE SENIOR LADIES FREE SKATE

12 USFS COLLEGIATE NATIONALS TH PLACE JUNIOR LADIES ELIZABETH STAINTON CORNELL UNIVERSITY

13 HEATHER DILLMAN GETTYSBURG COLLEGE USFS COLLEGIATE EASTERN SECTION GOLD DANCE COMPETITOR LAKE PLACID ICE DANCE COMPETITOR th PLACE SENIOR LADIES SOLO ICE DANCE

14 WHAT A GREAT YEAR FOR ALL NEW JERSEY FIGURE SKATING COMPETITORS! 2009 EASTERN SYNCHRONIZED SECTIONALS MENNEN ARENA: 1/ NORTH ATLANTIC REGIONAL COMPETITION ICE HOUSE: 10/2009


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