2018 New Year Newsletter: By President Carole White
“HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 to Carousel Sherwood FSC. There is a lot to share so I will try to do it in brief bullet points: 2nd Open House is scheduled for Saturday January 20 from 1-2 PM. It will be in l aocker room #2 and we are providing pizza and cake. Your board wants to hear the things you are interested in as well as answer questions you may have about your club. Hopefully this time slot will be convenient for those who couldn’t make the November Open House.
Skater Development ideas are still being solicited from coaches and members. We are a financially strong club and want good ideas on how to use those resources to benefit the most skaters. Please let Alexis and/or Jillian know of your ideas. This could include off-ice programs as well as the more difficult to schedule on-ice ones.
Sign Up Now to volunteer for the major fundraiser of the year. Hosting Synchro Nationals from February 21 to 24 will bring in funds for all the Oregon clubs, but it takes a lot of volunteer time. You will find the signup register either on carouselsherwoodfsc.org or on oregonskating.org. There are a lot of vacancies right now at the Sherwood practice ice venue. Since many teams buy an hour of practice ice, the ice monitor will have time to read, knit, or do other work while they are on the ice. I am told most do not want their music played, but if so you would play it from the corner booth not from the hockey box. Don’t procrastinate on this one. We need your commitments now. There are also spots that need to be filled at the Memorial Coliseum. Those are listed first on the register; you have to scroll down to find the vacancies at Sherwood.
Open Board Meeting Tuesday January 16 at 6:30 in birthday room. January 29 test session. Those who volunteered to help/cross train should contact Jarred who will be developing the schedule after the January 11 cutoff.
Nominations for Get Up recognition need to be in to me or other board members by January 15 so we can consider them at the board meeting. I would like to submit 3 names to USFS which has a Feb. 4 deadline this year. All would be mentioned in a future issue of Skating magazine.
Help is needed to plan an annual awards and election event in late May or early June (contact Carole). Also help is needed to do the advance planning for our Aug 17-19 competition (contact Malia @email@example.com).”
Thank you, Carole White Club President
The Carousel Sherwood Figure Skating Club’s goal is to provide a fun, positive and supportive environment to allow skaters to fulfill their highest potential, while exhibiting excellent sportsmanship and social camaraderie.
A Little Bit of History
The Sherwood Figure Skating Club, located at the Sherwood Ice Arena, started in 2002 to create an environment for skaters to grow and progress in their sport. Founders also wanted to be able host their own competition to give skaters an opportunity to experience competing at their home rink. The start-up was challenging and took time to express the value of creating and joining a skating club. After about 10 years, Sherwood FSC grew to include to 44 members.
The Carousel Figure Skating Club, formed in the 1960s, began looking for a new home rink when their rink, the Valley Ice Arena, was sold in 2010. In 2011, Carousel Figure Skating Club and Sherwood Figure Skating club decided to merge, forming the club we are today – The Carousel Sherwood Figure Skating Club. It was a win-win for both clubs. Sherwood FSC brought its many members; a solid, supportive home rink; and new energy; and Carousel brought over 40 years of experience along with a reputable name in the national skating community. These two great clubs came together to form a larger, stronger, and even better club that, as of 2014, is bigger than ever with 86 members. CSFSC will continue to grow and thrive, while creating a positive and fun environment for both recreational and competitive skaters of all ages and levels.
Our Home Rink
Sherwood Ice Area has been a long time partner and supporter of CSFSC, helping us to create a safe and supportive environment for our skaters and members.
Learn more about our amazing home rink.