The Ice Newsletter for The Iceland Figure Skating Club by xyd75631


									                          The Ice
                      Newsletter for
        The Iceland Figure Skating Club of Houston
                       Winter 2010
Contents :
4th Star of Texas Adult Open Competition
NEW – Sharpstown School of Skating
Happy Winter to all Iceland FSC skaters!

It’s another exciting skating season. The 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships start
today. You can catch the all the action live on
We all join in wishing a great skate to our friend Becky Bereswill of HFSC who trains on
our home ice at Sharpstown Ice Center.

Trivia Question: Which Houston native who formerly trained at Sharpstown Ice Center
will be representing her country at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver? Answer is

Iceland FSC and Sharpstown Ice Center are going to be having our very own competition
in less than a month. Please join us on Saturday, February 13th for the 4th Star of Texas
Adult Open Skating Competition. Even if you are not competing, we hope you will come
out and cheer for the adult skaters. This is going to be a special year because our
competition is during the Winter Olympics. We are going to have .a real Olympic Torch
from the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics to pose with. Also new this year: a Kiss
and Cry! Plus many other “Olympic touches. Great photo-ops and fun for skaters and
fans alike!

The Local Organizing Committee for the Star of Texas has asked for some help from
club members We need to thank our judges and volunteers by providing them a nice
warm hospitality room full of snacks and drinks. Lisa Milam, our secretary has kindly
offered to organize this. If you would be willing to bring food, drinks or party supplies,
please e-mail her at

We also need volunteers to help with many other tasks on competition day and before.
Please e-mail our LOC chairman Linda Stiegler at
if you would like to be an ice monitor, runner, accounting assistant, hospitality room
helper or other. We will need volunteers to help set up, decorate and clean up afterwards.
We could especially use drivers to pickup and deliver judges and officials to and from the
airport and their hotels.
If you have any small items you’d like to donate to put in the skaters “goodie bags”
please contact our coordinator Sandi Weberlein at
This could be snacks promotional items or coupons from your business

Kristi Norman would like to borrow any National Flags you may have to give an
international flavor to our Olympic themed event. She especially wants flags from our
neighbors Canada and Mexico and countries with strong skating ties: Russia, France,
Japan, China, etc. She would also love to borrow any flags, banners or décor with
Olympic rings or motifs. Please contact her at if you or someone you
know can loan a flag. They will be respectfully treated and returned safely.

Now for some BIG NEWS!

The Sharpstown School of skating is taking registrations! Classes begin on March 1,
2010. There will be an Open House at Sharpstown Ice Center on Friday, January 22nd
7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday February. 7th 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Come and meet the
staff and join us for refreshments and a free pass to skate!
For more information go to
All Iceland skaters are encouraged to come to the open house. Please bring friends!

Answer to trivia question: It is Kaitlyn Weaver. She will be representing Canada, which
recently granted her citizenship, making her a dual citizen of the USA and Canada. She
will represent Canada in the Ice Dancing event with her Canadian partner Andrew Poje.
Let’s all wish our fellow native Houstonian success!

Happy Skating,

The Editor (Kristi Norman)

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