Press release submitted by Figure Skating Club of the Quad Cities |
National Skating Month - Event at The River's Edge Saturday, January 19th
FIGURE SKATING CLUB OF THE QUAD CITIES AND THE RIVER'S EDGE HONOR NATIONAL SKATING MONTH
The FIGURE SKATING CLUB of the QUAD CITIES (FSCQC) invites Quad City Area residents to a 2013 special "Celebrate. Skate!" public session to recognize U.S. Figure Skating Associations (USFSA)'s National Skating Month at The River's Edge, in Davenport, Iowa. As one of more than 700 clubs nationwide, the event set for Saturday, January 19th from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. provides a chance for the public to learn more about skating in the Quad Cities. FSCQC Club members will be available to help beginners, tie skates and give tips and pointers on and off ice. General admission and skate rental apply. Be a tourist in your own backyard and experience skating in the Quad Cities.
National Skating Month begins in January, now in its 12th year, allows USFSA clubs and Basic Skills programs to outreach to new members in their community. FSCQC has consecutively participated for more that a decade. The River's Edge through the City of Davenport's Park and Recreation Department regularly offers a year round U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program where kids and adults can learn to skate. The Figure Skating Club of the Quad Cities members often start their skating experience with a Basic Skills snowplow class and advance to learning mohawks, spirals, camel and sit spins. The goal of National Skating Month is to increase awareness and participation in the U.S. Figure Skating Association's Basic Skills Program. The "Celebrate Skate!" public session offers a taste of ice skating in our very own Quad Cities area permanent ice rink.
For more than 15 years, USFSA has enjoyed consistent program growth, providing opportunities for all ages. Since its inception in 1985, the program has taught more than 2 million people ranging in age from 3 to 93 how to skate.
USFSA is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of approximately 680 member clubs and nearly 1,000 Basic Skills programs representing nearly 180,000 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States, including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.
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