2012-2013 Membership Registration
Membership registration for the 2012-2013 year is due on or before June 30, 2012.
The following forms must be completed and turned into the office:
Margaret Faulkner receives 2012 Jimmy Disbrow Award
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club member Margaret (Peg) Faulkner, was presented the 2012 Jimmy Disbrow Award by Dede Disbrow during a ceremony at the 2012 US Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, CA.
The Jimmy Disbrow Award recognizes and honors members of the skating community who exhibit an outstanding spirit of dedication, integrity and volunteerism.
As a competitor, coach, Olympic team leader, national and world judge, and president of U.S. Figure Skating from 1998-2000, Jimmy Disbrow was an integral part of the skating community for more than four decades.
Margaret Faulkner has been a member of the AAFSC for almost 50 years during which time she has served our club in many capacities; as a member of our Board of Directors, director of Melody on Ice, a judge, original and only Chief Referee for 27 Springtime Invitational Competitions, ice monitor at Porter Classic Synchronized Competitions, Governing Council Delegate and has been graciously available to offer her expertise and encouragement to our skaters and coaches.
On the national scene, Peg was instrumental in developing synchronized skating as a competitive discipline and starting both solo dance and solo free dance competitions. She has served as the original and continuing referee for both Lake Placid (30 years) and Pikes Peak (6 years) Dance Competitions, referee for Indy Pairs Competition, and in addition to her judge and referee appointments, she holds appointments as Technical Controller, Video Replay, and Data Entry Operator. Peg has served on the Board of Directors of US Figure Skating and many of its committees as well as officiating at U.S. Adult Championships, U.S. Collegiate Championships, U.S. Junior Championships, and U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.
On the international scene, Peg continued her service to the sport of figure skating as an ISU referee and judge at Grand Prix and Junior Grand Prix, Nations Cup, Four Continents, World Championship events and held an appointment as an Olympic judge.
Professionally, Peg is a musicologist, teacher and mentor. She led the way in discussions with figure skaters of why the right choice of music would lend itself to showing through movement what the music was saying.
The AAFSC is delighted and honored that Margaret Faulkner is recognized for her selfless lifetime contribution on the local, national and international scene as a judge, mentor, and educator in all disciplines of our sport by being named the recipient of the 2012 Jimmy Disbrow Award.
National Solo Dance Competitors rock the house!
Our skaters finished in the top 3 spots at Sectionals in all levels entered.
- AAFSC had the most skaters of any club to qualify for Nationals.
- We had the most skaters advance to the Championship Round at Nationals.
- AAFSC was tied for the most nation medalists.
- Coach Brandon Forsyth was the most decorated coach of the entire 2011-12 National Solo Dance Season.
Great job skaters, coaches, and parents!
Club Members recognized at the 2011 Annual Celebration Banquet
2011 US Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team
High School Academic Achievement - Honor Roll
2011 Julia Segall-Derfler Sportsmanship Award
2011 Melanie Faulkner-Bolhuis Plate – Apprentice of the Year Award
2011 Competitor of the Year Award
2011 Adult Achievement Award
Gordon C. Brown Award
Brooke Sacks and Robert Sacks
Gold Medal Test Awards
Jennifer Schwab - Senior Field Moves
Jessica Tuzinowski - Senior Field Moves
Elizabeth Goldstein - Senior Field Moves
Kevin (Xu) Tang - Senior Field Moves
Maggie Maier - Gold Dance
Maggie Maier - Gold Solo Dance
Maggie Maier - Canadian Gold Dance Certificate
Axel Jump Acievement Award
2011 Bobbie R Stoermer Trophy / Most Tests Passed
2011 Laura Maki Michigan State High School Championships
Representing AA Huron HS: Elise Machiele, Laurel Machiele, Sara Miller,
Julia Yu, Amaya Redondo, Eve Koester,
Kate Sears, and Samantha Liu
Representing AA Pioneer HS: Maggie Maier, Karishma Ahuja,
Kendall Gazaui, Christine Etter,
Maddie Clifford, Carolina Zubieta,
Hyejin Park, and Elizabeth Sandberg
Skaters competed individually in dance, showcase, and freestyle events.
Hyejin Park - State Champion - Pre-Juvenile Test Track Free Skate
Samantha Liu - 2nd - Preliminary Test Track Free Skate
Maddie Clifford - State Champion - Pre-Bronze Solo Dance
Amaya Redondo - State Champion - Bronze Solo Dance
Maggie Maier - 2nd - Gold Solo Dance
Elizabeth Sandberg - 3rd - Silver Solo Dance
Julia Yu - 2nd - Bronze Solo Dance
Elise Machiele - 2nd - Pre Bronze Solo Dance
Hyejin Park - 2nd - Preliminary Solo Dance
Individual events: AA Pioneer - 4th with 73 points
AA Huron - 5th with 69 points
Team events: AA Pioneer - 3rd place tie in Level C
Come join us at AAFSC Board meetings
Any AAFSC member is welcome to attend the monthly Board meetings
to provide input, raise a concern, or just find out what is going on with the Club.
AAFSC membership forms and payment is due by the end of June for the 2010-2011 year. Please turn in the membership, emergency contact, and the volunteer opportunities form along with your payment to the AAFSC office as soon as possible.
Membership Packet (pdf, 93k)
To download individual forms, to to Forms Central under Membership.
Volunteer Hours Allocation
A chart of volunteer hours allocations is now available. You may also pick up a copy of this chart outside the AAFSC office. This is offered as an aid to members to ensure everyone contributes their time to club endeavors.
Keep track of the hours you volunteer with the volunteer hours tracking form.
Please take a few minutes to complete our member satisfaction survey. We value your thoughts and opinions.
All responses are confidential. We only get the responses to the survey; no names are attached.
On Tuesday - Friday the ice cut from 4:05pm - 4:15pm will be cancelled. Instead, skaters on the 3:15pm & 3:40pm session will be allowed to stay on the ice for an extra10 minutes and skaters on the 4:15pm session will be allowed to get on the ice 10 minutes before their session. This 10 minutes of BONUS ICE will be given free of charge but with one catch. Only Stroking will be allowed during this time period.
There will not be an assigned Stroking Coach to run the 10 minutes but skaters are encourage to set up private or semi private lessons with a coach to work on stroking. We strongly recommend all skaters to take full advantage of this opportunity to improve their basic stroking skills. In addition to these 10 minute sessions we also have the 30 minute low/mid stroking class on Mondays. The Tuesday mid/high stroking class was cancelled due to low enrollment.
AAFSC Ice Rules and Etiquette Policy
Skaters and Parents: To make the most of your (or your skater's) club ice sessions, please familiarize yourselves with the club rules regarding skater check-in, ice cuts, music requests, and general ice etiquette.
Please read AAFSC Ice rules and etiquette policies (pdf, 17.5k)
Club Refund / Credit Policy
Contract ice is not refundable in whole or in part except for major medical injury or prolonged illness (with accompanying physician’s written note). Refunds, if made, will be in the form of credit on Club account. Any refund request must be made in writing within 30 days of the first missed session.
Changes between sessions should be made using the drop/add form and signed by parent. Changes may be made within the first 2 weeks of the contract session without charge. After 2 weeks a $10 administrative fee for each session changed will be charged.
Congratulations to AAFSC Members recognized at the 2009 Annual Banquet
Congratulations to Margaret Faulkner
Peg Faulkner, longtime member of AAFSC and USFSA official, was awarded the 2009 Distinguished Official Award at USFSA Governing Council this past weekend. This award is an acknowledgement of Peg's dedicated service to the sport of figure skating.