At the competition, the Basic Skills Element Events is very similar to one of our evaluation sessions so, the format is very familiar for the skaters. Each skater in the group or flight will be asked to perform the elements learned at that level one at a time. While the skater is performing the elements there will be judges assessing their skills and assigning them scores based on how well the skills were completed. The scores will then be calculated and final placements awarded. Once the results are posted an awards ceremony will take place and medals will be awarded. This is a great time for pictures!
The cost of the competition for MPFSC skaters competing at the Snowplow Sam – High Beginner level is $40 for the first event and $20 for any additional events. Most of the skaters who are participating in our Learn to Skate Program would sign up for just the Element event. Those who are in the Rising Stars or Junior Club programs and working with a private coach, could choose to do additional events.
EZ-Registration forms are available now at the Learn to Skate Cart. The deadline for skaters to register is Friday, February 26th, but we encourage you to complete the forms as soon as possible. Online registration is also available on Sk8Stuff.com.
Learn to Skate skaters registered for the competition will get some extra practice time with the opportunity to participate in competition practice on March 6th & 9th from 6 – 6:50 pm. During that time Learn to Skate Coaches will be working with the skaters to give them a practice run of the event. Coaches will also be assigned to help LTS skaters on competition day as well to be sure they are where they need to be and to help them on warm up, etc.
Schedules for the event will not be available until approximately one week prior to the competition, so we cannot confirm a specific competition time for your skater just yet. Our best suggestion is to plan for the event to occur sometime between 8 am – 5 pm on March 11th. Schedules will be available at the rink and at sk8stuff.com as soon as they are available. Skaters will need to arrive 1 hr prior to their time slot to register and prepare to take the ice. Events can move faster or slower than expected, so it’s important to be ready in advance. This event is free and open to the public as well, so be sure to invite your friends and family to attend!
We hope you and your skater will join us for the 18th Annual Mountain Classic!