May Day Open Competition 2022We host an annual competition called the May Day Open. This competition attracts approximately 450 competitors from Basic Skills through Senior level, and Adult Bronze though Gold levels. Judges include those with national and international level experience. Events include freestyle, compulsory events (moves, spins, jumps), interpretive freestyle, artistic freestyle, pairs, ice dancing and theatre on ice. The May Day Open and Compete USA is scheduled for May 5-8, 2022. Live results can be found at: https://ijs.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2022/30408/index.asp or, scan the QR code below.
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A Statement of Solidarity from the Gardens Figure Skating ClubThe Gardens Figure Skating Club (GFSC) is committed to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and other organized non-violent, anti-racist activities that are currently being carried out to advocate positive change and equality for the treatment of all races within the United States. GFSC recognizes the need for change within the figure skating community. As such, we stand in solidarity with the Black community to work to create a more just and equitable environment for those who wish to participate in this ice sport. GFSC pledges to work toward improving the skating environment at The Gardens Ice House for all of our current and any potential members, and we will take the following actions to achieve this:
- We will continue to recruit and support skaters of color within our club, providing them with opportunities to thrive and grow within the sport.
- We will continue to work to create an inclusive and safe space for all skaters and provide educational resources to our club members and coaches.
- We will partner with organizations that serve the Black skating community, such as Diversify Ice, Black Girls Skate, and Figure Skating in Harlem, to enrich opportunities for skaters of color to enter into the sport and into all of the skating disciplines.
Help support our club in our mission to promote and support the sport of figure skating by sending monetary donations to firstname.lastname@example.org via the Zelle App. Your financial support will help us continue to extend a variety of opportunities to figure skaters such as testing, performance and practice.