June 2015

Welcome to the Queen City Figure Skating Club Newsletter - The Inside Edge.

THANK YOU so much to everyone who submitted photos & news for this month’s newsletter. The Editor REALLY appreciates this and it makes for a MUCH better newsletter too :)


Keep it coming! Please send your news to:   

And if you have something to post on the bulletin board - please drop it in the envelope in the office labeled BULLETIN BOARD - thanks!


Club News

Membership Renewal!

Club membership expires June 30th, 2015 - make sure to renew today!  Skaters are NOT eligible to test or compete without a current membership so don’t delay!  It is easy:

Visit QCFSC on EntryEeze to complete a membership application today.

Not sure which membership is right for you?
View Membership Options, if you still have questions your coach can help!


Having technical issues?

Please contact Kristina Mellish @ for assistance.


As a reminder, membership has its privileges!




Top 10 reasons to join QCFSC this year!

10.   Over 130 hours of ice time INCLUDED in your membership!  No other club in the area includes ANY ice time!  Ice begins in August - schedule available soon!

9.     4 Test Sessions held per year - reduced fee for members!

8.     Monetary grants awarded to all Regional, Sectional and National competitors!  Plus participation in annual exhibition

7.     Scholarships awarded annually to qualifying graduating Seniors

6.     Gold Medals presented to members who have passed their Gold Test in Moves, Freestyle, Dance or Pairs; and certificates and USFS Patches given to all members who pass corresponding tests

5.     Parties!  Lots of Parties….send off parties, welcome home parties, holiday parties, open house parties etc.

4.     Holiday shows - members only, Specialty Classes - reduced fee for members!

3.     USFS membership including subscription to Skating Magazine and the Queen City FSC newsletter

2.     Strong roster of Skating Professionals with expertise in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Dance, Pairs and Showcase


…….and the #1 reason to join Queen City this year…….


  1. 2016 marks Queen City FSC’s 60th year as a USFS member club!  Lots of special celebrations are in store! 

Congratulations to everyone who tested at the QCFSC June Test Day!

Queen City FS Club member recognized by USFS for 40 years of service as an accountant!

Barbara Gloeckner, a long time member of QCFSC, was honored by USFS for her 40 years of service as an accountant.  Barbara first got involved with skating while at Ohio State University.  She started as an accountant in 1974 and became a Regional accountant in 1986.  She later was appointed a National level accountant and worked at numerous National & International competitions all across the US including International Synchro competitions and Skate America. Barbara recently retired from her role as an accountant however she is still actively judging.   Congratulations to Barbara on this incredible accomplishment, Queen City is very proud to have you as a member!

Queen City FSC is now on Instagram!!

Please tag Queen City FSC (queencityfsc) in photos on Instagram that you want to share with Queen City FSC. We can then review them for placement on our Instagram account.

Drama On Ice Summer Camp

Back by popular demand Drama on Ice Camp combines the drama of theatre with the artistry of skating for an unforgettable experience. Participants will develop their drama and skating skills as they learn choreography and create themed crafts for the performance on the last day of camp.

 No skating experience necessary. Free skate rentals.

 Who:   Ages 5 – 18. New skaters up to the Novice level in skating.

WhereNorthland Ice Center, 10400 Reading Rd, Cinti, OH 45241

Instructors: Marlene S., acting instructor has a Masters in Theatre from CCM and has taught and directed for over 35 years. Theresa F. is a USFSA double-gold medalist skating coach and Queen City Figure Skating Club Pro. Diane T. is a talented artist and costumer.

When:   Monday – Friday, Noon – 4 PM.    

           2 Sessions offered:  June 22 – 26   and
           July 20 – 24 

              Each day will consist of 3 parts:

  •               On-ice lessons including skating instruction and choreography;
  •               Off-ice drama classes;
  •               Drama themed crafts.

On Friday, June 26th and Friday, July 24th, there will be a performance for family and friends.

Cost:  $120 for Queen City FSC members and $135 for non-members (per session). 

Reserve your spot now! Registrations accepted on a first come basis
with any questions

Visit for more information and for registration.
QCFSC Drama on Ice Information

Summer Schedule

Summer is a great time to learn new skills and get in some extra hours and beat the heat!  

Northland Skating Academy has figure skating ice every day Monday - Friday from 8am - 2pm.  Excellent group classes at 10:10 every day and program practice at 1:40.  Skaters must sign in and pay for ice before skating.  See below for specifics:


8 - 10 am


10 am 

Ice resurface

10:10 - 10:30

Mon & Wed: Stroking & Edges

Tues & Thurs: Jumps & Spins

10:30 - 12:30



Ice resurface

12:40 - 1:40


1:40 - 2:00

Program Practice

News from USFS:

Are you eligible to receive funding for the 2015-16 competitive skating season?  See below scholarship opportunities from USFS - more details at  (click on ‘funding’ under the ‘athletes’ tab)

    •    MEMORIAL FUND COMPETITIVE SKATERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CSAP) – Open to juvenile-senior level skaters who have placed sixth or higher at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

    •    MEMORIAL FUND ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (ASP) – Open to current and former skaters who are enrolled at an accredited college or university and are still actively involved in the sport of figure skating.

    •    U.S. FIGURE SKATING SCHOLASTIC HONORS TEAM – Open to novice-senior level skaters entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2015.

    •    JOYCE KOMPERDA ATHLETE SUPPORT FUND – Open to intermediate-junior level singles, pairs and ice dance athletes.

    •    MEMORIAL FUND RISE YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST – Open to skaters at pre-preliminary, preliminary, pre-juvenile and juvenile levels.

    •    BUCH FAMILY ACADEMIC GRANT SCHOLARSHIP – Open to skaters at the novice-senior level who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.


The Queen City Invitational is coming up!  Deadline to enter is July 7th. The competition will be held at Northland July 31 & August 1.  


Good Luck to everyone competing at Grand Rapids (June 26 - 28) and Troy (July 9-12)

Upcoming competitions & deadlines:




Entry Deadline

Queen City Invitational!!!!

Silver Anniversary!!!

July 31 & August 1

Northland Ice Center

Now on Entry-Eeze

due: July 7th 

Battle of the Blades*

August 7 - 9

Fort Wayne Ice Skating Club

July 6th

Last Chance for Solo Dance*

August 15-16

Iceland Competitive Edge FSC

July 6th 


*part of National solo dance series


Special Programs

US Figure Skating will host a S.T.A.R.S combine at the Indian Hill Winter Club on Saturday, June 20th. This event is open to all skaters, not just members of the Winter Club.


S.T.A.R.S. is a new system of off-ice fitness assessment and development designed to support U.S. Figure Skating's existing testing and competition progressions. Become a better athlete as you become a better skater--participate in S.T.A.R.S. ...(Standardized Testing of Athleticism to Recognize Skaters)!


Online registration opens March 2nd at The cost is $49 per skater and this includes the assessment and a t-shirt. Participants will be there for about 2 hours. Skaters must be at least 6 years old and passed the Pre-Preliminary MIF test.

New skating book

Tracy O'Neill is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York.  She is a former figure skater who has written: The Hopeful, available through amazon June 16th.  

The Hopeful tells the story of a figure skating prodigy, sixteen-year old Alivopro Doyle who is one of a few "hopefuls" racing against nature's clock to try and jump and spin their way into the Olympics. But when a disastrous fall fractures two vertebrae, leaving Ali addicted to painkillers and ultimately institutionalized, it's not just her dreams of glory that get torn asunder, but the very fabric that holds her fragile family together. The author, Tracy O’Neill, was adopted from South Korea and raised in New Hampshire. In 2012, she was awarded the NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship by the Center for Fiction. Currently, she teaches at the City College of New York.



June 1st

New Membership sign up available on line (note: current USFS membership expires June 30th)

July 20 - 24

Drama on Ice Camp. Monday - Friday noon - 4pm

session is getting very full - sign up now!

July 31 & August 1

Entry Deadline July 7th

Queen City Invitational


Queen City Figure Skating Club
Board of Directors

Sarah Innes - President
Marlene Schmalo - Vice President
Darlene Wetterich - Treasurer

Sandy Falcone - Secretary

Stephanie Cole - Director
Kristina Mellish - Director

Bob Novak - Director

Diane Thomas - Director
Julie Wagner - Director

Have a question? a suggestion? want to volunteer? Contact one of us! Click on a name above to send an email.

Don’t forget to send your club news and skater accomplishments for the newsletter, bulletin board and/or facebook to


We ask that anything for the bulletin board be submitted in the envelope in the office at the rink - Ready to be Posted on the board - thank you!