Mercy Varsity Figure Skating kicks off 2013-2014 season

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Stephanie Hosko ,freshman, laces up for her first practice with the MVFS.

Stephanie Hosko ,freshman, laces up for her first practice with the MVFS.
Freshman Stephanie Hosko laces up for her first practice with the MVFS.

The Mercy Varsity Figure Skating team (MVFS) took the ice for their first practice Friday, November 8th. Renewed and regenerated, the skaters arrived at the rink at 5:45 a.m., only to be greeted by the cruel and piecing chill of ‘B’ rink.

The figure skating team consists of three levels of competitors: A, B and C, which range in skill set from highest to lowest respectively. The competitions are spilt into three categories which include jumps, moves in the field and spins. Each competition has a unique set of requirements that the skaters must perform. The coach assigns a skater to a specific element for each competition.

During the weeks of their preparation, competitors focus on their assignments in order to perform them to the best of their ability at the upcoming competition. In the 2013-2014 season, MVFS will participate in three competitions and hopes to qualify for the state championships on March 23.

 2013 – 2014 MVFS events:

Date

Event

Location

Time

12/13/2013

Competition

Farmington Hills Ice Arena

4pm-8pm

1/13/2014

Competition

Farmington Hills Ice Arena

4pm-8pm

2/12/2014

Competition

Farmington Hills Ice Arena

4pm-8pm

3/22/2014

Championship Event: Individual

Suburban Ice Arena, East Lansing

All day

3/23/2014

Championship Event: Team

Suburban Ice Arena, East Lansing

All day