We had an amazing six days of non-stop competition beginning with the East Coast Non-Qualifying Championships on Monday then the 2022 Championship Series in Alpharetta running from Tuesday through Saturday. Congratulations to all of the competitors and extra celebrations for those who achieved a place on the podium! We saw some incredible performances over the week and it was truly an honor to host these events and have so many in attendance.
We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to all of our volunteers and hospitality donors who took on so many critical tasks and without whom competitions like these simply cannot run; thank you for taking time out of your week to make this a great event for our competitors and officials. We also owe a great debt of gratitude to all of our Judges, Technical Panel, Referees and Accountants who make the actual events possible and all of whom donate their time, energy and expertise to the sport of figure skating. The Music, Announcing and Video teams delivered a professional experience to our skaters and spectators, and the live streamed video looked and sounded amazing.
We owe our sincere thanks to the Local Organizing Committee led by Tea Junnila and Lori Malthaner. These competitions have been two years in the making, and with the assistance of the Board of Directors and other sub-committee chairs, the LOC as a whole worked tirelessly to prepare and deliver an event worthy of the competitors. Tea, Lori, we have no idea how you do what you do, but we are so grateful that you do it!
If we have missed thanking anybody, please know that it is this author’s fault, and your contributions are very much appreciated by the club. As the saying has it, “it takes a village,” and in this case it took a small city.
Finally, thank you to the competitors. We are thrilled to see you compete, and we hope you had a special and memorable time.
US Figure Skating announced a revised Mask Policy on July 30, 2021 in response to the new Delta variant of COVID-19 currently circulating in the United States. The new safety protocols go into effect today, August 2, 2021. You may read their entire statement here.
US Figure Skating has stated that they will require athletes and attendees of USFS sanctioned activities to mask up while inside buildings regardless of vaccination status. Athletes may go without a mask while on the ice and while outside warming up.
Atlanta Figure Skating Club requests that our skaters and patrons take appropriate precautions and ask that you consider following USFSA’s new COVID-19 protocols while skating at The Cooler. We have many young and at risk families and skaters that are part of our skating community that we would like to keep safe.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
It was great to see so many competitors and we’re grateful to the families (and chaperones) and the Coaches who dedicate so much of their time to support the skaters and the sport of Figure Skating as a whole.
We also owe a debt of thanks to our many volunteers, the Referee, Judges, Technical Panel and Accountants, the Rink Operations team at The Cooler, our Officials and the whole of the Local Organizing Committee all of whom gave generously of their time and without whom the event simply would not have happened. We cannot thank you enough for your contributions. 💕