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2022 Magnolia Open – Online Program

WE GET UP!

We Get Up - AFSC 2021 Champions

WE GET UP

Getting up is something you do in the rink and out in the world. Every time you go to practice. Every time you fight for something you believe in. Every time you stumble and find your balance you are reminded that life is slippery…Get Up!

GET UP CHAMPIONS

U.S. Figure Skating encourages its members to nominate themselves or fellow skaters to be recognized as a 2022 Get Up Champion. The program is a peer-to-peer campaign recognizing members of the U.S. Figure Skating community that embrace the Get Up spirit.

All nominees will be honored in a future issue of SKATING magazine and select nominees will be chosen to be Get Up Ambassadors for the 2022-23 membership year.

ABOUT #WEGETUP

The Get Up® campaign was launched by U.S. Figure Skating in 2017 to help skaters and non-skaters alike to recognize the grit, passion and perseverance needed to Get Up in the rink and in life every day.

The campaign is a celebration of the strength, resilience and determination it takes to be a figure skater. Our goal is to attract new skaters to the sport, grow our fan base and empower our members to take pride in who they are as figure skaters while making a positive difference in their communities.

OUR CHAMPIONS GOT UP!

We’re proud to announce our 2021 We Get Up Champions: Brynn C, Madeline F, Mia R and Cathy S. Congratulations!

Magnolia Open 2022

Magnolia Open Registration Is Open

Registration is now open in EMS for the Magnolia Open competition which is to be held in Alpharetta, GA on March 11-13th! Don’t miss your chance to sign up!

Register Now!

An Amazing Week of Competition is Over!

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.

Sincerely — AFSC.

Important: Updated COVID Safety Protocols

AFSC Covid Protocols Update Aug 2 2021

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.

Thank You!

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