Saturday, September 17, 2016

Last Friday, OUSST held our season try-outs and welcomed five new skaters to the team!  Welcome to the team Nova Kaplun, Kyleigh Viessman, Kelcey Everniss, Morgan Balcerek, and Carson Oehler!  Be on the look out for this year's skater bios!

This year's competitions and performances are:

Dad's Weekend - November 4, 2016
Kalamazoo - November 18-20, 2016
Porter (still up in the air) - December 2-4, 2016
Mid-Westerns Sectionals in Grand Forks, ND - January 26-29, 2017
Tri-States in Mentor, OH - February 10-11, 2017
Reflections Competiton in Hershey, PA - February 19-20, 2017

We might add more performances at Bird during hockey games, so stay tuned!

This past Sunday, we had our photoshoot for this year's D1/OUSST calendar!  It was so much fun and I cannot wait to see the final result and start selling calendars!  This year, we are trying to go to Grand Forks, North Dakota for this years Mid-Westers/Pacific Sectionals.  Last year, we were unable to go to the competition in Minnesota because we could not raise enough money in time.  We hope to raise enough money in time to attend our biggest competition of the season!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Update

It's been almost a full year since I last posted on this blog, and for that I do apologize.  Here is a quick recap of what happened in the 2015-2016 synchro season.

We started the year with an incredible amount of excitement and hope.  Our calendar fundraiser was a roaring success, and something we will be doing again this year.  We sold every single copy we ordered, and had we started earlier, could have probably sold even more!

We went from having two on ice practices a week to having three, which we all seemed to like.  However, after losing our coach midway through the season, and being unable to get any competition dresses (we had to contact girls from the 2013-2014 season to get back the Inception dresses.  We wore black leotards and black wrap skirts for our first competition.  It was awful.), our season slowly began to get more and more stressful.  After winter break, we all came back to intercession feeling a little defeated.  It had been a tough year.  However, after selecting Anne McBride to be our new coach, things started turning around for the better.  We were doing more as a team and learning how to overcome the hardships we had faced.  We ended our year feeling excited for the next season.

Fast forward to today, July 12, 2016.  We are slowly but surely gearing up for the new season.  Our fundraiser chair, Hannah Miller, and I have been discussing preparations for the 2016-2017 calendar.  Our coach, Anne McBride, is working diligently on coming up with a unique, sexy, mature, and WINNING program for this season.  Our vice president, Jordan Mezey, is also working to find a new apparel dealer for this season.  As for myself, I am revising our constitution, as well as putting together a binder filled with venders, hotels, restaurants, etc. that we have been to before.  Needless to say, this season is going to be great.  I look forward to updating in a few short weeks with another update!  Until then, stay cool and stay beautiful!