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February 4, 2022 Edition




Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, and recommendations from the CDC and other authorities, masks are now required at all times, on and off of the ice, here at the Nashoba Valley Olympia rink. Thank you for observing this important policy.


Our annual Winterfest Show was held on Saturday, January 15.

Thank you and congratulations to our 22 solo skaters and our Theatre on Ice teams for a wonderful evening of skating! Also thank you to all of the volunteers who came to check people in, hand out sanitizing wipes, open and close doors, sell raffle tickets and support our activity table. We could not have done it without you! Lastly, thank you to everyone who brought donations of food items for the Acton Food Pantry. We are still accepting donations here in the Colonial Office, so please feel free to stop in to give.


Our kickoff celebration took place at Winterfest on January 15, when we had activities and memories on display for all to see! Our 50th Year continues throughout 2022, so be on the lookout for activities for all!

Many thanks to Concord Teacakes, who donated 75 cupcakes for this 50th Year Kickoff Celebration! Make sure to visit them the next time you want delicious treats!

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Our Annual Ice Show, “Skating through the Decades” will be held on May 7, 2022. 

Thank you to all who have registered! We are excited to see so many skaters participate. In the next two weeks, please watch your email for updates, including any additional steps you may need to take, and a link to join the informational meeting which will be held in late February.

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February 8

AAC Candy Gram orders due

February 21-26

AAC Spirit Week

February 13, 14 & 17

1:10, 4:50 and 4:50 p.m.

Parent/Guardian meetings for all Aspire Advanced Skills skaters

February 23, March 2 & 9

5:30 p.m. Pre-Pre to Juv MIF

7:15 p.m. Int. to Senior MIF

Skate with the Synchro Teams

March 23

7:15 p.m. All Level Adults

Skate with the Adult Synchro Team

March 16 & 20

Synchro Team tryouts

March 30

Adult Synchro Team tryouts


2022 Adult Sectionals

March 11-13

Havertown, PA

Colonial will be represented by 5 Adult skaters: Cynthia J, Cheryl M, Jentina M, AnneMarie D and Ioana J.

2022 Adult Nationals

April 6-9

Newark, DE

Colonial will be represented by 7 Adult skaters: Cynthia J, Cheryl M, Jentina M, AnneMarie D, Suzie W, Stacey L and Robert C.

We wish our adult skaters the best of luck and great success!

2022 Adult Challenge

Date Change: June 5


With a new spring date, we are looking forward to bringing back this exciting event for Adult Skaters, and hope the entire Colonial community will come out and support our skaters as spectators and volunteers.


The Athlete Advisory Committee held their first meeting of the leadership team on January 13. AAC is led by:


Katie Branda & Paige Rowan

Vice Chair:

Megan Abbott


Gracie Dortona


Alina Hetling

Fundraising Manager:

Annika Shridhar

Co-Marketing Managers:

Mantra Ganapathy & Lauren McGurrin

Event Manager:

Harini Ganapathy

Look around the rink for information about...

Candy Grams

Send a Skater a Treat!

Spirit Week

February 21-26 - Dress up for weeklong fun!



Sign up NOW for Winter 2, which runs through March 20!

Edge & Performance Class 

Wednesdays, 4:40 PM - 5:25 PM

Fee: $125 for 7 classes; $20 Drop-in

Adult Skills & Edge

Wednesdays 8:25-9:10 p.m.

Fee: $140 for 7 classes; $25 Drop-in


Registration will open later in February

30-Minute Bootcamp on Ice 

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM

February 23 - March 30

45-Minute Bootcamp on Ice 

Wednesdays, 5:35 PM

April 6-27

Ice Flow, Edge Clinic and More

Wednesdays in March & April

Watch for details coming soon!


Off Ice Class Survey

We are working together with our partner Sarah Sherman to develop off-ice group classes for our skaters. To help with planning, please complete the following survey. We need everyone's input, so please complete the survey by Friday, February 11.

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Injury Prevention Program

What is it? This is an opportunity for skaters to meet 1-on-1 with Sarah Sherman at Live4PT. In this private session, skaters will perform movements and exercises, to identify strengths, weaknesses and imbalances. Based on the assessment, Sarah will provide an individualized off-ice program for each skater.  

Why should you do it? Become a better, stronger skater while reducing your risk of injuries.

Sarah will be here at Colonial on the following date:

Wednesday February 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Assessments will take place in the Glass Room (studio adjacent to Rink 3)

You may also schedule your assessment at Live4PT, located just one mile away at 525 Massachusetts Ave, Acton.

Sign up here: https://pteverywhere.com/PtE/live4pt/bookingonline

Note: Please make sure to click on the date you want in the online booking portal, or you may get a message stating there are no times available.

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Learn to Skate is a joint program run by the Colonial Figure Skating Club and the Nashoba Skating School. All lessons are taught by Skating Professionals.

The Winter 2 Session begins March 2. Classes are held on Wednesday afternoons, and Saturday/Sunday mornings. Use this link, Learn to Skate, to learn more and to register.

DID YOU KNOW? ADULTS SKATE, TOO! Maybe you never thought about it before, and now is the time! Adults are welcome and encouraged to join Learn to Skate!


Parent/Guardian Meetings

Parents/Guardians of skaters in our Aspire classes, please join us for an important meeting during your skater's class the week of February 13. Meetings will be held in the Green Room, which overlooks Rink 1.

Have you ever wondered... What is Aspire? How long should my skater stay in Aspire? What else can my skater do? Should my skater join other classes? Is synchronized skating or Theatre on Ice for my skater? How can my skater get more practice? What is Colonial?

We will answer these and other questions you may have. The meetings will be led by Jessica Dupuis, Aspire Director, and Patty Flanagan, Executive Director.

Sunday, February 13 1:10-1:55

Monday, February 14 4:50-5:25

Thursday, February 17 4:50-5:25

Please contact advancedskills@colonialfsc.com for more information.




Come skate with the teams and try synchro for free! During the skate with the teams sessions, we will introduce skaters to the fundamentals of synchronized skating with basic synchro elements while showing them how fun it is to skate with friends!

Now is the time to give synchro a try and see if you want to join.

Dates and Times:

February 23 and March 2 & 9

5:30 p.m. Pre-Pre to Juv MIF

7:15 p.m. Int. to Senior MIF

March 23

7:15 p.m. All Level Adults

Visit our Synchro Page for details and to register.


Once you skate with the teams, and you love it, try out for one of our 2022-2023 teams.

Wednesday, March 16

5:35-6:35 p.m. Aspire level - Juv MIF

7:15-8:15 p.m. Int. - Senior MIF

Sunday, March 20

2:05-3:05 p.m. Aspire level - Juv MIF

3:15-4:15 p.m. Int. - Senior MIF

March 30

7:15-8:15 p.m. Adults, all levels

Tryout Fee: $25

Registration for tryouts will open soon.

Interested in learning more about Synchronized Skating? 

Contact: synchro@colonialfsc.com

Follow our teams on Instagram!

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Our Broadway Blades Theatre on Ice team has completed the choreography of their Long Program, which they performed for the first time at the Winterfest exhibition.

The team will be working with coach and choreographer Gillian Robidas to learn and perfect their Short Program, or Choreographic Exercise (CE). Gillian is a figure skater living in southern NH. She is passionate about contemporary movements, writing, goal setting and good food.

March 19-21, the team will travel to Burlington VT for the Theatre on Ice Festival.

The Intro to Theatre on Ice Team performed for the first time at Winterfest and is now preparing for Ice Crystals on May 7.

Interested in learning more about TOI? 

Contact: cfsctheatreonice@gmail.com

Follow our TOI teams on Instagram!



We are excited to announce a new schedule of Virtual Test Sessions. We hope all of our Colonial skaters will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to test with our home club. Dates are listed below, and please visit our Test Sessions page for more details and to register.

February 25

March 25

April 29

May 27

June 17

We are still planning to hold one IN PERSON Test Session on April 21.

To lead our testing program, please welcome our new Test Chair, Ann Wehr. Ann is one of our Club Professionals, and is excited to take on this role in the Club. If you have any questions about testing at Colonial, please talk to your skater's coach, or email Ann at testchair@colonialfsc.com


Congratulations to our Synchronized Skating Teams for their outstanding performances at the Eastern Synchro Championships, January 26-30

Congratulations to all of the synchro teams! We are proud of you!

Please join us in giving a special shout out to Janet & Ellen of our Open Masters Team - Forever Young Bronze Award Recipients!

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Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the event on January 7-10, 2022 at the Tsongas Center, Lowell, MA

The event was a great success, and without our volunteers, we could not have done it!  We appreciate you!

If you have not yet submitted your Volunteer Voucher, please do so by Friday, February 11. Go to the "Get Involved" tab on the Colonial Website, then click on "Colonial Volunteer Voucher." Please note that it may take up to one month for your hours to then be credited to your account.


The SPRING Ice Session begins on March 21

Spring is not so far away! We are about halfway through the Winter Session, and a great time for a few reminders:

  • If you will not be skating on a session you have booked, please cancel online in the Ice Booking Portal.
  • When you cancel a session, you will receive ICE CREDIT, which allows you to book another session at no extra cost.
  • PLEASE NOTE: ICE CREDIT EXPIRES AT THE END OF THE ICE BOOKING SESSION. This means that if you cancel ice during the Winter Session, you must use that credit toward ice during the same Winter Session.

QUESTIONS about Ice Booking, prices, schedules and more? Please see the Ice Booking and Programs Manual, found on the Ice Booking Portal page of our website.

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