GGBFSC Newsletter — 5/1/2021

Positive COVID tests for skaters and immediate family members MUST be reported to Sarah Schoen immediately!

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Parent Meeting

Your Board of Directors will be holding a “State of the Club” parent meeting.

  • Date: May 19, 2021
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Place: DePere Ice Arena (upstairs)

GGBFSC Skate Camp

We are really excited to offer a skating camp at GGBFSC!

This session will be at Cornerstone Community Center. Guest Coaches will include Philippe Poirier, Marcie Kierpiec, and Peter Biver. Check out the flyer below for more information!

Come join us for the GGBFSC Summer Skating Camp!

Camp Dates: July 14-16, 2021.

Test Session: Saturday, July 17, 2021.

Ice Show Information

The Ice Show and practices are coming up soon. A more detailed schedule was emailed on April 13 to those participating. Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • Practices:
    • May 10, 12, 17, 19
    • May 12 (Picture Day)
    • 4-9 pm
  • Dress Rehearsal:
    • May 21
    • 5-?
  • Ice Show:
    • May 22
    • 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm


The U.S. Figure Skating Aspire program helps beginning figure skaters make the transition from learn to skate group classes into U.S. Figure Skating membership. Designed to go hand in hand with U.S. Figure Skating introductory membership, Aspire is intended to boost member retention, keep skaters on the ice and teach young athletes and their families what it means to be a figure skater.

Open to Basic 4 and up — As well as new New Club members

  • Next Camp date: August 10th from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Ice Schedule

Walk-ons are not available at this time. There will be no exceptions. All ice must be contracted by 11:59 pm the day before the session

Masks are REQUIRED when indoors.

Upcoming Events

Next Test Session

  • July 17, 2021

Coaches’ Reserve

It is our pleasure to introduce our members to an option called the “Coaches’ Reserve.” In the past, we have allowed “walk on” skaters to show up and skate when they had not previously used a punch and scheduled themselves on a particular club ice session.  Due to Covid 19 and the difficulty and inconsistency in the process, the GGBFSC board voted to discontinue allowing skaters to use the walk on option.

We have had requests from both skaters and coaches alike to reinstate some form of an option that would allow a skater to utilize a club ice session when he or she had not scheduled that ice session in the allotted time frame prior to the session.
In response to this, we are now offering a “Coaches’ Reserve” punch.  

This option allows coaches to purchase as many reserve punches as they would like at rate of $16 per punch.  When the coach purchases the punches, they will be issued reserve tickets that they may use when necessary.  In this process, the coach is responsible for the skaters access to the ice.
For example, if a skater thought they had scheduled ice but realized they had not when they got to the rink, or if a skater and coach want to get an additional session in before a competition or because they have some extra time on a particular day, the coach can offer the skater a Coaches’ Reserve ticket to do so.  

The coach would need to:- Ensure that the session is not at capacity and can allow an additional skater- Give the reserve ticket to the skater to fill out with their name, date and session skated (the ticket then gets dropped in the GGBFSC club box in the lobby at DePere or near the coaches’ locker room at Cornerstone)- Bill the skater for the $16 charge with their regular coaching bill
We hope that coaches will take advantage of this option as they see necessary.  Please ask your skaters coach if he or she is participating and feel free to send any questions to Carl Black at

Attention All High School Skaters

Have you ever heard of the Wisconsin High School Skating Series? Well, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, the High School Skating Team is BACK at the GGBFSC!

Any high schooler from the Greater Green Bay and surrounding areas is eligible to participate. If you or your skater will be in 9th-12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year, you are eligible to compete! This team is a great way to spend time with other club members, team bond, and compete in a fun circumstance.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Coach Molly Kelly at or (920)265-9553. 
Stay tuned for the announcement of a Zoom call held with an informational session as well as Q&A at a later date.


Fundraising balance due amounts can be viewed in Entryeeze under, Volunteer > My Volunteer Hours

Fundraising balances are due May 1, 2021.

Need last minute fundraising: purchase a business ad in the Spring Ice Show.

Fundraising checks will be cashed May 15, 2021.

Check out our fundraising page for available options for fundraising all year.

Questions: Contact Jen Kreuser

Learn to Skate

Spring registration Classes Start April 8th.

We are looking for GGBFSC Club members age 13+ to help out. Please email Sarah at if interested

Classes are full for the Spring session

Thursday 6:20 – 7:20 pm
    Saturday 9:20 – 10:20 am / 9:50 – 10:50 am

Summer registration will open at 12:01 am on June 6th. Register Now

Summer classes    Wednesday 5:20 – 6:20 pm / 5:50 – 6:50 pm

Competition Announcements

Check out these competitions at other clubs…

Camp Announcements

Check out these camps at other clubs…

Donations of Cleaning Supplies Needed

We are looking for single use wipes or a spray and paper towel to clean the music player area. If you would like to donate supplies please reply to the newsletter.

Team App

GGBFSC uses TeamApp for last minute notifications.

Comments, Questions Concerns for the GGBFSC Board?

We have a form! We want to help. This form is submitted to only the Executive Board which is made up of the GGBFSC President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Submissions are treated with the strictest confidentiality to maintain the integrity of all parties involved.

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