Registration for Skate Milwaukee 2019 now open!

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

1.     Go to www.usfsaonline.org

2.     Enter your U.S. Figure Skating or Learn to Skate Member number and password

a.    If you need assistance with your member number and password, contact Member Services at memberservices@usfigureskating.org

3.     Select the “Registration/Administration” option under the Events tab. 

4.     Click “Event Registration & Information”

5.     Choose “Skate Milwaukee” from the list of competitions. 

If you need assistance completing your registration, contact productsupport@usfigureskating.org

Application for this year’s Tanger Scholarship is now open

GALE AND TOM TANGER SCHOLARSHIP

2019 Application

February 2019

Dear Athletes:

The Wisconsin Figure Skating Club (WFSC) Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Gale and Tom Tanger Scholarship.

The Tanger Scholarship Fund was created to provide financial aid to a Scholar-Athlete from the Wisconsin Figure Skating Club.  The scholar-athlete must be a graduating high school senior student. The funds are generated from the profits of the annual Skate Milwaukee Competition.  In 2009 the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Figure Skating Club (WFSC) voted to establish this fund in the name of Gale and Tom Tanger, founders of the Skate Milwaukee competition.  The award of the scholarship will be determined by a three to five-member review committee.

The Gale and Tom Tanger Scholarship is a merit based scholarship. This scholarship is not based on need.  It is created as a cash award/recognition to a selected recipient(s).  Candidates may apply through an online application form found on the WFSC web-site.  This scholarship is open to home club members of the Wisconsin Figure Skating Club who have met all the selection criteria.

Criteria to be met by the applicant will include, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Academic Excellence             
  2. Acceptance and full-time enrollment into a major college or university
  3. Athletic distinction
  4. Extracurricular and volunteer activities.

The award will be announced by April 16 and will be presented at the annual WFSC Banquet.  The committee will make every attempt to acknowledge each recipient in person at the Scholarship Recognition Assembly or Program at the recipient’s school.

The application and all supporting materials must be fully completed and postmarked by March 31, 2019, or the applicant will not be considered. All materials must be sent to: Thomas Tanger, Scholarship Chair. Any questions regarding the application may be emailed to tgtanger@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest in the WFSC Academic Athlete Scholarship. The committee looks forward to receiving your application.

Good Luck!

Tom Tanger

Scholarship Chair

Full applications

Coach Angie Johnstad

Coach Angie Johnstad is the Skating Director and Head Coach for the Wisconsin Edge. She has been a member of Wisconsin FSC since 1989 (although back then she went by “AJ”, not “Angie” and it was called “Precision” team skating, not yet “synchro”) With the Wisconsin Edge, she skated with the Intermediate and Junior teams, which was highlighted by four National Championships. While studying at UW-Milwaukee, Angie began her coaching career with the Edge, first assisting longtime WFSC coach and Edge founder Jon Sorkan. This year marks her 20th season coaching for the Wisconsin Edge, and her 7th as Skating Director. Angie holds a Certified Synchro rating from the Professional Skaters Association, and also serves as a consultant for the synchro club in Juneau, Alaska. She also coaches freestyle and moves in the field.

Coach Angie Q&A

What do you love about coaching: I feel I actually enjoy coaching more than I love skating itself. It’s an incredible experience being able to help our athletes pass tests and reach their personal goals. I’m also thankful for the strong relationships with my longtime skating families, and being able to watch them grow up together over the years. The kids make me laugh and keep me young!

Coaching philosophy: Skating can be an enjoyable, fulfilling sport at any skill or commitment level! But it’s also important to remember that you can’t count on getting more out, then what you put in.

Additionally, I feel it’s important to not just develop good, strong skaters, but to also help them grow into good, strong people.

Greatest skating accomplishment: Although I have a few personal highlights, I’m more proud of my students and teams, so I’ll say their three Midwestern Synchronized Sectional Championships is tops! I was also very proud to help George Palabrica – Schorse get to his first Sectionals in Novice Mens last year! Fun fact: For the last 12 years, I’ve enjoyed an alter-ego in the world of roller derby… “Terror Lapinski” (get it??) For seven years I skated as a blocker for the Brewcity Bruisers on the “Shevil Knevils”, and like my namesake, then traded my skates for an announcer’s microphone. (Bonus fun fact- I helped to choreograph the opening ceremonies for Skate America a few years ago, and got to meet Tara Lipinski backstage… she did a very good job pretending not to be completely weirded out by the name homage. Ha!)

Skate with Jason kick-off event for the WFSC 2019 philanthropic fundraiser

Skaters and parents participate at the kick-off event for the WFSC 2019 philanthropic fundraiser to support Make A Wish foundation and WFSC’s Red White and Blades. The event culminated in the surprise reveal that Olympic Skater Jason Brown will come to Milwaukee on March 31st! Incentives to various fundraising levels through the duration of the event, and Jason will hold clinics, skate with skaters, and do a photo Q&A. Skaters can be registered for the event at: https://wisconsinfscwithjason.org/