Events

June 2023

Arizona Ice Classic Competition

June 23-25, 2023, Ice Den Chandler, 7225 W Harrison St, Chandler, AZ 85226 


The registration for AIC is now open!


Desert Ice Figure Skating Club of Arizona presents its annual Arizona Ice Classic Competition, which will be held June 23-25, 2023 at Ice Den Chandler.  Events offered include Excel, Compete USA, IJS, Adult Solo Pattern Dance, and Showcase (including duets and interpretive). This is a qualifying event for the 2024 National Showcase.  Please share with your club members, LTS skaters and friends.


NEW for 2023! Prices include a professional digital download copy of skater’s program for each event. The event will also be live streamed at no charge, compliments of Desert Ice SC of Arizona. 


Click here for the competition page, including the competition announcement and a link to EMS for registration.


Please contact heatheramandasapp@gmail.com with any questions.


Deadline May 15 at 11:59 pm; Late registration until May 23 at 11:59 pm with a $40 late fee.


Desert Ice Skating Club of Arizona

http://www.discoa.org


May 2023

2023 Copper State Classic Competition

May 19-21, 2023

Copper State Skating Club presents the 2023 Copper State Classic

The competition will include “Showcase Sunday” featuring a full day of showcase competition on 3/4 ice.  Showcase competitors can be selected to compete in a skate-off at the end of the day in six different categories.  The skate-off winners receive an award.

Copper State Classic is an Excel Series competition.

NEW THIS YEAR:


April 2023

Fiesta Skate 2023

April 20-23, 2023, AZ Ice Peoria, 15829 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382 

This competition is an Official Qualifier for the National Excel Series, National Solo Dance Series, and National Showcase. Check out the official SCP website for all of the information and links to registration. The Registration closes midnight AZ time 3/23.




DISCOA Junior Board Meeting

The DISCOA Junior Board will be assembling gift baskets for our Ice Den Chandler coaches on Sunday April 16th from 2-4pm in the party rooms at the rink.

We would like to invite our younger club members, ages 10 and under, and our members ages 11-20 who may be interested in joining the board, to participate in packing and decorating the gift bags. This will be an opportunity to interact with Junior Board members and learn a bit about what the group does, how we conduct our meetings, and the types of issues and events we are involved with. Our April monthly meeting will be held while we work on craft projects for our coaches gift bags.

An RSVP would be appreciated, but not required, to: Jrboard@discoa.org


The Junior Board is comprised of DISCOA skaters ages 11-20 and focuses on building teamwork and support among our youth skaters, volunteers to support our skating community, and the community in general, holds meetings, events and fundraisers and makes decisions on issues affecting them directly.


2023-2024 Synchronized Skating Tryouts

March 2023

Synchronized Skating Free Open House

Ice Den Scottsdale

9375 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 .

March 20th, 2023. 5 :45pm -6:30pm


Ice Den Chandler

7225 W Harrison St, Chandler, AZ 85226 

March 14th, 2023, 5:15pm - 6:15pm

DISCOA Test Session

The Desert Ice Skating Club of Arizona is offering an in-person test session on March 5th, 2023, 6:30am -8:00am at Ice Den Chandler, 7225 W Harrison St, Chandler, AZ 85226.


Registration is open via EntryEeeze. Sing up by February 22nd!

February 2023

DISCOA Dress Sale

February 17 and 18, 2023

Ice Den Chandler, 7225 W Harrison St, Chandler, AZ 85226 

Clean out your closets! We are having our semi-annual dress sale where you can find competition dresses, skates, and warm - up clothes. 

January 2023

Synchro Exhibition

Come and watch 11 Ice Denettes Synchronized Teams perform their programs as they prepare for the Sweetheart Classic Competition and Sectionals later this month!

Tuesday, January 17th, 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm.

National Skating Month

January is National Skating Month. In honor of this, the Ice Den Chandler is offering a FREE Learn to Figure Skate class for new skaters ages 4-adult. Skaters may enroll in one of the following classes of their choice:

January 8, 2023: 12:30pm - 1:00pm

January 8, 2023: 1:00pm - 1:30 pm

Registration is open and space is limited. Follow the link for more information and registration process:

www.icedenchandler.com/skating-clinics 

December 2022

Desert Ice Figure Skating Club of Arizona members having fun at the Holiday Get Together, Enchant, Scottsdale, AZ. December 27th, 2022.

Ice Den Chandler Holiday Show

DISCOA Junior Board members helped raise funds by selling flowers during the Holiday Show at Ice Den Chandler on December 23rd, 2022.

Annual Toy Drive 2022

Ice Denettes Synchronized Skating have partnered with Coyotes Theater on Ice, the Arizona Bobcats hockey, the Ice Den Solo Ice Dance Team, Cactus Jack's Ahwatukee Tavern, and Camelback Moving - Phoenix AZ Movers to bring a true holiday miracle to the Hopi Nation. We are collecting gently used and new toys, bikes, playsets, and clothing to bring to the families in need on the reservation. The Hopi Nation has an 80% unemployment rate, and most follow the traditional lifestyle of their ancestors. Many of the Hopi families lack running water, have no electric, and live below the poverty line. We would love to share our many blessings with them this holiday season!


World Ice Skating Day

December 4, 2022 

The International Skating Union (ISU) just announced the launch of the first World Ice Skating Day This is an annual festival that celebrates ice skating all over the world through various events taking place simultaneously on the first Sunday of December.  Its mission is to reunite ice skating professionals, amateurs and beginners to break social, economic and cultural boundaries and to encourage greater inclusion, youth involvement and future development of all ice skating disciplines. 

You can learn more about this festival by following the link below: 

https://www.worldiceskatingday.com/

November 2022

Ice Denettes Synchro Tryouts

The Ice Denettes Synchro Program is pleased to announce a tryout for competitive synchro teams at Ice Den Scottsdale! We are excited to welcome skaters to the team who are based in Scottsdale. We currently have over 100 skaters on our 8 teams. The skaters on these teams range in age from 5 years to over 60, and basic skills levels all the way through Olympians!

The new teams in Scottsdale will prepare to compete in Poway, California, the weekend of February 11th along with the rest of the Ice Denettes. We encourage any skaters who are interested in, or even just curious about, team skating to join us for the tryout.

The tryout will take place on Monday, November 21st:

*Aspire Skills Teams (Basic 4 - Freeskate 6) will be from 5:30pm - 6:00pm.

*High Level Tryouts (Pre-preliminary - Senior MITF) will be from 6:00pm - 6:30pm.

All interested skaters should complete one of the following forms:

Skills Team - https://forms.gle/hSov7GAGFQxuvUy88

High Level Team - https://forms.gle/f5joApzpqDcnXMfq6

Skaters should wear all black attire to the tryout, with long hair pulled out of the way in a bun or ponytail. After a guided warm-up, each skater will have an opportunity to demonstrate a few of their favorite or best skills or elements, or skate a 30-second or less "mini-program" without music that showcases their best skills.

Weekly practices will likely be Mondays from 5:30 - 6:30 pm and some Saturdays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Schedule, contract, and pricing will be available once we have our teams determined. Choreography boot camp for the new teams is scheduled for Sunday, November 27th, between 2:45 - 7:30 pm. 


October 2022

DISCOA Jr. Board Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party

We will be holding our annual Halloween Party on October 22nd, 2022! Please bring your own pumpkin, carving tools and patterns will be provided. You may also bring your own supplies. Dinner will be provided and parents are also welcome to attend. If you have any donations for the board please bring them to this meeting.

September 2022

DISCOA Dress Sale 2022

The Desert Ice Figure Skating Club of AZ is holding their annual Dress Sale at Ice Den Chandler on Friday, September 23rd from 4 pm -7 pm and Saturday, September 24th from  10am - 1pm.


2022 National Solo Dance Final

September 7-10, 2022

The Cube Ice & Entertainment Center

27745 Smyth Dr, Valencia, CA 91355

https://www.fscsocal.com/nationalsolodance

https://ijs.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2022/30925/index.asp 


Link

August 2022

2022 Solo Ice Den National Team Roster

Congratulations to 17 members of the Solo Ice Den Dance Team who qualified for Nationals and to their coach Naomi Lang!

Amber - preliminary pattern dance

Makena -  preliminary pattern dance

Angelina -  preliminary pattern dance

Shauna - pre bronze pattern dance

Eliana - juvenile combined

Jordyn - intermediate combined

Sophia - intermediate combined, silver pattern dance

Ayah - novice combined, silver pattern dance

Abby - junior combined, pre gold pattern

Maria - senior combined, pre gold pattern

Sakshi - senior combined, gold pattern

Brenna - senior combined

Alyssa - international pattern dance

Connie - international pattern dance

Eliana/Shauna - pre bronze shadow dance

Katherine/Emma - pre silver shadow dance

Josephine/Ayah - silver shadow dance

Maria/Abby - pre gold shadow pattern dance

The top 6 skaters from each  section of the United States (Pacific, Mid-Western, and Eastern) qualify for the National Final in combined and solo pattern events. The top 3 teams from each section qualify for shadow dance event. 

The Solo Dance Series competitions were held from March and August, and the National Solo Dance Final will be held in September. 


DISCOA Jr. Board

volunteered and helped raised funds at the Arizona Ice Classic Competition, August 5 -7, 2022

photos from the AZ Ice Classic Competition

July 2022

DISCOA Jr. Board Meeting

was held on July 23rd, 2022 in the party room at Ice Den  Chandler.

This was the first meeting for this membership year. In addition to our normal agenda, we assembled 175 gift bags for our Arizona Ice Classic skating competition.

The DISCOA Junior Board looks forward to a great start to the 2022/2023 year!


INTERESTED IN JOINING THE JUNIOR BOARD? 

 All DISCOA skaters ages 11 to 20, full and associate members, are welcome to join the Junior Board. The group exists to foster team building and support the skating community. Typical activities include volunteering for events, philanthropy, themed parties, group projects and activities, and the opportunity to make decisions for situations that affect them directly. Meetings are monthly, annual dues are $10.00, and members must be current on their annual DISCOA membership.

 To begin or continue your skater’s membership in the Junior Board for the 2022/2023 membership year:

Complete the online application below (current members do need to fill out an application annually)

Pay the $10.00 annual membership via the link below

Be sure to renew your skater’s DISCOA membership for the 2022-2023 calendar year

Invite your DISCOA skating friends to join us in our many activities!

 Junior Board Application Link:

https://forms.gle/9TiZREKtkGmRq6Bh7

 Junior Board Annual Dues Payment Link:

https://checkout.square.site/buy/WV4WUJHSTYMVIGLJYZEXFS6V


June 2022

DISCOA Jr. Board Meeting

 DISCOA Junior Board Officers for the 2022/2023 membership year

 President: Maria Gonzalez

Vice President: Jini Oh

Secretary: Carol Zhang

Treasurer: Ayah Bouanani


 DISCOA Junior Board Platinum Volunteers for 2021/2022

At our June meeting, two of our members were recognized for their high level of dedication to the Board and their many, many hours of volunteer time to help keep our activities running and make them successful. 

Maria Gonzalez

Jini Oh

Thank you, Maria and Jini, for all of your hard work and support!


2021/2022 Activities

Last year, Junior Board members created hand-made skater gifts for DISCOA’s Arizona Ice Classic (AIC) competition, helped with Thank You cards for the judges, and ran their own sales table at the competition. They also operated sales tables for Ice Den Chandler’s Holiday show and Team competition, and assembled dozens of baskets for DISCOA’s annual Coach Appreciation Week. Our skaters had fun at the Board’s annual Halloween party, sold chocolate bars to raise funds toward their Stars on Ice tickets, and held their EOY meeting at an off-site restaurant!


May 2022

April 2022

DISCOA Jr. Board members put together gifts for our coaches this afternoon for coach appreciation week. 

DISCOA Jr. Board Meeting

April 10, 2022, 1pm -4pm at Ice Den Chandler

We are thankful for all that our coaches do and are excited to celebrate them.


American Ice Theater Seminar 

 AIT Phoenix Spring Seminar is on Sunday, April 10 from 10:30 am - 12:45 pm at Ice Den Scottsdale (9375 E. Bell Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260).


This seminar will be led by American Ice Theatre Co-CEO, Kate McSwain and AIT Phoenix Director, Jacqueline Benson. This seminar will explore the fundamentals of AIT curriculum, including Six Ways of the Spine, improvisation techniques, and moving our bodies in creative ways. A fun combo will be taught as well.


All registrations are due by FRIDAY, APRIL 8. This AIT Seminar is for skaters ages 8+ and levels Freeskate 1+. The registration fee is $65. As always, coaches may attend for free.


Registration is available here: https://americanicetheatre.org/phoenix/.




March 2022

2022 National Solo Dance Series Competitions

The Solo Dance Series is a nationwide competitive program for solo dancers that allows skaters to have the opportunity to qualify for a national final and increase the visibility of ice dancing. 

This program is open to individual skaters within the Eastern, Midwestern and Pacific Coast sections. Skaters need to register for the Solo Dance Competition Series by April 1st, 2022 to have an  opportunity to qualify for a national final based off their IJS scores at designated solo dance series competitions.  The top six skaters from each section will be invited to compete at the National Solo Dance Final in Santa Clarita, September 7-10, 2022. For more information, please visit: https://www.usfigureskating.org.





Annual DISCOA Skater Celebration 

Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Sandbar Mexican Grill at 7200 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226

12:00pm -1:30pm

We will be celebrating skating accomplishments of our club's members over the last year.

DISCOA Dress Sale

Clean out your closets to earn a little extra money, or come to shop, DISCOA receives 20% commission on each sale.  We will sell competition/practice dresses, skirts, bags, tights, gloves, boots, and blades, guards, and more.  


February 2022

Beijing 2022 Olympic Games Figure Skating Schedule

January 2022

Congratulations to Ice Denettes Synchronized Skating Teams Harmony, Synergy and Affinity who competed at the 2022 Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectionals Competition this month!

Synchronized Skating Team

Interested in trying synchronized skating? The next introductory session runs February 18 to March 25, 2022, from 3:30pm -4:00pm on Fridays at Ice Den Chandler. It is open to everyone from Basic 4-Freeskate 6. You also get to perform at the Learn to Skate team Competition on Saturday, March 26! 

December 2021

Ice Denettes Synchronized Skating have partnered with Coyotes Theater on Ice, Arizona Bobcats hockey, The Ice Den Solo Dance Team, Cactus Jack's Ahwatukee Tavern, and Camelback Moving - Phoenix AZ Movers to bring a true holidays miracle to the Hopi Nation this holiday season! The Toy Drive was a huge success! 12,000 pounds of toys, clothes, bikes, space heaters, and more have been donated and delivered successfully to the Tewa village.