Club Update: April 30, 2021

Dear Member,

This is your very, very short Captain’s log for April 30, 2021. I am reporting from the soggy bridge of the Club, and where that thing we call Spring is still a recalcitrant brat, refusing to show up as scheduled and expected. I might have taken one more snowstorm in March if it meant we could actually have spring during the Spring. Aaahhh, New England. You are a fickle master indeed.

COVID-19 Update
We had no reported cases of COVID-19 at the Club this past week. We also continue to have no evidence of any transmissions of the virus at the Club. If you are now fully vaccinated and would like to supply Cheri with a copy of your vaccination card, it will exempt you from needing to show the Club a negative PCR test after having flown (in a plane). And yes. We all still need to complete the Club’s entry-screening form before entering the Club. It doesn’t matter whether we have been half or fully vaccinated. Managing the exceptions is not a practical matter.

As always, please contact Cheri Rigby directly if you have any questions regarding COVID-19 or in understanding the Club’s safety protocols. She can be reached at cheri.rigby@scboston.org.

Graduating Senior Exhibition
Tonight, the JAC is hosting the Friday night exhibitions to honor the Club’s graduating seniors. Since we were unable to hold Ice Chips, the Club still wanted to recognize its high school seniors, and the JAC took up the challenge. Thank you, JAC members! We have a total of 30 graduating seniors this year – one of our largest groups ever. Of these 30, 8 seniors are receiving Platinum recognition from U.S. Figure Skating, 4 are receiving Gold recognition and 3 are receiving Silver recognition. We also have one member on the U.S. Figure Skating National Scholastics Honor Team. The graduating seniors will be performing individual numbers as well as a group number for friends, family, and Club members. You may not be hearing Pomp and Circumstance or seeing mortarboards fly through the air, but please join us anyway as we celebrate this remarkable group of individuals this very evening. There is plenty of room in the Tenley E. Albright Performance Center. Just keep your social distance at all times.

Club Competition
Incredibly, we have one of the largest subscribed Club competitions in a very long time coming up this Sunday, May 2, 2021. The competition is a long-standing tradition at the Club, and one designed for fun and camaraderie. It’s great to see so many members participating and taking advantage of the opportunity. As you may know too, five of the awards given at the Club’s Awards Show next week will be based on results from Sunday’s event.

Safety protocols will be in place as always. The Club Events team, along with the JAC, have organized a fun event for Club members which will be topped off as always by the hotly contested Team Event! It is our first Club competition in the new facility and will most definitely be a wonderful way to introduce new members to one of the very important Club traditions. We encourage all family and friends to come to cheer on the skaters as this will be their first opportunity to perform and compete for quite some time.

Awards Ceremony Reminder
As mentioned last week, the annual Club Awards Ceremony is fast approaching and will be on May 7, 2021. It will again be virtual (for hopefully the last year). Registration is still open and can be accessed here. We look forward to celebrating the Club’s members with another great Club tradition.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone. I am taking today and Monday off to get some yard work done – another great annual tradition here in New England.

Sincerely,

Doug Zeghibe
Executive Director