MICHIGAN SHOWCASE VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
Michigan Showcase is the result of years of hard work at the hands of many volunteers, and Ice House Skating Academy is honored to have the fruits of their labor rewarded once more as the chosen LOC for the 2018 National Showcase.
But first things first- let's crush 2018 Michigan Showcase!
Below is the most comprehensive information compiled about the volunteer positions for Michigan Showcase. They are only meant as a representation, and may not reflect each and every duty. For the most thorough explanation, I suggest contacting each Chairperson with your questions and/concerns- they are your first line of communication.
The link for the Sign-up Genius details specific days, times, and number of volunteers needed for each location.
If you are new to the club and its volunteer efforts, Welcome! We're so glad you have chosen the Ice House to be your figure skating club! Please don't hesitate to contact any of the chairpersons, board members, or myself if you have any questions.
If this marks another veteran year for your family- then you know it's time to dig in and go to work.
Volunteer Registration Link
CHAIR- HEATHER OLSON
Registration is a systematic operation, where you will check in skaters, collect their music, give them their gift from the Club and answer basic questions. The registration desk is also responsible for selling results for each event. This position requires friendliness and a willingness to answer questions as you are the front line of the competition and set the tone for those arriving to compete. It can get crazy at times when many skaters come to check in at once. You are also basically the information desk so many will come to the registration table if they have questions or complaints. Therefore, volunteers for this area require grace under pressure, patience and a positive attitude. If you like to have fun, meet new people, and be on the "front line" then this is the spot for you!
4 LOCATIONS-MULTIPLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
CHAIR- SARAH MANNING
These jobs require interaction with the skaters.
Main Practice Ice Check in: Lobby
Check skaters in as they report for practice ice, collect back up CD (record music type Light/Dramatic on check-in sheet), sell additional practice ice slots as available. Direct skaters to the appropriate arena/locker rooms. Transport CDs to the Music Player if no music runner is available.
Music Runner: Transporting CDs to the Music Player, fill in other areas of practice ice as needed.
Spotlight Practice Check in (Rink Side):
Skaters are responsible for checking in at entrance to rink. The skate order is pre-printed, and should be followed. Keep in contact with Music Player/Announcer when deviating from the printed skate order. "On deck" skaters should be waiting by the curtain for their turn. All other skaters can practice backstage until their name is announced. Skaters are only allowed to practice with their music (with spotlight on them) ONE TIME. They have the entire ice for the duration of their program.
Music Player/Announcer for Spotlight Practice ONLY:
Announce skaters as they enter the ice and play their music. Also, announce skaters that are "on deck" to keep constant flow. Return music to check-in table at end of each session.
Practice Ice (no spotlight):
At the beginning of each session, check in each skater at entrance to ice. Keep track of time. Practice ice sessions are 20 minutes in length. Skaters practice on ice as a group. All skaters for that session are on the ice at the same time-no music, no spotlight. When 20 minute session is over, make an announcement that the practice session is over and usher skaters off the ice.
CHAIR- LISA JOHNSON
2 people working together to post results. Typically scheduled in 1-2 hour increments. This is a perfect job for a sibling, skater (age 10+), or a parent who prefers a quieter role while volunteering, while remaining physically active.
CHAIRS- MARIA KORMOS & LINDA VERMILLION
This is a 1-2 person job. There will be scheduled times for awards, with a designated spot for presenting them. You will be responsible for calling out for those placing in the top 4 of each flight to receive their medal. We would like all 4 winners to be on the podium, but sometimes things happen and skater/s might not show. Don’t wait too long before presenting medals and moving on to the next flight's winners. This is a great job if you like to interact with the skaters and see the thrill in their eyes when they receive their awards. Must always wear a smile!
CHAIRS- JOHN SLEMP & TOM KOCIUBA
Operate the spotlights during spotlight practice and throughout the competition. This job has a GREAT view of the skating! Beginner spotlight operators require a tutorial in advance. Please contact John and/or Tom regarding responsibilities for this position.
2 PERSON SIMULTANEOUS JOB
CHAIRS- ANGIE COLASANTI & JANET POPPEI
This job requires patience! You will be responsible for making sure the skaters are on the mini warm-up ice 3 skaters prior to when they compete. One person will stay by the entrance to the ice checking in skaters, while a second person will go to the locker rooms calling for skaters as their time is approaching. It is ultimately the skaters responsibility to get on the ice, so if they miss their time, its on them.
CHAIR- LAURA HELM
Optimally, there are 3 areas per shift.
Area 1: Entrance to stands/tunnel to locker rooms- Redirect individuals without appropriate credentials from entering the tunnel area, and redirect spectators from entering the stands while a skater is performing.
Area 2: Entrance to South tunnel in North rink- Redirect non-competition traffic from entering the tunnel, and redirect.
Area 3: Zam area near entrance to East rink- Mainly crowd control. Direct prop assemblers to the East rink/outside East doors, keep noise level to a minimum. Redirect those without appropriate credentials.
OFFICIALS HOSPITALITY: ANGIE PALACIOS & SHERRY PATRELL
VOLUNTEER/COACHES HOSPITALITY: ANGIE PALACIOS & CHRIS PAYNE
Volunteers needed to maintain the hospitality area at all times; making coffee, refilling food, keeping area clean.
Additionally, the volunteer sign in/out is located in Volunteer/Coaches hospitality.
1-2 volunteers per shift will distribute pre-ordered merchandise, and sell additional pins and programs. Collect additional spirit wear orders.
SET UP/TEAR DOWN
Many hands makes light work! Brenda has the task list, but some jobs include putting up black paper on the rink, putting up rope lights, placing signs, etc...
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