Dear Eugene Figure Skating Club Skaters, Members, and Friends:
As we prepare and plan for the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, we all receive much instruction and direction on a local and national level. Eugene Figure Skating Club (EFSC) is no different. In keeping with the recommendations from US Figure Skating, the Oregon Governor’s proclamation closing schools, and the general guidance of the 4J School District, EFSC will suspend all Club sponsored events until April 1. At that time, we will re-evaluate our situation and will determine our next steps.
Until April 1, there will be no EFSC-sponsored Freestyles nor Learn-to-Skate classes. EFSC operates as a Club. We have contracted with the Lane County Ice Center (the Rink) to rent the ice for our designated classes and events. We, however, are completely separate entities.
At the time of the publication of this announcement, the Rink still is operational and may continue to have public skating sessions and Rink-sponsored Freestyle sessions. We recommend that you regularly check the RinkExchange website for an updated schedule, as things are changing daily, and sometimes hourly.
This is an unprecedented situation. It is a unique and scary circumstance for us all. In due time, we will have a more full picture of whether we will be able to continue with our EFSC season. Until that time, we will not be issuing any refunds or credits for our closure. In general, per our website, we have a no refund policy. As you can imagine, this is necessary for a small, non-profit as we are obligated to pay for our ice time under our contract. However, we recognize the potential for hardship for our skating families. Our sincere hope is to be able to make up any lost time. As such, we will asses our policy as future events develop.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we wade through this uncharted time. Above all, please stay safe and healthy! We hope to see you all soon back on the ice, doing what we love!
Very truly yours,
Eugene Figure Skating Club Board