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News Items for MI Basic Skills Series  

Date PostedNews
Oct 26 2014 Posted RESULTS from Plymouth FSC Spooktacular. Thank you to Paul Dougherty for providing these results for posting!
Oct 19 2014 Posted RESULTS from Tuxedo Invitational Basic Skills. Thank you to Sophie Erskine for providing these results for posting!
Oct 19 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Plymouth FSC Spooktacular
Oct 19 2014 The Entry Deadline for Skate Midland has been extended until Oct 25
Oct 14 2014 The Entry Deadline for Skate Midland has been extended until Oct 21
Oct 13 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Tuxedo Invitational Basic Skills
Oct 11 2014 Posted RESULTS from Dearborn Basic Skills Comp. Thank you to Dorothy Estey for providing these results for posting!
Oct 06 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Dearborn Basic Skills Comp
Sep 27 2014 Posted RESULTS from Skate the Mountain. Thank you to Sophie Erskine for providing these results for posting!
Sep 22 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Skate the Mountain
Sep 09 2014 The Entry Deadline for Skate the Mountain has been extended until Sep 15
Aug 25 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT and Online Registration forms for Tuxedo Invitational Basic Skills Oct 18 (entries due Oct 01)
Aug 10 2014 Posted RESULTS from ICE Basic Skills Competition at Flint. Thank you to Melissa Sperling for providing these results for posting!
Aug 05 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for ICE Basic Skills Competition at Flint
Jul 31 2014 Posted RESULTS from ICES Basic Skills Challenge Showcase. Thank you to Paul Dougherty for providing these results for posting!
Jul 22 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for ICES Basic Skills Challenge Showcase at Troy this Saturday
Jul 19 2014 Posted RESULTS from Skate the Shores
Jul 17 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Skate the Shores
Jul 13 2014 Posted RESULTS from Summer Chill Basic Skills. Thank you to Paul Dougherty for providing these results for posting!
Jul 08 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Summer Chill Basic Skills at Novi
Jul 08 2014 Online Registration is now available for Dearborn Basic Skills Comp
Jul 08 2014 Online Registration is now available for Skate the Mountain
Jun 22 2014 Posted RESULTS from Summer Swizzle. Thank you to Paul Dougherty for providing these results for posting!
Jun 19 2014 The MI Basic Skills Series Camp has been CANCELLED, due to lack of participation
Jun 19 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Dearborn Basic Skills Comp Oct 11 (entries due Sep 21)
Jun 19 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Skate the Mountain Sep 27 (entries due Sep 07)
Jun 15 2014 Posted RESULTS from Ann Arbor Skills and Showcase. Thank you to Sophie Erskine for providing these results for posting!
Jun 12 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Summer Swizzle competition at Farmington June 21
Jun 09 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Ann Arbor Skills and Showcase
Jun 03 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Summer Chill Basic Skills Jul 12 (entries due Jun 27)
Jun 01 2014 Posted RESULTS from Journey on the River Raisin. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!
Jun 01 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for ICES Basic Skills Challenge Showcase Jul 26 (entries due Jul 06)
May 30 2014 Michigan Area Basic Skills skaters: the Directors of the Michigan Basic Skills Series would like to invite you to the 2014 Basic Skills Summer Performance Camp, Sunday, June 22nd.  The camp will be held at a new location, in the Farmington Hills Ice Arena.  
May 29 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Skate the Shores Jul 19 (entries due Jul 01)
May 29 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Skate Midland Nov 8 (entries due Oct 14)
May 26 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Journey on the River Raisin
May 10 2014 Posted RESULTS from Tulip City Classic. Thank you to John Martin for providing these results for posting!
May 04 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Tulip City Classic
May 03 2014 Note that the date for  Tuxedo Invitational Basic Skills has been changed to Saturday Oct 18 (from original Sun Oct 26)
Apr 27 2014 Posted RESULTS from Skate the Zoo. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!
Apr 24 2014 The Entry Deadline for Tulip City Classic has been extended until Apr 30. Reminder also, the competition has also been moved from Holland to Walker Ice Arena for this year.  This puts the competition about a half hour closer for those coming from everywhere, except the lake shore.
Apr 21 2014 Posted Registration Forms for Michigan Basic Skills Series Camp at Farmington Hills Ice Arena on Sunday June 22.  This event is held the day after the Farmington Hills MIBS Competition and will include on-ice and off-ice training for skaters, as well as several training and discussion forums for parents.  Plan to be there!!
Apr 20 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Skate the Zoo
Apr 13 2014 Posted RESULTS from Arctic Basic Skills. Thank you to Paul Dougherty for providing these results for posting!
Apr 12 2014 Posted RESULTS from Mountain Town Classic. Thank you to John Martin for providing these results for posting!
Apr 06 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Mountain Town Classic
Apr 04 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Summer Swizzle Jun 21 (entries due May 27).  Online Registration is now available.
Apr 04 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Plymouth FSC Spooktacular Oct 25 (entries due Oct 04)
Apr 04 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for ICE Basic Skills Competition Aug 9 (entries due Jul 25)
Apr 04 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Arctic Basic Skills
Mar 30 2014 Posted RESULTS from Spring Freeze at Coliseum. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!
Mar 25 2014 The Entry Deadline for Mountain Town Classic has been extended until Apr 02
Mar 21 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Spring Freeze at Coliseum
Mar 16 2014 Posted RESULTS from Skate the Capitol. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!
Mar 14 2014 Online Registration is now available for Skate the Zoo
Mar 14 2014 Online Registration is now available for Journey on the River Raisin
Mar 14 2014 Online Registration is now available for Ann Arbor Skills and Showcase
Mar 14 2014 Online Registration is now available for Tulip City Classic
Mar 09 2014 The Entry Deadline for Spring Freeze at Coliseum has been extended until Mar 15
Mar 09 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Skate the Capitol
Mar 08 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Tulip City Classic May 10 (entries due Apr 25)
Mar 05 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Journey on the River Raisin May 31 (entries due May 17)
Mar 05 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Skate the Zoo Apr 26 (entries due Apr 07)
Mar 05 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Ann Arbor Skills and Showcase Jun 14 (entries due May 30)
Feb 17 2014 Posted RESULTS from Onyx Suburban Basic Skills Challenge. Thank you to John Martin for providing these results for posting! Season points are listed on the MIBS Series page
Feb 11 2014 Posted SCHEDULE for Onyx Suburban Basic Skills Challenge
Feb 11 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Mountain Town Classic Apr 12 (entries due Mar 28)
Jan 12 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Onyx Suburban Basic Skills Challenge Feb 16 (entries due Jan 31)
Jan 12 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Arctic Basic Skills Apr 13 (entries due Mar 28)
Jan 12 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Skate the Capitol Mar 15 (entries due Feb 28)
Jan 12 2014 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Spring Freeze at Coliseum Mar 30 (entries due Mar 10)
Nov 03 2013 Posted RESULTS and Award Ceremony Pictures from Skate Midland 2013 and final season points and awards lists. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!   Thank you to Ben Upton and Dani Phillips for sharing Awards photos for posting
Oct 29 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Skate Midland 2013
Oct 28 2013 Posted RESULTS from Tuxedo Invitational 2013. Thank you to Maureen Dalton  for providing these results for posting!
Oct 28 2013 Posted RESULTS from Plymouth FSC Spooktacular 2013. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!
Oct 27 2013 Michigan Basic Skills Series skaters, the season points files are now updated to include this weekend's Plymouth and Bowling Green competitions; please check them to make sure your skater's information is properly represented (name spelling, club, expected points, etc) so that we have the proper information going into next weekend's finals at Midland 
Oct 20 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Plymouth FSC Spooktacular 2013
Oct 20 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Tuxedo Invitational 2013
Oct 15 2013 The Entry Deadline for Skate Midland 2013 has been extended until Oct 19
Oct 13 2013 Posted RESULTS from Dearborn Basic Skills 2013. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!
Oct 09 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Dearborn Basic Skills 2013
Sep 29 2013 Posted RESULTS from Skate the Mountain 2013. Thank you to John Martin for providing these results for posting!
Sep 25 2013 Don't forget to continue to sign up  for Dearborn Basic Skills 2013 competition - entries are due Sep 29.  We are aware that there is a big Coaches Seminar in Southgate on the same day, and will have advanced skaters available in Team USA jackets at the competition to help put your skater out if your coach is unavailable on that day
Sep 23 2013 The Entry Deadline for Dearborn Basic Skills 2013 has been extended until Sep 29
Sep 23 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Skate the Mountain 2013
Sep 19 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Tuxedo Invitational 2013 Oct 27 (entries due Oct 12)
Sep 12 2013 The Entry Deadline for Skate the Mountain 2013 has been extended until Sep 18
Aug 13 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Skate Midland 2013 Nov 2 (entries due Oct 14)
Aug 04 2013 Posted PICTURES and  RESULTS from I.C.E. Basic Skills 2013. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting, thank you to Brandon Forsyth for providing these photos for posting
Aug 01 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Dearborn Basic Skills 2013 Oct 12 (entries due Sep 22)
Aug 01 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Skate the Mountain 2013 competition, to be held at Great Lakes Sports Arena in Fraser, on Sep 28 (entries due Sep 08)
Jul 29 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for I.C.E. Basic Skills 2013 at Flint
Jul 27 2013 Posted FULL RESULTS from ICES BS Challenge Showcase 2013. Thank you to John Martin for providing these results for posting!
Jul 23 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for ICES BS Challenge Showcase 2013
Jul 22 2013 The Entry Deadline for I.C.E. Basic Skills 2013 has been extended until Jul 24
Jul 14 2013 Posted RESULTS from Summer Chill Basic Skills 2013. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!
Jul 07 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Summer Chill Basic Skills 2013
Jul 05 2013 The Entry Deadline for ICES BS Challenge Showcase 2013 has been extended until Jul 18
Jul 01 2013 Michigan area Basic Skills competitors - don't forget to sign up for the  MI Basic Skills Series Camp 2013 that will be held in Novi the day after the Novi Basic Skills competition.  You don't need to compete in Saturday's competiton to attend the camp.  This will be a great experience - don't miss it!
Jun 16 2013 Posted RESULTS from Summer Swizzle Basic Skills 2013. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!
Jun 16 2013 To all my Basic Skills friends, a quick explanation that is long overdue.  I'm so sorry i've not been taking pictures the past several competitions - its ABSOLUTELY not because i don't care about you - i'm heartbroken about this - but USFSA has forbidden me from taking pictures at competitions i judge at.  I haven't said anything previously because i've been hoping for a reprieve but it now looks pretty final. They have reasons that make a certain amount of sense, but i think its very sad anyhow. So please know its not because i don't think you're important, or that i don't care any more.  I really do, but i'm not allowed to do it.
Jun 09 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Summer Swizzle Basic Skills 2013 in Farmington
Jun 07 2013 Online Registration is now available for Summer Chill Basic Skills 2013 at Novi
Jun 06 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for ICES BS Challenge Showcase 2013 in Troy MI Jul 27 (entries due Jul 07)
Jun 06 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Summer Chill Basic Skills 2013 Jul 13 at Novi  (entries due Jun 25)
Jun 02 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Ann Arbor Skills & Showcase 2013
May 23 2013 Posted Info and Registration form for MI Basic Skills Series Camp 2013.
May 12 2013 Posted RESULTS from Tulip City Classic 2013. Thank you to John Martin for providing these results for posting!
May 06 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Tulip City Classic 2013
Apr 28 2013 Posted RESULTS from Skate the Zoo 2013. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!
Apr 22 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Skate the Zoo 2013
Apr 21 2013 Posted RESULTS from Mountain Town Classic 2013. Thank you to Maureen Dalton  for providing these results for posting!
Apr 19 2013 The Entry Deadline for Tulip City Classic 2013 has been extended until Apr 27
Apr 14 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Mountain Town Classic 2013 at Mt Pleasant
Apr 14 2013 Posted RESULTS from Arctic Basic Skills 2013. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!
Apr 07 2013 Online Registration is now available for Tulip City Classic 2013
Apr 07 2013 Online Registration is now available for Summer Swizzle Basic Skills 2013
Apr 07 2013 Online Registration is now available for I.C.E. Basic Skills 2013 at Flint MI
Apr 07 2013 Online Registration is now available for Ann Arbor Skills & Showcase 2013
Apr 07 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Arctic Basic Skills 2013
Mar 28 2013 The Entry Deadline for Mountain Town Classic 2013 has been extended until Apr 08
Mar 19 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Ann Arbor Skills & Showcase 2013 Jun 8 (entries due May 20)
Mar 19 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for I.C.E. Basic Skills 2013 in Flint MI Aug 3 (entries due Jul 15)
Mar 19 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Summer Swizzle Basic Skills 2013 Jun 15 (entries due May 25)
Mar 19 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Skate the Zoo 2013 Apr 27 (entries due Apr 06)
Mar 19 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Tulip City Classic 2013 May 11 (entries due April 20)
Mar 17 2013 Posted RESULTS from Lansing Basic Skills 2013. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!
Mar 10 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Lansing Basic Skills 2013
Mar 01 2013 The Entry Deadline for Lansing Basic Skills 2013 has been extended until Mar 04
Feb 17 2013 Posted RESULTS and PICTURES from Onyx-Suburban BS Challenge 2013. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting! 
Feb 10 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Onyx-Suburban BS Challenge 2013
Feb 09 2013 Posted PICTURES and RESULTS from Lakeshore Winter Freeze 2013. Thank you to Maureen Dalton for providing these results for posting!
Feb 03 2013 Posted SCHEDULE for Lakeshore Winter Freeze 2013
Jan 27 2013 The Entry Deadline for Lakeshore Winter Freeze 2013 has been extended until Feb 01
Jan 18 2013 Online Registration is now available for Lansing Basic Skills 2013
Jan 15 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Mountain Town Classic Basic Skills 2013 Apr 20 (entries due Apr 01).  Online Registration is now available for this competition
Jan 13 2013 Online Registration is now available for Arctic Basic Skills 2013
Jan 08 2013 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Arctic Basic Skills 2013 Apr 14 (entries due Mar 30)
Dec 12 2012 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Onyx-Suburban BS Challenge 2013 Feb 17 2013 (entries due Feb 01 2013)
Dec 12 2012 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Lansing Basic Skills 2013 Mar 16 2013 (entries due Feb 26 2013)
Dec 12 2012 Posted ANNOUNCEMENT for Lakeshore Winter Freeze 2013 Feb 9 2013 (entries due Jan 25 2013)
Nov 11 2012 Michigan Basic Skills Series skaters - i just found out that my original posting of final 2012 series awards was missing the FS events.  Its fixed now.  Sorry about that!!
Nov 04 2012 Posted RESULTS and all PICTURES from  Skate Midland 2012.  Final season points talleys will be published after I get home from church this afternoon
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