Dorothi Cassini - Indian Hill Winter Club Skating Director

Areas for Private Lessons: Moves in the Field, Ice Dance Years Coaching: 25

Credentials: PSA Master Rated – Moves, Dance, Free Dance, Group, Program Director; Figures, PSA Registered – Freestyle Coaching Achievements (highest tests/levels reached by students): Gold MIF, Gold Dance, Junior Nationals competitors in Ice Dance, International Dance, National Solo Dance Championships, Junior National Championships Personal Skating Achievements: Gold Figure, Gold Dance, International Dance, Junior Freestyle, National Senior Dance Competitor, Professional Ice Show Performer, PSA Board of Governors Representative

Skating Program

National Solo Ice Dance Championships

IHWC members Hannah Laird and Paige Ellingson will be competing in the 2017 National Solo Dance Series Final that will take place September 6th – 9th in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hannah will be competing in Pre Gold Pattern Dance as well as the Junior Combined Dance division. Paige will be competing in the Bronze Pattern Dance division. To qualify for advancement to Nationals, these young ladies needed to be ranked within the top six skaters in the Midwest section of the U.S. by competing in various participating competitions throughout the year in an effort to earn points (based on placement). Congratulations to these athletes for qualifying and good luck to them next month 


Additional Offerings:

PRIVATE SKATING LESSONS FOR THE RECREATIONAL AND COMPETITIVE SKATER. ANNUAL WINTER CARNIVAL ICE SHOW WHERE ALL PROGRAM SKATERS ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE.  GIRL SCOUT CLASSES FOR TROOPS INTERESTED IN ACQUIRING A SKATING BADGE.
GUESTS MAY PRINT FLYER, COMPLETE AND MAIL WITH CHECK TO: INDIAN HILL WINTER CLUB 10005 FLETCHER ROAD, CAMP DENNISON OHIO 45111 513.576.9444 ATTN: DOROTHI CASSINI

  • Skating Program Mission
    • INDIAN HILL WINTER CLUB OFFERS A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS FOR BEGINNER THROUGH ADVANCED SKATERS. WE ARE HERE TO ENCOURAGE, GUIDE, AND ASSIST PARTICIPATION AND ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SPORT OF ICE SKATING WHILE PROMOTING HEALTH AND PHYSICAL FITNESS IN A SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT. OUR GOAL AT THE WINTER CLUB IS TO ENCOURAGE SKATING AS A LIFELONG SPORT. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DOROTHI CASSINI DCASSINI@IHWINTERCLUB.COM.

  • Learn to Skate & Learn to "Skate" Hockey Registration Forms
  • Lacing Skates
    • Loosen up skates by pulling laces out a bit before placing foot in. Place foot in, tap heel of blade on floor to make sure heel back. Tighten laces from toe to ankle, tightest where foot and ankle bends. Lace around hooks with criss cross pattern. Finish with secure bow. Do not wrap extra lace around ankle. Double bow. Skater should be able to bend knees. If cannot, loosen the top hooks .

  • First Day of Class
      • Arrive approximately 30 minutes before class begins. 

      • If you have not registered and payed for your session, do this at the front desk. 

      • If you need skates, pick up your size at the front desk. 

      • Create a name tag for your skater to pick up each week and wear during their class. These are located on the table next to the rink door. 

      • First day of session: Meet your coach/group off the ice on the lobby end of rink at your level sign posted on plexiglass. 

      • Remember that if skater needs to move to different class, they will be moved by their coach or Skating Director to the appropriate level.

      • Turn in Name Tag to table next to rink door in lobby in alphabetical box when class is over Their name tags will be available each week to pick up and use for your class.

  • Helpful Hints & Information
    • Be sure to sign up for our annual Winter Carnival Ice Show which takes place in February. Groups are formed from the most basic levels from age 3-teens. The skaters LOVE skating in the show. We will have registration forms available in late Fall.
      Before purchasing skates of your own, allow us to help you understand what quality boots and blades to look for at your skater’s level. There are many brands and styles at reasonable prices for beginners. Check with your coach or the Skating Director for information regarding skates.
      If you are interested in private lessons, please let your class coach know or contact the Skating Director to help you find a coach. Your skater can compete in local competitions at the most basic levels from age 3... If interested inquire with your class coach
      If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Skating Director: Dorothi Cassini - dcassini@ihwinterclub.com 513-668-1063


  • Calendar of Events
    • Sunday, November 17th
      IHWC JV vs Miami

      Team Synchro Figure Skating

      Freestyle

      Learn to Skate

      Open Family
  • What to Wear
    • Long Pants or Snow Pants Jacket or Coat Crew Socks (not ankle socks)
      Gloves or Mittens
      Bike Helmet (required for 10 yrs. and under at IHWC)
      Snow Hat


  • Link to USFSA for Placement Info
  • Program Descriptions
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      IHWC Skating Department Program Descriptions Learn to Skate - Learn to "Skate" Hockey - Mini Camps - Girl Scout Classes - Synchronized Team Skating - Figure Skating Specialty Classes - Freestyle - Ice Show - Private Lessons Learn to Skate Program IHWC is proud to offer our skaters a superior skating program developed by U.S. Figure Skating.
      Our core objectives are to provide an enjoyable and safe skating experience for skaters of all ages to learn the correct technique of basic through advanced elements. We are here to encourage, guide and assist participation and achievement in the sport of ice skating while promoting health and physical fitness in a social environment through group instruction. Our goal is to encourage skating as a lifelong sport. 
      *Classes are offered September-April; ages 3 
      *Learn to "Skate" Hockey Program IHWC Learn to "Skate" Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In 4 badge levels, skaters will learn to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. All elements will be taught without a stick or puck, as proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals to be successful in game situations.
      Classes are offered October-March; ages 6 – Adult. Ages 3-5 should pass through Snowplow 3 in the Learn to Skate Program prior to Hockey 1.
      *Mini Camp Program The Winter Club is happy to present camps for our youngest members & their guests during the holidays and spring break. Camps consist of skating lessons by our professional skating coaches, gym & fitness activities, crafts, games and lunch. A good time for everyone! *Mini Camps are offered to ages 4 – 12.
      *Girl Scout Classes - Earn a Figure Skating Badge IHWC is proud to offer Girl Scout classes! Your troop will meet off the ice for the first portion of the class to learn about the history of skates, blades, skate care, equipment, costumes and learn about how the Zamboni works. Then our instructor will take them on the ice for a basic skating class to learn how to safely fall and get up, skating forward and backward and how to turn. As a snack, each scout will receive a bag of fresh popcorn and hot chocolate after the class. They can then enjoy an hour of skating together after the lesson. Siblings are also welcome to participate during the class and open skating for the scout fee. *Classes are offered September - May by reservation only; Minimum 8 skaters per troop; Ages 5 - 16 
      *What To Wear for Learn to Skate; Learn to Play Hockey; Mini Camps; Girl Scouts* Helmets recommended - Gloves or Mittens - Long Socks - Long sleeve shirt Long pants or Snow Pants - Jacket or Coat - Snow hat ** IHWC requires helmets for skaters age 10 and under ** Parents of skaters must sign and submit waiver form before class begins
      *IHWC Skating Team; Team is a program IHWC offers to our figure skaters that are Basic 4 level and higher. Our Team skaters meet every Sunday for on ice instruction. Our team skaters compete in two competitions each year and have skated during the intermission at the Cyclones game as well as performing in our annual ice show. The skaters enjoy the events and love being part of a team environment while strengthening their skating skills. Team practices are September-February on most Sundays either from 10:30 am - 11:30am, 11:30am-12:15pm, 12:15pm-1pm, or 2 - 2:30 pm, depending on the level team skaters are placed on. Skaters are placed onto teams that reflect their skating skill level, age, maturity, peers and comfort level. Our team skaters build bonds with each other and love the team atmosphere aside from their individual skating. *Team is offered September - February; Ages 5 – 18; Basic 4 and above.
      *Specialty Classes – Figure Skating Specialty classes are offered various times of the year and are classes that help enhance a figure skater’s knowledge within different disciplines of skating. These classes may include Jump/Spin, Moves in the Field, Ice Dancing, Synchronized Skating, Choreography and Style, Edge Classes, Off Ice Jump and much more. *Specialty classes are offered September-April; Ages 5 - Adult; Basic 4 and above.
      Freestyle – Figure Skating Our Freestyle sessions provide a fun and committed environment that allows figure skaters of all ages and abilities to take their private lessons and practice their skills and programs for competitions, shows and exhibitions. We encourage safe skating, friendship and leadership among skaters, both recreational and competitive, of all ages and abilities. The Winter Club cultivates an environment that supports and values quality skating instruction, good sportsmanship, camaraderie and fun. *Freestyle sessions are offered September - April and open to skaters currently taking private lessons. Private Lessons Private Lessons are available upon request for both Figure Skating and Hockey by contacting your current group lesson coach or the Director of Skating, Dorothi Cassini: dcassini@ihwinterclub.com 
      *Private lessons are available September - April; Ages 3-Adult; Prices vary for different instructors. The Winter Club’s annual Ice Show takes place every February during IHWC’s Winter Carnival. Our Learn to Skate program skaters, figure skaters and Team skaters as well as guest skaters are all welcome to participate in our show. Registration is due by mid- November, rehearsals begin in January and the Winter Club provides coaching, ice time and costumes. The skaters look forward to being a part of the show and really enjoy the process as well as performing for their families and friends. 
      *Ice Show is offered to ages 3 – Adult; Snowplow 1/Basic 1 – Advanced. Learn to Skate - Learn to Play Hockey Mission: To provide an enjoyable and safe skating experience for skaters of all ages to learn the correct technique of basic elements. We are here to encourage, guide and assist participation and achievement in the sport of ice skating while promoting health and physical fitness in a social environment through group instruction. Our goal is to encourage skating as a lifelong sport. Figure Skating Mission: To provide a fun and committed environment that allows figure skaters of all ages and abilities to practice, improve and display their skills through individual and team skating instruction, exhibitions, ice shows and competitions. We are here to encourage safe skating, friendship and leadership among skaters, both recreational and competitive, of all ages and abilities. IHWC cultivates an environment that supports and values quality skating instruction, good sportsmanship, camaraderie and fun. 

       

  • Figure Skating Classes
  • Synchronized Team
  • Winter Carnival Info

  • Holiday/Spring Break Mini Camp
  • Safe Sport
    • U.S. Figure Skating strives to provide a safe environment for its members that is free of misconduct and harassment. The association will not tolerate or condone any form of harassment or misconduct of any of its members including athletes, coaches, officials, directors, employees, parents, volunteers or any other persons while they are participating in or preparing for a figure skating activity or event conducted under the auspices of U.S. Figure Skating. All forms of misconduct are unacceptable and in direct conflict with U.S. Figure Skating rules.

      The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program addresses the following types of misconduct:

      ·         Sexual misconduct

      ·         Physical misconduct

      ·         Emotional misconduct

      ·         Bullying, threats and harassment

      ·         Hazing

      ·         Willfully tolerating misconduct

      All individuals, regardless of membership with U.S. Figure Skating, are encouraged to report suspected violations of SafeSport.

      1.     To report a suspected violation of the SafeSport Policy, that does not involve Sexual Misconduct, click here.



      2.     Allegations of Sexual Misconduct should be reported directly to the U.S. Center for Safe Sport. To report suspected Sexual Misconduct, click here

      If you have questions about the SafeSport program, email: safesport@usfigureskating.org or call 719-635-5200. Reports of suspected violation should be filed on the form above.

      U.S. CENTER FOR SAFESPORT

      The U.S. Center for SafeSport is a national nonprofit organization providing education, resources and training to promote respect and prevent abuse in sports. Click here to view general information on the U.S. Center of SafeSport.  As a member organization of the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Figure Skating has agreed to adhere to the Center’s policies and procedures including the SafeSport Code.

      The Center has the exclusive authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations involving sexual misconduct. Click here to report a suspected violation involving Sexual Misconduct.

      U.S. FIGURE SKATING SAFESPORT HANDBOOK

      As found within the U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Handbook, the SafeSport Program includes policies and guidelines that apply to all U.S. Figure Skating members, clubs, programs, events and activities and involves several key components:

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      We all can play a role in preventing abuse and reducing misconduct in sport. The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program provides resources for all members to identify abuse and misconduct, steps that can be taken to reduce it and procedures to respond to it.

      The SafeSport Program also includes required training of coaches and select U.S. Figure Skating volunteers, officials and staff members on recognizing and reducing circumstances for potential misconduct to occur; information on U.S. Figure Skating's mandatory screening and background check program; the procedures for reporting suspected misconduct (including protections from any retaliation or repercussions for such reporting and procedures for disciplinary action for failure to appropriately report and for making a false report); the procedures and means by which U.S. Figure Skating and its member clubs and programs should respond to allegations of misconduct; and how U.S. Figure Skating and its member clubs can implement this program to help ensure its effectiveness.

       

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