We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the Veteran's who have served our country past, present, and future.
Without the sacrifice of these brave men and women and their families we certainly would not enjoy the freedoms and liberties we have today.
We donated 5% of all sales on 11/11/11 to the following organization:
We recently heard an interview on NPR with the President of this organization, and they are doing great things to assist Veterans with housing, career development, and counseling. Let us know of any other organizations you feel are worth donating to. We take the care and support of our Veterans very seriously.
Here are some uplifting quotes to remind us of how important their sacrifice is to us.
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
Freedom is never free. ~Author Unknown
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. ~Michel de Montaigne
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. ~G.K. Chesterton
In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. ~Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935
But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for,Is their monument to-day, and for aye. ~Thomas Dunn English
Ryan Jahnke, from MySkatingMall.com, and 2003 World Team Member has been working on a video called, "What's So Great About Figure Skating".
This is a motivational, inspirational, and exciting video. Ryan worked hard over the last few months filming skaters (some celebrity skaters too!), getting people to submit their own videos, cutting the tape, and promoting this video.
Check out the video here, make a comment on YouTube, and support the figure skating community.
We love figure skating too Ryan! Keep an eye out for a CherryLoop Video coming soon.
It has been a busy summer, and we'll spare you the details and get right to it.
Several of our customers, friends, and fellow skaters have been killing it this summer.
Melissa Jaggers, a long time friend of the family and figure skater from Oklahoma City, OK, finished quite well at the
2010 U.S. Collegiate Championships held in Lansing, MI
She finished with 108.68 points to take 7th overall in a field of 50 skaters. She had a great Short Program finishing 8th, and her solid Free Skate placed her in 7th gaining a spot.
We're very proud of you Melissa! Keep an eye out for an upcoming interview with Melissa in the very near future. That is, of course, if she can find the time to squeeze it in between studies and skating.
Melissa Jaggers poses for CherryLoop, March 2010
Another friend of the company and "Brad Griffies" girl - Maria Sperduto finished in the top 5 at the same competition. She finished with 113.07 points and claimed 4th place! A strong showing on her Short Program put her in 3rd place after day one. She kept up the excellent skating taking 6th place in her Free Skate. Maria is joy to work with and we had the pleasure of watching her win the Senior Ladies event at The Broadmoor Open in June. I think we'll be seeing a lot from her in the future.
Maria Sperduto - CherryLoop booth at The Broadmoor Open - 2010 (wearing a Brad Griffies design)
Well, I had to get this post up before midnight. We took the plunge. As of today, April 2nd, 2010 CherryLoop has a brand new store front! CherryLoop.com's sister came as much as a surprise to us as anyone. We realized how much business we were doing at our local rink, and we wanted to offer our neighbors the same great service we offer the online community. So, we rented some space at the Oiler's Ice Rink in Tulsa, OK, built out the space, and officially opened to the public today.
This offers us a place to do custom boot fittings for people in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Fayetteville, Little Rock, Wichita, and anyone else who happens to be close by. We now have a place to get immediate feedback from our customers on new merchandise, sizings, and other information that used to take weeks to compile. But what we really like is being so close to our customers. We'll get some valuable feedback which will in turn be passed on to our online friends.
If you happen to be in the area, please stop by...we're having a "Grand Opening" Sale tomorrow. 10% off everything in the store!
We'll post pictures of the new store, and you'll get the opportunity to hear about all of the changes as they progress right here at "In the Loop".
Thank you all for your continued support. We truly appreciate it!
You may have heard the buzz in the online skating world recently about the new store: MySkatingMall.com.
MySkatingMall.com, allows you to sell your gently used items in a “skaters only” environment.We wrote about the upcoming launch of MySkatingMall.com, an a blog post several months ago, and the Grand Opening is this Friday, March 26, 2010!CherryLoop.com is a featured partner on the site, and we couldn’t be more excited about being a part of this movement.
It provides a low cost, trustworthy, online environment connecting buyers and sellers of new and used skating goods.
Donates 5% of all items sold directly to the team or club or your choice.
Helps skating families offset the costs associated with skating by continuing to add new listings/members with the overall goal of offering the best selection of skating goods anywhere online.
This is the special offer for CherryLoop customers only:
If you go to the MySkatingMall.com website, register and add a new listing by Saturday, March 27, 2010 you will receive a 10% discount code good at CherryLoop.com.Just enter the code cherryloop provided at the end of the “selling listing form” provided at MySkatingMall.com and we’ll send you the discount code.
If you can’t get to the site by this Saturday, don’t worry you can still add a listing and receive a 5% discount if you add a listing before April 30th, 2010.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions.As always, we are here to serve you.
Ashley and Joshua finished in second after the short
program, and then went on to win the free skate and pull into first overall.
Ashley’s week was very full competing in both events, but
obviously she handled the pressure, hard work, and lack of sleep very well
We could not be happier for Ashley and Joshua.We first met Ashley and her family last year
at the Houston Fall Invitational, and then we got to know them better at the
Southwestern Regional Championships in Grapevine, Texas.We will be watching with great interest as
her skating career continues to blossom.
For more information, interviews, and quotes from the
skaters themselves read the ongoing coverage at Ice Network.Here are some articles relating Ashley and
Joshua at Nationals:
We are proud to announce that CherryLoop.com has recently
partnered with the MySkatingMall.com.You will soon be able to buy and sell gently
used figure skating items directly from the online mall.Imagine an eBay or Amazon type store just for
figure skaters.Not only is this a much
needed service, but MySkatingMall is
taking the idea one step further.5% of
every purchase made at the mall will be donated to the skaters club of
choice!This serves and supports the
entire skating community.Your club
makes money from your purchases, you save money by buying gently used items at
a discounted rate, you can sell items that otherwise would have sat in your
I’ve spoken with Ryan several times over the last few months
regarding the MySkatingMall.com and
CherryLoop.com partnership.He is
extraordinarily passionate about skating, serving the community, and helping
every skater have the opportunity to succeed.He has been intimately tied to the figure skating community for more
than 24 years, so he knows the obstacles that must be overcome in order to
succeed in this sport.We are proud to
assist Ryan in this pursuit, and look forward a successful partnership.
Some you may know that CherryLoop.com was actually
considering a similar idea during the infancy of our business.Before we decided to launch CherryLoop.com,
one of our ideas was to have an auction site just for figure skaters.Obviously, we chose to open an online retail
store offering the most fashionable and functional figure skating apparel,
equipment, and accessories instead.We
also considered opening up our forum for our customers to have a “Craig’s List”
way of offering your old skates, dresses, and equipment for sale to other
customers.Weeks before we were going to
open it up, we received a call from Ryan regarding forming a partnership.We thought it was a wonderful idea, and we
are happy to offer our customers a way of buying and selling gently used figure
skating items, while at the same time donating a portion of the proceeds to the
clubs of the skater’s choice.