We are trying a new company this year.  We are selling Chestnut Hill candles  - they are $10 candles you do not need to collect tax profit is $4 per candle.  There are sample scents at tumbleweeds if anyone wants to smell them.  Just ask at the office.

Turn in date is Monday Nov. 10.

Please make out 1 check payable to ACB or pay with cash..  Thank you

ACES Update for week of 10-19-14

  • Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall!  Happy Halloween to all the Aces and their families!  There will be NO classes for Aces on the Thursday the 30th.
  • I am still very concerned about attendance.  I know that many viruses have been going around, but please make every effort to be at practices when possible.  The routines are coming along, but it is still too soon to tell which teams will be ready for the 22nd of November.
  • There are open gyms at Arcadia on Friday nights.  Call the gym to register. This would be a great way to brush up and improve skills!
  • Uniforms, shoes, and bows are starting to come in.  We will distribute them when they are all in.  Also, please look for the spiritwear post here on our site this week.  We will have size runs when they are available to the gyms.  (We are waiting for those from our vendors.)
  • Here are the weekend practices for November.

Saturday, November 1st -Tumbleweeds

Mini 2 – 10-11:30

Mini 1 – 11:30-1

Sunday, November 2nd

Junior 2 – 12:30-2:30

Junior 3 – 2:15-4:15

Senior 4 – 4-6:15

Senior 5 – 6-8

Sunday, November 9th

Senior 4 – 4-6

Senior 5 – 6-7:45

Saturday, November 15th

Senior 4 – 9-11

Senior 5 – 10:45-12:45

Mini 1 – 12:30-2

Mini 2 – 1:45-3:15

Junior 2 – 3-5

Sunday, November 16th

Junior 3 – 1-3

Senior 4 – 3-6

Senior 5 – 5:45-8

Sunday, November 23rd

Senior 4 – TBA

Senior 5 – TBA

Sunday, November 30th

Senior 4 – TBA

Senior 5 – TBA

****  Everyone is going to Kalahari.  ***

The following is for levels 2-5 (sent in the email with the schedule):

The following was stated in the Aces’ Handbook: Our schedule will have 6-7 local competitions (Local competitions are within 1.5 hour drive.), and one national competition within driving distance this year. Competitions run from November through March/April. If any of our teams qualify for U.S. Finals with a partially paid or full paid bid, we will consider taking those teams to the U.S. Finals. The competition would be within driving distance, and this would be in addition to our national competition.

U.S. Finals is an end of the year event aimed at giving teams a chance to see where they rank against other teams in their respective divisions from coast to coast. There are seven different U.S. Final events across the country. They do rank the teams at each event and award places. Then, after all events have taken place, they post overall rankings online.

We are trying to get a bid to Indianapolis because it is within driving distance. U.S. Finals is organized by Jamfest and other large independent companies. The competition is at the Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Upon further investigation of the U.S. Finals, I have learned that you can receive different levels of bids at qualifying events. Some events give out one free “paid bid”. You may also receive a bid if you place first, second or third. Then, your registration would depend on how you placed. ($59 for first, $79 for second, and $89 for third) If we receive an “open bid” (for any places 4th and up) , the cost is $119 per athlete. There is a $100 processing fee per team, so we would need to divide that among the members of the team in addition. Honestly, these prices are all reasonable for such a large, two day competition. (This does not include hotel. This is just the registration fee for each participant.)

In the handbook it also states that the only other additional fees would be your nationals’ registration and U.S. Finals (should your child’s team get a bid). At this time, the nationals’ registration fee for Kalahari registration is covered in your competition fee. (This does not include lodging should you decide to stay because it is only a one day event.)

Since we will not know for sure about the bids, we suggest that you reserve the hotel room in Indianapolis. You can cancel if your child’s team does not receive a bid. (Don’t forget to cancel!) We will look to see the group rates they offer through the event.

Due to this information, and the information about the bids, I want all level 2 through 5 teams to try to get that bid to U.S. Finals. If not, then the final competition for that team would be Kalahari! (Still a good way to end the season!)

Please note: Tuition payments will still need to be paid up until the event. You may use money in your ACB account to help with these costs.

Rooming Information – Kalahari

Call Reservations – 1877-525-2427  ask for MCD Open Nationals Block

- You do not need to stay at Kalahari in order to compete.  It is recommended because the competition is held right at the convention/hotel.  If you choose to stay at Kalahari we have a block of rooms most rooms are for 4 people  and include water park passes.  There are some rooms that can sleep more but there is an additional charge.  Please direct all of those questions directly to the Kalahari Resorts when you make your reservation.  To get the discounted room price you must book by Feb. 18,2015.   After that day or if the block is sold out before that Kalahari reserves the right not to offer any more rooms at the discounted rate.

Indianapolis – Info to come.

ACE UPDATE for week of 9-22-14

  • Thanks to everyone who helped with Cheerpalooza 2014!  It was a great success! We are blessed to have the most awesome parents!
  • Tambellini fundraiser is out now.  If you need a brochure, they are at Tumbleweeds and Arcadia.
  • We are STILL waiting on the back ordered shorts from Soffee.  If we do not have them by October 1st, you are free to wear the shorts of your choice to those practices listed on the practice wear schedule.
  • The competition schedule will be distributed next week.  Hopefully you all got the group text that said our first competition is November 22nd at IUP, and the second is December 14th in Canton, OH.
  • Shoes fittings will be within the next two weeks.
  • Since we are approaching our first competition, there are a few added or extended practices for each team.  Please see the list below.  THANKS!

**Note — These practices are all at Arcadia

Mini 1:  1:45-3:15 on Sunday, October 19th

Mini 2:  2:45-4:15 on Sunday, October 12th

Junior 2:  1-3 on Sunday, October 12th

Junior 3:  9-11:45 on Saturday, October 11th

Senior 4:

October 5th and 19th are 3:30-6

October 12th and 26th are 4-6:15

Senior 5:

October 5th and 19th are 5:45-8:15

October 12th and 26th are 6-8:15

Optional fundraiser – Tambellini gourmet “selects” – pastas, soups, desserts and more.

Money and Orders are due  Monday Oct 13

Delivery will be  Monday Nov 3.   at Tumbleweeds after 5pm.

Profit is 40% on everything except  Nutrolls -  $4.75    &  Baklava – $3.25

For every $100 of product you sell you will get a free order of Cannoli’s

Click here for the Order Form

Arcadia Main (4:30pm to 8pm) & Tumbleweeds (5:30pm to 7:30pm) will both be open Monday evenings for your tuition payments.

Tuition Due Dates: June 23rd, July 20th, August 24th

(New payment schedule will be given out in July for the rest of the season.)

Monthly fee:
Cheer: Level 3-5      $123 (save $10, pay $113 if paid by bolded date)
Cheer:  Level 2        $113 (save $10, pay $103 if paid by bolded date)
Cheer:  Level 1        $100 (save $10, pay 90 if paid by bolded date)
Cheer: Diamonds  $75 (save $10, pay $65 if paid by bolded date)
Cheer:  PeeWee          $63 (save $10, pay $53 if paid by bolded date)
Cheer:  Hearts  $63 (save $10, pay $53 if paid by bolded date)

  • If you want to register for an additional tumbling class, you may do so at either gym.  There are classes offered in the summer and fall.  Aces receive a $10 discount for additional tumbling classes.
  • There will be Open Gyms for conditioning, tumbling, and stretching/flyer offered in summer and fall.  We have not finalized the fall times yet, but for summer, these classes will be as follows.  (Cost is $7 per class.  You do not need to pre-register.)

Open Gym for Tumbling (with Shelly) : Mondays, 8-8:45 at Tumbleweeds

Conditioning (taught by Sam): Tuesdays, 7:45-8:30 at Arcadia

Flyer/Flexibility (taught by Tessa): Thursdays 4-4:45 at Tumbleweeds


Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 at Tumbleweeds

*There will be an additional optional Pee Wee tumbling class offered that you may register for with the $10 discount.  You can register with Lorri at Tumbleweeds.


Wednesdays from 5-6:30 at Tumbleweeds


Mondays 6-7 at Tumbleweeds

Thursdays  6:30-8 at Tumbleweeds


Mondays 5-6:15 at Tumbleweeds

Thursdays 4:45-6:45 at Tumbleweeds


Mondays 6:45-8 at Tumbleweeds

Thursdays 4:45-6:45 at Tumbleweeds


Wednesdays 4:45-6:45 at Arcadia (Subject to time change in fall)

Thursdays 7-8:30 at Tumbleweeds


In July: Wednesdays from 12:45-2:30 at Arcadia AND Fridays 10:30-12:15 at Arcadia

*Due to vacations, first days of school, etc., the first few weeks of August may be altered.

Beginning the week of August 24th, practices will be Thursday nights after 6, and Saturday mornings or Sunday late afternoon or evenings.  More information will be available after our first team meeting.

SENIOR LEVEL 5 (Fierce 5):

In July: Wednesdays from 11:15-1 AND Fridays 9-10:45 AM at Arcadia

*Due to vacations, first days of school, etc., the first few weeks of August may be altered.

Beginning the week of August 24th, practices will be Thursday nights after 6, and Saturday mornings or Sunday late afternoon or evenings.  More information will be available after our first team meeting.

We will also have a Special Needs Team!

Special Needs “Hearts” NEW SEASON!
All ages and abilities are welcome!  We will work on cheerleading skills,  balance and physical fitness!  If you are interested, please e-mail Shelly at ssyrko@yahoo.com.  We look forward to seeing you all then!  GO ACES!