2011 News

2012 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships

November 16-19, 2011

PSC skaters competed at all three sectional competitions!

Pacific Coast Sectionals:
Senior Men
Robert Przepioski, 9th place

Junior Dance
Eliana Pogrebinksy, 1st place- on to Nationals!
Damian Dodge, 4th place- on to Nationals!

Junior Ladies
Gwendolyn Prescott, 2nd place- on to Nationals!
Polina Edmunds, 3rd place- on to Nationals!

Novice Pairs
Nancy Xu & Robert Przepioski, 4th place- on to Nationals!

Novice Ladies
Karen Chen, 1st place- on to Nationals!
Amy Lin, 7th place

Novice Men
Vincent Zhou, 1st place- on to Nationals!
Evan Bender, 5th place

Intermediate Dance
Sarah Feng, 1st place- on to Junior Nationals!

Intermediate Pairs
Juliette Erickson & Connor Fleming, 1st place- on to Junior Nationals!

Juvenile Dance
Alain Sandraz, 3rd place- on to Junior Nationals!

Midwest Sectionals:
Intermediate Dance
Caroline Patton, 1st place- on to Junior Nationals!

Eastern Sectionals:
Junior Dance
Lauri Bonacorsi, 1st place- on to Nationals!
Quinn Carpenter, 3rd place- on to Nationals!

Junior Pairs
Cali Fujimoto, 4th place- on to Nationals!

See the full results.

2012 Central Pacific Regional FS Championships

October 21-24, 2011

Great job by all the PSC skaters who competed in the Central Pacific Regional Championships in Santa Rosa, October 21st - 24th.
Nine PSC skaters have qualified from Centrals to move on!

Pacific Coast Sectionals
Junior Ladies: Gwendolyn Prescott, Polina Edmunds
Novice Ladies: Karen Chen, Amy Lin
Novice Men: Vincent Zhou, Evan Bender

Junior National Championship
Intermediate Ladies: Sarah Feng, Jessica Reili Santiago
Intermediate Men: Christopher Yamamoto

Results for qualifying levels are available here and for non-qualifying levels here. See all the Competition Results for 2011 so far.

CCIA Website

Check out the new CCIA website.


Congrats to Lauri Bonacorsi who represented the USA and earned the bronze medal in Junior Dance with her partner Travis Magers at the Junior Grand Prix in Milan. Great job!

College Bound Skaters

We wish our skaters all the best as they head off to school:
Susan Algarne- Californina State University, San Francisco, CA
Shalini Bhatnagar- University of California, Irvine,CA
Maddison Bullock- University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Cassandra Corbin- California State University, San Jose, CA
Jacquelyn Garces- Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Michelle Hong- University of California, Berkeley, CA
Christine Hotchkin- University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Aaron Jaffey- Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Jaclyn Johnson- University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Liz Martin- Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Elyse Matsumoto- Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Caitlin Miller- California State University, San Francisco, CA
Taylor Reynolds- California State University San Francisco, CA
Megan Richardson- University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Erin Tomalonis- Dartmouth University, Dartmouth, NH
Jenessa Whipple- Drury University, Springfield, MO

Chen Wins Award!

Karen Chen won the Betty Sonnhalter Memorial Award at the Rim of the World Open! The award is given to the most outstanding overall performance by a Juvenile through Senior level skater.

Redwood City Ice Theatre Wins!

Congrats to the Redwood City Ice Theatre for their gold medal at the 2011 State Games of America!

Art Gershman

We are sorry to report that Art Gershman a thirty year judge and member of the Santa Rosa Figure Skating Club passed away on August 3rd.

Silicon Valley Open

Action pictures now available: Center Rink,
North Rink- Friday and North Rink- Saturday.
Thanks to all the skaters, coaches, officials and volunteers who made this competition a success! Results are being posted on the SVO Results page.

Judging News

Congrats to our member officials that
received new appointments: Elyse Matsumoto- Gold Dance Test Judge; Alex Furrer- Bronze Singles/Pairs Test Judge; Laura Elmufdi- Silver Singles/Pairs Test Judge.

Competition News

Some of our PSC skaters received special recognition at the CCIA competition June 25th & 26th:
Angela Case- Highest Total Spins Intermediate Ladies A
Diane Zhou- Highest Total Program Component Intermediate Ladies B
Amy Lin -Highest Total Spins Novice Ladies
Amy Lin -Highest Total Program Component Novice Ladies
Amy Lin -Highest Total Step Sequence - Novice Ladies
Amy Lin -GOE 2+ Majority ñ St. Line Step Seq. - Novice Ladies
Sara Billman- Junior Ladies Artistic Award

Board of Directors

Effective July 11th, Randy Mai resigned his role as President of PSC. In his place Rick Perez has assumed the role. Betsy Anderson is now the Vice President.

McGlauflin goes International

Elizabeth McGlauflin placed fourth in Master Ladies II and third in Master and Gold Ladies II Artistic at the seventh International Adult Figure Skating Competition in Oberstdorf, Germany. Hosted by Deutsche Eislauf-Union and held at Eislaufzentrum Oberstdorf, the event featured 328 skaters representing 26 countries.

Spring Jubilee

Action photos have been posted. Link is available on the Spring Jubilee page. Results are available on the Spring Jubilee Results page. Thanks to all our volunteers who made the event a success!

From the photo gallery