2016 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships
April 5-9, 2016
Congratulations to our adult skaters who competed at the 2016 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships, held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on April 5-9. Hope everyone had a great time and special congratulations to those who medaled!
Helinda Ho, Championship Adult Silver Ladies (6th)
Peter Sasmore and Janice Cook, Adult Centennial Dance (1st)
Peter Sasmore and Debra Georges, Championship Adult Dance (3rd)
See the full results on the US Figure Skating website.
Also check out Rohner's U.S. Adult Champs blog and photo gallery.
March 5-6, 2016
Congratulations to our skaters who competed at Silver Spin 2016, held on March 5-6 in Belmont, CA.
Combined Dance Juvenile - Final Standings
Combined Solo Dance Intermediate - Final Standings
Combined Solo Dance Novice - Final Standings
Combined Solo Dance Senior - Final Standings
Limited No Test Free Skate Girls Group B - Final Standings
No Test Free Skate Girls Group A - Final Standings
No Test Free Skate Girls Group B - Final Standings
No Test Free Skate Girls Group C - Final Standings
Shadow Dance Junior - Final Standings
Showcase Dramatic Juvenile - Final Standings
Showcase Dramatic Limited No Test - Final Standings
Solo Pattern Dance Bronze - Final Standings
Solo Pattern Dance International - Final Standings
Solo Pattern Dance Pre Gold - Final Standings
Solo Pattern Dance Pre Silver - Final Standings
Solo Pattern Dance Silver - Final Standings
Pre Preliminary Spin – Final Standings
Pre Preliminary Girls Free Skate – Final Standings
Intermediate Ladies Short Program – Final Standings
Novice Ladies Short Program – Final Standings
Preliminary Girls Free Skate – Final Standings
Preliminary Spin – Final Standings
Pre Juvenile Spin – Final Standings
Juvenile/Open Juvenile Spin – Final Standings
Intermediate Spin – Final Standings
Novice Spin – Final Standings
2016 Pacific Coast Adult Sectional Championships
March 4-6, 2016
Congratulations to our skaters who competed at the 2016 Pacific Coast Adult Sectional Championships on March 4-6 in Anaheim, CA. Good Luck to those continuing on to the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan!
Masters Intermediate-Novice Ladies
3. Elizabeth McGlauflin
Championship Masters Intermediate-Novice Ladies
8. Elizabeth McGlauflin
Adult Pre-Bronze Dramatic Skate IV/V
2. Connie Curry
Masters Dramatic III/IV
1. Elizabeth McGlauflin
Adult Pre-Bronze Light Entertainment IV/V
1. Connie Curry
Championship Adult Dance
1. Peter Sasmore (partner, Debby Georges)
2. Megan Brown/Robert Olson
Adult Gold Solo Dance
2. Megan Brown
Championship Silver Ladies
2. Helinda Ho
Cindy Zihan Yang Selected to the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team
Congratulations to high school Senior, Cindy Zihan Yang, who became one of ten skaters selected to the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team. This program recognizes high school athletes who not only excel in the sport of figure skating, but also in academic achievements and community involvement. What does it take to become a USFS Scholastic Honors recipient? Following is a brief list of Cindy's accomplishments.
Cindy Zihan Yang, a full time student at Irvington High School in Fremont, has been an active member of the student government and leadership program throughout her high school experience. Cindy is vice president of the Acts of Random Kindness Club, captain of the Irvington Mock Trial Team and was a recipient of the Presidential Educational Excellence Award. In addition to her academic achievements, Cindy has served more than 700 volunteer service hours and is a local ambassador for Delete Blood Cancer, which holds informational sessions and donor match drives throughout the year. She was the recent winner of a local poetry contest and District Self Portrait Art Competition. A member of Peninsula Skating Club, Yang is a volunteer Basic Skills instructor and has participated in numerous figure skating galas and charity shows.
A competitive skater, Cindy competes in Singles, Solo Dance and is a member of a Theatre on Ice ensemble. At the 2015 Central Pacific Regional Championships, Cindy competed in the Junior Ladies event. Last September, Cindy qualified for the 2015 National Solo Dance Championships where she competed in the Gold Pattern Dance event and the Junior Combined event, qualifying for the Championship rounds, where she finished 7th and 6th place (respectively) overall. Then, the following month, Cindy passed her Senior Free Skate. At the rink, on the ice is not the only place you'll see Cindy—she is also a trial judge, working toward her first appointment.
We wish the best of luck to Cindy in the future and applaud her personal achievements as well as her contributions to our community!
PSC News from Nationals
January 16-24, 2016
Peninsula SC is very proud of our thirteen athletes who skated at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships held in St. Paul, Minnesota and would like to congratulate these skaters who made it to USFS's Main Event!
Polina Edmunds – Championship Ladies, Silver Medalist
Karen Chen – Championship Ladies 8th place
Maria Yang – Championship Ladies 18th place
Cali Fujimoto – Championship Pairs 10th place (Nicholas Barsi-Rhyne, partner)
Lorraine McNamara – Junior Dance Gold Medalist (Quinn Carpenter, partner)
Elliana Pogrebinsky – Junior Dance Bronze Medalist (Alex Benoit, partner)
Damian Dodge – Junior Dance 5th place (Julia Biechler, partner)
Alina Efimova – Junior Dance 9th place (Kyle MacMillan, partner)
Sara Zhao – Intermediate Dance 7th place (Howard Zhao, partner)
Reena and Leon Wu – Intermediate Dance 11th place
Vanessa Chen – Intermediate Ladies 9th place
Jeffrey Chen – Juvenile Dance, Gold Medalist (Layla Karnes, partner)
Based on their placements at Nationals, these skaters have earned International Assignments. Congratulations to Polina Edmunds, who will be heading to Taipei to compete at the 2016 Four Continents Championships on February 16-21. After this, Polina will be in Boston, Massachusetts for the 2016 World FS Championships (March 28-April 3).
Going to Debrecen, Hungary, to compete in the 2016 World Junior FS Championships (March 14-20) are Lorraine McNamara and Elliana Pogrebinsky, who, with their partners, will be competing in the Junior Dance event.
In addition, based on their placements at Nationals, Karen Chen, was named 1st alternate to Four Continents and Damian Dodge, along with his partner, are the 2nd alternate for the dance event at Jr. Worlds.
Great job and Best of Luck!!
Joan Burns Featured in CCIA History Series
The Central California Interclub Association posted a wonderful biography of Joan Burns, co-creator of the Peninsula Skating Club. Read about her accomplishments as a skater and a judge, and learn about the history of skating in the Bay Area, as well as how Peninsula Skating Club came to be formed.