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2013 May 23Exhibition, Pizza Party and General Meeting
Sharks Ice at San Jose
5:15pm Contact: Rosanna Ochoa
2013 May 31FreestyleTest Session
Nazareth Ice Oasis, Redwood City
1:20pm to 3:30 pm
Contact: Toma Ivanitsky
2013 June 18Freestyle Test Session
Sharks Ice at San Jose
2 pm to 4 pm
Contact: angela Kuhlman
2013 June 23Freestyle Test Session
Sharks Ice at Fremont
8:30 am to 10:30am
Contact: Patt Martin
2013 June 28Dance Test Session
nazareth Ice Oasis, Redwood City
1:20pm to 3:30 pm
Contact: Toma Ivanitsky
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Previous News Items
Competition ResultsCongrats to Sara Billman for winning the Jean Robinson Memorial Trophy at Skate St Moritz for winning Senior Ladies. Also PSC was well represented at the US Challenge Skate in Utah, September 12th-16th: Sarah Feng, Jessica Reili Santiago, Polina Edmunds, Gwendolyn Prescott, Cali Fujimoto, Juliette Erickson & Connor Fleming. Amy Lin was chosen to participate in the Parade of Champions (8th place) at the National Showcase Competition. Also we are proud to report that Sarah Feng won the Edith Shoemaker Memorial Trophy and Karen Chen won the
College AccomplishmentsCongrats to our members who are attending or recently graduated from the following schools!
Jenessa Adams, Drury University, Springfield, Missouri
Susan Algarne, California State University, San Francisco
Maddison Bullock, University of California, Los Angeles
Cassie Corbin, California State University, San Jose
Janine Kosinski, University of California, Santa Cruz
Liz Martin, Columbia University, New York, New York
Alyssa Rhodes, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
Megan Richardson, University of San Diego
Nicholas R Taylor, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
Janice Wang, University of Southern California
Haley Wilshusen, Mira Costa College
Alvina Yau, University of California, Davis
College students, if we missed you on the list please let the webmaster know.
National and International Officials
Congrats to the following PSC officials who recently received National or International appointments:
Alison Hershberger-Filo National Singles & Pairs Competition Judge
Joyce Burden National Theatre on Ice Judge
Joan Burns National Theatre on Ice Judge
Ellen Izuka National Accountant
Rick Perez ISU Synchro Judge
2012-2013 Board of DirectorsCongratulations to our board of directors elected at the annual meeting:
President- Rick Perez
Vice President- Beshara Elmufdi
Members at Large: Ellen Izuka, Angela Kuhlman, Rosanna Ochoa, Nandini Shankar, Kanae Tagawa
Team USACongratulations to Karen Chen, Vincent Zhou, and Lorraine McNamara, who were all named to USA Team C by US Figure Skating.
Adult NationalsPSC was well represented at Adult Nationals!
Bronze Dance- Laura & Beshara Elmufdi, 3rd place
Gold Solo Dance- Megan Brown , 4th place, Robert Olson, 13th place
Masters Ladies Dramatic Skate I- Megan Brown, 9th place
Masters Ladies Dramatic Skate 3- Elizabeth McGlauflin, 5th place
Masters Intermediate Ladies III, IV- Elizabeth McGlauflin, 2nd place
Adult Gold Dance- Megan Brown & Robert Olson, 3rd place
Championship Master Int/Novice Ladies- Elizabeth McGlauflin, 10th place
Adult SectionalsPSC was represented in Championship Masters Intermediate/Novice Ladies by Elizabeth McGlauflin, 4th place (qualifies for Adult Nationals) and
Rachel Duran, 7th place. Elizabeth also placed 3rd in the Masters Ladies Dramatic Showcase.
Congrats to Sarah Chen and Cindy Zihan Yang for their accomplishments at the recent Silver Spin Competition. They are the winners respectively of the Belmont Memorial Trophy (best overall Pre-Preliminary 3 skater) and the Silver Spin Trophy (most proficient spinner among the Novice to Senior level competitors). Great job! Check out all our PSC skaters' Competition Results so far this year.
Junior World Team
Congratulations to PSC skater Lauri Bonacorsi who along with her partner Travis Mager placed seventh in Junior Dance at the World Junior Championships in Minsk, Belarus.
Attention High School Seniors!Several years ago, U.S. Figure Skating launched its Graduating Seniors Program to recognize the achievements of those individuals graduating from high school who continued their training in figure skating while pursuing their academic studies. The purpose of this program is to honor and credit those qualified graduates for their achievements during high school through the presentation of a certificate to the skater during a school function or recognition opportunity. Recognition is proudly awarded on behalf of the U.S. Figure Skating Program Development Committee to those high school graduates who meet the necessary application criteria. The application and more information are available on the USFS website.
We are very saddened to announce the death of Howard Taylor, 93, who passed away suddenly at his home in Walnut Creek on Feb 5, 2012.
Howard was involved with skating for much of his life. He was a Singles, Pairs & Dance Judge and National Referee. He previously served on several committees for U.S. Figure Skating and was also recognized as an honorary member of U.S. Figure Skating's Executive Committee.
A St. Moritz ISC member for more than 50 years, Howard was a dedicated volunteer who served on the club's Board of Directors, including as its President. Over his many decades in support of the sport of figure skating, he helped organize local skating competitions and shows, as well as National and International events held in the Bay Area. Howard was also one of the original organizers of the Central California Interclub Association. His motto was 'keep 'em skating!' and he remained supportive of skaters and skating activities for all levels. Howard will be missed by his skating family.
Howard Taylor was the beloved husband of Georgia, father of Donna, Georgia, Diana and Debra and brother of Don. Private funeral services will be held.
PSC Volunteers RecognizedPSC President Rick Perez recently received a letter from US Figure Skating President Pat St. Peter noting all the efforts of our club volunteers who helped make Nationals a success!
Two Novice Champions!Congrats to Karen Chen and Vincent Zhou who each earned the Novice Singles Championship at the US National Championship in San Jose. PSC is very proud to have you as members of our club!
Nationals!!Great job to all our PSC skaters who are competed at Nationals:
Junior Pairs: Cali Fujimoto, 11th place
Junior Dance:Lauri Bonacorsi, 2nd place, Lorraine McNamara, 3rd place, Eliana Pogrebinksy, 8th place, Damian Dodge, 11th place,
Junior Ladies: Polina Edmunds, 6th place, Gwendolyn Prescott,7th place
Novice Pairs: Nancy Xu & Robert Przepioski, 9th place
Novice Ladies: Karen Chen, 1st place
Novice Men: Vincent Zhou, 1st place
Get all the details on results at ice network.com.
CongratulationsA big thank you to Joyce Burden for 45 years of judging service, to Rosalie Hauer for 35 years, Pat Forbes for 30 years and to Rick Perez and Helen Wong for their 25 years. Our club and sport wouldn't be the same without you and all the time you have dedicated!
Sad NewsJoan Lucas passed away in December. Joan was involved with skating for much of her life as a competitor and an official. She was a member of St. Moritz for more than 50 years and served on the Board, including as President of the club. Joan was a competition and test Judge for singles, pairs and dance as well as a National Referee. We are currently not aware of any living relatives that Joan might have had, but are looking into it with the help of some of her friends. If anyone has any information you can share, please contact the webmaster. Until some issues can be sorted through, we are not sure of any plans for a memorial service or gathering, but we will keep you informed if and when any new information is available.
Joan was very dedicated to the sport of figure skating and she will be missed by her skating family.
Junior NationalsCongratulations to all our skaters who participated at Junior Nationals, Dec 10th-14th in East Lansing, MI:
Intermediate Dance: Sarah Feng, 5th place; Caroline Patton, 10th place
Intermediate Ladies (Final Round): Sarah Feng, 8th place; Jessica Reili Santiago, 18th place
Intermediate Men (Qualifying Round A): Christopher Yamamoto, 11th place
Intermediate Pairs: Juliette Erickson & Connor Fleming, 10th place
Juvenile Dance: Alain Sandraz, 16th place
Juvenile Boys (Qualifying Round A): Alain Sandraz, 21st place
Get all the details on Jr National results at ice network
Chen in the News
U.S. Figure Skating announced that Karen Chen has been awarded a grant from the Joyce Komperda Athlete Support Fund. The fund provides support to intermediate, novice and junior athletes who demonstrate financial need. Karen will receive a $5,000 grant to assist her with skating expenses for the 2012 calendar year. Congratulations Karen! In addition, Karen was recently featured in the newspaper..
SectionalsPSC skaters competed at all three sectional competitions!
Pacific Coast Sectionals:
Robert Przepioski, 9th place
Eliana Pogrebinksy, 1st place- on to Nationals!
Damian Dodge, 4th place- on to Nationals!
Gwendolyn Prescott, 2nd place- on to Nationals!
Polina Edmunds, 3rd place- on to Nationals!
Nancy Xu & Robert Przepioski, 4th place- on to Nationals!
Karen Chen, 1st place- on to Nationals!
Amy Lin, 7th place
Vincent Zhou, 1st place- on to Nationals!
Evan Bender, 5th place
Sarah Feng, 1st place- on to Junior Nationals!
Juliette Erickson & Connor Fleming, 1st place- on to Junior Nationals!
Alain Sandraz, 3rd place- on to Junior Nationals!
Caroline Patton, 1st place- on to Junior Nationals!
Lauri Bonacorsi, 1st place- on to Nationals!
Quinn Carpenter, 3rd place- on to Nationals!
Cali Fujimoto, 4th place- on to Nationals!
Get all the details on results at ice network.com.
Centrals!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 WebsiteCheck out the new CCIA website.
PSC at JGP!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 GershmanWe 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 OpenAction 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.
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 NewsSome 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 – St. Line Step Seq. - Novice Ladies
Sara Billman- Junior Ladies Artistic Award
Board of DirectorsEffective 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 InternationalElizabeth 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 JubileeAction 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!
Last updated 31 October 2012 by Patt