On Sunday’s test session 5 skaters passed gold tests on their first try. This was a first for the club and shows how hard work and commitment can pay off. Congratulations to the following skaters for earning their gold medals!
Megan Cordle – Senior Free Skate
Nekoe Baumgartner, Rebecca Dashevsky, and Alex Magnuson – Senior Moves in the Field
Aliyah Cohen – Gold Dance
Rebecca, Alex, and Nekoe
General ice sessions are available on March 2nd (Sun.) at 7:00-9:30am and 9:45-11:45am. These sessions are walk on only, contracts do not cover the ice. Please make sure to have a punch card or pay by check or cash. Thank you!
The 2014 Graduating Seniors Program March 1st Deadline is fast approaching. The Graduating
Seniors Program was developed to recognize the achievements of those individuals graduating from high school who have made the commitment to continue their training in figure skating, while pursuing their academic studies. To be considered for this award applicants, or those applying on the skater’s behalf, must complete an online application on or before March 1, 2014. The information and online application is available at: http://www.usfigureskating.org/content/2014%20GRADUATING%20SENIORS%20PROGRAM%20Information%20and%20Application.pdf
Club member Joy Davis and her family moved to Las Vegas last fall for the opportunity to partner with Alex. This new partnership is doing great and caught the eye of Las Vegas media. Check out their TV interview: http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/positively-lv/better-lv/Teen-ice-dancers-poised-on-brink-of-greatness-says-coach-244935061.html. Good luck Joy and Alex!
The schedule for the February 23rd test session is now available.
Recently, Good Day Columbus visited Chiller Easton where reporter Dana Turtle learned to skate! He had lots of help from Valerie, Olympian and one of the club’s world-class coaches and several current club members. Although the harness did not seem to help Dana’s jumping, it did provide amazing comedy, and by the end of his visit he looked pretty good in a straight line!
Olivia Lake and Morgan Kaper skated exhibitions during the OSU women’s hockey game – Morgan on 1/24/14 and Olivia on 2/8/14. Great skate ladies!
News channel 4 story features the 2014 winter Olympics, figure skating, and a couple of club skaters: http://www.nbc4i.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9813099
Winter group lessons kicked off on Supper Bowl Sunday with 70 skaters! In honor of the up coming Winter Olympics these skaters worked hard and had fun learning new skills and meeting new people.
Our very talented coaches Tatiana, Jen, Rina and Aliyah; along with their highly skilled and dedicated assistants, Alexa B. , Vivian , Chi, Nekoe, and Alexa R. introduced a whole new generation of skaters to the challenges and joy of figure skating in a safe, fun, and positive environment. We are able to do this successfully due to our belief in a low teacher-student ratio for optimal learning.