Good luck to all skaters participating in the 2014 Tri-State Memorial Figure Skating Championships this weekend in Kalamazoo, MI!
The 2014 Collegiate Figure Skating Championship will be from August 14-16 in Rochester, Michigan this year. Graduating high school skaters can participate if they are enrolled in a college in the fall.
Tina (Stephan) Lundgren will be a judge at the World Championships in Japan this week judging the Women’s event. Tina earned her Gold Medal in both Figures and Free Skate in 1977 at age 12 while a member of CFSC. After coaching while in college at OSU, she turned to judging and became a National Judge while still residing in Columbus. Moving on to New York City, she became an International Judge and then a World Judge. Her training both as a skater and a judge with CFSC provided her the background for this accomplishment.
The April 12th test session is full. Applications can be submitted to the test chair to be placed on a wait list.
The Lantern recently published an article on how Ohio State researchers are studying ways figure skaters could reduce injuries with different boots. The article includes interviews with local skaters Rina Saji and Alexa Bouts. Very interesting read: http://thelantern.com/2014/02/ohio-state-researchers-find-figure-skaters-could-reduce-injuries-with-different-boots/
The next test session will be on Saturday, April 12th. Applications must be received by the test chair no later than 6:00PM on Saturday, March 29th. Applications may be cut off earlier if the
S.T.A.R.S. is coming to Columbus on Sunday, May 18th at the Hyatt Regency!!! Link to info & registration: http://www.usfsa.org/Athletes.asp?id=48. Registration deadline is May 4th.
The S.T.A.R.S. program is fun and challenging opportunity for all skaters. Objectives include:
- Promote and enhance athleticism and athletic ability in all young figure skaters through assessment, recognition and opportunity
- Reduce the rate of injury across all figure skating disciplines and competitive levels
- Identify skaters who demonstrate exceptional aptitude for athleticism
- Assist coaches and parents in developing and guiding their skater’s potential
- Connect skaters, coaches, and parents with qualified strength and conditioning specialists in their region and around the country
Good luck to Olga Staker and Davina Little who will be competing at the Midwestern Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships this weekend in Strongsville OH. Have a great skate!
Congratulations to Livvy Shilling who won the SEGL Sportsmanship award this year. Each year, member clubs of SEGL (South Eastern Great Lakes) are eligible to nominate a club member for the award. The Columbus Figure Skating club council requests names of skaters to be considered for nomination by our club. Qualities considered include: leadership, sportsmanship, spirit, perseverance, and industriousness. This year the members presented for nomination were: Alex Magnuson, Anya Cohen, Caroline Nickerson, and Livvy Shilling. All four nominees are excellent examples of sportsmanship, but the club can submit only one nomination. It was a very difficult decision and the council selected Livvy for nomination from our club.