Monthly Archives: September 2014

Road to 2015 East Great Lake Regionals

15 club member gathered at The Cheesecake Factory today to kick off the final preparation for the regional competition. Our skaters had great time at this traditional luncheon event. Gifts and many good wishes were exchanged there.

Top row from left to right: Nekoe Baumgartner, Livvy Shilling, Kamyrn Keller, Vivian Chen, Jackie Tu, Rebecca Dashevsky, Rachael Bachman, Marina Nesbitt.

Bottom row from left to right: Chi Yamakawa, Caroline Beck, Cienna Baka, Ani Kahaian, Katelyn Fetherolf, Kendall Hackler

Not pictured: Megan Cordle

Regional Luncheon 2104

Great ice time available at OSU ice rink on Monday and Wednesday evening

With Regional competition approaching, ice is getting more and more crowded, which makes program practice harder than usual in any given day. If you would like some relatively empty ice to go through your routines, you should consider to come to OSU ice rink on Monday and Wednesday evening. Our monitor is always there from 6 to 7:30 PM to help you play music. There is less chance for a basic skill skater to get your way since they are only skating under their coaches’ supervision all the time on our club ice.

Our club ice runs every Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:45 pm, as well as Sunday morning from 7 to 11:45 am at OSU rink with a few exceptions (See club ice page). This is one of the services we provide to our skaters. Club purchased ice time from OSU ice rink in advance and this ice time is monitored and only opened to our club members. Currently, the club ice has not been used effectively, especially in these two weekday evenings. When talking about improving the usage of club ice, we would like to re-emphasize members’ responsibility to the club. Columbus figure skating club is a non-profit organization. Not like many other skating clubs, volunteer time and club ice usage are mandatory to their members. Instead, we truly depend on some members’ generous contribution with their time and monetary donation. To sustain a club for a long run, we need everyone’s participation. Please consider to use club ice on these two evenings. This is a win-win situation. You will have less stressful skating atmosphere. In the same time, you help the club so that the club can better service you in the future.

Megan Cordle got two medals in Solo Dance National Championship

Megan won  the Pattern Dance competition on Friday and earned the Gold medal.  On Saturday there was a final round for the Combined Event which involved a Free Dance where she finished second and was awarded a Silver medal.  So she is coming home with two medals!!  The results reflect well on Megan’s accomplishments at the National level in less than two years but also the significant contribution of her coach Annette Schaefer.


2014 National Solo Dance Championship at Colorado Springs, CO, 9/17 – 9/20

Megan Cordle will represent our club in the National Solo Dance Championships to compete in the Junior combined events at Colorado next week. To qualify for this event, skaters have to go to a series of solo dance competitions from January to August each year. A score was tallied based on their placement in each competition. Only the top 6 from each of the three sectionals are invited to Nationals.

Congratulations Megan ad good luck next week!