CFSC Farewell Party for Hannah Tashiro
Columbus Figure Skating Club held a going away party for member Hannah Tashiro who moved to Seattle, Washington on July 30th. Hannah, who will continue to represent CFSC, was celebrated by many of her fellow skaters.
Good luck Hannah in your new adventures out West!
CFSC Competes in Switzerland
Columbus Figure Skating Club member Elke Granata represented the club this summer in a competition in Arosa, Switzerland, where she placed 2nd amongst beautiful scenery. Congratulations Elke!
CFSC Honors Craig Hassler for his Extensive Service to The Club
Columbus Figure Skating Club member Craig Hassler was presented with an honorary Lifetime Membership at the Club’s Annual Spring meeting.
Craig has served as the Treasurer of CFSC for 22 continuous years and made many other valuable contributions!
Thank you Craig for your outstanding history of service to CFSC and our skating community!
Congratulations Aliyah Cohen!
Aliyah will receive the SEGL Sportsmanship Award at the SEGL Competition. The Southern Eastern Great Lakes Figure Skating Council (SEGL) awards a $200.00 scholarship to the council member best exhibiting the following qualities: * Leadership * Sportsmanship * Industrious * Perseverance * Academic performance * Spirit * Concern for others * Coachability
Each club that is a member of SEGL is invited to nominate one of their members for consideration for the award. Columbus Figure Skating Club based on recommendation from the membership was pleased to nominate Aliyah as our representative this year. The application process includes a three page form as well as an essay and letters of recommendation from the club and the skater?s coach.
Some of Aliyah’s qualities and accomplishments which the club has been fortunate to experience from this talented young woman include:
Skating since she was 5 and represented the club for the past five years as well as being a five year member of the Skate for Hope Cast.
She has been active with the Basic Skills program assisting the pros.
Participated at the Intermediate and Novice levels at Regionals.
Aliyah is currently the Junior Representative to the Board of Directors and has organized junior volunteers for the Holiday Competition and Basic Skills program, as well as coordinating the Dinner and Exhibition for Regionals.
She currently holds the Gold Medal in Moves, Novice Free Skating and Silver Dance Test Levels.
All the skaters at the club enjoy her positive attitude and genuine support.
CONGRATULATIONS on an award well deserved.
CFSC Skaters go to Skate Camp
Paige Hamilton has been appointed as a Bronze Singles/Pairs Judge by U.S. Figure Skating.
As a “trial judge” Paige had to evaluate tests, assign marks, and make appropriate remarks on a large number of tests. These papers were assembled and evaluated by the Judges Vice Chair for Eastern Great Lakes. Paige’s marks had to be in general agreement with the official judges and her remarks had to support those marks. In addition to trial judging in Columbus Paige went to Cleveland, Indianapolis, Dayton, and Cincinnati for test sessions to provide for a wider background of skating tests. Paige attended a Judges’ school in Cincinnati for the new/revised MIF. She also took and passed a national written test for judges. Please congratulate Paige. She now joins the ranks of judges who give time for the advancement of figure skating. For those who do not already know, judges are not paid a salary and only have their expenses reimbursed when judging at other clubs. The cost of travel for trial judging is at the expense of the trial judge. Judges must be at least 18 years of age. Paige’s birthday was in May and thus, she is probably the youngest judge at this time.
CFSC Wins the Team Trophy at 2011 Southern Eastern Figure Skating Council Competition (Cincinnati, OH February 18-20, 2011)
Aliyah Cohen was recognized in an on-ice ceremony for winning the SEGL sportsmanship award. Congratulations Aliyah! (see above article)
Two skaters from the Columbus Figure Skating Club were at the Junior Nationals. Livvy Shilling and Jonathan Butler are pictured here with thier coaches at the send off Party. Livvy came in 12th in the qualifying round. Jonathan came in 10th in the qualifying round. He went on to the final round and placed 16th.