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Senior Bulletin 2017

CFSC has 5 new high school graduates who will open a new chapter in their lives. It is the time of the year again to recognize their hard work and celebrate their achievements. Thank you Janie for spending time to collect their personal notes and memories. Please take a moment to read the stories about our wonderful young ladies.

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Jackie Tu

Senior Bulletin 2016

As the 2015-2016 school year comes to an end, we would like to congratulate everyone on another amazing season; however, we would like give a special shout out to all our high school seniors for finishing another chapter in their lives! This section is dedicated to the graduating class of 2016 and all their extraordinary accomplishments. Please take some time to get to know your soon-to-be college freshmen:)

(This page will continue to be updated periodically until we post all the received senior stories)

Rachael Bachman: 

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Name of high school: Olentangy High School

College planning to attend: Ohio State University

Major planning to study: Exercise science, pre-physical therapy

Years skating: 11 years

Coach: Kristen Izzie

Skating level: Senior free/moves

Favorite jump / spin / element: Biellmans, double loops and axels

Advice for younger skaters: “Skate because you love it and just have fun with it!”

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Vivian Chen:

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Name of high school: Olentangy Liberty High School

College planning to attend: University of Michigan

Major planning to study: Neuroscience

Years skating: began skating at age 3 (13 years), began with Svetlana at age 6 (10 years)

Coach: Svetlana Khodorkovsky

Skating level: Senior

Favorite jump / spin / element: lutz with both arms over head

Advice for younger skaters: “ ‘Work hard, dream big, stay humble’ and always be thankful of the people who helped you get to where you are, regardless of where that may be.”

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Kelsey Turner:

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Name of high school: Olentangy High School

College planning to attend: University of Cincinnati

Major planning to study: Chemical engineering

Years been skating: 9 years

Coach: Kristen Izzie

Skating level: Intermediate

Favorite jump / spin / element: spread eagles

Advice for younger skaters: “Don’t be scared of falling because you’re going to fall a lot and makes you a better skater.”

Special shout out: “A special thanks to my mom and dad for supporting me!”

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Nekoe Baumgartner:

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Name of high school: Marysville High School

College planning to attend: The Ohio State University

Major planning to study: Human nutrition/ dietetics

Years been skating: 11 years

Coach: Svetlana Khodorkovsky

Skating level: Junior

Favorite jump / spin / element: Table top camel spin

Advice for younger skaters: “Focus on only you when you’re skating”

Any special shout outs: “Shoutout to my parents and coach for always supporting me!”

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 Rosie Canter:

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Name of high school: Ohio Virtual Academy

College planning to attend: The Ohio State University

Major planning to study: Forensic Anthropology

Years been skating: 5 years

Coach: Svetlana Khodorkovsky

Skating level: Novice

Favorite jump / spin / element: “I don’t have one; I like everything:)”

Advice for younger skaters: “Do something every day that’s uncomfortable to you, and keep doing it until it isn’t intimidating anymore!”

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Megan Cordle:

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Name of high school: Ohio Virtual Academy

College planning to attend: Liberty University

Major planning to study: undecided

Years been skating: 10 years

Coach: Annette Schaefer, Mary Anne Williamson, Valerie Marcoux Pavlas

Skating level: Gold dance, senior moves, senior freestyle

Favorite jump / spin / element: double flip, illusion spin

Advice for younger skaters: “Skating is a privilege so appreciate every moment!”

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Chi Yamakawa

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Name of high school: Dublin Scioto High School

College planning to attend: Cornell University

Major planning to study: Architecture

Years been skating: about 9 years

Coach: Svetlana Khodorkovsky

Skating level: Senior

Favorite jump / spin / element: loop jump

Advice for younger skaters: “Enjoy every moment because the years fly by! In my skating career, I regret nothing because it has made me the person I am today. So appreciate everything skating has to offer!”

Any special shout outs: “Shout out to Nekore and Vivian for being my inside-the-car-screaming, anti-climactic-story-telling, food-raiding, awkward best friends. Shout out to Svetlana for being my wonderful second mom. And shout out to all of the 2016 seniors… We made it!”

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Sarah Cait Knott

Name of high school: Columbus School for Girls

College planning to attend: The Ohio State University

Major planning to study: political science/ pre-law or neuroscience/pre-med

Years been skating: since 2004 (12 years); last competed in 2011

Coach: Mary Anne Williamson, Annette Schaefer, Valerie Marcoux-Palvas

Skating level: Pre-Gold dance, novice moves, juvenile freeskate

Favorite jump / spin / element: paso doble

Advice for younger skaters: “Skate for yourself and not anyone else”

Any special shout outs: “Thanks to Mary Anne for putting up with me for 12 years, to Annette for Sunday morning therapy, and to Val for teaching me to swear in French.”

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Sam Rosen

IMG_9703Name of high school: Ohio Connections Academy

College planning to attend: Ohio University

Major planning to study: business/exercise science

Years been skating: 8 years

Coach: Svetlana Khodorkovsky

Skating level: Novice

Favorite jump / spin / element: ina bauer

Advice for younger skaters: “The only person you need to compete with…is yourself”

Any special shout outs: “Shoutout to my mom and dad and Svetlana for always believing in me”

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Great joy with great cause

Some Columbus FSC members skated at Obetz outdoor rink today to kick off the community holiday celebration. Their exhibition, along with other Chiller skaters’ performance attracted hundreds of speculators. It was the highlight of this Christmas tree lighting event. This is a great example of how our club gives back to the community. Job well done, girls!

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from left, Kamryn Keller, Jackie Tu, Livvy Shilling, Alexie Mieskoski, Nekoe Baumgartner

 

Get to know our Sectional ice dancer, Joy Davis

Having a dream to be a top ice dancer, our club member Joy Davis relocated to west side of the county for partnership opportunity in 2013. She and her partner competed Intermediate Ice Dance at Pacific Coast Sectionals last week and are gearing up for next season.

Joy has been Columbus FSC club member since 2011. Before relocation, she was coached by Diane Huston locally. Joy passed all her MIFs tests. It is worth to mention that she passed her last three tests (Novice, Junior, and Senior) within 5 months. This is a very impressive achievement. Although residing in Arizona, Joy is proud of representing Columbus FSC in all her competitions.

Good luck Joy in her future ice dance training.

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Get to know our Solo Pattern Dance National Champion, Megan Cordle

Megan Cordle have been Columbus FSC member since she was 7 years old. She started to focus on ice dance about 2 years ago. With less than 2 years ice dance training, she not only successfully passed 19 of the 23 ice dance tests, but also stood on top of the National Solo Dance Championship podium in this Sept. Read more below,

Megan at National Solo Dance 2014

Age: 16

Level: Junior

Coach(es): Annette Schaefer

Favorite Skate(s): Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

Favorite moves: Twizzle Sequence

How often you skate: 5 days per week

How you got to start: I decided to try ice dancing when I wasn’t enjoying freestyle anymore and fell in love with it.

Memorable moment: Being on the podium at National Sole Dance Championship

Anything else we might want to know about you: I made three of the dresses I wore at Nationals!

CFSC judges’ camel riding adventure in Morocco dessert

Recently coming back from Morocco, our club long term dedicated judges and supporters, Bob and Marcia Ouellette cannot wait to share their wonderful experience at the stunning Morocco desserts and mountains. Certainly, neither the camel or the guide knows anything about skating, it did not prevent our judges from having great time with them.

Picture was taken during their camel ride break.

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Greetings from Germany!

Anna B. skated in the “Weihnachts-Schaulaufen” (holiday show) this past Saturday.  She’s skating with the Germering Wanderers in Germering, a small town outside of Munich.  Anna is enjoying skating in Germany, but it is really different from back home.  The family sends their greetings and best wishes for the New Year!

Anna Buron in a holiday show in Germany

Anna Buron in a holiday show in Germany

Judges can have fun outside the rink!

If you think skating judges lives revolve around critiquing performances at the rink, think again.  Columbus Figure Skating Club members and judges, Robert and Marcia Ouellette, recently
returned from a trip to South East Asia.  Pictured here, the adventure seeking couple is seen riding on the back of an elephant!  We are so happy they returned safely to judge our latest test session!

Judges Outside the Rink

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