Archive for October, 2011

Oct

27

2011

UPDATED TEST SESSION INFORMATION! NOTE: TEST SESSION IN DECEMBER IS ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 17, 2011 AND IS FULL!!

Sunday, November 6, 9:30 a.m – EAST WEST ICE – This Session Is Full

TESTS NOT LISTED IN SKATING ORDER
Stephanie Bocanegra Pre-Juvenile MIF
Stephanie Bocanegra Pre-Juvenile FS
Sarah Bui Pre-Preliminary FS
Kelsey Chan Solo European Waltz
Kelsey Chan Solo American Waltz
Kelsey Chan Solo Rocker Foxtrot
Kelsey Chan Solo Tango
Kara Conners Preliminary FS
Paula Cruz-Bonde Pre-Preliminary MIF
Kyrene Goh Preliminary MIF
Kyrene Goh Preliminary FS
Susie Hwang Pre-Preliminary FS **(application not complete as of 10/27/2011)
Brooke Johnson Novice FS
Jackie Lin Pre-Preliminary MIF
Jackie Lin Pre-Preliminary FS
Kristen Sarkisian Juvenile FS
Angelica Song Preliminary FS
Hoang-Vi Vu Novice MIF

Sunday, November 13, 12:15 pm – PICKWICK ICE – This Session Is Full

TESTS NOT LISTED IN SKATING ORDER.
Daphne Bogosian Pre-Juvenile FS
Melodie Brookman Adult Pre-Bronze MIF
Melodie Brookman Adult Pre-Bronze FS
Joan Bys Adult Novice MIF
Krystal Davis Senior FS
Macy Denison Pre-Juvenile MIF
Jacqueline Groseclose Pre-Preliminary MIF
Jacqueline Groseclose Pre-Preliminary FS
Ella-Grace Judd Pre-Preliminary MIF
Ella-Grace Judd Preliminary MIF
Katie Miles Senior FS
Selina Pan Intermediate FS
Rachel Reynolds Adult Bronze MIF
Rachel Reynolds Adult Bronze FS

SATURDAY, December 17, 4:15 pm – Pickwick Ice – This Session is Full

TESTS NOT LISTED IN SKATING ORDER.
Ella Alles Juvenile FS
Anais Bastian Pre-Preliminary MIF
Margaux Bastian Pre-Preliminary MIF
Lily Cowan Juvenile MIF
Lily Cowan Preliminary MIF
Danielle Hamel Pre-Juvenile FS
Emma Linde Juvenile FS
Jayka Munsayac Pre-Preliminary MIF
Jayka Munsayac Pre-Preliminary FS
Emily Pyagay Juvenile MIF
Rachel Reynolds Adult Silver MIF
Rachel Reynolds Adult Silver FS

Sunday, January 15, 2012: 12:15 p.m.

TESTS NOT LISTED IN SKATING ORDER!

Joan Bys Adult Novice MIF
Leah Jaffe Juvenile MIF
Nicole Rozenblat Preliminary MIF

Future Test Sessions at Pickwick:
Sunday, February 5, 2012: 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.
Sunday, February 26, 2012: 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.
Note: We are securing additional ice time and will advise when additional dates are available for March, April, May, June, July and August 2012 for Pickwick. Please keep checking the website for updated information.

Future Test Sessions at East West:
Sunday, January 29, 9:30 am

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Oct

27

2011

SAVE THE DATE! ICETRAVAGANZA DECEMBER 18, 2011 – PICKWICK ICE CENTER


We will be holding our annual holiday show on Sunday, December 18, 2011, at Pickwick Ice Center from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please join us for a holiday celebration of skating and club family time. In conjunction with this event we will be having a cookie and gift exchange. We would like to invite and encourage everyone to stay for some club fellowship time, holiday treats and fun immediately following the show.

Attached is the participation form and further details on ticket pricing. If you would like to participate in the show, please download the entry form and send in the completed form with your check to Joan Bys. Ice time is limited so please get your forms in as soon as possible. We will make every effort to include as many skaters as we can! Entries are due by November 18, 2011, but may close earlier if entries fill up.

We hope to see you there!

Attached is the link to the form:

ICETRAVAGANZA PARTICIPATION FORM 2012

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Oct

27

2011

HOT OFF THE PRESSES – OUR LATEST NEWS BULLETIN! VOLUME 66, ISSUE 1.

Thanks to Vicki Busch our News Bulletin Editor for bringing us the latest edition of the LAFSC News Bulletin. Due to the size of the file, it has been uploaded in three sections. Please be sure to submit any news or photos you would like to share with the club to Vicki for inclusion in the next News Bulletin!

LAFSCQ3NewsletterPt1

LAFSCQ3NewsletterPt2

LAFSCQ3NewsletterPt3

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Oct

22

2011

UPDATED TESTING INFORMATION!

Please note the following test dates that we have secured for Pickwick Ice:

Sunday, October 23, 2011: 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.session full – tests NOT listed in skate order!
Madelynn Bruno Pre-Juvenile MIF
Madelynn Bruno Preliminary FS
Christie Gaumer Adult Pre-Bronze MIF
Christie Gaumer Adult Pre-Bronze FS
Suzanne Kunstman Adult Gold FS
Natalie Oganesyan Pre-Juvenile MIF
Rachel Reynolds Adult Pre-Bronze MIF
Rachel Reynolds Adult Pre-Bronze FS
Astor Wu Preliminary MIF
Astor Wu Pre-Preliminary FS

Sunday, November 13, 2011: 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. – session full – tests NOT listed in skate order
Daphne Bogosian Pre-Juvenile FS
Melodie Brookman Adult Pre-Bronze MIF
Melodie Brookman Adult Pre-Bronze FS
Joan Bys Adult Novice MIF
Krystal Davis Senior FS
Macy Denison Pre-Juvenile MIF
Jacqueline Groseclose pre-Preliminary MIF
Jacqueline Groseclose pre-Preliminary FS
Katie Miles Senior FS
Rachel Reynolds Adult Bronze MIF
Rachel Reynolds Adult Bronze FS

Saturday, December 17, 2011: 4:15 to 5:25 p.m.

Sunday, January 15, 2012: 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Sunday, February 5, 2012: 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Sunday, February 26, 2012: 12″15 to 1:45 p.m.

We are securing additional ice time and will advise when additional dates are available for March, April, May, June, July and August 2012 for Pickwick. Please keep checking the website for updated information.

TESTING INFORMATION FOR EAST WEST ICE PALACE:

We have a test session scheduled for November 6, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. – that session is currently full. Additional tests dates will be scheduled as required.

As of October 22, 2011, the confirmed tests (completed applications and fees received by LAFSC) scheduled for November 6, 2011, at East West are as follows:

Stephanie Bocanegra Pre-Juvenile MIF
Kara Conners Preliminary FS
Kyrene Goh Preliminary MIF
Kyrene Goh Preliminary FS
Jackie Lin Pre-Preliminary MIF
Jackie Lin Pre-Preliminary FS
Angelica Song Preliminary FS
Hoang-Vi Vu Novice MIF
Kelsey Chan Solo European Waltz ** (contact test chair to finalize test application)
Kelsey Chan Solo American Waltz ** (contact test chair to finalize test application)
Kelsey Chan Solo Rocker Foxtrot ** (contact test chair to finalize test application)
Kelsey Chan Solo Tango ** (contact test chair to finalize test application)

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Oct

20

2011

VIDEO TRIBUTE TO OUR 2012 SWP REGIONALS QUALIFYING EVENT COMPETITORS!

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Oct

18

2011

LAFSC SKATERS CLOSE THE 2012 SWP REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TODAY WITH MORE PODIUM FINISHES!

 

The 2012 SWP Regional Championships wrapped up today, and LAFSC skaters continued to show their strength, discipline and winning ways. In fact, at each event conducted today, at least one LAFSC skater was on the podium!

The day began with the Intermediate Men’s long program. Robert Hennings finished the event and started the string of LAFSC medalists with a bronze medal. With his placement, Robert qualified for 2012 US Junior Championships in Michigan this December in Intermediate Men. Congratulations Robert! Robert will also be skating in the 2012 Pacific Coast Sectionals in Salt Lake City, Utah, with another LAFSC Home Club member, Elise Middleton, in Novice Pairs. As mentioned previously, Robert & Elise are the reigning National Champions in Intermediate Pairs. Robert will have a few months of traveling ahead of him as he competes in pairs and singles. Good luck Robert!

Next up was the Intermediate Ladies long program and Cheyenne Taylor continued the string of LAFSC podium finishes with the silver medal. Congratulations Cheyenne! With her silver medal, Cheyenne also qualified for the 2012 US Junior Championships in Intermediate Ladies. Great job Cheyenne! Also completing their competition in the Intermediate Ladies long program event today were Heidi Han (final placement: 5th place), Jasmine Jafarkhani (final placement: 7th place), Rylie Tanoura (final placement: 12th place) and Maya Mendonsa (final placement: 16th place).

The Novice Ladies long program was the next event on the schedule, and LAFSC’s Amanda Gelb skated a beautiful program to come home with the gold medal! Right behind Amanda, was LAFSC’s own Catherine Giese, who with another great program, brought home the silver medal! Both Amanda and Catherine will continue on to compete in the 2012 Pacific Coast Sectionals in Salt Lake City, Utah. Congratulations ladies on jobs superbly done! LAFSC’s Brenda Ji finished this year’s Novice Ladies event in 6th place, Yura Min finished in 8th place and Lauren Leonesio finished in 13th place.

In the Novice Men’s event, LAFSC skaters duplicated their one, two punch podium finishes which began in Novice Ladies. LAFSC’s Spencer Howe, recuperating from an injury earlier this season, brought home a well deserved gold medal, while Othniel Chan skated to the silver medal with his strong effort. Great job guys! Sahmaro Rockhold finished the competition in 5th place and Darian Wiess was 6th. Spencer, Othniel, Sahmaro and Darian will all move on the compete in the 2012 Pacific Coast Sectionals in the Novice Men event. Congratulations and good luck to all you guys!

Next up the Junior Ladies took the ice with LAFSC’s Katarina Kulgeyko bringing home the gold! Congratulations Katarina on your well deserved medal! Finishing in 4th place, and also qualifying for the 2012 Pacific Coast Sectionals (in her first year in Junior Ladies) was Lauren Campbell. Congratulations Lauren! Good luck to you and Katarina at Sectionals! Rebecca Phung finished the event in 9th place, and Mandee McFerren finished in 12th place. Sadly, Alana Walker had to withdraw from this event due to an injury. We all wish Alana a quick and complete recovery. Get well soon Alana!

The last event of the day was the Senior Men’s long programs, and LAFSC’s Austin Kanallakan qualified for the 2012 Pacific Coast Sectionals with his bronze medal. Congratulations and good luck to Austin in Salt Lake City!

With this, the 2012 SWP Regional Championships came to a close. Kudos to all our skaters! What a privilege it is to have skaters who work hard, skate hard, but who also show good sportmanship and cameraderie. You all made us all proud of you and your hard earned efforts. Onward and upward skaters! We are behind you 100%. Go Team LAFSC!

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Oct

17

2011

LAFSC SKATERS SHINE AGAIN AT TODAY’S EVENTS AT THE 2012 SWP REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!

LAFSC skaters continued to shine at today’s events at the 2012 SWP Regional Championships!

First up this morning, Robert Hennings skated to a third place standing in the Intermediate Men’s short program. Robert continues the competition tomorrow with the long program. Have a great skate Robert!

Next up on the schedule today was the Novice Men’s SP. LAFSC skaters skated well! Spencer Howe is currently in first place, followed by Othniel Chan in second, with Sahmaro Rockhold in fifth and Darian Weiss in sixth place. Good luck tomorrow guys with your long programs!

The Juvenile Girls Championship Round followed with Tessa Hong skating to a Bronze medal and with it an invitation to the the 2012 US Junior Championships in December! Congratulations Tessa! Karolina Calhoun and Gigi Goff (competing in their first ever Championship Round at a Regional event) finished in 10th and 16th places respectively. Great job girls! Making the final round is a big acheivement and we are proud of all our Juvenile Girls competitors!

In the Intermediate Ladies Championship Round Short Program LAFSC’s Cheyenne Taylor finished on top with a strong short program. Great job Cheyenne! Going into tomorrow’s long programs, LAFSC also has Jasmine Jafarkhani (currently in 6th place), Heidi Han (currently in 9th place), Rylie Tanoura (currently in 14th place), and Maya Mendonsa (currently in 16th place). Have great skates ladies! We’re rooting for you.

In the Novice Ladies Championship Round Short Program, LAFSC’s Amanda Gelb is currently in 1st place. Great job Amanda! Brenda Ji is currently in 3rd place, Catherine Giese is in 5th place, Yura Min is in 7th place, and Lauren Leonesio is in 11th place. Good luck tomorrow ladies with your long programs!

In the Junior Ladies Short Program, Katarina Kulgeyko is currently in second place, Lauren Campbell is in 4th place, Alana Walker is in 6th place, Rebecca Phung is in 8th place, and Mandee McFerren is in 13th place. The ladies skate their long programs tomorrow. Good luck to all of you! Have great skates!

In Senior Men, after today’s short program, Austin Kanallakan currently stands in 3rd place. Good luck on your long program tomorrow Austin!

In the Senior Ladies long program event today Sina Choe completed this year’s competition with a 5th place finish. Congratulations Sina!

The competition wraps up tomorrow, and we are wishing all of our skaters great skates!

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Oct

16

2011

RECAP OF LAFSC SKATER RESULTS FROM 2012 SWP REGIONALS, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011

Results of LAFSC skaters from today’s events at the 2012 SWP Regionals:

Marykate Abad: 6th Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group A
Karolina Calhoun: 3rd Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group B *qualified from Championship Round
Shayanne Casapao: 7th Place Novice Ladies Qualifying Group A
Daniella Clark: 5th Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group D
Amanda Gelb: 2nd Place Novice Ladies Qualifying Group A *qualified for Championship Round
Giselle Goff: 2nd Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group D *qualified for Championship Round
Brigitte Gong: 8th Place Novice Ladies Qualifying Group C
Audrey Hoang: 9th Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group C
Paige Holzberger: 12th Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group C
Tessa Hong: 4th Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group C *qualified for Championship Round
Brenda Ji: 4th Place Novice Ladies Qualifying Group C *qualified for Championship Round
Patrick Leahy: 3rd Junior Men – Final Standing
Lauren Leonesio: 3rd Place Novice Ladies Qualifying Group C *qualified for Championship Round
Tiffanie Lovett: 13th Place Novice Ladies Qualifying Group A
Samantha McCain: 8th Place Novice Ladies Qualifying Group B
Alexis Middleton: 11th Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group C
Elise Middleton: 8th Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group B
Yura Min: 5th Place Novice Ladies Qualifying Group C *qualified for Championship Round
Gwyneth Moore: 10th Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group D
Taylor Olifiers: 7th Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group B
Selina Pan: 6th Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group B
Jessica Pilner: 12th Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group A
Shayna Rothenberg: 6th Place Novice Ladies Qualifying Group B
Chelsey Wang: 5th Place Juvenile Girls Qualifying Group C
Hayleigh Weldin: 12th Place Novice Ladies Qualifing Group A
Elizabeth Westerlund: 13th Place Novice Ladies Qualifying Group B

Congratulations to Patrick Leahy for finishing the competition with the Bronze medal in Junior Men. This is Patrick’s first year in Junior Men. Great job Patrick!

Congratulations are also in order for a number of our skaters who are advancing to Championship Rounds. Good luck to Karolina Calhoun, Gigi Goff, and Tessa Hong in Juvenile ladies. They will continue their competition on Monday, October 17, 2011. We also want to extend our best wishes for great skates to Amanda Gelb, Brendi Ji, Lauren Leonesio, and Yura Min who advanced to the Championship Round in Novice Ladies. They will continue the competition with their short programs on Monday, October 17, 2011. Have great skates ladies. Let’s give all our skaters who skated today a round applause for their efforts!

Good luck to Robert Hennings who begins his competition tomorrow with the Intermediate Men’s SP! Robert, with partner Elise Middleton, is the reigning Intermediate Pairs Champion. Have a great skate Robert!

We also want to extend our good wishes to Othniel Chan, Spencer Howe, Sahmaro Rockhold and Darian Weiss who begin their competition tomorrow in Novice Men. Austin Kanallakan begins his competition tomorrow as well in Senior Men. Good luck guys! Good luck also to Sina Choe who continues her competition in Senior Ladies with her long program. Sina is currently in 5th place after the Senior Ladies SP. Good luck Sina!

The competition in Junior Ladies begins tomorrow as well with the SP. Good luck to Lauren Campbell, Katarina Kulgeyko (the reigning US Junior Bronze Medalist), Mandee McFerren, Rebecca Phung, and Alana Walker. Have great skates ladies! We are rooting for you.

GO TEAM LAFSC!

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Oct

16

2011

VIDEO TRIBUTE TO OUR 2012 SWP REGIONALS NON-QUALIFYING COMPETITION COMPETITORS!

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Oct

16

2011

RECAP OF LAFSC SKATER RESULTS FROM THE 2012 SWP REGIONALS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011

Results of LAFSC skaters from today’s events at the 2012 SWP Regional Figure Skating Championships:

Kathleen Albert: 9th Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group D
Sina Choe: 5th Place Senior Ladies SP
Aaron Hai: 2nd Place Juvenile Boys *Qualified – 2012 US Junior Championships
Heidi Han: 3rd Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group D *advances to Championship Round
Alexia Hatun: 6th Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group A
Jasmine Jafarkhani: 3rd Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group C *advances to Championship Round
Brooke Johnson: 8th Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group D
Kyra Josephson: 12th Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group A
Patrick Leahy: 4th Place Junior Men SP
Lauren Mendonsa: 7th Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group B
Maya Mendonsa: 4th Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group A *advances to Championship Round
Rylie Tanoura: 3rd Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group A *advances to Championship Round
Cheyenne Taylor: 1st Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group B *advances to Championship Round

Anita Vardan: 8th Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group C
Kelsey Veloso: 13th Place Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group D

Congratulations to Aaron for advancing to the US Junior Championships in Juvenile Boys!

After today’s qualifying rounds, we have five skaters advancing on to the Championship Round of Intermediate Ladies. Best of luck to Heidi, Jasmine, Maya, Rylie and Cheyenne as they continue the competition with their SP programs (to be held on Monday, October 17), and to Patrick and Sina as they continue their competition with their LP programs tomorrow and Monday respectively! GO TEAM LAFSC!

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