Archive for October, 2012

Oct

26

2012

SAVE THE DATE! LAFSC ICETRAVAGANZA – DECEMBER 16, 2012!

Hello Everyone! We are pleased to announce that Icetravaganza will take place on Sunday, December 16, 2012. The show will start at 4:30 p.m. We will also again be hosting a small gift and cookie exchange at the conclusion of the show to share some holiday cheer. Please put this on your calendar!

Sign up this year will be through Entryeeze and the Entryeeze link to register to skate will be posted on the club website and LAFSC Facebook page as soon as it goes live (it should be early next week).

ADMISSION: $5.00 at the door for children over 6 years of age and adults. 5 years and under are free. If purchased in advance, 5 tickets for $20.00. Tickets must be purchased by December 10, 2012 for the special five for $20.00 offer. Invite your friends and family!

Hope to see you and your friends there! Stay tuned for further details!

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Oct

25

2012

GOOD LUCK TO DON BALDWIN!

We would like to wish Don Baldwin and partner Tiffany Vise the best of luck as they head to Canada to participate in their second international assignment of the season at the 2012 Skate Canada Grand Prix event in Windsor, Ontario, Canada October 26-28, 2012. Don and Tiffany recently earned a Bronze medal at the International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City. Good luck Don and Tiffany! We are rooting for you back home.

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Oct

25

2012

2013 ADULT MID WINTER WARMUP OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS ANNOUNCEMENT AVAILABLE!

We are proud to announce the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club will be hosting the 2013 Adult Mid Winter Warmup Open Championships at the East West Ice Palace on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. We will offering a full slate of events and will be using IJS for Gold and Masters FS events.

Here is the Announcement:

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We will be using Entryeeze for registration. As soon as the site goes live we will post the link. Hope to see you there! We had a good time last year and are looking forward to another great competition! Tell your friends!

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Oct

24

2012

TEST SESSION PICKWICK OCT. 28 – 12:15PM – SCHEDULE

        Start Time
  Warm-up     12:15 PM
Ellen Slavicek Pre-Juvenile MIF     12:20 PM
Rachel Reynolds Adult Int MIF     12:30 PM
Kylie Dornbush Intermediate MIF     12:40 PM
  Warm-up     12:50 PM
Ellen Slavicek Preliminary FS     12:55 PM
Lauren Teng Preliminary FS     12:57 PM
Aurora Evans Pre-Juvenile FS     12:59 PM
Rachel Reynolds Adult Int FS     01:01 PM
Hoang-Vi Vu Intermediate FS     01:04 PM
Lauren Hughart Novice FS     01:07 PM
  Warm-up     01:10 PM
Chal Leslie Dutch Waltz     01:15 PM
Brianna Carlos Dutch Waltz     01:17 PM
Hoang-Vi Vu Dutch Waltz     01:19 PM
Mako Williams Solo Swing Dance     01:21 PM
Chal Leslie Canasta Tango     01:23 PM
Brianna Carlos Canasta Tango     01:25 PM
Hoang-Vi Vu Canasta Tango     01:27 PM
Mako Williams Solo Cha Cha     01:29 PM
Chal Leslie Rhythm Blues     01:31 PM
Brianna Carlos Rhythm Blues     01:33 PM
Hoang-Vi Vu Rhythm Blues     01:35 PM
Mako Williams Solo Fiesta Tango     01:37 PM
  Warm-up     01:39 PM
Brianna Carlos Solo Juvenile Free Dance     01:44 PM
Mako Williams Solo Juvenile Free Dance     01:47 PM
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Oct

24

2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO RICHARD DWYER!

Congratulations to LAFSC’s own lifetime member, Richard Dywer, who was recently honored by the Ice Theatre of New York at a their recent Gala on October 22, 2012 at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Moira North, Founder/Director of the Ice Theatre of New York said: “We are honoring Richard Dwyer for his lifetime of inspired performances, personifying joy on ice for countless numbers of appreciative audiences. We also applaud Richard’s role as a “good will” ambassador within our diverse skating world!”

Richard was also presented with a recognition from the Guiness Book of World Records for having the longest professional career. Richard’s career in Ice Follies lasted 30 years. He performed over 12,000 times, on a 46-week tour that included 9 weekly performances (including 3 shows back-to-back on Saturdays) – about 400 a year until his retirement from Ice Follies in 1980. At age 50, he returned to skating with Ice Capades for 13 years, until 1995. He was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1993. Richard continues to skate, performing in China in 2005 and skating a duet with Brian Boitano in “A Salute to the Golden Age of Ice Skating” television special in 2010, and various other shows and special appearances around the country.

Prior to joining the Ice Follies at age 14, Richard enjoyed a successful competitive figure skating career. He won the United States National Figure Skating Championships in the Juvenile, Novice, and Junior Men’s divisions and also competed in the U.S. National Championships as a Senior against the legendary Dick Button.

1946 –– Pacific Coast Juvenile Men’s Figure Skating Champion
1948 –– United States National Novice Men’s Figure Skating Champion
1949 –– United States Junior Men’s Figure Skating Champion
1950 –– Competitior, Senior Men’s at U.S. Nationals (4th in figures, 2nd in freeskate)

Following his amateur career, when Richard Dwyer was fourteen years old, Roy Shipstad of Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies, decided to retire from performing in the show. Roy Shipstad was looking for a young skater to take on his role of “Debonair.” At that time, ice shows followed promising young amateur skaters and looked for talent. Dwyer had just won the national junior men’s figure skating title. The Shipstads “discovered” Dwyer. They wanted to bring in a young boy who wouldn’’t be compared to Roy, but would grow up under Roy Shipstad’s guidance. The “Young Debonair” eventually became “Mr. Debonair”.

Joining Richard and participating in the Gala were other lifetime LAFSC members, Tai Babilonia, Linda Fratianne and Randy Gardner.

Truly Richard is such an inspiration to us all. He has been an unfailing supporter of our club and our skaters, has been a member of the Board of Directors, and with his gentlemanly and kind demeanor and demonstrable love of the sport of figure skating, he has inspired many of us to reach for our very best. We are indeed very fortunate to call Richard one of our own. He is truly one of a kind! Congratulations Mr. Debonaire!

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Link to Richard’s Guiness Book of World Records page:
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2012/11/richard-mr-debonair-dwyer-honored-for-longest-career-as-a-professional-ice-skater-045753/

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Oct

19

2012

TEAM LAFSC SLIDESHOW FROM THE 2013 SWP REGIONAL FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS REQUESTED!

TEAM LAFSC slideshow of pics from the 2013 SWP Regional Figure Skating Championships. If you have some pictures to share, please submit them!

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Oct

18

2012

TEST SESSION PICKWICK – NOVEMBER 25, 2012 – 11:00AM – SESSION FULL!

Not in skating order

M. Andrew Arteaga Adult Gold MIF
Rebecca Beerstein Intermediate FS
Madelynn Bruno Juvenile MIF
Madelynn Bruno Juvenile FS
Alexia Hatun Novice MIF
Kokoro Hirano Pre-Preliminary MIF
Kokoro Hirano Pre-Preliminary FS
Yuuka Hirano Pre-Juvenile MIF
Yuuka Hirano Pre-Juvenile FS
Lauren Hughart Junior FS
Cassidy Idenoshita Juvenile FS
Jasmine Jafarkhani Junior MIF
Noela Nari Kim Pre-Preliminary FS
Noela Nari Kim Pre-Preliminary MIF
Casey Joy Labrenz Junior MIF
Casey Joy Labrenz Novice FS
Lili Mandler Intermediate MIF
Christyana Nordskog Novice FS
Rachel Reynolds Adult Int MIF
Rachel Reynolds Adult Int FS
Chelsey Wang Senior MIF
Charlotte White Juvenile MIF
Charlotte White Preliminary FS
Jordyn Yokoyama Novice MIF
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Oct

18

2012

TEST SESSION PICKWICK – OCTOBER 28, 2012 – 12:15pm – SPACE AVAILABLE

Not in skating order.

Brianna Carlos Dutch Waltz
Brianna Carlos Canasta Tango
Brianna Carlos Rhythm Blues
Brianna Carlos Solo Juvenile Free Dance
Kylie Dornbush Intermediate MIF
Aurora Evans Pre-Juvenile FS
Lauren Hughart Novice FS
Chal Leslie Dutch Waltz
Chal Leslie Canasta Tango
Chal Leslie Rhythm Blues
Rachel Reynolds Adult Int MIF
Rachel Reynolds Adult Int FS
Ellen Slavicek Pre-Juvenile MIF
Ellen Slavicek Preliminary FS
Lauren Teng Preliminary FS
Hoang-Vi Vu Dutch Waltz
Hoang-Vi Vu Canasta Tango
Hoang-Vi Vu Rhythm Blues
Hoang-Vi Vu Intermediate FS
Mako Williams Solo Swing Dance
Mako Williams Solo Cha Cha
Mako Williams Solo Fiesta Tango
Mako Williams Solo Juvenile Free Dance
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Oct

17

2012

SWP REGIONALS RECAP. DAY 4 RESULTS. LAFSC SKATERS CONTINUE TO SHINE!

Ella Ales skated a very strong program and came home with the bronze medal! Congratulations Ella! In fourth and fifth place respectively were Karolina Calhoun and Marykate Abad. Bria Yanez finished in eighth place, and Chelsey Wang finished the event in twelfth place.

In Intermediate Ladies Isabella Smit came home with the gold medal, and stood atop the podium. Isabella won both segments of this event! Congratulations Isabella! Tessa Hong finished the event in sixth place, Selina Pan finished in tenth place, and Raffaella Koncius finished in twelfth place.

In Novice Ladies Cheyenne Taylor came home with the bronze medal. Congratulations Cheyenne! Heidi Han finished in sixth place, Jasmine Jafarkhani finished in ninth place, and Nadine Orellana finished in eleventh.

In the Junior Ladies event two LAFSC skaters stop atop the podium. Amanda Gelb won both segments of the event and took home the gold! Congratulations Amanda! Awesome job! Lauren Campbell earned the silver medal for her efforts! Congratulations Lauren! Brenda Ji finished the event in fifth place, Catherine Geise finished in 10th place, and Sami McCain finished in twelfth place.

Congratulations to all our skaters! You represented yourselves and our club well.

Good luck to our skaters progressing to the 2013 Pacific Coast Sectionals, November 9-13, 2012 in Provo, Utah: Ella Ales and Karolina Calhoun in Juvenile Girls; Aaron Hai and Joshua Fendi in Juvenile Boys; Isabella Smit in Intermediate Ladies; Cheyenne Taylor in Novice Ladies; Daniel Samohin, Paolo Borromeo, Sahmaro Rockhold & Darian Weiss in Novice Men; Amanda Gelb & Lauren Campbell in Junior Ladies; Kevin Leahy, Spencer Howe and Shotaro Omori in Junior Men. Completing Team LAFSC at Sectionals will be our Pairs & Dance Teams: Don Baldwin in Senior Pairs; Jasmine & Joshua Fendi in Juvenile Pairs; Robert Hennings and Elise Middleton in Novice Pairs; Emily Day and Patrick Leahy in Junior Dance; Lauren Leonesio in Novice Dance; Logan Leonesio in Intermediate Dance; Alexis Middleton in Intermediate Dance; Yura Min in Junior Dance; Devin Perini in Junior Pairs; Dustin Perini in Novice Dance and AJ Reiss in Junior Pairs.

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Oct

15

2012

SWP PACIFIC REGIONAL LAFSC SKATER UPDATE. DAY 3. CONGRATULATIONS TO DANIEL SAMOHIN AND AARON HAI!

Day three of the SWP Regional Figure Skating Championships began with the Juvenile Boys event. We’d like to extend our congratulations to LAFSC Home Club member Aaron Hai who skated away with the Silver Medal! Congratulations Aaron on a job well done! Joshua Fendi finished the Juvenile Boys event in 5th place.

In the Novice Men’s event congratulations are in order to Daniel Samohin who came away with the gold medal after placing first in both segments of the event. Great job Daniel! LAFSC also had a sweep of the podium in this event with Paolo Borromeo winning the silver medal and Sahmaro Rockhold winning the bronze. Way to go guys! Darian Weiss finished the event in 5th place and Othniel Chan finished in 8th place.

In the Intermediate Ladies SP LAFSC’s Isabella Smith skated a strong program and currently stands in first place. Tessa Hong is currently in 4th place, Selina Pan is currently in 11th place and Raffaella Koncius is currently in 13th place. The Intermediate Ladies event concludes tommorrow. Best of luck to Isabella, Tessa, Selina and Raffaella. Skate great and have fun!

After the Novice Ladies SP, Cheyenne Taylor is currently in 3rd place, Heidi Han is currrently in 5th place, Jasmine Jafarkhani is currently in 7th place, and Nadine Orellana is currently in 8th place. The Novice Ladies event concludes tomorrow. Good luck to Cheyenne, Heidi, Jasmine and Nadine. We’re rooting for you!

After the Junior Ladies SP, Amanda Gelb is currently in 1st place, Lauren Campbell is currently 3rd place, Brenda Ji is currently in 4th place, Catherine Geise is currently in 12th place, and Sami McCain is currently in 16th place. The Junior Ladies event concludes tomorrow with the Free Skate event. Good luck ladies!

In the Junior Men’s event which concluded this evening, congratulations are in order to Patrick Leahy who earned the bronze medal and Spencer Howe who finished the event in 4th place.

Congratulations skaters!

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