Archive for July, 2013

Jul

29

2013

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE THRU U.S. FIGURE SKATING! APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE!

U.S. FIGURE SKATING SCHOLASTIC HONORS TEAM – Open to skaters entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2013

JOYCE KOMPERDA ATHLETE SUPPORT FUND – Open to intermediate-, novice- or junior-level singles, pairs and ice dancing skaters

MEMORIAL FUND RISE YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST – Open to skaters at the pre-preliminary, preliminary, pre-juvenile and juvenile levels

MEMORIAL FUND COMPETITIVE SKATERS ASSOCIATION PROGRAM – (CSAP) Open to skaters who have placed sixth or higher at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships

MEMORIAL FUND ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – (ASP) Open to current and former skaters who are enrolled at an accredited college or university and are still actively involved in the sport of figure skating

ELAINE THEISEN DIAMOND ICE FSC FUND FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS AND THERAPEUTIC SKATING – NEW IN 2013! Open to U.S. Figure Skating member clubs that wish to expand or enhance opportunities for Special Olympics and Therapeutic Skating participants in their communities.

Applications available now at:

http://www.usfigureskating.org/Athletes.asp?id=325

Jul

29

2013

TEST SESSION PICKWICK AUGUST 25, 2013 – 12:15PM – SESSION FULL!

Not in skating order

Sophia Augustine Pre-Juvenile MIF
Sophia Augustine Preliminary FS
Helen Bender Senior MIF
Kelli Chan Senior MIF
Sergi Davis Pre-Preliminary MIF
Sergi Davis Pre-Preliminary FS
Macy Denison Preliminary FS
Christine-Olive Dobard Juvenile FS
Lily Guo Pre-Preliminary MIF
Lily Guo Pre-Preliminary FS
Lara Hawley Pre-Preliminary FS
Lauren Kreuter Juvenile FS
Sawako Leslie Adult Swing Dance
Sawako Leslie Adult Cha Cha
Sawako Leslie Adult Fiesta Tango
Vivian Luo Solo Junior Freedance
Allison Ko Preliminary FS
Vivian Ko Pre-Preliminary MIF
Vivian Ko Pre-Preliminary FS
Lucy Krubiner Intermediate FS
Irina Osipoff Adult Pre-Bronze MIF
Irina Osipoff Adult Bronze MIF
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Jul

29

2013

TEST SESSION EAST/WEST AUGUST 18, 2013 – 9:45am – SESSION FULL!!

Not is skating order

Kathleen   Albert Senior FS
Nikita Chesna Pre-Juvenile FS
Nikita Chesna Pre-Juvenile MIF
Aurora Evans Intermediate MIF
Aurora Evans Intermediate FS
Jennifer Fernandez Intermediate MIF
Aaron Hai Intermediate MIF
Kayla Kim Pre-Preliminary MIF
Karen Le Pre-Preliminary MIF
Karen Le Pre-Preliminary FS
Jackie Lin Novice MIF
Jackie Lin Juvenile FS
Megan Ly Pre-Preliminary MIF
Megan Ly Pre-Preliminary FS
Taylor Nordquist Pre-Preliminary MIF
Taylor Nordquist Pre-Preliminary FS
Taylor Nordquist Preliminary MIF
Katherine Ong Preliminary MIF
Rachel Reynolds Adult Intermediate MIF
Heidi Shin Juvenile MIF
Lauren Teng Pre-Juvenile FS
Beverly Zhu Novice MIF
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Jul

20

2013

2013 LOS ANGELES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS SINGLES CHAMPIONS AND MEDALISTS SLIDESHOW.

Video Montage of Podium Shots for the 2013 Los Angeles Open Championships. All photos courtesy of Joanne Funakoshi.

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Jul

16

2013

TEST SESSION PICKWICK SUNDAY JULY 21, 2013 – 12:10 PM – SCHEDULE.

  Warm-up     12:10 PM
Vivian Luo Killian     12:15 PM
Vivian Luo Quickstep     12:19 PM
Samantha Chung Preliminary MIF     12:23 PM
Aubrey Ignacio Preliminary MIF     12:23 PM
Madeline May Preliminary MIF     12:23 PM
  Warm-up     12:31 PM
Daphne Bogosian Novice MIF     12:36 PM
Christine-Olive Dobard Novice MIF     12:46 PM
Kyra Josephson Senior MIF     12:56 PM
  Warm-up     01:06 PM
Samantha Chung Pre-Preliminary FS     01:11 PM
Elleen Kim Pre-Preliminary FS     01:11 PM
Aubrey Ignacio Preliminary FS     01:13 PM
Elleen Kim Preliminary FS     01:15 PM
Astor Wu Preliminary FS     01:17 PM
Christine-Olive Dobard Pre-Juvenile FS     01:19 PM
  Warm-up     01:22 PM
Daphne Bogosian Intermediate FS     01:27 PM
Rachel Feaster Intermediate FS     01:30 PM
Natalie Oganesyan Intermediate FS     01:33 PM
Katie Sing Novice FS     01:36 PM
Daniel Samohin Junior FS     01:39 PM
  Warm-up     01:43 PM
Kathleen Albert Senior FS     01:48 PM
Catherine Giese Senior FS     01:52 PM
Elise Middleton/Anthony Evans Junior Pair     01:56 PM
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Jul

14

2013

60th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS CONCLUDE. CONGRATULATIONS TO SHOTARO OMORI AND KAROLINA CALHOUN! DETAILED RESULTS INCLUDED.

The 60th Annual Los Angeles Open Championships took place this weekend and we were treated to some terrific skating all weekend!

We would like to extend a very special congratulations to our own SHOTORO OMORI & KAROLINA CALHOUN, for winning the Van Valkenburg Trophy and the Fratianne Trophy respectively for the most outstanding overall performance (Shotaro) and the most outstanding artistic performance (Karolina) of the 2013 Los Angeles Open Championships. Congratulations to Shotaro and Karolina!

Complete results of the event are listed below:

IJS Results

6.0 Results

We would also like to express our gratitude to all our officials and our dedicated and hard working volunteers who made this another successful competition!

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Jul

14

2013

SAVE THE DATE! SEPTEMBER 28, 2013. LAFSC JACKET PARTY AND RECOGNITION CEREMONY!

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR ANNUAL CLUB PARTY & RECOGNITION CEREMONY. WE HAVE MUCH TO CELEBRATE OVER THIS PAST YEAR AND MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE COMING SEASON. PLEASE PLAN ON BEING A PART OF THE CELEBRATION! MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW IN THE COMING WEEKS!!

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Jul

8

2013

SPECIAL IJS SEMINAR WITH ISU AND NATIONAL TECHNICAL SPECIALIST/CONTROLLER – 7/12/13 @ 2:30 P.M. HOSTED BY THE LAFSC.

Special IJS Seminar with ISU and National Technical Specialist/Controller – July 12, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. to be held during LA Open AT Pickwick Ice Center, 1001 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA.

Come learn about the latest updates and changes to IJS rules affecting singles skaters, and watch a Technical Panel in action as they call a program live. You will be able to hear the calls as they happen, which will help you understand the interaction and process the Technical Panel undergoes during an event. This seminar is great for skaters, coaches, parents, and officials.

The cost is $15, payable at the door. LAFSC homeclub coaches may attend free of charge.

This one-hour seminar will provide all participants a clearer understanding of the new rules passed by the ISU for Singles, and the implications for competitive skaters. The panel will clarify areas of confusion and provide examples of how the changes apply to skaters’ programs. You do not have to be competing at LA Open to sign up for the seminar.

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Jul

8

2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO SHOTARO OMORI & KAROLINA CALHOUN!

Congratulations to two LAFSC members who are both candidates for fantastic awards! Shotaro Omori is a nominee for the 2013 Readers’ Choice Skater of the Year Award (Michelle Kwan Trophy)! You can vote for Shotaro on the USFSA website — http://www.usfigureskating.org/readerschoice.asp. The deadline is JULY 15, 2013, so get your vote in!

CLICK THIS LINK TO VOTE FOR SHOTARO

Karolina Calhoun Karolina is a finalist in the Sports Category in the After School Award scholarship contest. The winner will receive a $5,000! You may cast your votes through August 14, 2013. at http://www.afterschoolawards.com/. You can also check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AfterschoolAwards.

CLICK THIS LINK TO VOTE FOR KAROLINA IN THE SPORTS CATEGORY

Good luck to Shotaro and Karolina!

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Jul

3

2013

LA OPEN GROUP LISTINGS AVAILABLE.

THE GROUP LISTINGS (ONLY FOR THOSE EVENTS WITH MORE THAN ONE FLIGHT OF SKATERS) FOR THE 2013 LA OPEN ARE NOW AVAILABLE! IF THERE IS ONLY ONE GROUP OF SKATERS IN AN EVENT WE WILL NOT PUBLISH THOSE GROUPS. INFORMATION FOR THOSE EVENTS AND ALL SKATE ORDERS WILL BE POSTED ON THE DAY OF THE COMPETITION AT THE RINK.

SKATERS ARE NOT LISTED IN SKATE ORDER!

Freeskate Pre-Preliminary (Girls, A)
Craven, Daniela Los Angeles FSC
Smiley, Emily Coyotes SC of Arizona
Hong, Elizabeth Pasadena FSC
Stroyke, Savannah All Year FSC
Poindexter, Claire Los Angeles FSC
Ko, Vivian Los Angeles FSC
Ordish, Kennedy Los Angeles FSC
Okubo, Kana South Bay FSC
Innis-Thompson, Tayor San Diego FSC
Delis, Melania All Year FSC
Yermakova, Elizabeth All Year FSC
Lee, Karen Los Angeles FSC

Freeskate Pre-Preliminary (Girls, B)
Teele, Caroline Rim of the World FSC
Spelman, Rachel Coyotes SC of Arizona
Bushton, Jenna Tri-Valley FSC
Chung, Samantha Los Angeles FSC
Martin, Victoria All Year FSC
Fryer, Madelyn Tri-Valley FSC
Lu, Tiffany Pasadena FSC
Lewis, Lindsay Los Angeles FSC
Aazami, Merriam Coyotes SC of Arizona
Yermakova, Valerie All Year FSC
Camanag, Kylie Channel Islands FSC
Lee, Danika SC of Oregon

Freeskate Preliminary (Girls, A)
Melo-Natnat, Kaylah Los Angeles FSC
Judd, Ella-Grace Los Angeles FSC
Hirano, Koko Los Angeles FSC
Baetge, Hannah All Year FSC
Ignacio, Aubrey All Year FSC
Lipinski, Alexandra Coyotes SC of Arizona
Ho, Katelyn South Bay FSC
Rozenblat, Nicole Los Angeles FSC
Wright, Shelby Channel Islands FSC
Park, Katherine Los Angeles FSC

Freeskate Preliminary (Girls, B)
Jaeckel, Sapphire All Year FSC
Basta, Noelle Channel Islands FSC
Groseclose, Jacqueline Los Angeles FSC
Abellera, Kimberly Tri-Valley FSC
Ko, Allison Los Angeles FSC
Yota, Nyssa All Year FSC
Domke, Noel Channel Islands FSC
Domke, Lane Channel Islands FSC
Davenport, Bridget Channel Islands FSC
Bautista, Jullia Tri-Valley FSC

Freeskate Pre-Juvenile (Girls, A)
Schmidt, Jacqueline Los Angeles FSC
Chaffee, Kaylin Channel Islands FSC
Draheim, Chloe Tri-Valley FSC
Lynch, Alexandra Arctic Blades FSC
Golob, Maya Los Angeles FSC
Davenport, Aubrey Orange County FSC
Musto, Isabella Orange County FSC

Freeskate Pre-Juvenile (Girls, B)
Evans, Alex All Year FSC
Bloze, Shelby FSC of Southern California
Bocanegra, Stephanie Glacier Falls FSC
Lee, Jacqueline All Year FSC
Griffin, Megan Coyotes SC of Arizona
Tomlinson, Slade SC of Oregon
Bennitt, Lily Los Angeles FSC
Lubin, Lucille Rim of the World FSC

Freeskate Juvenile (Girls, A)
Simonyi, Phoebie Elizabeth All Year FSC
Harwood, Reagan Peninsula SC
Hirano, Yuuka Los Angeles FSC
Mitsuoka, Keegan All Year FSC
Baetge, Sarah All Year FSC
Benson, Caroline Coyotes SC of Arizona
Lin, Jackie Los Angeles FSC
Johnson, Elizabeth All Year FSC
Russell, Lauren Coyotes SC of Arizona
Fernandez, Jennifer Kent Valley FSC
Kotobi, Yalda All Year FSC
Idenoshita, Cassidy All Year FSC
Yi, Donna All Year FSC

Freeskate Juvenile (Girls, B)
Moyer, Jillian Coyotes SC of Arizona
Levin, Caroline All Year FSC
Uy, Gianna All Year FSC
Giles, Brittany Pasadena FSC
Hermez, Lovina Coyotes SC of Arizona
Shin, Sadie FSC of Southern California
Oganesyan, Natalie Los Angeles FSC
Lee, Celis All Year FSC
Zhu, Beverly All Year FSC
Cobarrubio, Sabrina Los Angeles FSC
Park, Helena All Year FSC
Kulik, Elizaveta Glacier Falls FSC

Short Program Intermediate (Ladies, A)
Koncius, Raffaella Los Angeles FSC
Ordish, Kassidy Los Angeles FSC
Bogosian, Daphne Los Angeles FSC
Nakahara, Akari All Year FSC
Martorella, Emily All Year FSC
Coppess, Emma All Year FSC
Monazzam, Niki All Year FSC
Pozon, Katelyn All Year FSC
Abad, Marykate Los Angeles FSC
Borromeo, Louisa Palm Beach FSC
Tong, Jonina All Year FSC
Beerstein, Rebecca All Year FSC
Cohen, Grace All Year FSC

Short Program Intermediate (Ladies, B)
Moore, Gwyneth Los Angeles FSC
Cai, Jessica Pasadena FSC
Fritz, Maggie Los Angeles FSC
Navarro, Athena All Year FSC
Mendonsa, Maya Los Angeles FSC
Calhoun, Karolina Los Angeles FSC
Vinokur, Gabriella All Year FSC
Park, Elizabeth Santa Rosa FSC
Baldoz, Tara Nicole All Year FSC
Finch, Lydia Marie SC of Oregon
Yanez, Bria Los Angeles FSC
Pyagay, Emily All Year FSC
Chand, Ritika SC of Oregon

Freeskate Intermediate (Ladies, A)
Koncius, Raffaella Los Angeles FSC
Ordish, Kassidy Los Angeles FSC
Bogosian, Daphne Los Angeles FSC
Nakahara, Akari All Year FSC
Martorella, Emily All Year FSC
Coppess, Emma All Year FSC
Monazzam, Niki All Year FSC
Pozon, Katelyn All Year FSC
Abad, Marykate Los Angeles FSC
Borromeo, Louisa Palm Beach FSC
Tong, Jonina All Year FSC
Beerstein, Rebecca All Year FSC
Cohen, Grace All Year FSC

Freeskate Intermediate (Ladies, B)
Moore, Gwyneth Los Angeles FSC
Cai, Jessica Pasadena FSC
Fritz, Maggie Los Angeles FSC
Navarro, Athena All Year FSC
Mendonsa, Maya Los Angeles FSC
Calhoun, Karolina Los Angeles FSC
Vinokur, Gabriella All Year FSC
Park, Elizabeth Santa Rosa FSC
Baldoz, Tara Nicole All Year FSC
Finch, Lydia Marie SC of Oregon
Yanez, Bria Los Angeles FSC
Pyagay, Emily All Year FSC
Chand, Ritika SC of Oregon

Short Program Novice (Ladies, A)
Pan, Selina Los Angeles FSC
Benson, Jacqueline Coyotes SC of Arizona
Mendonsa, Lauren Los Angeles FSC
Laksana, Beverly All Year FSC
Smit, Isabella Los Angeles FSC
Mitchell, Brenna South Bay FSC
Reyes, Mia South Bay FSC
LoRusso, Victoria The Skating Club of Boston
Hatun, Alexia Los Angeles FSC
Dodson, Erin FSC of Southern California

Short Program Novice (Ladies, B)
Johnson, Brooke All Year FSC
Spizzirri, Eliana Coyotes SC of Arizona
Min, Ellie All Year FSC
Taylor, Cheyenne Los Angeles FSC
Okamoto, Ami All Year FSC
Nguyen, Caitlin All Year FSC
Maeda, Runa All Year FSC
Dodson, Kim Glacier Falls FSC
Labrenz, Casey Joy Channel Islands FSC

Freeskate Novice (Ladies, A)
Pan, Selina Los Angeles FSC
Benson, Jacqueline Coyotes SC of Arizona
Mendonsa, Lauren Los Angeles FSC
Laksana, Beverly All Year FSC
Smit, Isabella Los Angeles FSC
Mitchell, Brenna South Bay FSC
Reyes, Mia South Bay FSC
LoRusso, Victoria The Skating Club of Boston
Hatun, Alexia Los Angeles FSC
Dodson, Erin FSC of Southern California

Freeskate Novice (Ladies, B)
Johnson, Brooke All Year FSC
Spizzirri, Eliana Coyotes SC of Arizona
Min, Ellie All Year FSC
Taylor, Cheyenne Los Angeles FSC
Okamoto, Ami All Year FSC
Nguyen, Caitlin All Year FSC
Maeda, Runa All Year FSC
Dodson, Kim Glacier Falls FSC
Labrenz, Casey Joy Channel Islands FSC

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