Announcements

Mar

23

2016

BETTY SONNHALTER GRANT APPLICATION AVAILABLE. APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY 5/27/16!

In 2001, the Southern California Interclub Association of Figure Skating Clubs initiated a Memorial Grant Program in memory of Betty Sonnhalter, an official and member of the local skating community for many years. This Grant was created to honor her many years of dedication to young ice skaters.

Each year two skaters are selected by an Interclub committee from applications submitted by Interclub Member Club skaters. One grant is for Novice skaters and above, and one is for Intermediate through Pre-Preliminary skaters. The recipients receive an engraved plaque and a $500 check at the Southern California Interclub Championships competition each June.

Attached is the application for the Sonnhalter grant. The application requires: (1) a signature from a Club Official, (2) that each applicant completes the forms on his or her own, (3) the information provided is accurate, and (4) an official and sealed copy of school grades for the current and past year. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Applications that are not completed by the applying skater will not be considered.

Applications must be received or postmarked by 27 May 2016 for the 2016 award.

Send applications to:

Betty Sonnhalter Award
c/o George Rossano
P.O. Box 2451
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

APPLICATION BELOW:

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Mar

19

2016

Congratulations to Daniel Samohin! World Junior Champion!!!

imageWe’d like to extend our congratulations to Daniel Samohin, and his family Igor, Irina and Stas. Daniel was a long time LAFSC skater (who won the U.S. Juvenile Boys title in 2010 as an LAFSC member), and who now skates for Israel. Daniel has just been crowned the 2016 Junior Men’s World Champion! Congratulations from your LAFSC family!!!!

http://https://http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2016/03/18/168096504

Mar

16

2016

2016 Cal Champs – Registration Open! Entry Deadline is April 17, 2016!

Please join us for the 2016 California Championships to held at the East West Ice Palace on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, 2013. You may now register for the competition via Entryeeze. Please click the link below to begin your registration process. The entry deadline is April 17, 2016

http://comp.entryeeze.com/Home.aspx?cid=188

Please click the link below to see the Announcement. Please be sure to read the Announcement carefully!

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We hope to see you there!

Feb

27

2016

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR SKATERS COMPETING AT ADULT SECTIONALS AND ADULT NATIONALS!

The Los Angeles Figure Skating Club would like to extend our best wishes to all our skaters participating in the 2015 Pacific Coast Adult Sectionals next week in Paramount and at the 2016 Adult National Championships in Ann Arbor in April. GO TEAM LAFSC! Skate great!

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Feb

16

2016

U.S. FIGURE SKATING PARENT COMMITTEE WEBINAR ON SUPPORTING YOUR STUDENT ATHLETE – 2/25/16!

U.S. Figure Skating Parent Committee Webinar on Supporting Your Student Athlete!

Please join us on Thursday, February 25, at 5 p.m. PST to learn about strategies and ideas to balance academics and skating. As children progress through school, the demands of academic programs often seem to conflict with the demands of competitive skating. Jody Flatt, mother of Stanford graduate, former Olympic and World competitor and U.S. champion Rachael Flatt, will offer her experiences and insights about how her family was able to keep Rachael in a public school environment while training at an elite level.

Emmaline Repp, U.S. Figure Skating’s Coordinator, Giving Programs will also offer information about the various scholarship opportunities and recognition programs available to student athletes.

Register at this link:

http://https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4163707970371165442

Jan

25

2016

LAFSC SKATERS BRING THE CHAMPIONS TO THE CHAMPIONSHIPS!

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On behalf of our all our club members, I wish to express the sentiment that we are all very proud of the achievements of the team of young skaters from our Club who made the trip to St. Paul for the 2016 U.S. National Championships and who are coming home with TWO National Championships, ONE Silver medal, and TWO Pewter medals. In point of fact, all our team members skated great and had really fine efforts! Go Team LAFSC.

Another fortunate aspect that is quite apparent to us all, is that they are all great kids and it’s such a pleasure to see them develop as athletes and more importantly good people who understand the importance of hard work and giving your best effort. Bravo to you all!

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Complete Recap of LAFSC skater Results – 2016 U.S. National Championships.

Juvenile:

Ella-Grace Judd – Juvenile Pairs – 12th (w/ Ben Spiers)
Taylor Nordquist in Juvenile Pairs – 6th (w/ Timmie Champman)
Baltazar Poling in Juvenile Men – 12th
Erin & Eric Song in Juvenile Pairs – 5th

Intermediate:

Jasmine & Joshua Fendi – Intermediate Pairs – 2016 National Champions!
Joshua Fendi – Intermediate Men – 7th

Novice:

Marina Capatina – Novice Ladies – 8th
Isabella Gamez – Novice Pairs – Silver Medalist (w/Griffin Schwab)
Robert Hennings – Novice Pairs – Pewter Medalist (w/Emma Coppess)
Yuanshi Jin – Novice Dance – 12th (w/ Cherri Chen)
Eric Sjoberg – Novice Men – 2016 National Champion!

Junior:

Paolo Borromeo – Junior Men – Pewter Medalist
David-Alexandre Paradis – Junior Pairs – 6th (w/ Ai Setoyama)

Senior:

Shotaro Omori – Championship Men – 12th
AJ Reiss – Championship Pairs – 6th (w/Erika Smith)
Elizaveta Usmantseva – Championship Pairs – 12th (w/Matej Silecky)

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Congrats

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Jan

18

2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST NATIONAL CHAMPION: ERIC SJOBERG AND OUR NOVICE PAIRS MEDALISTS!

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We are very pleased and proud to announce our newest National Champion – Eric Sjoberg. Today, Eric became the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Novice Mens Champion. Eric skated two excellent and breathtaking programs to capture his title. In fact, Eric finished the competition 20 points ahead of the Silver Medalist in the event. How is that for a definitive performance?

Your club mates at the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club salute you on your momentous achievement Eric!

GO ERIC!

At today’s events, we also had two medalists in the Novice Pairs event! Isabella Gamez, with partner Griffin Schwab (SCNY), is the 2016 Silver Medalist in Novice Pairs. This is their first year together. Yay Isabella! Also, Robert Hennings, with partner Emma Coppess (AYFSC) (who have just recently teamed up as well) earned the Pewter Medal! Excellent job Robert! Congratulations to you both!

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Isabella & Griffin in action!

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Robert & Emma – mid twist!

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Jan

18

2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! JASMINE & JOSHUA FENDI!

LAFSC’s consecutive streak of having at least one National Champion in at least one discipline every year since 1982 has been extended by Jasmine and Joshua Fendi, who are the 2016 Intermediate Pairs Champions of the United States of America! Congratulations to the Fendi’s and long time LAFSC life member and coach Peter Oppegard on their Gold Medal at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in St. Paul!

Jasmine & Joshua are also the 2014 National Champions in Juvenile Pairs.

Congratulations! We are so proud of you and your great work ethic!

GO JASMINE & JOSHUA!

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Jan

15

2016

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR SKATERS PARTICIPATING IN THE 2016 U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS!

The Los Angeles Figure Skating Club wishes to extend it’s best wishes to all our skaters competing in the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships beginning tomorrow in St. Paul! Have great skates and have a lot of fun! We’re rooting for all of you!

GO PAOLO, MARINA, JASMINE, JOSHUA, ISABELLA, ROBERT, YUANSHI, ELLA, TAYLOR, SHOTARO, DAVID, BALTAZAR, AJ, ERIC, ERIN, ERIC AND ELIZAVETA!

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Jan

11

2016

LAFSC CLUB SESSIONS WILL RESUME 1/16/16 AT USUAL TIME!

Please note that after a brief holiday hiatus, our LAFSC Club Sessions will resume Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the usual time. See you there!

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