We are happy to announce that both of our SDFSC Pair Teams brought home the Gold after competing at this year’s Pacific Coast Sectional Championships in Spokane, Washington.
Ashley Stark and Aiden Elswick had a spectacular performance in the Juvenile Pairs division, not only winning the Gold medal but, also winning 3 out of a possible 4 pins for Special Achievement.
Continuing in the same amazing style, Katie and Nathan Luong also took first place this morning in the Intermediate Pairs division, beating the 2nd place team by almost 20 points and earning all 3 pins for Special Achievement.
That’s a Wow!!
The San Diego Figure Skating Club would like to congratulate all of you on a wonderful performance.
See Sectional result details at http://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2018/25075/results.html
This qualifies both pair teams representing SDFSC at the 2018 US Figure Skating Championships (Nationals) in San Jose, CA on Dec. 29-30, 2017. http://www.skatesanjose2018.com/
To celebrate our members over the last year we showed the video below at the annual meeting.
Coming off a silver medal performance at the Trophy D’Ecosse in Scotland, Team del Sol Senior skated to a season’s best score at this year’s U.S. Synchronized Skating Nationals in Rockford, IL. After an on-ice injury, the team, skating 15 skaters, rallied to earn a 6th place finish in the short program with a score of 43.43. In the Freeskate, the team, at full strength, solidified their 6th place finish with a season’s best combined score of 131.57 which included positive GOEs for their creative intersection and ending creative element. This is an improvement over last year’s 7th place finish at Nationals. The Senior team would like to thank the club for their continuing support of synchronized skating.
Congratulations to Team Del Sol Intermediate Synchronized Skating Team for their Pewter Medal performance at the 2017 US Synchronized Skating Nationals in Rockford, Illinois February 22 to 26, 2017. With a score of 55.83, the team skated their Cool Cats program to an appreciative and boisterous crowd at the BMO Arena in Rockford, IL. First place went to the Skyliners 65.31. Second Place Capital Ice Chips 59.25. Third Place Star Mates 59.12. The team had a great skate and the girls looked fabulous!
We are all very proud of the wonderful season the girls have had, and this competition topped off a season of many successes. They add this medal to their success as Gold Medalists at the Dr. Richard Porter Competition and Gold Medalists at the Pacific Coast Sectional Championships.
Congratulations to the Gold Medal Pacific Coast Champions, Team Del Sol Intermediate Synchronized Skating Team, who competed this past week at the 2017 Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectionals Championships in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The team performed their sassy, crowd favorite Cool Cats program to an appreciative crowd at the beautiful Ralph Engelstad Arena. The program scored 56.72 which earned them first place. We are very proud of all the hard work the girls have been doing and congratulate them on their championship.
Congratulations to Intermediate Team del Sol for their Gold medal performance over nine other teams in their group and having the top score in the competition of the 21 intermediate teams competing in groups A and B.
Senior Team del Sol posted a 5th place finish amongst strong competition from Mid-West and East coast teams.
Team del Sol now gets ready for Sectionals, Nationals, and a trip to Scotland for Senior team representing Team USA.
Katie and Nathan
The San Diego Figure Skating Club is very proud to announce:
Our Intermediate Pair Team, Katie Luong and Nathan Luong, took the Silver medal while competing at the Pacific Coast Championships!
Our Juvenile Dance Team, Ashley Cohen and Camden Rider, took the Silver medal while competing at the Pacific Coast Championships!
Camden and Ashley
Katie and Nathan
Both teams will be advancing to the 2017 US Figure Skating National Championships!
Congratulations to both teams for an outstanding job!
Congratulations to SDFSC Competitor and SDIA Skater, Carolee Kness Purdie for her accomplishments at the ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition held at the Dough Mitchell Thundersports Centre in Vancouver, Canada!
She placed 1st in Gold Ladies Freeskate, 2nd in Gold Ladies Artistic and 2nd in Bronze Dance!
SDFSC and SDIA skater, LeeAnn Siesel, posing for a picture with 2-time Olympic Medalist and 5-time World Champion, Michelle Kwan at Colorado State University!
At the SDFSC Annual meeting, Senior Team del Sol were honored for the accomplishments in the 2015-2016 season. Karin Sherr from USFSA presented the team with plaques to remember the accomplishment of representing Team USA at Trophy d’Ecosse in Dumfries, Scotland, winning an International Gold Medal and two most entertaining performance awards.
This video attempts to capture the accomplishment: