SDFSC is excited that TWO pairs teams have qualified for the 2018 US Figure Skating Championships on December 29th and 30th:
- Juvenile Pairs – Aiden Elswick and Ashley Stark
- Intermediate Pairs – Katie and Nathan Luong
Fox 5 News interviewed Aiden and Ashley at a practice session in a story called “Teen ice skating pair prepares for first national competition.” There is also a GoFundMe page to help cover travel costs.
We wish safe travels and great skates for all our competitive skaters.
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 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/
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.
The Senior Team del Sol returned to Dumfries, Scotland to compete as Team USA at the 2017 Trophy d’Ecosse and defend their gold medal from last year. Facing tough competition from Team Canada (Nexxice), Team del Sol earned the Silver medal. Congratulations and good luck at Nationals.
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 Gold Medal Pacific Coast Champions Shining Blades Open Juvenile and Pre-Juvenile! The two teams, led by Coaches Brian Thayer and Susan Morrison, both won gold this past week at the Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Ashley Cohen and Camden Rider made San Diego Figure Skating Club proud this morning with their strong performance in the two-part Juvenile Pattern Dance competition at US National Championships in Kansas City. They earned an 8th place finish among the twelve top Juvenile teams in the country.
Cohen and Rider started strong with the sharp and clean 14-step, which made the judges take notice of the team, and earning a 10th place finish in that first pattern dance. They then followed with an elegant and smooth Willow Waltz, for which they jumped ahead several positions with a 7th place finish, giving them an overall combined pattern dance placement of 8th.
San Diego Ice Arena Ice Dance Coach Jon Nichols and Geoff Varner are accompanying Cohen and Rider on their second trip to US National Championships.
Cohen and Rider compete in the Freedance portion of the event Sunday at 8 am (CT). Watch live on IceNetwork at www.IceNetwork.com. Check out Ashley and Camden on the icenetwork.com website as the picture for the event:
The groups/teams performed today and the SDFSC Synchronized teams (all five of them) took GOLD medals!!! Congratulations!!!
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.