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.
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 our SDFSC Pre-Juvenile Pair skaters:
1st Place- Ashley Stark/Aiden Elswick
2nd Place- Ella Kanas/Brody O’Malley
SDFSC competitors results from Southwest Pacific Regionals; Katya Aiko, placed 1st in Open-Juvenile Girls Freeskate (left); Nadia Bazhenova, placed 3rd in Pre-Preliminary Girls Freeskate Group B (center); Luana Stein, placed 4th in Pre-Preliminary Girls Freeskate Group A (right).
Two of our SDFSC competitors, Melea Karcher and Harmony Krause, pose for a picture with four-time Australian National Champion Brendan Kerry, at the 2016 Glacier Falls Summer Classic in Anaheim!
Congratulations to Team USA 1 (Haydenettes) on their overall BRONZE medal at the ISU World Championships in Budapest. Their performance included the highest scoring Free Skate (full results) performance across ALL teams.
Also serving with the judges was our own head coach from Team del Sol, Karen Wiesmeier.
We wish the UCSD figure skating the best of luck as they travel to Delaware to compete at the Intercollegiate Championships at the University of Delaware! This is the first time they have qualified for nationals since the team came together 4 years ago. Skate great UCSD!
On Saturday, March 26, 2016 at San Diego Ice Arena both Team del Sol and Shining Blades will conduct tryouts for the 2016-2017 season of Synchronized Skating. SDFSC will host light breakfast including oatmeal, muffins, and yogurt parfaits.
Please visit each teams website for additional details and online registration forms to complete and bring to tryouts.
Team del Sol begins at 5:00am
Shining Blades begins at 8:00am
Good luck to everyone on both teams for another successful season.