Good Luck at 2018 Pacific Coast Synchronized Sectional Championships

SDFSC wishes the best of luck for a great skate to all of our competitive synchronized skating teams from Shining Blades (SB) and Team del Sol (TdS) at the 2018 Pacific Coast Synchronized Sectional Championships.

Synchronized Sectionals are two competitions, Midwestern and Pacific Coast, at one venue which this year is in Wichita, Kansas.  Event details for both can be found on the Midwestern Synchro Sectionals website.

Note the times on the website are Kansas or Central time zone, converted here to PST:

  • Thurs, 1/25 at 6:05pm PST– Pre-Juvenile Championships PC (SB)
  • Fri, 1/26 at 8:02am PST – Intermediate Championships PC (TdS)
  • Fri, 1/26 at 1:10pm PST – Juvenile Championships PC (TdS)
  • Fri, 1/26 at 1:22pm PST – Open-Juvenile Championships PC (SB)

This and other events can be found on SDFSC Events webpage.

Fox 5 News covers SDFSC teens going to Nationals

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.

Success at the Pacific Coast Sectional Championships

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/

Team del Sol Seniors at Nationals

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.

Team del Sol Intermediate takes Pewter at Nationals

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.

 

Senior Team del Sol Earns Silver at Trophy d’Ecosse

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.

Team del Sol Intermediate takes Sectional Gold

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.

Shining Blades Success at Sectionals

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.

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