Flapjack Fundraiser – SDFSC Jr Board

You’re invited to a Pancake Breakfast to support the
San Diego Figure Skating Club Junior Board!

Members from the Junior Board will be serving you the Flapjack Breakfast, which includes – pancakes with butter and syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, orange juice, and coffee.

Be sure to purchase your ticket before the event from one of our Junior Board members!

Advance Tickets: $10
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 8am – 10am

Location: Applebee’s
9480 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92126

For more information about the event or tickets
contact Lili Barton at Info@SDFSCJuniorBoard.org

Coming Soon – New Test Process

Sign-ups for the June Test Session will continue to use the existing PDF Test Application. Starting with the July Test Session, we will be using a new Test Registration System via EntryEeze.

Do NOT submit PDF Test Application w/checks for July Test Session, they will not be accepted.

What to Expect:

  • Test Application (Registration) and payment (credit card) will be collected online.
  • Per test fees have been adjusted (most increase $2) for the latest ice time estimates and costs using the online system.
  • Detailed instructions and guides will be posted in May to sign-up for the July Test Session by the June 14, 2019 deadline.

PARENTS and SKATERS, in preparation for this change, please make sure your membership information including email address(es) are accurate in the Membership System at http://membership.SanDiegoFSC.org/.

COACHES, please signup for or update an EntryEeze global account.  This will ensure coaches’ approvals get mailed to the correct email address once the system is active. See https://www.SanDiegoFSC.org/online-test-registration-coach-information/ for details.

Alumni Spotlight: Kate Liang

Kate Liang started skating at SDIA’s Learn to Skate Program as a tot in 2003. Within six months of taking classes Kate joined Shining Blades and thus the beginning of her journey with synchronized skating. After skating with Shining Blades for three years Kate decided she wanted to be more competitive and began skating for Team del Sol and Karen Wiesmeier. Ten years later, having skated Juvenile through Senior Level, Kate had earned a U.S. Synchronized Skating Championship at the Intermediate level in 2013, an Intermediate Pewter medal in 2011, ten Pacific Coast Sectionals Championships, and at the Senior level, an International Gold Medal in 2016 at Trophy d’Escosse in Dumfries, Scotland. In addition, she earned gold medals in both Moves in the Field and Dance and did some Free Skate tests as well. She served as the SDFSC Jr. Board President for 3 years and was Volunteer of the Year in 2015.

Now in 2019, Kate has been skating with the University of Michigan Synchronized Skating Team for the past three years at the Collegiate level earning back-to-back U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in 2017 and 2018 as well as a Bronze Medal in 2019. As an all-student run team, Kate has been in a leadership role for the past two years, one as the VP of Travel and Competition and this year as President. Kate was re-elected to serve as President for her senior year. Kate continues to be passionate about synchronized skating and eventually wants to skate on an adult team once her education is completed.

University of Michigan SST – Collegiate National Champions
2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships – Portland, OR
University of Michigan SST – Collegiate National Champions
2017 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships – Rockford, IL
Team del Sol (Team USA) – International Gold Medal
2016 Trophy d’Ecosse in Dumfries, Scotland
Team del Sol Intermediate – Gold Medal
2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships
Team del Sol dress progression – 10 years

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Alumni Spotlight: Julie Nelson

Julie Nelson started skating at SDIA in 2006 and started in group classes. She pursued individual accomplishments in testing and competitions resulting in medals from many area competitions and earned US Figure Skating Golds for Move In The Field and Dance. Almost immediately after she started skating and in parallel with individual skating, she was drawn to synchronized skating.

For 10 years she competed with Shining Blades and Team del Sol. Many of these years resulted in Gold medals at area competitions and at the Pacific Coast Sectionals. In several competition seasons, she “double skated” on two different level teams during the same competition year. For the last two years, she has been competing with Miami University.

We are congratulating Julie at this time for becoming a TWO TIME U.S. Synchronized Skating Champion:
– 2019 US Synchronized Skating Champions (Collegiate) – Miami University Collegiate Varsity SST
– 2013 US Synchronized Skating Champions (Intermediate) – Team del Sol

Julie has also competed at the Senior level with both Team del Sol and Miami University representing Team USA at international competitions in Scotland, Sweden, and Germany. In 2016 with Team del Sol, an International Gold Medal was earned at the 2016 Trophy d’Ecosse in Dumfries, Scotland.

Julie holding the National Collegiate Championship Trophy
2019 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships – Plymouth, MI
Miami University Collegiate Varsity SST – Gold Medal
2019 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships – Plymouth, MI
Team del Sol (Team USA) – International Gold Medal
2016 Trophy d’Ecosse in Dumfries, Scotland
Team del Sol Intermediate – Gold Medal
2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, Plymouth, MI

We want to continue to recognize accomplishments of our SDFSC alumni after they have moved on in life. Please contact the club’s president or webmaster if you have details of an SDFSC alumni that you would like to share.

Sweep at Pacific Coast Synchronized Sectionals

Our SDFSC synchronized skaters had amazing trip to Kalamazoo, Michigan for the Pacific Coast Synchronized Sectionals.

Each of our competitive teams took the GOLD in their event:

Pre-Juvenile Shining Blades (Free Skating)
Open Juvenile Team del Sol (Free Skating)
Juvenile Team del Sol (Final)
Intermediate Team del Sol (Final)

Please congratulate all our skaters and encourage those teams going on to the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships at the end of the month in Plymouth, MI.


We congratulate all our skaters who competed at the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships! We were the only figure skating club with two sets of pairs from same club in the finals.

Special congratulations to Ashley and Kevin who earn the Silver medal, missing gold by less than 1/4 of a point.

Olivia and Aiden finished 11th snd their performance included a level 4 lift.

SDFSC Juvenile Pair skaters: Olivia & Aiden (left), Kevin & Ashley (right)
All Juvenile Pairs Medalists, Silver Medalist Kevin & Ashley on left from SDFSC

2019 Adult/Synchro Exhibition and Critique

One of the ways we help our skaters get prepared for the competitive season is to hold an exhibition and critique.  This gives skaters a chance to perform in front of a crowd and have judges provide feedback on their performances.  It gives us a chance to see our skaters if we cannot make it to one of their competitions.

Please come out and be a part of the crowd on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm at the San Diego Ice Arena.

Adult competitive skaters interested in participating should read information letter and complete registration no later than January 7, 2019 (no extensions on this deadline).