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.

Juvenile Pairs at 2019 U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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).