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.
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.
On January 18th our Juvenile Pairs skaters Ashly and Kevin earned the Silver Medal at the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships (Nationals). Fox 5 news interviewed the pair a few weeks later and posted this story: Juvenile ice skating pair claims silver at nationals
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).