2013 News

JGP Final 2013/2014

December 5–8, 2013

Congratulations to Polina Edmunds on her 4th place finish in Junior Ladies, and to Lorraine McNamara and her partner in Junior Ice Dance at the Junior Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka, Japan!

Sectionals Results

Congratulations to all PSC skaters who recently competed at Sectionals! Complete results are available on Ice Network.

Juvenile Boys
Jeffrey Chen 2nd - on to Nationals!
Callen Zadrozny 9th
Jonathan Ko 12th
Juvenile Dance
Jennifer Huang 2nd - on to Nationals!
Reena and Leon Wu 4th - on to Nationals!
Juvenile Pairs
Megan Stenman 3rd - on to Nationals!
Megan Yeh and Callen Zadrozny 6th
Intermediate Ladies
Lily Sun 3rd - on to Nationals!
Intermediate Dance
Kaytlin Smith and Alain Sandraz 6th
Novice Ladies
Cindy Zihan Yang 9th
Novice Dance
Sarah Feng 1st - on to Nationals!
Elliot Verburg 2nd - on to Nationals!
Novice Pairs
Alexandria Yao and Connor Fleming 3rd - on to Nationals!
Juliette Erickson and Alexander Brauner 6th
Lyle Kosinski 7th
Junior Ladies
Amy Lin 1st - on to Nationals!
Junior Men
Evan Bender 4th - on to Nationals!
Junior Dance
Sammi Wren 3rd - on to Nationals!
Nicholas Taylor 4th - on to Nationals!
Junior Dance (Eastern Sectionals)
Damian Dodge 1st - on to Nationals!
Elliana Pogrebinsky 2nd - on to Nationals!
Bradley Lawrence 3rd - on to Nationals!
Senior Ladies
Gwendolyn Prescott 10th

Sochi Send-off Party

Join us after club ice on Thursday, January 30 at 6:15pm at Sharks Ice in San Jose to cheer on Polina Edmunds as she prepares to leave for her Olympic competition! Let's send her to Sochi with the full support of her home club!

Condolences

We are saddened to learn that Emma Perez, mother of PSC president Rick Perez, passed away on Friday, November 8. Our condolences to Rick and his family.
 

Sue Stokes Memorial Trophy Recipient

Congratulations to PSC member Karen Pieper!

"The Bay Area Ice Dancers have awarded the first Susan Haruta Stokes Memorial Trophy to a BAID ice dancer, Karen Pieper.

Karen has battled multiple hardships with great spirit and determination. Through it all she has pursued her love of ice skating, competed in ice dancing, and has been an inspiration to the rest of us ice dancers.

The loss of Susan Stokes was a loss to the ice skating community and especially to BAID. Susan was a founder of BAID some thirty-one years ago and had been a consistent participant and supporter."

Karen Chen wins gold at JGP Slovakia!

Karen Chen won the gold medal at the most recent Junior Grand Prix in Slovakia! Congratulations! Podium photos are now available thanks to team physician, Dr. Richard Gayle!

Polina Edmunds wins gold at JGP Mexico!

Polina Edmunds won gold in her Junior Grand Prix debut in Mexico! Congratulations!

Congratulations to PSC skaters at JGP Latvia

Karen Chen won her first Junior Grand Prix medal at JGP Latvia - Bronze. Lorraine McNamara and her partner took Silver in dance, and Elliana Pogrebinsky and her partner took 4th. Congratulations to all!

Dance Session

Club ice on Oct 2nd will be dedicated to dance only. Normal club ice cost applies. Please see Rosanna Ochoa if you have questions.

Chen featured on Ice Network

PSC member Karen Chen was recently featured in this article on ice network.com. Congrats Karen!
 

Congratulations Regionals Qualifiers!

Seven PSC members earned medals at the Central Pacific Regional Championships in Vacaville and have qualified for Pacific Coast Sectionals in Oakland to be held November 20-23:

Lily Sun (4th) - Intermediate Ladies
Amy Lin (1st) - Junior Ladies
Jeffrey Chen (1st), Jonathan Ko (2nd), Callen Zadrozny (3rd) - Juvenile Boys
Cindy Zihan Yang (4th) - Novice Ladies
Gwendolyn Prescott (4th) - Senior Ladies

Congratulations and Good Luck!
 

Three PSC Junior Grand Prix Finalists!

Congratulations to our 3 JGP Finalists: Polina Edmunds (ladies), Karen Chen (ladies), and Lorraine McNamara (dance). The Junior Grand Prix Finals will be held December 5-8 in Fukuoka, Japan.

Sectionals Exhibition!

Sectionals Exhibition on Club Ice this Thursday, November 14, at 5:15 PM at Sharks Ice - San Jose. Please come out to cheer on PSC competitors!

Schedule:

Warm-up (6 minutes)
Callen Zadrozny- Juvenile Boys
Cindy Zihan Yang- Novice Ladies
Jeffrey Chen- Juvenile Boys
Polina Edmunds- Artistic Program
Juliette Erickson & Alexander Brauner- Novice Pairs

Warm-up (6 minutes)
Megan Stenman & Albert Zheng-
Juvenile Pairs
Callen Zadrozny & Megan Yeh-
Juvenile Pairs
Connor Fleming & Alexandria Yao- Novice Pairs
Juliette Erickson & Alexander Brauner-Novice Pairs (Freeskate)
 

Club Ice Exhibition Thursday 9/19

Come cheer on PSC competitors at the club ice exhibition Thursday at 5:15pm at Sharks Ice San Jose.
Updated Schedule is now available.

Silicon Valley Open

Results now available on the SVO Results page.

Theater on Ice

Congratulations to Redwood City Ice Theatre who placed 7th in the Junior Division at the 2013 National Theatre on Ice competition in Troy, OH!

Time to Renew!

It's that time again- membership renewal. You must renew before you can compete in this summer's competitions! All the information and link to online renewal (Entry Eeze) is on the MEMBERSHIP page.

New SJ Test Chair

Many thanks to Angela Kuhlman for her service as Test Chair in San Jose for our Moves and Freestyle tests. Miroslava Yau has volunteered to replace her. Revised application with her contact information is now on the TESTING INFO page. Thanks Miroslava!

Volunteer Opportunities

The VacaValley FSC is also in need of volunteers to help with the Central Regional Championships in October. Contact Mark.

2013-2014 Board of Directors

Congratulations to our board of directors elected at the annual meeting:
President- Rick Perez
Vice President- Beshara Elmufdi
Secretary-Diane Honda
Treasurer-Joyce Burden
Members at Large: Ellen Izuka, Rosanna Ochoa, Nandini Shankar, Diana Sunshine, Kanae Tagawa

CCIA Competition

Announcement and entry link are now available for the CCIA competition to be hosted by Santa Rosa FSC.

Judging Honor

Congrats to Joan Burns who was honored for 50 years of judging within USFSA and Internationally. Joan has had a long history (1960)- with the club has been President, test chair,club session chair, was instrumental in the merger of 3 clubs into one-(Silver Edge, CrystalSprings and El Camino) into Peninsula SC. Was a board member of the USFSA and Membership chairman of USFSA. Thanks Joan for all your contribution to PSC and USFSA!

Athlete Ambassador Award

Congratulations to Amy Lin the reigning U.S. novice silver medalist, who received this award from US Figure Skating. Amy is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and was awarded High Honor Roll from California Capistrano Connections Academy for the 2012-13 year. She volunteers with Hoop Shots, a weekly program for children with special needs, plants trees through the Nature Interpretive Center, has participated in the Annual Ice Dance Weekend exhibition for Bay Area ice dancers since 2008 and performed in both the 2012 Broadway benefit show for the Riverside Icetown Rink and 2013 California Gold SkateFest fundraising exhibition. Congrats!

Spring Jubilee

Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who made Jubilee a success! We couldn't do it without you! Results are available on the Spring Jubilee Results page.

National Dance Judge

Congratulations to Elyse Matsumoto who was appointed a National Dance Competition Judge at this year's US FIgure Skating Governing Council! Other recent judging appointments: Patt Martin- Gold Singles & Pairs Test Judge; Beshara Elmufdi - Silver Singles & Pairs Test Judge; Bronze Dance Test Judge

Competition Results

At Crystalline Classic Karen and Jeffrey Chen were awarded second place in the recall! Allison Mai received the Michelle Grob Van Dyke Award! Lily Sun won the Marcia Kresge Award! Congrats to all our adult skaters who participated at the Adult National Championships! Check out all the PSC competition results.

Edmunds & Chen bring home the gold!

Congrats to Polina Edmunds and Karen Chen who represented USA and won the junior ladies and advanced novice ladies events respectively at the Gardena Spring Trophy in Italy. Great skates! Check out all the details on Ice Network.

Adult Sectionals

Congrats to all our PSC skaters who participated in the Pacific Coast Adult Sectionals! Check out the 2013 Competition Results for all the details.

World Junior Championships

Congrats to Lorraine McNamara and her partner Quinn Carpenter for placing 9th in Junior Dance at the 2013 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championship in Milan, Italy!

Winter Skate

Results available on the
Winter Skate page! Thanks to all our volunteers- we couldn't of had a successful competition without you!

Disbrow Award

Congrats to Rick Perez, PSC President, who was presented with the Jimmy Disbrow Award during the National Championships. The annual award honors a member of the skating community who shares Disbrow's passion for life and for skating. Disbrow was a past president of U.S. Figure Skating and also served as an Olympic team leader, chair of the 1998 World Figure Skating Championships and an international judge.

Rick definitely reflects the criteria for the award:
-Zest for life and brings smiles to the faces of people around him
-Selfless and enthusiastic benevolence on behalf of skating and is an inspiration to others
-Vision for skating which both encourages innovation and unites the skating community

In addition to his presidency of our club, Rick is an international judge and recently was the chief referee of the US National Championship in Omaha.

Edmunds wins gold, Chen wins pewter

Congratulations to Polina Edmunds who is the Junior Ladies national champion! Karen Chen came in fourth! Great job ladies!

Lin takes home the silver, McNamara gets bronze

Amy Lin came in second in Novice Ladies at Nationals! Lorraine McNamara received the bronze in Junior Dance. Great skates!

Nationals!

A nice job done by all the PSC skaters who competed at the National Championship in Omaha, Nebraska so far this week:
Junior Ladies: Polina Edmunds, 1st place; Karen Chen, 4th place
Junior Pairs: Cali Fujimoto, 8th place
Junior Dance: Lorraine McNamara, 3rd place; Elliana Pogrebinksy, 5th place; Damian Dodge, 9th place
Novice Ladies: Amy Lin, 2nd place; Sarah Feng, 8th place
Novice Pairs: Juliette Erickson & Connor Fleming, 11th place
Novice Dance: Sarah Feng, 8th place
Juvenile Pairs: Sarah Kuhlman & Callen Zadrozny, 10th place
Juvenile Dance: Kaytlin Smith & Alain Sandraz, 10th place
 

New Test Chair

We are happy to announce that Toma Ivanitsky has volunteered to take on the role of Redwood City Test Chair. Our thanks to Toma for helping PSC! Test applications have been updated to include her address. See them on the Testing Info page.

Sectionals

Congrats to all the PSC skaters who competed at Sectionals:
Pacific Coast
Senior Ladies: Sara Billman, 12th place
Junior Dance: Damian Dodge, 3rd place- on to Nationals!
Nicholas Taylor, 5th place,
Junior Ladies: Polina Edmunds, 1st place- on to Nationals!
Karen Chen, 2nd place- on to Nationals!
Gwendolyn Prescott, 5th place
Junior Men: Evan Bender, 9th place
Novice Dance: Sarah Feng, 2nd place- on to Nationals!
Novice Ladies: Amy Lin, 1st place- on to Nationals!
Sarah Feng, 4th place- on to Nationals!
Novice Pairs: Juliette Erickson & Connor Fleming, 2nd place- on to Nationals!
Intermediate Ladies: Sarah Zhang, 5th place
Intermediate Men: Christopher Yamamoto, 6th place
Juvenile Dance: Kaytlin Smith & Alain Sandraz, 3rd place- on to Nationals!
Juvenile Girls:Natalie Feng, 9th place
Juvenile Boys:Jeffrey Chen, 5th place
Juvenile Pairs:Sarah Kuhlman & Callen Zadronzny, 3rd place- on to Nationals!
East
Junior Dance: Lorraine McNamara, 1st place- on to Nationals!
Eliana Pogrebinsky, 3rd place- on to Nationals!
Junior Pairs: Cali Fujimoto, 3rd place- on to Nationals!

From the photo gallery