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2013 June 18Freestyle Test Session
Sharks Ice at San Jose
1:30 pm to 4 pm
Contact: angela Kuhlman
2013 June 23Freestyle Test Session
Sharks Ice at Fremont
8:00 am to Noon
Contact: Patt Martin
2013 July 18Freestyle Test Session
Sharks Ice at San Jose
4 pm to 5:30 pm
Contact: Angela Kuhlman
2013 July 19Dance Test Session
Sharks Ice at San Jose
1:30pm to 3:30 pm
Contact: Nandini Shankar
2013 July 26 to 2013 July 27:Silicon Valley Open
Sharks Ice at San Jose
Contact: Rick Perez
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Volunteer OpportunitiesWe have need for volunteers to help with Silicon Valley Open on July 26th-27th. It's fun and interesting to see a competition behind the scenes. We especially need people who are interested in learning how to play the music during the competition. It's the best seat in the house to watch! Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Kim Oslob. The VacaValley FSC is also in need of volunteers to help with the Central Regional Championships in October. Contact Mark.
Time to Renew!It's that time again- membership renewal. All the information and link to online renewal is on the MEMBERSHIP page.
Silicon Valley OpenAnnouncement and entry link are now available on the Silicon Valley Open page.
2013-2014 Board of DirectorsCongratulations to our board of directors elected at the annual meeting:
President- Rick Perez
Vice President- Beshara Elmufdi
Members at Large: Ellen Izuka, Rosanna Ochoa, Nandini Shankar, Diana Sunshine, Kanae Tagawa
CCIA CompetitionAnnouncement and entry link are now available for the CCIA competition to be hosted by Santa Rosa FSC.
Judging HonorCongrats 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 AwardCongratulations 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 JubileeThanks 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 JudgeCongratulations 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 ResultsAt 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.
SJ Test Chair NeededMany thanks to Angela Kuhlman for her service as Test Chair in San Jose for our Moves and Freestyle tests. She will be stepping down and we need a volunteer to replace her. The test chair needs to be available about 5-6 times a year to plan and run test sessions in San Jose. No experience is necessary- we will train you. It's not hard- just requires organization and follow up skills! Please consider volunteering- we will not be able to have test sessions in SJ if we don't have a replacement for Angela. Please contact Angela, Patt, or any board member if you would be interested or want more information.
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 SectionalsCongrats 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 ChampionshipsCongrats 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!
Results available on the
Winter Skate page! Thanks to all our volunteers- we couldn't of had a successful competition without you!
Disbrow AwardCongrats 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 pewterCongratulations 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 bronzeAmy 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 ChairWe 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.
SectionalsCongrats to all the PSC skaters who competed at Sectionals:
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!
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!
Centrals!Great job by the PSC skaters who participated in the Central Pacific Regional Championships in Murray, Utah. Congrats to the following skaters who are moving on to Sectionals: Senior Ladies- Sara Billman, 4th place; Junior Ladies- Polina Edmunds, 1st place, Karen Chen, 2nd place, Gwendolyn Prescott, 3rd place; Novice Ladies- Amy Lin, 1st place, Sarah Feng, 2nd place; Intermediate Men- Christopher Yamamoto, 2nd place; Juvenile Girls- Natalie Feng, 3rd place. Get the details on all the qualifying results on Ice Network. Check out all the Competition Results from 2012.
TOI at NationalsCongrats to the Redwood City Ice Theatre for its 5th place finish in Juniors at TOI Nationals! Great job!
Yahoo GroupWe have created a club Yahoo Group we are asking all members to join. This new communication tool will help us share important information with all club members in a quick and easy format. We are asking ALL MEMBERS - both Parents and Skaters - to register as a member of our moderated Yahoo Group. If you do not already have one, please create a Yahoo account for yourself or your skater, and then register for our Yahoo Group ' Peninsulaskatingclub' at http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/Peninsulaskatingclub/.Once you are approved for membership, you can access our messages. This is an exciting new way for our club to get important information to you quickly.Please participate and help us improve our club communication!
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