Membership information and forms for the 2014-2015 year are now available. Sign up or renew today!
CFSC is pleased to provide 2 skating program critique sessions to help skaters prepare for the competition season. Skaters competing in the IJS system can have an IJS critique on Saturday, 6/21/14 from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Skaters competing in the 6.0 system can have a program critique on Tuesday, 7/15/14 from 6:00 – 8:15pm. Please see your coach for additional information.
If you missed the spring exhibition on April 13th, check out the photos from the event. The skating was awesome! Thanks to all the attendees for supporting our skaters! All photos from the event are available at: http://store.clanoflaherty.com/cfsc20140412.
The 2014 recipient of the Dr Robert Ouellette Volunteer Award is Mary Willette. This year’s nominees were Hong Chen, Leslie Knott, Marcia Ouellette, Sheri Kielian, and Mary Willette. Congratulations Mary!
The club’s spring meeting is on Sunday, April 13th at 11:30AM at the OSU Ice Rink. The spring exhibition is after the meeting, so come for the meeting and stay to watch great skating!
Tina (Stephan) Lundgren will be a judge at the World Championships in Japan this week judging the Women’s event. Tina earned her Gold Medal in both Figures and Free Skate in 1977 at age 12 while a member of CFSC. After coaching while in college at OSU, she turned to judging and became a National Judge while still residing in Columbus. Moving on to New York City, she became an International Judge and then a World Judge. Her training both as a skater and a judge with CFSC provided her the background for this accomplishment.
Good luck to Olga Staker and Davina Little who will be competing at the Midwestern Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships this weekend in Strongsville OH. Have a great skate!
Congratulations to Livvy Shilling who won the SEGL Sportsmanship award this year. Each year, member clubs of SEGL (South Eastern Great Lakes) are eligible to nominate a club member for the award. The Columbus Figure Skating club council requests names of skaters to be considered for nomination by our club. Qualities considered include: leadership, sportsmanship, spirit, perseverance, and industriousness. This year the members presented for nomination were: Alex Magnuson, Anya Cohen, Caroline Nickerson, and Livvy Shilling. All four nominees are excellent examples of sportsmanship, but the club can submit only one nomination. It was a very difficult decision and the council selected Livvy for nomination from our club.
Club member Joy Davis and her family moved to Las Vegas last fall for the opportunity to partner with Alex. This new partnership is doing great and caught the eye of Las Vegas media. Check out their TV interview: http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/positively-lv/better-lv/Teen-ice-dancers-poised-on-brink-of-greatness-says-coach-244935061.html. Good luck Joy and Alex!
Recently, Good Day Columbus visited Chiller Easton where reporter Dana Turtle learned to skate! He had lots of help from Valerie, Olympian and one of the club’s world-class coaches and several current club members. Although the harness did not seem to help Dana’s jumping, it did provide amazing comedy, and by the end of his visit he looked pretty good in a straight line!