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Our celebration of 150 years of skating in New York was simultaneously joyous and inspiring - a chance to relive memories, rekindle friendships, and bask in the pride of the club's rich heritage. More important, it was an opportunity to honor the club's ongoing success and promise in a continuously evolving, fiercely competitive sport. We are indebted to the dozens of past and present National, Olympic and World figure skating medalists who have brought the club global acclaim, and to the thousands of skaters, parents and coaches who have toiled over the years in the club's trenches to define and attain their own personal goals of artistic expression and athletic achievement. You are each Skating Club of New York champions.

Highlights from the Gala

Click on any thumbnail to see the full image and watch the slide show.

We have assembled a short slideshow of the celebration from photos taken by fashion photographer Wayne Takanaka, whose photos have graced the covers of Cosmopolitan and Elle. He donated the lighting for the gala's "kiss and cry" area and gave the club unfettered right to reproduce, publish and distribute nearly 350 photos taken at the gala, including 50 that he painstakingly touched up by hand. If you would like high resolution JPEG versions of any of these photographs (typically 5760 x 3840 pixels, and therefore suitable for large framed portraits), kindly purchase the images for download or buy the 2-DVD set. Fifty percent of the proceeds, net PayPal commission, will go to the SCNY Scholarship Fund; the rest will go to a surprise "thank you" gift for Wayne.

Order High-Resolution JPEG Copies of Photos

Instructions for Placing Photo Orders

First, peruse the complete gallery below and decide which photographs, if any, you would like to buy. Jot down the file names. If there are a dozen, you should consider buying the entire 2-DVD set.

Next, complete the order form on the right and proceed to "checkout". You will see a text box during checkout for "special instructions". Enter the names of the files you would like to purchase. If you can't find the text box or forget to fill it in, don't worry. Just send us an email clarifying which images you would like and we will send you appropriate download instructions. If you choose to pay by check, we will send you download instructions or the DVD set upon actual receipt of payment.

IMPORTANT: Images are for personal use only, and may not be re-posted on personal social media or other websites without proper copyright attribution.

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The Skating Club of New York's mission is to provide programs to encourage participation and achievement in the sport of figure skating, to conduct figure skating tests as prescribed by US Figure Skating and to organize and sponsor competitions, exhibitions and clinics. The Skating Club of New York is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit amateur athletic organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


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