● ● ● ● ● ● 10 SCNY members secured spots at the 2018 Prudential US Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, California by medaling at Eastern and Pacific Coast Sectonals. Congratulations Jimmy Ma (senior men - bronze - Eastern Sectionals), Audrey Shin (junior ladies - silver - Eastern Sectionals), Nadine Wang (SCNY) and Spencer Howe (LAFSC)(junior pairs - gold - Eastern Sectionals), Ainsley Peterson (All Year FSC) and Griffin Schwab (SCNY)(junior pairs - silver - Pacific Coast Sectionals), Chloe Lewis (All Year FSC) and Logan Bye (SCNY)(junior dance - gold - Pacific Coast Sectionals), Violeta Ushakova (novice ladies - silver - Eastern Sectionals), Oona and Gage Brown (novice dance - gold - Eastern Sectionals), Sylvia Wong (All Year FSC) and Zachary LoPinto (SCNY)(juvenile pairs - silver - Pacific Coast Sectionals), and Dalila DeLaura (SCNY) and Ruan Xie (SC Central NJ)(juvenile pairs - bronze - Eastern Sectionals)! ● ● ● Congratulations Skyliners Novice, Intermediate and Juvenile lines on winning GOLD at the Boston Synchro Classic in Marlborough, MA! ● ● ● Congratulations Adam Rippon on winning SILVER at the 2017 ISU NHK Trophy in Osaka, Japan! Nicole Rajicova placed tenth in the ladies' event, representing Slovakia. ● ● ● Congratulations Skyliners Junior and Senior lines on winning GOLD at the Anaheim Synchro Classic! ● ● ● 225 skaters from 24 schools competed November 11-12 at the Violet Ice Classic, an intercollegiate competition hosted by NYU at Sport-O-Rama in conjunction with the Skating Club of New York. Congratulations, all medalists and participants! ● ● ● Congratulations Central Park Ice intermediate on winning BRONZE at the Essex Synchro Classic in West Orange, NJ! Open Juvenile won PEWTER. Also competing were the Dix Hills Ice Chips who won BRONZE in synchro skills. ● ● ● Ashley Cain (SCNY) and Timothy LeDuc (LAFSC, assoc. SCNY) placed sixth in senior pairs at the ISU Grand Prix Cup of China in Beijing. Fellow SCNY member Grant Hochstein placed ninth in the men's event. ● ● ● SCNY member Paige Conners and her pairs partner Evgeni Krasnopolski won BRONZE at the ISU Challenger Series Minsk Arena Ice Star in Belarus, representing Israel. Alexander Gamelin (SCNY) and Yura Min placed fifth in ice dance, representing South Korea. Congratulations, Paige, Evgeni, Yura and Alex! ● ● ● 2017 US senior pairs champions Haven Denney (SCNY) and Brandon Frazier (All Year FSC) placed seventh at Grand Prix Skate Canada in Regina, Saskatchewan. ● ● ● Congratulations Maia and Alex Shibutani on winning GOLD at the 2017 ISU Grand Prix Rostelecom Cup in Moscow! Fellow SCNY member Grant Hochstein placed eleventh in the men's event. Team USA member Nathan Chen won gold. Go Team USA! ● ● ● Chloe Lewis (All Year FSC) and Logan Bye (SCNY) placed fifth place at JGP Egna-Bolzano, Italy. Congratulations, Chloe and Logan! ● ● ● Congratulations Adam Rippon on placing second in the free skate and third overall at the 2017 ISU Challenger Series Finlandia Cup in Espoo, Finland! Fellow Team USA member Vincent Zhou won silver. Go Team USA! ● ● ● Congratulations Olivia Serafini and Haley Beavers on winning GOLD and BRONZE in the senior ladies final at the 2018 North Atlantic Figure Skating Championships in Hackensack, NJ! ● ● ● Congratulations SCNY members Rena Ikenishi, Sophie Nye and Imogene Schwarz on winning GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE in the junior ladies final at Regionals! ● ● ● Congratulations SCNY members Violeta Ushakova, Laura Jacobson and Tiffany Pennella on winning GOLD, BRONZE and PEWTER in the novice ladies final at Regionals! ● ● ● Congratulations SCNY members Sophia Tsintsadze and Emily Zhang on winning GOLD and BRONZE in the intermediate ladies final at Regionals. Congratulations Ean Huang on winning BRONZE in intermediate men's. ● ● ● Congratulations SCNY members Tess Keller on winning BRONZE in the juvenile girls final and Louis Lorenz on winning BRONZE in juvenile boys at Regionals! ● ● ● 86 SCNY club members competed at the 2018 North Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Championships. We are proud of all of you! ● ● ● Congratulations SCNY member Alexia Paganini on winning BRONZE at the 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany, competing this season for Switzerland! Switzerland is now officially qualified to compete in ladies' figure skating at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea! ● ● ● Congratulations Alexander Gamelin (SCNY) and Yura Min on placing fourth in ice dancing at Nebelhorn, thus securing an ice dancing spot for South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics! ● ● ● Congratulations SCNY member Paige Conners and her partner Evgeni Krasnopolski on winning a pairs spot for Israel at the 2018 Winter Olympics by placing eighth overall at Nebelhorn. Team USA members Ashley Cain (SCNY) and Timothy LeDuc (LAFSC, assoc. SCNY) placed seventh. ● ● ● Congratulations Christina Carreira (SCNY) and Anthony Ponomarenko (SCSF) on winning GOLD at BOTH JGP Salzburg, Austria AND JGP Minsk, Belarus, thus qualifying for the 2017 Junior Grand Prix Final December 7-10 in Nagoya, Japan! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!! ● ● ● SCNY member Grant Hochstein placed fourth in the senior men's event at the Challenger Series Ondrej Nepela Trophy in Bratislava, Slovakia. Alexander Gamelin (SCNY) and Yura Min also placed fourth, but in ice dance representing South Korea. Team USA members Erika Smith (SCNY) and AJ Reiss (LSFSC) placed sixth in pairs and SCNY member Nicole Rajicova placed seventh in ladies, skating for Slovakia. ● ● ● SCNY member Audrey Shin won SILVER in the Junior Ladies event at the 2017 Novice Junior Challenge Skate in Salt Lake City. SCNY members Oona and Gage Brown placed fourth in Novice Dance, and associate member Emilia Murdock placed fourth in Novice Ladies. Congratulations, SCNY skaters! ● ● ● 2017 US senior pairs bronze medalists Ashley Cain (SCNY) and Timothy LeDuc (LAFSC, assoc. SCNY) placed fourth at the Lombardia Trophy in Bergamo, Italy. Congratulations, Ashley and Tim! ● ● ● 2017 US senior pairs champions Haven Denney (SCNY) and Brandon Frazier (All Year FSC) placed fourth at the US International Figure Skating Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah. SCNY member Paige Conners and her partner Evgeni Krasnopolski placed fifth, representing Isarel. Congratulations, Haven, Brandon, Paige and Evgeni! ● ● ● Thank you to everyone who participated or volunteered at the 92nd Annual Middle Atlantic Championships! Results are posted here. ● ● ● Congratulations SCNY members Ilana Sedaka and Francesca Cilluffo on winning GOLD in the Junior Shadow Dance final at the National Solo Dance Final in Colorado Springs! Congratulations, Chiara Tan on winning PEWTER in the Pre-Silver Pattern Dance final and Ilana Sedaka on winning BRONZE in the International Pattern Dance final! ● ● ● The 2017-18 SCNY club ice schedule is now posted. ● ● ● Christina Carreira (SCNY) and Anthony Ponomarenko (SCSF) won GOLD at JGP Salzburg, Austria. Congratulations, Christina and Anthony! ● ● ● SCNY member Alexia Paganini won the senior ladies GOLD medal at the Slovenian Open in Celje, Slovenia, representing Switzerland. Club member Nicole Rajicova placed fourth, representing Slovakia. Congratulations, Alexia and Nicole! ● ● ● It's never to early to think about next year's yearbook. Check out our promo here. ● ● ● Chloe Lewis (All Year FSC) and Logan Bye (SCNY) placed fifth in dance at JGP Brisbane, Australia. Congratulations, Chloe and Logan! ● ● ● Welcome City Ice Pavilion! Its skating program is now part of The Skating Club of New York! ● ● ● Check out the Master Schedule for freestyle sessions and the Skating School for private and group lessons. ● ● ● Click here to join SCNY or renew your membership for the 2017-18 season! ● ● ● Congratulations Sky Rink All Stars, 2017 National Showcase Mini-Production Ensemble SILVER medalists! ● ● ● Congratulations Ryann Pearson, 2017 National Showcase BRONZE medalist in Intermediate Interp! ● ● ● SCNY member Audrey Shin placed seventh as US Figure Skating's junior ladies' representative at the Asian Open, August 2-5 in Hong Kong. Congratulations, Audrey! ● ● ● ● ● ●
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The Skating Club of New York

Year in Review

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Summer - 2014

The Rinx hosts its 2014 Summer Open

160 skaters participate

17 SCNY skaters participate at National Showcase

Reach for the Sky Rink All Stars - BRONZE

Jennie Berlin - Juvenile Dramatic Entertainment - BRONZE

Mona Johnson and Miranda Tyson - Teen Duet - SILVER

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Summer - 2014

Felicia Zhang announces her retirement from competitive skating

2008 US novice ladies' bronze medalist

2010 US junior pairs champion (with Taylor Toth)

2013 US senior pairs bronze medalist (with Nathan Bartholomay)

2014 US senior pairs silver medalist (with Nathan Bartholomay)

2014 Olympian

Congratulations on a fabulous competitive skating career!

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Summer - 2014

SCNY hosts the 89th Annual Middle Atlantic Figure Skating Championships

- Oldest competition in North America

- Older than Nationals!

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Summer - 2014

A beautiful new skating complex opens in Eisenhower Park

Mary Lynn Gelderman becomes its director of skating

Twin Rinks hosts a fabulous opening show, Ice Dreams, starring Jason Brown, John Coughlin and Caydee Denney, Samantha Cesario, Jimmy Ma, and Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim

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Fall - 2014

Junior International Events

Chloe Lewis and Logan Bye place fifth at JGP France

Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko place fourth and fifth at JGPs Estonia and Czech Republic

Nicole Rajicova places fourth skating for Slovakia at JGPs Slovakia and Croatia. She wins bronze among senior ladies at the Golden Spin of Zagreb and places 15th at Worlds.

Olivia Serafini wins the junior title at the 2014 U.S. International Classic and bronze in senior ladies at Grand Prix Bratislava.

Jimmy Ma represents the United States at JGP Japan

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Fall - 2014

104 SCNY skaters participate at North Atlantic Regionals

Lyra Katzman and Helen Serafini place second and fourth among senior ladies

Olivia Serafini, Brianna Brazee and Nadine Wang win junior ladies gold, silver and pewter

Paige Conners, Alexia Paganini and Kelly Koons sweep novice ladies gold, silver and bronze

Noah Krupnick wins silver in novice men

Audrey Shin and Ayaka Hoshida win intermediate ladies gold and pewter

Emilia Murdock and Laura Jacobson win juvenile girls silver and pewter

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Fall - 2014

30 SCNY skaters qualify for Sectionals

Grant Hochstein and Jimmy Ma win senior men's gold and pewter

Olivia Serafini and Brianna Brazee win junior ladies gold and pewter

Alexia Paganini wins the novice ladies' title

Darbie Burke and Griffin Schwab win the novice pairs title

Emilia Murdock wins juvenile girls pewter

Sara and Howard Zhao win silver in juvenile dance

Junior ice dancers Chloe Lewis (FSCLA) and Logan Bye win Pacific Sectionals. Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko (SCSF) win bronze.

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Winter - 2015

SCNY sponsors 12 synchro teams

Skyliners - USFS World Junior Team 1


Open Adult

Open Juvenile








Central Park Skyliners Beginner 3 and 2

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Winter - 2015

Senior International Events

Grant Hochstein - 4th at Lombardia Trophy and Golden Spin of Zagreb

Gracie Gold (associate member) - 3rd at Nebelhorn Trophy and GP Skate America; 1st at GP NHK; 4th at Four Continents and Worlds. Gold medalist member of Team USA at World Team Trophy

Ashley Cain - 3rd at Nepela Trophy. Grand Prix assignments: Cup of China and Rostelecom

Maia and Alex Shibutani - 1st at Nepela Trophy and Graz Ice Challenge. 2nd at Skate Canada and Cup of China, 3rd at Four Continents, 4th at Grand Prix Final, 5th at Worlds

Samantha Cesario - 2nd at Finlandia Trophy, 4th at Skate America. 7th at Trophee Bompard, 8th at Four Continents

Adam Rippon - 2nd at Finlandia Trophy. Also competed at Skate Canada, Trophee Bompard, Four Continents and Worlds

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Winter - 2015

Ashley Cain, Lyra Katzman, Jimmy Ma, Emma Krinsky and the Skyliners headline the 2014 Holiday on the Hudson

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Winter -2015

23 SCNY skaters qualify for Nationals

5 Silver Medalists!

Adam Rippon
Senior Men

Gracie Gold
Senior Ladies

SCNY Associate Member

Maia and Alex Shibutani
Senior Dance

Alex is a member of the Arctic FSC

Olivia Serafini
Junior Ladies

Emilia Murdock
Juvenile Girls

Honorable Mentions

Samantha Cesario
Senior Ladies

Christina Carreira
Anthony Ponomarenko

Junior Dance

Anthony is a member of SC San Francisco

Darbie Burke
Griffin Schwab

Novice Pairs

Sara and Howard Zhao
Juvenile Dance

Danielle and Alexander Gamelin - Senior Dance - SEVENTH

Chloe Lewis
Logan Bye

Junior Dance

Chloe is a member of LAFSC

Also Competing

Ashley Cain
Senior Ladies

Grant Hochstein
Senior Men

Jimmy Ma
Senior Men

Brianna Brazee
Junior Ladies

Alexia Paganini
Novice Ladies

Sabrina Piliero
Davis Tong

Intermediate Pairs

Carlie Quesada
Adrian Shin

Intermediate Pairs

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Winter -2015

Lyra Katzman is named to the U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Program

Associate member and Skyliner Olivia Barbulescu also receives the award

Anne Gerli is inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating 2015 Hall of Fame

Congratulations, Anne!

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Winter - 2015

8 SCNY teams compete at Synchro Sectionals

6 of the teams medal!

Gotham City Synchro - Open Adult - GOLD!

Gotham City Synchro - Masters - BRONZE

The Skyliners - Senior - GOLD!

The Skyliners - Novice - SILVER

The Skyliners - Intermediate - SILVER

The Skyliners - Juvenile -GOLD!

Juvenile sets a record by winning sectionals 6 straight times

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Winter - 2015

Sky Rink hosts the 2015 SCNY Theatrical Showcase

72 skaters and 18 teams participate

The 16th Annual Wollman Open spans two weekends

319 skaters and 6 Basic Skills synchro teams compete

The Rinx hosts its annual basic skills competition

187 skaters participate!

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Winter - 2015

Central Park Ice Open Juvenile performs on Fox & Friends

The Pre-Juvenile line performs at the South Street Seaport

The team finishes the season by winning the Empire Games

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Winter - 2015


6 SCNY teams compete at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships

4 of the teams medal!

Gotham City Synchro - Masters - FIFTH

1st - Terry Conners; 2nd - Colonials

The Skyliners - Juvenile - SILVER

1st - Thanksgiving Classic, Colonials and NECC; 2nd - Cape Cod and Porter

First juvenile team to medal 6 times in a row at Nationals

The Skyliners - Intermediate - FIFTH

1st - Thanksgiving Classic, Porter and NECC; 4th - Colonials

The Skyliners - Novice - BRONZE - a "threepeat!"

1st - Thanksgiving, Porter and New England Challenge; 2nd - Colonials

The Skyliners - Junior - GOLD!

1st - Anaheim Classic and Porter; 2nd - New England Challenge

USFS World Junior Team 1

The Skyliners - Senior - BRONZE

1st - Anaheim Classic and Porter. Team USA!

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Winter - 2015

8 consecutive years for Junior, 3 for Senior

Skyliners Senior - 7th Annual Cup of Berlin - FIFTH

Skyliners Junior - 21st Annual French Cup - FIFTH

Skyliners Junior - ISU World Junior Synchro Championships - SIXTH

Team USA Synchro Assignments

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Spring - 2015

7 SCNY skaters participate at Adult Nationals

Roland Jarquio - Gold Dramatic Skate II - GOLD!

Anna Drozda - Silver Ladies I - GOLD!

Tracey Rhodes - Ladies Silver III - PEWTER

Rosalia Palumbo - Adult Silver Dramatic Skate II - PEWTER

Stephanie Hao - Bronze Dramatic Skate I - SILVER

Roland Jarquio - Gold Light Entertainment II - BRONZE

Bradley Erickson - Bronze Light Entertainment III - GOLD!

Roland Jarquio - Gold Men II - PEWTER

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Spring - 2015

The Gamelins announce their retirement from competitive skating

GOLD - Intermediate Dance - Nationals - 2009

BRONZE - Juvenile Dance - Nationals - 2009

GOLD - Senior Dance - Eastern Sectionals - 2015

Congratulations on a fantastic competitive skating career!

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Spring - 2015

Twin Rinks hosts the 2015 SCNY Dance competition

102 entries!

Twin Rinks hosts its first basic skills competition

167 skaters participate!

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Spring - 2015

Samantha Cesario announces her retirement from competitive skating

4th - Junior Worlds (2013)

Three Junior Grand Prix bronzes

5th - US Nationals (2014 and 2015)

4th - Skate America (2015)

2nd - Finlandia Trophy (2015)

Congratulations on a marvelous competitive figure skating career! We will miss your amazing interpretations of Carmen.

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Spring - 2015

USFS promotes three SCNY members to National Officials.

Dana Schiff - National Singles and Pairs Judge

Marc Weitzman - National Singles Technical Specialist

Lauren O'Toole - National Synchronized Skating Technical Specialist

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Spring - 2015

Terri Levine and Denise Beaumont win the 2015 Good Skate Award for service to the NY skating community

Sarah Hughes celebrates an important birthday and is elected to the Women's Sports Foundation Board of Trustees

Lucy Brennan celebrates 50 years as a National Judge

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Spring - 2015

SCNY congratulates its newest USFS gold medalists

Emma Krinsky
Brianna Brazee
Lyra Katzman
Pippa Leigh
Jimmy Ma
Griffin Schwab


Arielle Warren
Victoria Clarke
Paige Kessler 
Aleksandra Brittain 
Olivia Jebrine 
Emma Henderson 

Sarah Kleinman 
Mary-Anne Chen 
Aubrie Roszell 
Adrienne Carhart 
Jordyn Katz 
Isabella Lok 

Olivia Barbulescu
Alexandra Berti
Nicole Brenner
Adira Brown
Suzanne Burns
Tiffany Calderon
Rebecca Cohen
Sean Conlon
Samantha DeRosa
Meera Dhodapkar
Kealani Finegan

Sam Gertler
Riley Goldstein
Ronnit Holder
Samantha Hui
Lyra Katzman
Jane Khin
Sarah Kleinman
Hannah Krutiansky
Ksenia Kudinova
Amanda Lauria
Pippa Leigh

Sarah Little
Catherine Lucey
Virginia Mason
Katrina Melnyk
Deanna Pae
Oceanna Pak
Gabby Perez
Sarah Poretsky
Natasha Rockwell
Aubrie Roszell
Hallie RothSInger

Regina Rubino
Taylor Scarpello
Alyssa Sheridan
Brittney Skarulis
Sara Stuchiner
Natasha Vo
Jessica Weltz
Sydney Wetmore
Hallie Wolff
Kate Worstell
Jordyn Young

And salutes its Graduating Seniors

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The Skating Club of New York

- Second-largest USFS club

- Nearly 1000 members

- 151 years of rich history

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