Silver is the color of the medals won by Club members at the US National Championships. Adam Rippon
won the Silver medal in Championship Men, Maia Shibutani
and her brother Alex, the Silver in Championship Dance and James Schetelich
won the Novice Men Silver Medal. Awesome!!!
Adam and Maia have been selected to represent the US at the 2012 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships being held Feb 7 - 12 in Colorado Springs and the 2012 World Figure Skating Championships to be held
Mar 26 - 1 Apr 1 in Nice, France.
The US Figure Skating National Championship will be held January 22 to 29 in San Jose. SCNY will be very well represented. Our Club skaters are:
Senior Ladies: Joelle Forte, Samantha Caesario
Senior Men: Adam Rippon
Senior Pairs: Felicia Zhang
Senior Dance: Maia Shibutani
Junior Men: Emmanuel Savary
Junior Dance: Danielle Gamelin & Alexander Gamelin
Junior Pairs: Christine Mozer
Novice Ladies: Olivia Serafini
Novice Men: Jimmy Ma, James Schetelich
Novice Pairs: Lianna Thomas & Gene Fu
Novice Dance: Karen Tong
The Skyliners went to the Colonial Classic in Lowell, Mass this weekend and came home with an impressive collection of medals against some of the best teams in the country. These results only tell part of the story.
Pre-Juvenile started the competition right by winning their group on Friday night and earning the first gold medal of the competition. The Junior competition was a featured event because it was also the Junior World Qualifier awarding the top two teams the right to represent the United States at the Junior World Challenge Cup (JWCC) in Goteborg, Sweden. The junior girls gave a great performance of their Lady GaGa short program and earned 49.61 and were sitting in third place by 0.22 behind Team Braemar and the Lexettes.
On Saturday, our Novice (50.66) and Intermediate (49.53) lines competed in difficult divisions and each finished fifth. Then our Pre-Pre and Preliminary lines put on wonderful performances and showed that the organization has great skills and a long pipeline of talented skaters. Each earned a gold medal.
Saturday evening returned to the Juniors. Our skaters stepped onto the biggest stage of the season and gave their best performance in the free skate. Their Black Swan enchanted the judges who awarded them 112.83, and a combined score of 162.44. This moved the Skyliners into First, 1.2 points ahead of Team Braemar, who will join them in Sweden. The night wasn't over for the Skyliners as the Senior line skated their short program, earning 48.03, and second place.
Those who stayed for great skating on Sunday saw the Juvenile line's terrific performance as they were awarded the Silver medal. Senior finished out the competition with their long program that many will remember as a lesson on what to do "if the lights go out in the middle of your performance." After stopping just before their lifts, the Skyliners had a 20 minute delay and finished their program earning an impressive 88.80 for a total of 136.83 and second place.
Junior - Won the Junior World Qualifier and will go to the JWCC as USA1
Pre-Preliminary - Gold
Preliminary - Gold
Pre-Juvie - Gold
Juvenile - Silver
Senior - Silver
Intermediate - Fifth
Novice - Fifth
Congratulations to all the skaters. Thank you to the Coaches and our parent volunteers for a great weekend.
Next stop, Easterns when we will turn Hershey, PA into "Skyliners Country".
ALSO We don't want to forget our other SCNY Synchro lines who also got off to a good start:
GOTHAM CITY SYNCHRO
Open Adult – Bronze
CENTRAL PARK ICE
Pre Juv – 11th
Open Juv – 10th
Good going and congratulations to all on a job well done!
Saturday 1/7, 5pm at Bryant Park
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and Timothy Goebel
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, Melissa Gregory
and Denis Petchukov
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Club member Sean Conlon won the Silver medal for the Intermediate Men at Junior National Championships with a free skate highlighted by a double Axel-double toe combination. Darbie Burke and Griffin Schwab won the Pewter medal in Juvenile Pairs. Congratulations to them and to all of our Junior National Competitors!
The 2012 U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships will be taking place December 10 - 14th in East Lansing, Michigan. Twelve SCNY skaters will be competing:
Intermediate Ladies - Lyra Katzman, Hannah Peterson
Intermediate Men - Sean Conlon, Noah Krupnick
Juvenile Girls - Emmy Ma, Kim Cheremsky
Juvenile Boys - Larry Loupolover, Alexander Hall, Ben McDonough, Davis Tong
Juvenile Pairs; Darbie Burke & Griffin Schwab