─⛸️─ Ava Ziegler wins the Gold and Lindsay Thorngren wins the Silver at the NHK Trophy ─⛸️─ Chelsea Liu and Balazs Nagy win the Bronze medal in Pairs at Skate America ─⛸️─ Bradie Tennell wins the Gold medal at Budapest Trophy ─⛸️─ Audrey Shin wins the Gold medal at the Kings Cup International ─⛸️─ Danny O'Shea and Ellie Kam (Thunderbirds FSC) win the Gold medal in Pairs and Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko (SC of SF) win the Silver medal in Dance at the CS Finlandia Trophy ─⛸️─ Bradie Tennell wins the Gold Medal at the Shanghai Trophy
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The premier international Grand Prix event in the United States is Skate America.

This year Skate America takes place November 24-26, 2017 in Lake Placid, New York -- within manageable driving distance of NYC!

Members of any US Figure Skating club can purchase all-event "bronze" seats (Section 3 and 11 of the arena) for just $95 -- a savings of $30 per all-event ticket, by going to 2017skateamerica.com/clubmembers and entering the coupon code SKA14.

The 92nd Annual
Middle Atlantic Figure Skating Championships
Thursday - Sunday: Sept. 7-10, 2017

Presented by: The Skating Club of Neew York
Sanctioned by US Figure Skating

SIGN UP EARLY!! 

Space will be limited for many of the events and levels
Application deadline August 12 18, 2017

Register On-line Only

Paper applications will NOT be accepted.

Download Announcement

ALL ENTRY FEES INCLUDE ONE HIGH DEFINITION DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF YOUR PERFORMANCE from the Vision Photo Website.  If you sign up for multiple events requiring additional entry fees you will be able to download one performance for each event. Qualifying events will enable you to download your performance of the qualifying round ONLY.

ALL ENTRY FEES INCLUDE A MIDDLE ATLANTICS COMPETITION T-SHIRT

PRACTICE ICE: 15 MINUTE OFFICIAL PRACTICE ICE SESSIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY FEES FOR JUVENILE THROUGH SENIOR LEVEL SKATERS FOR BOTH THE SHORT AND THE FREE PROGRAMS.

Practice sessions will be assigned when the schedule is posted. Additional practice ice may be purchased through Sky Rink.

INTERMEDIATE and NOVICE FREE (LONG) PROGRAM ONLY EVENTS:

At Mids, Intermediate and Novice Ladies qualify with their short program; as a result, only those who move on to the final round are asked to skate their long program. Because there are many more skaters who would like the opportunity to skate their long programs, SCNY has added Intermediate Ladies and Novice Ladies Free (Long) Program only events. Intermediate and Novice ladies may now enter the traditional combined event, the Free Program Event, or both. The Free Program Only Events are scheduled for Thursday; the qualifying rounds for the combined events are on Friday.

Further details will be published with the schedule prior to the competition. 

The Skating Club of New York

Benefit Preview
The Museum of the City of New York exhibition

New York on Ice

Honorary Chairs
Lucy Brennan, Sarah Hughes, and Tim Goebel

Sunday, May 21 at 10:30 am — Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

Dear SCNY members and families,

Celebrate the 2016-17 season with good friends and club officials!

Bid farewell to members graduating from high school and congratulate those who passed a gold test this year!

Share delicious food, drink, and views of the Hudson River!

New this year! The exhibition will include a group number celebrating our 2017 regional competitors during which each skater is announced and featured in a step-out. If you are interested in participating, please contact Stacie Krinsky.
Exhibition of SCNY Skaters: 10:30 AMFamily B-B-Q on Sunset Terrace: Noon
  • International and National skaters
  • Group numbers from our associated rinks:
    Sky Rink, Sport-O-Rama, Dix Hills, The Rinx, Wollman and Northwell Twin Rinks
  • Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Grilled Chicken, Salads and more!
  • Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks
  • Exhibition FREE for Members and their Guests
  • $20 for Adults and $15 for under 18 in advance by Tuesday, May 16th
  • $25 for Adults and $20 for under 18 after May 16th and at the door.
  • Children under age 4 free
Buy your tickets now!

Tickets will be held at the door.

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The twenty-third annual U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships concluded Saturday, April 22nd in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Seven skaters attended from the Skating Club of New York, competing in ten events, winning medals in four. Congratulations, all adult skaters!

Skater Event Medal
Anna Drozda Championship Gold Ladies Bronze
Kenneth Yin Championship Gold Men Bronze
Anna Drozda Adult Ladies Gold 1 Bronze
Mayumi Yamamoto Adult Ladies Gold IV Silver
Narrowly missing the podium were fellow SCNY members Rosemarie Coyle, Stephanie Hao, Tracey Rhodes and Tara O'Neil.

[…]this story does not end with her winning any championship medals. It doesn’t have to. In fact, this story does not end at all. Because Susan is still figure skating several mornings a week – simply because skating is still the best way for her to unfold a certain beauty and transcendence within her life that she cannot seem to access in any other manner.

– Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (Riverhead Books 2016)

My Yahoo Story: Susan Kittenplan

By Susan Kittenplan, Editorial VP, Yahoo! Inc. and President, The Skating Club of New York

A friend of mine, the writer Elizabeth Gilbert, called me a few years ago to ask if I would participate in a chapter of a new book. “Do you want me to edit a specific chapter?” I asked, since I worked closely with her as an editor at both GQ and Allure, and had assigned her essay that led to her book Eat, Pray, Love. “No,” she said. “I am writing a book about people changing their lives and taking risks, and I want to write about you and figure skating.”

Getting back on the ice after 20+ years didn’t feel like a big hurdle. It’s not exactly like climbing K2 or overcoming a stutter. It’s not even in the realm of risk Liz took when she left everything and traveled the world for a year to write her bestseller. Actually, I was a little embarrassed that people might laugh at this so-called challenge.

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I started skating when I was five years old and competed until I was 16. I loved it, but was tired of the early-morning practices, hated doing patch (figure eights), and knew that I was not headed to Nationals, let alone any Olympics. So I gave it up and thought I was done with the sport. However, returning to the ice has been cathartic and life-changing in ways I couldn’t have expected – both personally and professionally.

If you ever see me walking into the New York office on a Tuesday or Friday morning with a huge smile on my face, it’s because I have just come from the rink. I love the feeling of gliding and flying that I get from skating. As soon as my blades touch the ice, I instantly feel better. I also love the camaraderie of skaters with whom I share the ice – from ages 9 to 90. Seriously, there is a judge who is 90 years old who skates regularly, as well as a Nobel Prize winner in physics. Figure skating can seem effortless and elegant, but it takes tremendous strength, agility, and frankly, some acting ability to be a skater. And being a media executive takes some of those same skills as well.

I spent most of my media career at Condé Nast working at Vanity Fair, GQ, Glamour and Allure. But during my time as an editor at Harper’s Bazaar, I remembered that the Hearst offices were located near a skating shop in midtown Manhattan where I bought my ice skates as a little girl. One day, I stopped in after work and bought a far-too-expensive pair. Still, I couldn’t get myself to the rink. It seemed daunting. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to skate at all. It may sound clichéd, but after 9/11 happened, I thought I needed to do something I loved, something that would get me out of my head, something that would get me moving. Those sentiments finally got me to Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers, where I met my coach and my ice dance partner a few weeks later, and started to skate regularly.

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Getting back on the ice has made me less afraid of facing challenges. My return to skating as an adult, especially as an ice dancer, emphasizes strategy and teamwork. It’s impossible for me to think about work or anything else when I skate. Ice dancing requires a great deal of focus; I have to be in the moment and be aware of the space around me. There is no room for my mind to wander because I could trip, fall, and hurt myself and my partner or coach.

Skating also helped with goal setting. Just like those we set at Yahoo, I want to pass different test levels in ice dancing. I have been working on my pre-silver ice dances for a while; I keep failing the test for a dance called the European Waltz. I’m determined to pass – even if I have to wear down those judges and test every month until they get sick of me.

It is important to find your passion, something that makes you get up too early, stay up too late, search online for any story on the topic and feel giddy when you find kindred spirits who are also obsessed with your passion. Passion can be used as a form of what I call “Positive Procrastination.” You know how sometimes it helps to put one story or project aside and work on another? That is Positive Procrastination – distraction in a good way. Skating also brings me stress relief. It feels as if my brain completely switches to another frequency.

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I believe my passion makes me better at my job. When I skate before work, I come to the office with a clear head. Skating has pushed me to face certain fears, such as stage fright or speaking in public – something I have to do more at Yahoo than I have ever done before. Also, it has allowed me to become more flexible and understanding. Working with a partner requires that you do your best to not let the other person down, but it also helps you to understand that mistakes can happen no matter how much you have prepared (all good lessons that can be applied to any job). Ultimately, my passion for skating has taught me to bring grace and resilience to both the ice and the office. And there’s that whole “You fall, then you get back up” metaphor. Trite but true.

Ultimately, I said yes to Liz, and she did include me in her book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, writing about my skating as only she can:

“[…]this story does not end with her winning any championship medals. It doesn’t have to. In fact, this story does not end at all. Because Susan is still figure skating several mornings a week – simply because skating is still the best way for her to unfold a certain beauty and transcendence within her life that she cannot seem to access in any other manner.

And she would like to spend as much time as possible in such a state of transcendence while she is still here on earth. That’s all. That’s what I call creative living.”

It is creative living that I have also found at Yahoo. I hope you find your passion and that it inspires you both in your work and, most importantly, in your life.

This article is republished with the permission of Yahoo! Inc.

Helsinki, Finland hosts 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships March 29 through April 2, 2017. SCNY members Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani represent the United States in dance and Haven Denney and her partner Brandon Frazier represent the United States in pairs. Other club members include Slovakian ladies champ Nicole Rajicova, Israeli dance champs Isabella Tobias and her partner Ilya Tkachenko, and South Korean dance champs Alexander Gamelin and his partner Yura Min.

Good luck, all SCNY and all Team USA skaters!

 

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Kiss & Cry excitement at Synchro Nationals - 2017 Collegiate Championships - University of Michigan and Miami University

Calling all high school students and college bound skaters!

Interested in continuing skating through college?

Join several SCNY collegians, graduates and officials for an overview of collegiate skating, plus participate in an On-ice Mock Intercollegiate Team Maneuvers Competition 9 am to noon, Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Chelsea Piers Sky Rink.

Never heard of maneuvers?

In addition to free skating and solo dance, intercollegiate teams compete in maneuvers -- leveled skills competitions where each team member focuses on one or two required elements (maneuvers) at one of three test-based levels.

Sign up below, sharpen your skates, and join us for an exhilarating morning of mock intercollegiate competition and college skating orientation.


On-Ice Maneuvers (9:00-10:20 am)

Maneuvers will be done as a simulation of an intercollegiate team competition. Participants will select up to two elements that they would like to skate at their current test level when they register for the seminar (see the form below for the list of elements).



Off-Ice Workshops (10:30-Noon)

Overview of Collegiate Skating

  • Opportunities for continued skating in college
  • The difference between collegiate synchronized skating, intercollegiate team skating and Collegiate Championships

Athlete Perspective (current and alumni)

  • Structure of recruitment
  • Opportunities for leadership
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Available programs at all levels of skating -- Intercollegiate figure skating goes from pre-preliminary to senior

College Test Prep Info Session (Noon to 12:50pm)

  • Noodle Pro Tutors, who have worked with SCNY skaters and other athletes, will talk about how to juggle ice time, school, and test prep, and also provide timelines and advice for college prep milestones (class selection, testing, college visits, applications).


Cost: Just $25, inclusive of ice time!

($35 for non-SCNY members)

Parents are welcome to join the Off-Ice Workshop and the College Test Prep Info Session

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!!


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