Oona Brown & Gage Brown are the World Junior Dance Champions and Lindsay Thorngren is the World Junior Bronze Women's Medalist. Team USA brought home three medals, including two golds, at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia and SCNY members won two of those medals!
In the ice dance competition, the Browns became world champions, leading an American contingent which saw all three U.S. teams finish in the top seven. After setting a personal best in the rhythm dance on Friday, the Browns extended their lead, setting new personal bests in the free dance and total score, shattering their previous personal best by more than 15 points with a combined 170.25. Skating to "Exogenesis: Symphony, Part 1: Overture" and "I Belong to You (+Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix)" by Muse, the three-time U.S. junior medalists won the free dance with 103.27 points.
Lindsay Thorngren set international personal bests in both her free skate and total score.Performing to music from Queen's Gambit arranged by Cédric Tours, the 2020 U.S. junior champion nearly hit 200 points with 199.42, including 133.28 in her free skate, receiving a positive grade of execution on every element and earning all Level 4s.
Anastasiia Smirnova and her partner Danil Siianytsia (All Year FSC), won the bronze small medal in the short program at Junior Worlds and finished fourth in the Pairs event.
Three SCNY members will be competing at the 2022 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Lindsay Thorngren in Jr Women, Anastasiia Smirnova and her partner Danylo Siianytsia (All Year FSC)in Jr Pairs and Oona Brown and Gage Brown in Jr Dance.
Congratulations to all of our Adult Skaters who competed at the 2022 US Adult Eastern Sectionals last weekend in PA. We are so proud of all of you and your hard work and dedication to the sport.
Good luck and happy training to all of those heading to the Adult Championships next month!
19 SCNY Skaters are set to compete at the 2022 Eastern Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships, March 10-13 in Havertown, PA.
The XXIV Olympic Winter Games will take place from February 4th to 20th in Beijing. Four SCNY athletes will be participating.
Representing the United States are Ashley Cain-Gribble and her partner Timothy LeDuc (LAFSC).
Representing Israel in the Men's event is Alexei Bychenko and in the Pairs event Evgeni Krasnopolski and his partner Hailey Kops.
Alexia Paganini is representing Switzerland in the Women's. Good Luck Team USA, Team Israel and Team Switzerland!
The 2022 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships concluded January 9th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Eighteen SCNY members and associate members competed at the junior and senior level. Congratulations, all participants. We are so proud of ALL of you! Here is a recap of the results and the International assignments:
Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc (LAFSC, Assoc SCNY) win their second US title and are named to the 2022 Olympic team and World Championships.
Jessica Calalang (DuPage FSC) & Brian Johnson won the Silver Medal for the third straight season, they are 1st alternates for the Olympic Team and 1st alternates for the World Championships
Ava Ziegler - Silver Medal
Lindsay Thorngren (5) – 2022 Olympics Alternate 1, World Championship Alternate 2
Audrey Shin (6) - Four Continents Championships
Rena Ikenishi, (13)
Camden Pulkinen (5)- Four Continents Championships, Olympic Team Alternate 2 and World Championships Alternate 2
Katie McBeath (Winterherst FSC) & Nathan Bartholomay (5) - Four Continents Championships
Kate Finster & Matej Silecky (7)
Anastasiia Smirnova and Danil Siianytsia (W/D) - World Junior Championships
Christina Carriera & Anthony Ponomarenko (SC of SF) (7) - Four Continents and World Championships Alternate 3
Eva Pate (Strongsville FSC) & Logan Bye (8) - Four Continents Championships Alternate 1
Katie Krafchik (14)
Cate Fleming & Chase Finster (6) - World Junior Championships Alternate 2
Brooke Barrett (SC of Boston) & Levon Davis (8)
Mandy Romero & Kristofer Ogren (Kansas City FSC) (9)
Oona Brown and Gage Brown (W/D) - World Junior Championships
Twenty-five SCNY athletes will be competing at the 2022 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships Jan. 3-9, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ashley Cain-Gribble & Timothy Le Duc (LAFSC)
Jessica Catalang (DuPage FSC) & Brian Johnson
Kate Finster & Matej Silecky
Chelsea Liu & Danny O'Shea
Katie McBeath (Winterherst FSC) & Nathan Bartholomay
Anastasiia Smirnova & Danil Siianytsia (All Year FSC)
Christina Carriera & Anthony Ponomarenko (SC of SF)
Avonley Nguyen & Grigory Smirnov
Eva Pate (Strongsville FSC) & Logan Bye
Brooke Barrett (SC of Boston) & Levon Davis
Cate Fleming & Chase Finster
Mandy Romero & Kristofer Ogren (Kansas City FSC)
Oona Brown & Gage Brown
Congratulations to SCNY member and two-time Olympic judge Lucy Joyce Brennan on being elected to the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame! The induction ceremony is at the US National Championships in Nashville January 9th. A well deserved honor!
With more than 60 years of service as an official, Lucy Joyce Brennan has judged and refereed at multiple Olympics, World Championships, World Junior Championships and other major ISU events. She has received numerous awards, including the 2006 ISU Gold Award of Merit. She judged at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games (ladies) and 2002 Salt Lake City Oympic Games (pairs). She is the first American woman to serve as an ISU championship referee in singles and pairs. Mrs. Brennan, a longtime member of The Skating Club of New York, has also served as the chief referee at the 2001 U.S. Championships and is the long-time chief referee of SCNY's Middle Atlantic Figure Skating Championships..
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series is being for the 2021-22 season as part of the . The series of eight competitions replaces the traditional U.S. Qualifying Season competitions. Advancement to Nationals will be based on each skaters’ highest score earned rather than placement at each competition and the approved advancement criteria can be found here. Qualification to the National High Performance Development Team will also be based on highest score and additional details can be found within the series handbook.
The following are the results of the competitions in which SCNY skaters medaled:
Alpharetta, Georgia - Nov. 17-20, 2021
|Violeta Ushakova||Senior Ladies -Silver|
|Katie Krafchik||Junior Ladies A -Bronze|
|Alina Bohutska||Novice Ladies Group B - Gold|
|Caroline Santaguida||Novice Ladies Group B -Bronze|
|Paige Greenstein||Novice Ladies Group C - Bronze|
|Sylvia Li, North Jersey FSC &||Novice Dance - Bronze|
|Rowan Le Coq|
|Mia Barghout||Intermediate Ladies Group A - Gold|
|Annabelle McKenzie||Juvenile Girls - Pewter|
Norwood, Massachusetts - Nov. 9-13, 2021
|Rena Ikenishi,||Senior Ladies - Silver|
|Anastasiia Smirnova &||Senior Pairs - Gold|
|Danil Siianytsia, All Year FSC|
|Ava Ziegler||Junior Ladies Champion|
|Ashley Leahy||Junior Ladies A - Gold|
|Katie Krafchik||Junior Ladies B - Silver|
|Cayetana Gonzalez,||Novice Ladies Group B -Silver|
|Dalila DeLaura,||Novice Ladies Group A -Bronze|
|Lucy Gioioso||Novice Ladies Group B- Bronze|
|Erika Allen||Intermediate Ladies Group B - Pewter|
|Claire Meng||Intermediate Ladies Group C - Pewter|
|Naiya Mentor||Intermediate Ladies Group D - Pewter|
|Aleksandr Fegan||Intermediate Men's Champion - Gold|
|Emily Renzi,||Juvenile Girls Group D - Gold|
|Ellie Hahm||Juvenile Girls Group D - Silver|
|Dominika Dal||Juvenile Girls Group E - Silver|
|Julianne Wong||Juvenile Girls Group E - Bronze|
|Ella Bauer||Juvenile Girls Group D - Pewter|
|Walker Morris,||Juvenile Boys - Gold|
Leesburg, Virginia - Oct. 27-30, 2021
|Lindsay Thorngren||Senior Ladies Champion|
|Rena Ikenishi||Senior Ladies - Bronze|
|Ava Ziegler,||Junior Ladies Champion|
|Lilly Mills||Junior Ladies Group B - Bronze|
|Alina Bohutska||Novice Ladies Group D - Silver|
|Cayetana Gonzalez||Novice Ladies Group C - Silver|
|Lucy Gioioso||Novice Ladies Group D - Bronze|
|Paige Greenstein||Novice Ladies Group D - Pewter|
|Mia Barghout||Intermediate Ladies Champion|
|Aleksandr Fegan||Intermediate Men's Champion|
|Annabelle McKenzie||Juvenile Girls Group B - Silver|
|Emily Renzi||Juvenile Girls Group C - Silver|
|Ellie Hahm||Juvenile Girls Group A - Silver|
|Jake Mao||Juvenile Boys - Silver|
|Walker Morris||Juvenile Boys - Pewter|
|Eva Pate, Strongsville SC|
|& Logan Bye,||Senior Dance - Silver|
Ft. Wayne, IN
|Caroline Santaguida||Novice Ladies Group B - Silver|
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