─⛸️─  Congrats to our Skyliners Junior and Senior teams on being selected for Team USA!  ─⛸️─  SCNY members swept all four gold medals at Golden Spin our congratulations to Lindsay Thorngren, Camden Pulkinen, Anastasiia Smirnova & Danil Siianytsia (All Year FSC) and Christina Carreira & Anthony Ponomarenko (SC of San Francisco)!  ─⛸️─  It’s Gold for Danny O'Shea and his partner Ellie Kam (Thunderbird FSC) at the ISU IceChallenge 2022 in Graz, Austria!  ─⛸️─  Ava Ziegler wins the Gold medal at the Budapest Trophy!

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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.


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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!
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Championship Adult Silver Men: David Lease, Pewter
Championship Adult Silver Ladies: Cat Hickerson, Bronze
Championship Masters Intermediate-Novice Men: Demis Maryannakis, Gold
Championship Masters Junior-Senior Ladies: Sara Dornblaser, Silver
Adult Silver Pairs: Rosalia Palumbo & Danil Berdnikov, Gold
Adult Silver Ladies I: Stephanie Hao, Silver
Adult Silver Ladies III: Elena Skavinskaya, Silver
Adult Silver Ladies IV: Hope Silverman, Pewter
Masters Junior-Senior Ladies III: Mayumi Yamada-Lifton, Bronze
Adult Pre-Bronze Lyrical Pop-Char-Comedy III-IV: Annette Frey, Silver
Masters Lyrical Pop-Character-Comedy I-II-III: Mayumi Yamada-Lifton, Pewter
Adult Pre-Bronze Emotional Performance III-V: Roger Lee (Assoc SCNY), Gold
Adult Silver Emotional Performance II: Rosalia Palumbo, Gold
Adult Pre-Bronze I/II Solo PD: Annelise Bryda, Gold
Adult Bronze Solo Free Dance I/II: Gaia Shamis, Pewter
Adult Bronze Ladies I, Grp A: Kimberly Rojas Hernandez, Gold; Cathy Ding, Bronze
Adult Bronze Men I/II: Joshua Paik, Gold
Adult Bronze Ladies II: Katherine Kelly (not pictured)
Adult Pre-Bronze Ladies II: Gaia Shamis, Bronze
Adult Pre-Bronze Men III/V: Roger Lee (Assoc SCNY), Gold
Adult Pre-Bronze Jumps Challenge: Roger Lee (Assoc SCNY), Gold


19 SCNY Skaters are set to compete at the 2022 Eastern Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships, March 10-13 in Havertown, PA.

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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!

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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:

Championship Pairs
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

Junior Ladies
Ava Ziegler - Silver Medal

Championship Ladies 
Lindsay Thorngren (5) – 2022 Olympics Alternate 1, World Championship Alternate 2
Audrey Shin (6) - Four Continents Championships
Rena Ikenishi, (13)

Championship Men 
Camden Pulkinen (5)- Four Continents Championships, Olympic Team Alternate 2 and World Championships Alternate 2

Championship Pairs 
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

Championship Dance 
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

Junior Ladies 
Katie Krafchik (14)

Junior Pairs 
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)

Junior Dance
Oona Brown and Gage Brown (W/D) - World Junior Championships


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Twenty-five SCNY athletes will be competing at the 2022 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships Jan. 3-9, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Championship Ladies
Rena Ikenishi
Audrey Shin
Lindsay Thorngren

Championship Men
Camden Pulkinen

Championship Pairs
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)

Championship Dance
Christina Carriera & Anthony Ponomarenko (SC of SF)
Avonley Nguyen & Grigory Smirnov
Eva Pate (Strongsville FSC) & Logan Bye

Junior Ladies
Katie Krafchik
Ashley Leahy
Ava Ziegler

Junior Pairs
Brooke Barrett (SC of Boston) & Levon Davis
Cate Fleming & Chase Finster
Mandy Romero & Kristofer Ogren (Kansas City FSC)

Junior Dance
Oona Brown & Gage Brown

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 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.. 


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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
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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

Blaine, MN

Eva Pate, Strongsville SC
& Logan Bye, Senior Dance - Silver


Ft. Wayne, IN

Caroline Santaguida Novice Ladies Group B - Silver

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Club Ice session are on Sundays at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers.
The 10:00 am is open to Skating Club of New York members who have passed Juvenile Free Skate and above.
The 11:00 am sessions are open to all SCNY members who have passed Freestyle 1 and above.
There are club ice sessions every Sunday through May 15, 2022
EXCEPT February 13, February 20 and April 17, 2022
The cost is $35 per session and the Club Ice Eight (8) 50-minute session cards $250. Both are available for purchase on the SCNY membership site under the Contract Ice tab.
You MUST reserve each session in advance - by the Saturday night prior to the Sunday session by signing into your SCNY membership account and clicking on the Contract Ice tab. If you are having a lesson on the session you must identify the coach by name when you register. 
In accordance with the New York City vaccine requirement, everyone 5 and older is required to show proof of vaccination. 
Everyone must wear masks at all times including when on the ice.

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