Past WFSC News
(6/17/2012) Congratulations to Molly Crawford and Katie Curran for passing their Senior Frees
(9/5/2012) Congratulations to Kaitlin Clear, who passed her passed her Senior Free Skate test on August 25th! And to Lia Cattaneo, who passed her Senior Moves, 8/16!
Registration for the qualifying 2013 South Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Championships (juvenile through senior singles skaters) and the Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships (juvenile through senior dancers and pairs skaters) should have been completed by Saturday, 9/1/2012.
(8/25/2012) Congratulations to Gabriela Morrell Zucker, who passed her Senior Free Dance test today at the Gardens FSC with her partner Andrejs Sitiks (GFSC).
(8/19/2012) Washington Figure Skating Club welcomes
The Capitol Steps to our roster of synchronized skating teams. More than 70 skaters on the team have joined the club and will represent WFSC. Tryouts will be held next Saturday, August 25th. Good luck to all our synchro teams this season!
(8/9/2012) Congratulations to Ekaterina Plotnitskaya and William Uhrig who passed their Senior Moves in the Field Test. Diana Haemer passed her Senior Moves test on 7/15.
(7/27/2012) Congratulations to all our skaters at the
2012 Liberty Summer Competition, July 17-21.
(7/8/2012) Congratulations to Jacquelin Zimmerman who passed her Senior Moves in the Field test yesterday in Ashburn!
(7/4/2012) The Board of Directors has re-elected Peter Tsai (President), Dina Gold (Vice-President), Konrad Huppi (Treasurer), Marcia Sowles (Recording Secretary), and Judy Reiner (Corresponding Secretary) for the upcoming year.
tyle and Senior Moves tests, respectively, on June 3 at Cabin John! Congratulations to Najja Bracey who received her National SIngles/Pairs Competition Judge appointment. And to these frequent WFSC competition judges who received national appointments: Holy Cole, John Cole, John LeFevre, Glennace Cohen, Wendy Mlinar, and Christian Newberry.
(5/4/2012) Congratulations to Washington Figure Skating club who received the 2011-12 ‘Plus 10’ Award at this year’s USFS
Governing Council for registering 10 or more introductory members this past season.
(5/3/2012) Congratulations to Elizabeth Huang who passed her Senior Moves In The Field Test, April 29 at the Frederick FSC!
(4/27/2012) Congratulations to Gabriela Morrell Zucker and her partner Andrejs Sitiks (Ice Works SC), who passed their Gold Dance Tests on April 26, 2012 at the Gardens FSC!
(4/12/2012) Congratulations to Caroline Cash who passed her Senior Moves In The Field Test, April 6 at the University of Delaware FSC!
(3/25/2012) View the Results of the 2012 Washington Figure Skating Club Competition, March 24, 2012 in Ashburn, VA. Official Website.
(3/10/2012) Congratulations to Olivia Zhang who passed her Senior Moves, March 1 in Wilmington!
(3/8/2012) View the
Full Results of the 2012 Adult Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships, hosted by the Washington FSC, March 9-11, 2012 in
News article and photos in the
(3/6/2012) With a record-breaking 72.00 points, the DC EDGE Adult team took first place at the 2012 U.S. Synchronized Championships. Congratulations also go to the Masters team who brought home the bronze in their division! Full results.
(3/6/2012) Congratulations to Paige Eldridge, (Shown here with Coach Vitaliy Shalin) who passed her Gold Dance Tests March 3rd at Cabin John! Click photo for a larger image.
(2/20/2012) Congrats to Kristina Shah who passed her Senior Free Skating Test, 22/15 in New Jersey.
Washington Figure Skating Club is proud to announce that seven of its members won medals at the
2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, January 22-29, 2012, San Jose, CA!
Whitney Miller and Kyle MacMillan finished second (silver) in Novice Dance;
Quinn Carpenter (and partner Lorraine McNamara) finished third (bronze) in Junior Dance;
Armin Mahbanoozadeh finished fourth (pewter) in Senior Men.
Rachel Parsons and Michael Parsons finished fourth (pewter) in Junior Dance, and have been selected to represent the United States in the 2012 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, to be held in Minsk, Belarus, from February 27 to March 4;
Madison Vinci finished fourth (pewter) in Novice Ladies;
Congratulations to all these skaters, as well as the other members of Team WFSC: Haley Dunne, Ross Gudis, Oleksiy Melnyk, Brianna Laxson, and Danielle Viola!
Full results. We will celebrate on February 18 at the Annual WFSC Winter Social at Glenview Mansion!
(1/19/2012) Congratulations to Helen Nowack (40 yrs), Phyllis Howard (35 yrs), and Heather Nemier (25 yrs) on reaching these Judging anniversaries with USFSA! Also to John LeFevre (45 yrs), a frequent WFSC competition judge, and Honor Johnson (25 yrs), accountant. The full list of Officials can be seen on page 12 of the January Skating magazine.
(1/17/2012) Congratulations to Kristina Karlsson for passing her Senior Free Skating test and to Allison DeSantis for passing her Senior Moves yesterday at Rockville Ice Arena!! Thank you to all our volunteers - judges, parents and skaters - who worked together to make the test session run smoothly!
(1/16/2012) Download the Results for the 2012 WFSC New Year's Invitational, 1/14/12.
(12/27/2011) Congratulations to Rebecca Hyndman who has passed her Gold Dance Test on 11/4!
(12/24/2011) Congratulations to Emma Guo (L), Angie Zhang and Christina Cleveland (R) who all passed their Senior Moves Tests this past week!
(12/22/2011) WFSC's Rachel and Michael Parsons have been selected by U.S. Figure Skating to represent the United States at the first
Winter Youth Olympic Games, which will be held January 13-22, 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria. Congratulations! Don't miss the great photo of Rachel and Michael on the front page of www.usfsa.org.
(12/22/2011) WFSC's Monday Night Sessions at Cabin John Ice Rink have now been expanded to include not only dance (for all ages) but adult freestyle. Skaters 21 and older are invited to the 90-minute session, on Mondays from 745p-915p. Just $20 pick-up fee. Subscriptions are available beginning January 23. Practice for the upcoming New Year's Invitational, the 2012 Adult Easterns, and more!
(12/14/2011) Congratulations to Eliana Gropman / Ian Somerville (Gold) and Gwen Sletten / Elliot Verburg (Silver) in Juvenile dance at the
2012 Junior Nationals. Gigi and Luca Becker (Gold) in Intermediate dance at the 2012 Junior Nationals. Congratulations to all the other WFSC skaters who competed: Ritta Volovoich, Ashley Young, Kathryn Wen, Maya Carter, Elise Romola, John Footen, William Uhrig, Emily Wein/Bradley Lawrence, Katherine Gourianova/Caleb Wein, and Caroline & Gordon Green.
(11/29/2011) Congrats to AnnaLea Albright who passed her Senior Free Skating Test, 11/1 in Bowie.
(11/29/2011) Congratulations to all our skaters moving on to the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January and to all our skaters who competed at
Easterns and other sectionals!
(9/29/2011) Congratulations to Gabriela Morrell Zucker (2nd from left) who won the gold medal in the Silver Dance Championship Round as well as her initial round at the
US National Solo Dance Championships in Colorado Springs, Co! The
full results have finally been posted posted! Congratulations also to Andrea Petak for advancing to the Championship Round in Pre-Gold Solo Dance after placing 2nd in her initial round and to Olivia Mascatello and Sabrina Begley for participating in this event!
(9/29/2011) Congratulations to the WFSC ice dancers who competed at the
2011 Pikes Peak Classic! Ross Gudis (with partner Eliana Pogrebinsky) who won bronze in the Junior Short Dance; Quinn Carpenter (with partner Lorraine McNamara) who won the Junior Free Dance; Whitney Miller and Kyle MacMillan who won silver in the Novice Dance Patterns and bronze in the Novice Free Dance; and Gigi and Luca Becker, who won gold in both the Intermediate Pattern Dances and the Int. Free Dance!
(9/18/2011) Congratulations to Victoria Wang who passed her Senior Moves, Sept 17th at CJ! And a belated congratulations to Janine Bainger who passed her Senior Free Skate test on June 17th at the University of Delaware!
(9/8/2012) Team Ashburn Synchronized Skating is featured in an article in
(9/7/2012) Congratulations to the following WFSC skaters who have qualified to compete at the 2012 National Solo Dance Championships being held September 20-23 in Colorado Springs, CO:
Erin Bold (Senior Free Dance);
Kameron Wong and Andrea Petak (Junior Free Dance);
Michelle Bendersky (Intermediate Free Dance);
Isabella Quintero and Molly Cesanek (Juvenile Free Dance);
Andrea Petak and Kameron Wong (Pre-Gold Pattern Dance);
Coco Becker (Silver Pattern Dance);
Michelle Bendersky (Pre-Silver Pattern Dance);
Alexandra Scott, Cecilia Picard, and Isabella Quintero (Bronze Pattern Dance); and
Molly Cesanek (Pre-Bronze Pattern Dance).
(9/6/2011) Congratulations to Armin Mahbanoozadeh who was invited again to Skate America. On 9/1, USFS announced the
final U.S. skater selections for the 2011 Skate America, Oct. 21-23 in Ontario, Calif.
Event details and tickets.
(8/28/2011) Congratulations to Kathryn Wen, Gabriella Morrell Zucker, and Amanda Labb who passed their Senior Moves at the Gardens 8/27.
(4/17/2011) Congratulations to all our skaters who competed in Salt Lake City at the 2011 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships, April 12-16, 2011.
(4/3/2011) Download the
IJS results and the
6.0 results from the 2011 WFSC Free Skating Competition, Saturday, April 2, 2011, in Rockville, MD.
(3/25/2011) Congratulations to Tia Dubois who passed her Senior Moves in the Field on 1/17 at University of Delaware FSC!
(3/3/2011) Congratulations to Kameron Wong who passed her Senior Moves in the Field on March 2nd!
(2/21/2011) Congratulations to Hannah Mines who passed her Senior Moves test today in Wheaton!
(2/13/2011) View the
WFSC Video Montage, by Robin Maizlish, from the WFSC Social.
(1/30/2011) Congratulations to Carlie Robbins for passing her Senior Freeskate test and to Chelsey Foster for passing her Senior Moves in the Field test!
(1/28/2011) Congratulations to all our skaters representing WFSC at the
2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, NC, January 22-30, 2011. Rachel & Michael Parsons won the Novice Dance Title and Ross Gudis, with partner Elliana Pogrebinsky, won the pewter. Armin Mahbanoozadeh has been selected to represent the U.S. at Four Continents. He finished fifth in the Senior Men's freeskate and sixth overall. View the
full results here.
(1/14/2011) Congratulations to Patricia French who received an Honorary National Referee appointment from U.S. Figure Skating, in addition to celebrating 50 years (1960) as a judge! Congratulations also to Beverly Kimes (1955, 55 years) and Beth Jackson (1980, 30 years) who celebrate anniversaries as USFS judges this year! They appear in the January issue of Skating Magazine on page 10.
(12/20/2010) Congratulations to all our skaters at
2011 Junior Nationals! Oleksiy Melnyk for winning the Silver in Intermediate Men, Gigi Becker and Luca Becker for winning the Silver in Juvenile Dance, Madison Vinci for winning the Bronze in Intermediate Ladies, and Brianna Laxson for winning the Pewter in Intermediate Ladies. We also congratulate Elise Romola and Stephanie Chang, who represented WFSC in Juvenile Ladies, and ice dancers Katherine Gourianova & Caleb Wein, Gwen Sletten & Elliot Verburg, and Britany Dowd & Bradley Lawrence for their performances in Juvenile Dance!
(12/3/2010) WFSC in the news! Elise Romola, Madison Vinci, and Brianna Laxson are featured in a LoudonTimes article about 2010 Junior Nationals.
Dance and Moves test dates have been added for next year.
(11/14/2010) Armin Mahbanoozadeh "skated a brilliant free to capture his first senior Grand Prix medal" - bronze - at Skate America in Portland this week! Congratulations Armin!!
(11/12/2012) National dance judge Douglas Mankovich passed away on November 10. He was a long time member of the WFSC and USFSA, a competitive skater, and dance coach.
(10/10/2012) We are sad to announce the passing of Beverly Kimes yesterday, October 9. She was a member of WFSC and USFSA for 68 years and a judge for 57 years. She was president and treasurer of the WFSC, a national synchronized judge, dance judge and freestyle judge. WFSC Blade article, page 5.
(9/29/2012) Congratulations to Brynne McIsaac, who has been selected by Team Chesterfield and approved by USFS to compete in the
2013 International Children's Games in Ufa, Russia next year. ICG is an IOC sanctioned event for children ages 12-15 from around the world to compete. Cities around the world apply to bring their teams to the games. Team Chesterfield is out of Richmond, VA and has been participating in the ICG since 2004. UFA Games.
(9/21/2012) Alecia Scott, Ceci Picard and Isabella Quintero pose after official practice at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the 2012 National Solo Dance Championships, September 20-23.
(11/4/2010) Congratulations to Kyle MacMillan who passed his Gold Dance Tests on October 30, in Reston.
competition schedule page now includes the entire 2010-2011 season with full links.
(9/13/2010) It is with deep regret that we report the passing of Pat Brockner who passed away on 9/12. She was WFSC's Moves/Freestyle Test Chairman for 15 years, as well as an ice dancer and former President of WFSC. She will be greatly missed.
Washington Post Obituary.
(9/17/2010) Download the 2010-2011 WFSC Calendar (Rev.9/17)
(5/21/2010) Download the
2010-2011 WFSC Membership Application. Membership in WFSC is for one year, beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2011. Memberships must be renewed by July 1, 2010.
2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, January 22-30, 2011, Greensboro, NC.
2011 Eastern Sectional Synchronized Skating Championships, February 3-5, 2011, Lake Placid, NY.
(9/10/2010) Congratulations to Ebony Slaughter-Johnson and Alison Datoc who passed their Senior Moves! Miami University, OH 7/31 and Laurel, MD 8/28.
(8/28/2010) The National Blades will be holding New Skater Try-Outs at
Gardens Ice House and
Bowie Ice Arena during the 2010-2011 Season for Intermediate, Juvenile, and Preliminary. There are still spaces left on all teams. Try-out fee is $25 per session.
(8/28/2010) Congratulations to Danvi Pham, Vu Pham, and Kristy Garcia who passed their Senior Moves on 8/15 in Reston!
(8/18/2010) Download the Flyer for the Fall & Winter Skating Sessions at Cabin John Ice Rink.
(8/14/2010) WFSC ice dancer, Gwen Sletten is featured in
kidz spotlight in the Aug/Sep issue of
Skating Magazine, page 51!
(8/12/2010) Congratulations to our members who skated at the Showcase Nationals, a competition in theatrical skating, August 5-7 in Hyannis, MA. WFSC brought home a total of 6 medals! Audrey Marek won the silver medal in Juvenile Dramatic Entertainment and bronze in Juvenile Light Entertainment. Anna Teutsch won the pewter medal in Preliminary Extemporaneous Improvisation with a 1st in her qualifying group. Meghan Donaldson brought home a 4th place in her Preliminary Light Entertainment group. Congrats also to Hannah Schlesinger.
(7/26/2010) There are currently three Grant and Scholarship Programs available to assist U.S. Figure Skating members.
Click here for details.
(7/19/2010) Congratulations to Brett Neustadt who passed his Senior Freestyle test and Alyssa Newberg and Jacqueline Gillman who passed their Senior Moves tests July 11th at Cabin John!
(7/6/2010) Congratulations to Todd Langstaff, Emily Caron, Kyle MacMillan, Michael Parsons, Megan Fitzgerald and Janine Bainger who passed their Senior MIF test June 5th at Cabin John!
(6/14/2010) View the results for the 2010 Edward G. Picken ProAm Dance Classic. Results and Eligible Events (Juvenile-Senior).
(5/15/2010) New Competitions: The 2010 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships will take place August 4-7, 2010, Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY. The 2010 U.S. Collegiate Championships will be held August 12-14, 2010 in Lansing, MI, open to current Junior and Senior level competitors who are also full-time college students, incoming freshmen, and students who completed their degree in Spring 2010.
(5/2/2010) The Board of Directors of US Figure Skating announced at the Governing Council meeting in Costa Mesa, California on April 30, 2010 the appointment of Douglas Mankovich as a National Dance Judge. Congratulations!
(5/2/2010) Congratulations to Anna Tyrlik who passed her Senior Moves in the Field Test.
(4/27/2010) Download the full
results from Cherry Blossom 2010, Alexandria, VA.
(4/23/2010) Congratulations to all our skaters at Adult Nationals in Bloomington, MN. Shown at left are Caroline Thorington, 2nd, Carol Dors, 1st, Janet Long, 3rd, and Barbara Murry, 4th (L-R) who swept the Silver Ladies V medals! Stephen Trzaska, won both Gold Pairs and Gold Men II! Many other WFSC skaters were medalists. Check the full results.
(4/23/2010) Raya Willoughby, a longtime WFSC member, has just won the 2010 Malaysian National Championships. She has been named to their National Team and will be competing at several international events this season. Congratulations Raya!
(4/23/2010) Congratulations to Sydney Davis who passed her Senior FS Test. And to Nicole Hofmeister, Stephanie Payne, and Oleksiy Melnyk who all passed their Senior MIF Tests!
(4/11/2010) Download the full
results from the 2010 WFSC Free Skating Competition, Wheaton MD.
(4/4/2010) Congratulations to AnnaLea Albright & Mercedes Kothe who passed their Senior Moves!
(3/31/2010) WFSC is in the planning stages for the 2010-2011 season, the Saturday freestyle/dance and Sunday morning sessions at Cabin John in particular. Please let us know if you will skate on these sessions next season as we decide whether to lease the ice.
Email. Monday night dance sessions continue at Cabin John from April through August, but will begin at 730p instead of 745p.
(3/26/2010) Congratulations to Brianna Laxson who passed her Senior Moves test, 3/21 in Ashburn!
(3/21/2010) Congratulations to WFSC's own Michael Weiss who partnered with Marie-France Dubreuil, five time National Champion of Canada, to win ABC's
"On Thin Ice"!!! Each skater was paired with someone they had never skated with, to perform two programs. Some skaters, like Mike, had never skated with a partner! A 2-night competition, Mike and Marie-France were in first place after Saturday evening's competition, even garnering "10"s from Dick Button! and Katarina Witt.
(3/21/2010) As many of you know, the Prince William Ice Center was virtually destroyed during the big ice storm. Read more.
(3/18/2010) Congratulations to Maria Yang who passed her Senior Moves test 3/4 in Wilmington!
(3/8/2010) Congrats to Bryant Lampkin who passed his Senior Freestyle test 2/22 in Charlottesville.
(2/28/2010) Open house try-outs for 2010-2011
National Blades teams will be held Wednesdays, March 3rd and 10th at
Mount Vernon RECenter from 715p-845p, Friday March 19th 700p-930p at
SkateQuest Reston, and Sunday March 21st 1100a-1230p (for intermediate and open Juvenile teams only). Contact
Teresa Yuengert for more info.
(2/23/2010) View the Results from the 2010 WFSC New Year's Invitational Adult Competition, Ashburn, VA.
Full printable version.
(2/23/2010) Congratulations to DC EDGE who earned three medals at the
2010 Eastern Synchronized Skating Championships, where the Adult and Masters teams qualified to compete at the
2010 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in March. The Masters team won the Gold. Both the Adult and Open Adult teams took home Silver medals. Competing two weeks later, the DC EDGE Beginner 1 and 2 teams won the Bronze and Silver medals, respectively, at the
2010 Reflections Invitational!
(2/16/2010) Congratulations to Jennifer Maizlish and Drew Kozusko who passed their Senior Freestyle tests and to Molly Crawford and Quinn Carpenter who passed their Senior Moves Tests yesterday at Cabin John!
(1/24/2010) Congratulations to Melanie Chang who passed her Senior Moves on 1/18 at Cabin John.
(12/19/2009) Congratulations to Rachel Parsons and Kyle MacMillan for winning gold in Intermediate Dance at the
2010 U.S. Junior Championships, 12/14-19! Last year they won gold in Juvenile Dance. Ross Gudis and Elliana Pogrebinsky (Peninsula SC) won the Intermediate Dance bronze medal. Also skating were Oleksiy Melnyk (Int. Men A, 13th); Katherine Gourianova / Andrew Hickey (Juv. Dance); Briana Laxson, Kit Albaugh, Maria Yang, and Brynne McIsaac (Juv. Girls).
(12/16/2009) WFSC will be sending 10 skaters to the
2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, January 14th through 24th, in Spokane, Washington. With the exception of Armin Mahbanoozadeh, who received a bye due to his two grand prix assignments, all skaters qualified to compete at nationals by finishing in the top four spots in their disciplines at 2010 Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championship, November 17-21, Newark, DE. Novice Ice dancers swept three of the top four spots. Danvi and Vu Pham won the gold, Kristina Rexford and Michael Parsons took home the bronze, and Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter grabbed the pewter. Brett Dunie Neustadt, and Meredith Pipkin (University of Delaware FSC) finished 4th in Novice Pairs. Gabrielle Friedenberg and Benjamin Nykiel (Bowie FSC) earned a bronze medal in Junior Dance. Haley Dunne skated to a 4th place finish in Junior Ladies, as did Kristine Musademba in Senior Ladies. Lauren Corry and Alexander Lorello (University of Delaware FSC) finished 1st in Senior Dance. Also competing were Joanna Nishimoto, Samantha Veloso (Junior Ladies); Bryant Lampkin, Brett Dunie Neustadt (Novice Pairs);
Complete Easterns results.
(10/14/2009) Congratulations to all our skaters at the
2010 South Atlantic Regional Championships as well as the
Non-Qualifying Competition. Click on each link for Results. Thanks to the many, many volunteers who donated their time and energy to make this such a successful event.
(9/8/2009) Kristine Musademba has done it again, bringing home the gold medal from the ISU 2009 Junior Grand Prix, Lake Placid, in a field of 26 skaters! She now moves into the
Senior Ladies Top 20 list where she is currently ranked 19th in the world. Very impressive! Charlotte Robbins also competed, representing Great Britain placing 12th overall in her JGP debut with a clean program and a personal best score.
(9/6/2009) Congrats to Katrina Reyes Shalin and Vitaliy Shalin on the birth of their son, Nicklas Shalin.
(9/5/2009) Parents Skate Too! WFSC adult skaters with young children are now joining forces to get more ice time by swapping babysitting for skate time! Contact Bridgette Pfeufer for more information.
(9/5/2009) Congratulations to these WFSC skaters who all passed their Senior Moves tests at the following venues: Courtney Duckworth and Jonathan Jerothe at Frederick FSC; and Samantha Steeman, at SC of Lake Placid.
(8/30/2009) Please welcome our new Dance Test Chair, Juleann Fallgatter, and give a special thanks to Carrie Solomon for her many years as chairman.
(8/27/2009) Congratulations to all our skaters at the 2009 Potomac Open. Complete results for
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
(8/27/2009) Congratulations to Gabrielle Friedenberg and Benjamin Nykiel (Bowie) who won Junior Dance at the BC/YT SummerSkate 20 in Burnaby, BC. WFSC also won three more gold medals at the USFS Developmental Internationals
Quebec Summer Championships, August 6-9 in Pierrefonds, Quebec. Haley Dunne won Junior FS, Danvi Pham and Vu Pham won Novice Dance; Brett Dunie Neustadt and his partner Meredith Pipkin not only got first place in Novice pairs but were also selected for an upcoming JGP!
(8/5/2009) Congrats to Victoria Suttora who passed her Senior Moves at the Gardens on 7/25.
(7/31/2009) Congratulations to these WFSC ice dancers who have been selected as members of
USFS’s 2009-10 Developmental Team: Gabrielle Friedenberg (with partner Ben Nykiel), Danvi and Vu Pham, Rachel Parsons and Kyle MacMillan.
(7/3/2009) The 2010 USFS Rulebook, which went into effect 7/1, is now available online.
(7/3/2009) Check out the new look to Michael Weiss' new
Ice Champions LIVE! On-Ice seats are now available and going fast.
(7/3/2009) Congratulations to these WFSC skaters who have been selected for the developmental internationals in Canada: Haley Dunne, Junior Ladies, Quebec Summer Competition, and
Brett Dunie-Neustadt, pairs; and
Vu Pham, Novice Dance.
Gabrielle Friedenberg and her partner Benjamin Nykiel have been assigned to represent the US in junior dance at the BC/YT Section Summerskate in Burnably, British Columbia, August 12-16th. Brett and his partner Meredith Pipkin were selected for an as of yet unnamed Junior Grand Prix event. Kristine Musademba has also been selected for a Junior Grand Prix.
(6/23/2009) View the Results from the Edward G Picken Pro-Am Dance Classic 2009.
(6/8/2009) Congratulations to these skaters who passed senior tests Saturday at Cabin John: Armin Mahbanoozadeh, Senior FS; Ashley Brickman, Senior Moves; Cleopatre Lake, Senior Moves.
(5/31/09) Congratulations to Armin Mahbanoozadeh who has been selected to the US Team and will skate in two events of the 2009 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series: Cup of China, Beijing, China, 10-29/11/1 and Skate Canada, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, 11/19-22.
(4/29/09) Congratulations to all our adult skaters at the
2009 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships who brought home 22 medals: 7 Gold, 10 Silver, 2 Bronze, and 3 Pewter!
(4/9/2009) Congratulations to Jennifer Ko who passed her Senior Freestyle Test. Congratulations also to Drew Kozusko, Madison Vinci and Graham Hay for passing their Senior Moves Tests.
(4/8/2009) Congratulations to Carly Robbins (Junior Ladies) who was selected to The Great Britain National Ice Skating Association (NISA) Figure Skating GB Performance Squad 2009/2010.
(3/29/09) Results from the WFSC Club Competition at Cabin John, 3/28/09.
(3/13/09) Congratulations to Katheryn Albaugh who passed her Senior Moves on 3/5 in Wilmington.
(3/11/09) DC EDGE won the Silver Medal in the Masters Division at the
U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. They also placed 6th in the Adult Division. Recruitment for the 2009-2010 season will begin in April.
(2/17/09) Watch the special video: "WFSC Year in Review" - created for the WFSC Social last Saturday. Those wishing to have a copy should contact Robin Maizlish.
(2/12/2009) Congratulations to this year's
Michael Weiss Foundation scholarship recipients who include Armin Mahbanoozadeh and Kristine Musademba!
(2/5/2009) Congratulations to DC EDGE for their performance at the
2009 Easterns Synchronized Skating Championships. The Masters team won the gold in their division, the Adult team came in second in theirs, and the Open Adult team finished 4th in theirs.
Full results and videos.
The Masters and Adult teams both qualified to compete at
Nationals, March 3-7 in Portland, Maine.
(1/26/2009) Read "Capitol Hill Ice Skater Brings Home the Gold" in the Capitol Streets Newsletter.
(1/23/2009) Congratulations to WFSC skaters at the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. Gabrielle Friedenberg and Benjamin Nykiel (Bowie FSC) came in 4th place in Novice Dance. Armin Mahbanoozadeh placed 6th in Junior Men and Kristine Musademba finished 11th in Championship Ladies.
(1/21/2009) Congratulations to Sigrid Young and Morgan Volpe, who passed their Senior Freestyle and Senior Moves tests, respectively, Monday in Reston. Congratulations also go to Jessica Tyler, who passed her Gold Dance Test 1/18 at the Skating Club of Wilmington.
(1/15/2009) Congratulations to Charlotte Robbins who won the Junior Ladies title at the
British Ice Figure & Synchro Skating Championships, Nottingham, England.
(1/12/2009) Congratulations to Meghan Donaldson and Sarah Eisen who won the 2010 South Atlantic Regional Championship Logo Contest! Their design will be used on all announcements and logo items for the qualifying and non-qualifying competitions that will be held at Cabin John Ice Rink in October 2009. The logo has been approved by USFS. Thank you to all who entered the logo contest!
(1/8/2009) Kristine Musademba is featured this month in the Maryland
Gazette.Net. Our Wheaton Ice Dancers were featured in the
December 17th issue.
(12/30/08) Congratulations to Stephen Trzaska who passed his Adult Gold Freestyle and Adult Gold Moves tests in Wayne, NJ.
(12/24/08) Congratulations to Rachel Parsons and Kyle MacMillan, the 2009 US National Juvenile Dance Champions!!! The couple, who each turned 11 in November, placed first in both of the compulsories - Ten Fox and Fiesta Tango - as well as the Free Dance. This capped their first season together where they also brought home the Gold in all their competitions.
Full Story. Click on photo at left for larger image.
(12/14/08) Here are the
final placements of WFSC skaters at Junior Nationals this week. Full results.
(12/10/08) WUSA9 news interviewed Haley Mulera, Molly Crawford, and Kit Albaugh, who are representing WFSC at Junior Nationals this week in Lake Placid. Watch the story on WUSA9.
(12/6/08) Congratulations to Raya Willoughby and Ross Gudis who both passed their Senior Moves test last Saturday, November 29 at Cabin John.
(12/4/08) "Local Skaters To Compete in U.S. Junior Champs"
Washington Post article.
(12/3/08) Read a recent news article from
The Loudon Times about WFSC's Taylor Hoover, skating at next week's
U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships, Dec. 8-13 in Lake Placid, N.Y. She will compete in Intermediate Ladies.
(11/18/08) Congratulations to all WFSC competitors at the 2009 Eastern Sectional Championships.
WFSC Member Final Standings.
(10/27/08) Congratulations to all WFSC's Non-Qualifying Competitors at the 2009 South Atlantic Regional Championships.
Full results of WFSC skaters.
(10/22/08) Congratulations to WFSC's 3 Intermediate Ladies who qualified last week for Jr. Nationals. Haley Mulera placed 1st overall, Taylor Hoover placed 3rd overall and Molly Crawford finished 6th. Six other WFSC skaters qualified for Jr. Nationals or Sectionals. These skaters are Kathryn (Kit) Albaugh (7th in Juvenile Ladies), Bobby Crawford (4th in Novice Men), Samantha Veloso and Joanna Nishimoto (finishing 1st and 2nd, respectively, in Novice Ladies), Haley Dunne (4th in Junior Ladies) and LeslieAnn Alasagas (4th in Senior Ladies).
South Atlantic Regional Competitions in Aston, PA. Full results.
(9-27-2008) The United States medaled in all three disciplines at the JGP event last week in
Madrid, Spain, winning two golds and two silvers. Kristine Musademba won the ladies gold, while Armin Mahbanoozadeh collected the men's gold. Congratulations to our elite skaters!
(9-22-2008) Congratulations to Rachael Hayes who passed her Gold Dance Tests yesterday in Reston.
(8-30-2008) Washington Figure Skating Club makes international skating news on icenetwork.com!
(8/29/08) Super congratulations to Kristine Musademba and Armin Mabahnoozadeh who represented the USA and WFSC at the Junior Grand Prix in Courcheval, France and brought home the Gold and Silver medals, respectively! Full results.
(8/25/08) Congratulations to Honi Jurison who passed her Senior Freestyle test in Bowie on 8/18. Leslieann Alasagas and Christina Guintu passed their Senior Freestyle and Senior Moves tests, respectively, on 8/17 at Cabin John. Lauren Corry passed her Senior Free Dance test 8/18 at the University of Delaware.
(8/5/08) Congratulations to Katherine Townsend who passed her Senior Freestyle test on 8/2.
(8/5/08) USFS has announced the
Host Cities for 2010 Qualifying Events.
(7/31/08) Congratulations to Kristina Karlsson and Nakisa Sadeghi who passed their Senior Moves at SC Wilmington on July 10th.
(7/31/08) Congratulations to all our dancers at the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships! Results.
(7/25/08) Haley Mulera and the dance team of Danvi Pham and Vu Pham have been named to the USFS Developmental Team. Congratulations to these hard-working young athletes. Full story.
(7/18/08) Congratulations to Morgan Grant who passed her Senior Moves Test.
(7/11/08) We were saddened to learn of the passing of
Bob Boukas on June 25. Bob was a WFSC adult ice dancer. A memorial gathering was held at the Washington Ethical Society, Wednesday, July 9.
(7/6/08) Congratulations to Sharon Yin who passed her Senior Freestyle Test today!
(6/16/08) Congratulations to Mark Adams who was the sole WFSC representative this year at the ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition 2008 in Oberstdorf, Germany. He won the Gold Medal in
Silver Men III Free Skating and Silver in the
Silver and Bronze Men III Artistic event.
Full competition results
(6/15/08) Congratulations to Ashley Wagner who was selected to represent the U.S. at both Cup of China, Beijing, China, Nov. 6-9 and the NHK Trophy, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 27-30. Details. Complete list of skater selections for the ISU Grand Prix Series.
(6/10/08) Congratulations to Christie Moxley and Vitaliy Shalin who won the Edward G. Picken Pro-Am Dance Classic Coaches' Trophy again this year. The full results for all events are now available.
(6/2/08) Please welcome our newly elected Board of Directors Members: Michelle Caviano, Ellyn Kestnbaum, and Regina Pace, as well as reelected members Caroline Thorington and Peter Tsai.
(6/1/08) Congratulations to Katrina Gumbinner, Kristine Musademba, and Rachel Nevares who all passed their Senior Freestyle Tests May 31st at Cabin John!
(6/1/08) View photos from the WFSC Annual Meeting/Picnic with Board Elections and Awards Presentations at Tilden Woods Park.
(5/23/08) Congratulations to Jennifer Maizlish and Michelle Zilinskas who passed their Senior Moves tests in Wilmington on May 15th!
(5/3/08) Congratulations to Judy Reiner and Sandy Crawford, for 40 years and 25 years (respectively) service as judges!
(4/17/08) Ashley Wagner and Armin Mahbanoozadeh were named to the U.S. Figure Skating 2008-09 "B" team envelope. Parker Pennington and Kristine Musademba were named to the "C" envelope. Congratulations to all our elite skaters! Full story.
(4/15/08) Results for WFSC skaters at the 2008 U.S. Adult Championships, Lake Placid. Read the
Lifeskate.com review of the Championships, including photos and videos.
(4/14/08) The results for the 2008 WFSC Club Free Skating Competition have been posted.
(4/7/08) Congratulations to Samantha Veloso who passed her Senior Moves with flying colors!
(3/21/08) After placing 11th in the short and 15th in the free, Ashley Wagner finished in 16th place out of 53 skaters in her first World Championships, Gothenburg, Sweden. Nice work Ashley!
(3/13/08) Congratulations to Megan Evans and Julia Bloom who passed their Senior Moves at Arctic FSC and SC of Wilmington, respectively.
(3/11/08) 1998 World Junior Champion Derrick Delmore announced his
retirement from competitive singles skating. He has represented the Washington Figure Skating Club for nearly two decades. Derrick is a 2000 Stanford University graduate and a member of USFS's 1996 Scholastic Honors Team. WFSC wishes him the best of luck.
(2/15/08) WFSC adult skaters pictured in Skating Magazine, page 46! View the photo here.
(2/11/08) Congratulations to Taylor Hoover who passed her Senior Moves test on Feb 7th.
(1/28/08) Congratulations to Ice Force One who took the gold in the Masters Division at the Eastern Sectional Synchronized Team Skating Championships this weekend in Richmond, advancing to represent WFSC at Nationals, Feb. 20th-24th in Providence, RI.
2008 U.S. Championships Watch
(1/26/08) Although she placed 2nd in both the long and short programs, Ashley Wagner won the Senior Ladies bronze medal. She is the seventh WFSC member to qualify for Worlds and the first to qualify in Ladies!
Parker Pennington and Derrick Delmore finished 11th and 15th place respectively in the Senior Men's competition.
(1/24/08) Kristine Musademba won the Pewter Medal in
Armin Mahbanoozadeh came in 6th in the
Junior Mens free skate to move him up to an 8th place final finish.
(1/22/08) Megan Evans and Nathan Truesdell won the Novice Ice Dancing Silver Medal
Congratulations to all our skaters for their hard work and great performances!
(1/23/08) Congratulations to Amy Yuengert, Allison Yaguchi, and Jessica Tyler who all recently passed their Senior Moves tests.
(1/21/08) 2008 New Year's Adult Invitational
(1/17/08) Derrick Delmore and Parker Pennington are featured in a
Falls Church News-Press article.
(1/14/08) Congratulations to Caitlin Giovanis who passed her senior moves test on 1/12 in Saratoga Springs, NY.
(1/4/08) Ashley Wagner is the featured skater on the
USFS website! Kids, here's you chance to "Ask World Junior Bronze Medalist Ashley Wagner a Question."
(12/11/07) Competition DVDs for the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Regional and Sectional Championships as well as the 2008 U.S. Junior Championships are available for purchase.
Regionals/Sectionals order form and
U.S. Junior Championships order form.
(12/11/07) Congratulations to Alexandra Veremeychik, Rachel Hayes, Sarah Eisen and Haley Mulera who passed their senior moves tests on November 24th. Congratulations also to Mary Jean Huebner who passed her Adult Gold Freestyle test.
(12/8/07) Armin Mahbanoozadeh brought home the Bronze Medal from the
2007 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, in Gdansk, Poland. Kristine Musademba placed 4th. It was a great competition for the U.S. and for WFSC. Read Armin's account of his trip to Croatia.
(11/27/07) WFSC Results - 2008 Eastern Sectional FS Championships.
(11/27/07) WFSC Results - 2008 South Atlantic Regional Qualifying FS Championships.
(11/27/07) WFSC Results - 2008 South Atlantic Regional Non-Qualifying FS Championships.
(11/26/07) WFSC's Ashley Wagner received excellent press in USA Today after winning the bronze medal at the
2007 Trophee Eric Bompard Senior Grand Prix in Paris, November 16-18. Congratulations to Ashley on this great accomplishment!
(11/20/07) It is with sadness we note the passing of Patsy Picken on Monday, November 19th. She was a long-time WFSC judge, skater, and active member. In 1945, Patsy became WFSC's first National Champion when she and Walter (Red) Bainbridge claimed the Silver Dance title (now known as Junior Dance).
Obituary and Funeral Details.
(11/4/07) WFSC brought home 26 medals, including 12 gold, from the IceWorks Halloween Adult Classic 2007. Team "Ballston Rocks, Kids Watch Out" (shown at left) won the gold medal in Silver/Gold Team Maneuvers. Results of all WFSC skaters. Photos are available for purchase
(11/4/07) Ashley Wagner did well in her very first Senior Grand Prix, placing 5th in a field of 12 ladies at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2007/2008, Skate Canada International in Quebec City, Canada. USFS Results.
(10/23/07) After only their first year of JGP competition,
Armin Mahbanoozadeh and
Kristine Musademba have both qualified for the
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in Gdansk, Poland. This is an exciting moment for Washington Figure Skating! Best of luck to both skaters!
(10/20/07) WFSC Skaters brought home 80 medals from the Non-Qualifying 2008 South Atlantic Regional Championships in York PA. These included 21 Gold Medals, 23 Silver, 15 Bronze, and 21 Pewter! WFSC even participated in one event with 8 entries!!! We also had events (one each) with 7, 6 and 5 skaters! Congratulations to all our skaters! Details.
(10/16/07) Washington FSC sent 48 skaters to York, PA for the Qualifying 2008 South Atlantic Regional Championships. At left, Amanda Davis and coach Holly Eisenhour prepare for the Intermediate Ladies competition. Best of luck to all our skaters! Results.
(10/13/07) Parker Pennington won the silver medal at
Finlandia Trophy. He was 1st in the long and 4th in the short. A new member of WFSC, he has a very distinguished record, winning national championships at every level from juvenile to junior. Congratulations to Parker!
(10/9/07) Congratulations to Lisa Yee who passed her Senior FS and to Honi Jurison passed her Senior Moves in August.
(10/9/07) Club members Victoria Suttora, Kyle MacMillan, Lorraine McNamara, Quinn Carpenter, Danvi Pham, and Vu Pham, along with Coach Alexei Kiliakov, were featured in a WUSA9 news story on October 8, 2007 about the Wheaton Ice Skating Academy. Taping of the story took place during the WFSC South Atlantic Sendoff on September 29 at Capitals IcePlex in Ballston, VA. Watch the video.
(9/29/07) Armin Mahbanoozadeh won his second Jr. Grand Prix medal in only his second Jr. Grand Prix event today at the
ISU JGP Croatia Cup, where he received the bronze medal for Junior Men!
(9/19/2007) Washington FSC was the 2007 Challenge Cup Trophy Winner September 13-16, sponsored by the Philadelphia Skating Club & Humane Society in Ardmore PA. Full results.
(9/17/07) Congratulations to Kristine Musademba who brought home the Ladies Silver Medal at the 2007 Junior Grand Prix in Vienna, Austria!!! She also took first place in the short program.
(9/12/07) Read Ashley Wagner's reflections on attending the USFS Champs Camp, June 23 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
(9/10/07) Congratulations to Barbara Buch and Barbara Shostak who received their Novice Competition Judge and Novice Synchronized Skating Judge appointments, respectively.
(9/8/07) Armin Mahbanoozadeh won gold in the men's competition at the Junior Grand Prix event in Lake Placid, N.Y. More.
(9/8/07) WFSC Trivia: Did you know that the most popular first name of WFSC Members is Kathy* (18). The runners up are Christine* (14) and Sarah* (12). Sadly, but not surprisingly, no male names made the complete list. *Includes variations in spelling.
(8/15/07) Congratulations to Rachel Nevares who won the Silver Medal in Junior ladies at the 2007 U.S. Collegiate Championships
in Oxford, Ohio.
(7/8/07) Congratulations to Charissa Tansomboon who passed her Senior Freestyle Test.
(6/10/07) The Edward G. Picken Pro-Am Dance Classic 2007 Coaches Awards went to Vitaliy Shalin, WFSC (Men) and Christie Moxley, University of Delaware (Women).
Results of the entire competition.
(6/2/07) Ashley Wagner won the 2007 Wheeler Award for her motivation, sportsmanship, and recent accomplishments. Congratulations to Ashley!
(5/27/07) A certificate was presented by the USFS Governing Council to Washington FSC for conducting the most tests in 2006 of any club in the United States! Freestyle Test Chair Pat Brockner accepted the award in Reno, Nevada on behalf of the Club. Congratulations to Pat, Dance Test Chair Carrie Solomon and all their assistants for long hours of dedicated service! Shown at left are Carrie and Pat. Click on photo for larger image.
(5/16/07) Congratulations to Alex Allen who landed a spot in Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour and will be on the road for a year or so!
(5/15/07) Congratulations to all our skaters who passed Moves in the Field and Freestyle Tests on April 1st. Paulina Dam and Margaret Dayhoff-Brannigan passed their Senior Moves test and Mary Jean Huebner passed her Adult Gold MIF.
View the full list.
(5/7/07) Congratulations to Megan Raymond on her recent appointment to Junior Competition Judge.
(5/5/07) Congratulations to Katrina Reyes who passed her Gold Dance Test at SkateQuest Reston. And to Natalie Stier and Victoria Vandenbroucke who passed the Senior Freestyle and Senior Moves In The Field tests (respectively)!