Tara Cioppa and Rick Breitwiser take Silver at 2014 US Adult National Figure Skating Championships

Tara Cioppa, Silver Medalist Gold Ladies III

Tara Cioppa, Silver Medalist Gold Ladies III

AN 2014Rick Breitweiser, Silver Medalist Gold Men IV

Congratulations to our Adult National Team for earning 7 Medals!!!!!!

AN 2014 Send-off

From left to right, Susan Tomaski, Rick Breitweiser, Mary Beth Rubin, Margarte Szymanski, Tara Cioppa and David Lease. Missing: Pamela Federbusch

Silver Medals:

Tara Cioppa, Championship Pairs (with Stephen Trzaska, Washington FSC)

Tara Cioppa, Gold Ladies III

Tara Cioppa, Gold Ladies III Light Entertainment

Rick Breitweiser, Gold Men IV

Pamela Federbusch, Masters Ladies Senior II & III

Bronze Medals:

Rick Breitweiser, Gold IV Light Entertainment

Pewter Medal:

David Lease, Bronze Men I

Other Results:
Margaret Szymanski, 5th Place, Gold Dramatic IV

Tara Cioppa, 7th Place, Championship Gold Ladies

Mary Beth Rubin, 8th place, Championship Masters Ladies Jr. / Sr.

Margaret Szymanski, 10th Place Gold Ladies IV

Susan Tomaski, 15th Place, Silver Light Entertainment III

New Jersey Black Diamonds Medal at 2014 Reflections Synchro Invitational

Congratulations to the North Jersey FSC Synchro Team, The New Jersey Black Diamonds!  Beginner Team Placed 3rd and Pre-Juvenile Team Placed 4th!

NJ Black Diamonds Beginner Hershey

NJ Black Diamonds Pre-Juv Hershey

Save the Date for Skatetacular! April 5th at Mennen Arena 7 – 9:30 pm

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Click HERE for tickets or see: www.njfsf.org

Want to be a Sponsor or Advertise in the Official Program?  Click 2014New Jersey Figure Skating Foundation SPONSOR PACKAGE V1 (2) for information.

 

More from Skatefest by Karen Cohen-Prosnitz

SkateFest came to Ice Vault Arena in Wayne, NJ on December 10.  So did a big snow storm.  But it could not chill the excitement everyone, Basic Skills and more advanced skaters, staff and coaches, felt watching Olympic champions up close.  Practicing for the next day’s “Tribute to American Legends of the Ice” show were Olympic champions, National champions, and Olympic hopefuls.  Looking forward to watching them, an adult enthused, “Now we’ll see some edges!”  Our young skaters got to see the work ethic of Brian Boitano, the beauty of Roslyn Sumner, the energy of Nancy Kerrigan.  Other legendary skaters were there, too.

 After the Olympians finished practicing, we held SkateFest classes divided by level.  It was thrilling when eight different National champions visited, observed, and even offered some tips to skaters in each of the classes.  For the coaches, it was special to share the ice with these people who help make skating so exciting.  In fact, who did Adam Rippon, US Silver Medalist, see at Ice Vault at SkateFest?  His first coach!  This was a testament to the merit of the figure skating programs held in ice arenas throughout our country.  You never know where your hard work will take you.  Thank you to Ben Agosto, Brian Boitano, Kitty & Peter Carruthers, Linda Fratianne, Nancy Kerrigan, Rosalynn Sumners, Paul Wylie, as well as to Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir, Madison Chock & Evan Bates, Alissa Czisny, Gracie Gold, Adam Rippon, and Agnes Zawadzki.  The Skating School Director, Karen Cohen-Prosnitz, said with emotion in her voice, “I would do SkateFest again in a heartbeat.”   But the best way to sum up the event is to report what one young man who has been skating since age seven said: “This was the best day of my life!”

 

One of 2 terrific groups at Skatefest!

One of 2 terrific groups at Skatefest!

 

Group Fun at Skatefest!

Group Fun at Skatefest!

Group Fun!

Group Fun!

 

Agnes Zawadzki with Neil Rubin

Agnes Zawadzki with Neil Rubin

Peter Carruthers with Rick Breitweiser

Rick with Peter Carruthers

Tribute to American Legends of Figure Skating

Skatefest Fun!

Snowplow Sam and Tim Mitchell

Snowplow Sam and Tim Mitchell

US Figure Skating Skatefest and Tribute to the American Legends on Ice

Tribute to American Legends of the Ice

U.S. Figure Skating, Disson Skating, North Jersey Figure Skating Club and Ice Vault Arena invite you to attend SkateFest on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 4:00-5:30 p.m.  This free event will provide a 45 minute group lesson to skaters of all ages and abilities which will include a group photo and prize giveaways.  During the lesson time celebrity skaters from the P&G Walmart Tribute to the American Legends on Ice will float between groups to offer encouragement to the skaters.

*Please note that there is no prior registration for this event.  Participants will be registered on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Only 100 skaters will be allowed per session.

U.S. Figure Skating SkateFest

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013; 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. – two lesson times available:
    • 1st session starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 4:45 p.m.
    • 2nd session starts at 4:45 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.

Location:

Ice Vault Arena

10 Nevins Rd

Wayne, NJ  07470

973-628-1500

For more information contact me at KarenC@icevault.com.

Ice Vault Arena SkateFest 12-10-13.

P&G Walmart Tribute to the American Legends on Ice

Click HERE for ticket sales.

 

Meet our Solo Dance National Medalists!

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 Simone Kim

Pewter Medalist – Silver Pattern Dance

Championship Round

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Pewter Medalist – Preliminary Pattern Dance

Championship Round

Olympic Champion Sarah Hughes visits Ice Vault Arena and NJFSC Members! Check out the Video Link!

Sarah Hughes and NJFSC Skaters

Sarah Hughes Speaking with NJFSC Members at Ice Vault Arena

Check out the video link!!!!