by Kenny Moir, Executive Director of Figure Skating, Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
Friday night's Holiday on the Hudson was, without a doubt, our best show ever. We watched terrific performances all night long and had an almost capacity crowd!
The performance by Felicia Zhang and Sky Rink's own Lloyd Ting were a highlight of the evening. But, it was the Skyliners, our Skating Club of New York synchro team, which brought down the house. Overall,it was a fantastic night. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this wonderful night.
, courtesy of Lynn Rutherford for icenetwork.com. Skyliners image courtesy of The Skyliners.
SCNY is proud to have 3 Syncho teams, The Skyliners, Gotham City Synchro and Central Park Ice representing the Club. All of our teams are off to a good start for the season and we wish them all continued success!
This is the first year that all of the Skyliners qualifying lines (Junior, Novice, Intermediate, and Juvenile) represent the Skating Club of New York. The Skyliners’ first competitions this season have been very successful:
Dec. 4-5: 15th Annual Dr. Richard Porter Classic, Ann Arbor , Michigan
• Junior: Silver, earning the highest marks for the long program
• Novice: Pewter
• Intermediate: Gold
Dec. 5: 11th Annual Terry Conners Synchronized Skating Open, Stamford , Connecticut
• Juvenile: Silver
Dec. 10-11: 16th Annual Cape Cod Synchronized Skating Classic
• Junior Short: Gold
• Junior Long: Gold
• Novice: Silver
• Intermediate: Gold
• Juvenile: Gold
Gotham City Synchro
This is the 5th year this Open Adult team competes for the Skating Club of New York, and Gotham City Synchro won gold in the Terry Conners Open.
Central Park Ice
Having competed in the pre-juvenile in the past several years, Central Park Ice successfully moved up to Open Juvenile this year and won the Pewter medal in the Terry Conners Open.
More competitions are coming in the new year! Good Luck to all teams!
Twenty six SCNY members are headed to the 2011 Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships on November 9 - November 13, 2010 at Ice Works Skating in Aston Pa.
The following skaters will be competing:
Chloe Katz & Joseph Lynch
Danielle Gamelin and Alexander Gamelin
Janine Ashley Halstead and Robert Knopf
Milakirstie Kulsa and Eric Greengold
Karen Tong and Michael Chang
Darbie Burke and Griffin Schwab
Congratulations to club member Adam Rippon on winning the bronze medal at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Skate Canada, held in Kingston, Ontario, Canada October 29 - 31.
Adam finished third in the short program and took second in the free for an overall third place finish. His free skate to Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2, included a triple Axel combination; triple flip-triple toe; and three-jump triple Lutz combination.