U.S. Figure Skating National Skating Month Video Contest

5 Jan

This year, National Skating Month celebrates its 10th anniversary, and to celebrate, U.S. Figure Skating hosted a video contest. Skaters who passed a Pre-Preliminary test (moves in the field or free skate) in the last six months were invited to record a 30-second video explaining why they love figure skating. This year’s winner, 10-year-old Maya Schwartz of Skating Club of San Francisco stood out with her enthusiastic and unique video. As the winner, her video will be played on the Jumbotron at many U.S. Figure Skating events including U.S. Championships and Four Continents. She will also receive tickets to the Smucker’s Skating Spectacular at U.S. Championships at the end of January and a prize pack from U.S. Figure Skating.

Here’s Maya’s video:

Four runner ups were also selected and will receive a prize pack from U.S. Figure Skating. The runner ups include Christina Bouwman of Portland Ice Skating Club, Emily Warren of Skating Club of Amherst, Trevor Bucek of Northern Ice Figure Skating Club, and Karin Buffie and Jacia Christiansen of Eagan Ice Crystal Figure Skating Club. Look below to see their videos!



Karin and Jacia:


Thanks to everyone for submitting a video, it really is Great to Skate!

5 Responses to “U.S. Figure Skating National Skating Month Video Contest”

  1. Cathie January 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    Trevor would like to thank Yevgeny Marynov and Marina Gromova of Creative Ice Skating, Inc. for their great coaching, choreography and support. They have an awesome program and a wonderful group of skaters!

  2. Mark and Tatyana Bouwman January 9, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Christina and her parents would like to thank Coach Anthony Darnell for showing her Moves and helping her to take the Pre- Pre Moves in the Field test.We want to thank Coach Tonya Zuefhlke-Gustafson for doing very great choreography ,filiming,and giving much help to summit this for National Skate Month!
    We feel they are both wonderful coachs who help Christina very much in her hard work! The Coaches work seemed like magic! We are indeed very proud of Christina!She is one of the best young skaters in Portland Or.

  3. Hank Warren January 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Good job Emily !!!

  4. denise cook February 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Christina Bouwman is just adorable and a very smooth strong skater. She looks like a real natural! Fun to watch her! Good luck in your future skating! Denise Cook

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