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Skate for Hope set for May 3

10 Apr

Olympic gold medalists Scott Hamilton and Sarah Hughes will join 12 U.S., World and Olympic figure skaters at the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Ice Arena on May 3 as guest emcees in this year’s Skate for Hope Awareness and Research Fundraising Show.

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Sarah Hughes and Dan Hollander pose with a local skater at 2013 Skate for Hope                          (Keegan James Photography)

The show will also include local skaters of all ages who raise funds for cancer research to earn their spots in the cast. Skate for Hope is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the goal of eradicating breast cancer. To date, Skate for Hope has raised more than $500,000 for breast cancer research.

Tickets for the star-studded show start at just $11 and are on sale through ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, and at the Stroh Center Box Office.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a partnership between Hamilton, who is a cancer survivor, and the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute where he was treated. CARES was created to promote cancer awareness and has raised millions of dollars for cancer research since its inception in 1999.

One of the most recognizable names in international figure skating, Scott Hamilton learned to skate at the BGSU Ice Arena. He returns to his hometown after serving as NBC’s lead figure skating analyst for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Skate for Hope utilizes figure skating, a sport that epitomizes women’s strength, to bring attention, resources, education and awareness to fight against breast cancer. Each year, Skate for Hope presents a spectacular production that celebrates the strength, courage and journey of all cancer survivors.

Skate for Hope’s mission is to:

  • Empower children and young adults to better cope with a friend or family member’s cancer diagnosis
  • Raise funding for clinical breast cancer research
  • Provide breast cancer education and awareness
  • Honor community cancer survivors

In addition to the two celebrity emcees, Scott Hamilton and Sarah Hughes, elite figure skaters headlining the show include:

  • Felicia Zhang & Nathan Bartholomay, 2014 Olympians, U.S. silver medalists
  • Max Aaron, 2013 U.S. champion, reigning U.S. bronze medalist
  • Rachael Flatt, 2010 Olympian, 2010 U.S. champion
  • Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier, 2013 Canadian silver medalists
  • Caitlin Yankowskas & Hamish Gaman, 2014 British bronze medalists
  • Emily Samuelson, 2010 Olympian with former partner Evan Bates
  • Emily Hughes, 2006 Olympian, two-time U.S. silver medalist
  • Dan Hollander, World Professional champion

Please visit www.skateforhope.org for complete information.

Questions – Please contact Carolyn Bongirno at 614.531.9499 or bongirno@mac.com 

SKATING magazine – April Issue

8 Apr

Click on the cover below to view the April SKATING magazine.

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SKATING magazine – April Cover

7 Apr

Every month we will unveil the new cover for the upcoming issue of SKATING magazine. Here is the cover for the April issue featuring Olympic champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White.

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Essex Skating Club Celebrates 60 Years

1 Apr

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Essex Skating Club of New Jersey, Inc. will hold its 60th Anniversary Gala at MayfairFarms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange, N.J., on Saturday April 26. All current and former Essex Club skaters are invited to join in the festivities.

Dine and dance the night away from 7—11 p.m. Enjoy a fashion show of skating couture and mingle with those whose love of skating has endured.

In 1954, when the Essex County Park Commission announced its plans for an indoor ice skating rink in South Mountain Reservation, Dr. E. Clarence Kern, his wife, Florence Pfalzgraff, and his sister, Dorothy Kern, along with other Skating Club of New York members who were New Jersey residents, established the Essex Skating Club of New Jersey. Dr. and Mrs. Kern quickly became leaders in advancing the sport of figure skating in New Jersey, establishing the statewide New Jersey Council of Figure Skating Clubs.

U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned Essex Skating Club in 1955. The club’s home ice is still at Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain in West Orange. The current membership is approaching 400 skaters — among them three Theatre On Ice teams, 11 synchronized skating teams (who compete internationally for Team USA), national ice dance and freestyle competitors and those who skate for the challenge of serious fun.

For more information and reservations contact shapsmom@aol.com.

(updated for Day 4) – 2014 World Championships – Viewers’ Guide

25 Mar

Useful Links

Twitter  #Worlds2014  |  Competition Notes (PDF)

Live Results/Starting Orders  |  icenetwork Event Page

Fifteen Americans are competing this week in the final event of the season, the 2014 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan.

NBC will air a worlds recap show from 3-6 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, April 13, with additional broadcast coverage on Universal Sports Network throughout competition weekend.

Icenetwork Season Pass subscribers will have access to live video from Saitama. To become a registered user or a Season Pass subscriber, please visit www.icenetwork.com. Event coverage, including results, news, recaps and photos, will be available on icenetwork to all users.

The broadcast schedules are below.

2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ICENETWORK LIVE STREAMING SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)

March 29
Free dance – 11:30 p.m.
Aldridge and Eaton – 11:44 p.m.
Shibutani and Shibutani – 1:22 a.m.
Chock and Bates – 2:16 a.m.
Ladies free – 4:15 a.m.
Edmunds – 6:50 a.m.
Wagner – 7:05 a.m.
Gold – 8:01 a.m.

2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS UNIVERSAL SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)
March 28
Short dance – 1 p.m.
Men’s free – 2 p.m.
March 29
Free dance – 1 p.m.
Ladies free – 2 p.m.

SKATING magazine – March Issue

4 Mar

Click on the cover below to view the March SKATING magazine.

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SKATING Magazine Correction

3 Mar

We experienced formatting issues with club survey results that pertain to U.S. Figure Skating’s four-year strategic plan in March’s SKATING magazine (pages 60-61). We apologize for the error. The correct survey results can be found by clicking here or on the image below.

Sincerely,

SKATING Editor Troy Schwindt
Senior Director of Membership Susi Wehrli-McLaughlin

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Photos from the Olympic Winter Games – Feb. 20

20 Feb
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Photos from the Olympic Winter Games – Feb. 19

19 Feb
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Photos from the Olympic Winter Games – Feb. 18

18 Feb
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