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Wednesday, July 30
2014-15 Club Ice Information & Membership

Club Ice

The Binghamton Figure Skating Club, first incorporated in the State of New York in 1973, is a tax exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) organization as of 2009. The purposes of the Club, as described in our constitution, are:

(1) To encourage the instruction, practice and advancement in all types of figure skating,

(2) To encourage and cultivate a spirit of fraternal feeling among ice skaters,

(3) To sponsor, to produce or cooperate with production of amateur ice exhibitions and shows,

(4) And generally do and perform such other acts as may be necessary, advisable, proper, or incidental in the realization of the objectives and purposes of this organization and to carry out the general policies of the United State Figure Skating Association (now called USFS).

 

Membership in the Club is available to people interested in the purposes of the Club who pay the prescribed dues, including membership in USFS, and abide by the Constitution, By-Laws and Ice Rules. We welcome skaters at all levels, from beginners through advanced, and provide Club ice sessions which skaters use for practice and/or for private lessons with professional coaches. For more information on coaches please contact the Club. To skate unsupervised by an adult, young skaters must demonstrate at least Basic Level 3 skating skills. All skaters must follow all club ice rules, which are given in the Skaters Code of Conduct Form (see below) and available at each session. Each skater must read, understand and agree to obey that Code of Conduct by signing the form each season before they are allowed to skate on club ice.

Club Ice Time Packages

Families or individuals who join the Club must purchase Club ice time packages to pay for the Club Ice they use. Ice time packages are not transferable between skaters, but may carry over to the next skating season.

 •  Members 65 years or older get a 30% discount on all Club ice time packages. 

 •  Walk-ons can be purchased without BFSC affiliation by any current USFS member.

 •  Standard Packages in three sizes can be purchased by BFSC or Associate members.

 •  Premium Packages can be purchased by BFSC or Associate members. The first Premium Package is full price, each subsequent Premium Package is discounted an additional $10, down to a minimum cost of $200 for 32 hours.

Categories

Cost

Hours

Ice Cost/Hour

Walk-Ons

$15

1

$15.00

Standard Packages

$40

$72

$128

4

8

16

$10.00

$9.00

$8.00

Premium

$240

32

$7.50

BFSC/USFS Membership (Home Club) & Associate Membership

Benefits:

BFSC/USFS

Associate

Can represent the BFSC in USFS Tests and Competitions

YES

  NO

Subscription to USFS “Skating” Magazine through BFSC

YES

  NO

An adult member (18 years+), can hold a Club Board position

YES

  NO

   Can purchase Standard Ice Time packages

YES

YES

Can purchase Premium Ice Time Packages

(with discounts for later Premium Package purchases)

YES

YES

Can participate in Club Parties, Exhibitions, etc.

YES

YES

Annual Fees:

  7/1/2014 to

  6/30/2015

  $65 for 1st BFSC Member ($35 for first time USFS member.)

  $35 for each additional BFSC Member 

  Ask about our 4-year College Student rate

  $30 for each Associate Member ( must have USFS membership at some other club )

NOTE: Each skater (or guardian if skater is under 18) must complete a Consent for Medical Treatment Form and a Waiver and Release of Liability Form before skating each season, and sign the Skaters Code of Conduct Form.

 

 



Saturday, June 28
Club Ice Schedule 2014 - 2015 (No Club Sessions at the Arena this year.)

 

Binghamton Figure Skating Club  -  2014-2015  Club Ice Times
ALL SESSIONS ARE AT SUNY BROOME COMMUNITY COLLEGE ICE CENTER
  Sunday Tuesday Thursday Saturday
 
   



 

   
Sept 2014

21.5
Hours



 
  
2    5:15 - 6:45pm  
6    11:15am-1:15pm
7    12 :00am - 1:30pm  9    5:15 - 6:45pm   13    11:15am-1:15pm
14    12 :00am - 1:30pm 16    5:15 - 6:45pm   20    11:15am-1:15pm
21    12 :00am - 1:30pm 23    5:15 - 6:45pm   27    11:15am-1:15pm
28    12 :00am - 1:30pm 30    5:15 - 6:45pm    
Oct 2014

20
Hours
       
 
    4    11:15am - 1:15pm
5    12 :00am - 1:30pm 7    5:15 - 6:45pm   11    11:15am - 1:15pm 
12    12 :00am - 1:30pm 14    5:15 - 6:45pm   18    11:15am - 1:15pm
19    12 :00am - 1:30pm 21    5:15 - 6:45pm   25    11:00am - 12:15pm
26    12 :00am - 1:30pm 28    5:15 - 6:45pm    
Nov 2014

22.75
Hours
      1    11:15am - 1:15pm
 2    11 :30am - 1:00pm 4    5:15 - 6:45pm  
8    11:00am - 12:15pm
  9    11 :30am - 1:00pm 11    5:15 - 6:45pm   15   11:15am - 1:15pm
16    11 :30am - 1:00pm 18    5:15 - 6:45pm   22   11:15am - 1:15pm
23    11 :30am - 1:00pm 25    5:15 - 6:45pm   29    11:15am - 1:15pm
30    11 :30am - 1:00pm      
Dec 2014

20.75 Hours
       
  2    5:15 - 6:45pm   6    11:00am - 12:15pm
7    11 :30am - 1:00pm 9    5:15 - 6:45pm   13   11:15am - 1:15pm
14    11 :30am - 1:00pm 16    5:15 - 6:45pm   20   11:15am - 1:15pm
21    11 :30am - 1:00pm 23    5:15 - 6:45pm   27   11:15am - 1:15pm
28    11 :30am - 1:00pm 30    5:15 - 6:45pm    
Jan 2015

21.25 Hours
       
 
    3   11:15am - 1:15pm
4    11 :30am - 1:00pm 6    5:15 - 6:45pm   10   11:15am - 1:15pm
11    11 :30am - 1:00pm 13    5:15 - 6:45pm   17    11:00am - 12:15pm
18    11 :30am - 1:00pm 20    5:15 - 6:45pm   24   11:15am - 1:15pm
25    11 :30am - 1:00pm 27    5:15 - 6:45pm   31   11:15am - 1:15pm


Feb 2015

17.75
Hours

   
  
1    11 :30am - 1:00pm 3    5:15 - 6:45pm   7    11:00am - 12:15pm
8    11 :30am - 1:00pm 10    5:15 - 6:45pm   14    11:00am - 12:15pm
15    11 :30am - 1:00pm 17    5:15 - 6:45pm   21   11:00am - 12:15pm
22    11 :30am - 1:00pm 24    5:15 - 6:45pm   28    11:15am - 1:15pm
Mar 2015

23
Hours
       
1    11 :30am - 1:00pm 3    5:15 - 6:45pm   7   11:15am - 1:15pm
8    11 :30am - 1:00pm 10    5:15 - 6:45pm   14    11:15am - 1:15pm
15    11 :30am - 1:00pm 17    5:15 - 6:45pm   21    11:15am - 1:15pm
22    11 :30am - 1:00pm 24    5:15 - 6:45pm   28    11:15am - 1:15pm
29    11 :30am - 1:00pm 31    5:15 - 6:45pm  
 
         
       

    (Revised: 6/25/2014. 147 hours total. There will be no Club Sessions at the Arena this year. )



Wednesday, July 30
Forms to Print Out for Club Membership

The application forms for club membership are available for downloading below as pdf files which can be printed out. The main form, BFSC Club Flyer 2014-15, includes the SUNY Broome Ice Center skating schedule from September 2014 through March 2015. The Registration Form for 2014-15 as a single page by itself is below. A separate file with just the ice schedule is available from the Brochures/Forms page. Applications must also include the Consent Forms and the Liability Waiver Form. On your first day of club skating, you must read and sign the Skaters Code of Conduct form, which will be available at the rink. You can read the contents of that form on this website (see above). Click on the links below for those forms.

Click Links below for Printable Info:

>>> BFSC Club Flyer 2014-15

>>> BFSC Consent Forms

>>> BFSC Liability Waiver Form

 >>> BFSC Registration Form 2014-15



Monday, July 30
BFSC Skaters Code of Conduct

Binghamton Figure Skating Club Skater Code of Conduct

As a member of our club, all skaters must adhere to this Code of Conduct at all times.

General Guidelines:

Binghamton Figure Skating Club is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for skaters’ physical, emotional and social development and ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct. This Skater Code of Conduct has been established to ensure the safety of all skaters using our ice to ensure quality practice time for all home club, associate, non-members and guests who purchase ice from the club and who participate in all club-related activities.

1.     All skaters, regardless of whether they hold home club, associate, non-member or guest status must follow and uphold the tenets in this Skater Code of Conduct regarding behavior on and off the ice. All skaters are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship and be courteous toward their fellow skaters, coaches, parents of skaters, U.S. Figure Skating officials and guests.

2.     Our club is committed to promoting a positive and friendly environment for all skaters. Remember ‘The Golden Rule’ —treat other people like you want to be treated—with respect.

Ice Etiquette and Safety:

1.     While in lesson or practice, it is the skater's responsibility to always be conscientious and aware of other skaters around them. Skaters in lessons or practicing their programs to music should wear a colored sash.

2.     Skaters must skate with the flow of other skaters and familiarize themselves with the most commonly used areas for jumps and spins. Skaters standing around talking, or not paying attention to rink traffic, are asked to move to the side of the rink or get off the ice.

3.     All skaters should understand and follow these priorities for who has the right of way on the ice: 

a.     First Priority: The only time a skater has the SOLE right of way is when they are skating their program to music in a lesson. When you hear another member's music, please extend that person the courtesy and move out of their path momentarily. This only takes a moment and you will enjoy the same courtesy while you are performing your program.

b.     Second Priority: Skaters in a lesson not using the music.

c.     Third Priority: Skaters not in a lesson, but doing an announced program or dance to music. These skaters may need to adjust their program to avoid higher priority skaters in lessons.

4.     Advanced skaters are expected to exhibit patience toward beginner skaters of the club. Everyone on the ice shares the responsibility for skating safely with consideration for all other skaters, even when they have a higher priority.

5.     Skaters should not kick holes in the ice, not eat food or chew gum on the ice, not make phone calls or text on the ice, and not use profanity on the ice. Skaters who make significant toe-jump holes have the responsibility to repair them.

6.     All accidents must be reported to the rink staff immediately.

Program and Music Requests:

1.     Requests to play music for programs or dances should be made to the Music Supervisor at the session. Normally, a skater may request a particular program at most three times during any session.

2.     If there are many requests to play programs, then there will be a sign up list, and the programs will be played in order, unless a coach needs a program or dance during a lesson. A coach needing a dance or program has priority over the next skater's program. Different coaches requesting music must take turns.

3.     If no skater or coach needs to play a program or dance, general background music will be played at a moderate sound level. The club will provide a collection of CDs or an MP3-player with a variety of such music. Any skater may submit a CD of background music for consideration by the Music Committee of the Board. The Music Supervisor will choose the background music. If there is no Music Supervisor, then a Board member, coach or adult club member may play the music according to these principles.

 

Guidelines for Dress and Equipment:

Skaters are requested to wear figure skates on club ice sessions unless prior approval has been obtained from the Board. Requests for exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis. We are a figure skating club, not a hockey club and not a speed skating club. Protective equipment should be appropriate for a figure skating club ice session, so that, for example, wearing full hockey equipment would not be allowed. Hockey sticks with blades would also not be acceptable, but using a hockey stick handle without its blade is acceptable as a teaching tool. Hockey pucks are not allowed on the ice except for repair of a hole in the surface. Skaters may wear helmets of various kinds, and other protective headgear, as long as vision and hearing are not impaired.

Unsafe or Discourteous Behavior:

Unsafe or discourteous behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. The club does not tolerate intimidation of skaters, for example, skating too fast or too close to others, making faces at other skaters, or making fun of other skaters. Problems needing discussion should be taken to the side of the rink or off the ice, and all skaters should control their emotions.

Violations:

Violations of any tenets will be addressed at the time they occur by a member of the club board of directors following the procedures outlined in the conflict resolution process.

First offense:

Skater will be addressed verbally (in private) regarding the violation.

Second offense:

If there is a second violation, the skater will be removed from the activity and given a written warning. A face-to-face meeting with the skater and/or skater’s parent or legal guardian may be in order.

Repeated offenses:

If the skater continually violates any tenet of the code of conduct, repeat offenses will be taken very seriously by the club board of directors. Discipline may include loss of club privileges for extended periods, and/or revocation of club membership.

Enforcement:

Any Club Officer or any member of the Board of Governors may enforce these rules, but we expect the coaches and skaters to understand and follow these rules themselves. If a skater has been affected by an infraction of these rules, and the skater responsible does not acknowledge or apologize for the incident, then a complaint should be filed in writing with any Club Officer or Board member present on the ice. Complaints will be investigated by the Board, which may recommend an appropriate level of action after all affected parties have had a chance to present their side of events. If a skater’s behavior at a club session, on or off the ice, is judged unacceptable by a Club Officer, the skater may be asked to leave the club ice session until a hearing can be arranged. If the skater refuses to leave after being asked, the rink management may be asked for help.


Binghamton Figure Skating Club Code of Conduct Agreement Form –Must be signed and dated.

I, __________________________________________[skater's name printed], have read the Code of Conduct, and agree to uphold all guidelines and tenets of this document.

_________________________________Skater's signature if 18 years or older   ____________________________ Date

_________________________________Parent's or Legal Guardian's signature if under 18 years of age

 (Last revision: July 2, 2014)



Saturday, October 11
Coaches Available 2014 - 2015

Coaches Available 2014 - 2015

All coaches authorized to give lessons on Binghamton Figure Skating Club ice sessions are required to be members of United States Figure Skating (USFS), to have completed at least the CER B (Continuing Education Requirement), and to be covered by instructors insurance. Many of our coaches are also members of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA), and all of them must follow the ethical guidelines of the PSA and USFS.

The following coaches are authorized to teach on BFSC ice sessions during the 2014 -2015 season:

NAME
 EMAIL COMMENTS
 Robyn Bentley  RobynBSK8R@aol.com Robyn Bentley, has taught for 22 years. She coaches skaters from pre-preliminary to Senior Moves, freestyle and dance. She also coaches synchro teams and hockey power skating.  She is an authorized sales representative for Riedell and Jackson skates, and she fits the boots she sells and sharpens blades. She has a Master Rating from the PSA.
Russell Green
 russellgreen106@gmail.com

Russell has over 17 years of experience in ice dance instruction with skating clubs in the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany areas.  He has coached all levels of ice dancing, from beginning skaters through international testers, and has taught and partnered over 30 skaters to their Gold Dance medals. In addition, several of his ice dance teams competed at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in the Juvenile, Intermediate and Novice levels. He has worked with a number of coaches in the advancement of their testing credentials and is proud of the fact that many of his former students are now coaching the sport. 

During his skating career, Russell competed nationally and internationally. He twice became British Junior National Ice Dance Champion, earned 6th place at the British Senior National Championships and 4th place at the Junior World Championships.  He also competed in Canada, China, France, Germany and Switzerland. Russell earned his bachelor’s degree in business in Nottingham, England and currently is a CPA with The Bonadio Group in Syracuse. He lives with his wife Heidi and two children in Fayetteville.

Russell is available on alternating Saturdays to coach students interested in testing at all levels and ages, including adults.
Fred Hottenstein fhottenstein@stny.rr.com Fred Hottenstein has taught Basic skills for 29 years, private lessons for 3 years. Coaches basic skills to pre-juvenile level in moves, freestyle and Bronze dance. He is PSA rated.
Lindsey Klein
 lklein2@binghamton.edu  Lindsey has been coaching basic skills, dance, and stroking for three years. She has completed her senior moves, gold dance tests, canadian-gold dances, junior free dance, and some international dances. She has experience training with elite coaches including Evgeny Platov, Natalia Linichuk, Gennadi Karponosov, and Sergei Sahknovsky. She was selected to skate for Team USA and competed in the 2012 Synchronized Junior Worlds and the 2012 French Cup.
Alison Lovejoy  princsjoy545@yahoo.com Alison Lovejoy has taught for 36 years. Coaches skaters from Basic to Novice Freestyle, from Basic Skills to Senior Moves in the Field, and from Preliminary to International Dance. She is PSA Rated.
Sarah Park
 mashesa@aol.com  
Julie Raway (Tucker)
 julie.raway@gmail.com Julie has coached for 8 years, from basic skills to advanced levels. She is a gold medalist in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Senior Supplemental Moves in the Field, Free Dance, US Gold Dance and Canadian Gold Dance. She also has completed all of the International Dances. She coaches skaters of all levels in moves, freestyle, and dance. Julie is also a Registered Dietitian.
Matthew Essigmann matthewplessigmann@hotmail.com Matthew is a beginning coach who is currently attending Davis College.  He has trained with Stacy and Jeff Petri for about nine years.  He has competed in both Regionals and Sectionals and has earned three USFSA Gold Medals (Moves in the Field, Freestyle and Dance). Contact by email, or by phone at (607)-759-4952.
     
     
     

 



Thursday, August 28
Club Announcements 2013-14
Announcements of events and skater's achievements from the 2013-14 skating season.

Congratulations to our skaters who passed tests in October, 2013:

Elaine Livingston passed the Silver Samba (international ice dance) with partner and coach Russell Greene, also coached by Alison Lovejoy and Lindsey Klein.

Robyn Bentley passed the Paso Doble.

Sarah Tinsley passed the Hickory Hoedown, coached by Robyn Bentley.

Congratulations to our skaters who competed at the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club 23rd Annual Invitational Competition December 6-8, 2013:

Ashlee Hull: Free Skate, Test Track High Beginner: 5th place, coached by Julie Tucker.

Lily Bronson: Free Skate, Well Balanced Beginner: 2nd place, coached by Julie Tucker and Camina Monac.

Lily Bronson: Showcase, Beginner: 1st place, coached by Julie Tucker and Camina Monaco.

Congratulations to our skaters who competed at the 2nd Annual Cortland-Ithaca Basic Skills Competition (March 8, 2014):
 
Ashley Hull: High Beginner Freestyle: 4th place, coached by Julie Tucker.

Congratulations to our skaters who passed tests at the Cortland Figure Skating Club Test Session (March 9, 2014):
 
Ashlee Hull passed Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field, coached by Julie Tucke.
 
Ashlee Darrow passed Preliminary Moves in the Field, coached by Julie Tucke.
 
Hedy Clothier passed the TenFox with partner and coach Russell Greene.
 
Darby Kasper passed the Kilian with partner and dance coach Russell Greene.
 
Congratulations to our skaters who passed tests at the test session at the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club test session on May 3, 2014:
 
Morgan Gaylord passed the Pre-Juvenile Moves in the Field test, coached by Robyn Bentley. 

Congratulations to our skaters who passed tests at the test session at the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club test session on June 14, 2014:
 
Elaine Livingston passed the Masters Rhumba (international ice dance) with partner and coach Russell Greene, also coached by Alison Lovejoy and Lindsey Klein.
 
Congratulations to our skaters who passed tests at the test session at the Cicero test session on August 17, 2014:
 
Elaine Livingston passed the Masters Cha Cha Congelado (international ice dance) with partner and coach Russell Greene.


Sunday, March 10
Club Announcements 2012-2013

Announcements of events and skater's achievements from the 2012-13 skating season.

Congratulations to our skaters who participated in the Skaneateles Figure Skating Invitational Competition, Dec. 1-2, 2012.

Cricket Tombs placed third in the Juvenile Free Skate (coached by Erin Tongue).

Eunice Song placed fourth in the Individual Compulsory Moves (coached by Fred Hottenstein).

Olivia Greene (Coached by Julie Tucker):
Pre-Prelimiary Test Track Free Skate:   5th place
Pre-Prelimiary  Compulsory Moves:   2nd place
Pre-Prelimiary Jump Event:   2nd place

Ashlee Darrow (Coached by Julie Tucker)
Pre-Prelimiary Test Track Free Skate:   1st place
Pre-Prelimiary  Compulsory Moves:   4th place
Pre-Prelimiary Jump Event:   3rd place

Lily Bronson (Coached by Julie Tucker and Carmina Monaco):
Limited Beginner Freeskate:   1st place

Congratulations to our skaters who passed tests on Dec. 9, 2012, at the Cortland FSC test session:

Barbara Nichols passed the Foxtrot, partnered and coached by Jeff Petri.

Lisa Ruest passed the Swing Dance and the Cha-Cha, partnered and coached by Russell Green.

Hedy Clothier passed the Willow Waltz, partnered and coached by Russell Green.

Congratulations to our skaters who passed tests on Jan. 20, 2013, at the Skaneateles FSC test session:

Sarah Kumpon (coached by Isadora Park) passed the Dutch Waltz and Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field.

Grace Seiderman (coached by Robyn Bentley) passed the Preliminary Moves in the Field.

Congratulations to our skaters who passed tests on March 10, 2012, at the Cortland FSC test session: 

Lisa Ruest passed the Fiesta Tango, partnered and coaches by Russell Green.

Alex Feingold passed the Adult Westminster Waltz, partnered by Julie Tucker. Alex is coached by Alison Lovejoy, Julie Tucker and Lindsey Klein. Alex has now completed the Adult Gold Ice Dance level. 

Further test results will be posted here when we receive them from the coaches. 



Saturday, August 25
Club Announcements 2011-12

Here are announcements of events from the 2011-12 skating season and summer 2012.

Congratulations to the following skaters who participated in the Skaneateles Figure Skating Competition December 3-4, 2011:

Pre-Preliminary Team Compulsory Moves: Team Southern Tier placed 2nd: Sara Tinsley, Olivia Greene, and Trinity Benyon (coached by Robyn Bentley and Julie Tucker).

Pre-Preliminary Showcase: Placed 3rd: Trinity Benyon (coached by Robyn Bentley).

National Solo Dance Series - Preliminary 2nd: Sara Tinsley (coached by Robyn Bentley, Sarah Park, and Julie Tucker).

Pre-Preliminary Jump Event- 2nd, and Pre-Preliminary Test Track Free Skate- 5th: Olivia Greene (coached by Julie Tucker).

Senior Test Track Free Skate - 1st place: Julie Tucker.

Congratulations to Cricket Tombs, who passed her Preliminary Free Skate test in Cortland, NY.  She also passed her Pre Juvenile Moves in the Field test. Thanks to Erin Tongue and Fred Hottenstein for their coaching and the Tombs family support.

Congratulations to Darby Kasper, who passed her preliminary freestyle test on Nov. 14, 2011 at the RIT test session. Darby is coached by Robyn Bentley.

Congratulations to the following skaters who passed tests on Jan. 14, 2012 at Skaneateles, NY, and at New Hartford. Russell Green was dance partner for Sara, Darby and Trinity.

Sara Tinsley (coached by Robyn Bentley and Julie Tucker) passed her Dutch Waltz and Canasta Tango.

Darby Kasper (coached by Robyn Bentley) passed her Cha Cha and Fiesta Tango.

Trinity Benyon (coached by Robyn Bentley) passed her Dutch Waltz.

Anna Dmitriev (coached by Alison Lovejoy) passed her Adult Silver Moves-in-the-Field test. 

Julie Tucker, coached by Stacy Petri, passed her Senior Freestyle test on January 14, 2012, at the New Hartford Test Session.

Congratulations to Ashlee Darrow, who placed 1st in No Test Jumps, 1st in No Test Spins, and 1st in Pre-Preliminary Freestyle at the Oswego Competition January 20th-21th, 2012. Ashlee is coached by Julie Tucker and Erin Tongue.

Congratulations to the following skaters who participated in the 2012 Empire State Games in Lake Placid, NY.

Carolyn Cook placed 4th in the Open Intermediate Freestyle. She is coached by Erin Tongue, Julie Tucker, and Alison Lovejoy.

Julie Tucker placed 1st in the Open Senior Freestyle. 
 
Congratulations to these skaters who recently passed tests on February 12, 2012 in Cortland, NY.
Ashlee Darrow passed her Pre-Preliminary Freestyle. She is coached by Julie Tucker and Erin Tongue.
Anna Dmitriev passed her Adult Silver Freestyle Test. She is coached by Alison Lovejoy and Erin Tongue.
Darby Kasper (coached by Robyn Bentley and Russell Green) passed the Swing Dance with partner Russell Green.
Julianna Testone (coached by Robyn Bentley and Russell Green) passed all three Preliminary Dances, Dutch Waltz, Canasta Tango and Rhythm Blues with partner Russell Green.
Alexis Shaw passed her pre-preliminary moves-in-the–field test, coached by Fred Hottenstein.
 
Congratulations to these skaters who recently passed tests on March 9, 2012 at the Skating Club of Central New York in Cicero, NY.
Olivia Greene passed her Preliminary Moves in the Field (coached by Julie Tucker).
Anna Dmitriev passed Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field, Preliminary Moves in the Field and Preliminary Freestyle tests (coached by Alison Lovejoy and Erin Tongue). 
Jean Leonard Smith passed her Adult Silver Moves in the Field (coached by Julie Tucker).
 
Congratulations to these skaters who recently passed tests on April 28, 2012, at Skaneateles, NY.
Carrie Paris: Preliminary Dances (Dutch Waltz, Canasta Tango, Rhythm Blues), Pre-Pre Freestyle, Preliminary Moves - Coached by Isadora Park and Robyn Bentley.
Morgan Gaylord: Preliminary Moves - Coached by Robyn Bentley and Sarah Park.
Rebecca Rice: Preliminary Freestyle, Pre-Juvenile Moves - Coached by Robyn Bentley.
Julianna Testone: Pre-Bronze Dances (Cha Cha, Fiesta Tango, Swing Dance) - Coached by Robyn Bentley and Russell Green.
Darby Kasper: Bronze Dances (Ten Fox, Willow Waltz, Hickory Hoedown) - Coached by Robyn Bentley and Russell Green.
Grace Seiderman: Pre-Preliminary Moves, Pre-Preliminary Freestyle – Coached by Robyn Bentley.
Julie Tucker passed her Senior Free Dance Test, skating with partner Jeff Petri. 

Also, Congratulations to these skaters who participated in the Basic Skills Competition on April 29, 2012.

Grace Seiderman – 1st Place – Gold – Basic 8 Elements, 1st Place – Gold – Basic 8 Program.

Carrie Paris – Silver Medal (2nd Place) – Beginner Compulsory Event, 4th Place – Test Track Beginner Program.

Rebecca Rice – Bronze Medal (3rd Place) – Pre-Preliminary Compulsory Event, 1st Place – Gold – Test Track Preliminary Program.

Further results from the summer of 2012:

Cricket Tombs passed her Juvenile Moves in the Field Test and her Pre-Juvenile Free Skate Test on June 2, 2012 in Cicero NY. Cricket is coached by Erin Tongue and Fred Hottenstein.

Julie Tucker passed the Senior Supplemental Moves in the Field Test on June 9, 2012 in Skaneateles, and is coached by Stacy Petri and Jeff Petri.

Darby Kasper passed the 14-Step on June 9, 2012 in Skaneateles, partnered by Russell Green, and coached by Robyn Bentley and Russell Green.

Hedy Clothier passed the Adult Hickory Hoedown on June 9, 2012 in Skaneateles, partnered by Russell Green, and coached by Robyn Bentley and Russell Green.

Anna Dmitriev passsed the Pre-juvenile freestyle test and the Juvenile Moves in the Field test on July 22, 2012, in Ithaca, NY, coached by Erin Tongue and Stacy Petri.

Julianna Testone passed the Hickory Hoedown on August 18, 2012, in Lansing, NY, partnered by Russell Green, and coached by Robyn Bentley and Russell Green.

Darby Kasper passed the Foxtrot on August 18, 2012, in Lansing, NY, partnered by Russell Green, and coached by Robyn Bentley and Russell Green.

Anna Dmitriev passsed the Juvenile Freestyle test and the Adult Gold Moves in the Field test on August 18, 2012, in Ithaca, NY, coached by Erin Tongue and Stacy Petri.



Sunday, January 8
Older Announcements From Previous Seasons

 

Remembering Gene Meadows

We are sad to hear of the passing on January 9, 2011, of our dear friend, Charles E. Meadows, better known to us as Gene, the oldest BFSC member. For many years Gene provided club members with excellent skate sharpening service. As his health declined in recent years, we missed his kind and gentle presence on the ice. Our condolences to his family. We dedicated our Spring Exhibition to Gene.

Congratulations to all BFSC members who competed or passed skating tests!


Caroline Cook, coached by Erin Tongue, Staci and Jeff Petri, and Anna Goehner, competed

in the following Preliminary events at a recent competition:

Jump event, Compulsory spins, Compulsory moves in the field, freestyle. 

She also recently passed the following skating tests: 

(1) Pre-juvenile moves and Juvenile Moves,

(2) Fiesta Tango, Cha-Cha, Hickory Hoedown, Willow Waltz, TenFox (Nov. 8),

(3) Preliminary Freestyle.

 

Emily Zielewicz, coached by Alison Lovejoy, Valerie Palencar and Sarah Jordan,

recently passed her Novice Moves and Juvenile Freestyle tests. At a later test

session on Jan. 17, 2009, Emily passed her Junior Moves Test under the coaching

of Alison Lovejoy. 

Sarah Zielewicz, coached by Alison Lovejoy and Jeff Petri, passed the Swing Dance,

the Fiesta Tango and the Hickory Hoedown on Jan. 17, 2009.

Sarah Jordan, coached by Jeff Petri, has recently passed her Preliminary Dances and the Cha-Cha. Sarah Jordan passed her senior Moves in the Field in 2007, and has passed more dance tests recently.

Amy Oliver, coached by Jeff Petri and Erin Tongue,  recently passed the Dutch Waltz, 

Canasta Tango, and Pre-juvenile Moves. At a test session on Jan. 17, 2009 Amy passed the 

Hickory Hoedown and her Juvenile Moves test. 

Sonja Mihailovic, coached by Staci and Jeff Petri, recently passed her Novice Moves

and the 14-Step. She also has competed. We wish Sonja a complete and speedy recovery 

from her recent foot injury. Get well soon, we miss you Sonja! 

 

Robyn Bentley's students recently passed the following tests at RIT on Jan. 19, 2009:

Julianna Testone – Pre-Preliminary Moves

Darby Kasper – Pre-Preliminary Moves,

Rebecca Rice – Preliminary Moves,

Isadora Park – Junior Moves, Argentine Tango & Viennese Waltz.


Congratulations to Alison Lovejoy on the marriage of her daughter, Noelle! 

Congratulations to Stacy and Jeff Petri on the birth of their son, Martin Dominic Petri, January 19, 2009 at 8:10 PM, 8 lbs and 2 oz.


Congratulations to the following skaters who passed tests in summer 2009:

Emily Zielewicz, who passed the Senior Moves in the Field and Intermediate Freestyle.

Elaine Livingston, who passed the Starlight Waltz.

Breanna Murphy, who has passed Pre-preliminary freestyle, and Pre-preliminary moves through Juvenille moves.

Isadora Park, coached by Robyn Bentley, passed the Silver Samba & Rhumba (Internationals) with partner  Andrew Beck on 8/27/09 at Cicero, NY.

Sarah Jordan, who passed her Senior Freestyle Test, and Presilver Dances.

Amy Oliver, who passed her Juvenile Freestyle.

Sonja Mihailovic, who passed her Juvenile Freestyle and Presilver dances.

Caroline Cook, who passed her Presilver Dances.

 

Congratulations to the following skaters who passed tests on 9/26/09 at Skaneateles, NY:

Emily Zielewicz, who passed the Dutch Waltz and the Swing Dance partnered by Jeff Petri.

Sarah Zielewicz, who passed the Tenfox partnered by Jeff Petri.

Barbara Nichols, who passed the Willow Waltz partnered by Jeff Petri.

The following skaters coached by Robyn Bentley passed these tests:

Isadora Park: the ChaCha Congelado with partner Andrew Beck, and the Senior Moves in the Field.
Darby Kasper: the Preliminary Moves in the Field.
Sarah Kessler: the Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field.

Ramona Miller, coached by Priscilla Hill in Delaware, recently won the Intermediate Ladies silver medal at the 2009 North Atlantic Sectional Competition, qualifying her for Junior Nationals.

A number of our members will be participating in the 2010 Empire State Games, including: Amy Oliver, Carolyn Cook, Shay Wescott, Sonja Mahailovic, Matthew Essigmann and Annabelle Hyde. The synchro team, Ithaca Ice Breakers, will also compete, coached by Stacy Petri. Congratulations and Good Luck to our skaters!

Alex Feingold passed the Adult Argentine Tango on Dec. 19, 2009, partnered by Julie Tucker and coached by Alison Lovejoy and Julie Tucker.

Carolyn Cook passed the Rocker Foxtrot partnered by Jeff Petri.

Julie Tucker won a gold medal for first place in her division at the Empire State Games! Congratulations!

 

The following skaters passed tests at the March 20, 2010 test session at the BCC Ice Center.

Emily Zielewicz passed the Willow Waltz and Hickory Hoedown partnered by Jeff Petri.

Sarah Zielewicz passed the Novice Moves in the Field, and the Foxtrot partnered by Jeff Petri.

Lisa Ruest passed the Canasta Tango partnered by Alex Feingold.

Barbara Nichols passed the Fourteen Step partnered by Jeff Petri.

Fred Hottenstein passed the Adult Silver Moves in the Field.

Anna Dmitriev passed the Adult Pre-Bronze Moves in the Field.

The team of Matthew Essigmann and Amy Oliver passed the Prejuvenile Pairs.

Sonja Mihailovic passed the American Waltz partnered by Jeff Petri.

Casey Purdum passed the Preliminary Moves in the Field.

Cricket Tombs passed the Prepreliminary Moves in the Field and Prepreliminary Free Skate.

Olivia Greene passed the Prepreliminary Moves in the Field.

Kristen Johnson passed the  Prepreliminary Moves in the Field.

Helen Hiltebietel passed the Prepreliminary Moves in the Field.

Congratulations to Elaine Livingston who passed the Westminster Waltz on July 17, 2010 with the help of her partner, Jeff Petri. That completed the Adult Gold Ice Dance Level for Elaine! In a later test session on Aug. 21, 2010, she also passed her Adult Gold Moves in the Field test.

During the summer of 2010 Cricket Tombs passed her Preliminary Moves in the Field Test. 

Sara Tinsley passed her Pre-Preliminary Moves on June 5, 2010 in Skaneateles. She is coached by Julie Tucker.

Julie Tucker passed the Golden Waltz, an international dance, partnered by Jeff Petri. 

Emily Zielewicz passed the Ten-Fox, partnered by Jeff Petri.

Sarah Jordan passed the Silver Tango and American Waltz, partnered by Jeff Petri.

Sonja Mihailovic passed the Intermediate Freesyle test, Paso Doble, Blues, and the Killian, partnered by Jeff Petri.

Amy Oliver passed Junior Moves in the Field.

Pairs partners Matthew Essigmann and Amy Oliver passed the Juvenile Pairs.

Matthew Essigmann passed the Junior Freestyle test and the Paso Doble, partnered by Jamie Silverstein.

Several of our skaters were high school seniors who graduated and will be moving on to college out of this area. We will miss you, and wish you all the best at college. Be sure to come and visit us when you are home on vacations! 

 Lisa Ruest passed the Rhythm Blues on September 25, 2010, in Skaneateles. Lisa is coached by Robyn Bentley and Julie Tucker, and was partnered in this dance by Jeff Petri. 

Darby Kasper passed the Pre-Juvenile Moves in the Field on November 22, 2010 at RIT. Darby is coached by Robyn Bentley.

Isadora Park passed the Intermediate Freestyle on November 22, 2010 at RIT. Isadora is coached by Robyn Bentley.

Congratulations to our skaters who participated in the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club Competition  December 3-5, 2010. Here are some of the results:

Olivia Greene, coached by Julie Tucker and Robyn Bentley, placed 2nd in Freestyle, placed 2nd in Compulsory Moves, and placed 3rd in the Jump Event.
Carolyn Cook, coached by Julie Tucker, Alison Lovejoy and Erin Tongue, placed 3rd in open showcase.
Cricket Tombs, coached by Fred Hottenstein, placed 1st in the Freestyle event.
Darby Kasper, coached by Robyn Bentley, competed. 
Olivia Greene, Cricket Tombs and Darby Kasper competed in a Team Event. 
 
Congratulations to our skaters who participated in the 14th Annual Port City Invitational Skating Competition, Oswego, NY, January 21-22, 2011. Here are the results for our skaters:
 
Sophie Barton placed 3th in Badge CM Group A, and 2nd in Special Badge Showcase.
Ashlee Darrow placed 2nd in Beginner Test Track Freestyle, and 2nd in Pre-preliminary CM Group A.
Sarah Kumpon placed 3rd in Badge CM Group B, and 3rd in Special Badge Showcase.
Cassey Purdum placed 2nd in Preliminary Test Track Freestyle Group A.
 
Congratulations to our skaters who passed tests at Skaneateles on April 30, 2011:
Julie Tucker, coached and partnered by Jeff Petri,  passed the Finnstep, completing her International Dances. 
Carolyn Cook, coached by Alison Lovejoy and Julie Tucker, passed the Solo Rocker Foxtrot.
 
Congratulations to these skaters, coached by Robyn Bentley, who passed tests at the Skaneateles FSC on June 4, 2011:

Darby Kasper – Preliminary Dances (Dutch Waltz, Canasta Tango, Rhythm Blues) and Juvenile Moves in the Field.

Trinity Benyon – Pre-Preliminary Moves and Pre-preliminary Freestyle.

Carrie Paris – Pre-preliminary Moves.

Rebecca Rice – Pre-preliminary Freestyle.

 

Congratulations to these skaters, coached by Robyn Bentley, who have competed in summer 2011:

Robyn took a team of 5 skaters to the 2011 ISI World Recreational Team Championships in Blaine (Minneapolis), Minnesota at the end of July.  A great experience was had by all. They represented the Southern Tier Skating Club @ First Arena for team points.

Carrie Paris from Sayre, PA (home club BFSC) – competed in FS1 in multiple events and did great.  She was also one of the lucky winners at the competitors party on Wednesday night in the Skate with the Stars raffle and was able to perform in the Benefit on Ice Show with Ryan Bradley (US Mens Champion) on Friday night!

Samantha Bentley – competed in Bronze Freestyle and Dance, placed first in all dances and artistic and rhythmic.

Sydney Meeker and Meagan Meeker, from Corning, NY (will be intro members of USFS this year with the club) – competed and had a great time too.

All 5 performed/competed in the Ensemble Event with their rendition of “The Jackson 5”!  The 5 members included Sam, Carrie, Meagan, Sydney, and Hailey Blodgett.

Robyn was selected to be part of the team of referees to represent the US at Skate Asia in Bangkok, Thailand this August!



   
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