Friday, June 25, 2010

Skaters qualify and pass tests on Boise rink

12 SVFSC skaters make an important trip

SVFSC skaters enjoying their trip to Boise are, bottom row from left, Shayna Moellenburg, Isabella Bourret, Grace Hoffman, Nicole Pratt, Alex Harten, Caitlin Sholtis and Gracie Eagan; and top row, from left, Katie Peters, Abby Chase, Sage Curtis and Antonia Avery. Not shown is Travis Flynt. Photo by

The Sun Valley Figure Skating Club sent 12 figure skaters to Boise June 19-20 to compete and test at the Boise Classic figure skating competition.

Several talented skaters tried their freeskate programs on the rink that will host the Northwest Pacific Regional Championships next fall.

Shayna Moellenburg, Nicole Pratt and Alexandra Harten represented the SVFSC in the qualifying level events. Skating at the highest level for Sun Valley, Moellenburg treated spectators to a successfully landed triple salchow. She faced no competition in her Junior Ladies Freeskate Long and Short Program events and received a gold medal for participation.

Competing in Novice Ladies, Nicole Pratt placed fourth in Freeskate-Long Program and fourth in Freeskate-Short Program. Pratt competed against Alexandra Harten in Novice/Intermediate Artistic, winning gold to Harten's silver. Competing at the Intermediate Ladies level, Harten took silver in Freeskate-Long Program and bronze in Freeskate-Short.

Caitlin Sholtis, Gracie Eagan, Isabella Bourret and Travis Flynt were in non-qualifying test-level events.

In Open Juvenile, the highest non-qualifying level, Sholtis took silver in Artistic and won a bronze in Freeskate. At the Pre-Juvenile level, Gracie Eagan took silver in Artistic and placed fourth in Freeskate.

Bourret and Flynt competed for SVFSC in Pre-Preliminary events. Bourret won gold in Artistic, with Flynt placing fourth. Bourret placed fourth in Pre-Pre Girls Freeskate, while Flynt competed unchallenged in Pre-Pre Boys FS and was awarded gold. Flynt captured silver in Showcase.

Katie Peters, Antonia Avery and Sage Curtis competed for SVFSC in Basic Skills. Competing at Freeskate 5, the highest Basic Skills level for Sun Valley skaters at this competition, Peters won gold in Basic Artistic, silver in Basic Showcase and bronze in Basic Freeskate.

Antonia Avery won gold in Basic Artistic and bronze in Basic Freeskate at the Freeskate 1 level. Sage Curtis, the youngest SVFSC competitor, won gold in Basic Artistic and silver in Basic Freeskate at the Basic 6 level.

Coaches Darlin Baker, Holly Wheeler, Lisa-Marie Allen and Elena Dostatni accompanied the skaters to the Boise Classic.

The SVFSC skaters made the most of their Boise experience, cheering each other on and enjoying each other at the mall and the pool afterward. They are training for the Sun Valley Summer Championships July 22-25 on resort ice.

USFS Test Results

U.S. Figure Skating Association test sessions held in Boise and Sun Valley elevated skaters in Freeskate, Moves In the Field and Ice Dancing.

Passing Freeskate Tests were Shayna Moellenberg (Junior), Alexandra Harten (Intermediate), Arizona Semones (Preliminary) and Abby Chase (Pre-Preliminary)—and three Pre Silver Dances, completing the level.

Moves In the Field Tests were passed by Caitlin Sholtis (Intermediate) and Travis Flynt (Pre-Juvenile). Rod Harten passed Adult Bronze Moves. Ice Dancing tests were passed by Abby Chase, who passed three Pre-Silver Dances to complete the level, Grace Hoffman, who passed three Bronze Dances to complete it.

In addition, adult coaches Lisa-Marie Allen and Ashley Clark each passed three ice dancing tests. Allen completed her Bronze Level Dance tests and Clark completed her Pre-Bronze Level Dance tests.

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