Friday, August 27, 2010

“Fashions on Ice” a treat for skating fans

SVFSC skaters pass tests

Courtesy photo “Fashions on Ice” artistic directors and production chairs, from left, Gia Guddat and Elena Dostatni.

A lovely day and a happy crowd greeted the "Fashions On Ice" cast of professional skaters, young ice stars in the making, and even dogs and hockey dads Thursday, Aug 19.

The Sun Valley Figure Skating Club's annual fashion extravaganza raised money to fund its 2010-11 shows, competitions, programs and skating scholarships.

Deserving much credit for the success of the show were artistic directors and production chairs Elena Dostatni and Gia Guddat. Choreographer was Sonya Dunfield.

Helping were Holly Wheeler and professional skaters Elena Dostatni, Gia Guddat, Kim Navarro, Brent Bommentre, Craig Heath, Joel Dear, Elena Leonova, Andrei Khvalko, Natalia Zatceva, Dawn Peterson, Ashley Wyatt, Ashley Clark, Dan Hollander, Lisa-Marie Allen and Judy Blumberg. Ty Cockrum and Bert Cording added their talents to the crew entertaining the audience.

Things got more serious when a panel of U.S. Figure Skating qualified judges arrived for the SVFSC's Aug. 20-21 test sessions. The following Sun Valley skaters passed tests:

Free Skate: Tara Ware in Preliminary Freeskating.

Moves In the Field: Emma Stuessi and Adrienne Carhart in Preliminary Moves, and Alex Stuessi in Pre-Preliminary Moves.

Ice Dancing tests: Ashley Clark completed her Pre-Silver dance level by passing 14-Step, Foxtrot and European Waltz; Barbara Richardson made her Bronze dance level by passing the Willow Waltz and 10 Fox; Alexandra Harten passed the Silver Level American Waltz.

In addition, SVFSC associate member Lisa-Marie Allen passed the Silver Level Tango and Rocker Foxtrot, and associate member Ty Cockrum passed the Rhumba.

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