Monday, February 11, 2013
Members of the Skokie Valley Skating Club competed and placed at the U.S. Skating Championships.
Seven figure skaters, all who train at the Skokie Valley Skating Club in Wilmette, competed and placed at the recent U.S. Competition. The competition was held in Omaha, Nebraska between Jan. 20 and Jan. 27. The skaters who participated are: "The U.S. Championships was such an incredible experience," Krentz said of the experience. "It will be one of my most memorable moments in life, because I was so happy with how I skated and doing such great performances in such an incredible venue. ... Not only was my own skating memorable, but seeing all the top Senior-level skaters was breathtaking" This was Krentz's second year competing at Nationals, he competed there last year in the Novice Men's competition. Brown, who was selected to compete …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
More Than 200 Skating Student Take To The Ice
The Wilmette Park District and Centennial Ice Rink held their 35th Annual Spring Ice Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More than 200 skating students, all of which take lessons at Centennial, participated in the show, skating in solo and group performances. Skaters of all ages took part, ranging in age from four to twenty-one. This years theme was "Opposites Attract", the show incorporated a lineup of songs with opposite meanings, such as "Forget You" and "Do You Remember" or "Fire Burning" and "Ice Ice Baby". Check out the videos of performances and flip through the photos. Don't forget to add your own!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tomoki Hiwatashi, 10, placed first overall, and Eric Stinehart, 12, took 8th place.
Local figure skaters Tomoki Hiwatashi, 10, and Eric Stinehart, 12, placed in the top 10 for the U.S. Junior Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah last week. Hiwatashi trumped the competition with a 56.22 standing, winning the finals with almost a six-point gap between first and second place. Meanwhile Stinehart earned 46.64 points, missing 7th place by nearly one-fifth of a point. "Eric ended up 8th, but skated his best program ever ... even better than the qualifying rounds." Cydèle Fadeyev, one of the boys' coaches, told Patch in an email interview, "We are very happy that they performed so well and that our two boys ended up in the top 10 at this national championship." Stinehart and Hiwatashi practice at the Wilmette Park District's…
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Tomoki Hiwatashi, Eric Stinehart hope to place in top three for U.S. junior competition.
Two local figure skaters are heading to Salt Lake City on Tuesday to compete against some of the best skaters in the country. Tomoki Hiwatashi, 10, and Eric Stinehart, 12, are nationally ranked No. 1 and No. 5 in their age group, respectively. The duo hopes to finish in the top three. Stinehart and Hiwatashi practice at the Wilmette Park District's Centennial Ice Rink, under their coaches Alexander Fadeyev, 1985 men's world champion and, his wife, Cydèle Fadeyev. Check out Patch's one-on-one interview with the rising stars and some footage of them practicing.