December Board Meeting
Ice Den Scottsdale
Holiday Ice Spectacular
Ice Den Scottsdale
2016 Prudential US Figure Skating Championships
St. Paul, MN
Ice Den Scottsdale
January Board Meeting
Ice Den Scottsdale
Coyotes Earn Spots at Nationals
Congratulations to all of our skaters who competed at their Sectional Championships this weekend!
We are proud to announce our 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships qualifying skaters,
including a new Sectional Champion!
- 2016 Pacific Coast Sectional Senior Dance Champion - Karina Manta
(with Joseph Johnson, Broadmoor SC)
- Senior Ladies - Elena Pulkinen, 3rd Place, & Alexis Gagnon, 4th Place
- Senior Men - Daniel Kulenkamp, 4th Place
- Junior Pairs - Megan Griffin & Andrew Civiello, 2nd Place
- Junior Men - Camden Pulkinen, 4th Place
They will be joined at Nationals by Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage, Broadmoor SC, Bye to Nationals).
Congratulations also to Grant Kulenkamp (Novice Men, 7th Place),
and Harrison Sokol (with Alyssa Stump - Nashville FSC, Juvenile Dance, 6th Place)!
Great job to all of our skaters, and Good Luck to those moving on to Nationals in January!
We would like to recognize our skaters who are competing internationally this year!
Congratulations to Karina Manta (with partner Joseph Johnson, Broadmoor SC)
on their bronze medal in Senior Dance at the Autumn Classic International in Barrie, Canada
October 13-15! Congratulations also goes out to Madeline Aaron
(with partner Max Settlage, Broadmoor SC) for their 5th place finish in Senior Pairs at the
Tallinn Trophy in Tallinn, Estonia, November 18-22! Camden Pulkinen has been
added to the International Selection Pool, and qualified to compete at
the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, February 12-21, 2016! Best of luck in your
upcoming competitions and future assignments!
2015 Halloween Skate!
Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona invites all LTS B and C skaters and all CSCA club members to a…
Come join in on the fun on FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 from 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM on the RJM rink. There will be
games and prizes for the spookiest and funniest costumes! Spooky music and lots of fun provided!!!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday Oct. 21st.
Jr. Board Members: if you are interested in helping out on the ice with games and activities please let her know.
Jr. Board Meeting and Elections
All skaters between the ages of 9 and 18 are invited to attend the first Junior Board meeting of the year!
This meeting will elect Board Officers and begin planning activities for the Halloween Skate on October 23,
as well as brainstorm ideas for fundraising, charitable events, and fun gatherings for the next year!
The meeting will take place right after the Competitive Team Breakfast in the Legends Room on Sunday,
October 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Please RSVP to Kim Krause (email@example.com) if you can make it no later than Thursday, October 1st!
See you there!
Coyotes Qualify for Sectionals
Congratulations to all of our skaters who competed at the 2016 Southwest Pacific Regional Figure
Skating Championships and 2016 Skate SWP!
A special congratulations to our qualifiers moving on to Sectionals: Elena Pulkinen
and Alexis Gagnon in Senior Ladies, and Camden Pulkinen in Junior Men!
They will join a number of our skaters beginning their qualifying season at the Sectional level:
Daniel Kulenkamp (Senior Men), Karina Manta (with Joseph Johnson - Senior Dance),
Megan Griffin and Andrew Civiello (Junior Pairs), Grant Kulenkamp (Novice Men) and
Harrison Sokol (with associate member Alyssa Stump - Juvenile Dance).
We also had four skaters make final rounds in their events: Lauren Russell in
Novice Ladies, and Caroline Benson, Rebecca Li, and
Megan Griffin all in Intermediate Ladies.
Great job to all of our skaters, and congratulations on a great season! Good luck to our Sectional team!
Send-off and Post Competition Celebration - Monday 9/14
You are cordially invited to attend the Send-off Celebration and Post Competition Recognition honoring the club members and training partners that have recently competed or will be competing in the upcoming competitions.
2015 NATIONAL SOLO DANCE SERIES FINAL
SEPTEMBER 23 - 26, 2015
EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN
HOSTED BY THE LANSING SKATING CLUB
Club Member that has qualified:
2015 U.S. NOVICE & JUNIOR CHALLENGE SKATE
SEPTEMBER 16 - 20, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY,UTAH
Club Members that have qualified:
2015 U.S. NOVICE & JUNIOR CHALLENGE SKATE
SEPTEMBER 3 - 5, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Club Members that competed:
Pair Team - Megan Griffin / Andrew Civiello
2015 JUNIOR GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING COLORADO SPRINGS
SEPTEMBER 2 - 5, 2015
HELD AT THE BROADMOOR WORLD ARENA
Training Partner that competed:
The festivities will be held at the Ice Den Scottsdale on:
Monday, September 14, 2015 @ 3:45PM
Please stop by and pass along your good luck and well wishes to the skaters as they prepare to leave for the competition and to recognize those skaters and there accomplishments at the recent events.
Family, friends and coaches are also invited to share in on the festivities.
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF THE SKATERS!
Jr. Board Pizza Party!
ATTENTION all skaters between the ages of 9 and 18!
If you would like to learn more about what the Jr. Board does and meet other skaters from our club please join us
for a Pizza Party! Not only will you have fun, you will also learn how joining the Jr. Board helps develop
your leadership skills while serving our skating community and other communities in need.
Pizza and drinks will be provided. A sign up genius will be in place for side dishes. Please RSVP
to Kim Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday August 27. Parents are welcome too!!
Saturday August 29 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
DC Ranch Desert Camp Community Center
9260 E. Desert Camp Drive
2016 Regional, Sectional and Skate SWP Registration Due Soon!
Reminder to all club members - Registration for the 2016 qualifying season is due September 1, 2015. No exceptions! Skaters beginning at Sectionals must still have their registration complete by this date. To register for qualifying competitions, please visit http://usfsaonline.org/ and sign in to your members only profile. The non-qualifying competition being held in conjunction with Regionals, Skate SWP, must enter through Entryeeze. The deadline for this competition is also Sept. 1.
Collegiate Skaters Medal in Pittsburgh!
Congratulations to Andrew Civiello and Alexis Gagnon who competed at the 2015 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships. Andrew earned the silver medal in the Jr. Men's event, and Lexie earned the pewter medal in the Sr. Ladies event! Check out the U.S. Figure Skating Instagram account for great pictures of the podiums, and a video clip of Andrew's freeskate performance! Great job to you both!
U.S. Figure Skating scholarship season is here! There are a number of programs available to apply for funding assistance for your skating, and they cover all levels of skating. Here is a summary of what is available and the deadlines, please review each for applicable skating level and deadlines:
MEMORIAL FUND COMPETITIVE SKATERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CSAP) — Open to juvenile-senior level skaters who have placed sixth or higher at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Applications can be accessed through Members Only portal, here, after June 1. The deadline to apply for this grant is Sept. 4.
MEMORIAL FUND ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (ASP) — Open to current and former skaters who are enrolled at an accredited college or university and are still actively involved in the sport of figure skating. Applications can be accessed through Members Only portal, here, after June 1. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Sept. 4.
U.S. FIGURE SKATING SCHOLASTIC HONORS TEAM — Open to novice-senior level skaters entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2015. The application can be found here , after June 1. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Sept. 11.
JOYCE KOMPERDA ATHLETE SUPPORT FUND — Open to intermediate-junior level singles, pairs and ice dance athletes. The application can be found here , after June 1. The deadline to apply for this grant is Aug 28.
MEMORIAL FUND RISE YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST — Open to skaters at pre-preliminary, preliminary, pre-juvenile and juvenile levels. The application can be found here , after June 1. The deadline to apply for this grant is Sept 4.
BUCH FAMILY ACADEMIC GRANT SCHOLARSHIP — Open to skaters at the noviceâ€”senior level currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. The application can be found here , after June 1. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Aug 31.
All applications and information can be found on www.USFigureSkating.org
Please direct all questions to FinancialAid@usfigureskating.org.
2015 Cactus Classic Is In the Books!
Congratulations to everyone on a fantastic Cactus Classic!
Results are posted at Cactus Classic 2015.
Congratulations to all competitors, and thank you to our judges and officials for making the competition possible.
A special thank you goes out to all of our volunteers for all of their hard work! Congratulations also to our award
winners - Jacqueline Benson (Sylvia Friedman Memorial Trophy), Emily Smiley (Michael Pavich Memorial Trophy),
Hannah Gahan (Jr. Board Award), and Elise Freezer (Dance Inspiration Award).
We look forward to seeing you all next year!
New Club Fundraising Opportunity!
We are pleased to announce effective April 22, 2015, Arizona Figure Skating Club d/b/a The Coyotes Skating club of
Arizona is registered under the AmazonSmile program.
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CSCA to Host 2017 Southwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships
Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona is honored to announce that we have been selected by U.S. Figure Skating as the
site of the 2017 Southwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships. The competition will be held
September 28 through October 2, 2016, at the Ice Den - Scottsdale. We are very excited for the opportunity
to welcome skaters from around the region as they begin their road to qualify for Nationals. Look for emails
in the coming months for ways to assist in the planning and running of this exciting event!
Membership Renewals Due June 30!
Reminder to all club members that your membership must be renewed before July 1, 2015 for the new season.
An email with the membership application has been sent out, or the application can be found on the Members Only
page. If you are planning on testing or competing after July 1, please get your renewals in as soon as
Adult Skaters Shine at Adult Nationals!
Congratulations to our adult skaters who represented Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona at the
2015 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah!
Marlene Bernstein earned a 2nd Place finish in Silver Light Entertainment IV
and a 7th Place finish in the Adult Silver Dramatic Skate IV.
Tracy Rineberg came home with two 4th Place finishes in
Pre-Silver Solo Dance and Adult Silver Dramatic Skate I, in addition to a 14th Place finish in
Ladies Silver I Freeskate. Heather Mrowiec earned a 7th Place finish in
Adult Silver Dramatic Skate III - Group B. Congratulations ladies, and good luck next season!
Congratulations to our Adult Competitors!
Kudos go out to our adult competitors who returned from the Pacific Coast Adult Sectional Championships held in
Las Vegas March 5-7. Tracy Rineberg earned a 1st Place finish in the
Silver Ladies A Freeskate event, a 2nd Place finish in the Silver Ladies A Dramatic event,
and a 3rd Place finish in the Pre-Silver Solo Dance competition. Jody Billera
earned 2nd Place in the Pre-Bronze Ladies B Freeskate event, and Heather Mrowiec
garnered a 3rd Place finish in the Silver Ladies B Dramatic event. Marlene Bernstein
received a 3rd Place finish in Silver Ladies Light, and a 4th Place medal in
Silver Ladies B Dramatic. Mary Reis earned a 6th Place finish in the
Pre-Bronze Ladies Light event.
Congratulations to all of our competitors, and best of luck to Tracy, Heather
and Marlene at the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships in Salt Lake City in April!
Coyotes Skaters Rise to Challenge at Nationals
Congratulations to all of our skaters who competed at the 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships in
January! Club member Madeline Aaron (with partner Max Settlage) came back after the short
program to clinch the Pewter Medal in the Championship Pairs event! This placement earned them the
first alternate spot to 2015 Four Continents Championships, and a second alternate spot to the
2015 World Championships. Associate member Caitlin Fields (with partner Ernie Utah Stevens)
had two great skates to win the Junior Pairs title. Their victory earned them a nomination to the
2015 World Junior Championships team!
In the Championship Men's competition, Douglas Razzano skated two great programs, including a
fantastic freeskate, to finish in 7th place overall.
Daniel Kulenkamp capped off a successful season with an 8th place finish in Junior Men.
Karina Manta (with partner Joseph Johnson) finished 10th place in the Junior Dance event.
In their first year at Novice Pairs, Megan Griffin and Andrew Civiello finished in
6th Place. In their Nationals debut, Megan Audet (with partner Jacob Wineland) earned
7th Place in the Juvenile Pairs Event.
Job well done to all, and good luck in your upcoming competitions!
Taylor Wins Essay Award
Congratulations to Ryan Taylor, who was chosen as the Preliminary level winner of U.S. Figure Skating's
RISE Youth Essay Contest! The contest allows younger skaters (Pre-Preliminary through Juvenile) to
share personal reflections on the movie Rise based on a particular prompt chosen by U.S. Figure Skating.
In addition to receiving a grant, Ryan's essay will be published in the April edition of SKATING Magazine.
Great job, Ryan!
Coyotes Skaters Move On to Greensboro!
Kudos to our skaters who competed at the Pacific Coast Sectional Figure Skating Championships
and Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships and earned spots at the 2015 Prudential
U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C. in January! In addition, two of our
skaters received byes straight to Nationals! Our 2015 National Team is:
Douglas Razzano, Senior Men
Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage), Senior Pairs
Daniel Kulenkamp, Junior Men (2nd, Pacific Coast)
Karina Manta (with Joseph Johnson), Junior Dance (3rd, Midwesterns)
Megan Griffin and Andrew Civiello, Novice Pairs (2nd, Pacific Coast)
Megan Audet (with Jacob Wineland), Juvenile Pairs (2nd, Pacific Coast)
Congratulations to all of our skaters who represented CSCA at Sectionals. Complete results can be
Good luck to those moving on!
CSCA Skaters Shine on International Stage
Congratulations to our club members who have had a very successful international season, including
Douglas Razzano's gold medal at the Ice Challenge in Graz, Austria! Their impressive results are
US International Figure skating Classic
(Salt Lake City, UT)
Douglas Razzano - 4th
Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage) - 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy (Obertsdorf, Germany)
Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage) - 6th
JGP Croatia (Zagreb, Croatia)
Daniel Kulenkamp (International debut) - 9th
Skate America (Chicago, IL)
Douglas Razzano - 8th
Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage) - 5th
Skate Canada (Kelowna, BC)
Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage) - 4th
Ice Challenge (Graz, Austria)
Douglas Razzano - 1st
Trophee Eric Bompard (Bordeaux, France)
Douglas Razzano - 10th
CSCA Skaters Earn First Jim Deese Award
Congratulations to Hannah Graff and Carter Griffin, the first recipients of the Jim Deese Award!
The award, presented at the Autumn Antics competition hosted by Skating Club of Phoenix,
is given to the most outstanding duet or group at the Freeskate 6 level or below. Great job!