Candidates for the SCSF Board

Below are the candidates for the election of Directors to serve on the Board of The Skating Club of San Francisco, Inc. for the two-year term of office beginning September 1, 2017 and ending Aug 31, 2019.

A ballot will be emailed to eligible SCSF members in July. The record date for the voting list of eligible Home Club members (at least 18 years of age as of the date of record) shall be June 30 of the current calendar year. If you wish to vote in the upcoming election, renew on or before June 29, if you have not done so.

Bios for the Candidates for SCSF Board of Directors:

Alexei Folger:
I am an Adult competitive skater and have been a member of the Skating Club since 2000. I am a national and international medalist, and have enjoyed competing (and medaling) in the club’s SkateSF competition. I served a term on the board in the early 2000’s and have also volunteered on the board of Ice Bridges, a charitable organization devoted to assisting deserving skaters in need. I have a long history of volunteering in other areas, wanting to help make a difference in the various aspects of life important to me.

In my professional life, I have had a long career in the high-tech industry, currently as a software programmer and technical project manager.

I have a great love of skating and see, every day, the positive effect it has in the lives of skaters young and old. I am excited for the opportunity to take another turn at helping to build our club and provide the best possible support to all our skaters, skater families, and coaches.

Barb Fritz:
Barb Fritz is an adult skater who grew up dancing and longing to skate. In her 30’s, she stepped into Basic Skills classes, and has never looked back. She moved to San Francisco from Boston in 2014, where she was a member of the Skating Club of Boston and served on its Board of Governors for four years. She managed the Club’s internal communication effort including writing and editing its newsletter Chips, and on various member programs.

SCSF became an instant family to Barb in the Bay Area, as she had competed with many of our adult members at national competitions over the years. Arriving at Yerba Buena on her second day in town, she received a very warm welcome by our members. She loves both the adult community at the Club and the family atmosphere. In addition to her work with the Skating Club of Boston, Barb has volunteered extensively as an Announcer, and as a Costume repair tech at US Nationals in 2014. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association and has been a Basic Skills Instructor.

In her off-ice life, Barb lives with her partner Steve in San Francisco.  She works in sales for a workplace planning firm, and is on the board of the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco. She is co-chair of the Foundation’s major fundraiser, the Beaux-Arts Ball. Her passion outside the rink is design, and she keeps her fingers tangled in knitting, sewing and jewelry projects.

Jessica Gaynor:
Skating Background:
I have been involved in skating since the age of six, when my first pair of skates was laced at a tank rink in San Francisco, CA. My daughters followed in my footsteps and skated competitively. I have been a US Figure Skating official for more than 40 years, chairing, judging and refereeing non-qualifying, regional, sectional, and national competitions. I have served The Skating Club of San Francisco (SCSF), the same one I represented as a skater, in various capacities, including club vice president and president. I have been a member of several U.S. Figure Skating committees; I have chaired the Sanctions and Eligibility, Strategic Planning and Nominating Committees. I have served as Pacific Coast Vice President for US Figure Skating. I have learned an immeasurable amount about club operations and US Figure Skating, and I would be honored to serve as a Board member of The Skating Club of San Francisco.

Personal Background:
Professionally I am a retired clinical psychologist (Ph.D.) who worked in program planning and evaluation for mental health. After retirement, I became a docent at several art museums in San Francisco, including SFMOMA and the Fine Arts Museums. At the Fine Arts Museums I served as chair of the Docent Council. I currently serve as the Nominating Committee Co-Chair of the Modern Arts Council (MAC), a fundraising organization of SFMOMA. I married my high school sweetheart and we have two grown daughters, who, with their husbands and children, live in the Bay Area. Together the family enjoys a round of golf.

Amy Sosnick:
Thank you in advance for your consideration. As a native San Franciscan, I grew up skating at the rink located at 48th avenue as well as Leggs. I am a parent of a competitive figure skater, Bebe Sosnick.  I have been involved in the skating community in Belmont and San Francisco since 2012.

My background includes over 10 years of fundraising as a volunteer for various local organizations.  In this capacity, I have cultivated major gifts from both individuals and corporations and have provided leadership on major boards of directors and committees, building a strong network of major executives and community leaders in the process. On the professional side, I have over 8 years of hospitality and event marketing (sporting events such as World Cup Soccer, Tour de France and the French Open) when I lived in France.

I have sat on several boards of nonprofit organizations and I could bring lots of expertise in the nonprofit fundraising arena as well as applying my business skills.
I would be honored to sit on the board.

Kevin Winston:
Kevin Winston is a skating judge and current member of the Board of Directors of The Skating Club of San Francisco where he serves as fundraising chair. He has been on the Board since 2010.

“It has been an honor to see our Club grow to include all skating disciplines for the enjoyment of our members, particularly the kids,” said Kevin. He learned to skate as an adult, but now leaves the on ice tricks to those with talent and youth on their side.

Kevin was most recently head of Corporate Communications at Applied Materials, a Fortune 500 semiconductor technology company. Prior he worked for various technology companies and the US Government, serving as a press secretary for a US Senator and the Clinton Administration.

Kevin is from Kailua, Hawaii and now lives in Belmont with his husband Jeff and their dog, Winston, and cat, Opie.

Skate San Francisco 2017

Announcing Skate San Francisco
August 18-20, 2017
Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center

Register via Entryeeze

Volunteers needed!


Approximate times:

  • Friday evening, Aug 18th from 6pm -9pm

  • Saturday Aug 19 from 8am to 9:30pm

  • Sunday Aug 20 from 7:30am to 6pm

We are expanding this year’s events to include Juvenile-Senior Solo Free Dance events, (a critique is included with the entry fee for the Free Dance events), and Beginner and High Beginner events.

The Announcement and Registration will be available this week on our website,   We will need volunteers for hospitality, runners, ice monitors, and medical team. Please contact Sam Singer, Competition Chair: if you’d like to help with volunteer activities and/or have questions regarding registration. Bruce Bell will be our Chief Referee. Watch future issues of the Inside Edge and our website for updates.

Nations Cup results

Congratulations to the San Francisco Ice Theatre Novice Team, who are the Novice Bronze medalists at the 2017 Nation’s Cup Theatre on Ice Competition! Taking 4th place for their Choreographic Exercise and 3rd place for their Free Ballet, they took 3rd place overall for their first international medal.

A big round of applause goes out to the San Francisco Ice Theatre Junior Team.  The Junior Team took 7th place for their Choreographic Exercise and 8th place for their Free Ballet, which put them in 8th place for the Final Standings.

Thank you to SFIT coaches, skaters and families for all your hard work and dedication to produce excellent programs. We salute you all. Now onward and upward to the 2017 National Theatre On Ice Competition in June!

Results from the Adult U.S. Figure Skating Championships, April 18-22

Ted Gradman: Masters Intermediate/Novice Men II, III, IV- 4th place; Masters Lt. Entertainment IV, V- 5th place; Championship Masters Intermediate/Novice Men- 10th place.

Reuben Jenkins: Adult Gold Men II, III- 4th place; Adult Gold Dramatic Entertainment III-1st place and well done, Reuben!

Thank you to our SCSF competitors who attended the Adult U.S. Figure Skating Championships this last weekend. SCSF congratulates you, and appreciates all your dedication to our sport.

SFIT at Nations Cup

Best of luck to SFIT at Nations Cup, April 20-23, 2017.

Membership renewals for 2017-18

Renewals for SCSF will be available for the next season (2017-18) starting May 1st, 2017 at As of June 23rd, 2017, members who have not renewed will not be able to sign up for club ice as it is a new year in the Entryeeze system. Don’t be tardy, join the party! Renew early and beat the rush so you can enjoy club ice with no lapses!

Junior Council IJS seminar

The Junior Council is hosting an IJS seminar for Skating Club of San Francisco members with William Rowe as our guest presenter on Saturday May 6 from 3-5 pm. Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to

Results from the U.S. Intercollegiate Nationals

Results from the U.S. Intercollegiate Nationals, April 1-2 for SCSF member Maddy Conte Thornton: Preliminary Dance Final Standings- 3rd place; Juvenile Dance Final Standings- 6th place; Novice Ladies Short Program- 6th place; Novice Ladies Free Skate- 8th place. Well done, Maddy!

2017 SCSF Board Elections: Call for Nominations

This year, there will be 4 Board Director positions up for election.  If you are or know anyone who would like to run for a 2-year term, please contact Sam Singer, Nominating Committee Chair, at or

Try out for the Tremors!

Skate with the Tremors teams!
Join us for a free Give Sync a Try on
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 5:15 – 6:45 pm.
Enjoy pizza with the Tremors.
For info and to register go to

Tryouts for the Tremors 2017-2018 Season is on
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 from 5:15- 7:45 pm at Yerba Buena Ice Rink!
Tryout fee is $30 per skater.
For info and to register go to