2021 U.S. Qualifying Season Update

The 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series presented by Toyota, is a series of eight competitions that will take place over a four-week period beginning Nov. 10, 2020. The Championship Series has been created to replace the traditional U.S. Qualifying Season competitions (Challenges and Finals) for the 2020-21 figure skating season due to the impact of COVID-19. The Championship Series format, which has been approved by the U.S. Figure Skating Board of Directors, was conceived as a result of athlete, coach, and parent/guardian or chaperone feedback, as well as input from the U.S. Figure Skating Competitions Committee and discipline skating committees.

2020-2021 USA International Teams Announced

The athletes who will represent Team USA in the 2020-2021 season have been announced. Selection for assignment to the Team Envelope is based on approved criteria and results from the previous season. The Team Envelope is used to determine funding amounts and other privileges.

The U.S. Figure Skating Athlete Support (ASUPP) Fund financially supports the U.S. Team envelope A, B and C athletes by assisting them with their skating expenses.

Congratulations to Vincent Zhou and Anthony Ponomarenko (with SCNY partner Christina Carreira),  who were selected to Team B; Sierra Venetta and Dinh Tran who were selected to Team C; and Kate Wang who was selected to Team D.

SCSF Board of Directors Election 2020

This year’s Nominating Committee has convened to begin preparations for the 2020 Election this July, for 3 open Board of Directors positions for which the candidates will be running.  Per club bylaws, we are required to notify members of those on the committee.  This year the Nominating Committee shall consist of:

Don Corbiell Jessica GaynorJean Teng
Committee Chair Committee Member Committee Member

As Chair, on behalf of the Nominating Committee, I am providing you the names of the candidates we have to run for board positions in our 2020 Election.  According to the bylaws, these candidate’s names are to be posted on the club website on June 30, 2020 for membership to view.

  1. Lisa Chang [BIO]
  2. Rebekah Sass [BIO]
  3. Leslie Duskin (incumbent) Current Test Chair [BIO]
  4. Sam Singer (incumbent)  Current Treasurer [BIO]

Don Corbiell
Nominating Committee Chair
SCSF Membership Chair
SCSF Board Member

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Congratulations to the SCSF Graduating Seniors

The USFS Graduating Senior Award program recognizes student-athletes who have worked hard to pursue figure skating while maintaining their academics. While figure skating is not a traditional school sport, it requires the same dedication, perseverance and time management as any varsity sport. It is the goal of U.S. Figure Skating to help ensure these student-athletes are recognized for those skills.

There are four categories of recognition based on competition and test achievements in all disciplines of figure skating. Student-athletes are rewarded based on their highest level of achievement at either the Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze level. There is no cost for this program and the student-athletes apply online by March 1 of their senior year.

Following the application review process, U.S. Figure Skating sends the student-athlete their awards certificate, congratulatory letter and lapel pin. This year, awards are being presented to nearly 800 student-athletes.

Congratulations, Skating Club of San Francisco Graduating Seniors and Awardees!

Lauren Louie, Platinum

Joelle Faybishenko, Gold

Jenny Mao, Gold

Dinh Tran, Platinum

Shannon Lin, Silver