Recreational Ice Skating Winter 2014 : Page 4

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ISI INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Executive Director Peter Martell Controller Elizabeth Kibat Membership Coordinator Mary Ann Mangano National Skating Events Coordinator Kim Hansen National Skating Programs Coordinator Liz Mangelsdorf Print Production & Advertising/ Sponsorship Manager Carol Jackson Administrative Services Manager Jeff Anderson Administrative Assistant Angela Tooley Staff Accountant Renee Gray Membership Assistants Sandey Carlsen Carla Murrell Wendi Osterheldt Shirley Rothrock ISI OFFICERS President 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President Treasurer Secretary Immediate Past President Past President Rob McBride Janice Forbes Lisa Fedick Kevin McCormack Margy Bennett Jim Hartnett Jim Lange spotligh t Marissa Lumpkin Wins Holiday Card Contest Art and ice skating are Marissa Lumpkin’s favorite things, so it comes as no surprise that she combined her love of both to create the winning design in this year’s ISI Holiday Card Creativity Contest. Her card design features a skating snowman, executed in pencil and marker. Marissa, a 10-year-old fifth grader who skates at Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center in San Francisco, has been an ISI member for two and a half years. She takes group lessons, has participated in skating camps for the past five summers, and last fall she joined the Tremors synchronized skating team. She has performed with her team at several events, including the 2014 ISI Winter Classic in San Jose. “What I enjoy most about skating is that I feel like I am flying,” Marissa says. “With every push I feel like I am gliding through the air. Skating has been so great because I have made a lot of new, fun and awesome friends.” Marissa says that she and her teammates call her sister, Mia, and the other team siblings their mascots “because they patiently wait for four long hours every Saturday and watch us skate out our lessons, practices and rehearsals. They come to all of our shows and competitions. They are our biggest fans.” When not skating or drawing, Marissa enjoys dancing and singing. Her favorite school subjects are art, PE, music, computers and math. Congratulations to Marissa on her winning card design, and to each of this year’s contest participants. See all of the entries on page 6 and on the ISI Facebook page (facebook/IceSkatingInstitute). DIRECTORS District 1 Alane Swiderski District 2 Robyn Bentley District 3 Tiesha DiMaggio District 4 Christine Wilson Brinton District 5 Larry LaBorde District 6 Julie Goddard District 7 Jamie Baringer District 8 Amy Forbes District 9 Bridgid LaMear District 10 Jane Schaber District 11 Caroline Baker District 12 Debbie Lane District 13 Michael Ford District 14 Paige Scott District 15 Randy Winship District 16 Cindy Solberg District 18 Glyn Jones Builders & Suppliers Doug Peters Instructors David Santee Commercial Facilities TBA Public/Not-for-Profit Facilities Ed Peduto Schools/Colleges/Universities Scott McCoy PSA Representative Gerry Lane USFSA Representative Homer Hagedorn ISIAsia Representative Paul Wong PPIRMC Representative Trudy Ivory MIAMA Representative Troy Ciernia MIRMA Representative Judy Sniffen Education Foundation Don Bartelson Lifetime Honorary Member Carol Zdziebko Allie White Selected to Perform in Canadian Holiday Show At 11 years old, Allie White is already living her skating dreams of being a showgirl. She has been selected to skate in the Christmas on Ice Show at Fallsview Theater in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The show is running Nov. 20-Dec. 7 and features national championship ice skaters, dancers and singers. This is the first year the producers at Spirit Productions have decided to include a child in the show. Allie prepared for her exciting opportunity with her head coach, Sha’Non Gregory McManus, and Sean Rice and Jodeyne Higgins from Seajo Productions, the show’s skating director and choreographer. She will perform two solos and several group numbers with the international cast. Allie started skating at age 4 and recently passed her FS 6 test. She skates at Tampa Bay Skating Academy-Countryside in Clearwater, Fla. Her mother, Mary White, says Allie’s years of skating in the ISI program have helped to shape her daughter into the performer that she is today. “The experience of doing many different programs — from Artistic to Spotlight to Footwork to Interpretive, as well as groups of six pack, synchro and production — is one of the reasons for Allie’s early success in the skating show industry,” Mrs. White notes. While the Canadian show is Allie’s first international opportunity, she has performed in more than 600 shows closer to home at Busch Gardens, including its Christmas show and as the lead child actress in Iceplorations (a production that includes skaters, acrobats, animals and actors). Allie says she is thrilled about this opportunity to skate and perform in Canada, and she also hopes to see snow for the first time while in Niagara Falls. Send ice skating news, announcements, creative works and letters to the editor to editor@skateisi.org. 4 RECREATIONAL ICE SKATING, WINTER 2014

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Marissa Lumpkin Wins Holiday Card Contest

Art and ice skating are Marissa Lumpkin’s favorite things, so it comes as no surprise that she combined her love of both to create the winning design in this year’s ISI Holiday Card Creativity Contest. Her card design features a skating snowman, executed in pencil and marker.

Marissa, a 10-year-old fifth grader who skates at Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center in San Francisco, has been an ISI member for two and a half years. She takes group lessons, has participated in skating camps for the past five summers, and last fall she joined the Tremors synchronized skating team. She has performed with her team at several events, including the 2014 ISI Winter Classic in San Jose.

“What I enjoy most about skating is that I feel like I am flying,” Marissa says. “With every push I feel like I am gliding through the air. Skating has been so great because I have made a lot of new, fun and awesome friends.”

Marissa says that she and her teammates call her sister, Mia, and the other team siblings their mascots “because they patiently wait for four long hours every Saturday and watch us skate out our lessons, practices and rehearsals. They come to all of our shows and competitions. They are our biggest fans.”

When not skating or drawing, Marissa enjoys dancing and singing. Her favorite school subjects are art, PE, music, computers and math.

Congratulations to Marissa on her winning card design, and to each of this year’s contest participants. See all of the entries on page 6 and on the ISI Facebook page (facebook/IceSkatingInstitute).

Allie White Selected to Perform in Canadian Holiday Show

At 11 years old, Allie White is already living her skating dreams of being a showgirl. She has been selected to skate in the Christmas on Ice Show at Fallsview Theater in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The show is running Nov. 20-Dec. 7 and features national championship ice skaters, dancers and singers.

This is the first year the producers at Spirit Productions have decided to include a child in the show. Allie prepared for her exciting opportunity with her head coach, Sha’Non Gregory McManus, and Sean Rice and Jodeyne Higgins from Seajo Productions, the show’s skating director and choreographer. She will perform two solos and several group numbers with the international cast.

Allie started skating at age 4 and recently passed her FS 6 test. She skates at Tampa Bay Skating Academy-Countryside in Clearwater, Fla. Her mother, Mary White, says Allie’s years of skating in the ISI program have helped to shape her daughter into the performer that she is today.

“The experience of doing many different programs — from Artistic to Spotlight to Footwork to Interpretive, as well as groups of six pack, synchro and production — is one of the reasons for Allie’s early success in the skating show industry,” Mrs. White notes.

While the Canadian show is Allie’s first international opportunity, she has performed in more than 600 shows closer to home at Busch Gardens, including its Christmas show and as the lead child actress in Iceplorations (a production that includes skaters, acrobats, animals and actors).

Allie says she is thrilled about this opportunity to skate and perform in Canada, and she also hopes to see snow for the first time while in Niagara Falls.

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