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D e d i c a t e d t o p r o v i d i n g l e a d e r s h i p, education and ser vices to the ice skating industr y. ICE SKATING INSTITUTE 6000 Custer Rd., Bldg. 9 Plano, TX 75023 Phone: (972) 735-8800 Fax: (972) 735-8815 e-mail: isi@skateisi.org www.skateisi.org ISI INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Executive Director Peter Martell Director of Skating Programs & Events Randy Winship Director of Management Programs & Services Sean Flynn Controller Donna Crooks Assistant Controller Elizabeth Kibat Membership Coordinator Mary Ann Mangano Print Production & Advertising/ Sponsorship Manager Carol Jackson Information Services Coordinator Jeff Anderson Administrative Assistant Angela Tooley ISI OFFICERS President 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President Treasurer Secretary Immediate Past President DIRECTORS District 1 Tiesha Potvin-Coale District 2 Robyn Bentley District 3 Lisa Fedick District 4 Christine Wilson Brinton District 6 Jodi Truel District 7 Jamie Baringer District 8 Susan D’Aquila District 9 Heather Hyatt District 10 Jane Schaber District 11 Caroline Baker District 12 Debbie Lane District 13 Allison Miller District 14 Paige Scott District 15 Richard Wise District 16 Cindy Solberg District 18 Glyn Jones Builders & Suppliers Doug Peters Instructors Shane Douglas Commercial Facilities Liz Mangelsdorf Public/Not-for-Profit Facilities Sara Bolan Schools/Colleges/ Universities Alane Swiderski iAIM Chair Kevin McCormack PSA Representative Gerry Lane USFSA Representative Homer Hagedorn ISIAsia Representative Paul Wong AMMA Representative Trudy Ivory MIAMA Representative Dean Mulso MIRMA Representative Judy Sniffen Education Foundation Don Bartelson Lifetime Honorary Member Carol Zdziebko Jim Hartnett Mike Paikin Janice Forbes Rob McBride Margy Bennett Jim Lange news & notes What ’s going on at your home ice arena, or with your skating club or team? Send your news and notes to editor@skateisi.org. Tropical Ice Hosts First Competition Palm Beach SkateZone’s Tropical Ice figure skating club in Lake Worth, Fla. hosted its 1st Annual ISI Sea Shore Classic competition on April 17. It was a spectacular event, remarkably well attend -ed for a first-year competition. We had nearly 100 skat -ers doing multiple events, including some from as far away as Massachusetts. Being from the Boston area, I deliberately scheduled our competition date around the New England area’s school vacation schedule. This Navy ” FS1 Team allows skaters from the Northeast to participate in our The “In e Ic al Tropic medalists: Compulsory event gold event and thaw out a bit at the same time! Duke-Maggio (seated) Coach Dolly anding, left to (st Our skaters are always happy to meet new skaters and Gracie Prince; -orena, Jamie Sa right) Kelly Garchit Sara Morales and welcome them to our wonderful climate, which oulas, T e bac, Charlott na and Katie Garchitore was a balmy 82 degrees on competition day. B-j Shue Chapman, team leader of RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, said her skaters had a great time and felt they were treated as if they were at their home rink. With support like this, we will be working hard to be sure next year’s competition is even better. Our ISI club has more than tripled in size over the last year, from 21 competitors to 68, and we are still growing! —Dolly Duke-Maggio, Skating Director Kids Helping Kids Loops were landed, spins were spun and hearts were opened as skaters from age 5 to 31 performed their programs on May 14 before an appreciative and enthusiastic crowd at TBSA Countryside in Clearwater, Fla. The event was organized in an effort to raise funds for the victims of the recent Japanese disasters. “We all were very impressed with your wonderful performance and well-orga -nized show,” Noriko Hines, who attended the show, wrote to TBSA Countryside. “When I heard the Japanese national anthem and saw the Japanese flag last night, they touched me so much. I cried thinking about the devastation.” The show opened with two kimono-clad women from Japan, whose daughters skated in the show, thanking the audience in Japanese for their thoughts, prayers and donations for the people of their country. The Japanese national anthem was played followed by “The Star Spangled Banner.” In addition to 40 individual skaters, three TBSA Countryside synchronized skating teams, three ensembles and a production number performed. A highlight of the show was the last-minute program addition of a pair of skating champions. Sean Rice and his wife, Jodeyne Higgins, former three-time 4 RECREATIONAL ICE SKATING, SUMMER 2011

News & Notes

What’s going on at your home ice arena, or with your skating club or team? Send your news and notes to editor@skateisi.org.

Tropical Ice Hosts First Competition

Palm Beach SkateZone’s Tropical Ice figure skating club in Lake Worth, Fla. Hosted its 1st Annual ISI Sea Shore Classic competition on April 17.

It was a spectacular event, remarkably well attended for a first-year competition. We had nearly 100 skaters doing multiple events, including some from as far away as Massachusetts. Being from the Boston area, I deliberately scheduled our competition date around the New England area’s school vacation schedule. This allows skaters from the Northeast to participate in our event and thaw out a bit at the same time!

Our skaters are always happy to meet new skaters and welcome them to our wonderful climate, which was a balmy 82 degrees on competition day.

B-j Shue Chapman, team leader of RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, said her skaters had a great time and felt they were treated as if they were at their home rink. With support like this, we will be working hard to be sure next year’s competition is even better.

Our ISI club has more than tripled in size over the last year, from 21 competitors to 68, and we are still growing!

—Dolly Duke-Maggio, Skating Director

Kids Helping Kids

Loops were landed, spins were spun and hearts were opened as skaters from age 5 to 31 performed their programs on May 14 before an appreciative and enthusiastic crowd at TBSA Countryside in Clear water, Fla. The event was organized in an effort to raise funds for the victims of the recent Japanese disasters.

“We all were very impressed with your wonderful performance and well-organized show,” Noriko Hines, who attended the show, wrote to TBSA Countryside. “When I heard the Japanese national anthem and saw the Japanese flag last night, they touched me so much. I cried thinking about the devastation.”

The show opened with two kimono-clad women from Japan, whose daughters skated in the show, thanking the audience in Japanese for their thoughts, prayers and donations for the people of their country. The Japanese national anthem was played followed by “The Star Spangled Banner.”

In addition to 40 individual skaters, three TBSA Countryside synchronized skating teams, three ensembles and a production number performed.

A highlight of the show was the last-minute program addition of a pair of skating champions. Sean Rice and his wife, Jodeyne Higgins, former three-time Canadian bronze medal pairs team, learned of the fundraiser the morning of the event and immediately volunteered to participate. Their daring performance completely thrilled the audience.

The evening was a huge success and once again our rink family came together to help those in need. Congratulations to TBSA Countryside for a job well done, and our heartfelt wishes go to the victims of the Japanese disasters.

More than $2,200 was given to the Red Cross after the show, the result of audience donations, sweepstakes, T-shirt, wristbands, and poster and show DVD sales.

“There will always be people who are suffering down the street, across the country and around the world,” said Red Cross representative Natasha Salazar. “Hope will always come from people with big hearts like the talented skaters of TBSA Countryside and their families.”

—Kathy Winter

SK8 for 1 in 8 Raises Thousands for the Cure

Based on current rates, 1 in 8 women born in the United States today will develop breast cancer at some time in their lives. This sparked a desire to bring more light to breast cancer awareness by organizing a skating fundraiser called “SK8 for 1 in 8.”

This was a great opportunity to empower skaters to take an active role, through their love of skating, to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of prevention and early detection.

Twenty-seven skaters from FMC Ice Sports and Skating Club of Southern New England participated in a skating exhibition fundraiser on Oct. 10 at Aleixo Skating Arena in Taunton, Mass. Skaters who committed to raise a minimum of $250 skated a solo performance. The top three fundraisers skated two solo performances.

The skaters raised more than $8,000 before the exhibition even took place. Many skaters wore pink and skated performances dedicated to people they knew who had personally been affected by breast cancer. Skaters chose songs that were meaningful and represented the cause. They made personal signs and skated an opening number to “When Pink Is Just a Color Again” by Kal Hourd. The skaters were joined by special guest Ross Miner, the 2009 U.S. Junior National Champion.

The event was an amazing experience where even more money was raised. All proceeds from the event ticket sales, program books, a bake sale with pink ribbon bake sale items and raffle table were added to the total amount raised by individual skaters and donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The total amount raised from the skaters’ fundraising efforts and the day of the event exceeded their goal of $10,000. Team “SK8 for 1 in 8” raised a total of $11,640.50, which will help support the lifesaving work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. Money raised will help fund critical breast cancer research and help provide local education, screening and treatment programs that impact people in their community.

—Anne Marie Berube

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