Over 100 U.S. Figure Skating athletes will debut their programs for the 2020-21 season during the International Selection Pool (ISP) Points Challenge, a virtual competition organized by U.S. Figure Skating. The competition, which will include Olympic and U.S. medalists, will be available for on-demand viewing on the video corner of the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone starting on Sept. 9. Participating athletes will compete for $200,000 in prize money, as well as advancement to the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Additionally, the competition will be used as criteria for future international assignments.
The ISP Points Challenge will feature U.S. Figure Skating’s premier junior- and senior-level athletes in singles, pairs and ice dance. Entrants will submit videos of their short program/rhythm dance and free skate/free dance to be judged by a panel of national, international and ISU-level officials. Each performance will be proctored to ensure the integrity of the video that is submitted for judging. If they choose, athletes have two opportunities compete and will be ranked by their best total score in each discipline.
Over 40 athletes were selected to compete in the 2020 U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate, which will be held virtually for the first time by U.S. Figure Skating. The competition, which will include U.S. junior medalists and Junior Grand Prix athletes, will be available for on-demand viewing on the video corner of the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone starting on Friday, Sept. 18.
The selected athletes will have an opportunity to compete head-to-head with other top skaters from around the country in four events – novice ladies, novice men, junior ladies and junior men. Entrants have skated and recorded their short program and free skate at their own rink. The videos, which the athletes each submitted to event organizers, will be assessed by a judging panel, including national, U.S. and international judges, who will judge the event remotely. Participants will receive an overall score, placement and one-on-one feedback from officials in order to prepare for the qualifying season. They will also attend virtual educational programming, including a yoga class with 2018 Olympian Madison Hubbell.
All competition footage will be available on-demand on the Fan Zone on Friday, Sept. 18. A full list of entrants is detailed below (subject to change).
Gabriela Summer Panaligan
Reach for the Peaks 2020 – cancelled due to COVID-19
Congratulations to Hannah Herrera of Murray Silver Blades FSC and Kai Kovar of Wasatch Figure Skating Club as well as their awesome coaching teams on being named to Team USA and receiving their first international competition assignment, the Challenge Cup in The Hague, Netherlands!
Sending good luck wishes to our Intermountain Interclub athletes and coaches who qualified to compete at the 2020 US National Championships and/or participate in the High Performance Development Camp in Greensboro, North Carolina next week! Congratulations on all your hard work and wishing you a week of success and rewarding experiences! We are proud of you!
US National Championships
Noelle Rosa – Salt Lake Figure Skating (qualified 3rd place in Junior ladies at PC sectionals)
Hannah Herrera – Murray Silver Blades FSC (qualified 2nd place in Novice ladies at PC sectionals)
Seth Kurogi – Salt Lake Figure Skating (qualified 4th place in Junior Men at PC Sectionals)
Kai Kovar – Wasatch FSC- (qualified 2nd place in Novice Men at PC sectionals)
US High Performance Development Camp
Hannah Herrera- Murray Silver Blades FSC
Kai Kovar – Wasatch FSC
Hannah Baldwin- FSC of Park City
Utah plays host to at least 8 regional competitions each year and will host the for the 9th consecutive year the US International Classic and Challenge Skate in 2020.
A new requirement in 2019 found us struggling to get volunteers and medical staffing for our events as US Figure Skating requires individuals it, or its member clubs, formally authorizes, approves or appoints 1) to a position of authority over, or 2) to have frequent contact with athletes to have successfully completed a back-ground check with a green light finding prior to participating in and/or preparing for U.S. Figure Skating related activities.
We need nearly 150 Safesport Certified Volunteers totaling over 6500 hours to make this happen.
A simple $20 donation will provide each volunteer 3 hours of training.
We have a lot to do and need your help.
Without your donation, we will be unable to host these or future National competitions in Utah and will lose millions of dollars each year in revenue to our communities and state.
Please share with your club members, families and friends! You can donate through our website at www.intmntclub.org or via our Facebook fundraiser. The direct link to our PayPal is below.
Congratulations to our Intermountain Interclub athletes and coaches on a successful sectionals! Best wishes to those who qualified for the U.S. National Championships or the High Performance National Team Camp in North Carolina in January!
Trevor Meeboer – FSCPC – 7th
Kate Pressgrove – FSCPC – 12th
Lilly Feng – MSBFSC – 14th
Ciel Park – SLFS – 16th
Hannah Baldwin – FSCPC – 4th*
Andee Lyons – FSCPC – 6th
Nathalie Seckinger – FSCPC – 10th
Chloe Taurel – FSCPC – 16th
Kai Kovar – WFSC – 2nd*
Hannah Herrera – MSBFSC – 2nd*
Brynn Roberts – FSCPC – 8th
Morgan Heavrin – FSCPC- Withdrew
Seth Kurogi – SLFS – 4th*
Noelle Rosa – SLFS – 3rd*
Amie Miyagi – SLFS – 8th
Abigail Ross – SLFS – 11th
Olivia Clarke – SLFS – 13th
Mitchell Friess – WFSC – 5th
Sophia Domonoske – FSCPC – 16th
Zoe Hopper – FSCPC – 18th
*qualified for the US Championships and/or National training camp
Do you want to build a snowman? All of us here at IIA are a little fond of anything related to ice, so are beyond thrilled to announce a special, opening weekend screening of FROZEN 2 ! We’ve arranged to have the entire auditorium all to ourselves and want you to join us!
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Showtime: 2:30pm (seating begins at 2pm)
Theater: Cinemark Sugarhouse Movies 10
Address: 2227 S. Highland Drive, SLC, UT 84106
Ticket Price: $15.00 each
Venmo: @Rebecca-Dearing (the IIA Treasurer) – be sure to include your name so we don’t give tickets to the wrong person!
Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis as we have a limited number of seats in the auditorium. Also, as much as we wish we were Fandango, we cannot reserve seats either. Auditorium doors open at 2pm. IIA Board Members will be onsite to hand out tickets and help theater staff direct traffic.
Please join your fellow skaters in celebrating the beginning of snowflake season! We can’t wait to see you!
Congratulations to our Intermountain Interclub Pacific Coast Sectional Singles Final Qualifiers! Our athletes either qualified through the National Qualifying Series or at the 2020 Central Pacific Regional Singles Challenge hosted by Salt Lake Figure Skating.
Best of luck in Wenatchee, WA next month!
Trevor Meeboer – FSCPC – 3rd
Kate Pressgrove – FSCPC – 1st
Ciel Park – SLFS – 2nd
Lilly Feng – MSBFSC – 3rd
Hannah Baldwin – FSCPC – 1st
Andee Lyons – FSCPC – 2nd – NQS BYE
Nathalie Seckinger – FSCPC – 4th
Chloe Taurel – FSCPC – 5th
Kai Kovar – WFSC – NQS BYE
Hannah Herrera – MSBFSC – 1st – NQS BYE
Brynn Roberts – FSCPC – 2nd – NQS BYE
Morgan Heavrin – FSCPC – 3rd
Seth Kurogi – SLFS – 1st – NQS BYE
Abigail Ross – SLFS – 1st
Noelle Rosa – SLFS – 2nd – NQS BYE
Amie Miyagi – SLFS – 3rd
Olivia Clarke – SLFS – 5th
Mitchell Friess – WFSC – NQS BYE
Sophia Domonoske – FSCPC – 6th
Zoe Hopper – FSCPC – 7th
Congratulations to our IIA athletes and coaches on great performances at the 2019 National Solo Dance Final hosted by the Peaks FSC this past weekend. We are very proud!
Preliminary Pattern Dance
Vanessa Bradfield FSCPC- 9th
Pre-Bronze Pattern Dance
Hadley Miles FSCPC – 9th
Anastasia Fuentes LVFSC- 12th
Cheri Hendrix FSCPC – 18th
Bronze Pattern Dance
Haley Norman LVFSC – 13th
Pre-Silver Pattern Dance
Annika Futch FSCPC – 14th
Gold Pattern Dance
Sophia Domonoske FSCPC – 3rd
Preliminary Shadow Dance
Meadow Stuart PFSC & Skye Thompson PFSC – 2nd
Pre-Bronze Shadow Dance
Cheri Hendrix FSCPC & Sophie Flint PFSC – 6th
Annika Futch FSCPC – 10th
Sophia Domonoske FSCPC – 2nd