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Sk8 to Elimin8 Utah

Join the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation for
Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ Utah
Cancer knows no bounds of gender, age, or race – it impacts everyone. It’s estimated that nearly 1.9 million people will be diagnosed across the United States and 608,570 people will die this year because of cancer. Now is the time to join the fight!
Join our fundraising efforts and celebrate with us October 8 & 9 at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex for a family-friendly Frozen 5k and an Ice Show featuring our fundraisers and special guests!
Here’s How You Can Get Involved
1) Register for $25, receive a Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ t-shirt, and complimentary admission to our Frozen 5k on Friday, October 8, 2021, from 6-8pm.
2) Raise funds by asking your network to donate. Set a goal to earn incentives and rewards through your philanthropy.
3) Celebrate your fundraising efforts at our two supporting events, details below!
Celebrate with Us
Anyone can attend our celebrations! All admissions and door donations will continue to support our fundraising efforts for cancer research.
Family-Friendly Frozen 5k
Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex, 6:00-8:00pm
Who do you skate for? Everyone is invited to join us for an on-ice 5k (35 laps) to honor those you know impacted by cancer. Admission is FREE to registered Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ Utah participants.
Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ Ice Show
Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex, 7:00-8:30pm
Enjoy our special ice show, featuring our fundraisers and special guest skaters TBA!
Half of the net proceeds from this event will stay local and support our healthcare partners at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is a nationally recognized research center and treatment hospital in Salt Lake City serving patients with all types of cancer who come from throughout the Mountain West, including Utah and parts of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming. Their doctors and scientists include world-renowned experts dedicated to the highest quality standards and driven by the commitment to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
Huntsman Cancer Foundation’s sole purpose is to raise funds to support the mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI): To understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care. Huntsman Cancer Foundation is dedicated to ensuring excellence in these endeavors through the development and prudent stewardship of private resources. All HCI fundraising initiatives happen through Huntsman Cancer Foundation, which is a public, functionally integrated, Type 3 501 (c)(3).
Your participation makes a difference for the next person facing a cancer diagnosis – thank you for joining us to turn cancer upside down™!

Congratulations to our IIA National Development Team members 2021!

A big shoutout to the athletes and coaches of our Intermountain Interclub member clubs who persevered through the ups and downs and constantly changing season that was 2020-2021.
Congratulations to the athletes and coaches who performed so well virtually through the U.S. Figure Skating Virtual #championshipseries and qualified for the 2021 #usfigureskating National Development Team. These athletes and their coaches will be attending the National Development Team Camp in Nashville, Tennessee this August. We are so proud!

Congratulations to our IIA athletes and coaches from Wasatch FSC who competed at the 2021 US Championships!

A huge congratulations to US Figure Skating for successfully and safely hosting the 2021 US Figure Skating National Championships in Las Vegas! We are so proud to have had 2 Intermountain Interclub athletes from the Wasatch Figure Skating Club represent us at the Championships.

Congratulations to Mitchell Freiss (associate member) – Senior Men 17th place and Abigail Ross – Junior Ladies 10th place! We are so proud! Congratulations as well to their esteemed coaching teams! Hard work and dedication truly pay off!

Hannah Herrera of MSBFSC competes in the USFS ISP Points Challenge!

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.

Congratulations to our 5 IIA athletes from FSCPC, MSBFSC, & WFSC who were invited to compete at the 2020 USFS Novice/Junior Virtual Challenge Skate!

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).

Novice Ladies

Hannah Baldwin*
Alina Bonillo
Morgan Heavrin*
Tia Hilbelink
Ellie Kam
Cindy Lin
Elyce Lin-Gracey
Emilie Mao
Ava Neuhaus
Gabriela Summer Panaligan
Brynn Roberts*
Jordan Scott
Lisa Zhu

Novice Men
Daniel Borisov
Lucas Broussard
Allan Fisher
Jonathan Hildebrandt
Lake Liao
Jacob Sanchez
Taira Shinohara
Beck Strommer

Junior Ladies
Gwen Bloesch
Elsa Cheng
Sofia Frank
Hannah Herrera*
Tamnhi Huyunh
Mia Kalin
Michelle Lee
Isabeau Levito
Cathryn Limketkai
Hannah Lofton
Lindsay Mattenson
Audrey Meredith
Maryn Pierce
Haley Scott
Adele Zheng
Ava Ziegler

Junior Men
Goku Endo
Joseph Klein
Kai Kovar*
Samuel Mindra
Robert Yampolsky

  • IIA athletes

Good luck at US Nationals & High Performance Development Camp!

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

Junior Ladies

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)

Junior Men

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

Novice Ladies

Hannah Herrera- Murray Silver Blades FSC

Novice Men

Kai Kovar – Wasatch FSC

Intermediate Ladies

Hannah Baldwin- FSC of Park City

Giving Tuesday is Here!

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.

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https://www.facebook.com/donate/2744966922234357/?fundraiser_source=external_url