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Miami FSC Skaters Prepare to Leave for South Atlantic Regional
Miami FSC is very excited to be fielding this group of talented young
skaters at the USFS South Atlantic Regional Championships. They will be
traveling to Aston, Pennsylvania next week! We wish all competitors the best
of luck! Pictured above from left to right are Ariana Silva/Falcon, Melissa
Gonzalez, Anna Sophia Rodriguez, Maia Snyder, Dania Fernandez, Sarah Arana,
Camila Vasquez, Isabella Martin, Veronica Manes and Danielle Cooner.
and Joy compete this weekend at the ISU Jr. Grand
In Torun, Poland! The pair recently won the Jr. Pairs Silver Medal in
Colorado and are once again representing the U.S. at this important event!
Max Fernandez and Joy Weinberg win Silver at the ISU Jr.
Miami FSC Home Club
Member Max Fernandez competed at the ISU Jr.
Grand Prix in the Jr. Pairs event with partner
Joy Weinberg. They placed first in the Short
Program and Second in the Long program brining
home the combined Silver Medal in the Jr. Parirs
event. This prestigious international
event was held in Colorado
Springs, Co. The pair has only been together a
short time and they are thrilled to have been selected
by US Figure Skating to represent the U.S! Way
to go Max and Joy!
JOIN THE MIAMI FSC!
We are member club #4956 of U.S. Figure Skating and the most southern club
in the United States. The mission of the Miami Figure Skating Club is to
serve as a fun, safe,
supportive community which promotes individual growth for figure skaters,
both recreational and competitive, and to encourage good sportsmanship and
teamwork, all through education, competitions, ice shows, testing, and
social activities for the love of the sport.
Test Session News
to Isabella Vazquez for becoming the newest member of the elite "Senior" Club!
Isabella accomplished the Senior Moves in the Field Test on the July 19, 2015
Miami FSC Test Session! The test session was another big success with tests
ranging from Pre Preliminary to Senior. Another highlight was Melissa
Gonzalez passing her Novice Freeskating Test! Congratulations to all!
MFSC Skaters take U.S. Figure Skating’s S.T.A.R.S. fitness tests
Caption – Miami Figure Skating Club athletes at
the U.S. Figure Skating S.T.A.R.S. combine: Front Row (l to r) Katty
Contreras, Melissa Gonzalez, Ariana Silva Falcon, Lesly Prieto; Back Row (l
to r) Maia Snyder, Isabella Martin, Danielle Cooner, Iris Kirchman, Jade
Garcia; Not pictured: Massiel Gonzalez.
On June 7, 2015, ten Miami Figure Skating Club athletes participated in U.S.
Figure Skating’s S.T.A.R.S. fitness testing combine. The ten Miami skaters
were, Maia Snyder, Melissa Gonzalez, Isabella Martin, Ariana Silva Falcon,
Iris Kirchman, Danielle Cooner, Lesly Prieto, Katty Contreras, Jade Garcia,
and Massiel Gonzalez. Isabella Vazquez and Veronica Manes also completed the
S.T.A.R.S. combine in April and numerous other MFSC athletes have taken it
in previous years.
S.T.A.R.S. fitness testing consists of 15 specific strength and conditioning
assessments in three areas important to on-ice perfor¬mance: 1) Strength and
power; 2) Flexibility; 3) Agility, balance and coordination. Although all of
these athletic skills are trained on the ice, off-ice training in these
areas is also important for strengthening muscles, improving specific
techniques and reducing the athlete’s risk of injury.
Our Miami athletes received immediate feedback, including comparisons with
other athletes of the same age and competitive levels, and specific
exercises to improve each of the 15 assessed areas. That feedback can be
shared with coaches and Kendall Ice Arena fitness trainers to assist in
developing a training program tailored to each athlete’s specific strengths
and weaknesses. At the end of the competitive season the athletes will be
able to compare their results with all results from all athletes from
The S.T.A.R.S. combine also included a one hour seminar for coaches,
parents, and athletes. The seminar was entitled “The Training Game” and was
presented by Peter Zapalo, Director of Sports Science and Medicine for U.S.
Figure Skating. The seminar heavily stressed coordinating on-ice lessons and
practices and off-ice conditioning very specifically with performance goals
for the year, and emphasized the importance of varying the training volume
and intensity at different stages of the season for maximum results.
Featuring USFS National Technical Specialist Kate Horan
Kendall Ice Arena invited USFS National Technical
Specialist Kate Horan from Virginia on April 25 and 26 to conduct a seminar
for skaters planning to compete at the upcoming South Atlantics Regional
Championships. Mrs. Horan started off with a Q & A Session and discussed
important issues from the viewpoint of the IJS Technical Panel. The Miami
FSC Regionals Team then presented their Long Programs on Saturday evening
and Short programs on Sunday morning. The skaters were critiqued by the
specialist who offered constructive IJS criticisim and tips. USFS Judge
Christina Vandermissen joined in on Sunday morning to offer comments from
the judges point of view. Parents, coaches and skaters all unanimously
agreed that it was a very positive and productive weekend! Many thanks to
Kate and Christina!
USFS National Components Camp News
Miami FSC Skaters are training at the
USFS National Components Camp in Geneva, Illinois at the Fox Valley Ice
Arena April 17-19, 2015. Pictured above from left to right are Danielle
Cooner, Isabella Vazquez, Veronica Manes and Ariana Silva-Falcon.
This is a national training camp
open to athletes who competed at the most recent regional championships. It
will feature on-ice and off-ice classes designed to help competitive skaters
improve their program components mark.
U.S. Figure Skating's Athlete
Development Department is responsible for the curriculum, faculty and design
of this camp. Athletes are assigned to "teams" of 20 skaters of similar
skill, age and skating discipline. Athletes stay with their team for the
entire weekend and learn in a fun, group environment.
The focus of the camp is on
developing skills in a relaxed setting to help competitive skaters improve
their scores in the five program components areas: Skating Skills,
Transitions, Choreography, Performance/Execution and Musical Interpretation.
All presenters are selected for
their expertise in teaching athletes "the second mark" and for their
experience in working with groups of athletes. Singles, pairs and ice
dancing athletes have the opportunity to focus on developing their inner
artist and performer, their skating skills, edges and turns, making friends
and having a blast while not having to worry about the technical aspect of
Great Results at the Florida Open!
Congratulations to all of the Miami FSC skaters who competed at the
Florida Open in Maitalnd, Florida April 10 to 13. Our skaters performed
exceptionally well with many medals received and two making the final rounds
for the hotly contested Juvenile and Intermediate levels! Complete results
can be found at icejudge.com.
Max and Cirinia!
January 17-25, 2015
(Click on the logo for complete Nationals Information).
to go! Max and Cirinia are the 2015 Junior
Eastern Sectional Pair Champions! On to the
US Figure Skating Championships!
Congratulations! - February 1, 2015 Results
to all our 2015 South Atlantic Regional Competitors who competed in
Alpharetta, Georgia! Job well done!
MIAMI OPEN COMPETITION
Annual Challenging competition for all levels of skaters featuring the
full IJS computer system.
The competition package is out with the exciting additon of Pairs and
Solo Dance. Entries are though entryeeze.com!
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