Organized in 1923, the Pittsburgh Figure Skating Club is one of the oldest clubs in the United States. As one of over 480 member clubs of U.S. Figure Skating, the Pittsburgh Figure Skating Club seeks to encourage participation in the sport of figure skating by all persons.
Good luck to our skaters competing at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, California, January 23 – 29, 2023:
Rebecca Sun – Juvenile Girls
Joshua Levitt with Cara Murphy – Senior Dance
Congratulations to Rebecca Sun for placing 3rd at the Eastern Sectional Singles – Juvenile Girls and being able to attend the High Performance National Development Camp.
What is High Performance National Development Camp? High Performance National Development Camp (HPNDC) is hosted annually by U.S. Figure Skating, the National Governing Body for figure skating in the United States, and is the premier program for Juvenile, Intermediate, and Novice athletes. HPNDC gives athletes the opportunity to learn and interact with National and International officials; demonstrate to U.S. Figure Skating their mastery of technical elements, program components, and skills-in-progress for the upcoming season and beyond; and learn from a vast array of leading professionals in the sport. In addition to on and off ice classes, HPNDC will include two competitive segments assessed by a panel of officials and the High Performance Department: the jump consistency final and performance final. The jump consistency final will be a series of jump drills to no music and the performance final will be a condensed program with required elements. More details will be communicated to HPNDC qualifiers. U.S. Figure Skating will use their observations at NDC to inform selection committees for future Domestic and International opportunities. High Performance National Development Camp for Singles, Pairs, and Ice Dance athletes features a three-day on- and off-ice group training camp, in conjunction with U.S. Figure Skating Official Guided Observation of the 2023 TOYOTA U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Athletes will start their week with the competitive training camp that will transition into observation of the Junior and Senior events through the conclusion of the Senior Free Skate events (Sunday, January 29). The observation of these events allows NDT athletes to learn competitive strategies, support fellow athletes, learn through watching top-level skaters, and envision their future in the sport! What does it mean to be part of the National Development Team? Qualifying for the National Development Team is a great accomplishment! Being a member of the National Development team identifies each athlete as one of the top developing athletes in their discipline. This puts you on the radar for becoming a future Team USA member and to someday represent the United States of America in international competition. This is a great honor and achievement in your journey to becoming an elite figure skater. This is the beginning of your journey – remember to stay focused, hard-working, passionate, and grateful for every opportunity.
2022 Skate Pittsburgh live scoring:
Congratulations to Olivia Strickland who recently received the Silver Certificate from US Figure Skating. These certificates are given to high school seniors who have continued to skate, test and compete in high school in addition to maintaining an exemplary academic effort. Olivia was presented her certificate at a recent school assembly. She attends The Ellis School and the certificate was presented by the Upper School Director, Lauren Laschon.
An article about Ana & Ben competing at the 2019 US Figure Skating Championships appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Congratulations to Ana Lestina & Ben McLemore on their North American Series Assignment from USFS. They will be competing with other Novice Teams from the US and Canada at Skate Milwaukee from July 11-15, 2018.
Congratulations to Elena Valova – Pittsburgh FSC Coach and World Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2018! She competed with Oleg Vasiliev for the Soviet Union at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics in Pairs and won the Silver Medal.
Congratulations to Ryan & Charlotte in their first international debut at the Warsaw Cup 2016. You can see their Free Dance here, start at the 5:00:00 mark:
A news article about Ryan and Charlotte was in the TribLive: http://triblive.com/sports/otherlocal/9949224-85/devereaux-skating-maxwell
Reminder – 6 hours of volunteer time per skater needs to be completed for each new skating year. Many opportunities are available: club ice monitor Sunday afternoons beginning in September; test sessions; at the club’s Learn-to-Skate program at Schenley Park Ice Rink beginning in December; annual Skate Pittsburgh competition. Members not fulfilling the 6 hours must pay $120.00.