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.
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.
Good Luck to our skaters competing in upcoming competitions:
2019 ATLANTA OPEN
ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA – June 12-15, 2019
2019 CHESEAPEAKE OPEN
LAUREL, MARYLAND – June 19-22, 2019
2019 LAKE PLACID FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK – June 26-30, 2019
MENTOR, OHIO – July 13, 2019
Shawn Hagan, Jr.
SKATE WILMINGTON 2019
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – July 17-21, 2019
2019 PHILADELPHIA SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS
ASTON, PENNSYLVANIA – July 29 – August 3, 2019
STATE GAMES OF AMERICA
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – July 30, 2019
Shawn Hagan, Jr.
2019 HERSHEY OPEN
HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA – August 7-11, 2019
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – August 17, 2019
Congratulations to Ana Lestina and Ben McLemore who competed at the 2019 US Figure Skating Championships in Novice Pairs; and for Alannah Binotto with her partner Shiloh Judd who competed at the 2019 US Figure Skating Championships in Senior Dance!
A recent 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 the new skating year (2018-19). 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.