Rising Stars Competition, June 9
Come take part in the Rising Stars Club Competition!
June 9th, 2013 at the Oakland Ice Center
Open to all Club members from Beginner to Preliminary levels, the goal of this event is to introduce beginner
skaters to the fun and excitement of competition and to further their development into life long lovers of skating.
If you are enrolled in a Sharks Ice learn to skate class check out the announcement
and complete the application found
please read this announcement
and complete the application found
Yes, it is almost that time of year again. All memberships (except Collegiate) expire on June 30. If you want to
compete or test after that date then you need to renew your membership. Coach members must complete Club membership,
and PSA and US Figure Skating requirements by July 1. Click
here to go to the online membership site. Paper
forms are also available here.
Adult International Competition
We have a few results from those St Moritz members competing at the 2013 ISU International
Adult Figure Skating Competition in Oberstdorf, Germany. Congratulations to:
Ian Catindig, 1st Silver Men I Artistic
Rachael Crim, 3rd Gold Ladies I Freeskate
Brandy Lokken, 7th Silver Ladies I Freeskate
Candidates for Board Announced
The Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following club members who are willing
to run for election to the St Moritz ISC Board of Directors.
We have seven excellent candidates for the five seats.
The nominees are (in alphabetical order):
Thank you to the members of the nominating committee - Dirk Vanderlaan, Patty Vicary, Irene Bacani,
Kianoosh Samii, and Pattie Murphy for their hard work. Please thank them when you get a chance. A
special thanks the the Dublin Parents of the Synchro Skating Team for their work into getting the
ballots produced, stuffed and mailed. That's a big job!
The ballots are scheduled to be mailed on the week of May 12th, and need to be returned by
May 29th - the election date - so the results can be announced at the Picnic/Annual Meeting on June 1st.
If you have any questions about the election please contact the Nominating Committee
Graduating Senior Recognition Program
If you are graduating from high school this year, congratulations on completing a big chapter
of your life and cheers to the many adventures to come! The St. Moritz ISC would love to have skating
continue to be a part of those adventures. Through the SMISC Recognition and Gift Program, St. Moritz
would like to offer you a complementary four year St. Moritz membership. In order to qualify and to be
recognized in the club newsletter, you must submit your name and the college you will be attending to
by May 10th. You must also submit
and a one page essay describing how you plan on
staying involved in the figure skating community and how the SMISC can help you do so. The form and
essay must be submitted to Teressa Vellrath by May 20th.
Congratulations! We look forward to hearing from you!
Test Chair Needed
Many thanks to Lisa Erle for her service as interim Test Chair for our Moves and Freestyle tests in Dublin.
We are looking for two volunteers to take over the general scheduling of tests and the running of test sessions
in Dublin. The Test Chair needs to be available to receive applications and schedule tests for both rinks
(Dublin and Oakland). The test session coordinator in Dublin needs to be available about 7-8 times a year to
run test sessions in Dublin. Generally test sessions in Dublin are during the day on Tuesdays, with a few in
the evening on Tuesday or Thursday.
No experience is necessary as we will train you. It's not hard, just requires organization and follow up skills!
Please consider volunteering as we will not be able to have test sessions if we can't find a replacement.
or any board member if you would be interested or want more information.
Annual Meeting and Picnic
Please save Saturday June 1 and plan to attend the club's annual meeting and
picnic. It will be held from 11:30 - 3:30 at
Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline
7250 Doolittle Drive
Oakland, CA 94621
You can find the reservation form here.
We hope to see you there!
Proposed Bylaws Changes
At the March meeting, the Board approved proposed changes to the Club's bylaws. Please click
here to review
the proposed bylaws. Changes have been highlighted with language to be deleted struck and language to be added underlined. There were a number of changes that were correcting typos, formatting or renumbering that are highlighted only. The proposed changes will have a final vote at our meeting on April 24, 2013 in Oakland. Members who have questions regarding the changes are invited to attend this meeting or you may send questions in advance to our Club Secretary, Phillip Diguglielmo.
Feature on Synchronized Skating
Congratulations to all of the St. Moritz Ice Skating Club skaters competing at the
2013 Synchronized National Championships in Michigan! In honor of Synchro Nationals
our featured skater article is written by Devin Wang. Devin started skating with the
Silver Stars in Dublin and is now competing with the Haydenettes at the Senior level
nationally and internationally. Check out her article by clicking here.
Thank you for your story Devin!
Here are the synchronized skating opportunities you can become a part of:
Silver Stars' Open Juvenile team just earned the Silver Medal at the Pacific
Coast Synchronized Skating Sectionals on January 25th 2013! Silver Stars is for
skaters 7-17 years old who have passed the Freestyle 4 or higher group classes
at Dublin. They just started Spring Training, so now is the perfect time for
skaters to come see if synchro is for them! Practices are on Thursday evenings,
and they should contact
for more information.
Cold Fusion- Adult Master Team
Cold Fusion earned the pewter medal at the 2013 Pacific Coast Synchronized
Skating Sectional Championships! USFSA criteria is a minimum age of 25 to compete.
Skaters should be tested on moves in the field through Adult Bronze. Individuals can
join, work on their skills and take their test while practicing for competition.
Coaches are Alyn Libman and Laurie Mellema-Haun and practices are Saturday mornings,
starting at 6:30am at the Oakland Ice Center. Contact
Please click here to see pictures of our teams.
Due to a some malicious hacking activity, the CCIA website (www.cciaskates.org) is requiring some
repair. In the meantime, there have been requests for a copy of the CCIA calendar. The calendar is
available here as a .pdf download.
2013 Central Pacific Regional Championships
Congratulations to all of the SMISC skaters that competed this past weekend in Murray,
Utah! The SMISC is incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of each of our
A big round of applause for our skaters that qualified for Pacific Coast Sectionals:
Laney Diggs and Lizzie Goetz in Senior, and Nina Ouellette in Juvenile.
Results for all Club members are listed below. If you have any photos of your
skater to share from the competition on the SMISC website, please email them to Katie.
2- Laney Diggs
3- Lizzie Goetz
5- Deanna Jade Lim
6- Anna Marie Pearce
7- Sami Lew
9- Kaylin Yu
5- Chelsea Yim
7- Xylina Rusit
9- Molly Zeme
12- Emily Zeme
19- Renee Velasquez
8- Alice Yang
10- Mikaela Manoogian
13- Sarah Liao
14- Kaysie Yu
1- Nina Ouellette
6- Sierra Venetta
8- Nozomi Hallberg
9- Tiffany Yim
24- Madi Hales
Mark Sadusky, Pre-Juvenile Boys Free Skate- 1st
Sara Zimmerman, Pre-Juvenile Girls Free Skate A- 5th
Kaori Quan, Pre-Preliminary Girls 10 & Under Free Skate B- 2nd
Donate to St Moritz
Did you know that St Moritz is now a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization? This means that any donations you
make to the club are tax deductable to you. We have updated our donation page to explain the various giving opportunities
that are available. We also now accept donations via Google checkout so you can give using your credit card. Thanks
for helping your club and your fellow members.
2011 - 2012 Honor Roll
The Honor Roll for the 2011 - 2012 membership season has been updated and is now
available here. We have included our graduating high school seniors, Class of 2012. If
you are not on the list it is because we could not confirm your information in time.
Please contact Lisa Erle if you need to be added to our list.