Glennace Cohen

Reflections on 50 years of Figure Skating

It is an honor and a privilege to have worked with fellow judges from all over the country. My skating started as follows: My father took me skating at about the age of 9 and decided I would have more fun by joining the Hershey Junior Figure Skating Club which at that time was the largest in the country. My father thought that the public skating sessions looked as though it was a big pudding. I was a single skater and competed in local competitions and the Philadelphia areas. As an adult skater I had a dance partner and competed in Lake Placid and South Atlantics.

My judging started in New York as Mr. McCullough decided I should become a judge because I had a skating background. I drove 140 miles round trip to trial judge one pre-preliminary test. In New York, we joined the Bear Mountain Figure Skating Club, where I was test chairman, and then the Westchester Figure Skating Club. Later we moved to suburban Philadelphia, where we joined the Skating Club of Wilmington and the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, At the time, Ron Ludington was coaching at the Skating Club of Wilmington and many National competitors were there for Pairs, Dance and Singles. He also taught recreational and test skaters. I was fortunate to trial judge and receive my National Judge appointments for Singles, Pairs, Dance and Synchro. I have also served as Chairman of the Skate Wilmington Competition.  I also have served as Vice Chairman for Dance Judges tor South Atlantics and later Midwesterns. I also served as Chair for Colorado State Games. When Mr. Ludington moved to the University of Delaware, he asked me to serve as Test Chairman which I accepted.

When we moved to Colorado we joined the Rocky Mountain Skating Club and subsequently joined the Broadmoor Skating Club. After judging Nationals, Sectionals, Regionals and Sports Festivals, I can say it has been busy and rewarding Fifty years and still is.

~Glennace Cohen


2020-2021 Season


Kelly Arnett Recognized as a 2020 U.S. Figure Skating ‘Get Up Champion’

Kelly Arnett, a member of the Broadmoor Skating Club, has been recognized as a 2020 U.S. Figure Skating “Get Up Champion”. This program recognizes members of U.S. Figure Skating who inspire courage and perseverance by sharing a story of overcoming and enduring difficult times or a situation in their life. Kelly is truly a “Get Up Champion”. Her story is one of enduring a medical condition from birth and overcoming the physical and sociological challenges that accompany it. Figure skating started as Kelly’s therapy and soon became her passion. Kelly flourished in the sport and made great achievements. Read her truly inspiring story below.


2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Congratulations to our National Medalists!

Clare Seo – 2021 Junior Ladies Bronze Medalist!

Isabella Flores (Dimitry Tsarevski, All Year Figure Skating Club) – 2021 Junior Ice Dance Pewter Medalist!

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Honorable Mention

Camden Pulkinen – Senior Mens, Seventh

Maryn Pierce – Senior Ladies, Twelfth

Evelyn Grace Hanns (Jim Garbutt, Champions Edge Skating Club) – Senior Pairs, Ninth

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Congratulations to the National Medalists who train in our facility with our coaches!

Bradie Tennell – 2021 Ladies Champion

Karen Chen – 2021 Ladies Bronze Medalist

Vincent Zhou – 2021 Mens Silver Medalist

Joseph Klein – 2021 Junior Mens Silver Medalist


Broadmoor Skating Club Members selected for U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team and Scholarships

Isabella Flores and Maryn Pierce have both been selected for the 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team. The U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team Program recognizes and rewards student-athletes who excel in academics, community involvement, and figure skating. The criteria for consideration include the following:

  • Be a current member of U.S. Figure Skating
  • Be a full-time student in their junior or senior year of high school
  • Enrollment in a fully accredited secondary school with the minimum credit hours necessary for full-time status
  • Have maintained at least a 3.4 GPA (out of 4.0) or 93 percent (out of 100) over the past two academic years
  • Have competed in a U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competition at the novice, junior, or senior level during the past two years

This season there were over 120 applicants and Isabella and Maryn were among the 11 skaters chosen to receive this honor. Each Honoree receives a $3,000.00 scholarship as well as a $1,000.00 donation to a charity of their choice.

Congratulations Isabella and Maryn! We are very proud of you.


2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Congratulations and good luck to our 2021 National Team Members!

Paige Rydberg, Senior Ladies
Camden Pulkinen, Senior Men
Andrew Torgashev, Senior Men
Sara Burden & Matthew Rounis, Senior Pairs
Mikhail Johnson, Senior Pairs
Evelyn Grace Hahns, Senior Pairs
Maryn Pierce, Junior Ladies
Claire Seo, Junior Ladies
Isabella Flores, Junior Ice Dance


2020 Skate America

Paige Rydberg and Camden Pulkinen compete at the 2020 Skate America.

Congratulations Paige and Camden!


2020 Peggy Fleming Trophy Event

Congratulations Andrew Torgashev for a stellar performance and taking 2nd place in the 2020 Peggy Fleming Trophy event!


Jason Brown captures first-of-its-kind virtual figure skating event

A digital-first figure skating event in the U.S. joins the collection of global competitions that are bringing athletes together — virtually. Could this be the way of the future?

With skaters competing at separate rinks across North America via video submissions, figure skating officially waded into the virtual sporting world on Friday night with the Peggy Fleming Trophy.

2014 Olympic team bronze medallist and 2015 U.S. champion Jason Brown turned in a stirring performance with “Melancholy” by Alexey Kosenko (choreographed by Rohene Ward) to capture the title in what was a hybrid event of competition-meets-exhibition.

Skaters taped their programs and sent them in for Friday’s broadcast, shown on US Figure Skating’s digital platforms. [View the event here.] While the event could prove as a testing ground for sanctioned ISU events – including the to-be-announced fall Grand Prix Series – skaters in the event were allowed to re-do their programs and submit their highest-quality skate.

Brown said “Melancholy” is one of two short programs he’s choreographed for the coming season. The Peggy Fleming Trophy, judged by a panel of remote officials, honed in on artistry and overall presentation. Brown was seamless in his performance, skated with his usual command of the ice and connection to the music.

Decisive Brown

Brown scored a 129.20 total in the three-minute, 30-minute program, a mix between the short program and free skate. He finished nearly nine points ahead of second-place skater Andrew Torgashev at 120.59. Timothy Dolensky placed third at 119.53.

In the mixed-gender event that featured 17 American skaters, 2018 Olympian Karen Chen came in seventh while former U.S. junior champion Courtney Hicks was sixth.

Other notables included: Tomoki Hiwatashi, the 2019 world junior champion, in fourth; Emmanuel Savary fifth; and Camden Pulkinen, also a former U.S. junior champ, 10th.

The way of the future?

Speaking to the Olympic Channel earlier this week, Brown said he could see the possibility of using virtual, digital-first events in lieu of in-person competitions if the COVID-19 pandemic persists.

“Unprecedented times call for unprecedented events,” said the Toronto-based skater, who trains under 1988 Olympic champion Brian Orser alongside two-time Olympic gold medallist Hanyu Yuzuru and 2018 silver medallist Evgenia Medvedeva.

Added Chen, who was fourth at Worlds in 2017: “Depending on how everything pans out, this format could potentially be implemented to other competitions,” she said. “However, I believe that there would have to be a significant amount of trial and error to find what not only works best for everyone, but also the fairest.”


2019-2020 Season

2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Broadmoor Skating Club congratulates our National Medalists!

Kate Finster (Northern Kentucky SC) and Balazs Nagy – 2020 Gold medalists in Junior pairs!

Winter Deardorff (Northern Kentucky SC) and Mikhail  Johnson – 2020 Bronze medalists in Junior pairs!

Congratulations to the Broadmoor Skating Club’s 2020 National Team!

Courtney Hicks, Senior Ladies
Paige Rydberg, Senior Ladies
Camden Pulkinen, Senior Men
Emmanuel Savary, Senior Men
Andrew Torgashev, Senior Men
Nica Digerness & (Danny Neudecker), Senior Pairs
Tarah Kayne & (Danny O’Shea), Senior Pairs
Christopher Knierim & (Alexa Knierim), Senior Pairs
Bailey Melton & (Ryan O’Donnell), Senior Dance
Maryn Pierce, Junior Ladies
Sarah Burden & (Jake Pagano), Junior Pairs
Sydney Flaum & Alex Wellman, Junior Pairs
Evelyn Grace Hanns & (Jon Garbutt), Junior Pairs
Mikhail  Johnson & (Winter Deardorff), Junior Pairs
Balazs Nagy & (Kate Finster), Junior Pairs
Isabella Flores & Adam Bouaziz, Junior Dance
Katie Holling, Intermediate Ladies
Ellie Kam, Intermediate Ladies

Note: Non-members are in parenthesis ().

2018-2019 Season

2019 Junior Worlds

Good luck to TJ Nyman, Sarah Feng, Kate Finster and Balazs Nagy as they head to Junior Worlds!

We congratulate Camden on his selection to represent US in World Junior Championship! Skate Great!!!!

2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Broadmoor Skating Club congratulates our National Medalists!

Kate Finster (Northern Kentucky SC) and Balazs Nagy – 2019 Silver medalists in Junior pairs!

Dimitry Tsarevski and Leah Neset (Magic City FSC) – 2019 Silver medalists in Intermediate dance!

 Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim Win Silver at Golden Spin in Zagreb, Croatia 


The Knierims were in third place going into the final segment and went on to win the free skate with 118.80 points. They finished with 182.82 total points to secure their second Challenger Series silver medal of the season.

Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea Win the Silver Medal at

TrophyInternationaux de France 


Tarah and Danny won their first career Grand Prix medal, taking silver with 191.43 points. In the freeskate, Tarah and Danny earned 127.98 points. Congratulations!

Congratulations to 2019 National Championship Qualifiers

Emmanuel Savary Silver medalist Midwestern Sectional Senior Men

Alex Wellman Silver medalist Midwestern Sectional Junior Men

Balasz Nagy (Kate Finster) Silver medalist Midwestern Sectional Junior Pairs

Evelyn Grace Hahns (Kristofer Ogren) Pewter medalist Midwestern Sectional Pairs

Sarah Burden (Jake Pagano) Silver medalist Midwestern Sectional Novice Pairs

Campbell Young & Mikhail Gumba Pewter medalists Midwestern Sectional Novice Pairs

Dimitry Tsarevski (Leah Neset) Champions Midwestern Sectionals Intermediate Dance

Davis Ortonward (Romy Malcolm) Pewter medalists Pacific Coast Sectional Intermediate Dance

The rest of our National Team will be posted once official roster for 2019 US Nationals is announced.

Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim Win Bronze at NHK Trophy


Congratulations to Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim for winning the bronze medal at NHK Trophy this past week in Japan!

Upgrades to Olympic and NHL Rinks Audio System


The Broadmoor World Arena will be upgrading the sound systems in both the Olympic rink and the NHL rink throughout October 2018 and into early November 2018.  The Broadmoor Skating Club contributed significantly to the cost of the new sound systems.


Annabelle Schneider-Farris Passes Her Last Two International Ice Dances and Earns Her 7th Gold Medal!


She now has earned gold medals in Senior Moves, Senior Solo Free Dance, Senior Free Skate, Senior Pairs, Gold Dance, Senior Free Dance, and has passed all 10 dances in the International Dance test which earned her a 7th Gold Medal. Her sister Rebekah has almost done the same thing: Rebekah has earned six gold medals in Senior Moves, Senior Pairs, Senior Solo Free Dance, Gold Dance, Senior Free Dance, and has also passed all 10 International dances completing the International Dance test.