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Irina Vorobieva

June 30, 1958 - April 12, 2022

Irina Vorobieva was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She was a Russian pair skater who competed for the Soviet Union.

In 1976 Irina and her partner were the Soviet champions in Pairs and went on to win the Bronze medal at the World Championships. They competed in the 1976 Olympics and finished 4th. The next year they won the Silver medal at the 1977 World Championships.

In 1981 Irina and her new partner became the 1981 World champions and the 1981 European champions in Pairs Skating. 

Irina was a coach at the World Arena in Colorado Springs and a member of the Broadmoor Skating Club. Among her students were Brittany Vise and Nicholas Kole, Tiffany Vise and Derek Trent, and Shelby Lyons and Brian Wells.

She will be greatly  missed.

Clare Seo wins the 2022 Junior Ladies National Title

Clare Seo is the 2022 Junior ladies US Figure Skating National champion. She skated a flawless short program scoring an impressive 67.38. Her free skate was equally impressive scoring a 118.15 for a total score of 185.53!  Clare will represent the USA at the 2022 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championship in April at Tallinn, Estonia.

2022 US National Team Members

CAYLA COTTRELL (Palkhouski, Uladzislau) – Sr. Ice Dance

CLARE SEO- Jr. Ladies
ELLIE KAM (Ian Mayh) – Jr. Pairs
ISABELLA FLORES AND DIMITRY TSAREVSKY – Jr. Ice Dance
DAVIS ORTONWARD (Rebecca Kerscher) – Jr. Ice Dance

P. KANESHIGE – Novice Ladies
PHOEBE STUBBLEFIELD – Novice Ladies

LOGAN HIGASE-CHEN – Intermediate Ladies

GRACE AND LUKE FISHER – Juvenile Dance

Paige Rydberg Wins Gold at the 2021 U.S. Collegiate Championships

Paige Rydberg, a senior at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs won the gold medal at the U.S. Collegiate Championships. She dominated with a 32 point lead and a total score of 175.25.  See the full story HERE.

Competition Results (9/20/21)

 
 
 

Paige Rydberg finishes 5th at the 2021 US Figure Skating Classic.

Maryn Pierce makes her Junior Grand Prix debut in Russia and finishes 8th.

Phattiratide Kaneshige wins gold at the 2021 USFS Novice/Junior Skating Challenge.

Phoebe Stubblefield places 5th at the 2021 USFS Novice/Junior Skating Challenge.

Competing in the 2021 National Solo Dance Finals are:
Kelly Arnett (8th – Gold Dance)
Elizabeth Lee (5th – Jr. Combined)
Claire Katen Congratulations to all of our skaters!


Clare Seo, Flores & Tsareski make their ISU Junior Grand Prix Debut

Clare Seo, Jr. Ladies, and Isabella Flores and Dimitri Tsareski, Jr. Ice Dance, make their Junior Grand Prix debut representing the USA at Courchevel, France. Seo place 3rd in the Junior Women’s event and Flores and Tsareski place 2nd in Junior Ice Dance.


Courtney Hicks places 12th in the Peggy Fleming Trophy!

Courtney returns to the ice with a beautiful performance in the Peggy Fleming Trophy, placing 12th overall.

Great job, Courtney!

Read more Peggy Fleming Trophy results here.


Glennace Cohen

Reflections on 50 Years in 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
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