─⛸️─ Ava Ziegler wins the Gold and Lindsay Thorngren wins the Silver at the NHK Trophy ─⛸️─ Chelsea Liu and Balazs Nagy win the Bronze medal in Pairs at Skate America ─⛸️─ Bradie Tennell wins the Gold medal at Budapest Trophy ─⛸️─ Audrey Shin wins the Gold medal at the Kings Cup International ─⛸️─ Danny O'Shea and Ellie Kam (Thunderbirds FSC) win the Gold medal in Pairs and Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko (SC of SF) win the Silver medal in Dance at the CS Finlandia Trophy ─⛸️─ Bradie Tennell wins the Gold Medal at the Shanghai Trophy

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The XXIV Olympic Winter Games will take place from February 4th to 20th in Beijing. Four SCNY athletes will be participating.

Representing the United States are Ashley Cain-Gribble and her partner Timothy LeDuc (LAFSC).
Representing Israel in the Men's event is Alexei Bychenko and in the Pairs event Evgeni Krasnopolski and his partner Hailey Kops.
Alexia Paganini is representing Switzerland in the Women's. Good Luck Team USA, Team Israel and Team Switzerland!

 Click here learn more about The Skating Club of New York's Olympic History 

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The 2022 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships concluded January 9th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Eighteen SCNY members and associate members competed at the junior and senior level. Congratulations, all participants. We are so proud of ALL of you! Here is a recap of the results and the International assignments:

Championship Pairs
Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc (LAFSC, Assoc SCNY) win their second US title and are named to the 2022 Olympic team and World Championships.
Jessica Calalang (DuPage FSC) & Brian Johnson won the Silver Medal for the third straight season, they are 1st alternates for the Olympic Team and 1st alternates for the World Championships

Junior Ladies
Ava Ziegler - Silver Medal

Championship Ladies 
Lindsay Thorngren (5) – 2022 Olympics Alternate 1, World Championship Alternate 2
Audrey Shin (6) - Four Continents Championships
Rena Ikenishi, (13)

Championship Men 
Camden Pulkinen (5)- Four Continents Championships, Olympic Team Alternate 2 and World Championships Alternate 2

Championship Pairs 
Katie McBeath (Winterherst FSC) & Nathan Bartholomay (5) - Four Continents Championships 
Kate Finster & Matej Silecky (7)
Anastasiia Smirnova and Danil Siianytsia (W/D) - World Junior Championships

Championship Dance 
Christina Carriera & Anthony Ponomarenko (SC of SF) (7) - Four Continents and World Championships Alternate 3
Eva Pate (Strongsville FSC) & Logan Bye (8) - Four Continents Championships Alternate 1

Junior Ladies 
Katie Krafchik (14)

Junior Pairs 
Cate Fleming & Chase Finster (6) - World Junior Championships Alternate 2
Brooke Barrett (SC of Boston) & Levon Davis (8)  
Mandy Romero & Kristofer Ogren (Kansas City FSC) (9)

Junior Dance
Oona Brown and Gage Brown (W/D) - World Junior Championships


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Twenty-five SCNY athletes will be competing at the 2022 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships Jan. 3-9, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Championship Ladies
Rena Ikenishi
Audrey Shin
Lindsay Thorngren

Championship Men
Camden Pulkinen

Championship Pairs
Ashley Cain-Gribble & Timothy Le Duc (LAFSC)
Jessica Catalang (DuPage FSC) & Brian Johnson
Kate Finster & Matej Silecky
Chelsea Liu & Danny O'Shea 
Katie McBeath (Winterherst FSC) & Nathan Bartholomay
Anastasiia Smirnova & Danil Siianytsia (All Year FSC)

Championship Dance
Christina Carriera & Anthony Ponomarenko (SC of SF)
Avonley Nguyen & Grigory Smirnov
Eva Pate (Strongsville FSC) & Logan Bye

Junior Ladies
Katie Krafchik
Ashley Leahy
Ava Ziegler

Junior Pairs
Brooke Barrett (SC of Boston) & Levon Davis
Cate Fleming & Chase Finster
Mandy Romero & Kristofer Ogren (Kansas City FSC)

Junior Dance
Oona Brown & Gage Brown

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 Congratulations to SCNY member and two-time Olympic judge Lucy Joyce Brennan on being elected to the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame! The induction ceremony is at the US National Championships in Nashville January 9th. A well deserved honor!

With more than 60 years of service as an official, Lucy Joyce Brennan has judged and refereed at multiple Olympics, World Championships, World Junior Championships and other major ISU events. She has received numerous awards, including the 2006 ISU Gold Award of Merit. She judged at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games (ladies) and 2002 Salt Lake City Oympic Games (pairs). She is the first American woman to serve as an ISU championship referee in singles and pairs. Mrs. Brennan, a longtime member of The Skating Club of New York, has also served as the chief referee at the 2001 U.S. Championships and is the long-time chief referee of SCNY's Middle Atlantic Figure Skating Championships.. 


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Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series is being for the 2021-22 season as part of the . The series of eight competitions replaces the traditional U.S. Qualifying Season competitions. Advancement to Nationals will be based on each skaters’ highest score earned rather than placement at each competition and the approved advancement criteria can be found here. Qualification to the National High Performance Development Team will also be based on highest score and additional details can be found within the series handbook.

The following are the results of the competitions in which SCNY skaters medaled:

Alpharetta, Georgia - Nov. 17-20, 2021

Violeta Ushakova Senior Ladies -Silver
Katie Krafchik Junior Ladies A -Bronze
Alina Bohutska Novice Ladies Group B - Gold
Caroline Santaguida Novice Ladies Group B -Bronze
Paige Greenstein Novice Ladies Group C - Bronze
Sylvia Li, North Jersey FSC & Novice Dance - Bronze
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Mia Barghout Intermediate Ladies Group A - Gold
Annabelle McKenzie Juvenile Girls - Pewter

Norwood, Massachusetts - Nov. 9-13, 2021

Rena Ikenishi, Senior Ladies - Silver
Anastasiia Smirnova &  Senior Pairs - Gold
  Danil Siianytsia, All Year FSC
Ava Ziegler Junior Ladies Champion
Ashley Leahy Junior Ladies A - Gold
Katie Krafchik Junior Ladies B - Silver
Cayetana Gonzalez, Novice Ladies Group B -Silver
Dalila DeLaura, Novice Ladies Group A -Bronze
Lucy Gioioso Novice Ladies Group B- Bronze
Erika Allen Intermediate Ladies Group B - Pewter
Claire Meng Intermediate Ladies Group C - Pewter
Naiya Mentor Intermediate Ladies Group D - Pewter
Aleksandr Fegan Intermediate Men's Champion - Gold
Emily Renzi, Juvenile Girls Group D - Gold
Ellie Hahm Juvenile Girls Group D - Silver
Dominika Dal Juvenile Girls Group E - Silver
Julianne Wong Juvenile Girls Group E - Bronze
Ella Bauer Juvenile Girls Group D - Pewter
Walker Morris, Juvenile Boys - Gold

Leesburg, Virginia - Oct. 27-30, 2021 

Lindsay Thorngren Senior Ladies Champion
Rena Ikenishi Senior Ladies - Bronze
Ava Ziegler, Junior Ladies Champion
Lilly Mills Junior Ladies Group B - Bronze
Alina Bohutska Novice Ladies Group D - Silver
Cayetana Gonzalez Novice Ladies Group C - Silver
Lucy Gioioso Novice Ladies Group D - Bronze
Paige Greenstein Novice Ladies Group D - Pewter
Mia Barghout Intermediate Ladies Champion
Aleksandr Fegan Intermediate Men's Champion
Annabelle McKenzie Juvenile Girls Group B - Silver
Emily Renzi Juvenile Girls Group C - Silver
Ellie Hahm Juvenile Girls Group A - Silver
Jake Mao Juvenile Boys - Silver
Walker Morris Juvenile Boys - Pewter

Blaine, MN

Eva Pate, Strongsville SC
& Logan Bye, Senior Dance - Silver


Ft. Wayne, IN

Caroline Santaguida Novice Ladies Group B - Silver


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We will be providing LIVE SCORING for both competitions

Middle Atlantic Figure Skating Championships                        John Nicks International Pairs Challenge             





Juvenile Girls: 18 max in final round. Top 2 skaters from each group. Remaining skaters ranked by total points. If there is a tie on total points, the decision will be made on the component score for juveniles. If there is still a tie, none of the skaters so tied will advance and the final group will be less than 18.

Intermediate and Novice Ladies: There are no final rounds. The determination of the medalists will be the result of combined total points of the short and free programs of all Intermediate or Novice competitors. Competitors will remain in their respective groups for both the short and free programs.


We are offering 4 events, Pre-Preliminary, Preliminary Plus and Pre-Juvenile Plus as 6.0 events and Excel Juvenile Plus and Intermediate Plus will be an IJS events.


Fifteen (15) minute practice ice within the competition is available for purchase online through the Entryeeze Skater Portal. Sky Rink is offering longer practice ice sessions prior to the start of competition each day. Click below for available sessions

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In accordance with the New York City vaccine requirement, effective September 7, 2021, all Competitors, Officials, Coaches, Volunteers, and Chaperones 12 and older are required to show proof of vaccination (have received at least one dose of Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson). If you have a Clear electronic health pass or State designated electronic vaccine app you are NOT required to utilize the below authentication service. 

The Skating Club of New York has outsourced vaccine verification to Azova, a HIPAA-compliant company that specializes in such services for the airlines, sporting events and live performances. AZOVA will provide you with a HIPAA-secure digital vaccination record that is private and secure that you will use for entrance to Sky Rink. Click here to create your AZOVA COVID Credentials™ Simple Health Pass.  It takes a few days for them to create it. 

All Competitors regardless of age or vaccination status must wear masks at all times except when on the ice for competition. Officials, Coaches, Volunteers and Chaperones must wear masks at all times when in the facility. No one under 12 who is not a competitor will be permitted to enter.

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Paper applications will not be accepted.

The 2021 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships concluded Saturday, June 26th in Rochester, Michigan. Five Skating Club of New York members competed in eight events, winning medals in six. Congratulations, all adult skaters!

James Basler

Championship Masters Junior-Senior Men


Demis Maryannakis

Championship Masters Intermediate-Novice Men


Roland Jarquio

Championship Adult Gold Men



Adult Gold Men II-III


David Lease

Adult Bronze Men I/III


Stephanie Hao

Adult Bronze Solo PD I/II


Stephanie also competed in
Championship Silver Ladies and Adult Silver Ladies I,
placing 8th and 16th, respectively.

Join us on May 16th at 7pm for a conversation
with Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani.

Submit your questions, celebrate their new book Kudo Kids: The Mystery in Manhattan, and support your local skating club!

Tickets: $25 includes a LIVE 45-minute Q&A session with Maia & Alex
where they will answer your questions about the Olympics, their skating career, and their new book series.
You will also receive a copy of Kudo Kids: The Mystery in Manhattan after the event.


All proceeds (net the book's wholesale publishing cost) from those who purchase through the SCNY website will go to your local skating organization or club!

Additional books can be purchased for $15 including shipping to the same address.

REGISTER TODAY for the May 16th Zoom event at 7pm EDT and your copy of the book.

Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani

Maia and Alex Shibutani are two-time Olympic Bronze Medalists, three-time World Medalists, Four Continents Champions, and two-time U.S. National Champions. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, they became the first ice dancers of Asian descent to win medals at the Olympics and are only the second sibling duo in the history of the sport to medal in Ice Dance.

Off the ice, Maia and Alex are authors, as well as active ambassadors and supporters for various organizations. Their first book, Kudo Kids: The Mystery of the Masked Medalist was released in September 2020. The second book of their series for young readers, Kudo Kids: The Mystery in Manhattan, is being released on May 4th, 2021.

As Athlete Ambassadors for the U.S. State Department, they have traveled to Japan, Korea, and Singapore, connecting with young people at cultural and goodwill events. The Shibutanis are known for using their platform on social media to bring new audiences to their sport, as well as sharing their interests in fashion, food, travel, and entertainment.


What a fun ride throughout this book! It not only got me excited about the Olympics, but the OlympiFan game was full of twists and intrigue. A contemporary story that will connect with young readers everywhere.
― Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic champion and New York Times best-selling author
It’s truly remarkable that sister and brother Maia and Alex Shibutani, who just happen to be very well known for their excellence in skating, have taken that same champion level approach to creating Kudo Kids. Everyone loves a great mystery, and Kudo Kids delivers a fun and exciting adventure aimed for young readers, that everyone can enjoy. I have a strong feeling this could be the beginning of something BIG!
― Scott Hamilton, Olympic Champion

The Kudo Kids are back in this fun filled, fast-paced middle-grade mystery from two-time Olympic bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani, perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.

Andy and Mika are about to take a bite out of the Big Apple.

When the Kudo Kids travel to New York City for the first time, they're ready to hit the ground running and see the sights. But the siblings quickly realize that they're excited for very different reasons--Mika wants to take photos of iconic landmarks and visit a famous camera store, while Andy can't wait to try out an escape room that one of his friends told him about.

Both of their plans get shaken up when they learn that Aunt Kei is in desperate need of assistance as she prepares for an important fashion presentation. Not wanting to pass up an opportunity to explore, Andy and Mika enthusiastically volunteer to help run errands with their cousin, Jenny.

When a very special dress, the centerpiece of Aunt Kei's collection, goes missing, they find themselves on a chase around the city to find it in another unforgettable mystery that will leave readers guessing until the very end.

Full of tasty food, stylish characters, and plenty of adventure, this journey through New York City is for mystery lovers everywhere!
— Phillip Lim, creative director, co-founder of 3.1 Phillip Lim, and author of More Than Our Bellies
Kudo Kids: The Mystery in Manhattan is a compelling and entertaining read that makes you wonder if there is anything Maia and Alex can’t do. Fun and thoroughly enjoyable!
— Jeanne Yang, celebrity creative director

Hardcover | Published May 04, 2021 | ISBN 9780593113769 | Middle Grade (8-12)

From two-time Olympic bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani comes a fun-filled, fast-paced middle-grade mystery set at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Andy and Mika are going to Tokyo!

The Kudo Kids have never been to Japan before, so they can’t believe they get to attend the Summer Olympics there. The siblings plan to eat tons of delicious Japanese food, watch every event they can, and win a super-popular new game called OlympiFan.

Developed by a mysterious former medalist, OlympiFan brings players together from all over the world to search Tokyo for virtual medals and clues to the creator’s identity. Andy loves puzzles, and he’s determined to crack this one, especially since the winning team will get to be beta testers for the Masked Medalist’s future games!

Mika wants to find as many clues as she can, but she also has a secret goal of her own–one that could get her into big trouble. But when someone sabotages the game, the Kudo Kids have an even bigger mystery to solve than the Masked Medalist’s identity. If they want to capture the gold, Mika and Andy have to figure out who’s trying to stop their team before someone beats them to the grand prize!

A gold medal debut for the ShibSibs! This fun, fast-paced mystery with two fierce new detectives–the Kudo Kids–will keep young readers turning the pages until the twisty end!
— Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Great Shelby Holmes series
Maia and Alex Shibutani have written a delightful game of a book full of surprises and heart. I loved experiencing Tokyo through the eyes of the Kudo kids, and I can’t wait to see where they travel next.
— Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series

Hardcover and Paperback | Published September 08, 2020 | ISBN 9780593113738 | Middle Grade (8-12)

Read more about CPIce at the TODAY Show website: Skaters find sisterhood on the ice, even during the pandemic. There is also a nice write-up at US Figure Skating: Synchro featured on the 'Today' Show. Great work, Ashley!

2021 US Senior Pairs bronze medalists Ashley Cain-Gribble (SCNY) and Timothy LeDuc (LAFSC, assoc. SCNY) will represent the United States March 22-28 at the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. Good luck, Ashley, Tim and all Team USA skaters. We are so proud of you!

Ashley Cain-Gribble (SCNY) / Timothy LeDuc (LAFSC, assoc. SCNY)
Photo: Jay Adeff / U.S. Figure Skating

Ashley and Tim are the 2019 US Figure Skating senior pairs champions, 2019 World Team Trophy champions, 2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb champions, 2018 CS Ondrej Nepela champions, 2018 and 2019 US International Classic champions, 2018 ISU Four Continents silver medalists, 2018 Grand Prix Skate America bronze medalists, 2017 and 2021 US Figure Skating senior pairs bronze medalists, 2017 World Team Trophy bronze medalists, and 2018 and 2020 US Senior Pairs pewter medalists.

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