The Rye Figure Skating Club and the Westchester Skating Academy are hosting a free Ice Skating Exhibition on Saturday, January 23 from 1:30-2:00pm in celebration of U.S. Figure Skating National Skating Month. The exhibition will feature performances by award-winning figure skaters from Rye FSC and two local synchronized skating teams, Skyliners and Team Image.
The event will take place at Westchester Skating Academy in Elmsford, NY.
“We have so many talented skaters from Westchester,” said Rye FSC president Martha Downen, “This exhibition will give local residents a chance to see our members’ exciting programs and hopefully inspire interest in the sport of figure skating.”
A variety of skating disciplines will be highlighted at the Exhibition, including Solo and Pairs Freestyle, Ice Dance, Showcase, and Synchronized Skating. Rye FSC Members Erika Allen (PreJuvenile Freestyle), Caitlin Chan (Intermediate Solo Dance), Amanda Park (Pre-Juvenile Showcase), Caroline Park (Intermediate Freestyle) and Camryn Scott & Ryan Witz (Pre-Juvenile Freestyle Pair) will perform, along with the Skyliners Pre-Juvenile and Preliminary Teams, and Team Image Intermediate and Preliminary teams. Sixty-nine skaters will perform in all.
The goal of National Skating Month, now in its ninth year, is to allow U.S. Figure Skating member clubs to increase awareness and participation in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program. U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union. It is comprised of more than 700 member clubs, collegiate clubs, and school-affiliated clubs and more than 900 registered Basic Skills skating schools representing approximately 170,000 members. USFS is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.
Rye Figure Skating Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1937 with the purpose of encouraging figure skating in the local community. The Club sponsors special skating clinics, seminars, test sessions and exhibitions throughout the year. Its 200 club members participate in all aspects and levels of skating including dance, freestyle, and synchronized skating, ranging from beginner to national competitor. Volunteers maintain and support the Club.