March 2020
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Baltimore Figure Skating Club

Happy (Almost) Spring!

As we get ready to say goodbye to winter and welcome warmer weather, BFSC is gearing up for spring and summer activities. Planning for the Chesapeake Open, June 24-27, is in full swing. We are excited about our 25th anniversary event and are looking forward to June. This is our major fundraiser of the year and we need the help of all of our members to make it a success. Volunteers are needed for hospitality, ice monitoring, running, awards, setup and breakdown. Members volunteering at least 8 hours (per family) will receive a credit (up to $100) toward membership, ice time or a test session; renewal is required prior to the event. Sign-up will be available soon.

We hope that many of our members will want to compete! In addition to the usual events in freestyle, showcase, and solo and partner dance at No-Test through Senior levels, we are also offering a Basic Skills and Beyond competition. Registration is open at

COVID-19 Update
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by COVID-19. We hope that the outbreak will soon be contained and daily lives can resume. As of now, Mt. Pleasant will be closed from March 16 through March 27. We plan to resume club ice on March 29. Club ice at Ice World is still on as usual. We will keep everyone posted as the situation evolves.

Membership Renewals Due
Your membership in BFSC and USFS will expire on June 30. You must renew your membership in order to be able to test and compete after that date. Please submit renewal form and payment to Judy Carrig ASAP. Membership packets are available on our website at:

Test Session
Our next test session is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 8 AM - noon, at Mt. Pleasant. We can offer all levels of MIF, FS and Dance. Applications are available on our website:

Questions about the test session can be sent to

Presenting the BFSC Junior Board!
Last fall, BFSC formed the Junior Board to provide young skaters with the opportunity to develop skills that go beyond the rink and become active youth leaders of the club. The Junior Board hosts monthly meetings to plan seminars, promotional events, club spirit weeks and so much more! Members also volunteer at test sessions, competitions, and seminars (which are great opportunities to earn service-learning hours for school). The Junior Board teaches its members responsibility, leadership and cooperation while fostering friendships between its members.
Current members:
President – Ting Cui
Vice President – Claire Sanses
Treasurer – Matilda Trimble
Volunteer Coordinator – Sophie Ma
Social Media Coordinator – Holly Levy
Dance Discipline Representative – Holly Levy
Freestyle Discipline Representative – Tanya Cerniglia
Synchronized Skating Discipline Representative – Paige Sawyer

Seeking BFSC Board Members
BFSC is seeking nominations for board members for the next 2-year term, through June 2022. Board members meet monthly and work together to help make BFSC the great club that it is. We invite anyone with the time and the dedication to improving the club to submit their name to the nominating committee by March 21 at

Save the date!
Our Spring party, with skating exhibition and club awards, will be at Mt. Pleasant on Sunday, May 17, 12:30-2:45 PM. Exhibition sign-up for members will be available next month.

Congratulations to all of our members who competed recently!

U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships
Emily Feldman - DC Edge Junior
Michelle Daichman - DC Edge Masters, Bronze medal
Hannah Weatherholtz - DC Edge Novice

U.S. Adult Eastern Sectional Championships
Diana Cheng/Kirill Solovyev - Championship Masters Pairs, Silver medal; Adult Gold FD
Marty Romanik - Championship Adult Gold Men
Dennis Glorioso - Championship Adult Gold Men
Megan Konetzki - Adult High Beginner Ladies FS, Pewter medal
Drew Konetzki - Adult Bronze Men FS, Pewter medal; Adult Preliminary Solo Pattern Dance, Gold medal

Liberty Flame - Intercollegiate
Mikayla (Shae) Nester - Intermediate Ladies Short Program, Excel Intermediate Ladies Free Skate, Preliminary Solo Dance
Michaela Hepp - Excel High Beginner Ladies

Andrew Konetzki - Excel Pre-Preliminary Men, Gold medal, Preliminary Solo Dance
Lindsey Armah - Excel Pre-Preliminary Ladies, Preliminary Solo Dance

Sonya Choudhary- Smith - Excel Preliminary Ladies

Blue Hen Ice Classic - Intercollegiate
Mikayla (Shae) Nester - Intermediate Ladies Short Program, Excel Intermediate Ladies Free Skate, Preliminary Solo Dance
Michaela Hepp - Excel High Beginner Ladies
Andrew Konetzki - Preliminary Solo Dance
Lindsay Armah - Excel Pre-Preliminary Ladies, Preliminary Solo Dance
Sonya Choudhary-Smith - Excel Preliminary Ladies

Congratulations to all of our members who passed tests recently!
Zoya Keck - Junior MIF, Juvenile FS
Hannah Weatherholtz - Westminster Waltz, completing Gold Dance
Meghan Young - Westminster Waltz, completing Gold Dance
Isabella Duda - Canasta Tango, Dutch Waltz
Ilana Cymet - Intermediate MIF
Gabriela Sanchez - Intermediate MIF
Maya Liwanag - Pre-Juvenile MIF
Sierra Schmidt - Adult Bronze MIF, Adult Pre-Bronze FS
Anastasia Christy - Preliminary MIF
Daytona Price - Preliminary MIF
Matilda Trimble - Starlight Waltz
Holly Levy - European Waltz
Emi Williams - Cha Cha, Swing Dance, Fiesta Tango, completing Pre-Bronze Dance
Ava Cohen - Fiesta Tango
Tanya Cerniglia - Pre-Preliminary FS, Preliminary FS
Paige Sawyer - Intermediate MIF
Welcome to the following new members!
Anna Foley
Allison Lee
Ashley Anderson
Elizabeth Kizzier
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