February 2018 Newsletter






Superbowl 52

*****  PLEASE NOTE  *****

There will be NO adult hockey games on Superbowl Sunday, February 4th, 2018


Skating Academy News





Skating Academy February Newsletter Information


FREE Try It Class

Free skating class for kids and adults! We supply the coaches and skates and you participate in a fun filled ½ hour class. Saturdays 10:45am – 11:15am. We take the first 20 participants so arrive early to register. Be sure to dress warm and comfortable.


March 17, 2018

Ellenton Ice In House Competition 

3:30pm – 6:30pm


Our in house competition is open to all skaters beginning with Snow Plow Sam, Basic 1 – 8, Freestyle 1 – 6 and No Test through to beginning Freestyle levels. Skaters have the opportunity to either do a program with music or they can do elements (no music) or Both!

Join us for this fun event! Deadline to sign up is February 17th.  Sign up forms are available at the front desk.

Don’t delay, sign up today!




Journey to Oz – Spring Show

Show Date: June 2nd 3:00pm & 6:00pm


“Journey to Oz” – sign ups are now open online only at www.ellentonice.com

There’s a Part for Everyone!

There will be a part for all skaters including Snowplow Sams, Basic 1—8, Freestyle 1-6, Adults and No Test –Senior Level Competitive Skaters.

***Rehearsals begin the week of March 19th and run through May 31st***


Tuesdays 6:30pm—7:00pm (Basic 7—Freestyle 2, Freestyle 3-6/No Test and Adults)


Saturdays  7:30am—8:00am (Pre-Preliminary/Preliminary FS and Pre Juvenile FS and above)

11:45am—12:15pm (Snowplow Sam, Basic 1—3 and Basic 4—6)


Tech Run of show—May 30th 5:45pm—7:00pm

Dress Rehearsals—June 1st—5:45pm—7:45pm

Fee: If paid by Feb 3rd (Early Bird—$140), If Paid by Feb 17th (Regular—$160).

Fee includes all Rehearsals , Coaching, and  group Costume.

Costume Fitting Date: Feb 17th (Measuring day)

Skaters are required to skate in all shows, Tech Run and Dress Rehearsal. Tickets will be sold and we will offer on ice seating as well as bleacher seating.

Volunteers—we will need several volunteers to help with the skaters backstage, running spot lights, organizing costumes and measuring. Please contact Shannon if your able to help!


If you have any questions about your level, or anything else please contact Shannon Raley directly via email




Spring Break Camp

Join us March 26 – 29 for Skating or Hockey Camp!


Figure Skating: Ages 5 – 11, Beginner Basic 1  – Freestyle 6

Hockey: Beginner – Squirt

9am – 3pm (plenty of on ice classes, off ice classes, scrimmage games (hockey), recital (figure skating)

Sign up at www.ellentonice.com

Early Bird sign up by February 28th $200 per child, Regular rate after February 28th $225, Daily Rate $60 and Walk on Class fee $20.


Figure Skating

2018 US Figure Skating Championships Results

We had another successful Nationals and wish to congratulate our skaters and coaches!

Juvenile Pair – 4th place – Megan Voigt/Levon Davis

Junior Pair – 5th place – Elli Kopmar/Jonah Barrett

Junior Pair – 7th place – Sarah Rose/Ian Meyh

Senior Pair – 8th place – Jessica Pfund/Josh Santillan

Senior Pair – 3rd place – Deanna Stellato/Nate Bartholomay

Senior Pair – 2nd place – Tarah Kayne/Danny O’Shea



Four Continents Figure Skating Competition- Taiwan January 22-27, 2018 Results:
Tarah Kayne/Danny O’Shea – 1st place
Deanna Stellato/ Nate Bartholomay- 5th place
Congratulations to coaches Jim Peterson and Amanda Evora.


Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club

Our next USFS Test Session will be February 15th, 2018

“Good Luck to all skaters testing!”




SAN JOSE, CA – JANUARY 06: Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea compete in the Pairs Free Skate during the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the SAP Center on January 6, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Former U.S. pairs champions Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea continued Team USA’s strong showing at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei City with a gold medal on Friday.

Kayne, 24, and O’Shea, 26, had a personal best score of 128.68 in the free skate and moved up from third place following the short program to secure their first ISU championship title with 194.42 points. They are the first U.S. pairs team to win at Four Continents since 2006.

Skating to “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky, their routine, including a triple twist and side-by-side triple Salchow, was enough to leap over teammates Ashley Cain and Timothy Leduc, who won the silver medal, and bronze medalists Tae Ok Ryom and Ju Sik Kim of North Korea.

The win for Kayne and O’Shea comes after a tough year in which they had to withdraw from the 2017 national championships when Kayne suffered a concussion during a fall in the short program. That left them unable to defend their 2016 U.S. title, and then Kayne underwent knee surgery that kept the pair from competing until late last year. They finished second at this year’s national championships.

Cain and Leduc were in first place following the short program and scored a personal best of 123.85 on Friday with their performance to music from “The Great Gatsby.” The third U.S. team, Deanna Stellato and Nathan Bartholomay, finished fifth.

The U.S. now has three medals at the 2018 Four Continents following Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker’s gold in ice dance the day before. Also on Friday, American Mariah Bell wrapped up the women’s competition by finishing fifth.

The event, which include skaters from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania, wrap up with the men’s final on Saturday. Jason Brown, a 2014 U.S. Olympic team bronze medalist, and Max Aaron were among the top six after the short program.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications.

















We host birthday parties ALL YEAR LONG!!!



  • A dedicated party host or hostess to attend to your needs
  • Use of party room for 1 hour before OR 1 hour after skating
  • 2 hours of ice skating time which includes the cost of skate rental per guest
  • Unlimited pitchers of soda and pitchers of water
  • One slice of pizza per guest
  • One ice cream cup and one fresh baked cookie per guest
  • One gift bag for each child
  • Silverware and paper products are provided

For more info or to schedule a party, please contact Emma directly:




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