Welcome to the South Dayton Figure Skating Club
Congratulations to club member Teresa Slonaker, who recently passed her Senior Freeskate Test to earn her gold medal in freestyle. Teresa started skating with her freestyle and moves in the field coach, Penny Carpenter, at the age of five and has worked tirelessly over the past 14 years to become a highly accomplished skater. Teresa passed her Senior Moves in the Field Test at the young age of 13, and then continued to dedicate her time to practicing ice dance and freestyle. She is one of a very small number of skaters to pass the highest tests achievable in three skating disciplines and therefore be named a Triple Gold Medalist. Teresa is an admirable skater and person, and deserves our deepest congratulations."
For years, the Kettering Ice Arena at the Kettering Rec Center has been the sole home of the South Dayton Figure Skating Club. This year we are expanding to add a second home. On Thursday evenings the South Dayton Figure Skating Club will be skating at the South Metro Sports Ice Haus.
2015 Winter Recital: Our 2015 Winter Recital -- "An Old Fashioned Christmas" -- was a huge success! We had a full house with 314 attendees! Tickets sold at the door generated $415 for the club. No doubt the skaters' personal invitations and social media postings played a huge role in garnering such a crowd. A big thanks to all 20 volunteers for pulling together to create such a beautiful backdrop, helping sell tickets and get the huge crowd through the doors and running a very successful bake sale. We raised an additional $300 from the bake sale so thanks to each family for their donations and to the organizations who provided additional goodies. Finally, a big thank you to all the skaters for their enthusiasm and amazing performances. The solos, duets, group numbers and Ice Force routines combined to make such a festive and memorable recital. With our first event behind us, it's not too early to start thinking of future events -- namely Spring Fling and our competition event, Silver Skate.
On behalf of Bob Balcerek, Christie Kennedy, Cristina Kirkpatrick, and myself, thanks again for a fabulous 2015 Winter Recital.