recreational ice skating

Congratulations to the 2018 ISIA Education Foundation scholarship recipients!

Interested in a skating scholarship? Students entering their senior year of high school can apply for a postsecondary scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. The application will be posted at in September.  Application deadline is Feb 1.

Shannon Connelly

Frisco, Tx.

Home Rink: Dr Pepper StarCenter – McKinney, Texas

High School: Independence High School

College: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

ISI Level: Platinum, Dance 5

ISI National Competitions: Winter Classic, 2014-18; Synchronized Championships 2012-18; Conference Championships, 2011; World Recreational Team Championships, 2010, 2012; Holiday Challenge, 2015; District 4 Championships, 2008-11; District 11 Championships, 2012-17

Honors & Awards: National Honor Society; Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society; 2016-17 Academic Excellence Award. United States Tennis Association (UTSA): Advanced to Champ Level Girls 16, 2016; Second Place Doubles, Texas Winter Games 1, 2015; First Place Singles, McKinney Tournament 7, 2015; First Place Singles, Texas Winter Games 1, 2016; Second Place Singles, Dallas ZAT, 2016. High School Tennis: Lettered in Varsity for Independence High School; Named 2016 First Team All-District 5A Mixed Doubles; Named 2017 Second Team All-District 5A Mixed Doubles; Named “Best Player,” 2015 Texas A&M Summer Camp; First Place Doubles, 2017 Frisco Polar Vortex; Third Place Doubles, 2017 Marcus Tournament; 2017 Varsity Tennis 5A District Champs for Team Tennis.

Shannon Says: “ISI has a great program that is competitive as well as affordable. This has been a big factor for my family in choosing which competitions I attended, since my other three siblings have also been involved in ISI competitions and Learn to Skate. The best part of ISI, is attending the national competitions. I have participated in over 50 ISI competitions, half being national competitions. Meeting so many people from around the nation and other countries has peaked my interest in travel. I am currently learning Japanese on my own and hope to be able to participate in a student exchange program there, near an ice rink of course.”

Emily Magda

Pike Road, Ala.

Home Rink: K Lynn Skating School, Montgomery, Ala.

High School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School

College: University of Alabama at Birmingham

ISI Level: FS 6, Dance 4

ISI National Competitions: Winter Classic 2016, 2018; World Recreational Team Championships, 2011-12; 2014-2017

Honors & Awards: National Honor Society; National French Honor Society; Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society; National History Honor Society; National English Honor Society; Quill and Scroll Honor Society; Science National Honor Society; 2017 AP Scholar; 2016 Nominee, The National Honor Society of High School Scholars; Silver Medal Level I, 2014 Le Grand Concours National French Competition; Silver Medal Level II, 2015 Le Grand Concours National French Competition; Supérieur Award (2) at 2015 French Convention; Overall first place, 2017 “Wind, Rain or Shine” Competition; Overall fourth place, 2017 ISI World Recreational Team Championships; First Place President’s Award, 2016 ISI World Recreational Team Championships; First Place President’s Award, 2016 ISI Winter Classic; 2015 ISI Good Sport Award; Overall Third Place, 2012 ISI World Recreational World Team Championships; ISI Most Events Award, 2012 World Recreational World Team Championships.

Emily Says: “The Ice Sports Industry (ISI) has gone above and beyond in their efforts toward inclusion, support and opportunity for their skaters, including me. Confidence projected to a Model United Nations committee of 90-plus delegates, fluidity in adjusting to new schools, camaraderie easily formed with any new face — all would cease to exist in my life without the ISI program. Eight years of competition has broken me down yet built me back up, complete with the constant encouraging smiles greeting my family and me when we enter each foreign rink for competition. I’ve learned grace. I’ve realized humility. I’ve found strength. In everything I do, I carry the failsafe work ethic and creativity I’ve acquired throughout the years with me.”




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