Adult Skaters Make Mile-High Memories in Colorado!
Adult skaters from nine states (California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon and Texas) gathered to compete and make mile-high memories at the 2022 ISI Adult Championships, Oct. 8-9 at South Suburban Sports Complex in Littleton, Colo.
As Overall Team Champion, with 450 points, the host rink (South Suburban Sports Complex) captured the Erika Amundsen Trophy.
SASS FSC of Chicago earned 2nd place, with 234 points, and Florida-based Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex finished in 3rd place, with 76.5 points.
“I am a newly returning adult figure skater and this was my first year participating in ISI Nationals [Adult Championships],” wrote Allison English of Chicago-based SASS FSC in an email to ISI Skating Programs & Events Director Kim Hansen. “I want to reach out and thank you for hosting such an uplifting, fun and well-organized event. I was really nervous to come and compete. I felt like I wasn’t good enough to be in a big competition (I’m a former child USFS skater). Nothing could have been farther from the truth!
“Thank you for putting together such an age-, gender-, skill- and event-diverse competition. I loved watching everything from Light Entertainment to Ribbon and Hoop programs right alongside the short and long programs of everyone. I come home feeling really inspired that there is so much more room for me to grow within ISI and the events you offer. The host venue was extremely helpful and organized. The events I participated in were very well run. I met so many skaters and coaches and had such a fun time!”
Marilyn Pagni, 82, Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex, Ellenton, Fla.; Gayle O’Neill, 77, SASS FSC, Chicago; George Pike, 73, SASS FSC; Lynne Winderbaum, 73, Ellenton Ice & Sports Center
Sherry Dowlen, South Suburban Sports Complex, Littletown, Colo., 13 events; Leslie Brandt, South Suburban Sports Complex, 10 events; Tiana Witschy, SASS FSC, 9 events; Rebecca Langford SC of Greater Youngstown, 9 events
Largest Skating Teams
South Suburban Sports Complex, 26 skaters; SASS FSC, 16 skaters; Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex, 6 skaters
Teams from Farthest Distance
Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex, Ellenton, Fla., 2,393 miles; TGH Ice Sports Forum, Tampa, Fla., 2,359 miles; SC of Greater Youngstown, Youngstown, Ohio, 2,141 miles
2023 ISI Adult Champs
We look forward to seeing skaters at the 2023 ISI Adult Championships, Oct. 6-9 at ICE at the Parks in Arlington, Texas. Test and entry deadline is Sept. 1.
Established in 1959, the Ice Sports Industry (ISI) — creator of America’s first learn-to-skate curriculum — is an international trade association encompassing all aspects of the ice sports industry. Our goal is to promote ice skating as a participant sport and recreational activity for everyone — all ages and abilities. For more information, visit skateisi.org.
I am a returning adult figure skater that like a lot of Adults(thought that having physical setbacks and being in a higher level now I had to skate at my level that I could actually skate. I was worried that I’d would be judged or looked upon differently than the last time as I had competed.
“NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH!” I felt welcomed by everyone. I had a FABULOUS TIME! And I told anyone or/and anybody that I had the GREATEST TIME OF MY LIFE! And I’m hear to tell all those Adults that are planning to attend USFS ADULT SECTIONAL’S/NATIONAL’S to come to Adult National’s at Arlington, Texas. You will not be Disappointed but be careful you just might not want to go back to USFS ADULT Sectionals/Nationals again. I’m Sold and I think you will be Sold Too! P.S. NO IJS!