Recreational Ice Skaters Flock to Florida for ISI Spring Classic!
Skaters had a spring in their steps (with skates in tow!) as they headed to Orlando, Fla., for our new, 2021 national event — the ISI Spring Classic. More than 400 competitors from across the country took to the ice April 30 – May 2 at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den in Orlando.
“We had a fabulous turnout,” said ISI Skating Programs & National Events Director Kim Hansen. “Skaters were so excited to be able to get back on the ice to compete. While COVID-19 restrictions were in place, including limited spectators, we were pleased to be able to livestream the event via Gabriele Photography’s YouTube channel.
TGH Ice Plex of Tampa, Fla., was crowned the ISI Spring Classic Champion for earning the most team points.
Oldest Skaters — Male: Jimmy White, 81, Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex, Ellenton, Fla.; Female: Helyn Rogers, 68, TGH Ice Plex, Tampa, Fla.
Youngest Skaters — Male: Ramsey Connor, 3, Tampa Bay Skating Academy (TBSA) — Oldsmar, Fla.; Female: Abby Mattthews, 4, Anchorage Skating Alliance, Anchorage, Alaska; Elizabeth Cadorin, 4, Southgate Civic Ice Arena, Southgate, Mich.; Jeimaris Alfonso, 4, Tampa Bay Skating Academy (TBSA) — Oldsmar, Fla.
Skated in Most Events — Caleigh Yick and Anna Barile, TGH Ice Plex, Tampa, Fla.; Mia Egan, Tampa Bay Skating Academy (TBSA) — Countryside, Clearwater, Fla. (10 events each)
Teams from Farthest Distance — Anchorage Skating Alliance, Anchorage, Alaska, 4,829 miles; Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center, Wasilla, Alaska, 4,814 miles.
Photos by Gabriele Photography will be posted soon!