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Orlando Ice Den is Winner of 2024 ISI Winter Classic

Orlando Ice Den, 2024 ISI Winter Classic Overall Team Champion


There’s no doubt magical memories were made at our first national event of 2024! Held Feb. 16-18 at Orlando Ice Den, ISI Winter Classic boasted the largest attendance since the COVID pandemic: 543 competitors from 24 rink teams from 11 states* and British Columbia, Canada.

ISI Winter Classic participants

“The 2024 ISI Winter Classic was our family’s first ice skating competition,” said Eli Jones, mom of Freestyle 1 skater Carter Murray, 12. “We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves thanks to the fun and welcoming environment!

“Carter’s favorite event was the Solo Compulsories. The Greater Pensacola Figure Skating club gave my son the tools to achieve his goals at competition. He learned competing doesn’t always mean you go against someone else but is more about pushing and growing yourself as a skater. We are thankful for the Greater Pensacola Figure Skating Club and ISI for this experience.”

Skater competing at ISI Winter Classic competitionFreestyle 5 skater Sarah Burns, 16, a member of Tampa Bay Skating Academy (TBSA) Countryside said that Orlando Ice Den is one of her favorite places to compete. “It’s always so well organized, and we love to catch up with our Orlando Ice Den friends. I also love the excitement that comes with on-ice awards. Even if your team doesn’t place high, getting to be on the ice and feel the team energy is unmatched.”



Orlando Ice Den Wins Title

As Overall Team Champion with 1,064.5 points, the host team, Orlando Ice Den, was awarded the Robert Unger Trophy. Tampa Bay Skating Academy (TBSA) Countryside of Clearwater, Fla., finished in 2nd place, with 963 team points, and TGH Ice Plex of Tampa, Fla., earned 3rd place, with 831 points.

Other awards recipients included President’s Award winner, Icettes District 196 of Apple Valley, Minn.; Board of Directors Award winner, The Skating Club of Johnstown of Johnstown, Pa.; and Overall Percentage Award winner,  Winterland Skating School of Rockland, Mass.

Oldest Skaters: Marilyn Pagni and Jimmy White, both 84 and representing Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex in Ellenton, Fla.

Youngest Skaters: Jamie Reis, 1, M Health Fairview Sports Center; Lyla DuBose, 2, Tampa Bay Skating Academy (TBSA) Countryside, Clearwater, Fla.

Most Events: Gabbie Han-Garrote, 19 events, Orlando Ice Den; Ava Balough, 16 events, Tampa Bay Skating Academy (TBSA) Countryside, Clearwater, Fla.; Hannah Sophia Herrara-Puentes, 16 events, Orlando Ice Den.

Largest Skating Teams: Tamba Bay Skating (TBSA) Countryside, Clearwater, Fla., 108 skaters; Orlando Ice Den, 89 skaters.

Teams from Farthest Distance: Dreamer’s Skating School, British Columbia, Canada, 3,255 miles; Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center, San Francisco, Calif., 2,871 miles; The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Valencia, Calif., 2,543 miles.

*Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Icettes District 196, President’s Award winner

Skating Club of Johnstown, Board of Directors Award winner

Winterland Skating School, Overall Percentage Award winner


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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. Learn more about the ISI Ice Skating Program

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