2015 Nationals Send Off
Please join us Wednesday, January 14 at 3:45 p.m. in the lobby of Ice Den Scottsdale for a send off celebration
recognizing the skaters that have qualified to compete at the upcoming 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating
Championships! This year's competition will be held in Greensboro, NC, January 17-25, 2015.
Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona Members that will be competing are Douglas Razzano (Senior Men),
Madeline Aaron (with partner Max Settlage, Senior Pairs), Daniel Kulenkamp (Junior Men),
Karina Manta (with partner Joseph Johnson, Junior Dance), Megan Griffin and Andrew Civiello (Novice Pairs),
and Megan Audet (with partner Jacob Wineland, Juvenile Pairs). Congratulations and Good Luck to all!
Club Bowling Social!
Calling all Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona members! Please join us on Saturday, January 17
from 4-6 PM for a bowling social event! Sponsored by the Junior Board, the event will take
place at Brunswick Lanes located at 9027 E. Via Linda Scottsdale 85258. If you are able to attend,
please RSVP to Kim Krause (email@example.com) no later than Sunday, January 11, 2015.
Hope to see you all there!
Taylor Wins Essay Award
Congratulations to Ryan Taylor, who was chosen as the Preliminary level winner of U.S. Figure Skating's
RISE Youth Essay Contest! The contest allows younger skaters (Pre-Preliminary through Juvenile) to
share personal reflections on the movie Rise based on a particular prompt chosen by U.S. Figure Skating.
In addition to receiving a grant, Ryan's essay will be published in the April edition of SKATING Magazine.
Great job, Ryan!
Coyotes Skaters Move On to Greensboro!
Kudos to our skaters who competed at the Pacific Coast Sectional Figure Skating Championships
and Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships and earned spots at the 2015 Prudential
U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C. in January! In addition, two of our
skaters received byes straight to Nationals! Our 2015 National Team is:
Douglas Razzano, Senior Men
Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage), Senior Pairs
Daniel Kulenkamp, Junior Men (2nd, Pacific Coast)
Karina Manta (with Joseph Johnson), Junior Dance (3rd, Midwesterns)
Megan Griffin and Andrew Civiello, Novice Pairs (2nd, Pacific Coast)
Megan Audet (with Jacob Wineland), Juvenile Pairs (2nd, Pacific Coast)
Congratulations to all of our skaters who represented CSCA at Sectionals. Complete results can be
Good luck to those moving on!
CSCA Skaters Shine on International Stage
Congratulations to our club members who have had a very successful international season, including
Douglas Razzano's gold medal at the Ice Challenge in Graz, Austria! Their impressive results are
US International Figure skating Classic
(Salt Lake City, UT)
Douglas Razzano - 4th
Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage) - 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy (Obertsdorf, Germany)
Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage) - 6th
JGP Croatia (Zagreb, Croatia)
Daniel Kulenkamp (International debut) - 9th
Skate America (Chicago, IL)
Douglas Razzano - 8th
Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage) - 5th
Skate Canada (Kelowna, BC)
Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage) - 4th
Ice Challenge (Graz, Austria)
Douglas Razzano - 1st
Trophee Eric Bompard (Bordeaux, France)
Douglas Razzano - 10th
CSCA Skaters Earn First Jim Deese Award
Congratulations to Hannah Graff and Carter Griffin, the first recipients of the Jim Deese Award!
The award, presented at the Autumn Antics competition hosted by Skating Club of Phoenix,
is given to the most outstanding duet or group at the Freeskate 6 level or below. Great job!
CSCA Sectional Team Exhibition
Please join us this Saturday, November 8, 2014, beginning at 2:45 p.m. for an exhibition skate by
several members of our Sectional team. The exhibition will be held in the RJM Rink at Ice Den Scottsdale.
All club members, coaches, family and friends are invited to attend!
CSCA Skaters Head to Austria, Sectionals
Good luck to our skaters as we enter a very busy November! Douglas Razzano will be heading to
Graz, Austria to compete on behalf of Team USA at the Ice Challenge being held November 13-16.
Alexis Gagnon (Junior Ladies), Daniel Kulenkamp (Junior Men),
Megan Griffin and Andrew Civiello (Novice Pairs), Micah Tang (Novice Men),
Camden Pulkenin (Novice Men), Grant Kulenkamp (Intermediate Men), and
Megan Audet (with partner Jacob Wineland, Juvenile Pairs) will all compete at the
2015 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships November 18-22.
They will be joined by training mates Elena Pulkenin (Senior Ladies) and Mikey Smith (Intermediate Men).
Finally, Karina Manta (with partner Joseph Johnson, Junior Dance) will be competing at the&nsbp;
2015 Midwestern Sectional Championships the same weekend. Best of luck to all!
Club Halloween On-Ice Costume Party
Club members and Ice Den Scottsdale Learn to Skate students are invited to a
Halloween Spooktacular On-Ice Costume Party!
Come join in on the fun Sunday, October 26 from 11:00 a.m. - Noon on the Coyotes Rink at Ice Den Scottsdale.
There will be games as well as prizes for the spookiest and funniest costumes! Hope to see you there!
Dorothy Hamill Fantasy Camp Exhibition
Please join us for a performance by the attendees of the Dorothy Hamill Fantasy Skating Camp Friday,
October 24, at 12:45 p.m. The performance will take place on the Coyotes Rink at Ice Den Scottsdale
and will last approximately 30 minutes. No entrance fee will be charged, but donations will be accepted.
All donations received will be generously donated to the Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona by the Dorothy
Hamill Fantasy Skating Camp.
Coyotes Skaters Wow at Regionals!
CSCA skaters put on a great performance at the 2015 Southwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships
in Ontario, CA. Congratulations to Alexis Gagnon (4th Place, Junior Ladies),
Camden Pulkenin (2nd Place, Novice Men),
Micah Tang (4th Place, Novice Men), and
Grant Kulenkamp (7th Place, Intermediate Men) on qualifying for the
2015 Pacific Coast Sectional Figure Skating Championships!
Congratulations also to Jacqueline Benson (2nd Place, Novice Ladies QR C),
Caroline Benson (3rd Place, Intermediate Ladies QR C), and
Megan Griffin (4th place, Juvenile Girls QR A) for making the championship round
in their events! Good luck to our skaters moving on, and congratulations to all who competed!
Complete results for our qualifying skaters can be found
Congratulations also go out to our medalists in the non-qualifying competition.
Kudos to Hannah Yambao (4th Place, Pre-Juvenile Girls Group B),
Ryan Taylor (4th Place, Preliminary Boys) and
Angelina Ruggiero (4th Place, Pre-Preliminary Girls Group E).
Complete results for our non-qualifying skaters can be found
Hal Marron Earns Second ISU Judging Appointment
Congratulations to Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona member Hal Marron who recently passed his
International Skating Union world exam! He is now only the second person in the United States that
is an ISU Championship Judge in both Singles/Pairs and Dance. He has earned this honor in addition to his
appointments as an ISU Championship Dance Controller, International Dance Referee, numerous US Figure Skating
appointments, as well as a distinguished skating career. Well done!
Kulenkamp Earns Junior Grand Prix Assignment
Kudos to Daniel Kulenkamp for being chosen to represent Team USA in the 2014-2015
Junior Grand Prix Series! Daniel has been selected to compete at the JGP event in
Zagreb, Croatia October 8-12, 2014! Congratulations and Good Luck!
Aaron to Compete in Germany & Chicago
Fresh off their third place finish at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic,
Madeline Aaron and her partner Max Settlage travel to Oberstdorf, Germany, to represent
Team USA at the Nebelhorn Trophy September 24-27, 2014! Maddie and Max have also been added to the roster
for Skate America, being held October 24-26, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Congratulations and Good Luck!
National Solo Dance Series Finals
Congratulations to all of the Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona members who competed at the 2014 National Solo
Dance Series Final held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 17-20, 2014! Katie Shepherd earned a
6th place finish in Novice Combined Group A, including 4th place in the freedance. Lauren Kobley earned
a 7th place finish in Pre-Bronze Pattern Dance Group A, while Sakshi Wagh earned an 8th place finish in
Preliminary Pattern Dance Group A and Merriam Aazami earned a 9th place finish in Juvenile Combined Group A.
Full results can be found
Congratulations to all!!
2015 Competition Team Breakfast
Join us as we recognize and celebrate our Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona 2015 Competition Team members!
A breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill to wish
them Good Luck as they begin their qualifying competition season. We will also be recognizing the 2015
Regional Non-Qualifying competitors and those that competed at the 2014 SoCal Interclub Series Championships.
Non-club members may attend at a cost of $11 per person, and payment must be arranged with Judy Civiello prior to
the breakfast. Please view
to rsvp no later than September 30. A full list of
2015 Competition Team members can be found
Congratulations to all and Good luck!
Coyotes Skaters Grab Gold
in Salt Lake City
Congratulations to all of our members who competed in Salt Lake City this past weekend!
Daniel Kulenkamp brought home the gold in the Junior Men's event at the 2014 U.S. Challenge Skate, and
Karina Manta (with Joseph Johnson) won gold in Junior Dance! At the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic,
Maddie Aaron (with Max Settlage) placed 3rd in Senior Pairs, while Douglas Razzano earned 4th in Senior Men!
In Novice competition at the Challenge Skate, Micah Tang earned a 4th place finish in Novice Men,
while Megan Griffin and Andrew Civiello earned 4th in Novice Pairs. Great job to all and good luck with
your upcoming competitions!
Exhibition and Critique
All club members who have registered for qualifying or non-qualifying events at the 2015 Regional Championships
or the 2014 National Solo Dance Series Final are invited to participate in an exhibition September 13, 2014
from 12:45-3:45 p.m. at Ice Den Scottsdale! Critiques will be given to all skaters! Please fill out the
including coach's signature, and return no later than 5:30 p.m. September 10th.
Forms must be received, not postmarked, by that date. The event is open to the public, so invite your
friends and family to attend and cheer on our skaters!
CSCA Skaters Shine at 2014 National Showcase
Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona put on a spectacular performance in Burbank, California, at the 2014 National
Showcase last weekend. Liana Sherman took home top honors in the Interpretive event, winning both
the Senior Interpretive event and the 2014 National Showcase Parade of Interpretive Champions!
Ryan Taylor earned gold medals in both the qualifying round and final round of the Preliminary
Interpretive Event to also qualify for the Parade of Interpretive Champions, where he earned a 7th place finish!
Tianna Raught earned a first place finish in the Young Adult Light Entertainment event and scored a spot
in the Parade of Junior Champions, where she earned 9th place! Full results for all CSCA skaters are as follows:
Congratulations to all of our skaters on a fabulous competition!
- Liana Sherman:
- 1st Place - Parade of Interpretive Champions
- 1st Place - Senior Interpretive
- 3rd Place - Senior Dramatic Entertainment
- 4th Place - Senior Duet (with Danya Sherman)
- Ryan Taylor:
- 1st Place - Preliminary Interpretive Final Round
- 1st Place - Preliminary Interpretive Group A
- 7th Place - Parade of Interpretive Champions
- 2nd Place - Preliminary Light Entertainment Group C
- 8th Place - Preliminary Light Entertainment Final Round
- 13th Place - Preliminary Dramatic Entertainment Group C
- Tianna Raught:
- 1st Place - Young Adult Light Entertainment
- 2nd Place - Young Adult Interpretive
- 3rd Place - Senior Duet (with Denae Raught)
- 4th Place - Young Adult Dramatic Entertainment
- 9th Place - Parade of Junior Champions
- Denae Raught:
- 2nd Place - Senior Interpretive
- 3rd Place - Senior Duet (with Tianna Raught)
- 7th Place - Senior Dramatic Entertainment
- Jaclyn Cartwright:
- 2nd Place - Junior Interpretive
- 5th Place - Junior Light Entertainment
- 7th Place - Junior Dramatic Entertainment
- Shelby Sapp:
- 2nd Place - Juvenile Interpretive
- 7th Place - Juvenile Dramatic Entertainment Group A
- 7th Place - Juvenile Entertainment Group B
- Hannah Graff:
- 2nd Place - Teen Light Entertainment Group C
- 12th Place - Teen Dramatic Entertainment Group A
- Marlene Bernstein:
- 3rd Place - Adult Silver Light Entertainment
- Danya Sherman:
- 4th Place - Senior Duet (with Liana Sherman)
- 6th Place - Teen Light Entertainment Group C
- 7th Place - Teen Interpretive
- 9th Place - Teen Dramatic Entertainment Group A
- Katy Krupinsky:
- 5th Place - Intermediate Interpretive Group A
- 8th Place - Intermediate Dramatic Entertainment Group A
- 9th Place - Intermediate Light Entertainment Group A
- 9th Place - Intermediate Duet (with partner Sarah Swinford
- Desert Ice Skating Club of Arizona)
- Grace Taylor:
- 6th Place - Pre-Juvenile Interpretive Group A
- 8th Place - Pre-Juvenile Light Entertainment Group A
- 11th Place - Pre-Juvenile Dramatic Entertainment Group A
- Caitlyn Carreras:
- 7th Place - Novice Dramatic Entertainment Group A
- 9th Place - Novice Light Entertainment Group B
- Mackenzie Carreras:
- 8th Place - Preliminary Dramatic Entertainment Group A
- 11th Place - Preliminary Light Entertainment Group B
- Kailyn Wright:
- 9th Place - Young Adult Light Entertainment
- 11th Place - Young Adult Dramatic Entertainment
2014 Cactus Classic Results
Results from the 2014 Cactus Classic have been posted on the
Cactus Classic website.
Congratulations again to all of our competitors!
2014 National Showcase and 2014 U.S. Collegiate Send-Off
Join us at the Ice Den Tuesday, August 5 beginning at 5:15 p.m. as we cheer on our club members as they get ready
to compete at two upcoming competitions!
Marlene Bernstein, Caitlin Carreras, Mackenzie Carreras, Jaclyn Cartwright, Hannah Graff, Katy Krupinsky,
Denae Raught, Tianna Raught, Danya Sherman, Liana Sherman, Grace Taylor, Ryan Taylor and Kailyn Wright
will be attending the 2014 National Showcase competition August 8-10 in Burbank, California! Liana Sherman will
also be competing at the 2014 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships August 14-16 in Rochester, Michigan!
Good luck to all!
2014 Cactus Classic
Congratulations to everyone on a fantastic Cactus Classic! Congratulations to all competitors, and thank you
to our judges and officials for making the competition possible. A special thank you goes out to our
Co-Chairs Cristina Lipinski, Jeri Pulkenin, and Jeryl Owens for keeping the competition running so
smoothly, as well as all of the committee chairs: Tuija Pearson (Registration), Brittney Nelson (Hospitality),
Julie Gabriele (Hospitality Assistant), Susan Bonnell (Practice Ice), Donna Brotherton (Ice Monitor),
Kim Krause (Volunteer Coordinator ), Kim Griffin (Hotel Hospitality), and Steve Fields (Set Up Crew Coordinator).
Additionally, thank you to all of our volunteers for all of their hard work! We look forward to seeing you
all next year!
Aaron Earns Grand Prix Assignment
Kudos to Madeline Aaron and partner Max Settlage (Broadmoor SC) who were chosen to represent
Team USA at Skate Canada! The event is the second in the 2014-2015 Grand Prix series and will be held in
Kelowna, British Columbia, October 31 through November 2, 2014!
Congratulations and Good Luck!
Razzano Earns Grand Prix Spot
Kudos to Douglas Razzano for being chosen to represent the USA in the 2014-2015 Grand Prix Series!
Douglas has been added to the roster for Skate America in Chicago October 24-26, 2014!
Congratulations and Good Luck!
Coyotes Ice Ensemble
Congratulations to the Coyotes Ice Ensemble team for their fantastic finish at the 2014 National Theater On Ice Competition!
The team earned a 5th place finish in the choreographic exercise and an 8th place finish in the freeskate for a 7th place finish overall in the Open division.
Great job to all!
2014 Cactus Classic
July 18 - 20, 2014
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Marlene Bernstein, Tracy Rineberg and Donna Sparber at the Adult Nationals Send-off party. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Let's give a big Huzzah to the CSCA Adult skaters for their great performances
at the 2014 Adult Figure Skating Championships!
Marlene Bernstein earned a 4th Place Finish
in the Adult Light Entertainment 4 event and a 10th Place Finish in the Adult Silver Dramatic 4 event,
Heather Mrowiec garnered a 9th Place Finish in the Adult Silver Ladies Qualifying Round, Tracy Rineberg nailed two 3rd Place Finishes
in the Adult Pre-Silver Solo Dance and Adult Silver Dramatic 1 events as well as a 5th Place Finish in the Silver Ladies 1 Freeskate event, while
Donna Sparber earned a 5th Place Finish in the Adult Bronze Ladies 5 Freeskate event and a 7th Place Finish in the Adult Bronze Light 5 event.
Great job, Ladies!
Ice Den training mates Jose Hinojos and Brenda Wittman
also had great skates. Jose scored two 1st Place Finishes
in the Silver Men's 1/2 Freeskate and Adult Silver Dramatic 2 events and a 3rd Place Finish in the
Adult Silver Dramatic 2 event, while Brenda earned two 6th Place Finishes in the Masters Intermediate Ladies 3/4 Freeskate and Masters Light 3 events and a 9th Place Finish
in the Masters Dramatic 3 event. Click
here to see all of the results from the 2014 Adult National Skating Championships.
Congratulations again to our Adult skaters and Good Luck in 2014!
Frys Community Awards Program
Skaters can now help out CSCA while they shop! Coyotes SC is registered with
Frys Community Rewards,
a program created by the Frys grocery store corporation, which donates funds to qualified non-profit organizations. Frys shoppers can register their Frys VIP cards with
the Community Rewards program and designate CSCA as a recipient of their shopping rewards. Once registered, Frys will donate money to CSCA each time a
Frys shopper uses their VIP card. Click here
or on the Frys Community Rewards logo on the menu bar (directly below the CSCA Facebook logo)
for instructions to register your VIP card with the Frys Community Rewards program...and start shopping!
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the recent passing of
our club member, Jim Deese. Jim has been a long standing member of our CSCA Skating
Family and the skating community of Phoenix for many years.
Jim was a skater and coach himself, as well as the husband of club member, fellow skater
and USFS Judge, Heather Deese and the father and number one biggest fan of his daughter,
Jamie who is also a fellow club member and double gold medalist competitor. Jim's smile,
friendliness, enthusiasm for life, and the sport of figure skating will truly be missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 5th at the First Christian Church, 6750 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013.
The church is located on 7th Avenue and Ocotillo Avenue, two blocks south of Glendale Avenue.
Services will begin at 10:00 AM and conclude at 11:00AM. A balloon release and light refreshments
will be served in the prayer garden following the services.
CSCA Skaters Earn Gold at Adult Sectionals
Our CSCA Adult skaters had great skates this year at Adult Sectionals!
Kudos to Jody Billera on her 1st Place Finish
in the Pre-Bronze Ladies III & IV Free Skate event and to Tracy Rineberg
for her Two 1st Place Finishes in the Silver Ladies I Free Skate and
Ladies I and II Dramatic events! Tracy also nailed a 2nd Place Finish in the
Pre-Silver Solo Dance event, while Heather Mrowiec garnered a 5th Place Finish
in the Silver Ladies III Free Skate and Marlene Bernstein earned 5th and 6th Place Finishes
in the Silver Light Entertainment and Silver Ladies IV Dramatic events, respectively.
Ice Den training mates Jose Hinojos and Brenda Wittman
had strong finishes as well. Jose earned Two 1st Place Finishes
in the Silver Men I & II Free Skate and the Silver Men II & IV Dramatic events,
while Brenda earned a Silver Medal in the Masters Ladies III Light Entertainment event.
here to see all of the results from the 2014 Pacific Coast Adult Sectionals competition.
Congratulations again to our adult skaters and we
hope you have continued success in 2014!
Aaron and Razzano Earn Post-Nationals Team USA Assignments
Following their stellar performances at Nationals, CSCA members
Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage) and Douglas Razzano have earned post-Nationals assignments on the World stage!
Madeline and Max will represent the USA in the Junior Pairs event at the 2014 World Junior Figure Skating Championships and Douglas has been chosen as the 1st Alternate for
the Senior Men event at the 2014 Four Continents Skating Championships!
This is a great honor for Madeline and Douglas and acknowledges the hard work
and success garnered in their respective skating careers! Let's give a big Huzzah
to Madeline and Douglas and Good Luck wishes for 2014!
CSCA Skaters On The Podium At Nationals!
WOW! Our CSCA skaters gave commanding performances at the
2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships! Huge Kudos to Club members Madeline Aaron (with Max Settlage) and partners
Megan Griffin and Andrew Civiello for nailing 1st Place finishes in the Junior Pairs and Intermediate Pairs events, respectively!
Fellow CSCA skaters also had great skates at Nationals! Douglas Razzano clinched a
6th Place finish in the Senior Men event, Micah Tang earned a 10th Place finish in the Novice Men Event,
Karina Manta (with Jonathan Thompson) placed 10th in the Novice Dance event and partners Lynzee Moore
and Matthew Rounis had an 11th Place finish in the Intermediate Pairs event. Click
here to see all of the results from Nationals. Congratulations again to our CSCA skaters for their outstanding achievements and
we hope you have continued success in 2014!
Gold medalists Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage Click on the photo to enlarge.
From left to right at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Intermediate Pairs Medal Ceremony: Silver medalists Alexandria Schmainda and Matthew Scoralle, Gold medalists
Megan Griffin and Andrew Civiello, Bronze medalists Sophia Pearson and Keenan Prochnow, Pewter medalists Joanna Hubbart and William Hubbart.
Click on photo to enlarge.