Club News

News and information for the 2017-18 season

Rye FSC Collegiate Liaisons

Rye FSC is pleased to announce our new Collegiate Liaisons, Nikki Metzger and Julia Sipos. Nikki and Julia are long-time Rye FSC members and are now available as a resource for all Rye FSC Home Club members who are entering or in college and graduate school.  If you are a parent or a skater in high school with collegiate skating questions, you can contact our liaisons through Rye FSC Vice President Elizabeth Metzger at


Rye FSC National Skating Month

Free Ice Skating Exhibition


Rye FSC hosted a free Ice Skating Exhibition at Westchester Skating Academy celebrating 2018 National Skating Month on Saturday, January 27, 1:30-2pm. Rye FSC home club members of all skating disciplines were  featured, including Madeline Besgen (Preliminary Freestyle), Jessica Hamburg (Intermediate Freestyle), Sam Hodman (Novice Solo Dance), Amanda Park (Junior Freestyle) and Chloe Song (Beginner Freestyle) alongside Skyliners Beginner and Team Image Juvenile Synchronized Skating Teams. Thank you to all our performers, volunteers and a special shout out to Great Skate, Skaters Landing, Team Landing and WSA for generously donating to our raffle basket! Our raffle winner - Linda Lovett - won a skater's basket worth over $425!

"Skating Into College"

Panel Discussion

A big thank you to Rye FSC college members Kelsey Bialo, Lucy Briody, Nikki Metzger and Julia Sipos for leading an engaging and highly-informative discussion on balancing academics, social life and skating on campus at the Rye FSC free seminar, "Skating Into College," on Thursday, January 11th at WSA.  The panel explained the different forms of campus skating including Intercollegiate, Collegiate and Synchronized skating, along with coaching.  If you missed the seminar and would like more info, please email

NEW Rye FSC Eyce X-Jacket!

Check out our all new 4-way stretch jacket!


  • Smooth on the outside and brushed on the inside
  • Warm, comfortable and snugly form fitting
  • A drop tail back and fold-back cuff mittens with thumbholes


Cost per jacket is $136 + $13 shipping


For more information on the jackets, go to


To try on sample jackets at the rink, contact Marianne O'Brien at


Rye FSC Regionals Send-Off Party!

Congratulations to all our Rye FSC Home Club members who competed in the 2018 North Atlantic Regional Championships, October 4-8, 2017 at Ice House in Hackensack, NJ.  From left to right, Kaitlin O'Brien, Caitriona Curry, Jessica Hamburg, Sarah DeCillis, Erika Allen and Amanda Park. Our send-off party on Sunday, September 24th at Hommocks Park Ice Rink featured performances by each skater, free ice time for members to skate with the competitors afterwards, plus refreshments and dessert!  We are so proud of you!!! And a big thanks to all our volunteers!

2017 National Solo Dance Results

Congratulations to all our Rye FSC Home Club members who competed at the 2017 National Solo Dance Finals in Colorado Springs, CO! From left to right, Kayla Pereira and Katie Bishop were the Bronze medalists in Intermediate Shadow Dance! Lauren King and Caitlin Chan placed 4th in Novice Shadow Dance! Caitlin is also the National Gold Champion for Novice Combined! Sam Hodman was the Bronze medalist in the Pattern Dance of the Intermediate Combined event! Great job! We are so proud of all of you!!!

Rye FSC Member is a Dreamer

Congratulations to longtime Rye FSC member Kelsey Bialo on being chosen for U.S. Figure Skating’s U.S. DREAM program for Team USA synchronized skaters. The program supports skaters whose goal is to spread their passion and leadership skills to influence the lives of developing athletes around the nation. Kelsey is entering her 10th year skating with Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team, and has been a member of Team USA for three years! We are so proud of her and wish her all the best as a member of the DREAM program, at Barnard College and as a Skyliners Senior!!

Read more about Kelsey HERE.

First Annual Shirley W. Bourquin

Memorial Scholarships Awarded

The first annual Shirley W. Bourquin Memorial Scholarships were awarded at the Rye FSC 80th Anniversary Celebration on Ice to two home club members: Karin Nagaya and Kayla Pereira. The Scholarship was established to honor long-time Rye FSC president Bourquin's passion for encouraging the mastery of skating skills. The award recognizes Rye FSC home club members who demonstrate a similar passion for figure skating, and is to be used to defray skating-related or academic expenses. Karin is recognized for her determination to master several disciplines of skating, having passed her Senior Moves and Senior freestyle tests, as well as competing on a National level in Solo Dance. Kayla is recognized for her enthusiasm for skating in both freestyle and synchronized skating, as well as her steadfast volunteerism with Rye Figure Skating Club. Colette Nygren, Bourquin's daughter, presented the awards to Karin and Kayla. Donations to the scholarship fund may be sent to the Rye FSC Founders Fund, attn: Susan Keogh, 7 Reef Club, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1223.

Rye FSC Member Helps Raise $40,000 for Cancer

Longtime Rye FSC Home Club Member Nicky Bernstein, a Barnard College senior, participated in a Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer fundraising event at New York City's Wollman Rink with Olympic champion Scott Hamilton. A total of 55 participants skated 8 miles each (72 laps around the rink) and raised more than $40,000 for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. Twenty percent of the funds were donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Sharsheret. Kudos to Nicky!! (who is 2nd from the right, next to Scott Hamilton in the middle)

Rye FSC Represents in Philadelphia

Congrats to our Rye skaters who competed at the 2017 Philadelphia Summer Championships, July 31-August 6 at IceWorks Skating Complex!

From left to right: Cailyn Beretervide, Jennifer Bonney, Camryn Scott, Victoria Remotti and Kaitlin O'Brien.

80 Years of Rye Figure Skating Club!

Thank you for joining us on

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017 at 8pm

for the

Rye Figure Skating Club

80th Anniversary Celebration on Ice

at the historic Playland Ice Casino in Rye, NY











This free one-hour ice show featured solo and group performances across different disciplines of skating including ice dance, singles & pairs free skating, synchronized skating, and theatre on ice.


Performers included members of the Rye Figure Skating Club, Playland Skating School, U.S. National Showcase Medalists Sky Rink All Stars Theatrical Team, 2017 National Champions Skyliners Intermediate Synchronized Skating Team, 2017 Eastern Bronze-Medalists Team Image Intermediate Synchronized Skating Team, and other regional, national and international competitors from the New York metro region.


We awarded the inaugural Shirley W. Bourquin Memorial scholarships to Rye Home Club Members Kayla Pereira and Karin Nagaya. Shirley Bourquin was a former president and great supporter of Rye FSC.


After the show, there was an open skate for the audience and performers, as well as an anniversary reception in the lobby. All attendees received our 80th Anniversary Commemorative Program Journal.


**If you are a Rye FSC member and did not receive a Program Journal, please contact Leigh Gold to get your copy.


MARCH 11, 2017  8pm








Nicole Bernstein - Senior Moves in the Field

Isabella Dinelli - Senior Moves in the Field

Stephanie Ge - Senior Moves in the Field

Sydney Grant - Senior Moves In The Field

Catherine Kapika - Senior Moves in the Field

Sophia Lamb - Senior Moves in the Field

Kristen Lewis - Senior Moves in the Field

Caroline Liu - Senior Moves in the Field

Ariana Sirabian * - Gold Dance Test

Chloe Tsoi - Senior Moves in the Field

Alysa Wells - Senior Moves in the Field

Christina Zengin-Karaian - Senior Moves in the Field


* Double Gold Medalists

**Triple Gold Medalists



Stephanie Achoa * - Gold Dance Test

Lisa Asriev - Senior Moves in the Field

Kathleen Bishop - Senior Moves in the Field

Caitlin Chan - Senior Moves in the Field

Judey DaRos - Senior Moves in the Field

Rhianna Gold - Senior Moves in the Field

Ariel Goldman - Senior Moves in the Field

Rosa Hahn -  Senior Moves in the Field

Johanna Jan * - Gold Dance Test

Johanna Jan - Senior Solo Free Dance

Yuka Nagaya - Senior Moves in the Field

Lauren Sallay - Senior Moves in the Field













Gold Medalists: 2015-2016







Gold Medalists: 2016-2017









Gold Medalists: 2017-2018

Congratulations to the NEWEST Rye FSC Gold Medalists


Kelsey Bialo* - Gold Dance Test

Rachel Cortese - Senior Moves in the Field

Sonya Danchak - Senior Moves in the Field

Katherine Elmlinger* - Gold Dance Test

Amanda Park - Senior Moves in the Field

Kayla Pereira - Senior Moves in the Field

Erika Sipos - Senior Moves in the Field

Serena Wang - Senior Moves in the Field



An Ice Show at the Historic Ice Casino at Playland in Rye, NY