The Westchester Excel Classic, hosted by Rye FSC and sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating, will take place on Friday & Saturday, April 3-4, 2020 at Rye Playland Ice Casino in Rye, NY.
Event registration is now open at: http://comp.entryeeze.com/Home.aspx?cid=691
Any questions? Please reach out to our competition co-chairs at email@example.com
Please note: In order for skaters to earn points within the Series, they must be registered with U.S. Figure Skating as an Excel Series participant by March 1, 2020 or prior to their first series competition (whichever comes first). To register with U.S. Figure Skating please go to
However, skaters do not have to be part of the Excel Series to compete in the Westchester Excel Classic.
WESTCHESTER EXCEL CLASSIC
Hosted by Rye FSC
April 3-4, 2020
Rye FSC Junior Board
The Rye FSC Junior Board provides an advisory voice to the Club on behalf of the younger members, encourages Club spirit through organized social & fundraising events, welcomes new members and supports the Club in its activities. The Junior Board meets monthly from September through May, and is currently made up of seven home club members who are in 8th-12th grade and represent a mixture of different skating disciplines: Rhianna Gold, Ashley Dang, Lily Hirsch, Sophie Miller, Kaitlin O'Brien, Lauren Sallay and Lily Young. To find out more about the Junior Board, contact Rhianna Gold at RyeFSCJuniorBoard@gmail.com
Rye FSC 2020 Regionals Send-Off Party!
Playland Ice Casino
Our competitors performed their programs at the Rye FSC Regionals Send-Off Party on Sunday, October 6th at Playland Ice Casino. Rye FSC is proud to have eight home club members who competed in the 2020 North Atlantic Regional Championships, October 22-26, 2019 in Westborough, MA: Caitriona Curry, Ashley Dang, Paula Dantzig, India Davis-Hanessian, Sarah DeCillis, Keira Lash, Kaitlin O'Brien and Sofia Stastny. Big congrats to our competitors!!
FOR SALE: Rye FSC Eyce X-Jacket
Buy our popular 4-way stretch jacket! GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT!!
Cost per jacket is $136 + $13 shipping fee
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For sizing chart, click here.
Any questions? Contact Andela Nollen at AndelaMala@hotmail.com
Shirley W. Bourquin Memorial Scholarship Awarded
The Shirley W. Bourquin Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Rye FSC home club member Mia Caminita. This 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. Mia, a Rye FSC home club member for over a decade and PhD candidate in Biomechanics at the University of Maryland, is recognized for her steadfast commitment to the sport of figure skating. Mia is a gold medalist in moves in the field, a silver medalist in free skating, and a bronze medalist in ice dance. She competed as a freestyle skater in Austria on the USFS Young Internationals team, in numerous qualifying and non-qualifying competitions, and on the University of Michigan intercollegiate team. Mia continues to find new ways to give back to the sport she loves, having volunteered with Rye FSC, the University of Michigan FSC, and Special Olympics. Her studies are using biomechanical analyses of human movement to enhance performance with future application in figure skating.
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.
Congratulations to our Rye FSC
Graduating Senior Awards Recipients
Congratulations to our Rye FSC graduating seniors who were honored with the USFS Graduating Seniors Award! Samuel Hodman (Gold Level), Eshita Kumar (Silver Level), Isabella Salant (Gold Level) and Erika Sipos (Gold Level) received awards for the 2018-19 season, including a certificate, congratulatory letter from USFS and lapel pin. The Graduating Seniors Program recognizes the achievements of those individuals graduating from high school who continue their training in figure skating while pursuing their academic studies. Skaters must apply for the award and different certificate levels are achieved based on program criteria. Click here for more information.
2019 Rye FSC Annual Awards
and Member Recognition Party
Westchester Skating Academy
We had a record number of skaters and family members attend the 2019 Rye FSC Annual Awards and Recognition Party, which celebrated home club members who passed tests from May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019! The Rye FSC Board of Directors presented gifts of USFSA pins for every test passed! Members also received test certificates, letters of recognition, and community service awards for volunteer work.
If you could not attend the festivities, but passed a skating test this season, please contact Marianne O'Brien in order to arrange to pick up your special gift! Email MarianneSkate4@gmail.com
"How Skating Can Help Your College Application"
Westchester Skating Academy
Thank you to Tira Harpaz of CollegeBound Advice for leading our free seminar, "How Skating Can Help Your College Application." This Rye FSC Home Club Members exclusive event featured great advice from Harpaz on how to make the most of your skating experience and what steps to take to enhance your college application. To find out more about CollegeBound Advice, you can email Tira Harpaz at CBAdviceNY@gmail.com or visit her website at
Rye FSC Competition Simulation
with Judges' Critique
Rye FSC Home Club and Associate Members were invited to perform their competition programs on private ice in a setting similar to a competition. Technical Specialist & Technical Controller Dana Hordyszynski and Gold Level Judge Jill Mueller were critiquing. The simulation was capped at 12 programs.
Rye FSC 2019 National Skating Month
Free Skating Exhibition, Jan 19, 2019 at WSA
Rye FSC hosted our 2019 National Skating Month Exhibition on Saturday, January 19th in partnership with Westchester Skating Academy. This half-hour event was an opportunity to showcase the many different disciplines of skating in which Rye FSC home club members specialize. Performers included Sarah DeCillis (Intermediate Freestyle), Jenna Feldman (Novice Excel Freestyle), Sam Hodman (Novice Solo Dance), Emma Lovett (Preliminary Freestyle), Kayla Molina (PreJuvenile Showcase), Skyliners Beginner Synchronized Skating Team and Team Image Intermediate Synchronized Skating Team. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success. And congratulations to the winner of our NSM Raffle Basket - Tiffany Goldey!
Rye FSC was excited to once again host the free seminar, "Skating Into College," on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at Westchester Skating Academy. Rye FSC Collegiate Members Kelsey Bialo, Lucy Briody and Stephanie Achoa led an engaging and highly-informative discussion on balancing academics, social life and skating on campus. The panel explained the different forms of campus skating including Intercollegiate, Collegiate and Synchronized skating, along with coaching.
Rye FSC Regionals Send-Off Party!
Rye FSC is proud to have six home club members who competed in the 2019 North Atlantic Regional Championships, October 17-21, 2018 in Lake Placid, NY: Caitriona Curry (Intermediate), Paula Dantzig (Juvenile), Sarah DeCillis (Juvenile), Keira Lash (Juvenile), Alexandra McGuire (Juvenile), and Kaitlin O'Brien (Intermediate). Our send-off party on Sunday, October 14th at Playland Ice Casino featured performances by each skater, free ice time for members to skate with the competitors afterwards, plus refreshments and dessert! Big congrats to our competitors!!
Rye FSC Collegiate Liaisons
Rye FSC is pleased to announce our new Collegiate Liaisons, Kelsey Bialo and Lucy Briody. Kelsey (Columbia University) and Lucy (Colgate University) 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 Collegiate Programs Co-Chairs at NBergerPhD@aol.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gold Medalists: 2017-2018
Kelsey Bialo* - Gold Dance Test
Sharon Bikvan - Senior Moves in the Field
Rachel Cortese - Senior Moves in the Field
Caitríona Curry- Senior Moves in the Field
Sonya Danchak - Senior Moves in the Field
Katherine Elmlinger* - Gold Dance Test
Nikki Metzger* - Gold Dance Test
Amanda Park* - Senior Free Skate
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
Lily Young - Senior Moves in the Field
Gold Medalists: 2016-2017
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
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
Gold Medalists: 2019-2020
Congratulations to the NEWEST Rye FSC Gold Medalists
Daniela Schwartz- Senior Moves in the Field
Juliette Schwartz- Senior Moves in the Field
Camryn Scott - Senior Moves in the Field
Victoria Remotti - Senior Moves in the Field
Gold Medalists: 2018-2019
Nicky Bernstein-Erlich - Gold Dance Test*
Alison DeLaet - Senior Moves in the Field
Jessica Hamburg - Senior Moves in the Field
Athena Hartigan - Senior Moves in the Field
Meredith Klepper - Senior Moves in the Field
Eshita Kumar - Senior Moves in the Field
Gracie Ossorio - Gold Dance Test *
An Ice Show at the Historic Ice Casino at Playland in Rye, NY