Bradie Tennell Wins PSI
  Skokie Valley SC skater Bradie Tennell won the Senior Ladies competition at the Philadelphia Summer International event held July 31-August 6 at the IceWorks Skating Club in Aston, Pennsylvania (just outside Philadelphia).
2016-17 Season
 Jason Brown takes 7th
 at World Championships
 Skokie Valley SC skater Jason Brown skates to a 7th place finish at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, on April 1. Below in the "Kiss & Cry" set are choreographer Rohene Ward, Jason Brown, and coach Kori Ade.
 (2/25/17) - The 2017 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships concluded on Saturday in Rockford,
 Illinois. Eight champions were crowned at the competition which started Thursday.
 SVSC Starlights placed as follows:
 Juvenile, 6th
 Intermediate, 5th
 Novice, 4th
 Junior, 3rd
 Adult, 5th (their best score this season!)
 Photos below show the Novice, Junior, and Adult teams. Congratulations to all!

 SVSC Synchro Juniors Win
  Feb 16-18, 2017 - The Skokie Valley Starlights Junior team won the gold medal in the Junior division at the Zagreb Snowflakes International competition in Croatia. The team represented Team USA this weekend in Zagreb. We are so proud of these girls and thankful for the Skokie Valley Skating Club for all of their support, say the team managers.

We also would like to extend our thanks to Skokie Valley for working with the Starlights as we host the 2017 Synchronized National Championships in Rockford, Illinois at the BMO Harris Arena. There will be a live feed on if anyone is interested in watching the competition. Skokie Valley has 5 teams qualified for this Championship at the Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior and Adult division.
 SVSC Synchro Skaters
  January 28, 2017 -- Photos contributed by Marion Taicsich, Freestyle and MIF Test Chair

 Starlights Novice team at Sectionals

 Starlights Novice team at Sectionals

 Starlights Preliminary team at Sectionals

 Novice and Adult Starlights at Sectionals

 Juvenile Starlights at Sectionals

 Open Juvenile Starlights at Sectionals

 Adult Starlights at Sectionals

 Pre-Juvenile Starlights at Sectionals
2017 Nationals
Juvenile Boys
Joseph Klein - Sixth Overall
Juvenile Ice Dance
Elliana Peal and Ethan Peal - 3rd Overall

Intermediate Men
Daniel Turchin - Eighth Overall
Intermediate Ladies
Calista Choi - Eleventh Overall
Junior Pairs
Lindsay Weinstein (DuPage FSC) and Jacob Simon (SVSC) - Fourth Overall

Senior Ice Dance
Elliana Pogrebinsky (Peninsula SC) and Alex Benoit (SVSC)
Fourth overall

Kseniya Ponomaryova (SVSC) and Oleg Altukhov (North County FSC) - Eleventh overall

Senior Men
Jason Brown - Third Overall
 SVSC skaters at 2016 Worlds
    Kayne and O'Shea earn 13th in Pairs

 Skokie Valley skaters at Junior Worlds
    Pogrebinsky and Benoit 4th in free dance/4th overall in Junior Dance


    Weinstein and Simon finish 9th in Pairs
    Jacob and Lindsay scored a personal best in both their short and long programs.

    Weinberg and Fernandez are 10th in Pairs
    Joy and Max scored a personal best in their long, as well. Congratulations to both pairs on capping off tremendous seasons with great showings at Jr. Worlds!

 Kayne-O'Shea 4th at Four Continents Senior Pairs
  Former SV skaters Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea ended last week in 4th place in the Senior Pairs competition at   Four Continents. The event took place in Taipei City, Taipei, Feb. 16-21, 2016.
 SV Synchro Teams at Nationals

The Starlights squad of Junior ladies is all smiles after their gold sweep in both the short and long programs at Midwestern Sectionals.

The Starlights' Novice team may be channeling spiders, but the only place you should fear them is on the ice! Congratulations on your Sectionals silver, and good luck at Nationals!

Teams Elite's Intermediate team is a little bit country, a little bit rock-and-roll and a lot bit ready to take the ice!

The Juvenile girls of Teams Elite get their Beyonce on!

Congratulations on a great season to all the Starlights teams, coaches and parents! Pictured above are the Intermediate team, while theJuvenile, PreJuvenile, Preliminary and Beginner teams are shown below.

Teams Elite fielded two other successful teams this year, the PreJuvenile and Beginner teams, pictured below.
Great job this season!
 Kayne-O'Shea win Senior Pairs gold

Finishing third in both the Short Dance and Free Dance, Elliana Pogrebinsky of Peninsula SC and Alex Benoit of Skokie Valley SC skated off with the bronze medal Friday.

 Kayne-O'Shea are first in Senior Pairs Short
SV skaters go 1-2-10 in Junior Pairs
Winning the gold medal Wednesday in Junior Pairs were Joy Weinberg of Skokie Valley and Maximiliano Fernandez of the Miami FSC. The Pair were second in the Short Program Tuesday. (The team finished seventh at the Junior Grand Prix "Copernicus Stars 2015" event held in September in Poland.)

Winning the silver medal Wednesday were Lindsay Weinstein of DuPage Skating Club and Jacob Simon of Skokie Valley. The Pair were first in the short program on Tuesday. (The team had two international events this season, finishing seventh in the ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Riga, Latvia, held in August 2015, and ninth at the Junior Grand Prix in Austria held in December.)

Dropping to tenth overall were Jessica Lee of All Year FSC (Los Angeles area) and Brandon Kozlowski of Skokie Valley. The pair were sixth after the short program Tuesday. (The team won the silver medal at the Junior Grand Prix event held in Colorado Springs in June 2015.)

Holding third place in the Junior Dance short program are Elliana Pogrebinsky of Peninsula SC and Alex Benoit of Skokie Valley SC. The Free Dance is Friday at 9 am.

Chloe Ryan and Kendra Lachcik represented Skokie Valley Skating Club at the USFS Solo Dance competition in East Lansing, MI, in July.
Chloe (left) placed 2nd (silver) in Bronze patterns and 3rd (bronze) in Intermediate Combined. Kendra placed third (bronze) in Pre-silver Patterns. (Photo by Nancy Ryan)

Jason Brown impresses at Worlds in Shanghai
Jason Brown is fifth at Worlds March 28

Kayne & O'Shea skate at 4 Continents

Jason Brown at 4 Continents

Kseniya Ponomaryova a Winner!

Jason Brown wins Gold at Greensboro!
Kayne and O'Shea take Bronze in Senior Pairs
Jason Brown exceeds expectations in Mens Short!
Pogrebinsky and Benoit win Bronze at Nationals in Junior Dance
Kayne and O'Shea Fourth in Senior Pairs Short
Weinstein and Simon take Junior Pairs Pewter Medal
Weinberg and Lueck are Tenth in Junior Pairs
Klopstock and Kozlowski are tenth in Novice Pairs
Daniel Turchin wins gold at Nationals!
Skokie Valley's Jason Brown takes Silver at SkateAmerica Oct. 26
Weinstein and Simon 7th at JGP-Dresden (right) Lindsay Weinstein (DuPage FSC) and Jacob Simon (Skokie Valley) skated to a 7th place finish in the Junior Grand Prix pairs competition held in Dresden, Germany, October 4, 2014. Lindsay lives in Buffalo Grove while Jacob is from Highland Park.
From left to right: Spencer Simon, Taylor Morris and Joy Weinberg represented SVSC at the invite-only U.S. Novice & Junior Challenge Skate in Salt Lake City September 11-14, 2014. Simon placed 6th in the Jr. Men's event, Weinberg placed 4th in Jr. Pairs with partner Michael Lueck, and Morris placed 2nd in Novice Ladies.

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs hosted the Broadmoor Open the last weekend of June, Junior Chair Blair Klein reports. It gave our Skokie Valley skaters a chance to breathe the rare air up there! From left to right, they are: (Front row) Juliette Reed, Chloe Klein, Joe Klein, Sydney Flaum; (Back row) Ellie Heinrich, Jenna Mendelsohn, Spencer Simon, Lindsay Jarger, Frannie Block; (Not pictured) Jason Brown
Jason Brown 11th in Olympic Men's Free Skate -- 9th overall!
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Jason Brown wins team bronze
at Sochi Olympic Games

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Tarah Kayne and Daniel O'Shea win Silver at Four Continents
2014 US Olympic team nominees

2014 US Nationals - Medalists

2014 US Nationals Day 8
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2014 US Nationals Day 7
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2014 US Nationals Day 6
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2014 US Nationals Day 5
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Intermediate Pairs short program

2014 US Nationals Day 3
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2014 US Nationals Day 2
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2014 US Nationals Day 1
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