2019 Annual Meeting
Photos by Dr. Rich Rossman
 Bradie 7th at 2019 Worlds
 Jason Brown 9th in 2019
 Starlights finish SEVENTH at
 ISU World Juniors 2019
 (Above, Starlights at Gothenburg)

The Starlights have been named USA 2, while USA 1 will be the Skyliners based out of Stamford, Connecticut, and Monsey/Elmsford, New York.

The two junior teams represented the United States at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2019 in Neuchatel, Switzerland on March 15-16, 2019.

Based in Buffalo Grove/Vernon Hills, Illinois, and Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, our Starlights placed second earlier this season at Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy and third at Leon Lurje Trophy in Gothenburg, Sweden.

[Reports are from Chris Heiser, developmental coordinator for Skokie Valley Starlights, and the US Figure Skating Association.

(Right, Starlights at Zagreb)

 2019 Competition Season
 Skokie Valley Skating Club was proud to once again provide stipends to every club skater who competed at USFS Regional Championships at qualifying levels (Juvenile through Senior). It's especially heartwarming when we hear from our skater what it meant to them.

 2019 Four Continents Championships
     Anaheim, California, February 8-9
 Senior Ladies
 Bradie Tennell, Skokie Valley SC5 
 Senior Men
 Jason Brown, Skokie Valley SC5 

 SV skaters Jason Brown 2nd, Bradie Tennell 4th at Grand Prix/France Nov. 23-25 at Grenoble

Bradie Tennell 4th at SkateAmerica
Oct 21 at Everett, Washington

 2019 Competition Season
     October 3-7November 13-17 Jan. 19-27
  UGL Regionals
Peoria, IL
Midwestern Sectionals
Fort Wayne, IN   
National Championships
Detroit, MI
 Intermediate Ladies
 Elsa Cheng, Skokie Valley SC119
 Hannah Lofton, Skokie Valley SC337
 Sofia Wang, Skokie Valley SC11
 Audrey Meredith, Skokie Valley SC 17
 Lianna OGrady, Skokie Valley SC 20
 Intermediate Men
 Ethan Peal, Skokie Valley SC26
 Gabriel Martinez, Skokie Valley SC10
 Nicholas Unruh, Skokie Valley SC11
 Juvenile Boys
 Matthew Soifer, Skokie Valley SC339
 Juvenile Dance
 Kiana Pan, Northern Ice SC
Ilya Mondrowski, Skokie Valley SC
 Juvenile Girls
 Ava Neuhaus, Skokie Valley SC115
 Ava Aversano, Skokie Valley SC10
 Ema Satsutani, Skokie Valley SC11
 Novice Dance
 Elliana Peal and Ethan Peal, Skokie Valley SC 14
 Layla Karnes (All Year FSC) and Kirill Aksenov (Skokie Valley SC)  3
 Novice Men
 Joseph Klein, Skokie Valley SC134
 Alexander Gach, Skokie Valley SC7
 Novice Ladies
 Calista Choi, Skokie Valley SC211
 Susan Tatelli, Skokie Valley SC7
 Junior Ladies
 Chihiro Taira, Skokie Valley SC512
 Sophie Paradi, Skokie Valley SC7
 Mirella Strieleman, Skokie Valley SC8
 Rachael Wall, Skokie Valley SC12
 Senior Dance
 Nicole Takahashi (Skokie Valley SC) and Oleg Altukhov (The North County FSC) 
 Senior Ladies
 Bradie Tennell, Skokie Valley SCByeBye2
 Senior Men
 Andrew Austin, Skokie Valley SC 420
 Jason Brown, Skokie Valley SCByeBye3

2017-2018 Season
 Bradie 6th at
 2018 World Championships

Skokie Valley skater Bradie Tennell placed sixth overall in the Ladies competition March 23 at the World Championships in Milan, Italy. Her short program (above) on Thursday left her in seventh, while her free skate (below) was good for fourth place. Way to go, Bradie!
 Starlights Star at Synchro  championships
Starlights Synchronized Skating Club is incredibly proud of all of our teams for their phenomenal performances at the U.S. National Synchronized Skating Championships held February 22-24 in Portland, Oregon.

Juvenile: PEWTER
Intermediate: 7th
Novice: 5th
Junior: BRONZE
Adult: 8th
  • .........
     2018 USFS National Championships
     Intermediate Dance --
    Peals Win Intermediate Dance Gold Medal!
     Elliana Peal, Skokie Valley SC
    Ethan Peal, Skokie Valley SC
    (photos below)

     Novice Ladies
     Calista Choi, Skokie Valley SC
    (Photos below>

     Senior Dance
     Elliana Pogrebinsky, Peninsula SC
    Alex Benoit, Skokie Valley SC
    (Photo below>

     Senior Ladies
     Taylor Morris, Skokie Valley SC
     Bradie Tennell, Skokie Valley SC
    Olympics 11th SP, 9th FS,
    9th Overall

     Senior Men
     Jason Brown, Skokie Valley SC
    (photo below)

    2016-2017 Season
     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 Icenetwork.com 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!
    Click to view the FreeSkate video!
    Click to view the Short Program video!
    Jason Brown wins team bronze
    at Sochi Olympic Games

    Click to view the FreeSkate video!
    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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