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Bonnie Goranowski Passes with Flying Colors!

October 2nd, 2016

A perfect landing!

Congratulations to Bonnie Goranowski for passing her Intermediate Moves in the Field Test (Standard Adult) this past week at a test session that was hosted by the FSC of Minneapolis at Parade Ice Garden during an Adult Skating/Training Camp! Way to go! Bonnie also holds a “gold” medal in US FS Adult Gold Moves! Way to go by keeping those moves going and improving your overall skating skills!

Olivia Pope Becomes a Double Gold Medalist!

October 2nd, 2016


A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Olivia Pope! Earlier this week in Minneapolis, Olivia passed her Senior Free Skate Test by delivering a perfect program. This is the 16th and final U.S. Figure Skating singles test and represents thousands of hours of dedicated, disciplined, hard work. We are exceptionally grateful to coaches Thomas Amon and Kelly Benzinger for training her with such a positive and loving spirit. Thank you for taking this journey with us! Also, a special thanks to Val Matzke, Tara Stamm and Sandy Wittman on guiding her through many of the earlier tests. We are very grateful she has been surrounded by wonderful teachers, mentors and role models these past 9 years.


2016 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic!

September 18th, 2016


In the Junior Men’s Short Program event, Colton nailed a 3Lz2T with +1 GOEs from multiple judges and delivered a program with great energy! He did have a fall, which set him back placement-wise in a field of men that left minimal room for errors, but overall performed a great program! In the Freeskate event, Colton delivered another engaging performance! He had a few errors, and overall placed fifth.

This was a good competition with many improvements, especially with consistency—as always, we are proud of you, Colton!


A short clip of Colton’s 3Lz2T from practice ice:

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