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SPFSA MEMBER RECOGNITION



USFS Tests Passed

January 2016
Josephine Berra
Preliminary Moves
Tatiana Cuadra
Preliminary Moves
Abigail Jordan
Intermediate Moves
Sarah Krieger
Intermediate Moves
Rachel Luebbers
Pre-Preliminary Moves

November 2015
Natalie Mispagel
Juvenile Free

October 2015
Uyanga Batsukh
Pre-Preliminary Moves
Pre-Preliminary Free
Emma Bertel
Pre-Preliminary Moves
Cordelia Brown
Pre-Juvenile Moves
Katherine Celli
Pre-Preliminary Moves
Emma Corwin
Pre-Preliminary
Morgan Dearth
Pre-Preliminary Moves
Keersten Heinrich
Pre-Juvenile Free
Penelope Hunter
Preliminary Free
Natalie Mann
Pre-Preliminary Moves
Mia Nicastro
Pre-Preliminary Moves
Malvika Pandya
Intermediate Moves
Maribeth Wagganer
Intermediate Moves
Brenna Wagoner
Pre-Juvenile Moves
Peyton Webb
Pre-Preliminary Moves
Anna Wyman

September 2015
Luke Anderson
Foxtrot
Lauren Garrett
Preliminary Moves

August 2015
Paige Brown
Pre-Juvenile Moves
Emma Corwin
Intermediate Moves
Jeanne Erdmann
Masters Fourteenstep
Jadie Gober
Preliminary Moves
Pre-Preliminary Free
Emilie Ann Hunteman
Juvenile Moves
Madison Rosemann
Intermediate Moves
Pre-Preliminary Free
Amber Wright
Hickory Hoedown
Willow Waltz

July 2015
Morgan Hopkins
Dutch Waltz
Canasta Tango
Rhythm Blues
Preliminary Dance
Madalyn Ruff
Dutch Waltz
Canasta Tango
Rhythm Blues
Preliminary Dance
Sarena Yeung
Juvenile Free

June 2015
Luke Anderson
Preliminary Free
Krista Avants
Intermediate Moves
Rylie Becker
Juvenile Moves
Pre-Juvenile Free
Josephine Berra
Pre-Preliminary Moves
Emilee Burney
Preliminary Moves
Maggie Connell
Pre-Preliminary Moves
Isabel Forster
Juvenile Moves
Pre-Juvenile Free
Morgan Hanson
Pre-Juvenile Moves
Elizabeth Houle
Senior Free
Nicole Matlock
Preliminary Moves
Emily Moeller
Juvenile Moves
Madalyn Ruff
Pre-Juvenile Free
Kaytie Schilling
Preliminary Moves
Hannah Vaccaro
Junior Moves
Anna Wyman
Intermediate Moves

May 2015
Jadie Gober
Pre-Preliminary Moves
Julia Vitale
Pre-Preliminary Moves
Ana Payne
Adult Quickstep
Shaneerah Rose
Novice Moves
Sarena Yeung
Novice Moves





SPFSA Member Accomplishments

Operation Food Search - Food Drive 2013 We are proud to announce that we finished the food drive with 7,275 items and $1,255 in donations!!!
Final totals by team:
1st Place - Emerald Blades - 4,309 Total Points
2nd Place - Ice Gems - 3,901 Total Points
3rd Place - Individual Skaters - 3,704 Total Points
4th Place - Jade Blades - 3,419 Total Points
5th Place - Diamond Edges - 2,205 Total Points
6th Place - Onyx Ice - 1,785 Total Points
7th Place - Ruby Edges - 1,135 Total Points

Congratulations to all of the teams!


2014 Upper Great Lakes Regionals - SPFSA would like to recognize Angelina Huang, Simona Koverman, Gabrielle Patschull, Sarena Yueng, and Natalie Bruno on their amazing performances at the 2014 USFS Upper Great Lakes Regional Competition in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Angelina Huang, Natalie Bruno,Simona Koverman, Gabrielle Patschull and Sarena Yueng

Angelina Huang: 2nd Place out of 16, Pre-Juvenile Ladies Initial Round
2014 Upper Great Lakes Pre-Juvenile Silver Medalist

Simona Koverman: 12th Place out of 15, Intermediate Ladies Initial Round
Gabrielle Patschull: 10th Place out of 16, Juvenile Ladies Initial Round
Natalie Bruno: 12th Place out of 16, Preliminary Ladies Initial Round
Sarena Yueng: 10th Place out of 14, Preliminary Ladies Initial Round


2013 Trivia Night results - we raised $9, 072!!!

With the help of our member’s, we filled 33 tables and had 256 people attend our 4th Annual Trivia Night! This is an increase of $3,300 over 2012! A big thank you goes out to everyone involved in making this event a HUGE success!

Special thanks to Gregg Robinson, Stacy Felps, Paula Grogg for being the researchers & authors of our Trivia Night questions! We would not have had all of the incredible donations if it weren’t for the help of Wendy Clark Robinson, Jandy Stamm, Brandyn Bowman, Angie Brandt, Teri Hercules, Connie Ruff, and Jon and Heather Dirksen! Lori Hunter, the centerpieces were amazing!

We could not have run such a great event without the help of our volunteers: Connie Ruff, Kathy Machisen, Leslie Meriwether, Jan and Bob Brown, Paula Grogg, Stacy and Jeff Felps, Wendy and Gregg Robinson, Dana Booher, Pam James, Amy Vaccaro, Jandy Stamm, Patty Brown, Erica Grogg, Sue Luebbers, Sue Connelly, Jerry Klich and Susan and Tom Wylie. Our club sincerely thanks all of the contributions received by our community supporters and to our "webmaster" Heather Dirksen for making sure they are properly recognized on our website.

The success of this event will enable our club to continue to operate and support our members throughout the 2013-2014 skating season! Thank you again to those who participated, we look forward to an even bigger & more successful event next year!


Congratulations SPFSA skaters on a successful 2013 Skate Evansville!
Natalie Mispagel: 1st Place, Preliminary Freeskate
Natalie Bruno: 4th Place, Preliminary Freeskate
Gabby Patschull: 2nd Place, Juvenile Freeskate


SPFSA member and Synchro St. Louis Alumni Loren Hasse has accepted a position on the 2013-14 Team Excel Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team!

Loren Hasse

Loren will be skating while attending college at Boston University in Boston, MA. Congratulations, Loren!


Congratulations SPFSA skaters on a successful 2013 Gateway Invitational!
Gabby Patschull: 1st Place, Juvenile Short Program, 2nd in Juvenile Long Program
Natalie Bruno: 2nd Place, Preliminary Compulsories, 4th in Preliminary Jumps, 3rd in Preliminary Freeskate
Natalie Mispagel: 6th Place, Preliminary Compulsories, 3rd in Preliminary Jumps, 2nd in Pre-Preliminary Freeskate


Congratulations all 6 Synchro St. Louis teams on their successful weekend at the 2013 ISI Synchronized Championships, in Blaine, Minnesota!

Synchro St. Louis Diamond Edges
1st Place Teen Skating Compulsories
1st Place Teen Skating Initial Round
1st Place Teen Skating Premier Round
Proud winners of the Boyd Wietecter Trophy

Synchro St. Louis Ice Gems
1st Place Senior Youth Skating Initial Round
4th Place Senior Youth Skating Premier Round

Synchro St. Louis Jade Blades
5th Place Senior Youth Skating Initial Round
1st Place Senior Youth Skating Select Round

Synchro St. Louis Onyx Ice
5th Place Youth Skating Initial Round
1st Place Youth Skating Select Round

Synchro St. Louis Ruby Edges
1st Place Senior Youth Formation

Synchro St. Louis Emerald Blades
3rd Place Youth Formation

Congratulations to all of the teams!


"$10 for Tutu's" - we raised $750 for Autism! With the support of our “$10 for Tutu” campaign we were able to raise $750 for Autism! We are proud of our 16 runners/walkers that represented us on a cold, rainy day at the Color Run! Raising $750, the synchro coaches and Phil wore Tutu’s! We are really proud of your efforts! Thank you!


SPFSA would like to congratulate our newest Gold Medalists, Emily Mohr, Loren Hasse, and Simona Koverman on recently passing their Senior Moves in Field tests! What an amazing accomplishment, girls!


Congratulations to our SPFSA skaters on their results at the 2013 Skate Kansas City USFS Competition:
Gabby Patschull - 3rd Pre-Juvenile Artistic, 1st Juvenile Compulsories, 4th Juvenile Jumps, 1st in Juvenile Spins, 2nd Pre-Juvenile Freeskate (Preliminary Round) and 2nd Pre-Juvenile Freeskate (Final Round)
Angelina Huang - 2nd Pre-Juvenile Freeskate (Preliminary Round) and 4th Pre-Juvenile Freeskate (Final Round)
Natalie Mispagel-2nd Pre-Preliminary Interpretive, 3rd Pre-Preliminary Freeskate (Preliminary Round) and 8th Pre-Preliminary Freeskate (Final Round)
Simona Koverman-2nd Intermediate Jumps, 5th Intermediate Short Program and 5th Intermediate Freeskate
Astin Harlow - 2nd Open Pre-Juvenile Freeskate


Congratulations to Synchro St. Louis Diamond Edge, Julie Brown! Julie has accepted a position on the 2013-14 California Gold Senior Synchronized Skating Team! Julie will be training with them beginning in August and will be attending Chapman University in Orange, CA. Your SPFSA family is SO proud of you, Julie!

Julie Brown


Congratulations to Synchro St. Louis Diamond Edges, Ice Gems, and Jade Blades on their accomplishments at the 2013 US Figure Skating Midwestern/Pacific Coast Synchronized Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Congratulations to all teams!

Diamond Edges: Intermediate - 12th place
Ice Gems: Open Juvenile - 6th Place Initial Round
Jade Blades: Pre-Juvenile - 4th Place Initial Round, 7th Place Championship Round


Synchro St. Louis Diamond Edges and Ice Gems competed at the 2012 Dr. Porter Synchronized Classic in Ann Arbor, MI. SPFSA congratulates the Diamond Edges, Ice Gems, coaches, and families on a successful trip!

Ice Gems placed 5th in the Open Juvenile Division and Diamond Edges placed 8th in the Intermediate division. Way to go, girls!


Synchro St. Louis Jade Blades recently traveled to the Kansas City area for their first ISI and USFS competitions of the season.

ISI Fall Fling - 1st Place, Senior Youth Compulsories
2012 Best of the Midwest Synchronized Championships - 1st Place, Pre-Juvenile

Congratulations on a successful competition weekend, Jade Blades!

Synchro St. Louis Jade Blades


Holiday Food Drive - Final Results
Seven teams of skaters collected 8,865 food items and $796 in donations! That is a combined total of 10,457! We are so proud of your hard work! Congrats again on an amazing job!!!

FINAL TEAM RESULTS
#1- Jade Blades-3,364 items (inc. 3,184 items + $90 donation)
#2- Diamond Edges-3,114 items (inc. 2,786 items/$164 donation)
#3- Ice Gems- 1,753 items (inc. 1,169 items/$292 donation)
#4- Onyx Ice-1,072 items (inc. 952 items/$60 donation)
#5- Solo Skaters-423 items (inc. 227 items/$98 donation)
#6- Ruby Edges-392 items (inc. 228 items/$82 donation)
#7- Emerald Blades-339 items (inc. 319 items/$10 donation)

Collection Can Decoration Contest - This year’s winner...ONYX ICE!

Volunteer Day: - We had a total of 35 SPFSA skaters and family members roll up their sleeves and help out at our Operation Food Search Volunteer Day!

A big thanks to Megan Pointer, Jason Pointer, Jandy Stamm, Hayley Stamm, Breille Stamm, Wendy Clark Robinson, Haley Clark, Brooklyn Howald, Carson Howald, Jill Howald, Karen Avants, Krista Avants, Claire Chipley, Alise Grogg, Autumn Barksdale, Sarah Barksdale, Chris Garrett, Lauren Garrett, Erin Brown, Cordelia Brown, Shaneerah Schwartz, Michelle Woodruff, Tom Woodruff, Dana Booher, Mitchell Booher, Morgan Booher, Carey Krieger, Sarah Krieger, Debbie Wyman, Anna Wyman, Patty Brown, Paige Brown, Amy Vacccaro, Marshall Vaccaro and Hannah Vaccaro for ALL of your hard work!


Angelina Huang, Gabrielle Patschull, Simona Koverman and Astin Harlow represented SPFSA at the 2013 Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships, October 12-16 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They had a great overall showing at the competition, which was their first trip to Regionals.

Simona: Open Juvenile - 4th Place Initial Round, 5th Place Championship Round
Astin: Preliminary Ladies - 4th Place Initial Round, 16th Place Championship Round
Angelina: Pre-Juvenile Ladies - 4th Place Initial Round, 13th Place Championship Round
Gabrielle: Pre-Juvenile Ladies - 14th Place Initial Round

(Top, left to right) Simona Koverman, Astin Harlow
(Bottom, left to right) Angelina Huang, Gabrielle Patschull


Final tally of the 2011-2012 Club Ice Contest. Way to go skaters!

  • 1st place (87):
    Sabrina Wombacher
  • 2nd place (53):
    Melissa Sumpter
  • 3rd place (41):
    Alyssa Voelkel
  • 4th place (27):
    Julie Brown
    Amber Wright
  • 5th place (26):
    Morgan Booher
    Marie Feely
    Penelope Hunter


All six Synchro St. Louis teams competed at the 2012 ISI Synchronized Championships at the St. Peters Rec-Plex.

The results were as follows:

Synchro St. Louis Diamond Edges
1st Place Teen Skating Compulsories
2nd Place Teen Skating Initial Round
2nd Place Teen Skating Premier Round
Invited Performer 2012 ISI Synchro Showcase
Synchro St. Louis Ice Gems
1st Place Senior Youth Skating Compulsories
2nd Place Senior Youth Skating Initial Round
3rd Place Senior Youth Skating Premier Round
Synchro St. Louis Jade Blades
3rd Place Senior Youth Skating Initial Round
6th Place Senior Youth Skating Premier Round
Synchro St. Louis Onyx Ice
1st Place Youth Skating Compulsories
Invited Performer 2012 ISI Synchro Showcase
Synchro St. Louis Ruby Edges
1st Place Senior Youth Formation
Synchro St. Louis Emerald Blades
2nd Place Youth Formation

Congratulations to all of the teams on a FANTASTIC season overall!


The Rec-Plex skaters tallied an even 1,000 points at the 2012 ISI Winter Classic to bring home the Ice Skating Institute’s Robert Unger Overall Team Champion Trophy. The victory took place February 17-19, 2012 in Northbrook, IL, and follows up last year’s championship in front of a home crowd as the St. Peters Rec-Plex hosted the 2011 ISI Winter Classic.


Three Synchro St. Louis teams - the Diamond Edges, Ice Gems and Jade Blades - competed in the 2012 US Figure Skating Midwestern/Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, held in Plymouth, MI in January 2012.

The Diamond Edges placed tenth of twenty teams in the Intermediate Divison, while The Ice Gems were tenth in the Open Juvenile Division. This was the Jade Blades first USFS competiton and trip to Mids and they earned sixth place in the Pre-Juvenile Division. The SPFSA is proud of these teams! Great job on a successful USFS season!


SPFSA 3rd Annual Holiday Food Drive Results! We broke all of our previous records, collecting 4,049 items and $740 in donations! Thank you to all that volunteered and helped with this event!

TEAM RESULTS-FINAL
#1-Diamond Edges-1,342 items (inc. 794 items/$274 donation)
#2-Jade Blades-1,218 items (inc. 946 items/$136 donation)
#3-Ice Gems- 1,144 items (inc. 984 items/$80 donation)
#4-Emerald Blades-600 items (inc. 510 items/$45 donation)
#5-Onyx Ice-484 items (inc. 384 items/$50 donation)
#6-Individual/Adults-443 items (inc. 233 items/$105 donation)
#7-Ruby Edges-291 items (inc. 191 items/$50 donation)


Synchro St. Louis Diamond Edges competed at the 2011 Dr. Porter Synchronized Classic in Ann Arbor, MI. SPFSA congratulates the Diamond Edges, coaches, and families on a successful trip! They placed 7th in the Intermediate division. Way to go, girls!


2nd Annual SPFSA Trivia Night Results! We raised $5,500! With the help of our members, we filled 25 tables and had close to 200 people join us for an exciting night of great trivia! A BIG thank you goes out to everyone involved in making this event a HUGE success!


Emily Mohr traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota in October represent SPFSA at the 2012 Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships. She placed 13th out of a very tough group of 16 skaters in Intermediate Ladies. She increased her score by 3 points from her last USFS competition. Congratulations Emiy, we are proud of you!


Congratulations to SPFSA member, Emily Mohr on recently passing her ISI FS 8 test. What an accomplishment! Great job, Emily!


Simona Koverman and Emily Mohr recently represented the SPFSA at the USFS Broadmoor Open in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Simona competed in Juvenile freeskate, Artistic and Compulsories. Emily competed in Intermediate freeskate, Artistic, Spins and Jumps. Both girls also had the opportunity to attend a seminar with Ryan Bradley while there. Great job, girls!


SPFSA Member Melissa Felps was awarded the 2011 Ice Skating Institute of America Education Foundation Scholarship.

The Foundation helps to enhance the educational opportunities of ISI members by encouraging skaters to make athletic as well as educational achievements, while giving back to their sport. To be eligible for this award, Melissa dedicated herself to her skating, her education, and her rink, club, and community through volunteering.

Melissa, who is one of only two skaters who were awarded the 2011 scholarship, has passed the ISI Open Gold Freestyle, Pairs 4, Couples 4, and Dance 5, as well as USFS Junior Moves in the Field, Pre-Silver Dance, and Pre-Juvenile Free Skate. Melissa was a member of Synchro St. Louis teams for ten years, and as a member of the Diamond Edges, she is a two-time USFS Sectional Champion, a USFS National Competitor, and most recently, an ISI National Champion. She was also recognized at the Platinum level in the US Figure Skating Graduating Seniors Recognition Program. Throughout her skating career, Melissa has competed in numerous ISI National Events and has volunteered countless hours at the Rec-Plex local and national events.

She is a Francis Howell Central High School graduate, where she has been a member of Student Council, the National Honor Society, and the Varsity Girls Golf Team. She has been recognized through Arete, and was honored by the Francis Howell School Board for having a GPA of 4.0 or higher all four years of high school. St. Louis University awarded Melissa the Dean’s Scholarship for Academics.

We are very fortunate to have Melissa as part of our club and we are very proud of her. Congratulations Melissa!


All six Synchro St. Louis teams traveled to the 2011 ISI Synchronized Championships in Chicago with every team placing in the top three! This included the Diamond Edges winning the Teen Premier Round and becoming ISI National Champions. The results were as follows:

  • Synchro St. Louis Diamond Edges
    1st Place Teen Skating Compulsories
    2nd Place Teen Skating Initial Round
    1st Place Teen Skating Premier Round
  • Synchro St. Louis Ice Gems
    1st Place Senior Youth Skating Compulsories
    1st Place Senior Youth Skating Initial Round
    3rd Place Senior Youth Skating Premier Round
  • Synchro St. Louis Jade Blades
    1st Place Youth Skating Small Initial Round
    2nd Place Youth Skating Small Premier Round
  • Synchro St. Louis Onyx Ice
    2nd Place Youth Skating Compulsories
  • Synchro St. Louis Ruby Edges
    2nd Place Youth Formation
  • Synchro St. Louis Emerald Blades
    2nd Place Junior Youth Formation

Congratulations to all of the teams!
What a great weekend in Chicago and a FANTASTIC season overall!


Diamond Edges recently competed in the 2011 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Ontario, California. They skated both their Short and Long Programs for a total score of 85.98.

This is only the second time the St. Peters Figure Skating Association has had a team qualify for the U.S. Championships, and it's the highest-level team to ever qualify from the state of Missouri. Congratulations on your accomplishments, Diamond Edges!


The St. Peters Rec-Plex set a record for the LARGEST PRODUCTION TEAM EVER at the 2011 ISI Winter Classic. On Sunday, February 13, the St. Peters Rec-Plex team put 142 skaters on the ice to set the record for the Largest Production Team EVER at an ISI event. This beats the previous record of 97 skaters. The Extravaganza Production event, "Traveling Through St. Louis" showcased some of the things that make St. Louis great, The St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Rams, Lewis and Clark and the St. Louis Blues. Rec-Plex coaches, skaters, parents, siblings and more helped make this even happen! Congratulations on the record and a first place finish!


Diamond Edges and Ice Gems recently competed at the 2011 Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships!

Congratulations to the Diamond Edges!


They are the USFS Midwestern Sectional Junior Bronze Medalists! This has qualified the team to participate in the USFS Synchronized Skating Championships in Ontario, California, March 2-5!

Great job, Ice Gems!

We would also like to congratulate the Ice Gems on their amazing performances! They finished 8th out of 32 teams in the Open Juvenile division.

We are so proud of you all! Way to go!


The Diamond Edges competed in the 15th Annual USFS Dr. Richard Porter Synchronized Classic in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This was their first USFS Competition of the season. They skated both their Short and Long Programs in the Junior division and scored a total of 80.46 points. Way to go, girls!


Congratulations to all SPFSA members on the unbelievable results of our 2nd annual “Picks vs. Sticks” Food Drive Challenge! The “picks” collected 3,724 food items and $365 in cash donations! The “sticks” collected 98 items $0 in donations. Our combined efforts raised 3,822 food items and $365 for Operation Food Search! The “pick” ambassadors and their teams did an amazing job! Thanks for all of your hard work!


SPFSA and Rec-Plex coach, Pam Forster was presented with the 2010 ISI District 9 Merit Award. Pam was presented with the award at the annual District 9 meeting. Congratulations, Pam!


SPFSA is proud to announce that our very own Rec-Plex and SPFSA coach, Heather Hyatt, was awarded the 2010 Ice Skating Institute's Instructor of the Year! Heather was presented the award at the ISI National Conference in Las Vegas. Thank you for your dedication and hard work, Heather. Congratulations on this prestigious award!


Emily Mohr competed in the Open Juvenile division at the 2011 US Figure Skating Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships in Green Bay, WI. She placed 8th in her group of eighteen girls! Way to go, Emily!!!


Congratulations to Emily Mohr who recently competed at the Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational in Northbrook, IL. She placed 1st in compulsories, 2nd in spins and 3rd in freeskate in the Open Juvenile division. Way to go, Emily!


The following members received plaques at our Annual Banquet for passing their USFS Senior Moves in the Field this season: Madison Chancey, Elizabeth Houle, Lauren Kastner, and Anna Wattles! Ana Terhardt also received a plaque for passing Adult Gold Moves in the Field. Congratulations on your accomplishments!


All six Synchro St. Louis teams traveled to Oxford, OH, for the 2010 ISI Synchronized Skating Championships! The Rec-Plex proudly sent the most teams of any rink to this year's event. Each of the teams delivered fabulous performances. The results were as follows:

  • Synchro St. Louis Diamond Edges
    1st Place Teen Skating Compulsories
    1st Place Teen Skating Initial Round
    2nd Place Teen Skating Premier Round
  • Synchro St. Louis Ice Gems
    1st Place Senior Youth Skating Compulsories
    1st Place Senior Youth Skating Initial Round
    3rd Place Senior Youth Skating Premier Round
  • Synchro St. Louis Jade Blades
    2nd Place Youth Skating Initial Round
    6th Place Youth Skating Premier Round
  • Synchro St. Louis Onyx Ice
    2nd Place Junior Youth Skating
  • Synchro St. Louis Ruby Edges
    4th Place Youth Formation
  • Synchro St. Louis Emerald Blades
    3rd Place Tot Formation

In addition to the competition events, 150 skaters, coaches, and family members from the SPFSA attended the first ever ISI Synchro Showcase to cheer on the Diamond Edges, who were invited by the ISI to perform.

We are so proud of all of the teams! Most importantly, we are proud of the outstanding level of sportsmanship displayed by our teams throughout this event. It was truly unmatched and was noticed by so many. It was a great weekend to be from the Rec-Plex and the SPFSA!


At the 2010 ISI District 9 Championships, the Rec-Plex skaters claimed the "Boyd Wietecter District 9 Champions" trophy for the eighth year in a row!

Skaters and teams who represent the Rec-Plex at an ISI competition in District 9 or at an ISI National Event earn points for the Rec-Plex. At the District Championships, points from the previous calendar year are totalled. The Boyd Wietecter trophy is awarded to the rink with the most points.

This is quite an accomplishment by all of our competitors. We are proud of each and every one of them!


Two Synchro St. Louis teams - the Diamond Edges and the Ice Gems - competed in the 2010 US Figure Skating Midwestern/Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, held in Cedar Rapids, IA, January 28-30, 2010. The Diamond Edges placed eighth in the Novice Divison, while the Ice Gems were fifth in the Open Juvenile Division. The SPFSA is proud of both teams! Great job on a successful USFS season!


SPFSA “PICKS VS. STICKS” CHALLENGE - THANK YOU! The final results of our largest community service project ever show the “Picks” at 1,369 cans + $497 donations compared to the “Sticks” at 198 cans + $25 in donations. Our combined results put us over 1500 cans and $500 in donations! WOW! Thank you to all for your support and commitment to making this event a HUGE success! A special thanks to the Rec Plex for supporting this project. We would also to thank Hackmann Lumber, Sun River Village Apartments and Rock Creek Elementary for putting out collection cans for us! We also received generous donations from our members and the community for our raffle during the Christmas Show. Thanks again to Rick Oloteo for donating the sight seeing flight, Applebee’s in St. Peters, Rib City in Des Peres, and those who donated gift cards!


Madison Chancey, Lydia Menscher, and Emily Mohr competed in the 2010 US Figure Skating Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships in Chicago, IL. Emily represented the SPFSA in the Open Juvenile division, while Madison and Lydia were in Intermediate.


The Rec-Plex Coaching Staff recently attended the ISI District 9 Seminar at the Webster Groves Ice Arena. The Rec-Plex has been recognized by the ISI for 100% instructor attendance! Sean Flynn and Dawn Malone from the ISI home office were the guest speakers. Rec-Plex Coaches Pam Forster and Heather Hyatt also presented, while Melissa Felps, Liz Houle, and Anna Wattles served as demonstrators.


Ana Terhardt passed her USFS Adult Gold Moves in the Field on October 4, 2009, becoming SPFSA's first USFS Adult Gold Medalist ever! Congratulations, Ana!


Congratulations to SPFSA Collegiate Member and Diamond Edges Alumna Jill Bushur for becoming a member of the Adrian College Varsity Synchronized Skating Team!


SPFSA Collegiate Member Theresa Semmelmayer has been awarded the 2009 ISIA (Ice Skating Institute of America) Education Foundation Scholarship! This scholarship took years of hard work with her skating, academics and volunteering to be eligible for this award and she is among an elite few that have been awarded this scholarship. Way to go, Theresa!!!

Theresa, who is one of only three skaters who were awarded the scholarship, has passed the ISI Freestyle 9 test, as well as USFS Senior Moves and Senior Free Skate. As a scholarship recipient, she performed in the ISIA Education Foundation Benefit on Ice at the 2009 ISI World Recreational Championships in San Jose, Ca. She is a Francis Howell Central graduate and is attending Saint Louis University where she is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

We are very fortunate to have Theresa as part of our club and we are very proud of her. This is a first for both the Rec-Plex and the SPFSA.