We are proud to welcome you to the Kansas City Figure Skating Club website! We serve our members and the national skating community! Kansas City Figure Skating Club is home to many regional, sectional, national, and international skaters. For more information on our club and membership opportunities, check out the Membership page.
We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of Kansas City Figure Skating Club member and coach John Coughlin. John was a two-time U.S. pairs champion, Chair of the ISU Athletes Commission and member of the ISU Singles & Pairs Skating Technical Committee. Our heartfelt and deepest sympathies are with John’s father Mike, sister Angela, and the rest of his family and friends.
A rosary service will be on Monday, January 28, at 5:30 pm, with visitation from 6-8pm. The funeral mass will be on Tuesday, January 29 at 1:30 pm. Both services will be at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8510 Wornall Rd, Kansas City.
2019 Skate KC is now accepting registrations! The 2019 Skate Kansas City competition is a designated Excel Series competition for the 2019 Excel Series. Skate KC is also part of the Mid-West Figure Skating Council Championship Series. Both series require skaters to sign-up prior to competing in these events.
As an Excel Series event, skaters entered in the Series at eligible levels will earn points for their placement here in order to qualify for the National Festival to be held in Coral Springs, Florida, June 7-9, 2019.
Sign up today - entries close February 24, 2019!
Best of luck to KCFSC home club member, Kristofer Ogren, and his pair partner, Grace Hanns, at the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating National Championships! Kristofer and grace will be competing in the Junior Pairs events, in Detroit, Michigan. The short program is on Jan. 23, at 10:30 am EST, and the free skate will be Jan. 24, at 11:45 am EST. Watch online on NBC Sports Gold!
We need a few volunteers for the 1/21 Test Session at KCIC. If you would like to sign-up, login to the Membership Portal and select the volunteer area you would like to help with. These hours will count toward your volunteer requirements for the 2018-2019 season. If you have any problems or questions logging in, please contact Lori Osborne.
KCFSC's group ticket order for Cirque du Soleil Crystal have arrived! The group order is for the Sunday, January 20, 2019, 1:30pm show at the Sprint Center. Contact Lori Osborne to pickup your tickets!
The 2018-2019 Club Ice sign-ups will begin at 11am on Sunday, August 19. All club ice details can be found on the Club Ice page.
The 2018 KCFSC Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet was held July 31, from 4:00-9:00pm at the Carriage Club. Everyone enjoyed a south of the border mexican buffet prior to awards being presented. Recognition and awards were given out to the following KCFSC members:
Marina Eltsova, Grant Huang, Carrie Greene, MaryHelen Lindsay
Holly Arend, Katherine Beech, Natalie Lischwe-Mueller, and Riley Wasser
Annie Jordan (MIF) & Sophie Juliana (MIF)
Most Improved Skater
Shawndra Beauchamp Spirit Award
Annie Jordan (2nd year in a row!)
Charles Wheatley Volunteer of the Year
The PSA Super-Site Seminar, brought to Kansas City by the Midwest Figure Skating Council and PSA, was held July 21-22 in Independence, MO.
Janet Champion and Lynn Goldman were the presenters. Janet is a member of the PSA Coaches Hall of Fame, coaches skaters from Learn to Skate through Olympians, and was one of the youngest touring professional skaters in history. She will be working with skaters on jump and spin techniques and will also be available for private lessons.
Lynn is a U.S. Figure Skating national singles and pairs judge, national singles technical controller, and national data and video operator. In addition, she is a longtime Skate Kansas City official.
With all the changes to the testing and competing structures that are happening within U.S. Figure skating right now, this was a great opportunity to learn and ask questions.
It’s Membership Renewal Time!
The 2017-2018 skating season ended on June 30, which means it’s membership renewal time! Last year we introduced the KCFSC Membership Portal– this is where you can renew or purchase a KCFSC membership, update your account details (address, emails, phone, etc.), sign-up for volunteer opportunities or tests, and purchase KCFSC merchandise.
During the last month, all the volunteer hours have been entered for the 2017-2018 season – those families with at least 20 hours of volunteering (between 5/31/17 through 6/1/18) will be eligible for the $50 membership discount (if the renewal is completed by 6/30/18). Discounts will automatically be applied for those who qualify. For details on the Volunteer Incentives program - be sure to read through these to see how to earn discounted memberships and/or competition stipends for the 2019-2020 season.