Congratulations Kristofer!

Kansas City Figure Skating Club member Kristofer Ogren competed at 2021 U.S. Figure Skating championships in the junior pairs event with partner Haley Conrad of the Dallas Figure Skating Club.  Only eight junior teams were selected from across the country. Leading up to the event, Kansas City FSC sent an e-card good luck wishes and a banner signed by club members. A watch party was hosted during the event, and following Nationals, Kristofer joined a Zoom call to answer questions about competing this year with cardboard cutouts, a bubble, and piped in applause. 

halloween festivities

Members had a great time safely celebrating Halloween. Pumpkin decorating, designing cards for hospitalized children, and smores were all a part of this celebration. Thank you to the Jungers for hosting!

KCFSC Annual Banquet

Join us for the annual KCFSC Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting!  This year's event will be a virtual ceremony in place of our in-person activity. The banquet will be on June 16, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. We are looking forward to some very fun activities along with our awards and special recognitions.


Below is the schedule for the evening:

  • Fun/Crazy Hat contest - Please wear any hat you want to the banquet. We will vote on favorites during the meeting.
  • Skating trivia - If you choose to participate, brush up on your skating knowledge - past and present! We will use Kahoot (you will be asked to go to and enter a code to play) to run our trivia contest.
  • Announcements, awards, and special recognitions.
  • Annual meeting (for those 18-years-old and older.

Spring Skating Components & Spins Workshop

The Midwest Figure Skating Council is hosting the Spring Skating Components & Spins Workshop, April 18-19, 2020, at Line Creek Community Center Ice Arena, 5940 NW Waukomis Drive, Kansas City, MO.

  • Participants must be Learn to Skate USA Freeskate 5 / ISI Freestyle 4 and above
  • Groups will be divided by Moves in the Field Test and competitive level 

Approximate Workshop times: 

  • Mini Camp Saturday 8:00-9:30am 
  • Full Workshop Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm & Sunday 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Private Lesson time will be available after the close of registration

Union Station Holiday Kickoff Features Local Skaters!

KCFSC member Sarah Arnold and local coach Bonnie Weinberg will be skating at Union Station in the Holiday Kickoff Lighting Ceremony!  The ceremony will feature a breathtaking performance by Quixotic on Saturday, November 23 at approximately 6:00 pm.  Plan to join us and support your fellow skaters.

Good Luck Regionals Competitors!


Best of luck to our 2020 Southwestern Regional and Nine States competitors!  The regional even will be held at The Broadmoor World Arena October 17-20, in Colorado Springs, CO.  


Lexi will be competing in Excel Juvenile Plus. Fiona & Sophie will compete in Novice Ladies, and Rachel will compete in Senior Ladies.


Chipotle Fundraiser Monday, October 7

Please join us, Monday, October 7 at the Chipotle at 11805 Shawnee Mission Parkway a fundraiser. Chipotle donates 33% of all proceeds. Please present the flyer when ordering. I hope to see you there! 

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It's Back-to-School Time!

The KCFSC Jr. Board hosted a Back-to-School roller skating party at KCIC on August 10.  Donations were gathered for U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund and Suicide Prevention.

Congratulations Kayla!

Congratulations go out to Kayla Yu for passing her Senior Moves in the Field test!  Kayla began skating when her mom signed her up for a skating lesson and she's been on the ice ever since. Kayla's coaches are Grant, Carrie, and Bonnie.

Rachel Passes Senior Free Skate

Rachel recently passed her senior free skate! Rachel is the current secretary of the KCFSC Junior Board and a senior in high school. She has some amazing accomplishments as a skater, as well as in academics.  She earned a near perfect score on the SAT and had a perfect 36 on the ACT!


When Rachel was seven years old, she saw someone do a scratch spin on a public session. She has been skating ever since. Grant has been Rachel's coach since she learned stroking. He is very proud of her recent accomplishment! 

Congratulations Klaranda!

Klaranda Behrens recently earned her fourth, yes fourth, gold medal. She has passed her senior moves in the field, senior free skate, gold solo dance, and gold solo free dance.


Klaranda started skating at the age of five after pretend - skating in her socks in the kitchen for years. Ever Since Klaranda was young, skating has offered her an escape from reality. Skating has been her "rock when everything felt taken away." It offers her a way to express herself and to connect to something greater than herself. In skating, Klaranda finds "something new to learn and to strive for everyday."


Klaranda currently skates with Grant Huang, Jason Dilworth, and Brenda Bader. She is a member of KCFSC and coaches at Bode Ice Arena in St. Joseph. 

40-Year Judge - Sandy Wells

Longtime KCFSC member and judge Sandy Wells was recognized at Governing Council in Colorado Springs for 40 years of judging.  Sandy has been a wonderful role model and is always willing to help with test sessions and competitions.  Congratulations Sandy!

Congratulations to the 2019 Annual Award Winners!

The KCFSC Annual Banquet was be held Tuesday, June 11 at the Carriage Club. Skaters were recognized for accomplishments, volunteers were thanked, and coaches were given gifts for their contributions to our club. The following members won our annual awards: 

Charles Wheatley Volunteer Award Kathleen Ogren
High Points Award  Sophie Juliana
Most Improved Skater Award Collin Ogren & Mia Savoy
Shawndra Beauchamp Turner Spirit Award Caylen Caldwell
Sportmanship Award Fiona Junger & Rachel Ma

We hope everyone can attend the 2020 KCFSC Annual Banquet at the Carriage Club on Tuesday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Club Apparel Now Available

Club Apparel is now available. Hoodies (pictured below), t-shirts, polos, and quarter zip jackets are available. Orders will be taken through September 25th, so order today! 


Contact to order skater vests with the KCFSC logo. 


Coaches will be contacted soon about ordering coaches' jackets. Hoping to see all our coaches in a new jacket this fall! 


Please sport club apparel at competitions and activities to support our skaters and to help advertise our club. 

Panera Fundraiser - Monday, Sept. 9

Please join us for a fundraiser at Panera from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at 10606 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee, KS 66203.Ten percent of all orders will be returned to the club if you present this flyer. Please, come join us!


For all board members: We will still meet at the rink at 6:30. Expect a super-fast meeting so that we can all join the fundraising! 

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Cirque du Soleil Crystal Tickets are here!

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. 

Good Luck Kristofer & Grace!

Best of luck to KCFSC home club member, Kristofer Ogren, and his pair partner, Grace Hanns, at the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating 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!  

Unexpected passing of John Coughlin

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.

Halloween Skate at KCIC

Join us on Sunday, October 28, at KCIC for a pizza party and skating!  Pizza and drinks will be served in the party room from 11:10 am - 12:30 pm, with skating from 1:00-3:00 pm.


Costumes are optional, as are face decorating, but be aware that we will have a contest to see who has the best face decoration and will do the judging at 12:15 PM.


Admission is $6 and includes skate rental - you must be in costume to get the discount! 

KCFSC Annual Banquet!

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


Gold Medalists

Annie Jordan (MIF) & Sophie Juliana (MIF)


Most Improved Skater

Kayla Yu


Shawndra Beauchamp Spirit Award

Fiona Junger



Sophie Juliana


High Points

Annie Jordan (2nd year in a row!)


Charles Wheatley Volunteer of the Year

Lori Osborne

PSA Super-Site Seminar July 21-22

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.


The 2018 Olympics have begun!

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, began on Feb.8th for the U.S. Figure Skating team! KCFSC member and ISU Official, Lorrie Parker, is there and judged the Team Men's Short Program event. A preview of all the officials traveling to the Olympics was featured in the February issue of Skating Magazine.  Be sure to watch the judges during the upcoming Men's events to see if you can spot Lorrie - she'll be the official with the largest cheering section! Congratulations Lorrie - we're proud of you!

Check out the February issue of 435 Magazine!  KCFSC club member, Sophie Juliana, was featured in their "What It's Like" segment! Just weeks before this photo shoot and interview, Sophie passed the Senior Moves in the Field test, becoming KCFSC's latest gold medalist!  Congrats Sophie!

Congratulations Kristofer & Grace!

Congratulations to KCFSC member Kristofer Ogren and his partner, Grace Hanns!  Kristofer and Grace placed 3rd in Junior Pairs at the 2018 Midwestern Sectional Championships.  Midwesterns was held in Bloomington, Minnesota, November 15-18.  


By placing in the top 4, Kristofer and Grace have qualified for the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, California!  The competition begins December 29 and runs through January 7.

Congratulations Regional Competitors!

Congratulations to our 2018 Southwestern Regional Championships competitors!  Klaranda Behrens, Annie Jordan, Sophie Juliana, and Kayla Yu, competed in Fort Collins, Colorado, October 11-15, 2017.  We are proud of you all!




Klaranda Behrens - Senior Ladies - 12th
Annie Jordan - Juvenile Ladies Group C - 9th
Sophie Juliana - Intermediate Ladies Group A - 11th
Kayla Yu - Juvenile Ladies Group A - 14th

Good luck at National Showcase!

Congratulations Fiona Junger & Grant Huang for qualifying to compete at the 2017 National Showcase in Santa Rosa, California, August 9-13!


Fiona will compete in Intermediate Dramatic Entertainment, Intermediate Light Entertainment, and Intermediate Interpretive.

Grant will compete in Masters Dramatic Entertainment, Master Light Entertainment, and Masters Interpretive. Best of luck next week!

Good luck at Mid-Continent Classic!

KCFSC club members Klaranda Behrens, Ashley Makalous, and Maya Spinello will be competing at the Mid-Continent Classic in Wichita, Kansas, August 11-13. 


Klaranda is competing in Senior Ladies Short Program and Free Skate. Ashley will compete in No Test Free Skate and Light Entertainment. Maya will compete in Pre-Preliminary Free Skate, Spins and Light Entertainment. Good luck skaters!

2016-2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

Congratulations to all of our skaters, coaches, and families this year!  We are so proud of all of you and look forward to another great season. We had a great year of achievement and bonding during the 2016-2017 season.  


Not only did we celebrate our 21st Anniversary of Skate KC, but we were able to experience fantastic activities from the Friday Night Club Ice, the Summer Pool Party and Service Project, the Ashley Wagner Meet and Greet, the Fall Hayride, the Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer event, the Charlie and Meryl Meet and Greet, the Joint Club Holiday Party, and the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in KC.


The entire Kansas City Skating Community had opportunities to be a part of Nationals whether it be as a competitor, fan, volunteer, sweeper, presenter, and/or skater at opening and closing ceremonies. 


All the while, our members proudly represented the Kansas City Figure Skating Club in competitions nationwide including National Showcase, National Adult Championships, and the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. To celebrate the national level achievements, banners listing the national medalists will be hung at KCIC this summer!


Special recognition goes to:

  • Volunteer Award (in honor of Charles Wheatley):
    • Katy Jordan
  • Shawndra Beauchamp Turner Spirit:
    • Courtney Handley
  • Sportsmanship Award:
    • Introductory Level: Caylen Caldwell
    • Test Level: Jessica Mitchell
  • Most Improved: 
    • Introductory Level: Kaelyn Glotzbach
    • Test Level: Collin Ogren
  • High Points Award:
    • Annie Jordan
  • Gold Medalist:
    • Katherine Beech - Senior Moves in the Field
    • Klaranda Behrens - Senior Freestyle
    • Rachel Ma - Senior Moves in the Field
    • Sophie Semaan - Senior Moves in the Field 


Congratulations to Grant Huang!  Grant won the silver medal at the 2017 Adult National Figure Skating Championships in Championship Master Junior-Senior Men's event!  Grant also won the silver medal in the Masters Dramatic Entertainment I event.  Way to go Grant!


Congratulations Kristofer Ogren and his partner, Ainsley Peterson, on winning the Novice Pairs silver medal at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating National Championships in Kansas City!  Kristofer and Ainsley qualified for the National Championships by winning Novice Pairs at the 2017 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships, skating their personal best and earning 120.40 points. Congratulations - we are proud of you!