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2010 News Archive


Skaters can now help out CSCA while they shop! Coyotes SC has joined with, a member website where skaters can buy and sell new and used figure skating items. Registration and a PayPal account are required to access the site. Choose CSCA from the club list when registering and 2.5% of all your purchases will be donated by to our club! Sellers can also designate a percentage their sales to be donated to CSCA, up to 87.5%. So, help out our club by joining today! Click here or on the MySkatingMall logo on the menu bar (directly below the USFS logo) to check out the site!

2011 Junior Nationals Send-off Celebration December 10th
Come cheer on CSCA members Thomas Rapp and Matthew Youngs as they prepare to compete at the 2011 Junior Championships. The Send-off Celebration will take place this Friday, December 10th at 3:45 PM at the Ice Den. Congratulations again to Thomas and Matthew and Good Luck at Junior Nationals!

From left to right at the 2011 Junior Nationals Sendoff Party: Coach Grant Rorvick, Coach Dawn Piepenbrink-McCosh, Matthew Youngs, Thomas Rapp and Coach Larry Schrier. Click on the photo to enlarge.

Valley Skater Advances to Junior Nationals
Kudos to Skating Club of Phoenix member Dylan McIntee for earning a spot at Junior Nationals with her 1st Place finish in the Intermediate Ladies event at the 2011 SWP Regional Championships. She joins CSCA members Thomas Rapp and Matthew Youngs in representing AZ at the 2011 Junior Championships. Great job, Dylan!

Junior Nationals Exhibition December 5th
Please join us at the Ice Den on December 5th for exhibition performances by CSCA members Thomas Rapp and Matthew Youngs in preparation for the 2011 Junior Championships, hosted in Salt Lake City, UT from December 14 - 18. The exhibitions are slated to start at 9:15 AM, immediately following the test session.

Aaron and Cohen Chosen to Compete at Golden Spin of Zagreb
Fresh off of a fantastic 1st place finish at the 2011 Midwestern Sectionals, CSCA member Molly Aaron and partner Daniyel Cohen (Broadmoor SC) have been assigned to compete at Golden Spin of Zagreb. The international Senior B event will be held December 9 - 11 in Zagreb, Croatia. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and the team's schedule, there will be no Send-off celebration. Congratulations to Molly and Daniyel and Good Luck next month in Croatia!

RISE Ticket Sales Start November 15
Public ticket sales begin Monday, November 15 for RISE, a special one-night-only event developed by the U.S. Figure Skating Association and hosted by NCM Fathom. RISE celebrates American figure skating while commemorating the 50th anniversary and legacy of the 1961 U.S. World Team tragedy. The event, originating from the Best Buy Theater in New York City's Times Square, will be transmitted live on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 to more than 500 movie theaters in all 50 states. The broadcast times are listed below:

  • 8PM Eastern Standard Time
  • 7PM Central Standard Time
  • 6PM Mountain Standard Time
  • 8PM Pacific Standard Time
  • (tape delayed)
The February 17, 2011 event will include uniquely choreographed figure skating performances, interviews with American figure skating legends, a red-carpet celebration and more.

Tickets for the one-night event can be purchased by clicking here. If you experience any difficulty accessing this page, please contact Julie Schmitz, special projects manager, or call 719-228-3451 during normal business hours, Monday - Friday 8AM -5PM Mountain Standard Time.

Sectionals and Ice Challenge Update
CSCA skaters had a strong presence at Sectionals and Ice Challenge this year! Congratulations to Molly Aaron (with partner Daniyel Cohen) and sister Madeline Aaron (with partner Max Settlage) for achieving 1st place finishes in Senior and Novice Pairs (respectively)! Cudos also to Caitlin Fields (with partner Jason Pacini) for their 2nd place finish in Novice Pairs and to Morgan Agster and Adam Civiello for their 5th place finish in Junior Pairs.

Meanwhile, half a world away, Douglas Razzano confidently nailed a 2nd place finish at Ice Challenge 2010 and Ice Den training mates Tiffany Vise and Don Baldwin achieved a 2nd place finish in Senior Pairs. Click the following links for the 2011 Pacific Coast Sectionals, the 2011 Midwestern Sectionals, and IceChallenge 2010 for the complete results of our competing club members.

Thanks to all of our CSCA skaters for their commanding performances this past week and Good Luck in all future competitions!

Basha's Shop & Give Day, November 14
The CSCA Junior Board is hosting an information table on Sunday, November 14th at the Basha's on Granite Reef and McDonald from noon to 4:00 PM to promote the CSCA Shop & Give program. Shoppers can support CSCA each time they purchase groceries by registering their Basha's Thank You cards with the Shop & Give program. Supporters can also enroll a card by clicking here and entering CSCA Authorization code 28994. Bashas will donate 1% of sales to CSCA from all registered Thank You cards through April 30, 2011.

Volunteers are needed for the Basha's Shop & Give event! If you are interested in helping out, please contact Patti McNeill.

Junior Board Meeting on November 14
Please join the Jr. Board on Sunday, November 14th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM at the Ice Den, room TBD. Remember to contact Patti McNeill or Michaela Cannon if you are unable to attend. Reminder: CSCA club members ages 10 through High School Seniors are encouraged to attend.

From left to right at the 2011 Sectionals and IceChallenge 2010 Sendoff Party: Douglas Razzano, Tiffany Vise & Don Baldwin, Caitlin Fields & Jason Pacini, Morgan Agster & Adam Civiello and Coach Doug Ladret. Click on the photo to enlarge.

2011 Sectional and IceChallenge 2010 Sendoff Celebration on November 3
Let's celebrate with our CSCA skaters as they get ready to compete in November!  Club members Madeline Aaron (with partner Max Settlage, Broadmoor SC) and partners Morgan Agster and Adam Civiello are competing at the 2011 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships, while Club members Caitlin Fields (with partner Jason Pacini, Ft. Collins SC) and Molly Aaron (with partner Daniyel Cohen, Broadmoor SC) are competing at the 2011 Midwestern Sectional Championships. Douglas Razzano and Ice Den training mates Tiffany Vise and Don Baldwin will be competing at IceChallenge 2010. Come cheer on our advancing CSCA skaters at a Sendoff party on November 3rd at 3:45 PM in the Ice Den Lobby. Congratulations to all of our CSCA competitors!

Good Times at the Club Ice Halloween Party!

We had a great turn-out Sunday for the Club Ice Halloween party! There were lots of creative costumes and everyone had a great time! To see more pictures, please visit the Club Sessions section or click here.

Club Ice and Halloween Party on October 31!
Please join us on Sunday, October 31st for a Club Ice Halloween skate party from 12:20 to 1:05 PM on the Coyotes rink. All CSCA Club Members are welcome. There will be candy and goodies for all and prizes for the best Halloween costume so get creative and come have some fun!

Douglas Razzano Returns to Graz, Austria for IceChallenge 2010
Best Wishes and Congratulations to Douglas Razzano for being selected to represent Team USA for a 2nd straight year at IceChallenge 2010! Douglas will join fellow Team USA members Lindsey Davis, Themi Leftheris (SR Pairs), Tiffany Vise and Don Baldwin (SR Pairs) to compete at the event, being held November 9 - 14 in Graz, Austria. Good Luck Douglas!

Max Aaron Advances to JGP Final
Congratulations to former CSCA Member Max Aaron for his continuing achievement in skating! Max was selected to compete at the Junior Grand Prix Final following his 3rd place finish at JGP France and 2nd place finish at JGP Japan. These exceptional placements have him ranked 6th in Junior Men in the current ISU International standings. The Junior Grand Prix Final event is being held December 9 - 12 in Beijing, China. Visit the ISU Junior Grand Prix event page for more information on the JGP series. Go Max!

2011 Regionals Update
Our 2011 Regionals Team members turned in several strong performances this year! Special Kudos to Thomas Rapp and Matthew Youngs for earning spots at the 2011 US Junior Championships with their 5th and 6th place Juvenile Freeskate performances at SWP Regionals! Congratulations as well to Camden Pulkinen for earning a 1st alternate position to Junior Nationals with his 7th place finish in the SWP Juvenile event.

The following skaters also had great skates in their qualifying rounds and advanced to the final rounds:

  • Caitlin Fields - 5th in QR Novice Ladies, 11th in Final round (SW Regionals)
  • Alexis Gagnon - 1st in QR Intermediate Ladies, 9th in Final round
  • Elena Pulkinen - 2nd in QR Intermediate Ladies, 11th in Final round
  • Brianna Gianiorio - 4th in QR Intermediate Ladies, 16th in Final round
Congratulations are also in order for Nikki Beard and Hayley Todd for their 1st and 5th place performances in the Preliminary Girls Group D 2011 SWP Non-Qualifying Event!

In addition, several CSCA skaters have earned slots at Sectionals and Nationals:

Hats off to our 2011 Regional Team and Good Luck to our advancing CSCA members! Visit the 2011 SWP Non-Qualifying Event Results page and the 2011 SWP Results page to view the complete results of the 2011 SWP Regional Skating Championships.

Junior Board to Meet on October 31
Please join the Jr. Board on Sunday, October 31st from 10:00 to 12:00 AM at the Ice Den to discuss upcoming events and activities. Remember to contact Patti McNeill or Michaela Cannon if you are unable to attend. Reminder: CSCA club members ages 10 through High School Seniors are encouraged to attend.

Junior Grand Prix Update
Club members Morgan Agster and Adam Civiello placed 10th out of 12 teams in the pairs events at the Junior Grand Prix Pokal der Blauen Schwerter 2010 in Dresden, Germany October 6 - 9. They skated well and were amongst some of the top junior pairs teams in the world! Click here to see to the results of the entire competition. Congratulations to Morgan and Adam on their first JGP event!

Agster and Civiello Chosen to
Compete in Junior Grand Prix Event

CSCA members Morgan Agster and Adam Civiello have been chosen to represent Team USA in the upcoming ISU Junior Grand Prix event being held in Dresden, Germany on October 6-9, 2010. Morgan and Adam have been skating together for the past 3 years and moved up to the Junior level this year. Read more about their assignment and the Junior Grand Prix event series here. There will be a Send-Off celebration at the Ice Den this Wednesday, September 29th at 3:45 PM. Come join us on Wednesday to cheer on Morgan and Adam!

Regional Team Exhibition 9/26
Please join us this Sunday, September 26th at the Ice Den for exhibition performances by our 2011 Regional Team members. The event is slated to start at 7:45 AM immediately following the test session. Come show your support for our CSCA Regional Team!

2011 Regional Team Announced
Congratulations to the CSCA 2011 Regional Team! Click here to see the list of team members. Please join us for a Send-Off party at the Ice Den's 18 Degrees Sports Den Bar and Grill on Sunday, October 3rd from 7:00 - 9:00 AM. All club members, family and coaches are welcome to attend this celebration of our skaters' accomplishments!    Reservations are required and attendees must RSVP by September 29th . Please contact Judy Civiello to make reservations.

Junior Board Meeting on September 19
Please join the Jr. Board on Saturday, September 19th from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Ice Den; room TBD. The Jr. Board will be discussing all upcoming activities and events and welcomes all input. Please contact Patti McNeill or Michaela Cannon if you are unable to attend. Reminder: CSCA club members ages 10 through High School Seniors are encouraged to attend.

Agster and Civiello Compete at the USFS
Developmental International Program Event

CSCA members and pair team Morgan Agster and Adam Civiello were among 40 top up-and-coming athletes who participated this past weekend in the Developmental International Program in conjunction with 2010 Skate San Francisco. The program is   offered to all Novice competitors from the 2010 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships as well as the top 5 Intermediate competitors from the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Junior Championships. Congratulations to Morgan and Adam for achieving this distinction! For more information on the Developmental International Program and to see the results from this event, click here.

Junior Board Meeting on September 19
Please join the Jr. Board on Saturday, September 19th from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at the Ice Den; room TBD. The Jr. Board will be discussing all upcoming activities and events and welcomes all input. Please contact Patti McNeill or Michaela Cannon if you are unable to attend. Reminder: CSCA club members ages 10 through High School Seniors are encouraged to attend.

2010-2011 Junior Board Officers
The following skaters have been elected to serve as Junior Board officers:

  • Addy Aguilera
  • Hailli Dorman
  • Alexis Gagnon
  • Madison Jones
  • Matthew Rounis
Congratulations to all of our Junior Board officers! This year, the new officers will share all responsibilities in lieu of individual positions. The Junior Board has put together an exciting   program of events for the 2010 – 2011 season, including community service activities, fund-raising and socializing. Come join the fun! Any club member age 10 – 17 interested in getting involved can contact one of the officers or Junior Board co-advisors Patti McNeill or Michaela Cannon.

Junior Board to Meet on August 28
Please join the Jr. Board on Saturday, August 28th from 8:00 to 10:00 AM in the Legends Room at the Ice Den. Contact Patti McNeill if you are unable to attend. CSCA club members ages 10 through High School Seniors are encouraged to attend.

Skate America Needs Volunteers
If you are interested in helping out, please click here   to complete an application. The competition needs volunteers in the following areas:

  • Hotel and Rink Accreditations
  • Hotel and Airport Greeters
  • Hospitality
  • Security
  • Administrative Work
  • Drivers
  • Practice Ice and Practice Announcers
Sign up today if you can! This is an important international competition with top-notch skating! (Note: Skate America is scheduled the same weekend (November 11-14) as Pacific Sectionals.)

CSCA Skaters Have a Strong Presence at National Showcase!

Congratulations to CSCA members Katy Krupinsky, Alison Ross,Danya Sherman and Liana Sherman for their efforts at the 2010 National Showcase event. Everyone did a great job! Special kudos to Liana Sherman for her 2nd place finish in the Intermediate Dramatic Event!
Please click here for all of the results. If you are interested in competing next year, please visit the National Showcase Program for eligibility requirements.

Above from left to right at the CSCA 2010 National Showcase Sendoff Party:
Alison Ross, Coach Grant Rorvick, Katy Krupinsky, Danya Sherman,
Liana Sherman and Coach Larry Schrier
Below:Alison Ross, Liana Sherman, Danya Sherman and Katy Krupinsky

Cactus Classic Results are Posted! 
The Coyotes Skating Club of AZ would like to thank everyone who participated in Cactus Classic 2010 this year! . The competition was  a success and we really appreciate the efforts of all involved.   Please click here to see all of the results from the competition.

Open House Saturday, August 7 from 3:15-5:15 PM at the Ice Den
Please come join the Coyotes Ice Ensemble and Synchronized Skating teams for a free Open House at the Ice Den! Skaters must be Freeskate 4 and above. Register at the Ice Den Administration office before August 5th. Call 480-473-5811 for more information.

Coyotes Ice Ensemble Medals at the 15th Annual Theatre on Ice Competition

Congratulations to the Coyotes Ice Ensemble cast!  The team tied for 2nd in the Novice International competition and placed 6th in the Novice National competition. View the complete International and National results here.

Junior Board Meeting June 26th
Please join the Junior Board for a meeting, Saturday, June 26th, from 1pm-3pm in the Discovery room at the Ice Den. All club members ages 10 through high school senior are encouraged and welcome to attend. The Junior Board will be preparing for activities and events surrounding the upcoming Cactus Classic competition.

The Junior Board is in need of stuffed animals! Please consider donating any new or gently loved stuffed animals to assist with our fundraising efforts. Donations may be dropped off at the rink with any Junior Board officer, or contact the Jr. Board advisor Patti McNeill to coordinate a drop off.

Ice Ensemble Exhibition & Sendoff
Please join our Coyotes Ice Ensemble team on Saturday, June 19th, at 9:30 AM at the Ice Den as they perform an exhibition of their competition programs before leaving for the 2010 National/International Theatre on Ice competition in Troy, OH on June 25-26. A send-off reception will follow in the Discovery Room. Please stop by and wish the team good luck!

Club Membership Renewals
It's time to renew your club membership! Click here to get the membership form for the 2010-2011 year. Remember, you must renew your membership if you intend to compete or test after June 30th.

International Selection Pool Announced 
Congratulations to CSCA members Douglas Razzano, Molly Aaron (with Daniyel Cohen), Morgan Agster & Adam Civiello, along with training mates Tiffany Vise & Don Baldwin on being assigned to the 2010 - 2011 USFS International Selection Pool!                                       

Junior Board to Meet on May 15
Please join the Jr. Board on Saturday, May 15 from noon to 2 PM in the Ice Den NHL locker room to help assemble center pieces for the Club Banquet. Donations of large sized glass flower vase are needed. We will also be collecting new and gently loved stuffed animals for future fundraisers. If you are unable to attend but would like to donate vases or stuffed animals, please contact Patti McNeill to make arrangements. CSCA club members ages 10 through High School Seniors are encouraged to attend. Your help is greatly needed and much appreciated!

May 18 - 7:00 PM  - Arena
Specially priced tickets:
$25.25 - $80.25 Section 109 & 110, lower level, have been reserved for Alltel Ice Den & CSCA skaters and their friends & family. Price includes admission to pre-show warm-ups. A portion of ticket sales benefits the Coyotes Ice Ensemble. Tickets will be sold on a "first come, first served" basis.  Click
here for ticket order form.

CSCA Junior Board Elections
The Junior  Board is preparing for its annual election of officers. Interested CSCA Club members age 10 through high school seniors need to attend the next Junior Board meeting on April 3 to be considered for the ballot. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours! 

U.S. Figure Skating Governing Council
Annual Meeting to be held April 29 - May 2 in Costa Mesa, CA. USFS members are welcome as observers, but must be registered as a guest through their club. Please contact Terry Fields,, if you plan to attend.

Spring Exhibition
A "Spring Exhibition" for all levels of skaters will be held at the Ice Den on March 27 from 2:15 - 6pm. Please click here for a list of participants.

Adults Set to Compete
CSCA Adults prepare to compete at the 2010 Pacific Coast Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships and 2010 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships. Please stop by 18° on Friday evening, March 5, to congratulate and wish them the best of luck!

Adult skaters participating include: Marlene Bernstein, Ian Catindig, Patti McNeill, and Brenda Wittman

Coyotes Skating Club Board Elections

The CSCA Board is currently looking for candidates to run for the Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving our skating community and enjoy working with others, please contact Terry Fields,, to be
considered for the ballot. A list of interested individuals will be submitted to the nominating committee for review. Selected candidates will be contacted in March by the committee, and will then be placed on the the ballot for the election to be held in May. 

2010 Skating Sale

The Coyotes Ice Ensemble will be holding its "2010 Spring Skating Sale" the week of March 1. The team is currently gathering inventory. It's a great time to clear out those closets and recoup a few dollars! Click here for details: Spring Sale

Dorothy Hamill to Visit Ice Den

Olympic gold medalist and figure skating superstar Dorothy Hamill will make a public appearance at the Ice Den on Friday, Feb 12, from 6:30 - 8:00pm.

Other past skating Olympians will be in attendance, including Doug Ladret, Canadian Figure Skater from the 1988 and 1992 Games; Mike DeAngelis, Italian Hockey Team from the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Games; and Ryan O’Meara, U.S. Figure Skater from the 2006 Games.

A figure skating exhibition, featuring the Coyotes Spirit Synchronized Skating Team in an Opening Flag Ceremony followed by competitors from the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Junior, Pacific Coast Sectional and National Championships, will be held from 6:00 - 6:30 pm. Matthew Youngs, Alyssa Hightchew, Max Settlage, Madeline Aaron, Morgan Agster & Adam Civiello, Tiffany Vise & Donny Baldwin, and Douglas Razzano are scheduled appear. 
For up-to-date Olympic Figure Skating coverage visit

National Competitors


          Competing at the
2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championship:
Douglas Razzano, PCS Senior Men Champion 
Tiffany Vise (Broadmoor SC)  & Don Baldwin (LAFSC), PCS Senior Pairs Champions
Brittany Chase (Broadmoor SC) & Grant Marron, PCS 2nd Junior Pairs
Morgan Agster & Adam Civiello, PCS 4th Novice Pairs
Molly Aaron & Daniyel Cohen (SC of Boston), Eastern Sectional Competitors 

Please join us for  a  “Send-off”  reception honoring  these CSCA club members and local training mates on Friday, Jan 8 at 4:30pm in the lobby of the Ice Den. 
Congratulations on all your hard work in this outstanding achievement!

Valley Skater - Junior National Champ
Ice Den training mate Dyllan McIntee (Skating Club of Phoenix) is the 2010 U.S. Junior Figure Skating Juvenile Girls Champion!
Way to go Dyllan!

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