Jan 30, 2013

Our "Gellin" Mama!

A big thank you for all the gellin’ by Bonnie Jernigan over Mids weekend! The Intermediate, Juvie and Novice teams could not have skated (as aerodynamically) without her!

Dec 6, 2012

Check out Olivia Rosemann's article in the WEBSTER PATCH!

Oct 11, 2012

We know how busy everyone is, so we have extended the deadline for registration and Forms are due on or before Oct 15th!
Entry form links are below and are also available on the MEFSC web site.
Please contact Dawn Jungermann at dawn@ten8.com or 314-369-8611 with any questions.
Group Classes Registration
2012 Nutcracker On Ice!

Tots to FS2 Levels
Classes begin Saturday October 20th
at Webster Groves from 11:45am-12:45pm

(application click on link below)
Nutcracker club Tots-FS2 Group Registrations Form 2012

FS3+, Bronze Dance+ Levels

Classes begin on Sunday October 21st
at Hockey Performance Center from 1:30-2:30

(application click on link below)
Nutcracker FS3+ Group Registration Form

$80 Entry Fee covers your class ice, instruction fees, 1 free cast party ticket for skater and assists the Metro Edge Figure Skating Club (MEFSC) in covering rehearsal and show ice, set costs, sound and lighting, costuming, cast party and marketing.

The club will be providing costumes for all group numbers. Costumes will remain the property of MEFSC. Participants may be required to purchase costume accessories.

To keep our costs down we ask for volunteer hours from all skater parents. Volunteer information will follow in a separate email.

Adult Skaters
Classes Sunday evenings at Webster Groves

(application click on link below)
Adult Registration Form

Forms are due on or before October 5th

Please Mail to:
Dawn Jungermann
2908 Accomac Street
St. Louis, MO 64104
Nutcracker on Ice Entry
P.O. Box 190455
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Drop in MEFSC Box at Webster Groves Ice Rink
(under stairway in Rink lobby)
Show Times:
Saturday, December 8th at 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Dress Rehearsals:
Tuesday, December 4th from 4:00pm-5:30pm
Friday, December 7th from 5pm-7:30pm

Sep 24, 2012

Disney on Ice came to Webster Groves Ice Arena last week to work with Metro Edge FSC skaters. What a great time! You can find more photos at metroedgfsc.com. — at Webster Groves Ice Arena.

Sep 21, 2012



The Metro Edge Figure Skating Club is proud to announce that they have two new US Figure Skating Gold Medalists, Rebeca Serrano and Allie Rosemann. Both Rebeca and Allie have achieved gold medal status in ice dance by learning, mastering and testing 23 ice dances! Becoming a U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication. In a typical year, approximately 40,000 U.S. Figure Skating test levels are completed by athletes; of those, about 1,300, or 3 percent, are at the gold or senior level.
On July 20th Rebeca Serrano became MEFSC's third Gold Medalist in Ice Dancing. Rebeca also became a double USFS Gold Medalist on this day as she also holds a Gold medal in moves in the field. Rebeca is a sophomore at Cor Jesu Academy and has been skating since the age of 5. She skated on the Synergy Intermediate team last season and this year she is skating on the Synergy Junior team. Rebeca appeared as the Mouse Queen in last year's production of the Nutcracker on Ice. This year she will appear as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Rebeca would like to thank her ice dance coach Sima Baker for all her encouragement and support.
On September 15th Allie Rosemann passed her final Gold Ice Dance, making her MEFSC's 4th gold ice dance test medalist and the club's 4th double gold medalist. Allie is a freshman at Miami University where she is a member of the Miami Synchronized Skating Junior team. Allie has been skating since age 4 at the Webster Groves Ice Arena and has been a Metro Edge FSC home club member since she started competing in USFS at age 7. Allie's ice dance coach is Sima Baker, whom she would like to thank for all her encouragement and support. Allie would also like to thank Andy Stroup for his partner practice and coaching and Bonnie Stroup Basler who was her first ice dance coach.

Sep 11, 2012

Novice Car Wash a Success

The Synergy Novice carwash held September 9 was a great success! A BIG
thank-you to Mark Dirsa for "hosting" at Auto Evaluators!

Aug 28, 2012

Novice News!

The Synergy Novice team had a wonderful outing on August 18 to Gelato Di
Riso on The Hill for some REAL Italian gelato! Afterwards, they attended the
Broadway musical The Lion King at the Fabulous Fox!

Jun 19, 2012

Due to scheduling conflicts, we are unable to hold the test session scheduled for June 22nd at Kirkwood.  I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and I apologize for the very late notice.  We were hoping to be able to get the appropriate judges, but were unsuccessful.  We are working to get this rescheduled as soon as possible.

I will be in touch with everyone as soon as we have scheduling completed.

I appreciate your patience and understanding.  Please contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Mindy Beiser

MEFSC test chair


Jun 8, 2012

Thank You

Art and Air Volunteers

Recently, I received a note from Dave Buck, coordinator of the kids’ activities at the Webster Groves Community Arts Foundation’s Art and Air Fair. He was writing to say thank you to the skaters and parents who helped at the festival. He indicated that the volunteers were a great help, friendly, and very respectful of all the guests they worked with at the kids’ craft tent.

We all know that MEFSC/Synergy girls are fantastic. But, it is nice to hear someone else say it every once in a while. Thank you to Sam, Noel, Katie, Kelsey, Sarah, Annika, Missy, Eva, Dawn, and Abbie for your participation. We appreciate you representing us so well.

Apr 30, 2012


 MEFSC Icy Awards 2012

CONGRATULATIONS to  all the winners and THANK YOU to all who helped to make the Gala a success
A very special thanks to
Ron and Sue Hoffaman
Sue and Ralph Smith
Mimi Carnal
Matt Kirkpatrick
Cherie Krauss
Tina Chellis
Laura Arnold
Joan Wise
Kim Jungermann
All our Coaches
Photography-Karen Rosemann and Kim Oliver
Blog Michelle Dirksen
All those who helped us take down table and chairs and clean up at the end of the evening -that was truly a huge help! Thank you!

Table decorations by Thorn Studio
Catering by The Social Affair
Award Winners!
Skater Achievement   
       TOT-Gamma Alex Hotze 
       Delta- FS2 Kate McMannus 
       FS3-FS4 - Pre-Pre- Pre Jaela Kirkpatrick 
       FS5-FS6 - PreJuv-Juv Autumn Rapert 
       Intermediate/Novice Anna Illivicky 
       Junior Moves in Field Hannah Blanner 
     Lucy Downing 
   Maddie Wise 
 Junior Free Skate Allie Rosemann 
 Silver Dance Hannah Blanner 
   Amy Downing 
   Lucy Downing 
   Ella Foley 
   Anna Illivicky 
 Pre Gold Dance Mary Carnal 
   Alexis Hartman 
   Hannah Meneely 
   Allie Rosemann 
 SR MIF Sam Emrich 
 SR Free Skate Madison Havel 
 Adult Pre Gold Dance Evelyn Gwi 
Testing Recognition - Passing 4 or   more tests   
   Blanner, Hannah 
   Carnal, Mary 
   Despotis, Alyssa 
   Downing, Lucy 
   Eis, Rebecca 
   Emrich, Samatha 
   Giedeman, Karen 
   Grigg, Lindsey 
   Gwi, Evelyn 
   Hartman, Alexis 
   Jernigan, Rachael 
   Jungermann, Eva 
   Kimball, Mary 
   Kirkpatrick, Ashlyn 
   Kirkpatrick, Jaela 
   Krauss, Nola 
   LaMear, Brynn 
   Legg, Rebecca 
   Martirez, Elle 
   Meneely, Hannah 
   Oliver, Bridget 
   Redmond, Hannah 
   Romano, Gabriella 
   Rosemann, Allie 
   Schneiderhahn, Lexi 
   Slane, Isabelle 
   Spear, Katie 
   White, Kelsey 
Ace of Tests   
    Pre-Pre-Juv MIF & FS;      Pre-Bronze Dance   
   Lindsey Grigg 
   Bridgit Oliver 
    Intermediate/Novice;  PreSilver Dance   
   Rebecca Legg 
   Katie Spear 
    Jr/Sr/Silver Gold   
   Sam Emrich 
ISI Good Sports Award   
      Jr Youth Kate Giedeman 
      Youth Kyan LaMear 
      Preliminary Maddie Loe 
      IJS Isabelle Slane 
      Juvenile Bridgid Oliver 
      Teen Kelsey White 
Synergy S Awards   
 Skills Isabelle Slane 
 Sportsmanship Kelsey Wiegand 
 Scholarship Maddie Wise 
 Service The Jr. Board 
 Award of Merit Allie Rosemann 
 MEFSC Good Sports/ship Mary Kimball 
 Coach of the Year Karen Giedeman and Ramona Peterson 
 Volunteer of the Year Dawn Jungermann 
 MEFSC Spirit Award Morgan Reichert 
 Founder's Award Charity Hendrickson 

Raffle Winners!

$24 Movie Night Nola Krauss, Abbey DeLeonyPena, and Katie Heidbrink
2 Cardinal Tickets Allie Rosemann and Ashlyn Kirkpatrick
Skate Cookies Alexis Hartman
Team Poster Sam Emrich
Travel Choices Nola Krauss, Caroline Latta and Jaela Kirkpatrick
Kindle Fire Sarah Dolan

Apr 3, 2012

Saint Louis Synergy takes Two GOLD MEDALS, three SILVER, and ONE BRONZE in ISI SYNCHRO Nationals Competition
St. Louis, mo. April 2, 2012:  Two Synergy Synchronized Skating Teams from the Metro Edge Figure Skating Club in St. Louis County recently took National Gold Medals at the Ice Skating Institute’s 16th Annual national synchronized skating championship hosted at the St. Peters RecPlex in St. Peters, Missouri.  In all, over 898 competitors representing 31 ice rinks from 8 different states took to the ice as part of synchronized teams working together to wow judges and fans.  The skaters from Saint Louis Synergy were thrilled to hear their teams called for the National Medals.

“This is so exciting, said Karen Giedeman, head coach for the Saint Louis Synergy Synchro Program at the Webster Ice Arena; the skaters on the Synergy Novice Team skated in the Teen Division and earned the GOLD Medal in the higher division.  Our Juvenile Team, with ages 10-12, also skated up one level against older teams and won GOLD, too.    Our Tot Team, Preliminary Team and IJS Training Team earned Silver National Medals, and our Beginner Team took the Bronze Medal.  All six Synergy teams took the podium for medals.  These skaters have worked so hard this season.  What a great way to end our skating season.”

The Synergy skaters had the largest number of synchronized team skaters from a single rink participating in the competition, 76 skater, representing the Webster Groves Ice Arena, Webster Groves, MO.  The icing on the cake was when our United States Figure Skating Intermediate Team, the current USFS National Bronze Medal team, was asked by the Ice Skating Institute to participate in the Saturday Night Exhibition. 

“The girls had so much fun skating in an exhibition with the other synchro teams from around the country.  The team really felt special – and the skaters had a great time.” Reported Ramona Peterson, Coach for the Synergy Intermediate Team.

Metro Edge Figure Skating Club started its synchronized skating program with only sixteen skaters in 1996. Since its inception, the program has grown to seven teams with over 100 skaters. All the teams participate in either ISI, Ice Skating Institute, or U.S. Figure Skating (USFS) venues. The teams have competed at the developmental, recreational, competitive and Nationally qualifying levels. Each Synchro team includes ten to eighteen skaters.  Our six teams range in age from 4-18 years old. Team structures vary based on skill levels. The Metro Edge synchro teams have consistently placed in the top three at regional competitions and continue to receive podium finishes on the national level.    

If you have skaters interested in Synchronized Skating, there are some upcoming opportunities for them to skate with the teams.  First is the Saint Louis Synergy Audition Clinics.  The FREE clinic starts on Monday, April 9th for our Novice and Junior level skaters.  It will be held at the Webster Groves Ice Arena and will start at 6:45pm with Novice and 7:45pm for Junior level skaters.  For more information, please check the website:  metroedgefsc.org or if you have questions about the audition process please, contact our Director of Synchronized Skating, Coach Karen Geideman at kask8@yahoo.com.

Then, for our younger skaters, we have Skate with Synchro.  This is a FREE event where all skaters in the St. Louis area are invited to come watch out teams perform, then go out on the ice and learn a few synchro moves and elements.  Then perform the moves for the parents in the stands.  Skate with Synchro is Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 5:00pm-6:45pm at the Webster Groves Ice Arena in Webster Groves, Missouri.  Skate rental is provided. (Remember to bring a jacket and wear gloves.  It’s cold in the rink.)

Mar 27, 2012

Supporting Our Fellow Skaters

This weekend, our synchronized skating competition season comes to an end at ISI Nationals in St. Peters. It has been a great year and I look forward to a fun and successful weekend. It will be sad to see our skaters performing a fantastic set of programs for the last time in competition.

Since the competition is being held in our own backyard, the St. Louis skating community has a great chance to demonstrate that we are a vibrant, supportive skating community. We have the opportunity to show clubs from all over the country how well our teams skate and how well we can support one another. To do so, we are asking that our skaters and families cheer for all the teams from the St. Louis area.

We talk a lot about good sportsmanship. We can demonstrate it in a myriad of ways from simply saying “nice skate” to refraining from criticizing an opponent’s performance, music, or costumes. While we may not mean any harm, criticism can sting skaters, parents and coaches. I hope we can all keep that in mind throughout the weekend.

In the end, Knute Rockne was right when he said, “One person practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.”

Let’s have a great weekend.

Mar 7, 2012

Sports Parents and Their Athletes

Bruce Brown is a nationally recognized speaker, coach and athletic director with over 35 years coaching in multiple sports from college to youth.   The focus of his athletic coaching is using the athletic experience to provide an opportunity for character growth.
He and a colleague, Rob Miller, have conducted an informal study over the last three decades by interviewing collegiate and professional athletes about the role of parents in sports.  Here are some of the more interesting findings that can help you be a better sports parent!
The Biggest Downer – Game Analysis on the Drive Home
The vast majority of parents make the ride home from games miserable for their children…but do so inadvertently.   According to Brown, in the moments after a game, win or lose, kids desired distance…a chance to transition from athlete back to kid,  they don’t want to hear what when wrong in the game (their mistakes, teammate mistakes, coach critique, etc.)   And remember, this is the elite athlete speaking … the ones that made it to the collegiate or professional ranks.
The Biggest Upper:  “I Love to Watch You Play”
Pretty simple!  Try it on your kids…instead of the dreaded post game analyis. 
Brown says his research shows young athletes especially enjoy having their grandparents watch them perform.  "Overall, grandparents are more content than parents to simply enjoy watching the child participate," he says. "Kids recognize that."  A grandparent is more likely to offer a smile and a hug, say "I love watching you play," and leave it at that.
The 5 Signs of a Nightmare Parent
1.       Overemphasizing sports at the expense of sportsmanship
2.       Having differing goals than your child
3.       Treating your child differently after a loss than a win
4.       Undermining the coach (i.e. sideline coaching)
5.       Living your own athletic dream through your child
The 5 Signs of an Ideal Sports Parent
1.       Cheer for everybody on the team, not just your child
2.       Model appropriate behavior
3.       Know what is suitable to discuss with the coach (mental and physical treatment of your child and how to improve are in, but taboo topics include playing time, team strategy and discussing team members other than your child)
4.       Know your role (player plays, coaches coach and parents cheer appropriately…remember you are at a kids sporting event, not a professional game with paid adults)
5.       Be a good listener and a great encourager
This is just a small part of Bruce Brown’s extensive writings.  More of Bruce Brown’s work can be found at http://www.proactivecoaching.info.

Mar 2, 2012


Congratulations to our two teams competing at Nationals. On Thursday, our Intermediate team skated their “Disney” program to a bronze medal against some very tough competition. That is their second medal in two years! On Friday, our Novice team placed seventh in their division with their “New York” program. This is a fantastic accomplishment, especially for a team in only its second year in the Novice division.

We are so proud of all of our skaters, coaches, and supportive families.

Feb 9, 2012

New Fundraiser Opportunity

MEFSC Parents,

One of the great benefits of being a MEFSC member is the opportunity to fundraise and offset some of your skater’s expenses. 

Would you like to earn money outside of just the RAMS games?  Well now you can!

The number of parents interested in fundraising opportunities continues to increase and there will be one less RAMS home game next year because the RAMS will play one home game in London.  So, we have signed up as a fundraising group with Busch Stadium.  We have made a commitment to provide a minimum of 15 workers for 12 games during the first half of the season.  At that time, we will evaluate the success of fundraising at CARDINALS games and make a decision whether to participate in the rest of the season, although there is no guarantee stands will be available for the remainder of the season. 

This is a signed contract much like what we have with the RAMS fundraising opportunity.   These 12 games meet our obligation for the year.   So, we may only work these twelve games for the entire year. 

1)      Decide if you have interest in working all or part of the games listed in the attachment.
2)      Complete the attached form and return to me.  Complete games willing to work and training date.
3)      Complete by Friday, February 17th.

If you have ANY interest in working CARDINALS games, please let me know as I plan to create a separate distribution list for emailing details.


Matthew Kirkpatrick
314.378.4134  Cell

Feb 6, 2012


Our spring show will take place on Friday, April 27th at 7 PM, but we need your help on deciding on a theme to set our show to.  We have received several ideas from members and would now like for you to vote on your favorite!  We like to keep the spring show theme pretty broad to provide skaters with a broad selection of music and allow skaters the opportunity to use music and/or costumes from current or past programs.  Please take a moment to review these ideas and vote for your favorite by Friday, Feb. 10th.  When voting on the theme, keep in mind there will be club groups formed to perform in the show as well as individual skaters and small groups performing in the show.  If you have ideas on specific show names, sets and promotions to go with one of these themes please feel free to e-mail your ideas to Karen Rosemann at karenr@metroedgefsc.org.

Vote HERE!

Jan 31, 2012

Midwestern Sectional Champs

We all have a lot to be proud of after last weekend’s Midwestern Sectional Championships (aka “Mids”). We had four teams skate incredibly well and a few broke new ground for skating in Missouri.
For those who maybe haven’t heard (and for those who like to hear it again and again), Saint Louis Synergy has two reigning Sectional Champions. The Preliminary and Intermediate teams earned gold medals and became the first ever sectional champs from the state of Missouri. Intermediate’s gold medal qualified them for Nationals. In addition, our Novice team took the Pewter medal and qualified for Nationals as well. This also marks a first. Our Intermediate and Novice team qualifications for Nationals mark the first time two teams from the same Missouri club qualified together. Finally, our Juvenile team had a great skate, their best of the year, in an incredibly difficult division and finished 9th.
Our club showing at “Mids” was a team effort. The team that I am talking about includes dedicated skaters, great coaches, and committed families. So, thank you. Thanks to coaches, parents, and skaters for all of your hard work, your willingness to sacrifice for the good of the team, and your devotion to the sport of synchronized skating. This is not a sport for the faint of heart.
Now, on with the rest of a great season!
Laura Arnold


Save the date!

2012 MEFSC Awards Gala
Sunday, April 29th

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in South St. Louis
(near Target)
4714 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63109

Committee and Volunteers:
If you would like to volunteer for the Gala committee,
Please contact Dawn Jungermann at dawn@ten8.com or 314-39-8611

Volunteer Opportunities-
Set up/Take Down
Awards Powerpoint Presentation
Year End Video
Procurement of Awards/Certificates/Trophies
Good Sports Note Store –Procurement/set up/Staff
Catering and Beverages

Seniors: Please forward photographs and bios/accomplishments to Dawn (dawn@ten8.com) for Senior recognition video.