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.)