17 Results for author: Susan Beale

A-Team Sets its Sights on Tilburg

Five skaters from FSA’s A Team head to the IJssportcentrum in Tilburg, February 22-25, for the International Challenge Cup. The culmination of the 2023-2024 competitive season, the Challenge Cup doubles as the Dutch National Championships. It draws internationally-ranked skaters from around the world, including two-time World Champion Kaori Sakamoto of Japan and 2024 European Women bronze medallist Nina Pinzaronne of Belgium.  FSA skaters’ events take place on Thursday and ... More

Final B Qualifier in Alkmaar

The third and final qualifier for the B-Series KNSB took place at ice rink De Meent in Alkmaar, February 11-12, with several FSA skaters earning places in next month’s final. In the Advanced Novice Women category, competition for the podium was tight, with 2.04 points separating the top five skaters and less than a quarter of a point between second and fourth. FSA skaters Esmee Dekker and Anneka Egas finished third and fourth, respectively. Nika Esmaeilzadeh was ninth. All three qualified ... More

A Team’s Got Talent

Members of FSA’s A Team skated in the Ice Talent Trophy at the Sport Vlaanderen in Hasselt team, February 1-3. In the Basic Novice Girls Category, Taisia Usenko finished sixth in Group 2; Amelie Taube was 10th in Group 3, and Yuna Parcily placed seventh in Group 4.  In Advanced Novice Girls, Ksenia Usenko and Elsbeth Marck both skated in Group 2. Ksenia was 11th; Elsbeth finished 15th. Guest member Guusje de Graaf placed sixth in Intermediate Novice Girls Group 2. Ice ... More

Three Cheers in Zoetermeer for FSA

FSA took home three podium finishes from the De IJsvogelbokaal Competition in Zoetermeer, February 3. Nelida Lievesley topped the field in Pupillen 1C. Zulhaj Rizki won gold in Aspiranten 1B and Scarlett Amor was second in Starters 2B. Mila Usenko was sixth in Pupillen 1A and Solenza Subileau finished ninth in Pupillen 2.  Abigail Lievesley placed fifth in Starters 1.  In the Aspiranten Girls division, Phoebe Kaing was fourth in Group 1AA; Amal Mouslih was fifth in Group ... More

2024 Competitive Season Kicks off in Riga

The 51st Volvo Open Cup, held in Riga, Latvia, January 19-21, featured over 300 participants from 29 countries, among them ten skaters from FSA. Team FSA battled the twin headwinds of a shortened preparation period, due to the Christmas break, and a pernicious flu bug, and came away with great memories and valuable international experience. Ksenia Usenko finished 23rd in the Advanced Novice 2008-2011 category. Guest skater Guusje De Graaf was 9thin Intermediate Novice Girls. ... More

B-Team Starts 2024 with a Bang

FSA brought home gold from the Martinibokaal Saturday, January 6th at IJssportcentrum Kardingen in Groningen. Esmee Dekker took first place in Advanced Novice B Ladies. Annika Egas was 10th. In Basic Novice B, Giulia Dai Pra Ramos was eighth, Laura Britals was 13th and Eline Swildens was 17th. Saturday’s competition was the second qualifier for KNSB-Cup B Final in April. The third and final qualifier is next month in Alkmaar. The top sixty percent of skaters across the three events ... More

A Holiday Cheer for FSA at the Frieslandbokaal

Members of FSA’s Scorekaarten team travelled to Elfstedenhal on December 28 for the Frieslandbokaal and took home a podium place. Rebecca Bernard Moss was second in Starters 1 while twin sister Emilie Bernard Moss was fourth in the same group. Tessel Ermers was ninth in Aspiranten 1A. Kiki Ermers was sixth in Aspiranten 2A. The Frieslandbokaal drew scorekaarten skaters from Breda, Tilburg, Utrecht, Amsterdam, and Leewarden. It was held at the Ijsbsbaan de Elfstedenhal. Great job, ... More

Star Shines in Heerenveen

FSA’s A-team competitors skated the third and final KNSB A-Cup qualifying competition this past weekend in Heerenveen with Star Hoen taking home gold in the Basic Novice category. Star has improved her placement and score at each successive competition this season and is one of four FSA skaters to qualify for the Challenge Cup competition this coming February in Tilburg. Skaters earning the top twelve scores across the three competitions qualified. In Advanced Novice, Elsbeth Marck ... More

FSA Skaters Score at the Waagbokaal

FSA scored three podium places at the Waagbokaal scorekaarten competition in Alkmaar, Saturday, December 9. Madeline Strumpf won gold in Aspiranten 2B and Ashley Cheung won bronze in the same category. Amal Mouslih took home the silver medal in the Aspiranten 1A group for girls aged 13-17.   Skating in her first competition, Phoebe Kaing finished 11th  in the Aspiranten 1A group for girls aged 11-12. In Aspiranten 2A, for girls aged 14-17, Jasmijn Sijmons was seventh, Mila ... More

Ringing in the Festive Season in Amstelveen

FSA skaters were guest performers at the opening of the Winter Village in Stadshart, Amstelveen, Saturday, December 2. Our competitors entertained the assembled audience, skating three group numbers set to popular Christmas tunes. Way to spread the holiday joy, Team FSA!  The seasonal outdoor rink is open until 7 January 2024. See www.wintervillageamstelveen.nl for more information. More