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2016 Desert Ice Award Winners

2016 Competition Results

OPEN COMPETITION 2017
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

17th Annual
Desert Ice Open
Competition

November 17 - 19, 2017

Sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating Association
National Showcase 2018 Qualifying Competition

Entries due October 27th, 2017
All Entries must be completed via Entryeeze
2017 Desert Ice Competition Announcement


Special Awards

John Keating Trophy

All skaters who compete in the Free Skate or Showcase event in the Pre-Preliminary level and below, including first time competitors are eligible for this award. The trophy will be presented to the most outstanding performance and/or program by a single skater. In memory of John, the trophy is for an eyecatching skater with an original and wonderful performance. The perpetual trophy, with winner’s name engraved, will remain on display at the Skating Club of Nevada. A suitably engraved personal keepsake will be presented to the winner.

Cal Ashton Artistic Trophy

All skaters who compete in a Showcase event from Preliminary through Senior levels are eligible. This trophy will be presented for the most artistic (dramatic or light) showcase program. This trophy is donated in memory of Cal Ashton in honor of the sport of Figure Skating. Cal truly enjoyed the artistic side of skating; she could see the true personality of the skater’s spirit shining through! The perpetual trophy, with winner’s name engraved, will remain on display at the Skating Club of Nevada. A suitably engraved personal keepsake will be presented to the winner.

Surya Bonaly Performance Trophy

All skaters who compete in a Free Skate or Showcase event from Pre-Preliminary through Senior levels are eligible. This trophy will be presented for the most assertive (intensely skated) program. Surya, known for her incredibly strong work ethic and intense dedication to the sport of figure skating, wishes to acknowledge the athlete who takes command of the ice utilizing the entire ice and program filled with strong, intense skating. The perpetual trophy, with winner’s name engraved, will remain on display at the Skating Club of Nevada. A suitably engraved personal keepsake will be presented to the winner.

Skating Club of Nevada Vivian Howland Blade Award

Competitors eligible for this award will be skaters from Preliminary through Senior levels Free Skate. This trophy will be given to the skater with the best overall “Presentation & Performance” in a Freestyle event. Placements will not be taken into account in the judging for this award. The Skating Club of Nevada donates this trophy and only home club members are eligible. The recipient must be a member of the Skating Club of Nevada for a minimum of two years in good standing and must skate regularly at the Skating Club of Nevada’s home rink. Voting will be based on the majority vote of (1) The Event Head Referee; (2) the Board of Directors of the Skating Club of Nevada – which shall have one vote, and (3) the Event Public Address announcer. The perpetual trophy, with winner’s name engraved, will remain on display at the Skating Club of Nevada. A suitably engraved personal keepsake will be presented to the winner.