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  • Test Schedule for Friday is Posted!

  • Test Application for January 16th is Available for Download.

  • Winter Ice Show

    Show is scheduled for February 28th.  Keep an eye out for further details.

  • Competition and test session

    2015 Collar City Open and Basic Skills Competition and test session scheduled. Competition on Saturday June 6th and Test session on Sunday June 7th. 

  • Test Schedule Posted

    See test session page for details.
  • Freestyle Session!!

    Freestyle Session beginning Tuesday September 9th, from 6:00 - 7:50 pm.  Run as (2) 55 minute freestyle sessions.  $15.00 per session.  Package and punch card information to follow.
  • Uncle Sam Summer Test Sessions Application

    Uncle Sam has scheduled test sessions for August 2nd and 30th.  Application for Saturday the 30th is on test session page!

  • Competition Results are Posted!

    Go to competition page for links to results.
  • Memberships are Due!

    Memberships for the coming year are due.

    Click for application in Doc:  Membership

    Click for application in PDF: Membership

  • Test Schedule for Sunday June 8th

    Go to link on test session page.
  • Sign up for Competition on Entryeeze.

    Click on link on Competition page to go to Entryeeze to sign up for Collar City Open.  The competition is on June 7th, followed by a test session on Sunday the 8th.
  • Evening Ice makes a come back at the Knick.

    Uncle Sam Figure Skating Club is running freestyle ice on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 7:20 pm, Thursdays 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm through the first week in June.

    Please check Knickerbacker schedule for dates as some dates are not available.  

    All participants must be members of USFS.

    Contact Linda Cowper




  • Memberships

    2013 Memberships are due. Click on headline for link to form.  Membership Application.
  • Spinal injury forces Hamill to drop out of ‘DWTS’

    (03/27/2013)Pain proved to be too much to overcome for Olympic champion skater.  

  • Collar City Open and Test Session

    The Uncle Sam FSC is proud to announce the Forth Annual Collar City Open and Basic Skills competition at the Knickerbacker arena in Troy, New York.  The Competition will be taking place on Saturday, June 8th, followed by a test session on Sunday, June 9th.  The postmark deadline for registration entries is May 11, 2013.  We are offering IJS, and Solo Dance Series events.
  • Uncle Sam’s FSC partners with the Active Youth Network

    The Active Youth Network, LLC (AYN) is a Colorado based, national online advertising network of youth sports websites that AYN markets to major brand, family-friendly advertisers who want to reach this premium audience. AYN is a cause related company that gives 70% of sales revenues generated back to its member clubs, schools and associations. AYN's mission is to help offset the escalating costs of participation to reduce the burden to families and keep kids active in youth sports. For more information go to www.activeyouthnetwork.com

    The Uncle Sam FSC will be hosting its 4th annual Valentines themed show, "Love is in the Air".  The date is Saturday, February 16 at the Conway Ice Arena at Hudson Valley Community College.  We will have lighting, spotlights and live vocal performances.  Bring your family and friends to this fun, fundraising event for the club.  Tickets will be $8.00, five and under free.  As a club member if you have not received an email with participation information please contact the club at unclesamtroy@gmail.com

    Eleven U.S. athletes will compete at the 2012 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and Junior Grand Prix (JGP) Final this week in Sochi, Russia. All competition will take place at the Iceberg Skating Palace, the official competition venue of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Competition begins Thursday with all four junior disciplines taking the ice, while senior events begin Friday. NBC will broadcast the Grand Prix Final ladies and men's free skates from 1-3 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Dec. 9. Universal Sports will provide additional coverage of the singles, pairs and dance events throughout the weekend. Terry Gannon, Michael Weiss and Tara Lipinski make up NBC's announce team. Icenetwork.com will provide news, photos and more from the event. On-demand video of the JGP Final and Grand Prix Final will be available to Season Pass subscribers approximately seven days following the conclusion of the event. GRAND PRIX FINAL Ladies Ashley Wagner enters the Grand Prix Final as the No. 1 seeded lady in the event after winning a pair of titles at 2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America and 2012 Trophee Bompard. She is the current U.S. and reigning Four Continents champion. Wagner last competed at the Grand Prix Final in 2009 and placed fourth. Christina Gaoaccepted an invitation to the Grand Prix Final Thursday after Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia withdrew due to injury. Gao became a first time Grand Prix medalist when she won silver at 2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America. She also finished fourth at 2012 Trophee Bompard. Ice dancing  Like Wagner, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who are four-time reigning U.S. champions, enter the event as the No. 1 seed. They won their 11th straight Grand Prix Series gold medal, dating back to 2009, at 2012 NHK Trophy two weeks ago. Davis and White are 2011 World champions, 2010 Olympic silver medalists and three-time reigning Grand Prix Final champions. The Grand Prix Series, now in its 18th season, consists of six international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Approximately 300 athletes from 30 countries are expected to participate in the series. Each athlete is eligible to score points in up to two of the six scheduled events. The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the 2012 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, set for Dec. 6-9, in Sochi, Russia, home of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Athletes will compete for a total of more than $1.35 million in prize money throughout the series. JUNIOR GRAND PRIX FINAL Ladies Leah Keiser qualified for the JGP Final after winning gold at JGP Turkey and placing fourth at JGP Germany earlier this fall, Keiser, who competes domestically as a senior, is the 2010 U.S. novice champion. Hannah Miller, the 2012 U.S. junior bronze medalist, enjoyed a pair of silver-medal finishes in Croatia and Austria to qualify for the Final. Angela Wang, who also competes as a senior in U.S. qualifying competition, started her season with a third-place finish at JGP United States before winning gold at JGP Croatia. Men Jason Brown and Joshua Farris return to the JGP Final in defense of their respective gold and bronze medals from the 2011 JGP Final. The 2012 World Junior silver medalist, Farris won a pair of gold medals at events earlier this fall in the United States and Slovenia. Farris makes his third straight appearance at the JGP Final. Brown, the reigning World Junior bronze medalist, is a six-time JGP medalist. This season, he won gold in Turkey and silver in France. Ice dancing  Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton, the current U.S. junior champions and World Junior bronze medalists, qualified for their second straight JGP Final after winning a pair of gold medals in the United States and Slovenia. They will look to improve on a fourth place showing at this event last year. Now in its 16th season, the JGP Series consists of seven international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Each athlete is eligible to score points in two of the seven scheduled events (pairs can compete in two of four designated events). The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, Dec. 6-9 in Sochi, Russia, home of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.







    Ashley Wagner

    Alexandria, Va.

    Aliso Viejo, Calif.

    Christina Gao



    Ice Dancing

    Meryl Davis Charlie White

    West Bloomfield, Mich. Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

    Canton, Mich.

    2012 GRAND PRIX FINAL BROADCAST SCHEDULE* (All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)

    Broadcast Date

    Event (Network)


    Saturday, Dec. 8

    Free dance (Universal Sports)

    5-6 p.m.

    Men's and pairs free skates (Universal Sports)

    8-10 p.m.

    Sunday, Dec. 9

    Ladies and men's free skates (NBC)

    1-3 p.m.

    Re-air of NBC's Ladies and Men's FS (Universal Sports)

    4-6 p.m.







    Leah Keiser

    Wexford, Pa.

    Aliso Viejo, Calif.

    Hannah Miller

    Williamston, Mich.

    East Lansing, Mich.

    Angela Wang

    Salt Lake City

    Colorado Springs, Colo.


    Jason Brown

    Highland Park, Ill.

    Highland Park/Northbrook, Ill.

    Joshua Farris

    Renton, Wash.

    Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Ice Dancing

    Alexandra Aldridge Daniel Eaton

    Birmingham, Mich. Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

    Bloomfield Hills, Mich.


    John Coughlin, the 2012 U.S. pairs champion with partner Caydee Denney, is recovering after having successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. The surgery was performed in Vail, Colo., by Dr. Marc Philippon. Coughlin's rehabilitation will take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. No exact timetable has been set for his return to practice. Denney and Coughlin train in Colorado Springs under Dalilah Sappenfield and Larry Ibarra. Earlier this fall, they won silver at 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy before winning a pair of bronze medals at their Grand Prix assignments, 2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America and 2012 Rostelecom Cup.

    U.S. Figure Skating announced today that Greensboro, N.C., and Saint Paul, Minn., have been named hosts to upcoming U.S. Championships.
    Greensboro Coliseum Complex (photo courtesy Greensboro CVB)
    The 2015 U.S. Championships in Greensboro are slated for Jan. 18-25, 2015, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The event was last held in Greensboro in 2011. The Greensboro Coliseum is currently undergoing major renovations that are expected to be completed in time for the championships. For more information, please visitwww.2015uschampionships.com.   The 2016 U.S. Championships in Saint Paul will take place Jan. 16-24, 2016, at Xcel Energy Center. The city of Saint Paul also hosted the 2008 U.S. Championships. Champions included 2010 Olympians Mirai Nagasu, Evan Lysacek and Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto. Please visitwww.2016uschampionships.com for information.  
    Xcel Energy Center (photo by Sean Smuda)
    The annual event, held since 1914, is the nation's most prestigious figure skating event, with past winners including Michelle Kwan, Kristi Yamaguchi and Scott Hamilton.   Champions will be crowned in ladies, men's, pairs and ice dancing at the senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile levels of the U.S. Figure Skating competitive structure. The addition of the intermediate and juvenile levels to the U.S. Championships, which will begin at the 2013 U.S. Championships, will add approximately 100 competitors to the event. "U.S. Figure Skating is excited to return to two great host cities for the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Championships," U.S. Figure Skating Executive Director David Raith said. "U.S. Figure Skating and its athletes, fans and officials had positive experiences in both Greensboro and Saint Paul. As we begin a new Olympic quad leading up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, we are confident those experiences will be even better." The U.S. Championships, which serve as the final qualifying event to make the U.S. World Figure Skating Team and the U.S. Olympic Team every four years, annually attract more than 1,600 athletes, coaches and officials to the host community and has generated up to $30 million in economic impact for recent host cities. Both events will be broadcast live on NBC and online at icenetwork.com. The 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships are set for Jan. 20-27, 2013, in Omaha, Neb.