DENVER, Colorado. – Sunday was the day the Figure Skating Club of Park City’s (FSCPC) competition ended in Denver, but it wasn’t the day the whole team returned to Park City.
The Denver Invitational 2021 was hosted by the Denver Figure Skating Club March 11-14. This was the first competition of the 2021-2022 season for the FSCPC athletes. Athletes from across the country participated, including Nebraska, California, Colorado, New Jersey, Illinois, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, Minnesota and Florida.
The 29 athletes representing the FSCPC competed in 54 competition starts with 41 podium finishes.
There were several notable accomplishments, including multiple personal best scores. The Novice and Junior ladies all finished on the podium in their free skate events. They competed successfully, followed by the worst snow storm in 15 years in the Denver area. Multiple families were stuck in Denver, and several had to sleep in the airport. Roads shut down, making driving home impossible.
“It was so wonderful for the athletes to have the opportunity to compete in front of judges again. It’s been such a roller coaster of a year with so many cancelations and changes,” said Erika Roberts, FSCPC coordinator and coach. “We applaud the tenacity and resiliency of our athletes. They looked strong and confident, we couldn’t be prouder. Now, onward.”
Coaches Tiffany McNeil, Chris Obzansky, Jeremy Barrett and Erika Roberts attended the events with the athletes.
FSCPC is a member team of Youth Sports Alliance.