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The 1997 Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships

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[CFSC logo] The 1997 Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships took place December 3-7,1996 at the Cantiague Park Ice Arena in Hicksville, New York, sponsored by the Cantiague Figure Skating Club and sanctioned by the United States Figure Skating Association.
(Junior and Senior Compulsory dances were place on the larger ice surface of the Newbridge Road Ice Rink in nearby Bellmore, New York on December 5. Practice ice was be available starting December 2, principally at Cantiague Park and the Long Island Skating Academy).

Competitors in the top four divisions of USFSA skating sought to qualify for their respective National titles, with the Novice,Junior,and Senior titles being awarded at the 1997 National Championships in Nashville,Tennessee,the Intermediate crown at the Kodak Junior Olympics.

History of Easterns

The Easterns began in 1938, and assumed their modern character in 1967. Here is the history page with past champions and sites.
Many National/Olympic/World champions have also worn the Eastern crown!

The 1997 Easterns host committee was headed by Tom Dodge and the Chief Referee was Wendy Weston-Enzmann.
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Ticket Information

Tickets were $8 per day Tuesday and Wednesday,
$12 per day Thursday,Friday and Saturday;
$50 for all events.
$12 for competitors' party.
Write to P.O. Box 220,Hicksville,New York 11802-0220.
AmEx,Visa,MasterCard accepted.

Hotel Information

Headquarters Hotel: The Long Island Marriott
This hotel was also headquarters for the 1986 National Championships, and recently hosted the 1997 USFSA Governing Council.

Travel Information

The official travel agent is Harvey Krimko of Country Road Travel, 7 Old Country Road,Westbury,New York 11590.
Contact him at (516) 334-4443,FAX 334-0677,for Easterns discounts.

Event Schedules

Competition schedule(Tentative)
Official Practice schedule(Tentative)
unofficial practice schedule

Rosters of Skaters

(look at the Results to see who actually skated)


Results Menu
(Chronological now,better sorting later)

and more ...like this poem.

1996 Senior champions:

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Pairs,Melanie Lambert, Colonial FSC,
& Fred Palacsak*,
Skating Club of Boston


Dance, Amy Webster
& Ron Kravette*
Skating Club of Boston
Defended their title successfully in 1997


Men, Derrick Delmore*,
Washington FSC


Ladies' Free Skating, Brittney McConn*,
Atlanta FSC

Defended her title successfully in 1997


Ladies' Figures, Jennifer Blount,
Skating Club of Boston

New 1997 Senior Champions:

Pairs,Ingrid Goldberg & Jeff Tilley
Men's Free Skating,Shepherd Clark
Ladies' Figures,Elizabeth Handley & Heather Higgins(TIE)

1998 Easterns

Will be hosted by Charter Oak Figure Skating Club at the International Skating Center of Connecticut in Simsbury on December 2-6,1997.Chief referee will be Chip Ludlow and the headquarters hotel will be the Holiday Inn in Windsor Locks.

*© Photos by J. Barry Mittan.  To obtain copies of skaters' photos, contact jbmittan@nettally.com.

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