THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

     You can hear your heart thumping. Your palms are sweaty. You’ve prepared so long for this. All your work will be judged solely on your performance now. You take a deep breath and squeeze your coach’s hands. Then you hit the ice.

 

     You are waiting for the music to begin. And then? Magic.

 

     The world is suddenly rushing past you, and the wind carressing your face gives you the illusion of flying. And then you do fly. You defy gravity.

 

 

The Philippine National Figure Skating Championships 2014 was held in the SM Ice Skating Rink at the Mall of Asia.

 

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I am extremely grateful to have hosted this two-day event. It was my first time to host the Philippine National Figure Skating Championships, and I definitely learned a lot from this experience.

 

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With Mr. Marvin Manalo

 

All the participants skated their hearts out, and they did it beautifully.

 

Here’s a list of the winners of this year’s Philippine National Figure Skating Championships!

 

PRE-JUVENILE – KINDER DIVISION

Champion: Ann Cathryn Lagemann

Second Place: Krystle Rheanne Sy

Third Place: Sheliza Vittoria Ocariza

 

PRE-JUVENILE – PRIMARY DIVISION

Champion: Aiko Marie Shibata

Second Place: Alexa Dominique Gonzaga

Third Place: Ryza Trixean Takahashi

 

JUVENILE DIVISION

Champion: Charmaine Skye Chua

Second Place: Andreanne Jaye Ariones

Third Place: Skye Frances Patenia

 

BASIC NOVICE A DIVISION

Champion: Diane Gabrielle Panlilio

Second Place: Jillian Patrice Ching

Third Place: Elaine Hannah Solomon

 

BASIC NOVICE B DIVISION

Champion: Elia Mariel Mendoza

Second Place: Sofia Isabela Rome Nagrampa

Third Place: Aleckxis Maryannza Chuidian

 

ADVANCE NOVICE DIVISION

Champion: Sofia Isabel Victoria Guidote

Second Place: Audrey Alcaraz

Third Place: Buffy Brown Cloma

 

BASIC JUNIOR LADIES DIVISION

Champion: Julienne Ang

 

JUNIOR LADIES DIVISION

Champion: Samantha Mary Lynn Cabiles

Second Place: Louwee Shibata

Third Place: Dominique Sabine Katigbak

 

JUNIOR MEN DIVISION

Champion: Jules Vince Alpe

 

SENIOR LADIES DIVISION

Champion: Frances Clare Untalan

 

 

Honestly, once you take the ice, you’re already a winner. Blood, sweat, and tears were shed. Bones were broken. Muscles were pulled. Getting through all that, podium finish or not, already makes you a champion.

 

Congratulations to EVERYONE!

 

Also, Junior Champion Samantha Cabiles, and Senior Champion Clare Untalan were interviewed on ANC’s Hardball! Missed the show? Worry not! Here’s the link to their interview!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFuOOKpqtw0

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From Samantha Cabiles’s Facebook Page
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From the SM Ice Skating Facebook Page

 ~Chloe

 

 

 

 

 

 

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