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.
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.
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
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!