Rochester United Figure Skating Team Skates to First State Championship

Rochester United Figure Skating Varsity Team Skates To State Championship

All the members in three rows on the ice

Skaters from the Rochester United Figure Skating A, B and C Teams combined. RU is the largest high school skating team in Michigan with 39 members across the three levels.

The Rochester United Figure Skating “A” team won their first State Championship after skating to victory at the Michigan High School Figure Skating State Championship, held this spring at the Novi Ice Arena.

The Rochester United (RU) “A” team, which is the highest skill level of high school competition, is made up of 26 figure skaters from Rochester HS, Adams HS, Stoney Creek HS and the IA. There are a total of 26 “A” teams, or varsity level teams, in Michigan, and 12 teams qualified to compete at the State Championships.

“We are so happy that it all came together, and they skated incredibly well,” said Helene Wolf, coach of the Rochester United teams and ONYX Synchronized Skating teams at the Onyx Ice Arena in Rochester. “The season has had its high and lows, but they were able to work together to accomplish their goal of winning the Level “A” State Championship. It is first time that any level within Rochester United High School Figure Skating has won a State Championship. I’m so proud of them and it could not have happened to a better group of athletes.”

Rochester United also includes a “B” team (intermediate skill level) and a “C” team (low skill level), for a total of 39 skaters in the club, making RU the largest team in the state.  The “B” and “C” teams did not qualify for the state competition this season. Last year, the RU “A” team placed second at the State Championships.

Introduced in 1999, and continuing to grow every year, the Michigan High School Skating series offers great opportunities for skaters to participate in team sports and to be part of their school’s athletic program. Starting with 10 teams and a single competition in 1999, the 2018 series has 39 teams and 19 competitions. Currently in Michigan there are six districts, and each district is typically composed of five to seven teams which combine skaters from neighboring high schools. There are typically three District competitions from December to February and the teams within each district compete against each other.

Team stand together wearing their medals

Members of the Rochester United High School Figure Skating “A” Team skated to a State Championship for the first time last month. The skaters are from Rochester HS, Adams HS, Stoney Creek HS and the IA.

Rochester United Team “A” Members/School

First Place trophy made of glass

Rochester United Figure Skating Team Skates to First State Championship

  • Alison Chen – Adams
  • Alexei Chen – Adams
  • Abby Donahue – Adams
  • Molly Evans – Adams
  • Zoe Pizzuti – Adams
  • Emily Saari – Adams
  • Eliza Seibert – Adams
  • Ethan Sun – Adams
  • Abby Taylor – Adams
  • Madalyn Taylor – Adams
  • Rachelle Deng – Adams/IA
  • Natassja Nowak – Adams/IA
  • Katelyn Capitani – Rochester
  • Jillian Jones – Rochester
  • Julia Mleczek – Rochester
  • Jacqueline Budnick – Stoney Creek
  • Cecilia Calcaterra – Stoney Creek
  • Brigid Carlson – Stoney Creek
  • Bianca Kerr – Stoney Creek
  • Hannah Roehrig – Stoney Creek
  • Francesca Schena – Stoney Creek
  • Alessia  Taylor – Stoney Creek
  • Avery Wieczorek – Stoney Creek
  • Kara Wysokinski – Stoney Creek
  • Amanda Yuran – Stoney Creek
  • Ava Zarewych – Stoney Creek

Rochester United Team “B” and “C” Members

Team Name and Logo

Rochester United High School Figure Skating

  • Nicole Blankenship – Adams
  • Jenny Kim – Adams
  • Samantha Yu – Adams
  • Isabella Toma – Adams/IA
  • Mahee Jain – Rochester
  • Emily Mikami – Rochester
  • Dakota  Rubbelke – Rochester
  • Susanne Udell – Rochester
  • Samantha Colburn – Stoney Creek
  • Mallory Doelle – Stoney Creek
  • Cassidy Ha – Stoney Creek
  • Hannah Huber – Stoney Creek
  • Lily Sorensen – Stoney Creek
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