John Smith was a mentor and grandfather figure to many Charlotte figure skaters. In the early 1980's Smith acquired a love and special interest for figure skating and the skaters of the Charlotte rink at Eastland Mall. He had suffered a heart attack and began walking the rink as part of his recovery.
Carolinas FSC is proud to host the John Smith Memorial Competition in honor of our "biggest fan."
The 2022 John Smith Memorial Competition was a HUGE success. This year we had an unprecedented number of registrations, with 438 skaters registering for the competition. Last year we hosted 250 skaters so this year was a big undertaking for our Club.
A big shout-out to our fantastic 2022 Competition Committee who donated a tremendous amount of their time:
Competition Chair – Daniel Ashton
Competition Co-Chair – Aly Hansen
Medical Chair – Amanda Ransom
Hospitality Chair – Leslie Taylorson
Sanction Chair – Jenny Gwyn
Skate Safe Chair – Casey Mallory
President – Keri Lennon
A special thank you to our members Kim Moore, Dara Barnett, Brad Barnett, Yulia Perevezentseva, Clara Long, Kim Mauro, Reema Hassan, Leslie Taylorson and her mom. Finally, thank you to Extreme Ice Center, Rockhound Coffee, and the Center Ice Tavern for accommodating us.
Figure skating clubs are 100% volunteer run, as well as the competitions they host. It takes a lot of time and dedication to pull off a successful competition and we’re so proud of our many volunteers who helped out this past weekend. We received great positive feedback about our club and how helpful and kind our members and volunteers are.
Great job everyone!
Carolinas Figure Skating Club
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!