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The 2001 U.S. National Intermediate Silver Medallists 


DuPage Figure Skating Club's




Synchronized Figure Skating Team





Meet The 2001 - 2002 Ice Elite 

Junior Team



Amanda Arhontas Kristina Balluff
Jessica Chapman Tracy Cipowski
Ashley Coulter Sara Duez
Erica Hopper Jessica Kozola-Whennen
Carolina Liptak Kristin Oleson
Katie Pelkey Annelise Piriano
Alice Shallcross Jen Shepherd
Valerie Sotiroff Leanna Steinmiller
Barbara Szczepanski Lindsay Wolf
Britney Aimee M.


Novice Team



Kristina Balluff Felicia Fiorito
Margret Gaa Shannon Hepworth
Amber K. Stephanie Holmes
Chelsea  Langlas Jessica Kozola-Whennen
Kristen Nardozzi Brittany Leon
Amy Pinkham Krissy Novak
Shae Sellers Annelise Piriano
Rachel Upholzer Valerie Szypura
Kristen Wilkie Britney
Jen Shepherd Lindsay Wolf





The 2001 - 2002 Ice Elite is Coached by

Lisa Storto-Featherston                    Jennifer Hiller-Gruber

Marguerite Hiller                                 Julianne Sennese




2001 - 2002 Ice Elite Host Rinks

Seven Bridges Ice Arena

6690 South Route 53

Woodridge, IL 60517

630 271 4400


Downers Grove Ice Arena

5501 Walnut Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515-4104

630 971 3780

Click on email link below for rink info  


Fox Valley Ice Arena

1996 South Kirk Rd

Geneva, IL 60134

630 262 0690


Ice Elite Team News and Events



2002 - 2003 Team Tryout Results

The following is a list of Skater numbers that have been selected

to be members of the 2002 - 2003 Ice Elite, by teams


Novice Team
06, 08, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,

 22, 28, 29, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41

Junior Team
01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12,

 13, 15, 16, 21, 23, 25, 27**, 30, 31, 34, 40

** Indicates alternate selection.

The 2nd alternate selection has yet to be determined.

Numbers on both lists indicate cross-over skaters.


Congratulations to those selected to a part of the 2002 - 2003 Ice Elite by teams.

Any skater who has been selected above but has decided not to skate for Ice Elite should contact coach

Lisa Storto-Featherston at 630-264-2783. The teams may be reconfigured due to skater non-participation.


NOTE: If you have been selected but have not received your commitment package in the

mail by this Saturday, 5/25 please call John Liptak at 630-213-2366






Ice Elite Fund Raising Events




There are currently no events scheduled



For more details on any of the above please email us at 






Ice Elite Exhibition Schedule 

2001 - 2002

Practice for the 7 Bridges Ice Show
Wednesday May 1 at 7 Bridges Ice Arena
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Both teams

Ice Show at 7 Bridges is Saturday May 4th
Times TBA

Practice for Fox Valley Ice Show
Wednesday, May 7 AT 7 Bridges Ice Arena
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Both teams

Ice Show at Fox Valley is Saturday May 11th
Times TBA





Upcoming Team Meetings & Reminders

The following announcements are for the skaters parents and 

board members of Ice Elite. All meetings will 

be held at the FVIA unless otherwise specified.



Board Meetings




Parents Meetings




Practice Ice News



Sunday 7:20 - 9:40 Novice at Downers Grove

Wednesday 7:30 - 9:30 Junior at 7 Bridges

Thursday 6:30 - 9:30 Novice at Fox Valley



Ice Elite Competition Schedule and Results

2001 - 2002 Competition Schedule

Note: Dates have not been finalized yet please check this site frequently for updates.

Kalamazoo Kickoff Classic

November 17 

Kalamazoo, MI.

Novice Results  -  3rd Place

Junior Results - 3rd Place



Dr. Richard Porter Synchronized Classic 

December 1 - 2 2001

Ann Arbor, MI 

Novice Results  - 5th Place

Junior Results Short  - 7th Place

Junior Results Long  - 



Skate for a Cure

December 15 - 16 2001

Plymouth, MI 

Novice Results  -  6th

Junior Results Short  - 7th

Junior Results Long  - 3rd



Mid America Fraser

January 19 - 20 2002 

Troy, MI 

Novice Results  -  6th

Junior Results Short  - 9th

Junior Results Long  - 7th



Midwestern Regional Championships

January 30 - February 03 2002

Plymouth, MI. 

Novice Results  -  6th

Junior Results Short  - 5th

Junior Results Long  - 5th

Junior Overall - 5th



 2002 National US Synchronized Team Figure Skating Championships

  March 01 - 03 2002 

Lake Placid, NY


2000 - 2001

Ice Elite Competition Results



Join Ice Elite!


If you would are interested in joining Ice Elite or would like more information please email us your questions by clicking the link below





Ice Elite's 2001 - 2002 Executive Board

President - John Liptak

Vice President - Tim Duez

Treasurer - Karen Vogel 

Secretary - Kathy Oleson 

Novice Team Managers 

Shirley Kohlman

Julie Piriano


Junior Team Managers 

Anne Szczepanski

Connie Liptak




The Ice Elite Story

1996-97 - Sr. Youth Synchronized Team
* October 1996 Elite Synchronized Club of Seven Bridges votes to become a parent run organization. Parents, coaches and skaters vote on Ice Elite as the new name.
* November 26, 1996 Ice Elite, Incorporated becomes a not-for-profit-organization.
* Represents the DuPage Figure Skating Club
* Team consists of 18 skaters and 4 coaches
* Competed in 8 ISI competitions

1997-98 - Sr. Youth/Novice Synchronized Team
* Skating both at the ISI Level and USFSA Level
* Team consists of 24 skaters and 4 coaches
* Corporate Sponsorship Program initiated
* Competed in 5 ISI competitions and 3 USFSA Competitions
* Placed 1st in two ISI competitions
* Placed 1st in the Silver Round at the USFSA Midwestern competition in Plymouth, MI on Feb. 5-8, 1998

1998-99 - Novice Synchronized Team

* Ice Elite Home Rink changes to the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva IL.
* Skating at the USFSA Level
* Team consists of 27 skaters and 4 coaches
* Attends Miami University in Oxford, OH for Synchronized Camp run by the Head Coach, Vicki Korn
* Travels to Canada and places 3rd in Novice competition.
* Qualifies for Gold Round at Midwestern competition in Huntsville, AL

1999-2000 - Novice & Junior Synchronized Skating Teams
* USFSA changes Synchronized Skating to Synchronized Skating
* Teams consist of 32 skaters and 4 coaches
* Competed in 6 competitions
* Won the Spirit Award at the USFSA Minnesota competition

2000-01 - Intermediate Synchronized Skating Team
* Skating at the USFSA Level
* Team consists of 22 skaters, 4 coaches
* Dance coach is added to work with team

* Second place overall - Midwestern regionals, St. Louis,  MO.

* Silver Medal - 2001 U.S. Nationals, Colorado Springs, CO.


Thank You! 

 to our Fine 2001 - 2002 Season Sponsors!

The following are the 2001 / 2002 regular season Ice Elite Sponsors

Click on any of the underlined names to visit that sponsor's website.



Cermak Road Realty

Kenneth H. Peterson D.D.S. Ltd.

Century 21 Rainbow Realty, Inc.

Triple A Services - Vending & Catering

Hestrup and Associates

Geppetto’s Skate Shop

Garofalo, Schreiber & Hart, Chtd.

TherAdapt ® Products Inc.

James D. Carney D.D.S.

Jolanta Dziok M. D. 

Cassidy, Schade & Gloor Attorneys at Law

Wal-Mart Store # 1898 – St. Charles

Best Buy Carpets

Harris Public Finance

Schleede – Hampton Associates, Inc.

Shamrock Electric Company, Inc.

Fiore Builders

Brian K. Kloberdanz, D.D.S.

Carpet Mill Outlet, Inc.

Cumberland Funeral Chapels

Fraternal Order of Police – Aurora

Gibsons Steakhouse

Langlas’ Taekwon-Do

Lawrence R Gentile, D.D.S.

Lee Cohen – Morgan Stanley

Marge Pawlak – Re / Max Realty Enterprises

Mclivane Partners

Mike Montminy, D.D.S.

Oberweis Dairy

Paterno Imports

Pinnacle Insurance

Principal Financial Group

SeBern Homes

Illinois State Representative Angelo “Skip” Saviano

Sue Jensen - Re / Max Professionals

Tavern on Rush

The Retirement Network

Timothy J. Duez, D.D.S.

Triple Toe Skatewear

Vista National Insurance Group, Inc.




If you are an Ice Elite sponsor with a website we would be happy to provide a link to your home page. 

Please forward your URL information to 







Figure Skating and Olympic related web sites


High Quality Custom Services

for Figure Skaters



Chicago Area Rink Information



Scheduled USFSA events



 Official US Olympic team Web Site




Winter Olympic Movement Events & Meetings





2001 U.S. Championships
Boston, Mass.



2002 U.S. Championships

Los Angeles, Calif.



Links to your favorite skater's web sites



Professional Skaters Association



World Skating Museum






The Electronic Magazine of Competitive Ice Skating




Online Skaters Resource


More Ice Skating Related

Skaters' Fund Inc.
The Skaters' Fund is the only charitable organization for coaches and performing

 ice skaters who have experienced hardship due to sickness, accident, or old age. 

The Fund is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Tax deductible contributions are always 

welcome, and should be sent to the address listed.


Harlick Skating Boots


Ice Skating Auctions.Com


Blades of Gold 

An online catalog.

Skate N Wear

Kristi Yamaguchi Official Web Page

Pasha Grishuk Official Web Page

The Official Tara Lipinski Website

Official Rudy Galindo Web Page

New bath & body line specifically for ice skaters. 

Designer Sportswear, Inc. Presents: Sharene! Skatewear.


The San Francisco Skating Club 

and  the new Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center in San Francisco.


Modry's Skate Shop 

One of our newest dealers. Visit their web page.


Indiana World Skating Academy

Indianapolis Indiana USA.


Rambeck and Associates 

presents Figure Skating and other Sports Jewelry.

Charisma's Skating Page

Canadian Precision Skating

The Art Cat Skates 

Skating Clip Art


Spectator's Video Guide To Figure Skating 

by Ann-Margreth Freil


"Magic of Style" Instructional Skating Video 

by Ann-Margreth Freil

Welcome to

St. Moritz ISC home page


More than just your sweater store! Ice Magic offers a full line

 of basic skating clothing for practice or to be decorated for competition.

Recreational Figure Skating FAQ

Blades On Ice, Figure Skating News Magazine

Weber Sports 

Welcome to the Premier Site for Skating Equipment Weber Sports.

Andrew Starr's "Figure Skating Bookstore"


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