The Greeley Ice Haus and Mountain View Skating Club (MVSC) skaters are celebrating their first-place win overall in the 2022 Colorado Springs Invitational hosted by Centennial Skating Club in Monument. Their achievement ended a 20-year winning streak by another Colorado rink and skate club.
“This accomplishment really speaks to the commitment of the Ice Haus and MVSC skaters and coaches,” said Carla Villavicencio, recreation coordinator with the City of Greeley. “I’m so proud of everyone’s hard work and dedication. Every skater executed their routines well and had nearly flawless performances.”
Nine ice skaters and figure skaters from Greeley competed in the Learn to Skate Basic Skills and Freeskate competitions, each skater finishing in the top three places of their individual skill levels. The Greeley Ice Haus rink and MVSC’s combined score of 500, exceeded the top ten skaters in every other club in the state by over 100 points. Villavicencio added, “This was a tremendous honor to win overall first place. Greeley should be very proud of their ice skaters and rink!”
The Colorado Springs Invitational is the final competition of the Rocky Mountain State Games held every March through September. The US Figure Skating sanctioned games are a cumulative competition of the skaters’ Learn to Skate Basic Skills series. Every figure skating club or ice rink is scored based on overall basic skill level requirements, technique, and competency.
Congratulations to the individual Greeley winners:
- Allison Guzman, Freeskate 1, 3rd place
- Ziva LeRoy, Freeskate 2, 1st place
- Ava Rutenbeck, Freeskate 3, 1st place
- Raia Buxman, Freeskate 3, 3rd place
- Adlyn Mills, Basic 3, 1st place
- Kendall Chase, Freeskate 5, 1st place
- Queenie Zheng, Freeskate 5, 2nd place
- Ava Evans, Basic 6, 1st place
- Reagan Mitchell, Freeskate 4, 2nd place
All participants who placed first through third in the competition receive a Skate Colorado Compete USA Series trophy.
Greeley Ice Haus and Rink
The Greeley Ice Haus, which opened Sept. 24, 2005, as part of Greeley’s Quality of Life Initiative, is a full-service regulation-size ice rink with skate rental, concessions, and an off-ice training center. Offering Learn to Skate classes, Cub Hockey programs, youth and adult hockey leagues, birthday parties, and rentals. The facility is home to the Northern Colorado Eagles, the University of Northern Colorado Bears Hockey Club and Figure Skating, Greeley Growlers, Greeley Youth Hockey Association, and Mountain View Skating Club. For more information about programs and public skate sessions, call 970-350-9402 or visit GreeleyIceHaus.com.
September 16, 2022