Ice skaters stay cool during record temps in DC at the University of Delaware

CNN said it was another record breaking heat wave as the Washington Elite ice skaters converged at the Rust Arena on the beautiful campus of the University of Delaware to test their skills in ice dancing, freestyle, and moves in the field.  With tests covering almost all disciplines of figure skating Olympic coach Sergey Korovin and DC’s own Emme Porter and Bruce Porter Jr were met with high marks.  Even Bella Porter was on hand with her usual charm and personality. ;)

Washington Elite ice skater Briana O'Hanlon passes senior moves in the field at University of Delaware figure skating test session.Big congratulations to Briana O’Hanlon for passing her senior moves in the field, juv freestyle test, and silver tango ice dance test.  Always a performer Briana landed her best jumps during the actual test session and passed the freestyle routine with top marks.  Then she stole the day with an excellent performance during her senior moves in the field test. “Briana skated with poise and maturity as she executed each move with precision and confidence earning earning herself above passing marks and the coveted gold medal” says Emme Porter. Briana finished her day with by passing the silver tango ice dance.

Washington Elite ice skaters will be training this summer at Mount Vernon, VA Recreational Center, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, and The Pond Ice Arena in Newark, DE.  See you there!

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Bruce Porter Jr to Coach Nova Cool Cats Special Hockey Camp for Autistic Kids at Capitals Iceplex (Social Networks Manager EmmeGirls Emme Girls)

Washington Elite Coach Bruce Porter Jr Coaches the Cool Cats Special Hockey Camp

Washington Elite Ice Skating School is pleased to announce that Coach Bruce Porter Jr will be leading the on ice skating skills portion of the Cool Cats Ice Hockey Development Camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for the fourth straight year. “It’s been a pleasure to work with Coach Bob, Coach Randy, Coach Wally, Coach Tom and Coach Liz for the last few years” says Bruce Porter Jr. “Let’s not forget the wonderful volunteer mentors that are pulled from the local youth and high school hockey programs. These kids work 150% volunteering there time to work with the campers one on one. Hats off to them and the entire team at NOVA Cool Cats.” 

Cool Cats Special Hockey Coach Randy BrawleyThis year the mentor game will be held on Wednesday afternoon so come out and show your support!

In years past NHL Washington Capitals John Erskine has joined the camp on ice and demonstrated slap shots, stick handling and passing while Mike Knuble made all of the campers day last year with an inspirational photo opp appearance. With Slapshot and the beloved Washington Capitals Red Rockers rumored to make their yearly appearance Kettler Capitals Iceplex will have a star studded week with the Cool Cats. See you there! ;)

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Washington Elite Ice Skaters keep cool at University of Delaware test session during Heatpocalypse

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Briana O'Hanlon, Grace Kristen with Emme Porter, Bruce Porter Jr - Washington Elite

Briana O'Hanlon, Grace Kristen with Emme Porter, Bruce Porter Jr - Washington Elite

It was a great day to cool off at the Fred Rust Ice Arena on the campus of the University of Delaware as the thermometer read 110 degrees Fahrenheit last Friday. The Washington Elite ice skaters took the ice at the University of Delaware test session after months of preparations and hard work. Baby Bella Porter was on hand cheering the girls on as DC’s own Emme Porter and Bruce Porter Jr coached from the sidelines.

With rave reviews from the judges and passing averages well above standard the Washington Elite coaches Sergey Korovin, Emme Porter and Bruce Porter, Jr. would like to congratulate:

Briana O'Hanlon with Coach Emme Porter - Washington Elite Ice Skating

Briana O’Hanlon for passing Novice Freestyle, Junior Moves in the Field, the 14 step and the American Waltz. Don’t put anything past Miss O’Hanlon as she came to perform and received the highest possible marks for her freestyle test. “We continue to be impressed by Briana’s dedication, hard work and ability to perform under pressure” said Washington Elite coach Emme Porter. “With her attitude and supportive family we plan to start testing senior level in the fall.”

Grace Kristen (Center) Washinton Elite Ice SkatingGrace Kristin for passing Intermediate Freestyle, Junior Moves in the Field and the European Waltz. The judges loved Grace and their comments included excellent carriage, great flow and pleasure to watch! “Grace has developed into a strong and beautiful skater over the years” said Washington Elite coach Bruce Porter Jr. “Keep an eye on her as she plans to achieve the senior test level by the time she heads off to college.”

Washington Elite is Northern Virginia and Washington DC’s premiere ice skating school.  Led by the World, International and Olympic coaching team of Sergey Korovin, Emme Porter and Bruce Porter, Jr. The family coaching staff teaches elite ice skating technique in pairs skating, freestyle, moves in the field, hockey and ice dancing.  Emme Porter is a Washington Capitals NHL Cheerleader who now coordinates the entire squad. Her and Bruce Porter Jr own EmmeGirls™ Elite Model Staffing and Social Networks Manager™. They staff and produce in-game entertainmentrunway fashion showstrade show modelspromotional models and CEO level spokesmodels from DC to Vegas.

Today EmmeGirls is staffing spokesmodels for the NMA Convention at the George Washington Convention Center in downtown DC and Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center.

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Washington Elite Ice Skating students finds Success at University of Delaware Ice Dancing Test

Courtney Duckworth, Bruce Porter Jr University of Delaware test (Washington Elite Ice Skating School in DC)

Courtney Duckworth, Bruce Porter Jr University of Delaware test (Washington Elite Ice Skating School in DC)

The Washington Elite Ice Skating School which consists of World, Olympic and International Coaching staff of Emme Porter, Bruce Porter Jr and Sergey Korovin are pleased to announce that Courtney Duckworth has passed her three pre-silver dance tests.  Courtney earned top marks and passed with above average scores.  Some of the comments from the judges were “lovely carriage”, “great flow” and keep skating!  Nice work Courtney!

Washington Elite is the DC’s premiere choice for elite ice skating training.  From moves in the field freestyle, jumps, ice dancing, pairs, hockey and power skating Washington Elite boasts the most qualified staff in the area.  Call today 202 436 5114 and visit us daily at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and Mount Vernon Recreational Center.

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Washington Elite Ice Skaters Earn Top Scores at Central Virginia Skating Club Test Session

It was a warm sunny day as the Washington Elite Ice Skaters returned for the second day of testing at the Richmond Ice Zone.  After a successful first day of test Sergey Korovin, Emme Porter and Bruce Porter, Jr. were expecting top results.  Briana O’hanlon started off the day with an exciting freestyle program for critique with the new IJS judging system.   Special Congratulations to Paige Warner for passing her novice moves in the field and Eva Shuman for passing all four of her tests including moves in the field and ice dancing.  Maria Lewis performed with confidence passing her preliminary moves in the field.

Washington Elite Ice Skating School hosts Washington, DC and Northern Virginia’s premier elite coaching staff.  The World, Olympic and International coaching staff include Sergey Korovin, Emme Porter and Bruce Porter, Jr.  Trust our elite staff to know the new IJS judging system, the new moves in the field and superior coaching technique.  This week Bruce is teaching the Cool Cats ice hockey camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.  This is the third year he has taught this special needs camp.  Call today to book the best times 202 436 5114 and visit our Washington Elite website.

Washington Elite Ice Skating School is the vision and concept of DC’s own Emme & Bruce Porter, Jr.  Emme is a Washington Capitals NHL Cheerleader, returning for her third year and owns EmmeGirls Elite Model Staffing with Bruce.  EmmeGirls staffs and produces in-game entertainment for sporting events, runway fashion shows, trade show models, promotional models and CEO level spokesmodels from DC to Vegas.  They use social network management for advertising and branding.  They were staffing promotional models in Boston for sporting goods giant Everlast at UFC Fan Fest over the weekend and staffing models for a Virginia based company in Ashburn.

Emme Porter, Bella Porter and Bruce Porter, Jr. pose with Paige Warner after her successful novice moves in the field test

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Washington Elite Ice Skaters find success at the Richmond Ice Zone Testing Session

The Washington Elite ice skaters made the trip to Virginia’s capital of Richmond this week to test their ice skating skills.  The Richmond Figure Skating Club is hosting the two day event held at the Richmond Ice Zone that covers everything from moves in the field to ice dancing and freestyle.  The Washington Elite ice skaters performed brilliantly on the first day of tests passing 6 of the 7 test presented.  Special congratulations to Briana O’Hanlon and Kathleen Chubb for their continued success in the sport of ice dancing.  The athletes made sure to get a good nights sleep as today they again converge at the Richmond Ice Zone to presents the judges with freestyle skating and juvenile, intermediate, novice and junior moves in the field.  Wish the girls luck!

Washington Elite is Northern Virginia and Washington DC’s premiere ice skating school.  Led by the World, International and Olympic coaching team of Sergey Korovin, Emme Porter and Bruce Porter, Jr. They teach elite ice skating technique in pairs skating, freestyle, moves in the field, hockey and ice dancing.  Emme is a Washington Capitals NHL Cheerleader, returning for her third year and she owns EmmeGirls Elite Model Staffing and Social Networks Manager with her husband Bruce Porter, Jr.  EmmeGirls is a national marketing agency that uses models and social networks management for advertising and branding.  They staff and produce in-game entertainment, runway fashion shows, trade show models, promotional models and CEO level spokesmodels from DC to Vegas.

Today EmmeGirls is staffing models for UFC Fan Fest in Boston and PriceScaler.com in Ashburn, VA.

Emme Porter teaches the Summer Figure Skating camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for the last three years

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Washington Elite Success at Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society

It was a warm day at the Liberty Bell in downtown Philadelphia, as the Washington Elite skaters started warming up at 7am at the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society.  Each ice skater performed with elegance and confidence at the oldest and most respected skating club in the United States.
Washington Elite coaches Sergey Korovin, Emme and Bruce Porter, Jr. would like to congratulate:
Briana O’Hanlon for passing the first 6 Ice Dance tests and her Novice Moves in the Field!
Elisa Stephano for passing one Bronze and two Pre-Silver tests!
Jiaxi Hu “JC” for passing her Novice Moves in the Field!
Grace Kristin for passing six dances and completing the Pre-Bronze and Bronze tests!
Lauren Chubb for passing one Pre-Bronze and one Bronze Dance test!
Kathleen Chubb for passing her Willow Waltz!
Paige Warner for passing her Intermediate Moves in The Field and Pre-Preliminary Freestyle!
Katie Calvo for passing her Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field test!
Overall we presented 25 separate tests to the panel of judges and passed 23 of the tests!  Washington Elite is DC’s premiere ice skating school teaching all forms of ice skating from Freestyle, Dance and Pairs to Hockey and power skating.  With over 65 years of combined Olympic, World and International experience trust Washington Elite to know Skating, the newest rules published by the International Skating Union and teach proven elite skating technique.

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