Pasadena’s Elizabeth Hong Wins U.S. Figure Skating Association Award

first_img More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Sports Pasadena’s Elizabeth Hong Wins U.S. Figure Skating Association Award By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 3:12 pm Elizabeth Hong competing on ice (File Photo courtesy of Youtube)U.S. Figure Skating (USFS), the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States, has chosen Pasadena figure skating champion Elizabeth Hong as overall winner of the 2021 Athlete Alumni Ambassador (3A) Award.The 3A Award is a scholarship program that recognizes skaters who have achieved figure skating excellence while actively volunteering.To be considered for the 2021 award, skaters must have competed at the novice or junior level at the 2020 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, the 2021 U.S. Championship Series presented by Toyota or the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships.Candidates were asked to submit a two-minute video explaining how COVID-19 impacted them and their skating community and how they applied new knowledge about themselves and the world to the skating community.In the award announcement, USFS said time away from the ice during the pandemic helped Elizabeth Hong find a new perspective on the social interactions she and fellow Pasadena FSC skaters were missing out on.As junior board vice president at the Pasadena FSC, Hong helped organize virtual events where skaters could connect with each other and others in the community, including a virtual 5K in October 2020 raising mental health awareness.Despite a blade injury and concussion upon her return to training, Hong continues to persevere and be a part of the skating community, the announcement said.The winners — one overall winner and one winner from the ladies, men’s, pairs, ice dance and synchronized disciplines — were selected by USFS’s Athletes Advisory Committee (AAC).As overall winner, Hong receives $2,000, while each of the remaining five honorees receives $500, which can be used at the skaters’ discretion.The other winners are Nathaniel Chen, from Los Angeles FSC for men’s; Allison Zheng, Peninsula SC for ladies; Megan Winch, Hershey FSC for pairs; Katarina Wolfkostin, Peninsula SC for ice dance; and Yvonne Burke, Liberty FSC, Pennsylvania, for synchro.Meanwhile, the Pasadena Figure Skating Club has joined USFS in condemning anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes. A study by Cal State San Bernardino said hate crimes against AAPI communities increased by 164 percent in 16 of America’s largest cities in the last year.“We pledge to ensure that our club events are safe spaces for our AAPI members,” a Pasadena Figure Skating Club statement said. “We do not tolerate hate speech or other forms of discrimination within our Club.”Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month this May, USFS held its second DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Task Force AAPI Heritage Month Instagram Live on May 13, to amplify athlete voices, have meaningful conversations and share the stories of skaters past and present. Subscribe Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 80 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community Newscenter_img Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

List of Beaches Protected by Ocean City Beach Patrol Starting Aug. 22

first_imgThe Department of Fire and Rescue Services announces that the Ocean City Beach Patrol will no longer guard the following beaches as of Monday August 22, 2016.Seaview RoadWaverly Blvd. (Surfing Beach)Atlantic Blvd.13th Street16th Street (Surfing Beach)17th Street20th Street46th Street48th Street60th StreetThe following beaches will remain guarded at least throughout the week of Aug. 22 to Aug. 28. Beaches are guarded from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays and from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.Seaspray RoadSurf RoadNorth StreetStenton PlaceSt. Charles PlaceDelancey PlacePark PlaceBrighton Place5th Street7th Street (Surfing Beach)8th Street 9th Street                                 10th Street                                           11th Street 12th Street14th Street15th Street17th Street20th Street22nd Street24th Street26th Street28th Street30th Street32nd Street34th Street36th Street39th Street42nd Street44th Street50th Street 53rd Street55th Street       58th Street     Lifeguards will remain on duty at the Eighth Street, Ninth Street and 12th Street beaches until 8 p.m. This coverage will be seven days a week through Labor Day. These beaches are open due to the high volume of beach patrons as a way to provide extended coverage.The Ocean City Beach Patrol strongly urges bathers to swim only at guarded beaches.  If you have any questions please call 525-9200. For information on guarded beaches, watch Ocean City Government Access Channel 97. FOR ALL EMERGENCIES CALL 9-1-1 Please be aware of changing surf conditions and never take a vacation from safetylast_img read more

Jamestown Mayor Talks Virus Containment, Effects On City

first_imgJAMESTOWN – Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist joined WNYNewsNow’s Justin Gould Tuesday to talk about the city’s Coronavirus containment efforts and its effects on the city.See the above video or click here to watch the interview. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img