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LMFSC ~ The Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club


Berit Cummings &
Jabe Roberts


2016 U.S. Figure Skating
National Championships
Intermediate Pairs
Bronze Medalists 



Featuring MN State Champions along
with Sectional, National &
International Competitors
including Berit and Jabe. 

Saturday, February 14, 2016
1:30 Bloomington Ice Garden
3600 W. 98th St. Bloomington, MN

$8.00 Adult & $5.00 Student

Berit with her third place medal at Midwestern Sectional Championships

Local Skater Heading To National Competition

Thirteen-year-old Berit Cummings of Minnetonka has been skating since she was three—and now she’s getting the chance to show her skills on a national stage.

Berit, who is a member of the Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club, placed third in the Intermediate Pairs Free Skate at the 2016 Midwestern Sectional Championships in Strongsville, Ohio. The competition was held Nov. 17 through Nov. 21.

Berit and her partner, Jabe Roberts of the Atlanta Figure Skating Club, now advance to the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships in St. Paul, Jan. 15-24. Berit is a 7th grader at Minnetonka Middle School East. She and Roberts have been skating partners for just four months.

Skaters have competed in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships since the 1920s. They were last held in St. Paul in 2008. 

Written by Paul Moore

Competition Schedule

Berit & Jabe will compete at the Bloomington Ice Garden on the following dates:

Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 4:20
Intermediate Pairs Short Program

Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 4:20
Intermediate Pairs Long Program

Please come out and cheer on our
home club girl!



The Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club would like to congratulate Berit Cummings and her partner, Jabe Roberts of the Atlanta Figure Skating Club, for placing third in Intermediate Pairs Free Skate at the 2016 Midwestern Sectional Championships in Strongsville, Ohio. Berit and Jabe will now advance to the 2016 Prudential US Figure Skating Championships in St. Paul, MN, January 15-24, 2016.   




LMFSC Regional Competitors

Strong showing for LMFSC at Regional Competition

The Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club was well represented at the recent United States Figure Skating regional competition, with three skaters making it to the championship rounds.

Rose Goldenberg (Pre-Preliminary), Becca Flaa (Intermediate Test Track) and Abby DePass (Novice Test Track) all made the championship rounds at the Upper Great Lakes Regional Figure Skating Championships Oct. 10-13 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. DePass went on to earn a medal for her third place finish.  Danielle Mazo (Preliminary) also received a medal for placing fourth in initial rounds. The LMFSC sent eighteen skaters to the competition, which rotates between the eight states that comprise the Upper Great Lakes Region.

The Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting all disciplines of figure skating.  Established in 1977, LMFSC is based at the Minnetonka Ice Area. 

2015-2016 Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club

Copyright Fernandez Portraits



The LMFSC Annual Banquet

The LMFSC Annual Banquet is a time for our club to come together to honor the individual and team accomplishments of our skaters.

Thank you and congratulations to all the Skaters, Coaches, Judges and parents for attending the LMFSC annual banquet.  It was a great to honor skaters for all of their hard work this past year.

Any skater that was unable to attend the banquet, you may pick up your banquet gift in the front office during summer ice. Banquet photos will be available on the LMFSC shutterfly site soon.

Good luck to all of our graduating seniors and to those that will not be returning next year! We will miss you all.




Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Gold Medalists!



Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Bette Snuggerud Award Winner! -Katie-

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Barb Denslow Award Winner! -Abigail-

If you are interested in joining the Windjammers for the 2016-2017 season, please contact Amanda Pearson at

We'd Love To Have YOU!

Minnetonka Ice Arena Silver Skates Ice Revue

A Huge Thank You to the Minnetonka Ice Arena Staff, Coaches, Skaters and Volunteers who made this amazing show possible!

Sarah Klosterbuer 2015 Adult Bronze Champion (Copyright Fernandez Portraits)

Congratulations Sarah Klosterbuer and Abby Magnusson - 2015 State Champions!

Way to go LMFSC!

Reagan Greene 4th in Open Pre-Juvenile, Abby, Sarah, Archie Brown 3rd in Preliminary Boys and Katie Yockey 4th in Senior Ladies

Abby Magnusson

Abby Magnusson - 2015 Preliminary Champion (Copyright Fernandez Portraits)

Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club Sparks a Passion

Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club offers competitive edge to serious skaters.
Berit Cummings, a skater since she was three, says she loves learning new tricks at the LMFSC.

As the Winter Olympics approach, medal-winning heroes can ignite passion in young dreamers. The figure skaters of the games seem especially inspiring, combining both artistry and athleticism. Their graceful glides burst into phenomenal feats of aerial acrobatics. Onlookers gape in amazement. But those skaters had to begin somewhere, with an experienced coaching staff to help them achieve incremental goals and live out their dreams. Somewhere like Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club.

Established in 1977, LMFSC is housed at Minnetonka Ice Arena and is governed by United States Figure Skating (USFS). The club is also recognized by the International Skating Union and the United States Olympic Committee, and its talented staff has developed many state, regional and national competitors and champions, providing avenues for skaters to pursue individual figure skating, synchronized, freestyle and pairs skating.

Carol Timm has been a figure skating coach at the ice arena for 40 years and with the LMFSC since it began in 1977. She was a regional competitor with the St. Paul Figure Skating Club and earned her USFS gold medal in figure and freestyle skating. She loves coaching for many of the same reasons that she loves skating. “Skating teaches many life lessons besides learning new tricks,” says Timm. “It encourages goal setting, self-discipline and tenacity. Figure skaters learn confidence and poise from performing in front of crowds and panels of judges. I love watching kids develop and grow, and want to instill in them the love that I have for the sport.”

Although not all skaters compete, the LMFSC is for skaters who’ve learned the basics and feel ready to move into competitive skating. There is an official test structure that determines competition levels, and some skaters set goals to advance through the USFS test structure. Others test to advance in competitions. According to Timm, the ideal age to join LMFSC is 6 or 7 years old. “Many skaters can do double jumps by age 8,” says Timm. “Once in a while we get younger skaters [who can do that], depending on their development.”

Berit Cummings, now 10, learned to skate when she was 3 years old, and she likes to skate in shows and competitions. Though she says she doesn’t like the cold—“I wear three jackets to stay warm”—she likes everything else about it. “I learn new things all the time. I have lots of friends at the rink and I hope to make it past regionals and sectionals someday,” she says. “I also want to travel to cool places in the world for skating competitions.” Berit has already competed in Chicago and Iowa.

Though starting early helps skaters’ chances of advancing to higher levels of competition, not all successful skaters begin so young. Katie Yockey didn’t even learn to skate until she was 8 years old. That’s when her family moved to Minnesota, and Katie’s mother Colleen enrolled her in group skating lessons. Katie is now 16 and has been skating with LMFSC for 6 years.

“Katie has found her passion,” Colleen says. “She is very dedicated, and our entire family supports her. She never complains when I wake her at 5 a.m. for a 6 a.m. practice before school.” Competitive skaters like Katie practice two to three hours a day, six days a week. If they’re involved in synchronized skating, a team sport also offered through LMFSC, another six to eight hours of weekly practice can be added.

“I love the feeling of freedom while skating,” Katie says. “I feel most like myself on the ice, where I can express myself and not worry about anything else. Every day is tough but it’s never boring. There is always something more to work on. Skating pushes me and is harder than most people think. But I love it.”


The above article was featured in the December 2013 issue of Lake Minnetonka Magazine.

Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club - A Great Place to Skate!

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  • Club ice access at a reduced rate
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