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The ISI Winter Classic’s Robert Unger Trophy was awarded to Toyota Sports Center, the Overall Team Champion and host of the 2019 event, held Feb. 22-24.

More than 700 skaters from 29 rink teams from eight states and Mexico participated at the 34thannual Winter Classic event held Feb. 22-24 at the beautiful Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, Calif. States represented include: Alaska, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Washington.

“There was a ton of energy in the building, with skaters, coaches, parents and vendors, and when we saw a lot of smiling faces and people excited to be a part of ISI Winter Classic,” said ISI Skating Programs and National Events Director Kim Hansen. “Toyota Sports Center is a fabulous facility and their staff was so great and well organized. They did a fantastic job hosting our event and helped us present it well.”

Youngest Skaters:

Kate Dumars, Caroline Cugno, Valentina Kutepove, Arya Lora, Akira Mekchai, Skyla Steigler-Stahl, Jenna Tesi, Dylan Udell — all 3 years old.


Oldest “Young at Heart” Skaters:

Female: Cheryl Graffi, 74, Pasadena Ice Skating Center, Pasadena,

Male: Wild John Cohen, 65, Toyota Sports Center, El Segundo, Calif.


Skated the Most Events:

Robert Trygstad, Dublin Iceland, Dublin, Calif. — 17 events


Team that Traveled Farthest:

Skating Club of Greater Youngstown, Canfield, Ohio

Full Results

Thanks to Gabriele Photography for the following photos of the 2019 ISI Winter Classic in El Segundo, Calif.

To purchase any of these photos or others from the event, visit

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