The second annual Peggy Fleming Trophy was awarded during the 2019 Broadmoor Open on June 28, 2019. The event was limited to 18 Senior Men & Ladies entries. Both Men and Ladies competed together in the same event for the Trophy.
The focus of the event was on the skater’s ability to artistically express and present a complete composition while demonstrating technical skills.
Performances were scored based on both a minimum technical framework and five specially defined Components (Skating Skills and Technique, Composition, Interpretation, Performance and Overall Artistic/Creative Value) evaluating the artistry of each program and skater. The duration of the program was 3:30 (plus or minus 10 seconds).
The technical framework of the program consisted of 8 elements:
3 jump elements
3 spin elements
1 step sequence
1 signature move
These eight technical elements have fixed values and received GOE (Grade of Execution) marks based on the artistic execution of the element in relationship to the program as a whole.
The Trophy and the prize of $3000 was awarded to the first place finisher, Jason Brown from Skokie Valley SC Winnetka IL. The prize of $2000 awarded to the second place finisher, Andrew Torgashev from the Broadmoor Skating Club, Colorado Springs, CO, and the third place prize of $1000 went to Karen Chen of Peninsula SC San Jose, CA.
In addition to the winners, the following is a list of skaters who participated in the 2019 event: Emmanuel Savary, Sonja Hilmer, Mariah Bell, Camden Pulkinen, Amber Glenn, Courtney Hicks, Tomoki Hitwatashi, Ting Cui, Hanna Harrell, Sierra Venetta, Samantha Appleton-Sackett, Brynne Mclssac, Mirielle Chambers, and Nakira Kreofsky.
See updates on the Broadmoor Skating Club website: http://broadmoorskatingclub.com/peggy-fleming-artistic-trophy/