50 Years of Champions + Future Champions Honor Kristi Yamaguchi’s Humanitarian and Athletic Achievements.
The Skating Club of San Francisco honored national, world and Olympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi at its 2019 Gala in March at the Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center in Yerba Buena Gardens for her lifetime of accomplishments as a humanitarian, author and athlete.
A rink full of world-class talent and inspiration.
Ice skating champions from the past 50 years took to the ice to pay tribute to Kristi.
U.S. Men’s Champion, Olympic Medalist, and World Champion, Charlie Tickner served as master of ceremonies. Also, there to honor Kristi were U.S. Men’s Champion and World and Olympic Champion Brian Boitano and, U.S. Men’s Champion and World Medalist Rudy Galindo, who won pairs skating title with her.
Speakers celebrated her commitment to empowering and inspiring girls and women, improving early childhood literacy through her Always Dream Foundation, and her compassion as a teammate, mother, and wife.
Next generation of winners carve up the ice.
Among the highlights of this sold-out evening was a special performance by the 2019 U.S. Champion, Alysa Liu.
At age 13, Alysa is the youngest skater ever to win this title. SF Ice Theater and the Tremors also showcased their new skating programs at this amazing evening of magic on the ice.
Skaters belonging to the Bay Area community joined in the celebration, including U.S. Junior Dance Champion, Anthony Ponomarenko and his partner, Christina Carriera, US Junior Silver Medalist, Dinh Tran, U.S. Pairs Silver Medalist Sarah Feng and her partner, TJ Nyman, and U.S. National competitors Emilia Murdock, Sierra Venetta, Kate Wang and Team USA Members.
A one-of-a-kind ice skating facility in the heart of SF.
As San Francisco’s only year-round, full-service ice skating center, the Yerba Buena Ice Skating + Bowling Center features ice skating 7 days a week with public sessions, skating school, and youth/adult hockey.
It also has a full-service Pro Shop with cool gear and authentic skatewear. It’s the perfect place for group events including Birthday Parties, School + Camp Field Trips, Corporate Events, Team Building, and festive Holiday Parties.
For a refreshing break from urban life, stop in and enjoy one of the coolest attractions at Yerba Buena Gardens. To learn more about the Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center, click the button below or just call 415.820-3532.