Cottage Grove figure skating: Pignato, Sanislo pass high-level tests
A pair of figure skaters from the Cottage Grove Figures Skating Club passed high-level tests in figure skating, recently. Hannah Pignato, who graduated from East Ridge High School last spring, passed the Ice Skating Institute (ISI) Freestyle 8 test. The test is done before a panel of judges and includes the following moves: Freestyle 8-Double Loop Jump, Double Flip Jump, Split Lutz Jump, Flying Sit Spin or Axel Sit Spin (choice of one), Jump Sequence – One and One-Quarter Flip/One and One-Quarter Flip, Double Salchow, Illusion or Camel-Jump-Camel Spin (choice of one) and Left Backward Inside Bracket/Dance Step Sequence.
In addition, Erin Sanislo, who is a senior at Park High School, passed her United States Figure Skating (USFS) Novice freestyle test. The test requires landing five doubles, including a double-double combination.