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Cottage Grove figure skating: Pignato, Sanislo pass high-level tests

Erin Sanislo, who is a senior at Park High School, passed her United States Figure Skating (USFS) Novice freestyle test recently. (Submitted photo)1 / 2
Hannah Pignato, who graduated from East Ridge High School last spring, passed the Ice Skating Institute (ISI) Freestyle 8 test. (Submitted photo)2 / 2

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.

-Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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