Announcing dates for the 2013 Cranberry Open ~ Tuesday, August 13th, Performance Enhancement Program (PEP)
Wednesday thru Saturday, August 14th-18th, Cranberry Open 6.0 and IJS free skate events.
2012 Cranberry Open Results. (updated 8/21/2012)
The History of the Cranberry Open
The Cranberry Open, originally called the Yarmouth Open, started in February 1979 just after the Club successfully hosted the 1979 New England Championships.
Organized and developed by Phoebe Weston, the competition was first held in February at the Cape Cod Coliseum in South Yarmouth MA. The competition quickly became a must event for skaters in the New England area. When the Coliseum closed in the mid 1980’s, the Club moved the competition to the Gallo Ice Arena. With the relocation, the Club changed the name of the competition to the Cranberry Open and the date was moved to August. These changes gave the competition a new popularity due to its timing prior to the qualifying competitions in early Fall.
On the suggestion of world judge and club member, Ron Pfenning, Phoebe and Ron expanded the officials list to include judges from all over the country which in turn drew skaters from not only the entire United States by also included skaters from other countries who were training in the US.
The Cranberry Open is now one of the premiere skating competitions in the United States and continues to expand and update its format to develop new and current programs to encourage participation for all levels of competitor. The competition format continues to encourage all skaters to enjoy the aspects of competitive skating and includes the following competitive programs:
ACTTS – the Atlantic Coast Test Track Championships which includes qualifying elimination rounds to determine a Test Track Champion for each skating level.
PEP – A Performance Enhancement Program which offers a one on one in depth critiques of IJS elements to help regional skaters gain the most points from their program elements.
IJS Competition – Separate IJS competition for juvenile through senior level singles and pairs competitors.
ENTRY FEE WAIVER – The entry fee is waived for USFS envelope A, B, and C athletes.
Cranberry Open is one competition your skater shouldn’t miss!