The Sunshine Invitational Skating Competition is held annually in July at the Mentor Civic Arena, 8600 Munson Rd., Mentor, Ohio 44060. This year’s competition will be July 15-16, 2017. Download this year’s announcement. Take notice also of the Skate Dance Dream Performance Camp immediately following the competition.
Each year, the Mentor FSC presents the Linda & Henry Brown Honorary Award to the winner of the Juvenile Ladies Freestyle event at the Sunshine Invitational.
|2016||Hailey Blodgett||Charter Oak Figure Skating Club|
|2015||Kelsey Menshon||Amherst Skating Club|
|2014||Sydney Marksberry||Kent Skating Club|
|2013||Helena Golden||Strongsville Skating Club|
|2012||Tori Bennett||Mentor Figure Skating Club|
|2011||Christina Rackley||Shaker Figure Skating Club|
|2010||Heather Kaickhoff||Mentor Figure Skating Club|
|2009||Emily Beckman||SC of Western New York|
|2008||Lexi Petkovi||Pavilion Skating Club|
|2007||Katie McBeath||Garfield Figure Skating Club|
|2006||Kelly Carnahan||Strongsville Skating Club|
|2005||Jennifer Cardellini||Shaker Figure Skating Club|
|2004||Megan Sulc||Shaker Figure Skating Club|
|2003||Kaitlyn Scholtz||Winterhurst Figure Skating Club|
|2002||Graziella Tasca||Mentor Figure Skating Club|
Linda and Henry Brown joined the MFSC in 1985, when their daughter Leslie began skating. Since that time, they have contributed countless hours of hard work and dedication to our club. Linda has been the MFSC delegate to Cleveland Council for 16 years. She was a board member of the MFSC from 1987 to 1997, during which time she served as President in 1994, Treasurer for 3 years and Secretary. In 1989, Linda co-chaired along with Linda Silokowski, our very first ice show. Her ongoing dedication continued as she was chairman of Tri-States Championships in 1991and 1997, of Cleveland Invitational Championships in 1994, and our annual Sunshine Competition in 1992 and 1993. Linda has been our elected delegate to represent our club at several National Governing Council Meetings for the USFSA. Although Henry never held an “official” position with the club, he was always known as her “shadow” so to speak. Henry dedicated thousands of volunteer hours wherever he was needed. Erection of parade floats, stage and scenery construction for the ice shows, accounting tabulating for our annual competitions, and fundraising, to name a few. If Linda was involved, Henry was always right behind her, offering up his services to whatever needed to be done.