About Us

Copper State was formed in October 2010 to foster an elite training program and further the dreams of the next generation of figure skaters. Whether you are a beginner or a National level skater, Copper State Skating Club is the place for you!

It is our goal to provide a fun, healthy atmosphere for both competitive and recreational skaters alike. Want to learn more, come skate with us!

Copper State Classic 2022

May 20-22, 2022 Gilbert, AZ

THANK YOU to all who made the 2022 Copper State Classic a success!

Congratulations to all our award winners!

  • AZ Ice Excellence Award — Elizabeth Drewery, Peninsula SC
  • Madison Defler Memorial Award — Emmi-Lynn Record, AZ Ice Peoria LTS
  • Leighton Accardo “This Is Me” Award — Annabelle Tran, Skating Club of Phoenix
  • Compete USA Skate-Off — Ashleigh Vermilion, Coyotes SC of Arizona
  • No-Test – Juvenile Skate-Off — Taylor McGrath, Copper State Skating Club of Arizona
  • Intermediate – Senior Skate-Off — Annabelle Tran, Skating Club of Phoenix
  • Adult Skate-Off — Donna Vorpagel-Gunther, Individual Member of US Figure Skating

More Information

For more information download the Copper State Classic 2022 Announcement.

Skaters and Parents

Click here to register in the US Figure Skating EMS Portal.

Registration is closed.


Join the fun.

Copper State has various memberships for all types of skaters and families. Membership plans include:

  • Membership to U.S. Figure Skating
  • 12 issues of USFS Magazine
  • Eligibility to take USFS tests and receive certificates and patches for tests passed
  • Eligibility to compete in USFS sanctioned competitions
  • Attend club social activities and participate in club exhibitions, seminars, and clinics for free or reduced rates
  • Attend annual awards banquet and more


Test sessions are held by Copper State Skating Club for skaters wishing to enter qualifying competitions or simply to feel a sense of accomplishment. All figure skaters who are members of a member club or collegiate club may participate in the USFASA’s official tests. Tests are marked on a “pass” or “retry” basis.

For more information about U.S. Figure Skating IJS Protocol for Test Credit click here.

    Testing Forms

    Click here to download the Arizona Inter Club Test Application.

    CSSC members only, download the IJS Protocol for Test Credit Request form.


    Click here to register for the test session online.

    Get in Touch

    Have a question or need information?

    If you have a question or need more information about Copper State Skating Club please use the emails provided to contact us.


    Denise Tenboer
    [email protected]

    Tiffany Mickolio
    [email protected]

    Debra Polly
    [email protected]

    Gordon Zaft
    [email protected]

    Sarah Bell
    [email protected]

    Heather Ludwig
    [email protected]


    2305 E. Knox Rd
    Gilbert, Arizona 85296