Welcome to the site of three-time Israeli national figure skating champion in the ladies singles division, Tamar Katz. Tamar trains at the Boston Skating Club in Boston, MA with Peter Johansson and Mark Mitchell. She is the first lady to qualify a spot for Israel in ladies figure skating for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

December 29th, 2011 - Tamar took part in "Holiday Dreams on Ice" show in Philadelphia, PA. She skated new exhibition program to Adele's "Someone like you". Check photos and videos from this event.

September 20th, 2010 - Tamar's brother, Ronen, was killed in hit-and-run. Our condolences to Katz family on their loss.

August 29th, 2010 - Tamar had an interview with Israeli Sports Radio. Podcast to come!

August 26th, 2010 - Tamar passed Senior Moves and the Junior Free US Figure Skating Tests.

August 26th, 2010 - Tamar will be on the Andrew Reikes show in Boston, MA.
The Andrew Reikes Show is a Boston Jewish Perspective show that features interesting Jewish activities in the Boston area. It will air in September on channel 7, www.WHDH.com, cw56.com. Exact date and time to be posted soon.

August 15th, 2010 - Tamar passed her Junior Moves in the field USFSA test.

June 18th, 2010 - Tamar will speak during non-denominational Kabbalat Shabbat service in Vilna Shulís historic sanctuary. You can register to this event here.

June 14th, 2010 - Article from "Jewish Advocate" was added to "Articles" section.
Check "Programs" section for updates about Tamar's programs for the coming season

April 22nd, 2010 - Tamar has returned to Boston after a three week vacation in Israel. She has resumed training for next season with Mark Mitchell and Peter Johansson.

March 29th, 2010 - Tamar finished 27th (among 53 participants) at World championships in Turin.

March 4th, 2010 - You can listen to the podcast of the interview Tamar gave for Rusty Mike Radio Show here or dowload it from our site.

March 3rd, 2010 - Tamar was asked by Absolute Skating to comment on ladies competition in Vancouver, you can read her reports here: Short Program, Long Program.
And new Hebrew article - "Promise on the ice" - was added to "Articles" section.

February 22nd, 2010 - Coaching change for Tamar: she moved to the Skating Club of Boston to train with Peter Johansson and Mark Mitchell.
Tamar will also be on the Rusty Mike Radio Show this coming Wednesday at 8:10 PM Israeli time, you can tune from their website: rustymikeradio.com.
And check new journal entry where Tamar tells what happened to her since European Championships.

February 9th, 2010 - More articles have been added to the "Articles" section.

February 3rd, 2010 - Tamar Katz has been named to the Israeli World Team and will compete at the 2010 World Championships in Torino, Italy, March 22nd - 28th.
Article published on Jewish Week: "Frozen Out Of Olympics"

February 2nd, 2010 - One more article was posted in "New York Times": "Australian Figure Skater Is Helped by Israelís Rules".
Since now you can follow Tamar on her Twitter too.

An Olympic qualifier, but not in the eyes of Israel
Tamar Katz gave Israel the first ever Olympic berth from an single ladies figure skater, but the Israeli Olympic committee has set separate standards and have decided not to let Tamar compete in the Games. In an effort to appeal this decision, Tamar has started a facebook group which has led to 1000 supporters in the past couple of days, hundreds emails from fans and supporters, as well as articles, including one in the New York Times written by Masada Siegel and one on ynet.co.il (Hebrew).

January 30th, 2010 - Tamar just competed at the European Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia where she placed 21st.

January 7th, 2010 - Tamar skated in Hannukah Charity event which took place December 14th, 2009 at Bryant Park in New York City. The new album with photos from Bryant Park was added to the Media -> Photos. Special thanks to Aloysio Santos from "The Epoch Times".
New article about Tamar - "Queen of the ice" - was posted in "Yediot Achronot America" (Hebrew).

December 24th, 2009 - Photos from Merano Cup 2009 in Italy were added to "Miscellaneous 2009/10" gallery.

December 15st, 2009 - one more competition on the way to Europeans is over: Tamar was fifth in short and long programs and placed fifth overall at "Golden Spin" competition in Croatia. She is happy with her placement but feels that she needs to improve more for Europeans. You can see all the results and protocols of the competition here.
In "Videos" section of the site you can find new videos from Merano Cup. Thanks to pianomaya for providing them for us.

December 1st, 2009 - Tamar will participate in Golden Spin competition in Zagreb, Croatia next weekend. We wish her to have a safe trip, to show good presentation and to improve the Italian results.

November 18th, 2009 - Tamar did great at Italian competition: she was 4th in SP, LP and overall (check the results here). She improved her marks and feels that she skated much better than in Oberstdorf. Merano Cup was definitely a step in the right direction towards European Championships in January.
Now she is back to US safe and sound and she continues her preparation for the main starts of the season.

November 10th, 2009 - Tamar will participate in Merano Cup 2009 in Italy which starts on November 12th.

November 8th, 2009 - New photo albums were added: Practice session and SP/LP from Nebelhorn Trophy 2009 (thanks to Absolute Skating, Reut Golinsky and Anna Kondakova).
And photos from Halloween on Ice show Tamar recently took part in (thanks to Andrea "Hoo" Chempinski). We're sure you'll be surprised to find out the "other side" of Tamar there ;)

October 15th, 2009 - Tamar will take part in Disson's Skating Halloween on Ice show this weekend. She will be playing the role of vampire.
The show will be aired by NBC on October 25th, 16:00-18:00 EST.

September 30th, 2009 - Tamar took part in Nebelhorn Trophy, Olympic Qualifying Competition in Oberstdorf, Germany, hold on September 24-27, 2009. She achieved her goal of qualifying an Olympic berth for Israel in the Ladies division for Vancouver.
Olympics will take place in Vancouver, Canada in February 2010.
Congratulations to Tamar for succeeding in such a wonderful opportunity.
Article about it in Israeli press: "Katz passed Olympic criteria" (Hebrew)

September 14th, 2009 - In the 84th Annual Middle Atlantic Tamar was second in short program and got 4th place in free skate. Congratulations! We wish her fruitful week of the last preparations to the Nebelhorn Trophy next week.

September 11th, 2009 - Before her first international event in Oberstdorf in Germany in two weeks, Tamar participates in Middle Atlantic Figure Skating Championships in New York. Her short program will be today in the afternoon and her free skate is scheduled for tomorrow. The full schedule of the event can be found here. Tamar, loads of luck!

July 30th, 2009 - Last weekend Tamar took part in 2009 Skate Wilmington and won this event. Check few new photos in "Miscellaneous 2009/10" photo gallery.

July 29th, 2009 - Please, read Tamar's interview for Absolute Skating, the link added to "Articles" page.

June, 2009 - You are welcome to read Tamar's first journal entry!

May 3rd, 2009 - Tamar took part in "Stand Up For Life" charity event for breast cancer, check the flier.

Tamar's skating dresses are for sale, check "Costumes" if you are interested.

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