Jim Fink Cuts a Great Figure On the Ice
SCC Technician Adds Another Kind of Skating to His Life
The next time you’re walking through the Shoreline Community College (SCC)
Technical Support Services’ (TSS) department, you just might be passing by an
adult ice dancing champion.
Jim Fink, who has worked at SCC for nearly 20 years repairing printers, desktops,
and other technical services, is now a competitive ice dancer.
Ice dancing is a branch of figure skating that involves high speed rhythmic and
synchronized dancing to music between male and female partners. It’s like ballroom
dancing on ice with many similar dances (Waltz, Paso Doble, Rumba, and Argentine
Tango). It’s somewhat similar to Pairs figure skating, but does not allow jumps,
lifts or other strength moves.
Competitions consist of three parts: prescribed pattern dances, an original set pattern
dance, and a free dance. The free dance allows for the most freedom and expression.
Dolphins Softball Fighting to Make the Playoffs
With 10 games left in the season, the Shoreline Community College Dolphins softball team
needs a late season hot streak to make the playoffs
At 12-12 in league play this season, 13-15 overall, they trail fourth place Olympic College
(14-10 in league) by two games for the fourth and final playoff berth.
The Dolphins have been up and down for most of the season. A four-game winning streak
earlier this season with double-header sweeps over Skagit Valley and Highline, was immediately
followed with a three-game losing streak. This type of inconsistent play is a major reason for the
teams 12-12 league play record.
“We have a very young team made up of mostly freshman,” Athletic Director Ken Burrus said.
“Freshman-filled teams are always going to be inconsistent. When they play well, they can beat
anyone. All of the freshmen are very talented and the sophomores are providing a lot of
leadership and are very talented as well.”