Last week I went to the NY Athletic Club to celebrate a wonderful woman and her accomplishments! Wendy Hilliard, the first African American rhythmic gymnast to compete on the US National Team, celebrated 21 years of her Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation. Since 1996, she has provided free and low cost gymnastics programs to over 17,000 urban youth! At the celebration,
So happy to bring back my Cool Workout One Day Adult Skating Camp this fall. It will be great to kick off the skating season by sharing a day on the ice with fellow skating enthusiasts! The upcoming camp will take place once again at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange, New Jersey on Monday, October 2nd. The
Though it’s never easy to say good-bye to summer, it’s so much easier knowing that ice skating season is right around the corner! My Cool Workout Adult Ice Skating classes will resume at New Jersey’s Codey Arena on September 14th and at NYC’s Rockefeller Center on October 10th. Classes at Codey will take place every Thursday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm.
Last Friday, 17 lovely, fearless women joined me on the ice at the Codey Arena in West Orange, NJ for my first One Day Adult Figure Skating Camp! Whenever adult skaters get together, we are kindred spirits, loving the beauty of figure skating and striving to be the best we can be on the ice! After signing in, morning coffee,
After years of teaching my Cool Workout Classes, I’ve put together this luxurious one day adult recreational figure skating day camp. The camp includes 3 hours of ice time, ballet class, a catered lunch and some fun socializing too! The day will be extra special as we will be joined by guest coach 6 time National Ice Dancing competitor Jordan Cowan
Skating fans everywhere are in for a real treat! Champion skater Dick Button’s extraordinary collection of skating related art will be on loan at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY from April 1st through December 31st. One of the pieces on display is this gorgeous bronze sculpture by Fernand Fonssagrive of Peggy Fleming. (photo credit: Richard Walker) Here’s an overview
We just had our first meeting to plan the 2017 Celebrity Sports Night Dinner at the Viscardi Center! Can’t wait to work on our entertainment segment with the kids and athletes! Enjoy these clips from last year, Viscardi’s 50th Sports Night!
One freezing winter’s night before Christmas, I found myself on a bus headed to Rikers Island. Rikers is a prison located on the East River between Queens and the Bronx. It is infamous for stories of prisoner abuse and for attacks on prison personnel as well. I have seen articles and watched documentaries over the years about these events and
I hope you’ll join me in celebrating Valentine’s Day by inviting your significant other or a special friend to join you (for free!) during our Cool Workout Skating Class at The Rink at Rockefeller Center! Special guests joining us on this day will include Professional Ice Dancers and Ballroom Dance coaches Jordan Cowan and Talia Barrington, and US National Skating Coach
Recently, Olympic figure skater Karen Courtland Kelly and Olympic speed skater Patrick Kelly hosted a World Figure Clinic in Poughkeepsie, NY, led by US Champion and Olympic medalist, Janet Lynn and her coach, Slavka Kohout Button. My student from Hungary, Judit Somodi was happy to take part in the 3 hour on ice clinic and the Lunch with the Legends