Author Archive for: JoJo

Wonderful Night Celebrating Billie Jean King

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,

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A COOL Day to Remember!

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,

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Treat Yourself to a Wonderful Day of Skating!

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

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Wonderful Skating Exhibit Coming to Fenimore Museum

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

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My Visit To Rikers Island Prison

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

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Valentine’s Day Skate…Join Me!

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

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