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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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IDI Performance Wows New Jersey Crowd

On Oct. 7th, the Codey Arena in West Orange, NJ played host to the stunningly beautiful ICE DANCE INTERNATIONAL during it’s inaugural tour.  The company was founded by Olympic Champion Dick Button, NYC Ballet great Edward Villella, Olympian Linda Carbonetto Villella, acclaimed skating choreographer Doug Webster and Executive Director Debbie Gordon.   I was honored to co-chair this event with a

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Join JoJo’s Cool Workout Skating Camp this Fall in NJ/NYC

So happy to announce that I am offering a special six day “Cool Workout” skating camp for adults of all ages and fitness levels in New Jersey and New York City, October 7th-13th! The camp begins with a bang as we will all attend the incredible Ice Dance International skating performance and VIP reception together on the evening of Friday,

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Wonderful Dinner with Ballet & Skating Greats

Recently, Jeff and I had a sparkling evening amongst “the Stars”!  Olympian and Canadian Champion Linda Carbonetto Villella and Edward Villella invited us to their gorgeous art filled NYC brownstone for dinner! Along with being a great Canadian figure skating champion, star of Ice Capades, coach and choreographer, Linda was also the director of the Miami City Ballet.  Edward Villella,

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