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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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So much JOY at my Budapest Adult Skating Camp!

My Cool Workout Adult Skating Camp for recreational and competitive skaters in Budapest was simply magical! Skaters came from Hungary, Helsinki, Finland and Rome, Italy and ranged in age from 17-63. What a fabulous group it was! We instantly became a family as we plied, skated, laughed, groaned, (and ate) our way through the 4 day camp in one of the world’s

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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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Luncheon with the Ladies

Since we don’t have many “Cool Workout” classes during the summer, today some of my NJ skaters came over for our seasonal “So Long Luncheon”. Everyone brought amazing dishes and we ended the afternoon with a bubbly toast by the fish pond! I’m so blessed to have such lovely women in my life! May we all stay healthy, active, happy and

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“Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer” with Scott Hamilton

Saturday night, legendary skating champion Scott Hamilton came to Bryant Park Skating Rink in NYC in his quest to eliminate cancer! Scott’s foundation Scott Cares (https://scottcares.org/) put on an event, “Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer”. About 30 of my skating students and friends joined the crowds skating that night. We had a blast as we skated under the sparkle of NYC

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