Have any plans for the first day of summer? How about skating into the season with me? I’ll be coaching a three day adult figure skating clinic in Aspen Colorado with fellow Olympians Paul Wylie and Carol Fox and National Championship competitor Teri Klindworth Hooper. During the clinic, we’ll focus on skating skills development, freestyle, presentation and technique. All skating levels
Last month, The Ice King, a documentary on the great John Curry, produced by the BBC, came to NYC. It was directed by James Erskine and produced by Victoria Gregory. That night was a bittersweet occasion as we remembered our dear, beloved colleague John, who stood above all others on the ice in his vision of what skating could be.
As I depart from the ISU Adult Championships in Oberstdorf, I’m so thrilled with the entire experience! One afternoon, I watched the new Olympic Pairs Champions, Alijona Savchenko & Bruno Massot, prepare for a season of exhibitions around the world. The way their blade touches the ice, their speed and ease with each move….its breathtaking! At 5:45 each evening, the
I recently visited several schools in and near my hometown of Madison, NJ. The principals and teachers wanted me to share my Olympic experiences (from 1968 & 1972) with the kids. What a joy it was to see their eyes light up as I shared my stories and to hear their lovely questions about my journey! Although it was 46
This video captures an incredible day I shared on the ice with these young skaters as part of Prison Fellowship‘s Angel Tree program. It’s always special for me to share the joy of skating, but it’s even more magical when I get to spend a day on the ice skating with children, many of whom have never skated before! The Angel
The morning after the Ice Theatre of New York Gala, many of my skating friends joined me for my class at Rockefeller Center! There was Ken Shelley, Tai & Randy, Tenley Albright, Elin Schran, Richard Dwyer, and the most fabulous costume designer (and gorgeous skater), Alicia Jackson! Some of my long time students, Mary, Francine, Michaela, Robin, Susan and Roland, who
I recently enjoyed an amazing week in Sun Valley, where Ice Dance International was shooting 2 one hour PBS specials, “The World of Ice Dance International”! The specials will air in April 2018, shortly after the Olympics.I was honored to to co-host these specials along with the very handsome US Champion Ryan Bradley! Because of his incredible leadership, artistic sensibilities, management, people
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.