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“DEAR JOANN…” our voice of Figure Skating

“DEAR JOANN…” our voice of Figure Skating

Welcome to Figure Skating Dreams and “Dear JoAnn”, the new home of our beloved writer, JoAnn Schneider Farris. Her words share an authenticity around the world in all things Figure Skating as she has become a valued treasure for so many readers.

“Dear JoAnn’s” articles, stories and genuinely warm words share the inside scoop on all things Figure Skating from a beloved women with a heart of Gold. Her knowledge and wisdom many would agree have become the heart and voice of Figure Skating.

Please look forward to future posts, joining our site and asking questions to JoAnn. Future website updates and new features will be added weekly. Best skates to USFS National competitors and Welcome to Figure Skating Dreams.

FSD Staff

Jo Ann Schneider-Farris Jo Ann Schneider Farris has participated in figure skating for most of her life as a competitor, coach, and author. Jo Ann was the Figure Skating Expert for About.com for 10 years. Jo Ann began skating as a young child. She won a silver medal in the junior dance event at the United States National Figure Skating Championships and is a US Figure Skating Double Gold Medalist. She coached figure skating and has trained skaters of all ages and levels. In addition, Jo Ann taught hockey players to skate and gave instruction in power skating. She is the author of two skating books: How to Jump and Spin on In-Line Skates, the only book of its kind on inline figure skating, and a personal memoir, My Skating Life: Fifty Plus Years of Skating. Jo Ann also has contributed articles that have been included on the US Figure Skating website and the icenetwork.com website, in SKATING Magazine, Ice Skating Institute's magazine, the Professional Skaters Association magazine, and she also wrote about ice skating for Examiner.com. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association, The Broadmoor Skating Club, and U.S. Figure Skating. Jo Ann is a graduate of the famous Hollywood Professional School, a school that once was in southern California where many serious figure skaters attended, including Peggy Fleming. She is also a graduate of Colorado College and holds a teaching credential from California State University Long Beach. As a figure skating competitor, she trained under World Ice Dance Champion and Olympic Coach Doreen Denny and also Darlene Gilbert, who has trained international and national teams. From JO ANN Schneider Farris: Hi and Happy Skating! Yes, Happy Skating is my motto. I hope to share my love of the sport and my knowledge of it with you and my goal is to link skaters from all over the world on this site. Happy Skating! Please join me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, or follow me on Google+ and Pinterest. Email me at joannfarris@yahoo.com