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Olympic Figure Skating Team Medals – How Great Is That?!

Olympic Figure Skating Team Medals – How Great Is That?!

How wonderful it is to see Olympic medals around the necks of some of my figure skating friends!  I’m especially happy for Alexa and Chris Knierim since I’ve known Chris for so many years.  And…their coach Dalilah Sappenfield was my own three children’s wonderful primary coach.  I’m so excited for them!

I remember when Maia and Alex Shibutani were little kids.  They were such an inspiration to my own children who also were also sister-brother ice dance and pair teams.

And…it was totally awesome to see Adam Rippon’s clean free skate performance.  What is great is that Adam did not do any quads, but still earned a medal.  Just seeing an artistic and flawless skate was a pleasure in itself since men’s figure skating has become just about quads it seems.

Also, seeing Mirai Nagasu land that beautiful triple Axel and make history was incredible!  I also am so happy that Patrick Chan finally is able to say he is an Olympic Gold Medalist.

I wish that the skaters competing in the Olympic team figure skating competition could have also earned individual Olympic medals for their separate performances like gymnasts earn medals for portions of the Olympic team competition.  Oh well, we can’t have everything in figure skating…

Happy Skating!

JO ANN Schneider Farris

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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


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