AFSC skaters hold seminar at Runestone Community CenterU of M hockey cheerleaders performed
The University of Minnesota Gophers hockey cheerleaders were one of the highlights of the Pre-Artistry in Motion seminar held at the Runestone Community Center by the Alexandria Figure Skating Club.
The cheerleaders skated for the crowd, exhibiting their cheerleading skills on ice, then skating with the AFSC skaters following their presentation.
Personal trainer and nutritionist Jessica Juettner Dowing, former AFSC skater, shared her knowledge of skater nutrition, then shared a series of off-ice training. Downing was named the 2009 Trainer of the Year with Lifetime Fitness in Plymouth.
Day two of the seminar featured the Artistry in Motion Performance School, which was directed by PSA_master rated choreographer and style coach Paula Wagener of Loudonville, New York. The school is used as part of the US Figure Skating basic skills program. Also helping with the program was 1984 Olympian Burt Lancon of Los Angeles, California. Lancon competed in pairs figure skating and is master rated.
More than 30 skaters from Brainerd, Bemidji, Fergus Falls, Willmar, St. Cloud, Elk River and Alexandria participated in the two-day school, which also featured private lessons.
For more information on the Alexandria Figure Skating Club, visit www.alexandriafigureskating.org.