Joel Awarded His Fifth US Figure Skating Test Gold Medal at Broadmoor Skating Club’s Annual Meeting 6/9/24
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by JO ANN Schneider Farris
4d ago
My son Joel was awarded his fifth US Figure Skating Gold test medal (his senior freeskate medal - gold singles) at today’s Broadmoor Skating Club Annual Meeting 6/9/2024 at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.   I found a photo of my daughter Rebekah being awarded her fifth gold medal 10 years ago on 6/8/14 by longtime Broadmoor Skating Club test chairman Janna Blanter.   Joel began his figure skating test journey at a Broadmoor SC test session on August 21, 2005 where he passed his pre-pre moves and pre-pre freeskate and two preliminary dances.  Rebekah’s first test session was also at a ..read more
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Hawaiian Telemark Skiing Nationals Event In Sun Valley! 3/30/2024
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by JO ANN Schneider Farris
2M ago
I meant to put this post on my regular blog, but I’ll just leave it on my skating blog.  It was really fun to participate in a fun telemark skiing event….different  than figure skating competitions….the whole day was nothing but festive! Joel and I had the best time at the Hawaiian Nationals, a Telemark Skiing Event, in Sun Valley on March 30, 2024! Joel raced in the race! Joel participated in the race and both Joel and I participated in the human slalom!   ..read more
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Rebekah’s Radio Interview in Colorado Springs - 3/22/24
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by JO ANN Schneider Farris
2M ago
 Click on the link below to hear Rebekah’s radio interview in Colorado Springs: https://fb.watch/q-fTGjY8XB/? https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4ykHvVqDho/?igsh=MnV0cWw4NTc1a2xk ..read more
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Rebekah - Hostess of Show in Colorado Springs - March 23, 2023
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by JO ANN Schneider Farris
2M ago
We had a delightful time seeing my daughter Rebekah host Disney On Ice in Colorado Springs.  She auditioned for the show in 2014 and 2018 at the Broadmoor World Arena, and 10 and six years later she finally got to perform there.  When she was a little girl we’d take her and her siblings to see the show there and so it was very emotional to finally see her perform there in Disney On Ice today ..read more
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Rebekah - Disney On Ice Idaho Falls, Idaho - March 14, 2024
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by JO ANN Schneider Farris
3M ago
We had a nice time visiting Rebekah in Idaho Falls when she where she performed on her Disney On Ice Mickey’s Search Party tour ..read more
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Review of the book by Olympic Figure Skater Gracie Gold
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by JO ANN Schneider Farris
4M ago
It took me less than a week to read Gracie Gold’s book.  She wrote in a candid, as if she was talking directly to me style, and told me the story of her life. I have also written and published a book called MY SKATING LIFE which tells the story of my life, and there was so many similar stories although I am almost 40 years older than Gracie.  My book was published in 2014 which was at about the same time Gold won the US Ladies Figure Skating title for the first time and earned a spot on the Olympic team and earned a bronze medal in the Olympic team event, but so much happened to her ..read more
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My Book May Not Be a Best Seller Like Gracie Gold’s Book, But….
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by JO ANN Schneider Farris
4M ago
My autobiography on my skating life is not a best seller like Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold’s recent book, but gives a picture of the inside of skating in a very positive way.  (I was determined, when I wrote the book, to not say negative things about our wonderful sport.  I am so sad that so much not so positive happened to Gracie though.).  Link to My Skating Life (on Kindle for 99 cents!) Skating did help make me who I am today and I hope that Gracie when she is my age will look back on the positive things that skating gave her. If you want to read some wonderful thin ..read more
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All My Son Joel’s SnowSports Credentails!
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by JO ANN Schneider Farris
4M ago
My son’s updated Professional Ski Instructors of America membership card that shows all his credentials…I am so proud of him ..read more
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Joel Farris - Five SnowSports Certifications and US Figure Skating Quintuple Gold Medalist
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by JO ANN Schneider Farris
4M ago
Another BIG accomplishment for my son Joel on Friday, February 2, 2024!  He passed the Alpine Freestyle One exam.  It was part of the PSIA National Freestyle Academy which took place at Woodward Park City, Utah.   Last year, he took the same exam in Sun Valley, but did not pass.   Just like in skating when a test is not passed, Joel did not want to give up.  I am so proud of his perseverance.  I believe he learned that from skating.   Joel now holds the following snowsports certifications: Alpine Level One Children’s Specialist One Snowboard Lev ..read more
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My Parents’ Plaque Is Finally Up and Correct
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by JO ANN Schneider Farris
4M ago
Forest Lawn finally got the plaque corrected….summary of what happened:  there was a lot of discussion about what should be on my father’s plaque and it was finally decided it would just mirror my mother’s.  It took so long that I asked for an addition, but Forest Lawn messed up and it was wrong.  I asked if they could correct it and finally they did ..read more
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