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February Skater of the Month

Name: Keri Bryan

Age: 44

Marital Status: Married with 2 kids: William and Kylie

Have been skating for how long: About 1 year

Equipment Brand and Type: Bont Jet inline speed skates on Bont frames and wheels

Life Philosophy: Don't dream your life, live your dream

Favorite Time of Day to Skate: Tuesday evening Adult Night at Playland

Favorite Skating Event: HCIC Progressive Dinners

Awards/Competitive Wins: None ~ I skate for fun!

Most Memorable Incident: Anything involving watching my daughter Kylie skate. Kylie is 8 years old and has been skating with Austin's Texas Speed Team for about 1.5 years.

What do you get from Skating: I went to elementary school, middle school, and high school with World Champion skater Debbie Rice. I have admired her from such a young age, and it's been awesome to be able to start skating so much later in life and really enjoy it!

Keri Bryan Photo

Would Like to Do This Year in Skating: Gain confidence skating outdoors!

Coolest Accomplishment: Starting to skate one year ago and loving it!

Other Sports/Hobbies you Enjoy: Cycling, Crossfit

Favorite Skating Gadget/Tool: Wristguards! Seriously necessary equipment. :)

Mentors: John Thurmon and Debbie Rice have been super supportive and encouraging. John especially has spent many hours skating SLOWLY beside me at Adult Night and patiently offering advice. :)

Helpful Advice to Beginners: You Can Do It!!

Favorite Quotes: "You have to want it!" - Sonny Felter (coach)