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February Skater of the Month

Name:Jennifer Lucas

Nickname: Jen

Age: 35

Marital Status:Single

Have been skating for how long: Since I was 3

Equipment Brand and Type: Thrift store K2s with new wheels for inline; Klingbeil ice skates

Life Philosophy:

Favorite Time of Day to Skate: Sunset at the Veloway

Favorite Skating Events: Tuesday nights and Veloway skates

Awards / Competitive Wins: Former National Figure skating competitor.

Most memorable incident / Biggest skating adventure:Training in California, Lake Arrowhead International Training Center (back in my competitive Figure Skating days)

What do I get from skating:Feeling young again, like when I inline skated around my hometown bike trails in Colorado as a kid.

Would like to do this year in skating:Get my figure skates refitted and get back on the ice!

Coolest Accomplishment:Reading all of Infinite Jest.

Other sports / hobbies you enjoy: Surfing, skiing, yoga, paddle boarding, traveling, and dog rescue.

Favorite skating gadget / tool:Bravery

Mentors:Evelyn Kramer, Michelle Kwan, Bethany Hamilton.

What do you enjoy about being a member of HCIC:The opportunity to meet and skate with so many people who have different skating backgrounds.

Helpful Advice to Beginners: If you fall, get up, do it again until you stop falling.

Favorite Quotes:"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." -Amelia Earhart

Jennifer Lucase