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March Skater of the Month

Featured Skaters Tanya Demings & Katie Hunter
Name: Tanya Demings

Nickname: Snow Bunny

Age: 49

Marital Status: Not Married

Have been skating for how long: Started back in the late 90's but took a few years off when living out in BFE; about 15 years.

Equipment Brand and Type: Old school quads! Artistic boot, Sure Grip plates (don't laugh but they are the original plates from skates I got for my birthday about the 7th grade; I'm ready to upgrade!!), Atom Lowboy wheels with Cheezeball Gouda ceramic bearings.

Life Philosophy: What goes around, comes around.

Favorite Time of Day to Skate: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Favorite Skating Events: Any adult only skate session!

Awards / Competitive Wins: Any adult only skate session!

Most memorable incident / Biggest skating adventure: Haven't had any yet but planning a trip to New Mexico this summer and going to check out an adult skate night in Albuquerque.

What do I get from skating:I find my happy place and move to the music.

Would like to do this year in skating:Maybe learn some new moves, get my plates upgraded.

Coolest Accomplishment: Staying upright and not hurting myself

Other sports / hobbies you enjoy: Being outdoors, gardening or hiking. I also like to take landscape or nature photographs.

Favorite skating gadget / tool:My headphones!!

Mentors:Anyone who skates better than I do

Helpful Advice to Beginners: Enjoy yourself and develop your own style

Favorite Quotes: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough" - Mae West
(there's quite a few of hers that I really like)

Tanya Demings Photo

Name: Katie Hunter

Age: 23

Marital Status: Engaged

Have been skating for how long: I'd say roughly 3 years, very on and off until recently.

Equipment Brand and Type: Luigino Ultra Challenge boot, Pilot P-51 Featherweight white frame, 100mm Atomic wheels, and Bionic Bearings.

Life Philosophy: You only live once so enjoy as much unique food as you can!

Favorite Skating Events: Tuesday night at Playland.

Awards / Competitive Wins: None.

Most memorable incident / Biggest skating adventure: Staying upright a majority of the time!

What do I get from skating:A very special type of social interaction and that intoxicating feeling of going fast!

Would like to do this year in skating:Perfect a certain technique!

Coolest Accomplishment: This is rather silly but I'm always happy to help the newbies get back up on their feet when they fall. We all had someone when we were new to help us up and I enjoy helping them back up to try again. I guess that's an accomplishment. :)

Other sports / hobbies you enjoy: Surfing the internet, driving, and maintaining my various collections.

Favorite skating gadget / tool:Screwdriver

Mentors:Bill Harrison

Helpful Advice to Beginners: Don't be afraid to fall! Being scared of it will only hold you back.

Favorite Quotes: "Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known." - Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Katie Hunter Photo