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May Skater of the Month

Name: Roxanne Merizalde

Nickname: No nicknames, identified as the "Lady with the hat and the smile".

Age: 54

Have been skating for how long: About 40 years

Equipment Brand and Type: 2nd hand Super-Grip Quads.

Life Philosophy: Life should be an adventure!

Favorite Time of Day to Skate: Evening

Favorite Skating Event: Adult night at Playland (Tuesday nights)

Most Memorable Incident: Sigh, I fell a few months ago and got a black eye from it. Needless to say it got me lots of attention.

What do you get from Skating: I like the sense of going fast. Great exercise!

Would Like to Do This Year in Skating: Improve at transitioning from forwards to backward and the reverse.

Coolest Accomplishment: Two foot spin.

Other Sports/Hobbies you Enjoy: Toastmasters, motorcycling, visiting new places/traveling.

Mentors: Anyone who can help me with transitions. :)

Helpful Advice to Beginners: Try to put anxiety out of your mind. If you can relax, your body will find the way.

Favorite Quotes: �Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller

Roxanne Merizalde Photo