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September Skater of the Month

Name: Denise Curran

Nickname: Mulligan, Neepie, Neesie

Age: Do I have to answer? ;) 43

Marital Status: Married to my soulmate, Scott

Have been skating for how long: Since 1999

Equipment Brand and Type: I've been a die hard Rollerblade girl but am considering a change to K2 or Bont. Decisions, decisions!!

Life Philosophy: Leave things better than when you found them.

Favorite Time of Day to Skate:late morning.

Favorite Skating Events: Walt Disney World Inline Marathon...so fun and I placed 2nd in my age group.

Awards / Competitive Wins: it's been so long, I don't remember. They are all under my maiden name, Denise Garbers.

Most memorable incident / Biggest skating adventure:The MS Society in Minnesota used to have a fundraiser called the SUN75. It was Skate Up North- 75 miles in two days. Loved it and managed to raise $10k for the cause.

What do I get from skating: Peace and balance.

Would like to do this year in skating: Get some new skates and help build the community back up.

Coolest Accomplishment: Giving birth to my daughter, Addison :)

Other sports / hobbies you enjoy: running when my knees aren't giving me problems, cycling and dancing.

Favorite skating gadget / tool: hmmm... helmet for sure. I leave my race bib numbers on there to keep me motivated! :)

Mentors:I kind of left those behind when I left corporate America.

What do you enjoy about being a member of HCIC:The events and comraderie :)

Helpful Advice to Beginners: Bend your knees!!

Favorite Quotes: Instead of replying "That's ok." when someone apologizes, we say "It's not ok but I forgive you." Teaches our daughter that it's not alright for someone to hurt her but forgiveness is important!

Denise Curran