Welcome New Skaters & Parents!
You're about to embark on the most exciting and rewarding adventure of your life.
Skating is truly a lifelong sport and it's a fun and positive exercise for all ages & abilities.
So let's get started with this beginner's resource guide and learn basic essential skating tips and how you can better prepare for lessons and participate in various fun skating events in the New Jersey area.
Besides skating and writing, my other passion is indulging in all things food, which is always a challenge as a skater!
Every spring, I organize and lead a skating charity event to support the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation's Sk8 To Elimin8 Cancer fundraiser. I find this to be the most productive and meaningful opportunity as I can play a part in the fight against cancer and help make a difference with my passion for skating. I am challenging myself to skate a frozen 5K to raise money to help fight cancer.
Scott Hamilton is one of THE most inspiring and talented Olympic athletes and is truly a powerful role model. He’s experienced much of life’s ups and downs- plagued by a childhood disease that stunted his growth to the distinctive honor of winning Olympic gold and later battled with testicular cancer which was treated and cured only to be then diagnosed with a benign pituitary brain tumor three separate occasions. Many of you may not know that Hamilton was adopted when he was six weeks old and he had lost his mother to a 2-year battle with breast cancer. Hamilton turned himself upside down- just like his signature back flip move, he wants to also ‘Turn Cancer Upside Down’.
Please help support me in this worthy cause by contributing and helping me raise as much money as I can. Your donation will go towards cancer research, prevention, and treatment, and will be in loving memory of my grandmother who lost her battle with gall bladder cancer three years ago. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had in skating and I give back by donating my earnings from skating to this charity. With the help from my school and skating friends, I’ve raised $10,475 so far to help fund clinical trials and research. Together, we can make a difference.