PORT RICHEY — Eleven Florida Skating Academy members will represent their Port Richey club at the USA Roller Sports Figure Skating National Championships, July 25 to Aug. 8 in Lincoln, Neb.
The regional qualifiers for the event were last month at Spinnations Skating Center in Port Richey. The Southern Regional Artistic Championships drew nearly 200 competitors from seven states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida.
The local competitors heading off to nationals are:
• Siobhan Boismier and Eric Hadley, World Class Pairs
• Michelle Moudy, World Class Ladies Singles
• Erica Sheley, Junior World Class Figures, Senior World Class Figures and Junior World Class Solo Dance.
• Caroline Bell, Junior World Class Solo, Sophomore A Figures and Advanced Co-Ed Loops.
• Kaitlyn Shaw, a 10-year-old Juvenile A skater who is entered in Solo Dance, Singles and Figures.
• Katelyn Williams, a 10-year-old Juvenile B Skater who is entered in figures, singles and Elementary B Solo dance.
• Jo An and Dennis Turner, Novice A Team Dance.
• Nancy Cain, Golden A Figures and Solo Dance.
• Benny Gatto, Novice B Solo and Veterans A Solo.
• Jan LeGassick qualified in four events: Novice A Figures, Premier A Figures, Esquire A Solo and Premier A Solo Dance.
The 2010 USA Roller Sports Figure Skating Championships will be available for viewing live online.
More details on the live broadcast will be available on www.usarollersports.org.