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October 21, 2014, 12:16 am
970 WMAY News

Local Skaters Expect Surge In Interest, Thanks To Olympics, Gracie Gold

The Olympic dreams of former Chatham Glenwood student Gracie Gold are especially meaningful to the people who skated alongside her during her brief time in the Springfield area.


Those include the members of the Springfield Figure Skating Club… and Gold’s local coach, Toni Hickey.  Appearing live on the 970 WMAY News Feed, Hickey says it’s a special feeling to watch her former student prepare to step onto the world stage.


Gold lived here for about a year before moving to the Chicago area… and then to California… to focus exclusively on training for the Olympics.  She won her spot on the Olympic team after winning the U.S. women’s figure skating championship over the weekend.  Monica Polistina expects more local interest in figure skating as a result of the Olympics in general… and Gold’s local connections in particular.

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