Weisiger Encourages Support for RMHC

“The public knows me as an Olympic coach and founder of Grassroots to Champions, but the most important part of my life is my family.”

My 22 month old grandson means the world to me, and everyday I am grateful to have him and my family in my life. In 2014, after my grandson was born, I had some Young Artists Showcase skaters create Audrey and her grandson.holiday decorations and planned to donate them to our children’s hospital, but, due to regulations, they were not allowed to take them. So we went to the Ronald McDonald House across the street, where everything was accepted with great appreciation. I was struck by the cheerful environment; it felt like a big family! And now, our holiday donations are a tradition. It’s my wish to keep all RMHC services available for all families in need. Every skater needs the support of their coaches and family to thrive, and in the bigger picture, it is imperative that critically ill children have their families with them, including siblings, who may not need medical attention, but must also be attended to so they can thrive as well. Thank you for supporting this important organization and have a great show!

audrey-headshotAudrey K Weisiger is a two time US Olympic coach. She was a recipient of the USFS Coach of the Year in 1999 and was recently honored with the F Ritter Shumway Award, a lifetime achievement recognition from the PSA. She currently conducts seminars and camps with Grassroots to Champions, an organization that mentors coaches and their skaters. www.grassrootstochampions.com


Carly Gold’s Images Inspire SIF Social Media

Today we updated cover photos for the website and Facebook, with an image bestowed upon us by Skate It Forward contributing photographer, Carly Gold, and edited by the SIF team. A skating veteran with national senior level skating experience, Carly provides a unique and valuable skating perspective for our photos. We welcome Carly to the Skate It Forward family and are thrilled to be working with her! We hope you enjoy the new covers for Skate It Forward. For us, they exemplify the philosophy “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.

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Website Launch

We welcome you to our website and hope you enjoy our new design.

Coinciding with our new website launch, we are introducing our new line of Skate It Forward Logowear provided to us though Home Field Advantage in Gahanna, Ohio. Please note: To avoid shipping charges, we’ve arranged for items to be picked up at OhioHealth Chiller at Easton (click for a map). Be sure to visit our Logowear Page for more ordering details.

Ladies Sport-Wick Textured 1/4 ZipSkate It Forward and Home Field Advantage will work diligently to offer a little something for everyone to show their colors, while keeping our price points as low as possible. In order to hold prices down, our online store will open and close periodically throughout the year for printing and processing. The online store is currently accepting orders now through Friday, September 23.  We open again in late October to ensure Holiday delivery. We’ll be sure to keep you posted with exact dates when they are available.

Next up! Registration for the Skate It Forward Ice Show will open December 1! We look forward to working with all of you!