FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on June 8, 2015
JoJo Starbuck is judging the inaugural World Figure Championship!
August 28 - 29, 2015
1932 Olympic Arena
Lake Placid, New York, USA
With great excitement, the 2015 World Figure Championship continues to announce its panel of 10 distinguished judges. JoJo Starbuck (with partner Ken Shelley), is a 4-time US National Champion (1 Jr. Title), North American Champion, 2-time World Bronze Medalist and 2-time Olympian in Pairs Figure Skating. JoJo will be judging the World Figure Championship Ladies' and Men's Figure events that will decide the new World Figure Championship Titles.
Please enjoy JoJo Starbuck's statement below.
World Figure Championship & Figure Festival
While today’s skaters have taken our sport to new heights, it’s sad that they aren’t practicing figures anymore. I believe practicing them could improve skills and techniques with less wear and tear and injury to their bodies.
I’d like to especially encourage adults to pursue the beauty and discipline of figures! Figure Eights takes you to a fascinating world in which you engage your mind and muscles on your very own “patch" of ice. The fear, danger and speed adults sometimes associate with skating is nonexistent while doing these figures! But the balance, core strength, mental and physical strength and elegant skating skills you’re building while doing this gentle form of skating are incredibly rewarding!
I look forward to so many of us coming together to celebrate and engage in this vital aspect of beautiful skating! I am honored to participate and to be part of what we hope will be a re-emergence of popularity of compulsory school figures!”
The 2015 World Figure Championship & Figure Festival Organizational Team (WFCOT) can be reached at the offices of Peak Edge Performance, Inc. (PEP). PEP is a skating, event and entertainment company with expertise in all three ice sports (Figure, Speed & Hockey Skating). For more information, contact (WFCOT) at firstname.lastname@example.org - 518.523.8706
The World Figure Championship & Figure Festival is sanctioned/endorsed through Ice Skating Institute (ISI) Endorsement #3-2552-2015.