FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on June 17, 2015
Julie Lynn Holmes-Newman 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. Julie Lynn Holmes-Newman, is a 2-time World Medalist & Olympic Competitor, 4-time U.S. Senior Ladies Silver Medalist, principle performer with Ice Capades, Coach, and National Technical Specialist. Julie will be judging the World Figure Championship Ladies' and Men's Figure events that will decide the new World Figure Championship Titles.
Please enjoy Julie Lynn Holmes-Newman's statement below.
I have proudly been involved in skating for 60 consecutive years, having been the skater, coach, parent of a skater, and technical specialist, all at a national or international level. I am excited to now add the role of “judge” to my resume at the World Compulsory Figure Championships!
We have all watched skating grow and change throughout the years. In general, today’s skaters spin faster in more complex positions, jump higher and do more revolutions. It’s been a strength and comfort in my teaching to know that basic fundamentals and solid technique do not change. The very precise body position and alignment, body awareness, and focus that I learned through school figures are still crucial for today’s skater. I have tried to impart this knowledge to all my students, including elite, recreational, adult and Special Olympic athletes. Many of them are now coaches themselves, repeating the same concepts that I learned from my legendary coaches, Nancy Rush and Carlo Fassi.
I am confident that our skating traditions will continue to be passed on to generations of skaters to come thanks to the dedication of those who love our sport. Working together we will make this happen. I am always humbled to give back to the sport that has been such an important part of my life!!
Julie Lynn Holmes-Newman
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.