Thursday, June 18, 2015

My Son Joel Made It Through the Rain! (Or was it through the ice?)

My son, Joel did it!

Joel came home to beautiful Colorado, June 15, 2015 for a three week break after his first year touring with Disney On Ice: Frozen.

Joel tells me he has skated and performed in 443 ice shows since he left home on July 21, 2014.

The Disney On Ice: Frozen show was and is so popular that he and the cast and crew worked so hard and traveled and traveled and skated and skated and made thousands of people happy!

The west coast Frozen tour is next. He returns to work on July 5.

Our whole family is so proud of you Joel! "You made it through the rain!"

 "You made it through the rain (and ice), and found yourself respected by the others who got rained on, too, and made it through..." 

Way to go, Joel!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

More Skating Tests Passed! June 13 and June 14, 2015

Annabelle passed her junior free skate Saturday 6-13-15 and her Silver Dance test Sunday 6-14-15. 

Go Annabelle!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Annabelle Passed Her Senior Solo Free Dance Today 5-17-15!

Annabelle Passed Her Senior Solo Free Dance Today 5-17-15 and Annabelle is now a double gold medalist! 

Thank you coach Dalilah!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Photo of My Book With Skating Magazines!

Thank you Christine Crowe for sending me this photo. I'm so honored for her photo to include my book next to SKATING Magazine and ISI's Ice Skating!

Joel and Miss Molly Reunite! 4-4-15

Joel went to the YMCA when he was a little kid. Today, in San Antonio, Texas, one of the day care workers that loved and adored him, reunited with him! "Miss Molly" wrote the following today:

"Fifteen years ago I worked at the YMCA in Colorado Springs and met this little 5 year boy named Joel Farris. He was the cutest ever!!! I absolutely adored him. The last time I saw him was in 2000, and as I hugged that little guy and said goodbye, I cried. I had just fallen in love with him. He made me laugh every single day!! Today, I FINALLY got to see him again, as he is one of the performers in the Disney Frozen on Ice show. You know the second I found out he was in the show, I bought tickets. (He played young Kristoff in the beginning and then an escort at the coronation.) After the show, I FINALLY got to hug him again!! The best part was that this time I got to bring my own little cutie pie to watch Joel as he made me smile again! :)" 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Joel Schneider-Farris and Curtis Socha Meet - 3-25-15

This is an emotional photo since I taught skating with Curtis Socha from 1991--1994 in Colorado Springs. Curtis was an amazing "Broadmoor skater" and kid then and shortly after that he toured with Disney On Ice for 4 years.

My son Joel and Curtis met this week when Joel's tour, Disney On Ice: Frozen was in Dallas!

(When I taught skating at the Plaza Ice Chalet in "The Springs" with Curtis, Joel was not born yet...who would have thought the two of them would be talking about their experiences skating with Disney On Ice in 2015???!!!)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I Sort of Made My 3 Kids "Do Patch"....

Thank you Richard Stansberry of The Compulsory Figures Project for sharing this photo of my three wonderful kids, Rebekah, Annabelle, and Joel . My kids will tell the story of how I sort of "made them DO PATCH".....and yes...this is our family's scribe and once in awhile I use that scribe and "do patch!" I think this photo was taken during Broadmoor World Arena Summer Skate 2009 or 2010.