Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Skating With Our Friends Cece and Maureen Outside in Sun Valley 7-25-17

We had a really special time skating the evening public session in Sun Valley on Tuesday evening, July 25, 2017 skating with our friends Cece and Maureen. Even our do Duchess joined the fun and enjoyed hanging out at the rink. It was so beautiful skating under such a beautiful sky and we created a wonderful Sun Valley memory!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Me and My Brother Billy in Sun Valley! 7-20-17

It was extra special to spend some time with my brother in Sun Valley!

Encounter in Sun Valley With My Hairdresser's Niece! 7-23-17

I've had the same hairdresser, Gail Montoya, since 1991. In fact, no one except Gail has ever touched my hair in those 25 plus years. Gail talked about her niece and grand-niece for years since they are involved with skating in Salt Lake City, but we've never met face to face until today in Sun Valley! Gail's grand-niece, 16 year old Morgan, was competing in Sun Valley Championships and Heather recognized me as I was scootering by the outdoor rink!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

JO ANN and Her Mountain Scooter and Her Dog in Sun Valley 7-11-17

I love being on my mountain scooter in Sun Valley and so does my dog Duchess!

Reunion With Perry Jewell In Sun Valley! 7-11-17

My dad and I had a great and fun surprise today when we reunioned with Perry Jewell at the outdoor ice rink in Sun Valley!

The Schneider family and Perry go "way, way, way back!"

Perry trained at the Santa Monica rink under Doug Chapman when our family was also with Doug in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

During the summer of 1971, Perry and my brother Billy, roomed together at the Sun Valley Lodge by the rink and Perry told me the story of how Doug made Billy and Perry go to bed early since they were training, but after Perry tried to climb out the window to explore Sun Valley at night, Doug was waiting and caught him and said,"I knew you would try to sneak out!"

Also, Perry took me to the Hollywood Professional School senior prom.

In addition, I reminded Perry of a memory of I had of when we kids at the Santa Monica rink went to the movies together when I was 14 years old. Perry slowly put his arm around me and it caught me off guard. I threw the arm off, but Perry looked at me and said, "Please?" And....of course, then I agreed it was okay for him to put his arm around me.

Anyway, it was awesome to see Perry today in such a magical skating place. He'd in Sun Valley for a week with his skating students.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sun Valley, Idaho Skating 6-25 and 6-26-17

There is nothing like skating outdoors in Sun Valley!

My Son Joel's Visit With the Dodd's Family In Australia 6-26-17

Every year since my kids were very little, the Dodds family has come to Colorado to train during Australia's summer (our winter months). They are an incredible figure skating family since all four boys are figure skaters and incredibly talented figure skaters in fact. I think all four boys did pairs in addition to singles and have competed internationally and one of the Dodd's boys is now ice dancing and working towards qualifying for the Olympics.

Anyway, the Dodd's are like family to us (thanks to coach Dalilah Sappenfield's amazing pair skating training environment), and I'm so grateful that Gail Dodds took the time to take my son Joel, while he is on the Disney On Ice Frozen tour in Australia to have fun eating and sight seeing and just being with the Dodd's family!

Here are the photos that Gail took of Joel on his day off.in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Wow, does Joel look so happy! The photos make me feel I'm with him and the Dodds. As a mom, these kind of photos are much needed! :)

Thank you Dodds family! And Hugs! :)