Saturday, February 28, 2015

Supplemental Index That Goes With My Skating Life: Fifty Plus Years of Skating Available for Purchase or Free Download

(Note: The digital version of the index is FREE!)
Thank you Ellen Phillips!

Ellen Phillips put together the index that goes with MY SKATING LIFE: FIFTY PLUS YEARS OF SKATING by Jo Ann Schneider Farris.

The index is amazing and is a true “labor of love.” In addition, this index enhances Jo Ann's story since there are so many people, places, events, and skating terms in Ellen's wonderful and thorough index.

The first edition of MY SKATING LIFE, published in late 2014, did not include the index, so this supplemental index has been made especially for readers who purchased MY SKATING LIFE before the index was completed.

Thank you so much. Ellen! Happy Skating!


Friday, February 13, 2015

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Letter About My Book, MY SKATING LIFE - From Past President of US Figure Skating, Morry Stillwell

I received this wonderful letter yesterday, from Morry Stillwell, former President, US Figure Skating! He has given me permission to share his letter! It means so much to me!


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Dear Jo Ann,

Last night I had the time to reread your book. I want to thank you for the many memories your book brings to my mind.

Your days in California are especially precious. Those days mirror my own experiences.

I knew every person mentioned in your California days.

Following is a little background based on my own life. Howie Harold was a very good friend. I was the one, when we both lived in Seattle, that converted Howie to Ice. We were both competitive Roller Skaters, although, Howie was RSROA and I was USARA. When I got out of the Army in 1953 and moved LA, Howie followed my move later in the year.

During that time most ice dancers were skating at Polar Place and Paramount. Polar Palace had an early evening dance session on Saturday night and most of us would go from there to the Culver City Roller Rink and skate their session. The girls always had a hard time because the rink thought the ice skating dresses were too short. The rink also complained that "these ice skaters" skated too fast.

Sylvia Mennine lived a block from me in Malibu. Doug used to pick her up and take her to the rink.

Again, thank you so much for the great book,

Morry

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Preview of the Index that goes with MY SKATING LIFE - Fifty Plus Years of Skating - Thank You to Ellen Phillips!

Preview of the Index that goes with MY SKATING LIFE - Fifty Plus Years of Skating - Thank You to Ellen Phillips!



This is AMAZING!  Thank you Ellen Phillips for putting this together for me!  Ellen was involved with roller skating for over 25 years competitively and professionally.  She has six US roller dance titles including three gold medals as well as her gold test dance medal in artistic roller skating. Ellen is involved with Pikes Peak Writers and working on a novel and her own skating memoir while growing her indexing business.  She currently resides in Colorado Springs with her husband Robert and her two children.

So many people, places, events, subjects are included in my book.  A second version will soon be available with this index in the back.

A
Aaron, Max, 287
Abbott, Jeremy, 279, 294, 315, 346
ABC television, 299
ABC Wide World of Sports, 109, 124
About.com
articles about skating, 290–318
Figure Skating Expert, 288
Aceves, Desiree, 151, 163–164
Ackles Jones, Margie, 77
Adagio Skating, 150
Adams, Shirley, 165
Advertising Skating
to generate business, 161, 172–173, 238
in Skating Magazine, 175, 192
via roller skating, 178
in Yellow Pages, 221
African-American Skaters
Atoy Wilson, 17
Camela Bevil, 209
Houstin Pillow, 77
Mabel Fairbanks, 17
Richard Ewell & Michelle McCladdie, 61
Surya Bonaly, 294
Agosto, Benjamin, 288
Agosto, Benjamin, and Tanith Belbin, 321
AIDS, 185, 300
Albert Baker, Donna, 237. see also Baker, Donna
Alexander, Linda, 280. see also Kola, Linda
Alexander, Shirley, 178
All Year Figure Skating Club. see Skating Clubs
Allen, Lisa-Marie, 296
Alpha, Beta and Gamma ISIA basic skills test, 179. see also ISIA (Ice Skating Institute of America)
Alsop, Jennie, 20
Amateur vs. Professional, 32, 130
American Graffiti, 55
Anderson, Aaron, 250
Anderson, Hellene, 253, 261
Anderson, John and Kristi Carlew, 343
competitions of, 156–157
at Iceland, Paramount, 162
lessons with Darlene Gilbert, 175
lessons with JoAnn, 152
partnership of, 140
promoting skating, 178
skating in ice show with Ice Capades Chalet, 145
test of, 166
Anderson, Sam, 253, 255, 271, 273, 342–343
Ankle Buzzer, 298
Anne of Green Gables (book), 252
Anorexia Nervosa, 80
Antler's Plaza Hotel, 84–85
Anton Sikharulidze and Berezhnaya, Yelena, 275
Arctic Blades Figure Skating Club. see Skating Clubs
Artistic spotlight competitions, 156
Astaire, Fred, 179
Astaire, Fred, and Ginger Rogers, 145
Atherton House, The, 122–123, 184
Austin, Susan, 180
Autry, Shantell, 230

B
Babilonia, Tai
(photo/s), 335, 348
caddying at Nationals, 61
as friend of Billy Schneider, 294
and Randy Gardner, 17, 94, 109, 125, 179, 278
Baiul, Oksana, 296
Baker, Becky, 100
Baker, Chuck, 228
Baker, Donna, 336. see also Albert Baker, Donna
Baker, Ron (Ronnie), 93, 105, 218
Baker-Horner, Liz, 346
Baldwin, John, 19
Baldwin Sr., John, 19
Baldy, Anne, 86, 100
Ballet, 180, 242, 258
Barker, Dorothy & Herb Swain, 46, 192
Barnum and Bailey's Circus, 208
Barrett, Jeremy and Caydee Denney, 305
Bartelson, Don, 11
Bass, Cathy, 150
Bass, Roger, 148, 150
"Bat Man," 77
Bauer Ice Hockey skates, 239
Bauers, Ina, 205, 247
Baxter, Skippy, 25
BC Place, 317, 320
Bean Cone Mexican food, 44–45
Beatty Hall, 104, 119
Becker, Luca and Gigi, 278
Becktell, Mary, 149–150, 177, 184
Beillmann, Denise, 308
Belbin, Tanith and Benjamin Agosto, 321
Bellagio Road School, 18
Belmont Shore, California. see Long Beach, California
Belousova, Lyudmila, 346
Ben Hur, 252
Benes, Robert and Eva Doherty, 111
Beneson, Emily, 93
Beneson, Emily, and Jack Courtney, 92–93
Berens, Susan, 19
Berezhnaya, Yelena and Anton Sikharulidze, 275
Berkeley, CA. see California
Berkeley Iceland. see Skating Rinks
Berry, Gaye, 40
Berry, Roger, 40
Berzon, Karen, 97–98, 164
Bett-a-Buck, 21
Betts, Peter, 17, 21
Betty, Iceland Paramount, 165
Bevil, Camela, 209–210, 336
Bianchetti-Garbeato, Sonia, 296–297
Biblical References, 169, 232
Bicentennial, 111
Biden, Joe, 305
Big Bear Lake. see California
Bishop (Hayden), Shirley
Bosanova Roller Skating Center, 219
mentoring Jo Ann as a skating coach, 220
Bishop, Larry, 238, 272
Bishop family, 219
Black, Sally, 38
Blades for the Cure, 279
Blaise, Marianne, 15, 17, 21
"Blue Danube," 157
Blue Jay, California. see California
Blumberg, Judy and Michael Seibert, 122
Blunt, Holly and Bruce Hurd, 92, 112
Blyth Arena. see Skating Rinks
Boitano, Brian, 191
"Bolero," 180
Bonaly, Surya, 294, 346
Bond, Craig, 123
Booker, Michael, 144, 179
Boston Globe, The, 311
Boy Scouts, 134, 255
Boyvin, Greg, 57
Boyvin, Jerry, 8–10, 32
Bradley, Ryan, 267, 287, 346
Brandel, Laurie, 57, 121
Brandel Stern, Laura, 159, 172–173
Braun, Mary Beth, 25
Brink, Dan and Ann, 247
British Skaters, 8, 14, 86, 297
Broadmoor Hotel, The, 79, 93–94, 103–104, 122, 197–198
Broadmoor International Center, 79
Broadmoor Skating Club. see Skating Clubs
Broadmoor Villa Apartments, 85, 89, 93, 100
Broadmoor World Arena. see Skating Rinks
Brody, Lisa, 188, 195, 245
Brooks, Kim, 154, 163
Brown, Lorna, 297
Brown, Nancy, 34
Brown, Ron, 335
Brubaker, Rockne, 276
Brubaker, Rockne and Keauna McLaughlin, 271, 279, 287
Bruns, Kay, 226, 282
Burden, Ernie & Joyce, 190–191
Burge, Harland, 12, 31
Burge, Wendy, 32–33, 94, 105, 109, 167, 296
Burge Sisters (Wendy, Roxanne, Kelly), 12, 14
Burton, Bill & Bonnie, 100, 109
Bushman, Patty Shelley, 297
Button, Dick, 124, 339
Byrnes, Debbie, 78, 104, 117

C
Cabaret, 280
Cady, Cozette and Jack Courtney, 92
California
Berkeley, 25, 107–108
Big Bear Lake, 179
Blue Jay, 2
Golden Gate Park, 185–186
Great Highway, The, 182, 185
Long Beach, 4–5, 120, 159, 177–178
Signal Hill, 180
Squaw Valley, 22–23, 25, 27, 49, 65
California State University, Long Beach, 125, 177–178
Caluza, Christopher, 300
Calvin, Becky, 85
Canada Hockey Place, 317
Canadian Figure Skating programs, 322–323
Canadian Mounties, 306
"Candy Man, The," 59
Carlew, Bea, 139, 177, 182
Carlew, Kristi
Alpha level program, 140
friendship with Jo Ann, 184
and John Anderson
(photo/s), 343
competitions of, 156–157
at Iceland, Paramount, 162
lessons with Darlene Gilbert, 175
lessons with JoAnn, 152
partnership of, 140
promoting skating, 178
skating in ice show with Ice Capades Chalet, 145
tests of, 166
and John Carlew, 139
Carlow, Johnny, 31
Carmody, John, 119, 204, 237, 336
Carousel, 252
Carpenter, Karen, 145
Casey, Kathy, 198
Cass, Derek & Patricia, 69–70, 85–86
Cass, Julie, 69, 85, 88, 100
Cass, Nigel, 69, 85–86, 88, 100
Cats, 252
Cats on Ice, 255
Champion, Janet, 218, 267, 292–293
Champion, Katrina, 267
Champion Behind the Champion: LambieAnn's Story (book), 297
Champion Cords, 298
Chan, Patrick, 287, 346
Chang, Henry, 136
Changes in Ice Skating Industry during 1980s, 169, 172, 194
Chapel Hills Mall, 231–233, 235
Chapman, Doug
and Billy Schneider, 65–66
coach for Richard Griffin, 73
commitment to Schneider family, 29, 35, 66
at Iceland, Paramount, 50, 53–54, 75, 125, 161
intoleration of socializing, 39
intoleration of tardiness, 18, 56
introduction to, 12–13
lessons with, 17–18, 29
at Santa Monica Ice Palace, 37, 39
schedule skating for, 14–15, 18, 20–21, 23–24, 39
ultimatum to Schneider family, 67
Chaps, Back, 21
Charlie Brown, 166
Chason, Dana, 315–316
Cherverukhin, Sergei, 68
Chicago Tribune, 305
Chin, Tiffany, 149
Choate, Terry and Karen, 21
Choreography / Choreographers
Benjamin Agosto, 288
Brian Foley, 110–111
Cathy Steele, 160
of lighting at ice shows, 299
Mr. & Mrs. DeRea, 57
Mr. Swain, 11
Tom Dickson, 76, 237
Young Artists Showcase, 298
Choreography and Style for Figure Skaters (book), 160
Christmas Carol, The (book), 252
Chronicles of Narnia (book), 252
City of Hope, 102
City-owned rink(s)
Pueblo, Colorado, 218
Sertich Ice Center, Colorado Springs, 209
Clare, Barbara, 68, 70, 79
Cohen, Sasha, 125, 312–313
Colorado
Blizzard(s), 197–198
Boulder, 114
Boulder Bike Path, 252
Breckenridge, 244
Cheyenne Canyon, 104, 119
Colorado Springs
activities of, 104
Cheyenne Mountain Country Club, 104
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 104
city layout, 84–85, 235
city layout of, 299
Festival of Lights parade, 203
Garden of the Gods, 104, 263
Memorial Park, 198, 203, 209
population and people of, 200
scenic aspect of, 65, 112, 199, 287
Spring Spree street festival, 204
as summer training, 23
tourism of, 205
weather of, 78–79, 113
Copper Mountain Ski Resort, 203
Cripple Creek, 69
Manitou Springs, 104
Monument Hill, 78
Pikes Peak, 85
Snow Mountain Ranch, 251
Vail Mountain, 72, 252, 329
Winter Park, 251
Colorado Academy, The, 71
Colorado College
Adopt-A-Student program, 223
block plan, 89, 112, 246
college for Jo Ann, 82–83, 119–120, 197
Colorado College Catalyst, 95
Colorado College Tigers, 265
hockey games, 208, 265
skaters from, 89, 210
Colorado Skating Club. see Skating Clubs
Colorado Springs City Council, 211, 229–230
Colorado Springs Gazette, 91, 100, 203
Colorado Springs Independant, 228, 238
Colorado Springs Junior Tigers, 255, 262–263, 265
Colorado Springs Memorial Hospital, 237, 259, 261
Colorado Springs School, 205
Colorado Youth Theatre, 255, 266
Competitions
All Year Figure Skating Club Championship, 33–34
Arctic Blades Figure Skating Club competition, 166
Arctic Blades Invitational, 166
Broadmoor Open, The (2006), 273
changes in rules, 276
club competitions, 33
Colorado Championships, 70
Colorado Springs Invitational Figure Skating Competition, 258–260, 278
explanation of dates, 276
Four Continents Championships, 300
Grand Prix of Figure Skating circuit, 191, 270, 279
Ice Dancing Championships, 319–321
Ice Dancing event, 314
INDY Challenge Pair Skating Competition (2008), 299, 306–307
Inter-Club Competitions, 33–34, 61–62
Junior Olympic Games, 278
Lake Placid Ice Dancing Championships, 277, 281
Los Angeles Figure Skating Club Championship, 34, 46
as a means of hooking skaters, 221
Midwestern Figure Skating Championships, 79, 112, 114, 279
Midwestern Sectional Championship, 281, 283–284
National Figure Skating Championships. see Competitions
Ontario Open, 11
Pacific Coast Sectional competitions, 107–108
Pairs Skating, 305–306, 308–310
qualifying competitions, 97
explaination of, 58
Schneider Farris Family kids, 274
Southwest Pacifc Regional Figure Skating Championship 1967, 15
Regional competition levels, 275
as reunions, 32, 34
Singles Skating
Ladies event at Olympic Games, 323–326
Men's event at Olympic Games, 311, 313–314
Southwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championship
1967, Pickwick Burbank, 29, 31–33
1972, 58
1973, 62
1973, Colorado Springs, CO, 78–79
1974, 81, 90
1976, Culver City, 106
1986, Paramount Iceland, 166
2007, Denver CO, 274
2008, Dallas TX, 280
2009, Colorado Springs, CO, 280
Southwestern Figure Skating Championships, 106, 112, 114
timing of contests, 275–276
US Figure Skating Challenge, 285
US International Figure Skating Classic, 285
US Junior National Figure Skating Championships, 270–271, 276, 278–279, 281, 283–284
US National Figure Skating Championships
1972, Long Beach CA, 58, 60, 61
1974, Providence RI, 80–81
1975, Oakland CA, 90
1979, 121
1981, San Diego, 123
in relation to Jr. Nattional Championships, 284
in relation to Lake Placid Ice Dancing Championships, 278
skaters at, 270, 276
US National Solo Dance Championships, 300
US Synchronized Skating Championships, 300
Winter Olympics. see Olympic Games
World Figure Skating Championships, 300
1967, Colorado Springs, 66
1975, Colorado Springs, 91–92, 94
2009, Los Angeles, 27, 295
skaters at, 270, 276
World Synchromnized Skating Championships, 300
Compulsory Dances. see also Ice Dances
1975 new international dances, 95
at 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, 314
in competition, 63
in dance tests, 98
in relation to ballroom dancing, 45
in relation to the Original Dance, 319
at social ice dance sessions, 77
Compulsory Figures. see School Figures
Condo, The Schneider Family, 100–102, 105, 195–197
Contests. see Competitions
Cook, Alice and Billy Fauver, 92, 112
Corbett, Dan, 180
Costumes. see Skating Clothes
Coughlin, John and Caydee Denny, 287
Courtney, Alyssa, 205
Courtney, Jack
and Cozette Cady, 92
and Emily Beneson, 92–93, 110
marriage to Pam Courtney, 201
working at Broadmoor World Arena, 93–94
Courtney, Pam, 201
Cowsills, The, 55
Cracked Ice (book), 296–297
Craig, Lisa and Forrest, 93
Cramer, Scott, 101, 110, 204
Cramer, Stori, 205
Crossan, John, 147–148, 153, 173
Crow, Byron, 127, 129, 135
Cub Scouts, 261–262, 265. see also Boy Scouts
Culver City Ice Arena. see Skating Rinks
Curits, Jack & Eleanor, 298
Curry, John, 180, 297
Curtis, Bruce, 247
Curtis, Jack, 77
Cut the Cake, 131, 205

D
Dalley, Richard, 334
Dances. see Ice Dances
Danischewski, Glen
Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall, 234–235, 240, 248
San Mateo, Ice Capades Chalet, 188, 195
Danskin Leotards, 10
Davenport, Frank, 25–27, 108
David, Tim, 300
Davis, Bernice, 349
Davis, Chris, 285
Davis, Lyman, 285, 349
Davis, Mary, 285
Davis, Meryl and Charlie White, 320–321
de Leeuw, Dianne, 66, 75, 94, 114
de Vries, Vikki, 145–146, 295
Dean, Christopher, 346
Dean, Christopher and Jayne Torvill, 180
Deerfield, Terry, 198–200
DeLio, Joe & Peggy, 70
Denney, Caydee
and Jeremy Barrett, 305
and John Coughlin, 287
Denney, DeeDee, 306
Denney, Haven, 306
Denney, Haven, and Brandon Frazier, 287
Denney family, 305–306
Denny, Doreen
choreography for ice shows
Broadmoor Ice Revue, 99
Plaza Ice Chalet, 204
coaching at Broadmoor World Arena, 78, 83–84, 86–88, 90, 110–112, 205, 276
coaching at Sertich Ice Center, 198
and Courtney Jones, 86
and Jo Ann Schneider (Farris), 116, 122
missing Regional Championships, 107–108
Denver Figure Skating Club. see Skating Clubs
DeRea, Mr. & Mrs., 57, 59
Dew, Malea, 205, 230, 349
Dickson, Tom, 76, 243, 293
Dickson Knight, Dianne, 237
Disney on Ice. see Ice Shows
Disneyland, 167
Divisions (Skating Levels)
Bronze Dance, 162–163
Gold Dance, 60, 98, 163
Intermediate Dance, 278, 281
Intermediate Pairs, 283, 284
Junion Men, 57
Junior Dance, 58, 270
Junior Ladies Singles, 295
Juvenile Dance, 279–280, 283
Juvenile Division at qualifying events, 29, 275
Juvenile Girls Singles, 280
Juvenile Pairs, 279
Novice Dance, 270, 278, 284, 315
Novice Ladies Singles, 209
Novice Men, 29, 57, 62
Novice Pairs, 284
Pre-Juvenile Dance, 281
Pre-Juvenile Girls Singles, 280
Senior Dance, 80, 98
Senior Ladies (Championship Ladies), 295–296
Silver Dance, 58, 60, 62, 73, 108
"Do You Know Where You're Going To," 100
Doherty, Eva and Robert Benes, 111
Domenici family, 145
Domnina, Oksana and Maxim Shabalin, 320–321
Double Star Blades, 10
Douglas, Shane, 345
Drill Team(s), 142, 165–166
Dror, Sharon, 39
Duncan, Jan, 57, 335
DuPage Figure Skating Club. see Skating Clubs
Dusich, Larry and Sherry Thrapp, 39
Dwyer, Richard, 208, 339

E
Eastman Schilling, Susie, 239
Easton, Tom, 77
Edge of Perfection figure skating program, 233, 246
Emery, Sabine, 242
Ennis, Marion
(photo/s), 336–337
introduction to, 27
as skating coach, 151, 181–182
at skating competitions, 91, 108
Ennis Curtis, Marion, 247. see also Ennis, Marion
Essing, Susie, 252
Ethics of Coaching, 136–137
Evans, Rex, 41
Evora, Amanda and Mark Ladwig, 306–307
Ewell, Richard, 17, 61, 294–295, 335
Exhibition of Champions, 253

F
Fairbanks, Mabel, 17–18
Farris, Dan
(photo/s), 335, 345, 351
accident of, 259–267, 273
the Condo, 195
employment of, 183, 199, 201, 258
fatherhood, 251, 258
inline skating, 177, 179, 185–186, 252
and Jo Ann Schneider. see Schneider Farris, Jo Ann
marriage to Jo Ann, 183–196
moving to Colorado Springs, 195–196
punctuality of, 259
roller skating, 123, 218
skating in competitions, 151
skating in ice show with Ice Capades Chalet, 145
skating lessons of, 122, 139, 164
social skating, 198
tests, 285
violin lessons, 141
Farris, Joshua, 287
Farris, Mike, 127, 129, 261, 263–267
Fassi, Carlo, 66, 67, 159–160
Fauver, Billy
and Alice Cook, 92, 112
and Lee Ann Miller, 112
"Feeling Groovy," 73, 81
Fergus, Cheryl, 145, 336
Fetter, Charles, 349
Fiddler on the Roof, 141, 283–284
"Figure Skating: Love It or Leave It," 83
Figures. see School Figures
Finley, Sharon & Curt, 46
Fire and Ice exhibitions. see Skating Clubs
Firpo, Justin and Mary Frances, 140
Fitzgerald, BarbarAnn, 297
Fitzgerald, Dan and Dorie, 152
Flatt, Jody, 315
Flatt, Rachael, 157, 258–259, 279, 315
Fleming, Peggy, 279
(photo/s), 348
1968 Winter Olympic champion, 40–41
Carlo Fassi as coach, 66
Colorado College, 83, 89
at Vancouver Olympic Games, 305
Ford, Michelle (and Glen Parriott), 60
Forman, Gary
(photo/s), 333
hair of, 62–64
and Jo Ann Schneider (Farris), 49–50, 54, 56–64, 122
and Karen Berzon, 97–98, 166
sheep dog of, 59
VW Van of, 59, 62
Fortin, Roger, 77, 80
Fortner, Jennifer, 223
Foster, Chelsee, 247
Four Seasons Motor Inn, 94
Fowler, Kristine and Garrett Swasey, 201
Fox, Carol, 334
Franklin, Hazel, 9
Fratianne, Ali, 293
Fratianne, Linda, 94, 110, 293
Frazier, Brandon and Haven Denny, 287
Free Dance, 58, 87
Freestyle Sessions, 16–17, 19, 20
Freestyle Skating, 36
Frey, Frank and Dawn, 223
Fry, Kathie, 291–292, 346
Frye, Mary, 246, 254
Frye, Nancy, 205, 223, 246
Frye, Richard, 205, 246, 254
Frye, Richard,, 261
Fuks, Jelena, 301
Funtastics competition, 209, 211, 214–215, 217–218, 221

G
Galindo, Rudy and Kristi Yamaguchi, 166
Gans, Haley Rose, 281–282
Gans. Pat, 281
Garcia, Diane, 335
Gardner, Randy
(photo/s), 335
introduction to, 18
and Tai Babilonia, 17, 94, 109, 125, 179, 278
Geissinger, Eric, 140, 184
Geissinger, Karyn, 163, 184
Geissinger family, 140
Geissinger Joe and Jayne, 184
Gendernalik, Alex
(photo/s), 348
at 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, 301, 305, 307, 309, 311, 314–315, 317–318
Gendernalik, Larisa
(photo/s), 336, 347–348
at 2009 World Figure Skating Championships, 296
2010 Vancouver Canada, 301, 305, 307, 309–311, 314–315, 317–318, 326
as coach at Broadmoor World Arena, 227–228
as coach at Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall, 236, 240, 243
as illustrator for Jo Ann, 247–248
inline skating, 238
support during Dan's recovery, 261
Gendernalik, Valerie, 282, 314
Gerber, Angie, 214
Gerber, Annie, 214
Gilbert, Darlene. see also Streich Dyer, Darlene
as coach at Iceland, Paramount, 159–160, 163–166, 180
description of, 161–162
friendship with Jo Ann, 184
Jo Ann's engagement, 121
job offer for Jo Ann, 157
mentoring Jo Ann as a skating coach
coaching skills, 142, 149, 175
ice dancing, 142, 189
at PSA Conference, 245
Gilles, Piper and Tim McKernan, 270
Gilles, Todd and Trina Pratt, 270
Girl Scouts, 134, 255
Glacier Falls Figure Skating Club. see Skating Clubs
Glacier Falls Ice Arena. see Skating Rinks
Gold Medal (Gold Test)
Amy Schneider, 286
Billy Schneider
Figures, 286
Free Skating, 286
Jo Ann Schneider Farris, 35–36, 103
Kathy West, 87
meaning of, 35
Phoebe Schneider
Free Skating, 286
Moves in the Field, 286
Rebekah Schneider-Farris
Dance, 284–285
Free Dance, 285
Moves in the Field, 284–285
Pairs, 285
Solo Free Dance, 285
Gold Seal Blades, 15
Gold Tests. see Gold Medal
Golden Skate, 291
"Goodnight Irene," 244
Gorshkov, Aleksandr and Lyudmila Pakhomova, 95
Gottwein, Patti, 270, 272, 274, 283
Grafton, Diana, 8–9
Grand March, 5
Grassroots to Chamnpions, 298
Greedy, Eric, 38–39
Gregory, Melissa
(photo/s), 348
and James Shuford, 238–239
Gregory Petukhova, Melissa and Denis Petukhov, 285
Griffin, Irwin, 70
Griffin, Richard
(photo/s), 334
1962 Chevy, 72, 78, 84
Broadmoor Villa Apartments, 85, 89
childhood of, 74
coaching at Broadmoor World Arena, 204–205
college, 75, 88
and Debbie Griffin, 260
employment of, 74, 85, 109, 117
and Jo Ann Schneider (Farris)
accepted at the Broadmoor, 83
adjusting to schedule in California, 73
competitions of, 79, 90–91, 107–108
fading from limelight, 109
falls and injuries of, 103, 107–108, 113
ice shows, 100, 116–117, 204
reunion with, 122
schedule at Paramount, 74, 76
setting groundwork for Olympics, 98
training schedule at Broadmoor, 85, 87–88, 110–112
tryout with, 70
lessons with Doug Chapman, 73, 75
offer to skate in California, 70
tests, 73, 98, 103, 276
working at Broadmoor World Arena, 85, 93
Griffith, Melanie, 55
Grobba, Karen, 148, 150, 177, 180
Grogan, Jimmy, 23, 25, 337
Gropman, Eliana, 278
Grossi, Giuliano
background of, 159–160, 174
friendship with Jo Ann, 184
mentoring Jo Ann as a skating coach, 175, 191
at Paramount, Iceland, 161, 165–166, 173–176, 178–179, 183
seminars at The Plaza, 203
Groundhog Day, 316
Group Skating Lessons
Coffee Club, 141–142, 187, 189–190
duet style (twosome), 8
at Ice Capades Chalets, 129–131
at Iceland, Paramount, 5, 142
Mommy and Me, 138, 189
Patch and Power, 137
Power Stroking Class, 20
quartet style (foursome), 8
Snowflake class, 138, 141
Snowplow Sam, 224
Tiny Tot classes, 220
at Valley Ice Skating Center, Tarzana, 10
Guillen, Liz, 161
Guisseppe's Old Depot, 85
Gulch, Iceburg, 21
Guzman, Paul, 38–39
Gyllesswan, Patricia, 335
Gypsy, 252, 269

H
Hagan, Barry
at exhibition of champions, 124
friendship with Jo Ann, 184–185
and Kim Krohn, 80, 121, 163–164
performing with Torvill and Dean, 180
roller skating, 177
Hagler Krall, Christi, 89
Haight-Ashbury, 182, 187
Haman, Becky, 85. see also Calvin, Becky
Hamill, Dorothy
(photo/s), 346, 348
1975 Worlds, Silver Medal, 94
1976 Olympics, 66, 109
arrival in Colorado, 68, 70–71
Carlo Fassi as coach, 66
hairstyle of, 103–104, 129
as owner of Ice Capades Chalets, 195
Hamilton, Scott
(photo/s), 335
at 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, 313
as competitive skater, 114, 118, 173
at "The Condo," 101
as friend of Billy Schneider, 307
seminars at The Plaza, 203
Hamula, Gail and Frank Sweiding, 92
Hamula family, 104
Hancock, Bill, 304, 310
Hancock, Nicki, 310
Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (book), 266
Harbin, Jill, 76
Harding, Tonya, 191, 211
Harlick Skate Company and skating boots, 15
Harris, Ricky, 160, 180
Harrold, Howie, 42–49
Harrold, Joanne, 43, 47–48
Harton, Juli, 180–181
Hedren, Tippy, 55
Heiser, Jill and Michael Verlich, 164
Helm, John, 237, 261–262, 336
Henie, Sonja, 4, 278, 288, 293
Herlacher, Dave and Joyce, 272
Hersch, Philip, 305
Herseth, Judge Harrold, 193
Hess, Sandy, 198, 201, 238, 243–244, 266
Hockey, (Ice Hockey)
at Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall, 237, 243
at Iceland, Paramount, 171
lack of at figure skating rinks, 53, 160, 199
at Sertich Ice Center, 213
Hoffman, Caitlin, 258
Hoffman, Daivd, 258
Hoffman, Michaela, 258
Hoffman, Patty & Mark, 258
Hoffman, Zack, 258
Hoffman family, 205
Hogg, Gladys, 75, 93
Hokey Pokey, 220
Hold, David and Kathy Russell, 93
Holiday on Ice, 9. see also Ice Shows
Holland, Brett, 298
Hollander, Dan, 300
Hollywood Professional School, 54–55, 61, 72, 82–83
Holmes, Sondra, 148, 150, 177
Homan, Michelle, 243
Homeschooling, 205, 211–213, 248–255
Honnen Ice Rink at Colorado College. see Skating Rinks
Horton, Barbara, 337
House, Nicolette, 297
How to Jump and Spin on In-Line Skates (book), 230, 247, 272, 291
Hubbs, Susi (The Costume Lady), 277
Huber, Colette and Rob Kravette, 164, 166
Hughes, Sarah, 253
Huot, Renny, 188, 191
Hurd, Bruce, 276, 278–279, 345
Hurd, Bruce and Holly Blunt, 92, 112, 278
Huron, Ruben, 105
Hyden-Dombeck, Tiffany, 276–281, 283, 345

I
Ibarra, Larry, 276, 280–281
Ice Castles, 119–120, 139, 143
Ice Class, The, 180
Ice Dances
American Waltz, 81–82, 185
Argentine Tango, 113, 284, 285
Blues, The, 81, 190, 285
Canasta Tango, 10, 142, 271, 284
ChaCha, 187, 271
Dutch Waltz, 10, 69, 142, 162, 271, 284
European Waltz, 91
Fiesta Tango, 46, 137, 280
Fourteen Step, 100, 276
Foxtrot, 81
Hickory Hoe Down, 276–277
Kilian, 284
Paso Doble, 81, 285
Ravensburger Waltz, 95, 110
Rhythm Blues, 187, 271
Rocker Foxtrot, 63
Swing Dance, 10, 276
Swing Waltz, 100
Tango Romantica, 95, 315–316
Ten Fox, 46, 280
Viennese Waltz, 98
Waltz Eight, 12, 46
Westminster Waltz, 98, 103
Yankee Polka, 95
Ice Dancing
1976 Olympic debut event, 109
benefits of, 286
in comparison to ballroom dancing, 45
compulsory dances, 319
dance positions, 63, 81
introduction of Short Dance, 315, 319
music of, 45
preliminary dances, 10–11
at Squaw Valley, 27
US National Ice Dance technical specialist, 276
Ice Follies. see Ice Shows
Ice Folliettes, 102
Ice Hockey. see Hockey, (Ice Hockey)
Ice Shows
Champions on Ice, 300
Disney on Ice, 188, 194, 201, 208, 267–268, 287–288, 300
Disneyland Holiday Parade, 167
Holiday on Ice, 9, 288
Ice Capades, 12, 61, 100, 102, 119, 167, 288
Ice Follies
audition process for, 115–118
costumes of, 103
demise of, 288
professional skaters of, 82, 95
quality of, 9, 100, 102, 167
Shipstad family, 99, 279, 292
Knotts Berry Farm, 166
of skating clubs
Broadmoor Ice Revue, 96–97, 99–100, 102, 208
Culver City Ice Arena, 19
Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall, 243
Ice Capades Chalets, 143, 145
Paramount Iceland, 180
stars of
Amy Schneider, 286
Amy Sutherland, 194
Bruce Hurd, 278
Curtis Socha, 201
Diana Grafton, 8
Doug Chapman, 14
Erika Shorr, 9
Hazel Franklin, 9
Jack Raffloer, 99
Jacque, Streitenberger, 151
Janet Lynn, 82
Jim Sladky and Judy Schwomeyer, 95
Joel Schneider-Farris, 287–288
Richard Ewell & Michelle McCladdie, 61
Ron & Shiela Preistley, 8
Skippy Baxter, 25
Wendy Burge, 12
Stars on Ice, 300
Ice Skating Institute. see ISIA (Ice Skating Institute of America)
Iceland, (Paramount, California). see Skating Rinks
icenetwork.com, 299, 306
IceTalent Inc., 297
IJS (International Judging System). see Scoring of Events
Ilin Dmytri, 278
Indelible Tracings (book), 297
Inglesi, Ricky, 25
Inline Figure Skating Association, 247
Inter-Club Competitions. see Competitions
Isaacson, Amber, 163, 174
Isenberg, Corey, 45–49
ISI, Ice Skating Institute, 299. see also ISIA (Ice Skating Institute of America)
ISIA (Ice Skating Institute of America). see also ISI, Ice Skating Institute
Alpha, Beta and Gamma basic skills test, 179
basic skills program and routines, 322
competitions of, 129, 131, 140, 148, 151–152, 156
encouraging skaters, 151, 210
ISIA Director position(s), 141, 153, 155, 195
tests, 148
transition to ISI, 202
ISIA Conference, Las Vegas, 179
ISIA National Championships, 179
Israeli dancing, 186
ISU International Skating Union, 45, 109, 279
It's a Wonderful Life, 184–185, 232

J
Jaffae, Olga, 296
Jahnke, Ryan, 267, 273, 283, 345
Jamie Salé and David Pelletier, 275
Jenkins, David, 89
Jenkins, Hayes Alan, 89
Jersey on Ice, 299
Jesus Christ Superstar, 61, 100, 279
Jesus movement, 120, 180, 182, 185
Jewell, Perry, 39
Johnson, Andrea, 336
Johnson, Lynn Holly, 119–120, 127
Jones, Courtney and Doreen Denny, 86
Jones, Joy, 336
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 252
Judges, 12, 19, 30, 33, 35, 98, 130
Juhl Owens, Jen, 237
Junior Academy of Figure Skating, 322

K
Kader, Brian and Kathy Laisure, 112
Kall, Willie, 141, 144–145
Kamieniecki, Dorota, 294
Kamieniecki, Ola, 294
Katsman, Val and Annabelle Schneider Farris, 283
Keeling, Pam & Meg, 25
Keely, Katy and Joey Mero, 149
Keller, Rebekah, 166
Kerrigan, Nancy, 191, 211
Kight, Karen, 237, 242, 245, 248, 336
Kilakov, Alexei, 278
King Jr., Martin Luther, 264–265
Kirby, David, 101
Kishinevsky, Ben, 250
Kishinevsky, Jenna, 250, 255
Kishinevsky, Ren, 250
Knauss, Debbie, 123
Knieriem, Karen, 100
Knieriem Sulpizio, Karen, 236, 242, 336
Knierim Couch, DeeDee, 255, 266, 271
Knight, Aimee, 243
Knight, Betty, 253, 261, 263
Knight, Chelley, 243
Knight, Dianne, 243, 336. see also Dickson Knight, Dianne
Knight, Kelli, 255, 263, 345
Knight, Kelli, and Pir Warzabluk, 253
Knight, Tina, 243
Koby, Bethany, 145, 163, 179–180, 184
Kola, Linda. see also Alexander, Linda
(photo/s), 345
at Colorado College, 215–216, 224, 233, 246, 273
at Sertich Ice Center, 198
Kollen, Pieter, 92, 112
Krall, Christy, 218
Kravette, Ron and Colette Huber, 164, 166
Krenz, Alex, 244
Krenz, Lisa
(photo/s), 336
activism to access to ice time, 228–229
background of, 198
at Broadmoor World Arena, 213
Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall, 235, 237, 240, 242, 245, 248
management style, 243
Plaza Ice Chalet, 199–200, 204–205, 208, 212
work ethic of, 241, 246
Krisztina Regoczy and Andras Sallay, 95
Krohn, Kim, 180
Krohn, Kim and Barry Hagan, 80, 163–165
Kruse, Angela, 86, 100
Kruse, Carolyn, 86
Kruse family, 104
Kubicka, Terry, 76, 94, 109, 296

L
"L.A. Club," 19–20
Ladwig, Mark and Amanda Ladwig, 306–307
Laisure, Kathy and Brian Kader, 112
Lake Placid Ice Dancing Championships. see Competitions
Lake Placid, NY, 23, 65, 277–279. see also Competitions
Lake Tahoe, 23
Landis, Brent, 71
Lansdell, Sandy
(photo/s), 336
Brea, Ice Capades Chalet, 127–129, 131, 133–135, 137–139
Costa Mesa, Ice Capades Chalet, 141, 143, 145, 147–151, 153–158
support for Jo Ann, 184, 187
Lawless, Milt, 77
Ledford, Steve, 49
Lee, Iceland Paramount, 165, 177
Leisten, Jennifer, 230
Leisten-nutt, Jocelyn, 343, 349
Leopold, Margo, 150
Les Miserables (book), 252
Lewellen, Rick, 41
Liability for coaches, 171, 220
Lisovsky, Igor and Irina Vorobieva, 96
Little Women (book), 252
Littlefield Nicks, Yvonne, 148
"Lollipop," 283
Lon Chaney Theater, 255
Long Beach, California. see California
Los Angeles Figure Skating Club (LAFSC). see Skating Clubs
Los Angeles Times, 11, 305
Loughland, Roberta, 55
"Lullaby of Broadway," 277
Lussi, Gustave (Gus), 277–278
Lynn, Janet, 61, 82, 89, 293
Lysacek, Evan, 313–316, 340
Lyudmila Pakhomova and Aleksandr Gorshkov, 95

M
Maddie Takes the Ice (book), 297
Magnussen, Karen, 23, 337
Make-A-Wish Foundation, 311
Malman, Jennifer, 237
Mamas and the Papas, The, 55
Mame, 252
Mann, Sandra, 203
Marron, Cathy & Hal, 334
Martell, Peter, 144, 299
Martens, Sharon, 224
Martin, Lori, 57
Martinelli, John, 100
Martino, Marty, 243, 253, 336
Maxson, Bob and Helen, 115–118
McCann, Mickey, 80, 334
McCladdie, Michelle and Richard Ewell, 61, 335
McDonough, Ann-Patrice, 217–218
McHugh, Tom and Lori, 261, 277, 343
McKay, Jim, 109
McKenna, Evony, 261
McKenna, Jim, 243, 336
McKenna, Kelsey, 253, 255, 261
McKernan, Tim and Piper Gilles, 270
McKinstry, Juli, 24, 27, 93, 337
McKinstry, Mary, 24–25, 93
McKinstry, Roy, 337
McKinstry house, 24, 104
McLaughlin, Keauna and Rockne Brubaker, 271, 279, 287
McLeish, Colleen, 343
Media Attention
1975 Nationals, 91
1976 Olympic hopefuls at Broadmoor World Arena, 93
1994, Harding-Kerrigan scandal, 191, 211
Colorado Springs rink closures, 211–212
Learning Channel, The, 299
at Olympic Games, 290, 301–318
public reaction to, 228
"Rink of Dreams," Colorado Springs, 228
for Schneider Family Kids, 11
for skating competitions, 279
for skating lessons, 176, 203
to US Figure Skating, 299
"Mein Herr," 281
Memorial Park Ice Rink, Colorado Springs. see Skating Rinks
Memory loss
of Dan Farris, 260
of Schneider Farris, Jo Ann, 110–113
Mennine, Sylvia, 38
Mero, Joey and Katy Keely, 149
Mesa Verde Shopping Center, 147
Messenger, Kathy, 214
Messenger, Sarah, 204, 214
Might, Debbie, 100, 119
Might, Donnie & Debbie, 86, 100
Might, Ginny, 86, 99–100
Might, Jack, 86
Might family, 119
Miller, Lee Ann and Billy Fauver, 112
Miller, Tommy, 114
Millns, Jim and Colleen O'Connor, 83, 90–93, 96–97, 109–110
"Miracle of Miracles," 141
Mishin, Alexei, 314, 346
Mishkutenok, Natalia, 243
MK Single Star Blades, 10
Modlin, Tara, 315
Moir, Scott and Tessa Virtue, 320–321
Moskvin, Igor, 314
Moskvina, Tamara, 96, 306, 309, 314
Moves in the Field. see Tests
Mr. Nicks. see Nicks, John A.W.
Murray, Marian, 55
Music for Skating, 5, 16, 82, 151
Music Man, The, 252

N
Naranjo, Kathy, 57
Ness, Kristi, 191
Nesselhauf, Lori, 215–217, 227
New York, NY, 186–187
New York Times, 291
Newfield, Ken, 39
Newton, Wayne, 179
Nicks, John A.W.
as addressed "Mr. Nicks," 125, 155
assisting Jo Ann with teaching career, 125–126
background of, 93
in Catalina, 121
as coach at Ice Capades Chalet, Costa Mesa, 143, 148, 149–151, 154
as coach at Ice Capades Chalet, Santa Monica, 50, 56–57, 75
as coach at Paramount, 50
as coach for
Lynn Holly Johnson, 119
Randy Gardner and Tai Bablonia, 119
fame of, 173
Ice Capades, connections with, 119
opinion of Jo Ann, 126
releasing skaters to Doug Chapman, 54
workshop at ISIA Convention, 179
Nightingale, Lynn, 68
Nitz, Kathy, 32
Nolan, Christopher, 299
Non-Qualifiying Competitions. see Competitions
Norwalk Skating Rink. see Skating Rinks
Novack, Elena, 278

O
O'Connor, Colleen and Jim Millns, 83, 90–93, 96–97, 109–110
Olympic Games
1960 Squaw Valley, 22
1968, Grenoble, 295
1976, Innsbruck, Austria, 96, 109–110
1980, Lake Placid, NY, 121
2006, 267
2010 Vancouver Canada, 279, 288, 290, 300–327
2014, Sochi, Russia, 270, 290
affect on business and coaching, 202, 205, 211, 238
disqualification of skater, 294
medal ceermony at, 313
medal ceremony at, 317
Olympic Skaters
Agosto, Benjamin, 288
Alexsandr Zaitsev (1976, 1980), 294
Audrey Weisiger, 298
Barbara Roles (1960), 296
Benjamin Agosto and Tanith Belbin (2010), 321
Brian Boitano (1988), 191
Charlie White and Meryl Davis (2010), 320–321
David Jenkins, 89
David Santee (1976, 1980), 101
Debi Thomas, 296, 313, 315
Dianne de Leeuw (1976), 75
Dick Button, 277
Dorothy Hamill (1976), 66, 103, 109, 277
Erika Shorr, 9
Evan Lysacek (2010), 313–314, 315–316
Evgeni Plushenko (2006), 267, 313–314
Hayes Alan Jenkins, 89
Irina Rodnina (1972, 1976, 1980), 294
Janet Lynn (1972), 61
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean (1984), 180
Jeremy Abbott (2010), 279, 315
Jim Millins & Colleen O'Connor (1976), 83, 90–93, 96–97, 109–110
Jimmy Grogan (1952 & 1960), 23
Joannie Rochette (2010), 325
John Curry (1976), 180, 297
Kenneth Shelley & JoJo Starbuck, 56, 61
Kenneth Shelley (1972), 56, 61
Kim Yu-Na (2010), 326
Kristi Yamaguchi (1992), 166, 191, 202
Krisztina Regoczy, 190
Linda Fratianne (1980), 94, 293
Maxim Shabalin and Oksana Dominia, 320–321
Michael and Rachel Parsons - Jr. Olympic (2012), 278
Michael Seibert & Judy Blumberg (1984), 122
Mishkutenok, Natalia, 243
Nancy Kerrigan (1994), 191
Oksana Baiul, 296, 300
Paul Wylie (1992), 202
Peggy Fleming (1968), 40–41, 66, 279, 293
quality and ability of, 209
Rachael Flatt (2010), 279, 287, 315
Randy Gardner and Tai Babilonia (1980), 278
Sarah Hughes (2002), 253
Sasha Cohen (2006), 125, 312–313
Scott Hamilton (1984), 101, 114, 118, 173, 203, 307, 313
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue (2010), 320–321
Sonja Henie, 4, 278, 288, 293
Stojko, Elvis, 320
Surya Bonaly (1998), 294
Terry Kubicka (1976), 76, 109, 296
Tim Wood (1968), 89, 93, 105
Tonya Harding (1994), 191
USA Hockey Team (1980), 278
USA Hockey Team (1998), 239
Weiss, Michael, 300
Wendy Burge (1976), 12, 109, 167
Olympic Village Hotel, Squaw Valley, 22–23, 25
One Step Closer, 300
O'Neil, Lorin, 180
Ontario Open. see Competitions
Organ Music, 5. see also Music for Skating
Original Dance, 319. see also OSP (Orignal Set Pattern Dance)
Oseroff, Dee, 123
Osmond, Donny & Marie, 32
Osmond Brothers, 32
OSP (Orignal Set Pattern Dance), 73, 87, 98
Our Friend Martin, 264
Outdoor Ice Rinks. see also Skating Rinks
Blue Jay, California, 2
Palo Alto Winter Lodge, 186
Rockerfeller Center, 186–187
San Bernadino, California, 2
Sun Valley, ID, 97

P
Pairs Skating
at Broadmoor World Arena, 92
in comparison to Ice Dancing, 58
description of, 39
group from Colorado Springs, 112
Jo Ann coaching of, 162–163
Pakhomova, Lyudmila and Aleksandr Gorshkov, 110
Palmore, Jacqui, 184. see also Streitenberger, Jacqui
Pankey, Jame, 90
Parker, Dave, 141, 145, 156
Parker, Dave and Melissa, 184
Parker, Harland, 143, 145
Parker, Harland & Tina, 137
Parker, Melissa, 136, 140, 142–143, 145, 156–157, 163
Parriott, Glen and Michelle Ford, 60
Parsons, Michael and Rachel, 278
Passarella, Billie Jo (B.J.), 129–130, 135, 336
Passarella, Jean, 130, 133, 135, 139
Patch Lady, The. see Blaise, Marianne
Patch Sessions, 10, 14–16, 21, 54, 277
Pattern Dances, 45, 98. see also Ice Dances
Paulson, Scootie, 141–145, 177, 189
Pearce, Carolyn and Suzie, 205, 210, 214
Pellletier, David and Jamie Salé, 275
Penrose Hospital, 113
Pereboom, Penny, 151, 184
Perella, Clarissa
(photo/s), 336
background of, 129–131
at Brea Ice Capades Chalet, 134–135, 137, 143–144
as ISIA Director, 141
at San Mateo Ice Capades Chalet, 188, 191
as student at Broadmoor World Arena, 105
Perfect Circle Patch Maker, 25–27
Perpetual trophies, 62
Peter Pan, 257
Petukhov, Denis and Melissa Gregory Petukhova, 285, 348
Phillips, Chuck, 107
Phillips, John, 55
Phillips, Mackenzie, 55
Pic®Skates, 219, 247
Pickwick Ice Arena. see Skating Rinks
Pillow, Houstin, 77, 98
Plank, Ronnie, 39
Plank Jr., Ronnie, 39
Plaza of the Rockies, 200, 202–203
Plush, Sharon, 201
Plushenko, Evgeni, 267, 313–314
Polar Sport. see Skating Clothes
Politics in skating, 96
Ponte Usdin, Adelaide, 348
Porter, Collin, 282
Porter, Pat, 282
Porter, Shannon, 282
Porter, Trish, 282
Poulson, Miako, 223
Pratt, Trina, 283
Pratt, Trina, and Todd Gilles, 270
Priestley, Ron, 8, 11, 179
Priestley, Shiela, 8
Prince of Egypt, 262
Products for Skating. see Skating Products
Professional Skaters Association, 101–102, 143, 243–245. see also Professional Skaters Guild of America
Professional Skaters Guild of America, 209
Pros Fees, 157, 165, 171–173
Protopopov, Oleg, 346
"Puppet on a String," 277
"Putting on the Ritz," 143

R
Raffloer, Jack
(photo/s), 336
Ice Castles, 119
as skating coach, 92, 99, 198, 243
Rainbo Sports, 298
Rappaport, Jean Marie, 145, 163, 184
Razor Lux scooter, 328–329
Red Light, Green Light, 220
Reed, Cathy, Chris and Allison, 315
Regoczy, Krisztina, 190
Reidell skating boots, 10
Renn, John, 112
Rink Management Services, 234
Rink Tests, 11. see also Tests
Rinkmaster MK Blades, 10
Robbins, Holly, 205
Robinson, Leslie, 17
Rochester, Lenny, 127, 144, 154, 187
Rochester, Lenny and Noble Rochester,, 37, 126
Rochette, Joannie, 325
Rockledge Ranch, Fall Festival, 263
Rockton, IL, 23, 65
Rodnina, Irina and Alexei Ulanov, 95
Rodnina, Irina and Alexsandr Zaitsev, 95, 294
Roe, Marilyn, 99
Rogers, Ginger and Fred Astaire, 145, 179
Roles, Barbara, 50, 56, 105, 296
Roles, Shelley, 105
Roller Skating
connection to roller skating, 295–296
ice skaters turning to, 218
as preliminary foundation to ice skating, 251
quad vs. inline skates, 220
in relation to Ice Skating, 4, 62, 272
in San Franscico Bay Area, 185
skaters turned to ice skating
Guiliano Grossi, 177
Jack Courtney, 92, 201
Jane Pankey, 90
Mickey McCann, 80
Morry Stillwell, 299
Roger Fortin, 77, 80
Rollerblade (company), 177
Rollerblade(s), 179, 185–186, 219, 233
Romanowsky, Diana, 100
Ronayne, Diana, 245
Roop, The Plaza Ice Chalet, 199, 212
Ross, Diana, 100
Rothey, Whitney, 204
Rubio, Alex, 39
Ruby, Paramount Iceland, 165, 171, 177
Rumors
of availability at new "Rink of Dreams," 227
Jo Ann living with another skater, 101
new skating rinks in Colorado, 208, 210–212, 230
of rink closings, 208, 211
Russell, Kathy, 93
Russell, Rosalind, 269
Ryan, Danny, 299
Ryan Nolan, Sheryl, 299

S
Sadi, Channel, 195–196
Saffold, Amelia, 343
Sagarsky, Arnie, 168–181, 183–184, 192, 194
Sallay, Andras and Krisztina Regoczy, 95
Santa Monica Ice Palace. see Skating Rinks
Santee, David, 101, 110
Santee, Jimmie, 101
Sappenfield, Dalilah, 276, 279, 286, 345, 349
Sasmore, Peter, 190
Sato, Yuka, 76
Scalping tickets
at 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, 311–312, 317–320, 323–325
for practice time during "ice famine," 221–222
Scanlan, Libby, 339
Schmidt Johnson, Andrea, 237, 243, 245
Schneider, Amy, 261, 286
Schneider, Billy
(photo/s), 333, 335, 339
coaching career, 258, 286
competitions of
1968 SW Pacific Regional Championships, 29, 31
1969 Pacific Coast Sectional, 108
1974 Bronze Medal, Nationals, 91
1980 Olympic hopeful, 120
Junior Men, 62, 79
Midwestern Figure Skating Championships, 108
National Figure Skating Championships, 114
Ontario Open, 11
qualifying for "Mids," 79
Southwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championship, 106
winning competitions, 34, 57
"The Condo," 101, 105, 118
ice skating
at Broadmoor World Arena, 105, 117–118
Carlo Fassi as coach, 66, 94
at The Colorado Academy, 71
desire to relocate to Colorado, 66
Doug Chapman as coach, 66
first lessons, 8–11
first program (Sound of Music), 11
"High and Low" skaters, 57
Ice Castles, 119
ice shows, 32, 100
John A.W. Nicks as coach, 126
lessons with Adrian Swan, 9
letter from 1976 Olympic team skaters, 110
Novice Men, 29, 57, 62
Paramount Iceland, 56–57, 61
Santa Monica Ice Palace, 38–39
and Scott Hamilton, 307
skills of, 24
and Tai Babilonia, 294
tests, 29, 31, 285
personal life of
car of, 102
marriage of, 194–195
move to Colorado, 64–66
school, 56
support for Jo Ann, 182, 260–261
personality of, 40, 199
Schneider, Charlie, 286, 339
Schneider, Dr. Arthur
(photo/s), 338, 346
and children's skating
dedication to, 48–49, 52, 85
encouragement for Jo Ann, 40, 69, 70, 82, 115
purchases scribe for kids, 26
support for Billy, 66–67, 106
support for Jo Ann, 34–35, 60, 99, 114, 233–234
"The Condo," 100–101
employment of, 14, 60, 74, 102, 106
ice skating, 2, 5, 20, 52, 54, 285, 328
roller skating, 4
support for family, 23, 41, 261, 263
Schneider, Edith, 106–107, 266, 346
Schneider, Lynnellen
(photo/s), 333, 335
coaching, 124
family of, 101–102, 106, 121
ice skating
caddying at Nationals, 61
competitions of, 16, 34
first lessons, 8–11
ice shows, 167
mastering school figures, 15
Paramount Iceland, 57, 61, 67
skating at Denver CIA, 68
skating before and after school, 73–74
tests, 285
school, 56
Schneider, Phoebe, 285–286, 339
Schneider Family
family of, 2, 18–20, 107
ice skating
commuting for skating, 14, 37, 45, 52, 55–56, 61
practice schedule, 14, 20, 40
respect in skating world, 126
vs. school, 18, 29–32, 38, 56
skating at other rinks, 11, 19
residences of, 2, 14, 61, 266
summers of, 22–24, 97
Schneider Farris, Annabelle
(photo/s), 335, 340–351
2010 Vancouver Canada, 301–305, 307–313, 317–321, 323–327
additional activities of
acting / theater work, 255
ballet and dance training of, 267, 273
Girl Scouts, 255
skiing, 251–252
tennis lessons, 254
vacation in Califormia, 281
birth of, 247
coping with Dan's accident and recovery, 262–264
ice skating
competitions of, 278, 281, 283–285
competitive skating practice, 254, 279
at Honnen Ice Rick at Colorado College, 272
at Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall, 250–255
ice shows, 266
and Joel Schneider Farris, 282–285
with Rockne Brubaker, 276
with Sam Anderson, 253, 271, 273
at Sertich Ice Center, 272
tests, 254, 276, 280, 285
as a toddler, 251
and Val Katsman, 283
at Wheaton Ice Skating Academy, 278
at World Arena Ice Hall, 272–273, 276
roller skating, 250–252
Schneider Farris, Jo Ann
(photo/s), 333–338, 340–343, 345–349, 351
additional activities of, 85–86, 97, 98–99, 252
balancing motherhood with skating
enjoyment of, 250
homeschooling / unschooling, 248–252, 254
at Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall, 235, 242
during "ice famine," 226, 230
clerical employment of, 183, 188, 199
coaching
activism to access to ice time, 227–230, 245
advertising for lessons, 161, 190, 221, 223
affect of rink closings on, 216, 223
affiliations and credentials of, 143, 243–244
Cadet Arena at US Air Force Academy, 217
caring about students, 144
choreography of, 204, 253, 276
Costa Mesa, Ice Capades Chalet, 148–149, 152, 154, 156
creating programs, 230
with Darlene Gilbert, 142, 157
decision to teach skating, 124
emotional struggle with, 182, 185, 187–188, 192
enthusiasm for, 143, 174, 188, 224
experience of, 146, 173, 188–189, 210, 236
financial aspect of, 139, 192, 194, 199, 209, 227
Honnen Ice Rink at Colorado College, 230, 244, 246, 254
impact of coaching, 140
as independant contractor, 163
intimidation of other skaters and coaches, 160, 163
learning about changes in, 276
looking for jobs, 192–194, 195, 198
losing skaters due to ice famine, 218, 229, 233
membership with professional associations, 143
negative feedback for activism in community, 228–229
professional affiliations of, 209
returning to competitive skating for kids, 254
roller skating, 219–220
San Francisco Bay Area, 187–196
San Mateo, Ice Capades Chalet, 190, 191
schedule at, 149
Schneider Farris children, 270–272, 274, 276
sharing students, 224, 254
soliciting for lessons, 139, 148, 210–211
teaching courses relating to skating, 233
turning professional, 129–130
work ethic of, 234–236
at World Arena Ice Hall, 210, 229
college, 82–83, 88–89, 95, 107, 112, 116–120, 124
computer skills of, 223, 230, 233, 238
crisis management, 259, 261
and Dan Farris
assisting with teaching career, 138–139, 155–157, 175–176, 179, 201
engagement to, 121
and family, 226, 283
family dinners at home, 259, 263, 265
Lake Placid Ice Dancing Championships, 278
prayer, 259, 260–262
San Francisco Bay Area, 186
skating together, 122–123
starting family, 226
support for Jo Ann, 239, 246, 258
vacation in Califormia, 281
wedding and honeymoon, 122
death of friends and skaters, 47–48, 281–282, 314, 321
determination of
at 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, 311
to be a successful coach, 143, 212
to be a successful mother, 248
to be a successful writer, 292
during Dan Farris recovery, 261–262, 264
vs. exhaustion, 215
learning roller skating, 85
with skating career, 20, 58, 109
discouragment of, 107–109, 114, 118
emotions watching kids skate, 280
family of, 349
friends within skating world, 25, 123
hockey, 239, 242–246
Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall, 235–236, 242–243, 246
and Ice Capades Chalet
Brea, Ice Capades Chalet, 131, 133–146
Costa Mesa, Ice Capades Chalet, 147–158
job offer, 129
ice dance lessons, 44
ice shows of, 115–118, 166–167
ice skating, 293
advertising for partners, 123
ballet training of, 57
as "Billy Schneider's sister," 90, 199
at CIA, Denver, 68
Colorado Championships, 70
dancing with other skaters, 77
decision to complete tests, 35
experience of, 33
falls and injuries of, 58, 63
first lessons, 8–11
first program (Sound of Music), 11
Gold Medal goal, 35–36
Gold Medal test, 103
ice dancing, 35
ice shows, 115–118
at Iceland, Paramount, 328
International Dances, 163
lessons with Adrian Swan, 9
lessons with Doug Chapman, 16
making friends through skating, 32–34, 40
maternity leave, 247
Mom's help, 106–107, 266
pairs skating, 50, 55, 58
partners of, 45–50, 57, 70
passion for skating, 293
preparing for first Regional competition, 31
qualifying for "Mids," 79
rumors of, 101
school, before and after skating, 44, 54
school, missing for skating, 29–32, 38, 47
Silver Dance, 62
singles skating, 55
social skating, 198
sportsmanship of, 109
tests, 12, 29–31, 46, 50, 58, 62, 96–98, 103
weight loss, 80
wins first trophy, 46
judging, 195
Paramount Iceland, 157–158, 161–166, 173, 175, 177, 181–182, 185, 187
personal life of
Auntie Mame as a role model, 255
boyfriends of, 41, 69
change in outlook on life, 269
children of. see Schneider Farris, Annabelle; Schneider Farris, Joel; Schneider Farris, Rebekah
concerts with friends, 69
driving, 80, 126, 133, 136, 145, 147
Gremlin (car), 84, 102, 118, 120
missing family, 90
move back to California, 120
move to Colorado, 195–196
parents engagement, 52
pregnancies of, 226, 228, 244–246
pride in children's acheivements, 283, 288
San Francisco Bay Area, 183–196
schools of, 41, 54–55, 72, 82
Skyway Condominiums, 100
Sunny (Pomeranian dog), 89, 98, 104, 106, 334
support for siblings, 114
vacations, 111, 120–121, 186–187, 277
Plaza Ice Chalet, 199–202
and Richard Griffin
1974 Silver Medal, Nationals, 91
1974 SW Pacific Regionals, 81
1975 Nationals, 108
1975-1976 skating season, 105
accepted at the Broadmoor, 83
bye to skate 1975 Pacific Coast Sectional, 90
fading from limelight, 109
falls and injuries of, 90, 103, 107–108, 113
OSP, 73, 81–82, 90–91
qualifying meets, 107
representing Arctic Blades Figure Skating Club, 79
setting groundwork for Olympics, 98
training schedule at Broadmoor, 85, 87–89, 110–112
training schedule at Paramount, 73–74, 76
roller skating
Bosanova Roller Skating Center, 218, 247
coaching, 220, 233, 244
inline skating, 177, 179, 185–186, 238, 252
learning dances, 62, 85
to relieve stress, 262
Sertich Ice Center, Colorado Springs,, 212–213, 224, 230, 246
writing
for About.com, 290–300
articles about skating, 95, 178, 247, 292–300
for Rainbo Sports blog, 298
skaters reaction to, 294
successful skating programs, 248
for US Figure Skating, 290–291
Schneider Farris, Joel
(photo/s), 335, 340–346, 348–351
additional activities of
acting / theater work, 255
ballet and dance training of, 273
Boy Scouts, 255
skiing, 244, 251–252
tennis lessons, 254
vacation in Califormia, 281
coping with Dan's accident and recovery, 262, 264
ice skating
and Annabelle Schneider Farris, 280, 282–285
competitions of, 278, 280, 281, 283–285
competitive skating practice, 254, 279
hockey, 243, 255, 262, 286
at Honnen Ice Rick at Colorado College, 246, 272
at Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall, 233, 239, 250–255, 262
ice shows, 266, 279, 287, 329
inspiration from Olympic Games, 267
and Rebekah Schneider Farris, 253–254, 270–271, 273–277, 279–281, 283–284, 298
receiving honor from Colorado College Tigers, 265
at Sertich Ice Center, 226–227, 272
tests, 254, 271, 273–274, 276, 280, 285
at Wheaton Ice Skating Academy, 278
at World Arena Ice Hall, 267, 272, 276
roller skating
ability to skate as a toddler, 239
Bosanova Roller Skating Center, 250
first skates, 226
hockey lessons, 255
inline skating, 252
work ethic of, 253, 258, 286
Schneider Farris, Rebekah
(photo/s), 335, 340–346, 348–351
additional activities of
acting / theater work, 255, 287
ballet and dance training of, 273
Girl Scouts, 255
skiing, 244, 251–252
tennis lessons, 254
vacation in Califormia, 281
birth of, 166, 229
coping with Dan's accident and recovery, 262, 264
homeschooling / unschooling of, 252
ice skating
and Chris Davis, 284
competitions of, 278, 280, 281, 283–284
competitive skating practice, 254, 279
hockey, 243, 255
at Honnen Ice Rick at Colorado College, 246, 272
at Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall, 233, 239, 250–255
ice shows, 266, 279, 287, 329
and Joel Schneider Farris, 253–254, 270–271, 273–277, 279–281, 283–284, 298
and Jonathan Thomson, 284
and Larry Ibarra, 280
at Sertich Ice Center, 272
as singles skater, 276, 280
tests, 254, 271, 273–274, 276, 280, 284–285, 329
at Wheaton Ice Skating Academy, 278
at World Arena Ice Hall, 267, 272, 276
injury of, 281, 296
roller skating
at Bosanova Roller Skating Center, 239
Bosanova Roller Skating Center, 250
hockey lessons, 255
inline skating, 252
School Figures
coaching of, 200
for competition, 222, 267
description of, 12, 16, 35
at Lake Placid, NY, 277
laying out for tests, 29–30
loops, 35
percentage of scoring (1960's), 33
Schaefer push off, 35
serpentines and paragraphs, 36
Schoon, Donna, 224, 233, 246, 261
Schultz, Erik, 205
Schultz, Krista, 205
Schwomeyer, Judy and Jim Sladky, 60, 99, 295
Scoring of Events
6.0 scale, 180, 274–275
fixed results of Ice Dancing, 110
IJS (International Judging System), 274–275, 313
manual scoring, 61, 154, 155, 178
Scott, Allison, 315
Scotvold, Evy, 76
scribe. see Perfect Circle Patch Maker
Seale, Larry, 32
Secret Garden, The (book), 252
Seibert, Michael and Judy Blumberg, 122
Sertich, Mark "Pa," 112, 209
Sertich Ice Center. see Skating Rinks
Shabalin, Maxim and Oksana Domnina, 320–321
Shaver, Ron, 68
Shelley, Kenneth and JoJo Starbuck, 32, 56–57, 59, 61, 125
Shen, Xue and Hongbo Zhao, 310
Shepherd, Craig, 243
Shibutani, Alex and Maia, 270
Shields, Dorian
as coach at Paramount, 171, 180, 182
experience of, 76, 159
at PSA Conference, 245
as Skating Director for Ice Capades Chalet, 175
Shields, Mary Jo, 32, 55
Shipstad, Eddie, 87, 99, 115–116, 345
Shipstad, Eddie H., 299
Shipstad and Johnson Ice Follies. see Ice Shows
Shipstad Entertainment, 299
Shipstad Jr., Eddie, 99, 279
Shoot the Duck game, 253
Shorr, Erika, 8–9
Short, Jim, 76, 159, 180–181
Shrine of Rememberance, 282
Shuford, James and Melissa Gregory, 238–239
Sign Language, 263
Silas Marner (book), 252
Simon Says, 220
"Singing in the Rain," 143
Skate America, 145, 191, 253
Skates on Haight, 185. see also Roller Skating
Skating Clothes
of the 1960's, 31
articles about, 298
for Bicentennial, 111–112
commuting for skating, 90
competition outfits, 40–41, 46, 60, 81, 114, 274, 277, 280, 283–284
as designed by Ola Kamienieccki, 294
Dwyer Girls dresses, 102
for ice shows
for Broadmoor Ice Revue, 99–100
Ice Capades Chalets, 145
Los Angeles Figure Skating Club dress code of, 54
Polar Sport, 127, 134, 138, 187
practice outfits, 9–10, 81, 114
Shane Douglas sweaters, 345
Skating Designs, 294
team uniforms, 113–114
Skating Clubs
All Year Figure Skating Club, Culver City, 19, 30, 33, 106
Arctic Blades Figure Skating Club, Paramount
club day, 56, 170
club for Schneider family, 5
description of, 53
ice dancing sessions at (non social), 164
Jo Ann coaching at, 159–182
John A.W. Nicks as coach, 50
patch sessions, 54, 58, 66, 73, 170
Broadmoor Skating Club, 87, 113, 229, 239, 261, 287
Centennial Figure Skating Club, Colorado Springs, 239
Colorado College Skating Club, 261
Colorado Skating Club, 70
Denver Figure Skating Club, 69
DuPage Figure Skating Club, 102
Front Range Figure Skating Club, 218, 229
Glacier Falls Figure Skating Club, 43
Hickory Hill Figure Skating Club, 277
Los Angeles Figure Skating Club (LAFSC), 12, 33, 48, 54, 77, 122, 298
Nordic Figure Skating Club, Tarzana, 10
Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, 74
Plaza Ice Chalet Figure Skating Club, 205
Wheaton Ice Skating Academy, Rockville MD, 278
Skating Coaches Yahoo e-group, 247
Skating Forward (book), 297
Skating Judges. see Judges
Skating Magazine, 65, 123, 175, 192, 248
Skating Moves
basic beginners moves
for Ice Capades Chalet skating curriculum, 134–135, 138, 189–190
for ISIA competitions, 131, 144
at Plaza Ice Chalet classes, 200
at Sertich Ice Center, 222
in shared ice time during "ice famine," 217
death drops, 223
flying camels, 209, 223
fundamental moves
chasse(s), 46, 142, 271
cross-behinds, 271
crossover, 5
edges, 5, 247
footwork, 247
progressives (runs), 271
runs, 46
slide chasses, 271
spiral, 9, 19, 120, 247
spread eagles, 247
stroking, 5, 271
swing rolls, 46, 142, 271
jumps
Axel, 7, 9, 20, 24, 35, 120, 124, 209, 247, 281, 298
back flip, 76, 109, 204
counter-clockwise jumps, 140
double Axel, 286
double jump, 7, 35, 209, 247, 281, 298
Lutz, 56, 259
one foot back flip, 294
quad, 267
Russian splits, 24, 120
Salchow, 25, 205
side by side, 58
singles, 19, 56
split jumps, 247
triple jumps, 119–120, 267, 281, 298, 309
waltz jump, 5, 9
lifts
double twist lift, 282, 284
Lutz lifts, 276
one arm lifts, 280
pairs, 58
press lifts, 286
rotational lifts, 276
shoot the duck lift, 58
star lift, 280
step up lifts, 280, 284, 286
twists, 280, 309
upside down lift, 100
loops, 35
spins
Biellmann spin, 308
counter-clockwise spins, 140, 298
"creative" spins, 205
cross foot spin, 9
dance spins, 276
death spiral, 58, 95, 100, 276, 280, 284, 286
miscellaneous, 5, 35, 120
pairs spins, 58
sit spin, 9
throws
throw Axels, 276
throw double loops, 284
throw double Salchow, 284
triple throws, 309
turns
3-turn, 16, 20, 22, 46, 110
brackets, 36
Choctaw, 81–82, 190–191
double threes, 35
Mohawks, 5, 27, 46, 63
multi-rotational turns, 276
one foot turns, 5
twizzles, 110, 276
Skating Products
Ankle Buzzer, 298
scribe, 26–27
Skating Rinks
8-Rink Ice Sports Centre, 322
Anahiem, Glacier Falls Ice Arena, 43–44, 48, 54, 62, 75–76, 109, 122, 150
Berkeley Iceland, 26, 108, 186
Bosanova Roller Skating Center, 218–220, 226, 238, 263, 271
Brea, Ice Capades Chalet, 127, 129, 133–146, 184–185
Broadmoor World Arena
1972-1973 Southwestern Regionals, 78
1975 World Championships, 91–95
affect of closure on skaters, 215
atmosphere in relation to Plaza Ice Chalet, 214
atmosphere of, 87, 105, 109
Carlo Fassi as coach, 66
director of skating at, 198
fame reaching public, 93
filming of Ice Castles, 119
ice dance director at, 198
photo in Skating Magazine, 65
public sessions at, 198
reunion with skaters, 122
rink closure, 215
as a rink for Jo Ann, 82–83
rumors of closure, 208
tests at, 98
training schedule, 83, 87, 92
transition during closure, 215–216
Burbank, Pickwick Ice Arena
practice sessions at, 48–49, 54
public sessions at, 11–12, 44, 77, 122
Saturday Night session, 19
social ice dance sessions at, 75
Cadet Arena at US Air Force Academy, 41, 78, 198, 215, 217–218, 237
in Colorado Springs
proximity of, 217
resolution of ice time, 229–230
sharing ice time, 218, 221
Colorado Springs World Arena, 255, 265. see also Skating Rinks, World Arena Ice Hall
Costa Mesa, Ice Capades Chalet, 75, 126, 129, 143, 147–149, 151, 153, 184–185
Culver City Ice Arena, 12–21, 30, 56, 106, 180
Denver, Colorado Ice Arena (CIA), 67–68, 78, 85
Glacier Falls Figure Skating Club, 59
Honnen Ice Rink at Colorado College
atmosphere of, 218
availability for students and alumni, 118, 210, 214, 223
as back up for rink closures, 215–216
coaches at, 224
group classes at, 230
open practices at, 90, 94
public sessions at, 263
Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall
advertising for, 243
atmosphere of, 239, 272
changes in management, 248
closure of, 271–272
coaching staff of, 235–237, 242–243
description of, 241
group classes at, 242, 244
hockey at, 242
ice shows at, 266
Moves in the Field, 258
opening day, 239
pro shop at, 241
pros fees, 238
public sessions at, 238, 263
rumors of, 232–233
schedule at, 237–238
Ice Capades Chalet, Santa Monica, 50
Ice Capades Chalets
bankruptcy of, 195
company goal, 143
description of, 127
group classes at. see Group Skating Lessons
group lesson curiculum, 129–131, 134, 139
groups of rinks, 125–127
image of coaches, 134, 140–141, 144
management of, 234
payment for coaches, 128
pro meeting(s), 141, 210
pro shop, 139
Skating School Director position, 154–155
standards of, 129
uniforms of, 127, 130, 134, 138, 140, 153, 187
La Habra, 44, 47–48, 54, 75, 130
La Jolla Ice Capades Chalet, 156–157
Lake Placid, NY, 329
Lancaster (CA), 11
Littleton, South Suburban Ice Arena, 69, 78
Memorial Park Ice Rink, Colorado Springs. see Sertich Ice Center
Norwalk Skating Rink, 12, 178, 180
Palo Alto Winter Lodge, 186
Palos Verdes Ice Capades Chalet, 126–127
Paramount Iceland
1974 SW Pacific Regionals at, 79
atmosphere of, 56
coaches ice class, 180
coaches meeting in response to new management, 172
coaches uniforms, 176
coaching staff expands, 177, 180
Coffee Shop, 171
in comparison to Ice Capades Chalet(s), 165
description of, 160–162
employees of, 53
group classes at, 165, 176
hockey at, 170
holiday party, 180
home rink for Schneider family, 5
"The Ice Class," 180
Icelight ice show, 180
ISIA competitions at, 174–175, 178
ISIA program at, 181
location of, 52
public sessions at, 44, 56, 122, 149, 170, 328
reputation of, 171
sister rink of Berkeley Iceland, 26
skaters as friends of Jo Ann, 184–185
skating curriculum, 202
Skating Director, 173, 175, 177
social ice dance sessions at, 75
USFSA program at, 181
Plaza Ice Chalet, 198–218, 236
Pueblo Plaza Ice Arena, 217–218, 272
Redwood City, 190, 192
"Rink of Dreams," 208, 227
Rockerfeller Center, 186–187
San Mateo, Ice Capades Chalet, 187–191, 194, 198–200
Santa Monica Ice Arena, 21
Santa Monica Ice Palace
changing to Ice Capades Chalet, 50, 126
description and location of, 37–38
practice sessions at, 36, 45
public sessions at, 56
social ice dance sessions at, 75
Sertich Ice Center, Colorado Springs
affect of rink closings on, 213
atmosphere of, 209–210, 213, 222, 224, 230
as back up for rink closures, 211, 215–216, 221
competition(s) at, 258–259
compressors at, 216, 221
description of, 203
fees for ice time, 213
group classes at, 212, 224
hockey at, 213
location of, 198
lottery for practice time, 221–222
naming of, 112, 209
patch sessions at, 213, 221–222
public sessions at, 213, 263
reservations for ice time, 213, 221
speed skating at, 213
teaching policy at, 221
Skate America, Pueblo, CO, 272
Skate Canada Academy of Excellence, 322
Skate City, Colorado Springs, 255, 263
Skates on Haight, 185
Squaw Valley, Blyth Arena, 22–23
Tarzana Valley Ice Skating Center
coaches at, 14
description of, 7
isolation from other rinks, 10
management of, 179
practice sessions at, 8, 10, 12
public sessions at, 2
Torrance (CA), 11, 50, 178
United States Air Force Academy. see Skating Rinks, Cadet Arena at US Air Force Academy
Van Nuys Iceland, 32
West Covina Skating Rink, 12, 44, 47–48, 54, 62, 75
Westminster, Colorado, 78
World Arena Ice Hall
atmosphere of, 283
ballet and dance lessons at, 273
coaching limitations, 230
as designed Olympic training site, 287
elite skaters training at, 273, 286
opening day, 229
practice sessions of, 283
reputation of, 270
Schneider Farris children skating at, 267
seminars for parents and coaches at, 273
speed skating at, 255
visiting coaches, 245
Skating Scandals
1994 Tonya Harding - Nancy Kerrigan, 191, 211
2002 Pairs Skating, 253, 275
Skating seminar, 298
Skating Tests. see Tests
Skating With the World (book), 298
Ski Broadmoor, 104–105, 122
Ski Cooper, 252, 266
Sladky, Jim and Judy Schwomeyer, 60, 95, 99, 295
Slater, Paula, 291
Sled Dogs, 203
Smith, Barbi, 105, 295
Smith, Helen, 113–114
Smith, Kailani, 222
Smurlo, Kelly, 228
Socha, Curtis, 200–201, 205, 216
Social Ice Dance Sessions, 41, 45, 76, 149, 153
"Some People," 269
Song, Caroline, 181–182
Sound of Music, The, 252
South Suburban Ice Arena, Littleton Colorado. see Skating Rinks
Southwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championship. see Competitions
Southwestern Figure Skating Championships. see Competitions
Souza, Marianne, 39
Spang, Tammie, 141
Speed Skating, 213
Speedy Gonzalez Mexican food, 197
Spirio, Felicia, 244
Spirio, Jareth, 244
Spruell, Paul and Kathy West, 86–87
SP-Teri skating boots, 10
Squaw Valley, CA. see California
Sroka, Deana, 299
Star Trek, 201
Starbuck, JoJo and Kenneth Shelley, 32, 56, 57, 59, 125
Steele, Cathy, 160, 166, 180
Stefan, Stefano, 136, 140–141, 145, 152, 156–157, 163–165
Steiner, Don, 69
Steiner, Irwin, 254
Steiner, June, 69
Steiner, Paul, 100, 104, 243
and Barbara Clare, 68, 70, 79
and Kathy Russell, 93, 104
and Sara Hill, 104
support during Dan's recovery, 274
Steiner, Paul and Judy, 254, 261
Steiner, Rhonda, 68
Steiner, Robert, 68
Steiner Family, 99
Steinkopf, Jessica, 205
Stephano's restaurant, 204
Stern, Lee, 121
Stern, Lee and Laura Brandel Stern, 159, 172–173
Stewart, Len, 9–10
Still Skating Forward (book), 298
Stillwell, Morry, 63, 77, 299
Stojko, Elvis, 320, 346
Streich Dyer, Darlene. see also Gilbert, Darlene
(photo/s), 337
arrival in Colorado, 78, 79
choreography, 58, 100
coaching at Broadmoor World Arena, 80
coaching Jo Ann & Gary Forman, 49–50, 58–59, 63
coaching Jo Ann & Richard Griffin, 73, 80
crisis management of, 59–60
description of, 73
ice dancing during freestyle sessions, 73
at Paramount, 53–54, 57–58, 73–75
relocating to southern California, 50
summer ice dance coach, 49–50
tryout for, 27
Streitenberger, Jacqui, 151, 184–185
Streitenberger Palmore, Jacqui. see Palmore, Jacqui
Stuart, Cindy, 288
Sulpizio, Karen, 245, 248. see also Knieriem Sulpizio, Karen
Sun Valley, ID, 23, 65, 97–98
Susman, Erika. see Shorr, Erika
Sutherland, Amy, 194, 339
Sutton, David, 204
Sutton, John and Nancy, 202, 204–205, 238
Swain, Herb & Dorothy Barker, 46, 192
Swan, Adrian, 8–11
Swasey, Garrett and Kristine Fowler, 201
Sweiding, Frank and Gail Hamula, 92
Sweitzer, Daria, 57
Sweitzer, Sandy, 19
Swett, Dory Ann, 39, 58
Swirka, Mike, 224
Synchronized skating team(s), 239

T
Tait, Lisa, 205
Takeuchi, Debbie, 33, 160, 167, 171, 180
Tavern at Broadmoor, The, 78, 122
Taylor, Garry, 163–164
Taylor, Mary Pat, 254
Teach Your Child Well curriculum, 252
Templin, Jill, 162
Tests
4th figure test, 286
4th grade test at Valley Ice Center, 11
free skating, 280, 285
Gold Medal Test(s). see Gold Medal
ice dancing, 285
masters level, 190–191
Moves in the Field, 267, 273, 280, 284–285, 298, 323
pre-gold, 190
Schneider family record of, 285–286
under USFSA, 11, 190
The Birds, 55
Thelen, Sheila, 298
"There Can Be Miracles When You Believe," 262
"They Can't Take That Away From Me," 179
Thomas, Debi, 296, 313, 315
Thomas, Judi, 287
Thompson, Jonathan, 284
Thompson, Tina, 285
Thrapp, Sherry and Larry Dusich, 39
Three Schneider Farris Kids (Joel, Rebekah & Annabelle), 285–286
Three Schneiders (Billy, Jo Ann & Lynnellen), 285–286, 294–295
Tickner, Charlie, 24, 179, 335, 339
Tjew, Jessica, 307–308, 310, 314, 317, 320, 322–326
Tjew, Karina, 307, 322–323
Tonius, Terry, 39
Torvill, Jayne and Christopher Dean, 180
Training Figure Skaters (book), 298
Truckee River, 24
Tuck, Brian, 67, 75, 93, 121

U
UCCS, University of Colorado, 209, 252
Udell, Bill, 34, 46, 62
United States Air Force Academy, Cadet Arena. see Skating Rinks
University High School, 55
University of California, 72, 74
University of Denver, 74, 78, 117
University of Health Services / The Chicago Medical School, 102, 106
Unschooling. see Homeschooling
US Air Force Academy Cadet Arena. see Skating Rinks
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 201
US Figure Skating. see also USFSA (United States Figure Skating Association)
basic skills parents page (website), 290
basic skills program, 242
bridge program, 322
hockey curriculum of, 243
membership cards, 323
president of, 299
Test Track figure skatig events, 280–281
US Figure Skating, basic skills program, 248
US Figure Skating Technical Committee, 102
US World Figure Skating Team (1961), 154, 160, 297, 299
USFSA (United States Figure Skating Association)
amatuer vs. professional skaters, 32, 130
basic skills program, 181, 202
dance tests, 162
headquarters of, 202
hockey curriculum of, 243
membership of, 143
sanctions, 205
standards of test skating, 162
tests of, 11, 299
USFSA Memorial Fund, 32
USFSA Rulebook, 45, 50
USOC (United States Olympic Committee), 304, 310

V
Valentine, Jim, 199
Valkenberg, Cynthia, 57
Valley Ice Skating Center (Tarzana, California). see Skating Rinks
Van Nuys Iceland Rink. see Skating Rinks
Vassallo Jamrosz, Joanne, 297
Verlich, Michael and Jill Heiser, 164
Veterans Administration of Long Beach, 182
Veterans Affairs office, 258, 260
Vinson, Ana, 345
Virtue, Tessa and Scott Moir, 320–321
Vise, Tiffany, 208
Vlasov, Alexandr and Irina Vorobieva, 96
Vorobieva, Irina, 271, 273, 296
and Alexandr Vlasov, 96
and Igor Lisovsky, 96

W
Wagelein, Roy, 19
Wagner, Barbara, 23, 25, 296, 337
Walker, Shanna, 32
Walmart, 244
Walsh, Jennie, 19, 159
Wang, Vera, 339
Warzabluk, Pir and Kelli Knight, 253
"We Are the Champions," 275
"We Shall Overcome," 265
Wehmeier, Mary Lu, 295–296
Wehrli, Susi, 248, 290–291
Wein McCoy, Lynn, 346
Weisiger, Audrey, 298
Weiss, Michael, 300, 346
Welch, Truman, 328
West, Dinny, 86
West, Kathy, 99, 112, 119
West, Kathy, and Paul Spruell, 86–87
West, Lt. Colonel Ret. Sammy, 87
West Covina Skating Rink. see Skating Rinks
Westwood, Jean, 86–87, 93
Whirl, Natalia, 258
White, Charlie and Meryl Davis, 320–321
Wiese, Emily, (photo/s), 343
Wiese, Lucas, (photo/s), 343
William and Clarissa, 189
Williams, Andy, 32
Wilson, Atoy, 17, 94
Wilson, Mary, 151
Wilson, Thelma, 94
Winchell's Donuts, 38, 40
"Wind Beneath My Wings," 264
"Windmills of Your Mind," 58
Wings on My Feet (book), 4
Wood, Richard, 83
Wood, Tim, 89, 105, 296
Woomer, Ken, 19
Wright, Bert, 48–49, 54
Wright, Charlene, 49
Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, 53, 122, 160, 170, 328
Wylie, Paul, 202, 294

Y
Yahoo Skating Coaches Group, 291
Yahoo Sports, 320
Yamaguchi, Kristi, 166, 191, 296
Yamaguchi, Kristi, and Rudy Galindo, 166
YMCA, 251, 254
"You Can Always Be Number One, You Can Always Be A Winner," 204
Young Artists Showcase, 298
Yu-Na, Kim, 326

Z
Zaitsev, Aleksandr and Irina Rodnina, 95, 294
Zamboni
family history, 52
first rink used at, 52
handscraping prior to invention of, 5
ice resurfacing machine, 13, 18, 37, 41, 53, 85, 93, 135, 138, 161
historical display of first machine, 328
Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall, 237
sizes of, 199, 277
tractor use prior to invention of, 7
Zamboni, Frank J.
family history of, 52
inventor of Zamboni machine, 5
love of skating, 170
office of, 173–175
as owner of Iceland Paramount, 50, 160, 165
Paramount Iceland, 53
Zamboni, Lawrence, 52
Zamboni, Pete, 52
Zamboni, Richard, 160, 165, 169–170, 172, 178
Zhao, Hongbo and Xue Shen, 310
Zimmerman, Dee Dee, 133
"Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah," 144
Zwick, Dalynne, 205

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Visit With Gary Forman and Darlene Gilbert! 1-18 and 1-19-2015

It's a long story that has to be read in my book, but if it wasn't for my dad, Darlene Gilbert may not have come to southern California to teach.  Gary Forman and I were her first ice dance team in southern California...the year was 1970.

On Sunday, 1-18-15, Darlene and Gary and Gary's wife, Nit and son, Ja, came to our southern California condo and they got a personal book signing!

Then, I got everyone to scooter down the hall and then Gary and his family scootered with me through the Naples Canals!

 

 I went ice skating with my sister's daughter Cori and her son Cody's two oldest children, Mia and Aidan. Darlene Gilbert, who was my coach, also coached my sister ice dance (way back when), got to meet Cori and smile with her for a couple photos!