Monday, February 24, 2014

Joel Learns to Drive the Zamboni

Joel is taking a Zamboni driving course at Sertich Ice Center.  On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, he made his first clean sheet of ice!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jo Ann on NPR! - Of Course the Subject Was Olympic Figure Skating

Wow...what a day it was for Jo Ann! Olympic figure skating is on the minds of everyone, and for that reason, Jo Ann was interviewed on NPR radio!

Behind the Toe Loops: The Inner World of Figure Skating

Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:59 — 68.6MB)


Behind the Toe Loops: The Inner World of Figure Skating

Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:59 — 68.6MB)

11:00 am

Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the US’s first gold medal in ice dancing last week, and tonight we wait in anticipation for the final figure skating event: Women’s free skate. This hour we’ll talk about the artistry and athleticism that go in to planning an Olympic-level skating event, from the music to the choreography to the costumes.


  • Robert Samuels, Washington Post figure skating blogger
  • Jo Ann Schneider Farrisfigure skating expert
  • Megan McKinley, head coach for the OSU synchronized skating team

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Joel, Annabelle, and I Teach SOCO CW Star Matthew Wessler Skating

Joel, Annabelle, and I got to teach SOCO CW star Matthew Wessler how to skate today! The lesson we gave him will be on Fox 21 Morning News at 8:20 am this Friday 2-21-2014!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

IcePartner Search Updated For Annabelle and Rebekah 2-14-2014

Someone asked me if Joel and Annabelle are still skating together and/or if Joel is still skating since I updated Annabelle's Ice Partner Search page today.

Yes...all three of my kids are skating away!

Joel and Annabelle are still skating together, but Dalilah, their coach, would like to give Annabelle at chance to compete in Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating competitions, and Joel is too old for the Jr. Grand Prix now, so we are looking for another pairs partner for Annabelle who is big and strong and the right age to compete in the Junior Grand Prix. Joel is Annabelle's "back up partner" and the two of them are working very hard at this time to pass pair and free skating and ice dance tests. If a new partner for Annabelle does not come about, Annabelle and Joel Schneider-Farris are still a pair.