Thank you to their coach, Dalilah Sappenfield, for making their success in passing this very hard figure skating test and milestone a reality. Dalilah has taught the kids pairs since they were young and beginning pair skaters. Also, thank you to my dad, Dr. Arthur Schneider, for being so supportive.
After the test, Joel still had to perform in the musical Oklahoma. For the past month, he's had long days that have included 10 to 12 hours of rehearsals and two to three hours of skating!
On Monday after the test, Dalilah gathered all her pair skaters together and they clapped and cheered for Joel and Annabelle! It is great to have that kind of support!
I've been told that our family may hold the record of having more US Figure Skating tests passed than any other family in ice skating history!