Sunday, June 8, 2014

Rebekah Schneider-Farris Is Now a QUINTUPLE Gold Medalist!

Today was a big day for the Schneider-Farris family since Rebekah passed her Senior Free Dance test and became a QUINTUPLE US Figure Skating Gold Medalist!  Just a week ago, she passed her Senior Pair Test which made her a Quadruple gold medalist for a week, but now she's earned FIVE GOLD MEDALS!

Carolyn Kruse and Broadmoor Skating Club's President John LeFevre Smile With Rebekah at the Broadmoor Skating Club's Annual Meeting on June 8, 2014
They were so excited about Rebekah's Quintuple Gold Medal accomplishment!

My dad, Dr. Arthur Schneider is so proud of his grand-daughter!
Dr. Lester Cramer has judged almost all of Rebekah tests including her Pre-Pre tests and Pre Dance tests through her Senior Free Dance which she passed today on June 8, 2014!

Thank you to Broadmoor Skating Club's Test Chairman Janna Blanter who has been there through all of Rebekah's tests from the beginning Pre-Pre tests in April of 2005 to today when she became a Quintuple Gold Medalist on June 8, 2014!
Rebekah smiles with her Gold Dance GOLD medal that was presented to her at the Broadmoor Skating Club's Annual Meeting!
After the test session, it was also the day of the Broadmoor Skating Club's Annual Meeting.  At the meeting, Rebekah was awarded one of those five gold medals and was honored by the club's president, John Lefevre, for her amazing accomplishment!

Broadmoor Skating Club's President John LeFevre, honored Rebekah for her Quintuple Gold Medalist accomplishment at Broadmoor Skating Club's Annual Meeting on June 8, 2014
She now has the following Gold medals: 
Carolyn Kruse tells me that she is the first skater in the history of the Broadmoor Skating Club to become a Quintuple gold medalist!

Rebekah began testing at the Broadmoor Skating Club and passed her first US Figure Skating tests, the Pre-Pre Moves in the Field and Pre-Pre Freeskate on April 24, 2005 a week after she had just turned 9 years old. She is now 18.

All of her training has been at the World Arena Ice Hall since she was a beginner and her only club has been The Broadmoor Skating Club.

In fact, right after she was born, three weeks later, I gave some lessons at the Ice Hall when Sertich and CC closed for maintenance! I skated at the Ice Hall when I was pregnant with Rebekah too...She has really grown up with the rink and the club!

By the way, from my point of view, I'm so very proud that I am a Broadmoor Skating Club Gold Medalist (I became a US Figure Skating Double Gold Medalist at The Broadmoor in 1975) and it is so exciting for me to think my daughter, Rebekah, became a Quintuple Gold Medalist nearly 40 years later and at the same club! Talking about passing down a legacy and tradition!

Thank you Douglas Stevenson for being such a great coach and getting Rebekah through the Senior Free Dance test!

Dear Rebekah,

Congratulations on passing the Senior Free Dance Test!

The U.S. Figure Skating test structure is the backbone of participation in figure skating, and you should feel extremely proud of this accomplishment. Each U.S. Figure Skating test that you have passed is a permanent achievement that goes on your U.S. Figure Skating record.

Passing your gold test means that you have achieved the highest accomplishment in testing, and you have now earned the title "U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist." You will carry this title forever. You can put it on a coaching resume, your college application, and even job resumes. You should use it with pride. 

Approximately 20 members of U.S. Figure Skating pass the Senior Free dance test each year, representing less than 1% of our full membership. In approximately 6-8 weeks you will be receiving a gold certificate, a gold lapel pin and a congratulatory letter recognizing your accomplishment. In addition, you are now eligible to purchase our Gold Test jacket available through the U.S. Figure Skating online store.

Please take a survey and answer some brief questions about your skating. The information you provide is anonymous and confidential. If you recently passed more than one test, be sure to fill out the survey for each one. Each test level in every discipline requires different amounts of practice, coaching, and ice time. Your feedback about what it took to get to this level is extremely valuable in developing the future of our sport. By answering this survey you will help U.S. Figure Skating get to know our athletes better and develop tools and programs in the future to help athletes like you get the most out of our sport. 

Click here to take the survey: Survey Link

As a thank you for completing the survey, and in recognition of your accomplishment, you will receive a coupon code for 40% off of a gold test jacket in U.S. Figure Skating's online store once you finish the survey.

Congratulations again on passing your test, and best wishes for a bright and long future with U.S. Figure Skating.


Samuel Auxier
U.S. Figure Skating

Thank you to coach Dalilah Sappenfield for getting Rebekah through five gold medals!

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