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Skate Milwaukee Figure Skating Competition to take place next week

Figure Skating returns to Milwaukee for the 13th Skate Milwaukee Figure Skating Competition. This premiere event is hosted by the Wisconsin Figure Skating Club and sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating. The competition takes place from July 12-16 at the Kern Center on the campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Skate Milwaukee draws World and Olympic skaters and officials from foreign countries. Skaters will come to compete with new programs under the new rules of the season, and World and Olympic officials will be present to assess and give feedback to the competitors.

Skate Milwaukee has gained national recognition and respect with top National skaters and coaches. Returning competitors are Jason Brown 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Jordan Moeller, U.S. International and National competitor, and Tomoki Hiwatashi, International and National competitor. Top competitors from France, Croatia and Argentina will also compete at Skate Milwaukee, several vying to be part of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Officials from the 2014 and 2018 Olympics will gather with other National judges to evaluate and critique the skaters. Chief Referee is Olympic and World official, Gale Tanger.

Special seminars will be presented to the skaters on “How to work through tough times as a competitor,” “How to compete as a skater and go to college,” and “How to get started as a judge.”

Admission is free at the Kern Center. Parking is in adjacent structures to the arena.

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