Junior Skating Medalist Teaching Kids In Town - KULR8.com | Montana's News Leader | Billings, MT

Junior Skating Medalist Teaching Kids In Town

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

For aspiring ice skaters in the Magic City, getting valuable instructions could be difficult.

"Billings is a small market for skating. We do have quite a few skaters, but if you're gonna train, you go to a bigger city, like Spokane and Denver," said Cathy Goettel, President of the Yellowstone Valley Figure Skating Club.

But an instructor from Riverside, CA is in the Magic City this week to give some valuable instructions on ice.

"I actually came to work with the kids and other skaters here, to choreograph their programs, and help them with technical aspects of their skating," said Felicia Beck, who won a bronze medal in the U.S. Junior National Championships in 2002. Felicia said she flew into town this week.

"She was willing to come work with some of these skaters that may never go to a regional competition, but are just as hard working," said Cathy.

On Wednesday evening, Felicia was at Centennial Ice Arena, giving instruction to kids eager to learn.

"She taught me the Waltz Jump I was learning, and a bunny hop," said one of the kids at the arena.

"They're doing very well. I'm impressed with all the improvements since I've been here in December last year," said Felicia.

To learn more about the Yellowstone Valley Figure Skating Club, click on Connections.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Wake held in Ashland brings awareness to violence within the community

    Wake held in Ashland brings awareness to violence within the community

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:29:51 GMT

    A wake was held in Ashland today at Ozzy's father's house. Some people said it was a ceremony to say their last goodbyes while others said the wake was to celebrate his life.

    A wake was held in Ashland today at Ozzy's father's house. Some people said it was a ceremony to say their last goodbyes while others said the wake was to celebrate his life.

  • At least 100 NFL players kneel or sit in protest

    At least 100 NFL players kneel or sit in protest

    Sunday, September 24 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-09-25 02:58:54 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - NFL players used the national anthem to show their defiance to President Donald Trump's criticism, with at least 100 players kneeling or sitting in protest and one team staying in the locker room. 

    NEW YORK (AP) - NFL players used the national anthem to show their defiance to President Donald Trump's criticism, with at least 100 players kneeling or sitting in protest and one team staying in the locker room. 

  • Sen. Collins likely against GOP health bill in latest blow

    Sen. Collins likely against GOP health bill in latest blow

    Sunday, September 24 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-09-25 02:55:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill that would repeal the Obama health care law. 

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill that would repeal the Obama health care law.