Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Morrisville youth wins 3 golds at national ice skating competition

Hailey Blodgett, 8, of Morrisville performs a cartwheel
Hailey Bodgett's budding skating career was profiled in an article last November. Since then? It's been more of the same for the eight-year-old from Morrisville. Here are few of her accomplishments outlined by her father, Ken:

  • Trains three times per week in Buffalo with former Olympian Lisa Ervin-Baudo
  • Won three gold medals at ISI World Championships in Blaine, Minn., in July
  • She was one of 10 solo skaters selected out of 1100 chosen to perform in a benefit  show starring former U.S. champ Ryan Bradley
  • Given a tour of the Riedell Factory in Red Wing, Minn., by the company vice president, Dan Riegelmann, where she is the youngest sponsored skater they have ever had in the company's 60 year history
  • Sponsored by the Chloe Noel skatewear line and appears in their national advertising
  • She will perform at the Utica College home opener at the Utica Auditorium when the Utica Pioneers take on the Canadian Royal Military College, October 21st at 7pm
  • She has been invited to be a guest skater in Canandaigua at a holiday benefit show on December 18th 
You can also catch her signature ice cartwheel at select Colgate men's and women's hockey games this season. 


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