TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After a year off from action, the Sunshine State Games Artistic Roller Skating Championships return to the hardwood rink on Sunday, May 12. The daylong event takes place at the Semoran Skateway in Casselberry beginning at 5:00 a.m.
Nearly 150 competitors from four states, including Florida, Connecticut, California, and Illinois will take the floor in singles and doubles competition on Sunday. Skaters as young as three years old, Grace Cropley of Greenacres, and as old as 85, Joseph Villane of Casselberry, will don four wheels around the oval rink.
A star-studded lineup of officials, including former Junior World Champion Jessica Quiles and Team USA member Lisa Holderbaugh will oversee the 2019 SSG Championships’ judging. Also joining the crew of judges are world-renowned experts Al Taglang (World Judge) of Boynton Beach, and Patricia Bauler (USA WorldSkate Certified Specialist) from California.
“Artistic Roller Figure Skating is proud to be one of the original sports associated with the Sunshine State Games,” said Anthony Berger, SSG Artistic Roller Skating Coordinator and Assistant Meet Director. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to showcase the athleticism and beauty of our sport at Semoran Skateway.”
Check back in with SunshineStateGames.com for a post-event recap and results.
About the Sunshine State Games
The Sunshine State Games are presented annually by the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF), the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization, and a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The Foundation works in conjunction with a variety of local sports industry partners to present the different competitions. The Sunshine State Games, an annual amateur sports tradition in Florida, is part of the state’s $57.4 billion sports industry that accounts for 580,000 jobs statewide.