Riedell Skate Setup:
- Boots: Custom Riedell 395s
- Plates: PowerDyne Arius Platinum
- Cushions: PowerDyne Arius Split Butterfly Cushions - Yellow-Green (86A)
- Bearings: KwiK Swiss Nitride
- Wheels: Radar Halo Blue 95A
- Gear Bag: Riedell Travel Bag
How many years have you been skating? Rink Rat for 27 years, Jam Skater for 17 years, and Roller Derby for 10 years.
Where is your favorite place to skate?
- Local: Neville Island Roller Drome - Pittsburgh, PA
- Non-Local: Venice Beach - Los Angeles, CA
What is your favorite thing or memory about skating?
When I skate, I am in my Zen Zone. My heart is so happy. Some of my fondest memories are with my Jam Skate team. We would often travel to new rinks on the weekends and the feeling of knowing every move and stride and being perfectly in sync with my teammates was so fulfilling and fun. After we would do our jams/strides/moves, we would often spend the rest of session making new friends and teaching the locals how to do our dances. Sharing that knowledge made the experience so much more enriching.
Why do you skate Riedell?
I have rolled in MANY different types and styles of skates during my many years of rolling, and I have yet to find anything that even compares to the feel of Riedells. The light weight, perfect fit set up is perfect for ALL of my Skating loves: Derby, Jam Skating, Ramps, and just cruisin’.
How did you get into skating?
My dad wanted my siblings and I to have one activity that we did as a “Family”. The local rink made it an easy selection. As a teenager, I was finally allowed to attend sessions outside of Family night where I met the group of friends that I still skate with today. In my late teens our local rink closed its doors forever; but where some doors close, other doors open. This allowed my friends and I to start traveling to other rinks, where we discovered “Jam Skating”. From there we formed our own team and proceeded to travel the US and Canada attending sessions in over 100 roller rinks.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of skating?
I love spending time with my Grandma, and I love to sing!
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