Skater Spotlight

NAME: Heidi Salih

Age: Adult

Coach: Danette Trett

Level: Adult Silver

Favorite Skaters: Adam Rippon, Alissa Czisny, Scott Hamilton, and Joshua Farris.  I also have to mention Sarah Hughes as my Mom was her elementary music teacher and we both started skating at the same rink in Great Neck, NY.

Favorite Moves: Layback spin, salchow jump and spirals.

How I started skating: My parents bought a house across the street from a seasonal ice rink on Long Island, NY.  A neighbor was a coach, who also skated with the Ice Capades. She invited me to watch an ice show and I was hooked.

Goals: To pass Adult Gold Moves and Freestyle. To compete at Adult Worlds in Obertsdorf, Germany.

Hobbies: crafts, restoring old furniture and reading.

Memorable Moment: Competing at the 1982 North Atlantic Regionals as a Juvenile and the 2017 Pacific Coast Adult Sectionals

Something about your family: I have two adult children. My son is a soccer player and will play in Germany for a year and my daughter is in college and wants to be a mental health counselor. I have a German Shepherd and two cats.

Favorite Food: German and Middle Eastern
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby

Always Remember that skating does not end when you turn 18 and go off to college or a career.  It is a lifelong sport! I feel so much better when I skate.  I am so glad that my parents provided me with this opportunity growing up. It is a great privilege to be able to skate! I am also happy to help skaters and their families as the secretary of DISCOA.

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