Thursday October 16, 2014
The 2015 New England Regional Figure Skating Championships will be held at Leddy Park Arena from October 17 thru 21. Flora Su and Brooke Barrett, both of South Burlington, will be competing for a chance to move on to the Eastern Sectional Championships.
12-year-old Brooke Barrett has been skating for 7 years. She is coached locally by Martha Harding and also trains with Suna Murray from the Skating Club of Boston. Brooke trains 12 hours each week on ice plus more than seven hours off ice training with Alyssa Pet-tingill at Élan Academy of classical ballet. Brooke will skate in the Ladies Junior Division. Brooke ishome schooled and participates in a Christian co-op.
21-year-old Flora Su has been skating since she was 14. She is also coached by Martha Harding as well as Darlene Waters. Flora is a senior at UVM studying Environmental Engineering and hopes to take a year off after graduation to concentrate on her skating before heading to graduate school. Flora will be skating in the Ladies Senior Division and hopes to make it all the way to the US National Championships.