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Check out our Graduating Seniors!

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Lydia D.

Lydia is graduating from Spring Lake Park High School.

She will be attending Minnesota State University Mankato this fall, where she plans on majoring in Nursing.

Lydia is a double gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Solo Free Dance. She has also passed her novice free-skate and ISI freestyle 7.

Lydia also holds 2 high school varsity letters in figure skating.
Lydia’s favorite skating memory is all the spring shows she has been a part of and making final round at the Upper Great Lakes non qualifying regionals in 2016.

Note to fellow skaters:

“Never take any opportunities for granted. Skating has so many valuable lessons to offer and it goes by fast. Have fun, stay positive and never give up!” -Lydia 


Bella G.

Bella is graduating from Wayzata High School.

She is continuing her education at the University of North Dakota with a major in Nursing. She will also be continuing skating on the University of North Dakota Hockey Cheer Team!

Bella is a 3 time, 3rd place, Minnesota state champion and a Midwest regional medalist in singles skating. She achieved the silver medal at US Midwestern Sectionals earning a spot at the 2019 US Figure Skating Championships and claiming 6th place in Juvenile Ice Dance with her partner, Skylar. 

She recently represented Team USA alongside the Northernettes in Switzerland at the 2022 Neufchâtel Trophy, and brought home the silver medal! In March, she finished her competitive career by placing top 6 at US Synchro Nationals at the Junior level.

Bella's favorite skating memory was the team hug on the ice after a clean free program in Switzerland, and hearing the arena chant “U-S-A”.

Note to fellow skaters:

“Savor every great moment on and off the ice. Skate with passion, resilience, love and never be afraid to grow a little…or a lot. At the end of the day, it’s just figure skating, and it’s a lot more fun to be proud of the challenges you have and have yet to overcome.” - Bella 


Ava P.

Ava is graduating from Spring Lake Park High School. In the fall, she will be continuing her educational journey at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Ava started Learn to Skate at age four and has continued to skate through high school. She has participated in the sport as an individual and also in synchronized skating. As an individual skater, she is a double gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Solo Free Dance. Additionally, Ava passed her Novice Freeskate, Silver Partner Dance tests, and ISI Freestyle 8.


Ava has skated with the Northernettes Junior Synchronized Skating Team for the past three years. Her favorite skating memory was competing in Switzerland this past winter at the Neuchatel Trophy, representing Team USA. At this competition, the Northernettes proudly brought home the silver medal.


In order to bring more recognition to the sport of figure skating and provide figure skaters at Spring Lake Park High School an opportunity to be recognized and earn letters for their hard work in the sport, Ava helped develop the Spring Lake Park High School Figure Skating Club in 2019. Ava has earned three letters over her high school career. 

Note to fellow skaters:

“Skating is about more than winning a competition or passing a test—it is truly about following a passion. Don’t hesitate to try new things in the sport, and always follow your heart! Doing what you love most will bring you the greatest fulfillment.” - Ava

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