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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-07-16

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In increasing numbers, young Jewish figure skaters
take to the ice.

SHARON GITTLEMAN

Special to the Jewish News

T

he first time Amanda Adelson
stepped on the ice, she felt like
she never wanted to leave the
rink. Twelve years later, the Jewish teen
is not only still skating — she's one of
Michigan's national medal hopefuls.
"I loved the feeling of skating — it
was like freedom," said Adelson, 17, a
West Bloomfield resident who will take
to the ice during Skate Detroit,
Wednesday-Saturday, July 21-24, at
the Detroit Skating Club in
B _ loomfield Hills.
At the event, participants will corn-
pete for gold, silver or bronze medals.
They also hope to catch the eye of
U.S. Figure Skating
Association members who
will choose skaters to fill
open spots at international
competitions, including the
Junior Grand Prix series ; 'the
Cup of Vienna and the
Finlandia Trophy.
Detroit Skating. Club
Executive Director Johnny
Johns, 52, described Adelson
as one of the top local skaters
in the area.
Her skills have earned her
more than 100 medals over
her career, including a pewter
medal for her fourth-place finish in the
2004 Eastern Great Lakes Regionals.
She also competed in the Junior Ladies
Division of the 2004 U.S. National
Figure Skating Competition in Atlanta
in January, finishing in 11th place.
"When I get on the ice, I'm totally
in my own world. I just go out there

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achieve it," said Amanda.
Standing on the ice listening to the
crowd cheer and chant her name is an
"amazing" sensation, she said. "When
you're finished [with your program],
there's nothing like that feeling in the
whole world. That's when the hard
work pays off. It's such a sense of suc-
cess. "
The skater's parents, Linda and
Andrew Adelson, both 49, share their
daughter's excitement.
"I can watch her skate over and over
and over [again]," said Linda Ekelman
Adelson, who loves to see the sense of
accomplishment in her daughter's face
after she completes a move she's
worked months to perfect.

Amanda Adelson, 17,
of West Bloomfield:
"I justgo out there
totally focused
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and how to
achieve it."

When Amanda first started skating
in competitions, no one guessed that
one day she'd be signing autographs in
the locker room standing next to an
international sports star like Michelle
Kwan.
While that experience was one of
Amanda's biggest thrills to date, Linda
said her daughter also
understands what it means
to display grace under
pressure. In one of her ear-
liest performances, parts of
Amanda's costume fell off
on the ice, including the
parrot attached to the 7-
year-old's wrist and her
grass anklets.
"She just kept skating,"
her mom said.
Today, Amanda practices
three hours a day, six days
a week at the Detroit
Skating Club, working on

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