Jo Ann Schneider Farris has participated in figure skating for most of her life as a competitor, coach, and author.
Jo Ann began skating as a young child. She won a silver medal in the junior dance event at the United States National Figure Skating Championships and is a US Figure Skating Double Gold Medalist. She coaches figure skating and has trained skaters of all ages and levels. In addition, Jo Ann teaches hockey players to skate and gives instruction in power skating. She is the author of How to Jump and Spin on In-Line Skates, the only book of its kind on inline figure skating. Jo Ann also has contributed articles that have been included on the US Figure Skating website and the icenetwork.com website, in SKATING Magazine, Ice Skating Institute's magazine, and the Professional Skaters Association magazine. She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association, The Broadmoor Skating Club, Ice Skating Institute, and U.S. Figure Skating.
Jo Ann is a graduate of the famous Hollywood Professional School, a school that once was in southern California where many serious figure skaters attended, including Peggy Fleming. She is also a graduate of Colorado College and holds a teaching credential from California State University Long Beach. As a figure skating competitor, she trained under World Ice Dance Champion and Olympic Coach Doreen Denny and also Darlene Gilbert, who has trained international and national teams.
By Jo Ann Schneider Farris:
Hi and Happy Skating! Yes, Happy Skating is my motto. I hope to share my love of the sport and my knowledge of it with you and my goal is to link skaters from all over the world on this site. Happy Skating!
- Jo Ann Schneider Farris - Colorado Springs Ice Skating Examiner
Jo Ann writes articles about Colorado Springs ice skating for Examiner.com.
- Compare Prices - HOW TO JUMP AND SPIN ON IN-LINE SKATES
This book, by Jo Ann, describes in detail how to re-create all that is possible on the ice!
- The Ice Skating Blades Continue to Turn
Jo Ann's personal skating blog tells the story of her three children's skating life and adventures.