Media

Gathered on this page is a small sampling of video from over the years, mostly from televison media reports featuring my skaters. I've also included a couple of personal videos just as a way of showing you something about my life outside of the skating arena (yes, I really do have one). Hope you enjoy!
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Winning Performance

With this program, "Ne Me Quitte Pas," Dasha Kovalenko won the 2018 Crystalline Classic in Santa Rosa, the 2018 Gold Rush in Roseville, and 2018 Spring Jubilee in San Jose.

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Gold Rush Preview

Fox40 visits Skatetown in Roseville for a preview of the 2018 Gold Rush competition. Once again the media catches me on day when my voice is more strained than normal (sigh)! (March 2018)

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Justine Comes Home

Currently a performer with Disney on Ice, Justine Lopez is not my first student to travel the world as a professional, nor will she be the last. Watching young skaters like her grow up with so much poise and talent is one of coaching's greatest rewards. (February 2018)

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Justine Lopez

Another feature with Justine Lopez. It's always great when former students come back home. They remind me how lucky I have been to do something I love for so many years. Justine, have we really known each other 20 years? (February 2018)

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Bella Martinez

On the evening of the telecast of the Ladies final at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, KCRA broadcast this segment (which is preceded by the promotional clip that ran throughout the day) featuring Bella Martinez on "The Olympic Zone." (February 20, 2014)

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KCRA at Skatetown

On the morning of the Ladies Short Program in Sochi, KCRA reporter Brian Hickey dropped by Skatetown for an early morning visit. The session was unusually quiet that day, but Nikki Sharafi, Madison Sass, and Barb Moriearty were there to pitch in. And no, my name isn't Jackie ... (De) (February 19, 2014)

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Bella Passes Freestyle 10

December 12, 2011 - Bella Martinez was just the 30th skater in the history of the ISI to pass the Freestyle 10 test, the organization's highest achievement in free skating. Fox40 news came out to Skatetown to visit Bella a few days later. Bella was later featured article in the ISI's Ice Skating Magazine (see cover image below). (December 12, 2011)

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KCRA Olympic Preview

With just 100 days to go before the Vancouver Winter Olympics, KCRA dropped by an early morning freestyle session for a series of short pieces on figure skating and the Olympic Games. (November 2009)

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The Today Show (NBC)

NBC's Today Show visited Skatetown to do a story on the women of Coffee Club. More than a decade later, many of these women are still going strong. (April 2004)

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Coffee Club

KCRA's Sacramento Magazine also broadcast a feature story on the Coffee Club. (2004)

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For One Brief Moment...

While my daughters both found their passion in sports other than ice skating, they each took to the ice at different times and in their own unique ways. In this video, my youngest daughter Morgan skates in an exhibition at Iceland and then at a competition at Skatetown. (December 1998-1999)

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Raley's Commercials

Literally just days after giving birth to my youngest daughter, I received a call inviting me and a few of my skaters to help tape commercials for Raley's grocery stores. The spots shown here were recorded at Iceland in Sacramento. (December 1991)

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Scuba Diving in Honduras

In the summer of 2015, my husband and I traveled to the island of Utila off the coast of Honduras for a week of scuba diving. Diving is a family passion, and even our daughters have been certified since they were young. We have logged hundreds of hours underwater in a variety of locations, most recently in the Philippines in 2017.(July 2015)

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Skydiving

Fulfilling a lifelong wish, my husband gave me the gift of skydiving for my birthday in 1996. It was a blast, and I would do it again in a minute. My two daughters each followed me shortly after they turned 18 and could sign their own release. (June 23, 1996)