Luke Ferrante has been skating for most of his life, first taking the ice at the age of six. Now, ten years later, he will be competing at the US Figure Skating Championship in Kansas City, MO for the fourth time. Trained by Editha Dotson-Bowser, the Director of Skating at the Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex in Huntsville, AL, he now finds himself listed among the top 12 skaters in the country at the novice level.
Getting here was not easy. Luke trains 6 days a week, multiple hours a day and says he hopes this upcoming performance at Nationals reflects the time and effort he puts into the sport.
“As a national competitor I am most excited to show the improvements I have made over the last year,” said Luke while warming up before practice. “Nationals is my favorite competition of the year because of the highly competitive atmosphere and I cannot wait to show what I can do.”
The competition will take place January 14th-22nd at The Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO and the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, MO. Tickets go on sale January 19th.
Ferrante says winning would be great, but his main goal is always improvement.
“I am working hard to ensure that I will execute two personal best performances that I am satisfied with when I step off the ice at Nationals.”
For more information about the US Figure Skating Championship click here. For more information about the Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex and how to take figure skating classes in Huntsville click here.