By day, Lisa Rosado works as an elementary school principal. Come evening, the Ellicott City resident harks back to her own youth, lacing up her roller skates and gliding gracefully around a maple rink in Laurel as organ music booms from ceiling speakers.
I’m not usually much of a sports fan. I’ll watch a Maryland basketball or a Ravens game with Joe from time to time but left to my own devises, I’d rather read a book. This is not true, however, when it comes to the Olympic Games.
Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to stand for the Unified Korean team's introduction at the Opening Ceremony was ironic and hypocritical after he left an NFL game in which players knelt during the national anthem.
As she coped with the unwelcome end to her career as an Olympic figure skater, Kimmie Meissner wanted nothing to do with the sport that made her famous. A half-decade later, she goes to the rink almost every afternoon, drawn by the unfettered enthusiasm of the young skaters she coaches.
Don't miss The Columbia Figure Skating Club's annual holiday show, "Nutcracker on Ice," choreographed by Tim Murphy, Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill's long-time choreographer, whose work you may remember from the full-length skating ballet production, "Cinderella, Frozen In Time," that toured the U.S. and aired on television.
By Lisa Regnante and email@example.com
As soon as you gobble up that Thanksgiving dinner, start searching for the sweet treats of "The Nutcracker" ballet. There are a dozen local productions of this holiday chestnut, both grand scale and those geared for the little ones, some starting this Thanksgiving weekend. A few are professional visions with visiting guest artists, but don't underestimate the joys of a neighborhood showcase filled with sweet little ones romping about the stage dressed up like mice and steadfast soldiers.
In 1997, the first Disney Channel Original Movie was released. "Brink," the long-running series' first sports film, came out the following year. Its story followed a made-for-cable-TV archetype: Protagonist and antagonist rise to athletic prominence. Turf war ensues. Goodness and decency prevail.
Susan Mead's daughter, Tiffany, was in high school in September 1996 when The Gardens Ice House opened in West Laurel. At the time, Tiffany was an aspiring figure skater from Oakland Mills High training at a rink in Virginia, but she switched to The Gardens once her mother began to work there. Nearly 20 years later, Mead is administrating the Learn To Skate program at The Gardens and is one of several front office employees and instructors who have remained at the 150,000-square-foot facility