U-M physician encourages future figure skaters following win at U.S. Adult Championships
Dr. Jennifer Weizer got bored always sitting in the stands at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube watching her three children – Audrey, Violet and Guy – take ice skating lessons.
So she joined them.
Three years later, Dr. Weizer captured first place in the 2016 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships’ bronze free skate category for ages 35-44. As she skated off to the crowd’s applause last week, she was met at the door by her support group.
“I’ve done other smaller competitions but that was the biggest I’ve done,” said the University of Michigan Health System physician. “It was great to be on my home rink. It was a nice atmosphere and everybody was friendly. It was scary and I was surprised I won but I was happy with how I skated.”
Throughout the four-day championships last week, figure skaters of different experience levels took the ice at the Cube to compete in various events. Skaters still new to the sport like Dr. Weizer helped balance the ranks, which also featured eight competitors who have taken part in all 23 annual championships.
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