Smiths earn gold at U.S. Adult Figure Skating ChampionshipsRockland couple wins in Silver Dance
Hyannis, Mass. — Eight Maine skaters, including a couple from Rockland, competed at the 2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships April 8-12 at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, earning medals in five events.
Ranging in ages from 23 to 69, the Maine contingent was comprised of students, professionals, wives, husbands and mothers who try to balance their passion for skating with busy lives, including work career.
Molly Spindler Smith, 30, and Adam Smith, 29, of Rockland earned the gold medal in Silver Dance. Molly is a surgical technician at Pen Bay Medical Center, while Adam is a boatbuilder at Artisan Boatworks.
The two are coached by Lynda Hathaway and they represent the North Atlantic Figure Skating Club (NAFSC) in Falmouth.
The U.S. Adult Championships, held annually for 20 years, featured 455 skaters competing in more than 100 events. Skaters are divided into five age groups: 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60 and 61-and-older and two tracks (masters and adults).
Events are held in singles, pairs, ice dance and interpretive.