Olivia Hupper of Tenants Harbor and Hayley Downs of Lincolnville, both members of the Skating Club of Maine, participated in United States Figure Skating Association test sessions April 21 at the Nashoba Valley Olympia.

Hupper, a freshman at Georges Valley High School, passed her Pre-Juvenile Free Skate test, while Downs, a sophomore at Camden Hills Regional High School, passed her Juvenile Free Skate test.

USFSA Free Skate tests are comprised of specific jumps, spins and footwork sequences that showcase a skater’s artistry as well as their athletic and technical ability and become more difficult as the skater moves up the levels.

Both girls skate at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport. Downs is coached by Nancy Ludington Graham and Hupper by Melissa Emerson.

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