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Meghan Campbell
Meghan & Elizabeth

Meghan Campbell, a "Creativeskater", for March/April 2009
By: Elizabeth Hollett Shackett
Meghan Campbell, age 5, has recently discovered the ice. She started in her first Learn-to-Skate class at the University of Delaware in March 2008. She continued that same fall and was in my Tots class on my first day as a coach at the UD. Amidst the buzz of all the skaters who were excited for a new season, Meghan stood quietly at attention, bright-eyed and smiling back at her mom who stood behind the glass.  She was eager to learn!

This Kindergartner maintains an enthusiasm for skating. She continues to do Learn-to-Skate and has just passed her Pre-Alpha 2 badge. She also does a weekly private lesson with me during which we have been choreographing her very first program to music! Meghan has been inspired and freely tells me her ideas for poses, arm movements and skating skills for her program. It has been rewarding to see this beginner figure skater’s spirit come alive on the ice. I am sure that her Ballet and Tap dance teachers would be pleased to know that she has taken her creativity to the ice.

Her favorite things about skating are stroking, spinning and hopping. She can’t wait to learn how to jump and spin in the air. Meghan is excited to skate in her first competition with her new program. She will be skating to “Stupid Cupid” at the ISI District IV Championships at the University of Delaware in April. The music program is 1-minute in length and will display her skating skills she has mastered from the Learn-to-Skate curriculum. She is also considering trying out for the UD synchronized skating team next season.

I plan to revisit this Skater of the Month
to update the journey of a beginner.

"My Coach" A Skater's Perspective
By: Meghan Campbell, age 5
Miss Elizabeth is the best teacher in the whole wide world.  I love that she teaches me new things
on the ice. She is always there to help me when I fall. She even tries to catch me before I fall when
when I'm learning something new.

Meghan's Coach" A Mother's Perspective
By: Sherri Campbell
The first time I met Elizabeth was when she taught Meghan's Learn to Skate class last Fall. I could
immediately see how well she works with young children. Since Meghan loves skating so much, I
was glad Elizabeth starting giving her private lessons. She always encourages Meghan to try new
things and overcome her tentativeness. Elizabeth is so patient with Meghan, even when Meghan
talks her ear off during her lesson.

Meghan PosingMeghan
Competitive Season 2008-2009
Competition Location
ISI District IV Championships Newark, DE
Pre-Alpha Freeskate
Sun, Sand & Skate 2009 Atlantic City, NJ Basic 4 Freeskate 4th

Tests Passed
Tots badge 1-4
Pre-Alpha 1-2 badge

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