Jo Ann Schneider Farris

A Spiral on Ice Hockey Skates
A Spiral on Ice Hockey Skates. JO ANN Schneider Farris Personal Photos

  • Silver medalist along with Richard Griffin in the 1975 junior ice dancing competition at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships
  • U.S. Figure Skating double gold medalist
  • Author of two books on figure skating
  • Skating instructor since the early 1980s

Experience

Jo Ann Schneider Farris is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed 156 articles in nearly 10 years. She began skating as a young child and eventually earned status as a U.S. Figure Skating double gold medalist. In 1975, she won a silver medal in junior ice dancing at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. Since the early 1980s, she has coached and trained skaters of all ages and levels.

She is a member of the Professional Skaters Association, The Broadmoor Skating Club, Ice Skating Institute, and U.S. Figure Skating.

Awards & Publications

  • Won silver medal in the junior ice dancing competition at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in 1975 along with partner Richard Griffin
  • U.S. Figure Skating double gold medalist, a designation awarded for passing the highest levels of tests
  • Author of "How to Jump and Spin on In-Line Skates," published in 2000
  • Author of "My Skating Life: Fifty Plus Years of Skating," published in 2016

 

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