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RiverBlades skaters racking up accomplishments

Edmundson (right) poses with famous figure skater Ashley Wagner. Photo courtesy of Amanda Truax1 / 2
Savanna Gray has worked for over a decade to pass her tests. Photo courtesy of Colleen Mckenzie2 / 2

Congratulations Alexis Edmundson on passing her US Figure Skating Junior Field Moves test in front of a panel of US Figure Skating appointed judges. Edmundson has been working on her USFS Field Moves tests for the past six years and this was her seventh test out of eight. She has one remaining test until she reaches her goal of becoming a US Figure Skating Gold Medalist. A prestigious award for an accomplished figure skater. Edmundson is coached by River Blades Skating School Director Amanda Truax and Carey Tinkelenberg, Northfield Skating School Director.

Edmundson also performed at the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday, May 5, with national, world and Olympic figure skaters with Stars on Ice. Truax was hired by US Figure Skating and Stars on Ice to coordinate the choreography for the youth routine to open the second half of the Stars on Ice show. Cassie Deilke-Schuemecker, an assistant coordinator for the youth routine is also an instructor at River Blades.

Savanna Gray also passed her US Figure Skating Gold Field Moves test in front of a panel of US Figure Skating appointed judges. Gray has worked over 10 years to pass eight of the tests to achieve the Gold Medalist ranking by US Figure Skating. She was the recipient of the Graduating Seniors Program Platinum Award distinction from the President of US Figure Skating. This past season, Savanna competed with Minnesota top elite Synchronized Skating Teams qualifying for Nationals and she has recently been accepted to Adrian College where she study and will skate on a Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team.