If Sage Williams isn’t the finest figure skater in town, she’s certainly Carbondale’s best 15-year-old skater. And around here, that’s a hard trick to master.
Williams is currently preparing to perform in an invitational “Fantastiks” show, sponsored by the Denver Figure Skating Club on March 10-13. Her program will include several spins: a camel spin, a flying camel, a sit spin and a catch-foot spin. Williams also jumps; she can manage a double Salchow and can land a single Axel, the most technically-difficult jump among the six types of jumps in figure skating.
Williams began figure skating three-and-a-half years ago with pond skating, then skating on the rodeo arena rink, a local venue that lasts only as long as temperatures stay below freezing. The ice there can be a bit bumpy for figure skating because of rain, snow, melting and cracking, and also because hockey games can chop it up.
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