This is the Schneider-Farris Family's Blog. Keep up with what we are doing by logging into this site regularly! (The reason this site is called "Tragedy and Triumph" is that when I first founded this site, my husband, Dan, had been in a horrible accident, and he recovered. His recovery was a miracle! Go back to the 2005 archives to read our story.)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Photo of Dalilah - Before and After

I got a kick out of this photo of Dalilah! One photo shows her before the pairs compete and one shows her after everything is over. Go Dalilah!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Awards Photo 12-13-08

This didn't arrive until this past weekend. It shows how excited Katie Shipstad and Logan Bye (Bronze Medalists) and Rebekah and Joel Schneider-Farris (Silver Medalists) were just after they stepped off the awards podium!
What great memories these are!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

1-4-09 Broadmoor Skating Club Honors Junior National Competitors

These videos honor Rebekah and Joel and also our close friend Sam Anderson!

Skating 1-15-08

It's kind of lonely while Joel visits his grandparents in California....

Video of the Broadmoor Skating Club Bulletin Board Honors

Here's a video showing how the children were honored on the Broadmoor Skating Club Bulletin Board in December of 2008 and January of 2009. What a great memory!

Broadmoor Skating Club Bulletin Board

The Broadmoor Skating Club takes the time to recognize the club's skaters and their achievements. Rebekah and Joel were included in December of 2008 and January of 2009. I decided to take a photo of that special recognition for our memories! This was just so special!

Click on the photos of the board to enlarge.

Gazette Article 12-11-09

We didn't know about this until after the holiday season. Wow, did we get a lot of publicity!

Click on the article to enlarge.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Action Photo

I'm just so proud of Rebekah and Joel!

Joel thinks he looks handsome in this photo!

Click on the photo to enlarge.

Awards Photos

Aren't these fun to look at? Click on the actual photos to enlarge.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Rebekah and Joel's 2008-2009 Figure Skating Achievements

Rebekah and Joel Schneider-Farris achieved the following in 2008-2009

Competition achievements:

2008 Lake Placid Dance Championships:

Silver Medalists Juvenile Dance

2008 INDY Challenge

Pewter Medalists Juvenile Pairs

2008 Pikes Peak Classic

Gold Medalists - Juvenile Compulsory Dance

Silver Medalists - Juvenile Free Dance

Silver Medalists - Juvenile Pairs

2009 Midwesterns

Silver Medalists - Juvenile Dance (out of 18 dance teams)

Bronze Medalists - Juvenile Pairs (out of 11 pairs teams)

Qualified for the US Junior Championships in BOTH Dance and Pairs

2009 US Junior Championships

2009 US Juvenile Dance Silver Medalists!

(Also, placed 9th in US Juvenile Pairs out of 17 teams total)

Monday, January 05, 2009

We Had a Special Treat - Tai Babilonia!

I began figure skating in the 1960s! When I was a little girl, my family skated at Culver City Ice Arena. One of the many skaters at "our rink" was a little girl named Tai Babilonia. Tai went on to be a world and national pair skating champion.

Over New Year's Day weekend 2009, Tai came to Colorado to mentor U.S. National Pair skating champions, Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker. I got asked to write an article about Tai's trip for!

The children were thrilled to meet Tai and we took many photos. Here's one of my favorites.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Went Skiing on New Year's Day 2009!

We went skiing on New Year's Day 2009! Annabelle took this photo of me. I think this show how much I enjoy the Colorado outdoors!

I took this photo of Annabelle. Rebekah and Joel skied away before I could get photos of them. Dan slept in the car!

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Jo Ann Schneider Farris has participated in skating for most of her life as a competitor, coach, and author.