MORRISTOWN, NJ - Hard work and countless hours on the ice has paid off for six ice skaters who will be heading to Detroit, Michigan to participate in the United States Figure Skating Juvenile Nationals. Of the 48 national competitors, six are from Mennen Sports Arena.
Dalila DeLaura Bickenbach (of Chatham), Isabella Bickenbach (of Chatham), Drake Ton (of Forest Hills, NY), Ryan Xie (of Hillsborough), Antonio Manaco (of Whitehouse Station), and Ava Ziegler (of Dover) will join the best of the best from across the country this upcoming January. These six skaters, ranging from 11 - 13 years of age, are all members of The Skating Club of Morris headquartered at Mennen Sports Arena or train at Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township.
“The dedication and passion these skaters bring at such a young age is truly an inspiration,” says Whitney Trif, Skating School Administrator at Mennen Sports Arena. “We are already so proud of what they have accomplished, and this is just the beginning.”
Juvenile Pacific Coast Sectional Silver Medalists Isabella Bickenbach and Drake Tong will be competing in the Juvenile Dance Team category, while Juvenile Eastern Sectional Gold Medalists Dalila DeLaura and Ryan Xie represent the Juvenile Pairs Team. Competing in the Juvenile Boys category is Juvenile North Atlantics Bronze Medalist and Juvenile Eastern Sectional Bronze Medalist Antonio Manaco, and Juvenile North Atlantics Gold Medalist and Juvenile Eastern Sectional Gold Medalist Ava Ziegler represents Juvenile Girls.