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Kelly Lansdell

Kelly Lansdell

Holiday Card 2015 Winner Landsdell

Kelly Lansdell Wins ISI Holiday Card Contest

Kelly Lansdell, who skates at The Rinks Westminster ICE in Westminster, Calif., is the winner of our 2015 ISI Holiday Card Creativity Contest. Kelly’s design depicts a warm, wintery scene, featuring a snowman, holiday décor, ice skates and a log cabin with a message above the door proclaiming, “Welcome To All Skaters” — a fitting message for ISI.

A 16-year-old high school junior, Kelly has been an ISI member for 10 years. She is an ISI FS 5 skater who has also passed her USFS tests for Novice Moves in the Field and Juvenile Freeskate. She skates daily, between private lessons, synchro team practice and off-ice training.

“I continue to have close friendships and skate with most of those skaters from my first team with ISI,” she says. “ISI showed me that I want to continue with this beautiful sport.”

Kelly enjoys skating because it makes her feel free and she gets to compete and travel. “It’s a wonderful feeling meeting other people from around the world who have the same interest as me, and I enjoy skating because of all the love and support I get from teammates every day,” she says.

While Kelly loves art, her favorite subjects in school include math and Japanese. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is a “link crew leader” who helps freshmen navigate through their first year of high school.

(Thank you to all who participated in this year’s contest.)

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