Katie McBeath among local skaters to perform at Public Square ice show
February 16, 2017
The 1:30 p.m. show is headlined by Olympic ice dancing champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who won gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The show will be emceed by Carol Heiss Jenkins, a 1960 Olympic gold medalist and Cleveland-based coach who has worked with numerous national, world and Olympic figure skating competitors.
McBeath is among a lineup of eight local skaters to be featured during the show. A 22-year-old Cuyahoga Community College student, McBeath earned national recognition in 2014, when she took home the silver medal at the U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships.
In addition to her silver medal at the U.S. college championships, McBeath is a two-time regional champion, six-time regional medalist, three-time U.S. national competitor and a figure skating instructor. She is a member of the Westminster Figure Skating Club, and an associate member of the Shaker Figure Skating Club and Winterhurst Figure Skating Club.
Other local skaters slated for Saturday’s event include Anya Cockrell of Berea-Midpark High School, Nathan Chapple of Solon High School, Jessica Sassano of St. Angela Merici Parish School, coach Chris Mattern, Megan Fox of Rocky River High School, Aly Pekkola of Cleveland State University and Camarie Schmidt of Rocky River High School.