Jo Ann Schneider Farris

Jo Ann Schneider Farris has written hundreds of articles about skating.  Her articles have been published in SKATING Magazine, The Professional Skater, Recreational Ice Skating, and have been included in US Figure Skating Online,,, and  She has been's Guide to Figure Skating since 2006.  In 2010, Jo Ann represented at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  She has been a competitive skater and skating coach, and has directed both Ice Skating Institute and U.S. Figure Skating programs. In addition, her own three children are competitive figure skaters who have competed multiple times in both pair skating and ice dancing at the regional, sectional, and junior national levels.  In addition, Jo Ann is the author of How to Jump and Spin on Inline Skates.  She is a member of U.S. Figure Skating, Ice Skating Institute, the Professional Skaters Association, and the Broadmoor Skating Club.

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