WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The fledgling Doris I. Billow Figure Skating Club has produced its first champion. Six-year-old Brooke Krocker of Hagerstown won a silver medal this month for placing second in the tot's division in the Chesapeake Open Freestyle Competition in Baltimore.
One day, said Margy Everett, Krocker's coach and a member of the club's board of directors, an Olympic skater may get his or her start at the Doris I. Billow Ice Arena in Zullinger, Pa., the club's home rink.
Everett served as interim general manager of the rink from October to April.
Krocker's mother, Crystal Krocker, said her daughter loves to skate.
"The club is for everyone who likes to skate and Brooke can stay in it as long as she wants. It's her choice," she said.
Everett said the club was chartered in January and now has about 30 members, including 10 skaters ranging in age from tots to teens, and their parents. She's hoping to see it grow to 75 to 100 members by the end of the year, she said.