Local figure skaters to compete with synchro team at French Cup

Allison Whiting, xxx and Emily Halvorson in Detroit.

Allison Whiting, Allison Whiting and Emily Halvorson in Detroit.

 

Three members of the Elk River Figure Skating Club will compete in an international synchronized skating meet, the French Cup, next weekend.

Emily Halvorson, 17, Allison Hanson, 17, and Allison Whiting, 16, all of Elk River, are members of Team Braemar, which represents the USA, said Lee Whiting, Allison’s father.

Team Braemar placed third in a meet at Detroit last week to earn the berth in the 125-team competition that will take place in Rouen, France, about 70 miles from Paris.
The girls, all from Elk River, made the 20-member team six months ago in tryouts. They have been practicing 20 to 25 hours per week in Edina since Thanksgiving.

Team Braemar, representing the USA at the French Cup this weekend.

Team Braemar, representing the USA at the French Cup this weekend.

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