Maplewood Girl Skates for Gold

July 10, 2012, 2:15 p.m. (ET)

Local roller figure skaters compete for the chance to become National Champions.


For 17-year-old Julia Harvey of Maplewood, she’s come a long way since she began skating competitively 6 years ago. “When I first went out, I completely forgot my routine,” said Harvey. “I just rolled around in circles… thinking, ‘I’m probably not going to stick with this.’ The second night, I went out for the other event and I did really well.” After that first bout with nerves, Harvey continued to excel as skater. At Nationals on July 23, she will compete for a spot at the World Championships for the sixth time.

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