Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White performed in Public Square

Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White perform in Public Square

Meryl Davis and Charlie White won Gold in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.The figure skating champions were the featured performers at a free public performance at the Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink on Saturday.

Hundreds of people attended the event, on a picture perfect day in Cleveland. The 45 minute performance was presented by Public Square.

Winterhurst Figure Skating Club Member and Coach, Carol Heiss Jenkins, a 1960 U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Winner, was the emcee for the show. The event also featured a number of award-winning local figure skaters from area Figure Skating Clubs.


Performer Lineup:


Carol Heiss Jenkins- Announcer

U. S. Olympic Gold Medal Champion, 1960 U. S. Olympic Silver Medalist, 1956 5 X World Champion 4 X United States Champion Coach of National, World, and Olympic Figure Skating Competitors United States and World Figure Skating Hall of Fame Member United States Olympic Hall of Fame Member Winterhurst Figure Skating Club Member and Coach Married to U. S. Olympic Gold Medal Champion, Hayes A. Jenkins

Katie McBeath - Soloist


Age: 22 Attends:  Tri-C Community College Westminster Figure Skating Club Member Associate member Shaker Figure Skating Club and Winterhurst Figure Skating Club Gold Medalist – Moves & Freestyle 2 X Regional Champion 6 X Regional Medalist 3 X Sectional Medalist Collegiate National Silver Medalist 3 X U. S. National Competitor - Senior Ladies New Team USA Member Learn to Skate & Private Lesson Instructor


Anya Cockerell - Soloist & Group Number


Age: 17 Attends:  Berea-Midpark High School Winterhurst Figure Skating Club Member Gold Medalist – Moves & Freestyle 4 X Sectional Competitor 2 X U. S. National Competitor 3 X U. S. National Bronze Medalist - Junior South African National Competitor U. S. National First Alternate - Senior Ladies


Nathan Chapple - Soloist


Age: 17 Attends: Solon High School Shaker Figure Skating Club Member Gold Medalist - Moves 4 X Eastern Great Lakes Regional Medalist 4 X Midwestern Sectional Competitor

Jessica Sassano - Pair Routine


Age: 13 Attends: St. Angela Merici Parish School Winterhurst Figure Skating Club Member U. S. National Pewter Medalist – Juvenile Pairs U. S. National Theatre on Ice Pewter Medalist - Senior Level Showcase National Competitor Guest Performer at launch of Dubai’s Ice Rink Skating Academy

Chris Mattern, Coach - Pair Routine


Age: 38 Freestyle and Pair Coach 3 X National Coach  3 X National Medalist Gold Medalist - Moves, Freestyle & Pairs U. S. National Theatre on Ice Pewter Medalist - Senior Level Principal performer - Russian Ballet on Ice and Disney on Ice as Simba Winterhurst Figure Skating Club Member and Coach 7K Academy Coach Co-Founder of C.A.N.I. Skate LTS Guest Performer at launch of Dubai’s Ice Rink Skating Academy


Megan Fox - Group Number


Age:  16 Attends:  Rocky River High School Winterhurst Figure Skating Club Member Gold Medalist - Moves & Freestyle Ice Diamonds Member - Intermediate Team U. S. National Theatre on Ice Pewter Medalist - Senior Level


Aly Pekkola - Group Number


Age: 19 Attends:  Cleveland State University Winterhurst Figure Skating Club Member Gold Medalist - Moves Regional Competitor U. S. National Theatre on Ice Pewter Medalist - Senior Level Numerous Ice Show Performances Learn to Skate Instructor


Camarie Schmidt - Group Number


Age: 16 Attends:  Rocky River High School Winterhurst Figure Skating Club Member Gold Medalist – Moves at age 11.5  Regional Competitor Showcase National Competitor U. S. National Theatre on Ice Pewter Medalist - Senior Level Numerous Ice Show Performances Learn to Skate Instructor

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