The Pawtucket and Providence Figure Skating Club, one of the oldest skating clubs in the nation, is sponsoring the Lee Ann Miele Synchronized Skating Open at URI”s Boss Arena on Saturday, February 23rd from 10:30 to 2:30.
The competition is named after the late LeeAnn (Migliaccio) Miele, a Narragansett resident, who pioneered the sport of Synchronized Skating and was a World Synchronized Skating Judge. She also was a National Judge for Singles and Dance. Her son, Gerald Miele, of Smithfield, also a National Skating Judge, and Club President, Gloria Haddad, of Seekonk, will be presenting the medals to the winners of each event.
The competition will bring 23 teams to URI from as far away as New York City and Texas. Also exhibiting will be a team from the Pawtucket and Providence Learn to Skate program. The event is open to the public. Tickets can be bought at the door and cost $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under age 12 and seniors. Children under age three are admitted free.