Milton resident Mrs. Barbara Hurwitz, wife of the late legendary Milton baseball coach Norm Hurwitz, has a lot to be proud of these days. Her granddaughter, Nicole Lee, will be competing in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships to be held in Omaha, Nebraska from January 20 - 27th, 2013.
Fifteen year old Nicole, a sophomore at Quincy High School, will represent the Skating Club of Boston in the Championship event. She will be skating in the pairs division at a championship novice level for the first time. Her partner is Tim Habeeb, 20, from Hanover, sophomore at Boston College. This will be the second time Tim has skated at a championship level and skates for the Colonial Figure Skating Club in Acton.
Nicole and Tim have only been skating together since April and their fast rise in the novice division is getting a lot of attention from the skating community. Earlier this month at the Eastern Sectional Championship, held in Hyannis, they medaled in the novice pairs level taking 4th place and was awarded the Pewter Medal. This event qualified them for the Championship competition.
Both Nicole and Tim train 4-5 days a week that includes 3 hours of on ice training and off ice conditioning to perfect their lift techniques. They are coached by Chad Brennan and Fred Palascak and their choreography is done by Sheryl Franks.
Nicole has been skating since she was able to put on a pair of skates and is coached by Ronna Gladstone and Suna Murray.
Nicole’s mother and father, Robin and Joe, are great supporters getting her to all her events and training. Robin is also a teacher and graduate of Milton High School.