EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Mary Academy-Bay View junior Elizabeth Guarino, of Lincoln, recently earned the honor of skating as a member of Team USA 1 at the Synchronized Skating Junior World Challenge Cup being held in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in March 2014.
Ms. Guarino qualified as a member of the Hayden Synchronized Skating Team, the Lexettes, out of Lexington, Mass. She has been skating since the age of eight and has skated for the Hayden Teams for the past three years at the Novice level and now skates at the Junior level. This is the second consecutive year that the Lexettes have won this honor.
The selection was made at the Junior World Team Selection Competition held in conjunction with the Foot of the Lake Synchronized Skating Classic this month in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. In addition to the Junior World Challenge Cup, the Lexettes will be one of the teams to represent the USA in the Junior division at the French Cup in Rouen, France. This is an International Skating Union sanctioned event that the Lexettes were assigned to based on last season’s accomplishments.
Ms. Guarino traveled to Rouen last week to participate in this international competition, which ran from January 30 through February 1. In addition to skating with the Lexettes, Ms. Guarino also skates locally with the Pawtucket and Providence Figure Skating Club.