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Tuesday, Jul 23 2013 12:00 AM

Six-year-old skater brings home gold

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Emily Faith Rohe, 6, of Tehachapi recently took home three gold medals in figure skating competition in Channel Islands. Photo courtesy of Rohe family.

On June 30, 6-year-old Emily Faith Rohe of Tehachapi, competed in the ISI Summer Skate Fest Figure Skating Competition in Channel Islands. She competed in three events in her division (Alpha) and placed first in all three, receiving a perfect score of 5.0 in each event. She brought home three gold medals.

Her first time on the ice was this last December when Valley Oaks Charter School took a field trip to the ice rink. She stepped a very tiny, shaky foot on the ice and has loved it ever since.

Emily skates almost daily at the San Joaquin Community Hospital Ice Center in Bakersfield and is coached by Kalina Auch and Cory Frias. During the school semester she combines her training with gymnastics classes at Perfect 10 Gymnastics in Tehachapi.

This week she will go on to compete in the ISI Worlds Figure Skating Championships.

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