Vahe Gregorian

February 5, 2014 8:43 PM

U.S. skating champion Gracie Gold took first strides to Sochi in Springfield

It’s well-known that U.S. figure skating champion Gracie Gold was born in Newton, Mass., and thus it’s widely assumed she started the sport on some convenient neighborhood pond. But the truth is Gracie learned to skate while growing up in Missouri. As a girl, Gracie was star-struck watching skaters spin at a rink in Springfield. “And she told me that’s what she wanted to do,” said her mother, Denise.

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