Melissa Bulanhagui (see right), senior competitor representing the University of Delaware FSC, was at Lasker Rink in Central Park a few weeks ago to rehearse for an ice show called One Step Closer which will be held on March 27, 2010. I caught up with Melissa who's been pretty busy of late preparing for Eastern Sectionals (she came in first at South Atlantic Regionals), attending school part-time at the University of Delaware, and trying to keep a normal social schedule given that she's a fun-loving 19-year old! Right now she's focused on trying to make it to Spokane, Washington for U.S. Nationals in January by placing in the top four at sectionals. She's also balancing school and skating and has her long-term sights set on being the Philadelphia 76ers' physical therapist. She wants to help athletes overcome their injuries and just loves everything about sports. Best of luck to Melissa and her quest to make it to Nationals and the 76ers' team!
[EASTERN SECTIONALS UPDATE: Melissa came in 2nd at Eastern Sectionals and will be going to Nationals! See Melissa's artistry and athleticism in person at the One Step Closer benefit at Lasker Rink in Central Park on March 27.]