On December 1 2005, Amanda Bates from North Suburban conquered the top of figure skating's test structure. Passing the Senior Freeskating test and the 15 tests that must precede it is a tremendously difficult task that requires years and years of dedicated work, and a great deal of skill. Only a small percentage of skaters can claim this great prize, and very few among the general public can claim any other accomplishment of comparable effort. Pictured with Amanda is her coach Candace Kuk-LaFerle.
To every skater that successfully meets this challenge, and especially to Amanda on this special day, Congratulations !!!