By Linda DuShane White
For inspiration look no further than GLAST where Project
Controls Manager Linda Price is when she is at SLAC. Before her workday
begins, Price can be found in Redwood City practicing for ice skating
competitions. Now 49 years old, Price began skating at 35 when she
sought "something fun" outside of work and school.
Linda Price (GLAST)
(Photo by Diana Rogers)
Once she got going, her "competitive juices started
flowing" and she did very well, undefeated in competitions for a year
and a half, winning a national championship in 1994. In 1995-97 she won
3 national medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze in her age category and skill.
She finds her approach to skating has changed over the
years. "Itís not all about the competition," says Price. "There is a
whole world of adults who skate together and support one another. Itís
like having a whole other family." Price also is grateful for the
wonderful coaches she has had, "Great human beings who really care."
In March she will go to the USFSA (United States Figure
Skating Association) in an artistic program where she will choose her
own music and make her own costume, "the more sparkly the better."
Priceís advice to those who want to find an avocation,
"You have to be passionate about something. Find a group who enjoys the
same thing." And best of all, you can do it at any age!
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