Humans of UWL: Jocelyn Buchholtz

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Jocelyn Buchholtz figure skating. Photo taken by Julia Balli.

Julia Balli, Managing Editor

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse sophomore, Jocelyn Buchholtz, is a psychology major and art therapy minor. Buchholtz recently passed her senior skating test, and received her gold medal in figure skating. “I have been skating for around 13 years. It has given me the confidence to be able to go out into the world and be who I want to be. I have found my best friends and myself through skating. I think skating will be something that will be a part of my life forever, after graduation I will probably not skate as much, but I would love to come back and do it every once and a while,” said Buchholtz.

“I work at the Green Island Ice Arena in La Crosse, the Omni Center in Onalaska and Twin Rivers in Tomah. I teach classes and I teach individual, private lessons as well. I particularly enjoy when kids I teach master a skill that they have been working on a long time, and looking at the excitement on their face after they get it. I think that is very rewarding as a coach, and as a skater myself, I know the feeling.”

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