Polina Edmunds Celebrates Olympic Day at Sharks Ice in San Jose - NBC Bay Area

Polina Edmunds Celebrates Olympic Day at Sharks Ice in San Jose



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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 19: Polina Edmunds of the United States reacts after competing in the Figure Skating Ladies' Short Program on day 12 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

    Bay Area skaters have the chance to twirl and glide with U.S. Figure Skating Olympian Polina Edmunds - San Jose's 16-year-old whiz on ice.

    The Archbishop Mitty soon-to-be junior will be at Sharks Ice - her home-training ground - on June 23 to celebrate Olympic Day - an event celebrated throughout the world. And the first 30 people who sign up will get to skate with Polina - and glean some tips - in a 15-minute class.

    Polina, who is determined to make it back to the next Olympic Games, is not only a phenomenal athlete - placing 9th in the Ladies Free Program- she has also been a community ambassador, and a hard-working student who even managed to finish her homework during the Sochi Olympics.

    Olympic Day is celebrated in more than 160 countries to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games and to promote fitness, well-being and Olympic ideals of "fair play, perseverance, respect, and sportsmanship."

    Olympic Day skating with Polina e event will be held on June 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  at Sharks Ice in San Jose 1500 S. 10th Street in San Jose. To sign up for the event please contact Carrie Benjamin. To learn more about Olympic Day, click here.